Ethan McLeod

Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.

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.

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.

City firefighter charged with burglarizing fire stations in Morrell Park, Cedmont

Squad 47 at 2608 Washington Blvd., one of two recently burglarized fire stations. Photo via Google Street View.

A city firefighter has been charged with burglarizing two fire stations overnight Wednesday while he was out on medical leave.

John Waters’ 2019 Christmas special set for Dec. 19, tickets on sale tomorrow

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You are correct: It’s not even close to that time of year again. But John Waters’ annual Christmas special is wildly popular, and thus warrants some lead time for snagging tickets.