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Adventures in the Skin Trade, Redux

Short version: help me find a decent dermatologist in the greater Baltimore area. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Jul 31, 2014 - 4 answers

Johns Hopkins job--where to live in or near Baltimore?

My cousin has a job offer at Johns Hopkins (Homewood campus) and is considering a move to Baltimore--but where to live? They have a young kid and so need a good school and a short, preferably car-less commute to work, and would like a walkable, safe area--does this pretty much rule out the city? Coming from brownstone Brooklyn, which they like in most respects. Suggestions?
posted by agent99 on Jul 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Where to watch the World Cup Final in Baltimore? Difficulty: Teens

I have tickets with my cousin and his kids (14/16 years old) to go to the Orioles game at 8:05pm on Sunday. But we also want to watch the World Cup Final somewhere first. Where would we be able to watch the game, with the teenagers in tow, so that we can get from there to Camden Yards easily/quickly? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jul 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Late night falafel in Baltimore?

I'm driving from Harrisburg to Balitmore this evening and won't be there till after midnight. I foolishly didn't eat dinner before leaving. Are there any great late night dining options in Baltimore - especially a good falafel or middle eastern? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi on Jun 18, 2014 - 2 answers

Where to see shooting stars near Aberdeen, MD?

Where's a good place to see Friday night's 209P/LINEAR meteor shower near Aberdeen, MD?
posted by grouse on May 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Adventures in the skin trade

I have a rash I have been dealing with unsuccessfully for the last four months, and need deciding how to proceed. General interest (well, if you're interested in rashes and bug bites and other matters dermatological), but people who know the Baltimore medical scene are particularly invited to read on. Red, blotchy snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on May 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Summer housing in Baltimore

I'm looking for accommodation in Baltimore in July/August for 5-7 weeks. I'm from the UK and I have no idea where to start, which parts of the town are safe, transport links, what normal rent is like in the area etc. [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on Apr 24, 2014 - 9 answers

I don't want a mouse pad.

How can I tell if an apartment building has pests (e.g. rodents or roaches)? Am I being unrealistic to hope to find a place that doesn't? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Mar 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Wedding Travel

I need to get to NYC for a wedding rehearsal on Friday. There is going to be an insane snowstorm her tomorrow. Should I try to get an Amtrak for tomorrow morning (cheaper) or try for Friday morning (kind of expensive)? Will snow stop the trains? Should I just try to go tonight (imposing on people)? I already bought a bus ticket for Friday morning a few weeks ago but I'm guessing the roads will not be great between the cities. Is this a wrong assumption?
posted by josher71 on Feb 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Baltimore/Real Estate peeps! Do you think we should sell this townhouse?

My mother bought a townhouse before the housing bubble. She lost her job two years ago and is having trouble paying the mortgage. What's the process for selling the house and what do we have to lose? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 26, 2014 - 19 answers

Where in Baltimore to purchase a suit?

I'm getting married at the beginning of May, and would like to purchase a nice suit for the day. But I want a particular look, and something that is going to last me for years that I can wear regularly, not just for one day. [more inside]
posted by postel's law on Jan 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Need dentists in Baltimore and northern Maryland

I moved to Baltimore about 18 months ago; my 12-year-old daughter moved to Havre de Grace about two years ago. We both need dentists. There are no presenting problems, but I want to get back to going regularly. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Jan 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me make a kickass gourmet dinner for my parents in Baltimore/DC

I will be visiting my family in the Baltimore/DC area for the holidays. As a present I would like to make my parents a really fabulous, gourmet dinner. Please point me to the stores with the best selections of seafood, veggies, and cheese! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Dec 13, 2013 - 10 answers

Place in Baltimore (Mt. Vernon area) to watch the Chicago Bears game

I'm visiting Baltimore and am staying in the Mt. Vernon/Midtown area. Is there a good place nearby to watch the Chicago Bears game tomorrow?
posted by nightwood on Sep 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me think of Baltimore-themed non-perishable food items

We live in and are getting married in Baltimore. Most folks will be coming from out-of-town (generally West Coast or Midwest), and we want to showcase our super cool city as best we can. As wedding favors, we plan to make gift bags of unique Baltimore food items. So far, we've got Zeke's coffee, Berger cookies, and Old Bay seasoning (not that anyone really wants Old Bay). We will serve pit beef and crab cakes at the wedding, but, for obvious reasons, can't include them in the gift bag. What are we missing?
posted by robot vacuum on Sep 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Fun things to do in Baltimore?

I'm surprising the boyfriend for his birthday in early October with an overnight stay in Baltimore. What should we do for the two days we're there? [more inside]
posted by bluloo on Sep 8, 2013 - 24 answers

What is the SAFEST / cheapest way to get from Baltimore to DC at night?

I'm spending a weekend going from Baltimore to DC. I would prefer to bring my car and drive but I think with the hassle of trying to find parking or actually having to pay for parking in the DC/Arlington area it would be easier to take the train. I'm not too familiar with Baltimore's Penn Station at night and I'm a concerned for my safety if I were to park in a garage and have to return to their at night. Where is it safe to park at night at Penn Station? And how much would it cost? ... Are there any other alternative ideas? Thanks in advance!
posted by proficiency101 on Aug 15, 2013 - 13 answers

What's Baltimore like for a culinary enthusiast who is in her mid 50's?

My husband and I are looking for a hip, progressive, ethnically mixed city that is not over-priced yet. We have lived in nyc, Miami and La and have been priced out of all these markets with the overpriced housing. Considering Baltimore as I heard its not completely off the charts housing wise. I am a chef and teach cooking classes and he is in the renewable energy business and we work for ourselves. Both of us like good food, outdoors stuff like biking and hiking and enjoy a liberal atmosphere. Are we dreaming or might Baltimore be a good fit?
posted by privatechef on Aug 8, 2013 - 46 answers

Quiet beaches for a day trip from Baltimore?

Do you have any secret spots within an hour or so of Baltimore that you want to share with the entirety of the internets? Unlike previous AskMes, I don't want to go swimming, or deal with a billion tourists. I just want to go read a good book near the water for a day (ideally on a quiet beach, or in a park near a beach).
posted by JannaK on Jul 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Choosing the best neighborhood in Baltimore

I am moving from San Francisco to Baltimore. I've been living in the Haight Ashbury, and I like Inner Sunset, Hayes Valley, Duboce Triangle/Castro, Mission, and SoMa. Can I get a similar environment there? [more inside]
posted by caitlinb on Jun 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Alternative newspaper history

I am interested in speaking with people involved with the underground newspaper Dragonseed (or Dragon Seed), published in Baltimore and/or Timonium, MD, around 1972-1973. (No, I am not looking for folks involved with Dragonseed Harry.) Most of the contributors used only first names or pseudonyms. What would be the best way to get the word out about this? I was thinking about an ad in the City Paper, but I'm not sure people actually read ads like that.
posted by liketitanic on May 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Where to eat with the in-laws, in Annapolis, MD?

Me and the missus are meeting her parents in Annapolis this weekend. Of the four of us, two are enthusiastic omnivores, one loosely follows Atkins' diet (low carb) and one is intolerant of dairy and even small amounts of capsaicin. None of us are at all familiar with Annapolis. We'll be there for about 2 days, and have one car. Where should we eat? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on May 17, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I find a nursing job in a tight job market?

I’m relocating to Baltimore, MD and looking for a nursing job. I’m fresh out of nursing school, which does not work in my favor, but beyond that consider myself to be a strong applicant... [more inside]
posted by margoc19 on May 14, 2013 - 17 answers

Where to eat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor with a 10-month-old?

I am going to a conference at an Inner Harbor hotel this week, and the whole family will be going. We are looking for places to get takeout, as well as places where a baby in a stroller would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by orange (sherbet) rabbit on May 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Who is this painting by?

Hi yall! I got this painting about 12 years ago in Baltimore as a gift. Who painted it? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Raising a 1 year old in Baltimore?

My husband and I just moved to Baltimore for me to attend graduate school. We're currently living in Mt. Vernon and are curious what things there are to do with a one year old around here (that are safe) preferable within a walking distance (parks, playgrounds, etc). Suggestions are appreciated!
posted by mooselini on Apr 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Travel advice sought for a 40th birthday getaway.

My awesome wife will be turning 40 soon. Help me plan a surprise weekend trip, probably to Florida! [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 23, 2013 - 10 answers

We are limiting ourselves to one penis-shaped item

Non-traditional, non-girly, physically active bachelorette party ideas in the DC area? [more inside]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Apr 17, 2013 - 25 answers

Turning this brown thumb to green...

Are succulents and/or sedums a good choice for Baltimore west-facing window boxes? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Apr 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to Lounge after the Meyerhoff?

Hey Baltimore Mefites! I need your recommendations for a chill place to grab a drink after a show at the Meyerhoff. [more inside]
posted by grateful on Feb 27, 2013 - 5 answers

What's the best time to buy Super Bowl merchandise?

How long should I wait -if at all - to get the best deal on Super Bowl merchandise? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Feb 6, 2013 - 5 answers

What are some cool things to do in Baltimore for a day?

I've got maybe a day to kill with my wife and kid in Baltimore... never really been there before, so what are some must-see things in the area? I've vaguely heard something about cherry blossoms... when do those bloom or where is the best place to view them? I'll be going in mid-April, so I've got some time to plan. TIA!
posted by mhh5 on Jan 23, 2013 - 22 answers

Birmingham to Boston Road Trip

What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Broken Laptop Screen

I recently broke the screen on my laptop and I need to get it fixed. What are some good computer repair places in Baltimore?
posted by josher71 on Oct 31, 2012 - 2 answers

What do you mean you don't have any formal logic t-shirts?

Recommendations for Baltimore-area screen printing or online that delivers within a week? [more inside]
posted by mayurasana on Oct 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Family Lawltimore

Can you recommend a family lawyer in Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by kroshka on Aug 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Where to live in Baltimore?

I'm moving from the Midwest to Baltimore in about a month, likely into an apartment sight unseen. Baltimore MeFites - I need your advice on where to live that is safe, in my price range, and would fit my lifestyle! [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Jul 28, 2012 - 23 answers

Where to live on the East coast?

Help me pick an east coast city! Boston, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia or NYC? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Jul 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Seeking clinic and urgent care recommendations in southern Baltimore suburbs

Just moved to Baltimore (working in Columbia), haven't had time to unpack let alone find a new PCP, and wouldn't you know it, i'm sick. Does anyone have any recommendations for a drop-in clinic or urgent care facility in the Laurel-Ellicott City-Columbia area that (a) won't charge ER rates and (b) has decent staff? I found several when I googled, but have no way to evaluate them other than google recommendations. Bonus points if you can ALSO recommend other good practitioners (I need a primary care physician, an endocrinologist and a dermatologist) in that area or the south side of Baltimore for when I have time to set up appointments for initial visits.
posted by ubiquity on Jun 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Horses over hockey???

How can I watch the NHL Playoff game today in Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by capnsue on May 19, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me plan a road trip with kids.

Road trip! My wife and I are taking our two kids on our first real road trip, from the mid-Atlantic to the Midwest. I’d like advice on routes, activities, and must-see stops along the way. Lots of details and specific questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Good Baltimore area doctors?

Good primary care doctors in/near Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by capnsue on May 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Evening activities at Inner Harbor or Fells Point

Things to do in the evening around Baltimore Harbor and Fells Point that aren't too raucous or super crowded? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Apr 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Healthy Food for 365 Days

Maryland: Help me find a nice year-round co-op or CSA in the Baltimore Metro Area? [more inside]
posted by kensch on Mar 20, 2012 - 7 answers

How to plan a literary scavenger hunt in Baltimore?

I'm trying to plan a scavenger hunt in Baltimore for a group of college students. The sites should all be related to literature, film, or TV. For example, the site of Dashiell Hammett's detective agency, or the Owl Bar where F. Scott Fitzgerald drank. Ideally I'd like all the sites to be within walking distance of each other. I'm looking for site suggestions and clue suggestions! Thanks. [more inside]
posted by baltimoregirl on Jan 2, 2012 - 8 answers

What time to leave?

This Friday I have a 7:30 PM flight out of BWI. What time should I leave the Chevy Chase, MD area? What route is best (any construction or other concerns)? I will have a rental car and am traveling solo.
posted by blargerz on Jan 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Couples therapist Baltimore

I'm looking for a good couples therapist (we are both hetero/mid 30's) in the Baltimore area. Any recommendations?
posted by josher71 on Dec 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me prepare for a possible job switch when I don't know where I'll be living.

My s.o. is applying for a medical residency in the US. We'll know where we're going to be placed in mid-March and chances are good that we'll end up in Baltimore, New Haven or Providence. I work in a field with very limited options in these three places and I'm wondering what I can do over the next few months, if anything, to prepare in case I have to move and get a new job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 - 11 answers

What was this book about Maryland?

At the end of August I heard an author being interviewed on the Baltimore NPR about her book on the history of Maryland. I was in the car and couldn't write down her name or the name of the book, and I can't seem to find it listed on Amazon. Does anyone know what this book might be? In the part I heard she was talking about Maryland's history as a Catholic/Royalist haven, and the tensions this caused with neighboring Virginia. Inspired by this post on the blue.
posted by apricot on Dec 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheap place to stay Baltimore, MD for Christmas

Super cheap place to stay around Baltimore, MD during Christmas week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 9 answers

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