BALTIMORE (WJZ)—In just a few months, Baltimore City’s first casino will open its doors. Now several local restaurants are getting in on the action.

Jessica Kartalija has the details.

Construction is well underway downtown at the new Horseshoe Casino.

Just recently, Guy Fieri, host of “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” announced he’ll open Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen.

“The cool thing about Baltimore is people really enjoy food up there,” Fieri said.

Now, five Maryland-based restaurants will be part of the restaurant scene–with a casual dining area inside the casino called Baltimore Marketplace.

“We think it’s unique. It’s a little bit different. Most casinos have a buffet, but we’re taking the best of Baltimore and making sure we put it inside the building,” said Alex Dixon, Horseshoe Casino vice president.

Heavy Seas–of Clipper City Brewing– will be prominently featured. Other vendors include Lenny’s Deli, Mamma Ilardo’s, The Mallow Bar, and Tarks Grill will open Tarks at The Shoe.

“We are going to have the first 24-hour liquor license in the city of Baltimore,” Dixon said. “This is going to be pretty unique for us to be able to have the size, scope and scale of the unique dining options like the marketplace offers.”

The restaurants featured in the Baltimore Marketplace will join Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen and Bar, as well as Johnny Sanchez–a collaboration by Food Network chefs John Besh and Aaron Sanchez.

“Baltimore is one of those cities that is really going through a renaissance right now, and it’s really exciting to be down here,” Sanchez said.

The casino and restaurants are expected to officially open in late August/early September.

The Horseshoe is a casino brand of Caesars Entertainment.

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