Brandon Weigel


A recent history of Mount Vernon, according to The New York Times


On Tuesday, The New York Times published a real estate story about a Baltimore neighborhood on the come-up thanks to the elbow grease of determined residents banding together to save their patch of a woefully troubled city.

That neighborhood was Mount Vernon. No, that is not a typo.

Ravens slash concession prices, making some beers as cheap as $5 (!)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Joining teams like the Atlanta Falcons and our very own Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens announced today they are cutting prices on 21 food and beverage options at M&T Bank Stadium.

The move also includes 12 oz. cans of Bud Light and Miller Lite for the very reasonable price of $5. Domestic draughts and 16 oz. domestic cans go from $8.50 to $7, and premium brews of the same size go from $9.50 to $8. Spirits go down one dollar, to $9.

It’s still cheaper to tailgate of course, but think of it this way: It’s now easier on the wallet to keep riding your pregame buzz.

Q&A: Stronach Group’s Tiffani Steer talks changes at this year’s Preakness, the future of Pimlico and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

Calling earlier this week from the middle of the Pimlico Race Course, Tiffani Steer says the infield still looks like a bit of a construction site. There’s obviously a considerable amount of work that goes into putting on an event the size of the Preakness, happening Saturday, but this year the Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico and Laurel Park, among other tracks, is reconfiguring both the corporate village and the music festival area.

Event Pick: Start the Preakness party at Mt. Washington Tavern


Apparently we’re in for yet another damp day at Old Hilltop for the Preakness. But that shouldn’t stop people from enjoying the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, and the party gets started tonight at the Mt. Washington Tavern.

Mayor, city solicitor defend proposed ethics rules exemption to raise private money

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis addresses the media on May 16, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Solicitor Andre Davis defended the mayor’s plans to seek an exemption from ethics rules so she can raise private money to fund city programs without needing approval in each instance.

Pugh says she owns De Sousa pick, plans to expand vetting process and focus on reducing violence

Mayor Catherine Pugh addressed the media on May 16, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

A day after Darryl De Sousa resigned from his post as Baltimore Police Department commissioner, Mayor Catherine Pugh said during her weekly press conference that she owns the selection and promised to expand the vetting process.

Wing Dam’s May 25 show will be the band’s last


With drummer Abe Sanders headed to Seattle for a new job, the local indie rock group Wing Dam announced on social media that the May 25 show at the Windup Space will be its last.