Team behind Papi’s Tacos in Hampden eyes mid-March opening

Photo by Brandon Weigel

Baltimore restaurateur Charlie Gjerde says his team is “coming down the home stretch” for its anticipated Papi’s Tacos location in Hampden, and is tentatively eyeing an opening in mid-March.

Nepenthe now has beers to-go, and Union and DuClaw are rolling out new brews

Photo by Ethan McLeod

A minor, but welcome update for you Baltimore-area craft beer lovers: The city’s newest brewery up on Falls Road is now selling its rotating brews to-go.

Senate, House weigh bills changing Board of Regents makeup

Then-chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents James T. Brady announces the board’s recommendation to retain former Maryland football coach DJ Durkin on Oct. 30, 2018, in Baltimore. (Daniel Oyefusi/Capital News Service)

By Daniel Oyefusi
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The University System of Maryland Board of Regents structure would be altered and its decision-making would be made more public under legislation the state Senate and House of Delegates are considering.

Towson church announces rally following bigoted vandalism of signs

The sanctuary at Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson. Image via Facebook.

The Maryland Presbyterian Church will hold a rally on Sunday to show support for the local LGBTQ+, Muslim and immigrant communities after a vandal defaced several signs outside the house of worship.

Councilman’s survey of BPD highlights problems with training, morale—though it’s not exactly scientific

The top half of an infographic for Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer’s survey of Baltimore police officers.

It was frustration that prompted Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer to try and take the pulse of the Baltimore Police Department’s rank and file. The 5th District councilman says a few months ago, during a Baltimore City Council committee hearing, he asked BPD leadership for data showing whether a departmental move to deploy District Detective Unit officers to patrol spots had effectively reduced crime.

Leaders could not provide a data-backed answer, Schleifer said.

Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as fun as a college party, but with much better food


Gypsy’s Truckstaurant is as much fun as a college party, but its menu of global street food is a whole lot better than anything you’d find in an average campus kitchen.

Hot Plate: Kentucky Nights fundraiser at Mt. Washington Tavern, Vida & Jailbreak team up for beer and tacos, Valentine’s Day continues at Ampersea & Winecream

Mt. Washington Tavern hosts its 5th annual Kentucky Nights bourbon tasting this week, benefiting the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

With Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, behind us, local restaurateurs could be taking a much-deserved break. But they’re not! This week brings a handful of fun events benefitting great causes, plus a few opportunities to check out interesting wines, beers and bourbons.

Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Planning for Summer Fun Starts Now!


Summer at FriendsCold, snow, and ice have been the talk of the town this week. Amid the school closings and delays, it can be hard to think about what your child will be doing when school lets out in June. Summer at Friends has been the camp for Baltimore children for more than half a century; and with co-ed programs for campers ages 4 to 13, there’s something for everyone.

All Summer at Friends programs include a blend of indoor and outdoor activities, with a well-rounded schedule that keeps campers excited and engaged. Friends’ 35 acre campus houses everything campers need, so there’s no need to travel!