Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Wednesday that he will allow indoor and outdoor dining to resume starting Friday at a limited capacity.
In the meantime, members of the Ravens organization have stepped up to help support restaurants that have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Players such as cornerback Marlon Humphrey and left tackle Ronnie Stanley, along with defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale and the family of general manager Eric DeCosta, have all donated thousands as part of a movement coordinated by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood owner John Minadakis to help local restaurants and bars. Humphrey and Stanley donated $10,000 each.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the GoFundMe established by Minadakis has raised over $160,000 in just two days. The movement, inspired by Dave Portnoy & The Barstool Fund, a fundraiser created to assist small business owners, will use its proceeds to assist Sliders Bar & Grille, The Chasseur, G & A Restaurant, The Angle Inn and Shotti’s Point Charm City.
“The most beautiful part of this town is its ability to rise up and come together when facing adversity,” Minadakis wrote on the GoFundMe page. “Let’s do the right thing, and ensure we are able to enjoy a delicious meal and cold beer together when things return to normal.”