Ellicott City gets a midscale bistro

The cute historic Main Street in Ellicott City has long been a place of dress-up-to-dine restaurants or smoky bars, with hardly any decent choices in between for a nice, casual meal with friends or family.

Johnny Breidenbach, a former Washington caterer, has done the entire downtown a service by opening his Johnny's Bistro on Main at the site of the former pizza and ice cream shop, the Whistle Stop Cafe.