Hopkins students have a burrito fix; 818 Market, on its “last legs”, requests a change of liquor license; and State Fare gets loud in Catonsville – Baltimore Sun

I have confidence that the next generation is ready and able to meet the many challenges their ancestors left for them. Climate change. The sea level rises.

Overstuffed burritos.

A team of students from Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering invented Tastee Tape, an “edible adhesive” that ensures a sandwich stays in place. according to a Hub article.

The students, senior engineers Tyler Guarino, Marie Eric, Rachel Nie and Erin Walsh, spent months studying adhesives and researching edible alternatives. They tested a wide variety of ingredients before landing on their final recipe. The prototypes are rectangular strips attached to sheets of waxed paper and activated with water.

What’s inside ? The students apply for a patent and refused to say so.

“What I can say is that all of its ingredients are safe to consume, are food grade, and are common food and dietary additives,” Guarino said.

the 818 Market The saga took another twist this week, with co-owner Dan Zakai telling the Baltimore County Liquor Authority that the business is on its “last legs.”

You would be forgiven for being confused.

The owners of 818 Market announced earlier this year that they were changing ownership. A Baltimore County official told me at the time that the owners of another nearby restaurant, State Tariffwould resume operations.

But that deal fell through, according to attorney David Mister, who represented 818 Market in a Baltimore County Liquor Board hearing on Monday, where Zakai and his partner Pat Baldwin appeared to be asking for a tough amendment. of their liquor license.

Mister described the change as a last-ditch attempt to save 818 Market, a restaurant and gourmet grocery store, which is currently closed. “Unfortunately, even with this change, there is no guarantee that he will be successful,” Mister told the stewards.

The company is heavily in debt. Last month, two separate judgments were issued against 818 Market and Zakai and Baldwin for nonpayment of state loans. They owe the state of Maryland more than $5 million.

A spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development confirmed that the restaurant participated in its business loan program, Neighborhood BusinessWorks.

She added, “The Department has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the assets of the State of Maryland and is currently undergoing the loss mitigation process with reference to these loans.”

The restaurant also received nearly $900,000 from the federal program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Zakai said they invested around $10 million in the restaurant, including an expensive rehabilitation of the property itself. According to online property records, the restaurant building at 818 Frederick Road is valued at approximately $2.3 million.

Monsieur told the stewards that “the next step is seizure”.

Before the Zakai and Baldwin opened in 2020, Mister said, “The concept sounded really great.” But it never took off as they had hoped.

Under its new “Class D” tavern license, 818 Market will not be required to ensure that food constitutes the bulk of the company’s sales. The concept would also work with lighter staff, which the owners say has been a problem at a time of widespread labor shortages in the hospitality industry. Zakai said they plan to reopen with a slightly smaller workforce of around 15 people to serve a limited menu of burgers and hot dogs.

The Baltimore County Liquor Board granted Zakai and Baldwin the new liquor license. I tried to speak with the owners after the hearing in Towson on Monday, but they walked away without answering my questions.

Meanwhile, it sounds like the music to State Tariffjust down the street from 818 Market, ruffles a few feathers among Catonsville residents.

Cameron Coblentz told the liquor board that live music coming from State Fare is a real problem – he can hear bands playing from his house half a mile away. In the past year, he has called the police 10 times about it. Another neighbour, Josh Jackson, said he felt intimidated by restaurant supporters after they spoke out against the loud music.

In response to their complaints, restaurant co-owner Keith Holsey, who does not own 818 Market, and his lawyer Tom Coale, presented about 175 letters in support of the business and added that the restaurant had installed acoustic tiles to dampen noise and had begun taking decibel surveys to measure sound levels. They noted that Catonsville has been named an arts and entertainment district, so loud music would apparently come with the territory.

The liquor board ultimately dismissed the suit, allowing State Fare to retain its liquor license. But President Susan Green encouraged Coblentz and Jackson to circulate a petition among their neighbors if the problems persisted.

“We’re not trying to shut it down,” Coblentz said later. “I don’t want to hear [music] in my house watching TV and trying to sleep.

You can no longer order alcohol delivery from Penny’s Carryout at Dundalk. The company had its delivery privileges revoked after delivering alcohol to a minor.

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