Jack & Zach Food opens at the Woman's Industrial Exchange
By By Richard Gorelick
The Baltimore Sun|
Nov 22, 2011 | 9:05 AM
Jack and Zach Food has opened in the lower-level Woman's Industrial Exchange where Sofi's Crepes was until recently.
Jack is Jack Neill, 22, and Zachary is Zachary Schoettler, 21. They are alarmingly young. Baltimore natives, Neill and Schoettler met while attending the Baltimore School for the Arts, where they were in the visual arts program.
Jack and Zach Food doubles a cafe and a commissary/sales outlet for the guys' pickled vegetables, sausages and vegetable patties, which they've been selling at area farmers' markets.
"We're taking things on step at time," Neill said about the two-man operation. "We want this to be a neighborhood place."
For now, Jack and Zach Food is open on weekdays for breakfast (homemade granola) and lunch (hummus sandwiches, sausages sandwiches). There is small square counter for people who want to eat in. Before Sofi's used this space, which uses a Pleasant Street entrance, it was where single patrons of the Woman's Industrial Kitchen used to eat. Neill's grandmorther was having a nice lunch when I dropped by on Monday.