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]

Beach House Releases ‘Lemon Glow,’ Announces Forthcoming Album

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As a Valentine’s Day gift to Baltimore and the rest of the world, local dream-pop duo Beach House released the new track “Lemon Glow” last night. The synths and distorted guitar notes give the band’s signature a trippy edge and slight sense of foreboding, both welcome additions to Beach House’s melange of drum machine beats, Alex Scally’s swirling guitars, and Victoria Legrand’s keys and supple vocals.

Event Pick: Eat Your Valentine’s Day Feelings at Junkluck

Snake Charm. Image via Facebook.

For some, Valentine’s Day presents a chance to get all romantic with the ones we love. For others, it is a reminder of being alone, and that calls for the comfort of eating and drinking whatever the hell you want.

Majority of County Council Objects to New Dulaney; Lansdowne Community Seeks New School

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Six of the Baltimore County Council’s seven members yesterday sent a memo to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz opposing his promise to build a new Dulaney High School, saying the decision should be made by the successive administration, according to multiple reports.

Event Pick: Celebrate Mardi Gras in Baltimore

Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2007. Photo by Mondo Kayo, via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s Fat Tuesday, the annual celebration of excess before Lent kicks off, or just another chance to party for the non-religious. While Baltimore won’t be going as hard as New Orleans, there’s still places to celebrate.

Hundreds of Thousands of Baltimoreans Would be Affected by Trump’s SNAP Plan



A map of “high priority food access areas,” formerly called food deserts, from the city’s 2018
Food Environment Report.

A new budget proposal from the Trump administration would cut benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in half and instead send recipients a “USDA America’s Harvest Box” with “shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.”

The Bygone, Ida B’s and Others Make Eater’s List of Baltimore’s Best New Restaurants

Eater’s Heat Map of Baltimore’s 12 Hottest New Restaurants.

There’s been plenty of talk lately about restaurants in Baltimore closing. Eater acknowledged as much in its new list, “The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Baltimore.”

Even Diageo Doesn’t Support the Beer Bill That Would Help its Guinness Brewery in Md.

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Guinness parent company Diageo came out against a recently introduced Maryland bill that would limit the amount of beer craft breweries can produce while allowing a forthcoming Guinness brewery in Baltimore County to remain unscathed.

Pugh: The Media is Actually Good

Mayor Pugh addresses the media on Feb. 7, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

In an interview with Fox45’s Paul Gessler this afternoon, Mayor Catherine Pugh gave a warmer assessment of the media compared with her remarks last week at an event hosted by Baltimore magazine.

Report: Councilman Questions Fiscal Responsibility of Building New Dulaney High

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Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk in a new interview with WYPR questioned the fiscal prudence of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s recent decision to build a new Dulaney High School in Timonium.

Smithsonian Unveils Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Michelle Obama

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After walking hand in hand across the stage at the National Portrait Gallery, Michelle Obama and Amy Sherald pulled down a black curtain to reveal the Baltimore artist’s portrait of the former first lady.