If you have been to any of the farmers markets in the Baltimore area you have met Eula McDowell and hopefully tasted any one of her Savory Bean Soups and Nikki Lewis with her trip down sweet street Mallow Crunchies (formerly Mallow Munchies). A dream, a vision, a belief and a strong following has led both these culinary nomads to their own permanent homes opening this week.
Eula McDowell’s Big Bean Theory has a solid roof over its head in the Owings Mills Malls food court. From her Lentil Gumbo with Veggies to her Veggie Mushroom & Black Bean Burger with Cucumber and Dill are just some of the selections that will delight the vegan and vegetarian. It is all about the bean; Lentil Loaf with Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Herbs and Greens or Lentil Lasagna with Mushrooms. Take home her Black Bean and Mango Salsa, Red Bean Hummus, Chick Pea Cookie Dough Dip, or Red Bean Bread Pudding. Eat in, take home – The Big Bean Theory is open for business.
Not everything is vegan or vegetarian. Eula does an amazing Fish Fry every Friday. The fish battered in bean flour, fried, is accompanied with creamy macaroni and cheese, smashed sweet potatoes with herbs, roasted string beans or green medley. Eula is promising to offer up cooking classes.
The Big Bean Theory
Owings Mills Mall – Food Court
10300 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Nikki Lewis, creator of the rice cereal treats; Mallow Crunchies officially opens her Mallow Bar in small strip mall in Rosedale this Saturday, February 25th- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.The first 25 customers receive a free Mallow Crunchie, and they will have samples and giveaways throughout the day. A dessert café offering the deliciously sweet treat Mallow Crunches in all flavors: Original, Dipped (dark chocolate), Toffee Nut (salted cashews and sweet toffee), CaraMallow (handmade caramel), Crunch (popcorn and candy-coated chocolates), and Trail (original with dried cranberries and toasted pumpkinseeds). Mallow Crunchies are handmade with Kosher gelatin and contain no preservatives.
Additional treats will be provided by local favorites such as Infused Spreads, Dirty Carrots, MouthParty Caramels, Michele’s Granola, Zeke’s coffee and Teaz LLC. There will be a selection of vegan desserts as well.
Can’t make it to the Mallow Bar, her treats are available at local retailers and farmers markets – check HERE for locations or purchase on line.
8767-A Philadelphia Road
Facebook: TheMallow Bar