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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Pikesville welcomes La Food Marketa: Flavors of the Americas

The spinoff of Hampden’s successful The Food Market, La Food Marketa opens its doors, Thursday, September 8th for dinner at Quarry Lake off Greenspring Avenue featuring the flavors of the Americas.  Chef owner Chad Gauss states, “The menu will include smaller plates  chiquita and “pequeño - items like cilantro tuna, buffalo chicken taquitos, roasted lamb ribs, secret nachos (complete with squeeze bottle cheese) and larger grande dishes like Corona shrimp, beef tenderloin tostada, “la meatloaf” - veal, beef, peppers, onion, mesquite rice, roasted salsa verde - and veggie burger enchiladas and more. Guests can build tacos using everything from lamb barbacoa to tequila beef short ribs to ahi tuna and crispy fish.” Chad adds, “And, yes, we’ll also serve simply grilled meats and fish - and of course, we’ll have a bangin’ burger.”

La Food Marketa’s head chef is longtime Food Market employee, John Bedingfield. Chad says of John, “He started at the bottom, learning the ropes in the kitchen at The Food Market. We have a similar style and it makes perfect sense to incorporate him to lead the effort here.”

Tying in the flavors of the Americas, their full bar  is offering margaritas, mojitos and sangrias by the glass and the pitcher, a full cocktail menu and beers. Opening drafts include Union Craft Brewing Duckpin, Dogfish Namaste, National Bohemian and Dos Equis. Two signature cocktails give a nod to the restaurant’s location: The Pikesville Colada - Cruzan white rum, mango puree, agave nectar, chipotle syrup, lime and The Greenspringer - reposado tequila, lime, cilantro, avocado, cayenne & salt rim. Those who do not imbibe will not be left out, non-alcoholic drinks include Stubborn fountain sodas, Mexican sodas, Jarritos sodas - tamarind, lime, fruit punch, grapefruit - as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Reservations can be made via OpenTable or call the restaurant 410 415-0606
La Food Marketa –Quarry Lake at Greenspring – 2620 Quarry Lake Drive – Baltimore, MD  21209

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