Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Philly favorite Tony Luke’s coming to Horseshoe Casino

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Tony Luke’s, an acclaimed spot for Philadelphia’s signature cheesesteak sandwich, is coming to Baltimore in February.

The self-proclaimed “Real Taste of South Philly” is opening a location “late next month” in the Horseshoe Casino’s Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of food stalls on the first floor, the casino announced today.

Horse Lords announce new album, ‘The Common Task’

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Local avant-garde rock band Horse Lords is back with their first album since 2016’s “Interventions.”

The four-piece today announced the release of fourth album “The Common Task,” due out March 13 on Northern Spy Records. As a teaser, the band put out a first single, “Fanfare for Effective Freedom,” out on Bandcamp.

José Andrés bringing taco stall to Johns Hopkins

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Celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés is opening a new restaurant on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Butterfly Tacos y Tortas, as its called, will be a fast-casual spot serving food inspired by the street culture of Mexico City.

Baltimore County announces new data center, targeted policing to combat crime

Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, center, speaks as Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., second from right, and council members Israel “Izzy” Patoka, left, and Julian E. Jones Jr., right, look on. Credit: Baltimore County Police Department.

After seeing an 85 percent increase in homicides last year, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt today announced a new Real Time Crime Center and an increase in discretionary spending for police to combat violent crime.

Olszewski said the new public safety plan is a “deliberate and decisive response” to the 50 homicides in the county last year, a total that surpassed the previous high of 43 killings in 1992, seven years after the FBI began collecting local data on violent crime.

Young begins search for new DPW director

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With DPW Director Rudy Chow leaving his post on Feb. 1, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today launched a national search for a new head of the agency.

On the day Chow leaves, Deputy Director Matt Garbark will become acting director, according to the city charter.

Bin 604 in Harbor East plans move, expansion

A rendering of the new signage for Bin 604 at Liberty Harbor East. Courtesy of Harbor East Management Group.

Since the early 2000s, Bin 604 Wine Sellers and Whole Foods Markets have been neighbors in Harbor East, some of the first retail establishments to open in the neighborhood.

So now that Whole Foods is nearing the opening date for its new, bigger location in the Liberty Harbor East building just down the street, it’s only fitting Bin 604 is following the grocer over.