Hot off the press release which I will admit is a copy and paste because I'm heading out the door and wanted you to have the info ASAP. Horseshoe Casino has chosen five area restaurant to complete the casual dining choices at the property.
Called the Baltimore Marketplace, located on the first floor of Horseshoe Baltimore, will consist of Heavy Seas, the Mallow Bar, Tark’s at the ‘Shoe, Lenny’s Deli and Pie-Zetta.
“We’re pleased to bring several of the area’s most popular restaurateurs together to create the Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of great casual dining venues for our guests to enjoy,” said Horseshoe Baltimore Vice President of Food and Beverage Robert Viox. “Our Baltimore Marketplace concept will feature a full range of flavors and fare. By bringing these area restaurants into the casino, we are creating a unique venue that incorporates great companies that will be familiar to many of our guests.”
Heavy Seas, founded by prominent local brewer Hugh Sisson, offers a bevy of well-balanced and interesting beers as well as some of the best casual fare in the area – from burgers to mussels to ham hush puppies. Sisson, who for 23 years has co-hosted a weekly radio show on Maryland’s NPR network, is an acknowledged expert in the art of food and beer pairings and brings his passion for great food to Horseshoe Baltimore.
The Mallow Bar, founded by Baltimore Farmers’ Market regular Nikki Lewis, is a self-described “crispy treat dessert café,” offering a large selection of their flagship item, Mallow Crunchies (artisan crispy treats) and Mallow Softies (handmade marshmallow). The Mallow Bar will feature gourmet specialty coffees and additional dessert offerings including pastries, pies and gelato, many from local producers.
Tark’s at the ‘Shoe is modeled on the traditional American bistro, with an emphasis on chicken specialties and local seafood favorites. Tark’s specialty items include jumbo lump crab cakes, fried chicken, fresh-cut French fries and soups made daily.
Lenny’s Deli has been feeding Baltimore-area residents since 1985. With three locations – in Harborplace, on Lombard Street and in Owings Mills – Lenny’s is the place to go for the ultimate corned beef sandwich, pastrami, hot dogs and all your deli favorites, as well as, all day breakfast offerings.
Mamma Ilardo’s is the fastest-growing pizza-by-the-slice chain, and at Horseshoe Baltimore the company will be introducing a new concept called Pie-Zetta, where guests can custom order a personal pizza. Founded in 1976, the company now operates 54 restaurants in 16 states. The Towson-based business was recently named of the “Hot 100 Pizza Companies” in the annual listing by Pizza Today magazine. Attention to quality and great service has resulted in Mamma Ilardo’s being selected as one of the top companies in the first annual Bond’s Top 50 Food Service Franchises publication.