I'd like some tips on nice, down to earth, mixed-group, unpretentious, laid back bars in Baltimore and/or Washington, DC. If you happen to know Brooklyn (NY, not MD), Moe's in Fort Greene would be the perfect example. I'm thinking music that's heavy on the not-so-obvious 70s and 80s R&B, rare grooves, funk, with a dash of reggae and jazz; a crowd that tends to be ethnically diverse; the drinks aren't at Financial District prices; and (perhaps most importantly) where ex-suburban gentrifiers would feel kind of out of place at. I realize I could very well be asking for the impossible. [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Mar 10, 2007 -
Posting for a friend "Anyone know of a good resource/website to find out how many illegal Mexicans there are in the DC metropolitan area? I have looked everywhere I can think of and can't find a good number."
posted by Cool Alex
on Mar 9, 2007 -
Help me find VERY temporary housing for VERY specific dates this summer in Washington DC. I would also prefer if I didn't go bankrupt paying for it! [more inside]
posted by keribear
on Mar 6, 2007 -
Where can I find pretty things for my hair? I'm looking for online shops and stores in DC, New York and Pittsburgh. No tiaras, please. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Mar 5, 2007 -
In the next couple of months I am going to start flying frequently (probably weekly) between Chicago and New York and Chicago and DC. I am currently a member of US Airways Dividend Miles, but they don't have enough flexibility in flight schedules for me. I am trying to decide whether to sign with United or American (I'd like to stick to one airline whenever possible to get status, and I'll likely pick up their credit card as well). So, I'd love to hear feedback on the two programs: which treat their customers better, which have more perks (more upgrade availability), etc. Thanks in advance!
posted by jules1651
on Mar 4, 2007 -
I'm taking up welding as a hobby and was hoping someone might know of a good metal supply shop that would be a open to hobbiest (i.e.: they are willing to sell small quantities and have weekend hours). I find that home depot and lowes offer a limited selection of steel, so it would be nice to find a place i can buy mechanical tube steel, small gage pipe, and other misc steel.
posted by NGnerd
on Mar 4, 2007 -
Can you recommend a great real estate agent for wannabe flippers in Northern Virginia and DC?
posted by gregoryc
on Feb 16, 2007 -
Technology-related legal positions in DC for new attorney that are not patent prosecution
? [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Feb 9, 2007 -
DigitalTransferFilter: I have a Hi-8(I think) tape with about 30-45 minutes of video on it from 2001. I would like to get it transfered to a digital format in the DC area. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I'm looking for websites that will lead me to free things to do/see/eat/get specifically in Washington, DC. What sites do you know of and or search techniques I can use? [more inside]
posted by brokekid
on Feb 4, 2007 -
Romantic Getaway Filter: Help my lovely lady and I find an affordable cabin (or other cozy, romantic-type-lodgings) within driving range of DC for 4-5 days midweek in mid-March. Google provides a lot of information on this subject, but I'm having trouble really narrowing it down, so I'm seeking the input of the Hive. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Jan 19, 2007 -
DC Filter: Almost 16 yr old son going to the 9:30 club in DC (for the first time) with a friend for a concert this Friday. Anything I should be concerned or worried about? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Is there a geographically accurate map of the DC metro system? Like this
London tube map?
posted by phrontist
on Dec 28, 2006 -
Looking for creative writing classes in the DC area. I have DC residency, so community college classes in MD/VA are out. I've taken one expository writing class before and am a voracious reader, but I havent really done much in the way of a class setting before. I'd like to take a class, also for the peer review aspect and some help getting started on writing! Anywhere that's cheap in the DC region is fine.
posted by jare2003
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Options other then salt to make water conductive to low voltage (5 - 9v) DC current. [more inside]
posted by blackout
on Dec 1, 2006 -
The old futon has finally given up the ghost, and I find myself in the market for a new bed and mattress. Latex mattresses intrigue me. For those of you who own or have slept on them, what do you think? I hate being warm and could never use memory-foam as a result. [more inside]
posted by piro
on Nov 30, 2006 -
I'm in the Dulles area of Virginia outside of DC. Where do I go for a project management certificate? Or a similar quality experience? [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Nov 29, 2006 -
moving back to dc, and looking to meet new people - but trying to stay AWAY from the mass of transient young professionals everywhere. [more inside]
posted by jare2003
on Nov 28, 2006 -
There are plenty of places that offer Spanish courses in DC or Northern Virginia, but I have no basis for narrowing them down beyond the color scheme of their respective web sites. What should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Nov 27, 2006 -
I wanted to get a gift certificate for some friends for a couples massage, but I don't live near them and have no clue where to get one from. They live in in Maryland near DC, so anywhere in the DC area should work. I don't have a lot of money, if it could be under $100 that would be great, but I may be able to swing up to $150. Anyone know any place that is good?
posted by JonahBlack
on Nov 16, 2006 -
Are there any ambiguously zoned mixed-use oakland-style squatty type living spaces in the DC area? Looking for a new home...
posted by milkman
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Any suggestions for fun bar/lounge in DC to celebrate a friend's birthday next weekend? Looking for a place that is not too expensive, has a little dance floor, good place for a group to celebrate a friend's 30th. I know Adams Morgan has alot of places like this...so I am asking for ideas that are NOT in Adams Morgan.
posted by psususe
on Nov 12, 2006 -
How long should I expect to wait in line to see the Supreme Court in session? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Nov 8, 2006 -
I'm seeking opinions... What is the best place to live if you're commuting to the Union Station area of Washington, DC? I'm open to anything, but, I need to buy a relatively affordable house. Also, my Mom lives in Frederick, my Dad lives in Baltimore, and my brother-in-law lives on Capitol Hill. It would be nice to be somewhat central to all of them. For a bonus point: Are there any towns that are simply so great (have a great downtown/restaurants, etc...) they are worth consideration regardless of these other factors?
posted by Shanachie
on Nov 8, 2006 -
I am looking for a guitar teacher in either DC or Baltimore. I am at an intermediate level (mostly rock). I used to take lessons but haven't in about 8 years, so I'm rusty. I am looking for someone with an excellent reputation, which I am willing to pay for. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by jules1651
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Looking for a moderately difficult circuit hike within a 2 hours drive from DC for a weekend backpacking trip. [more inside]
posted by mhaw
on Oct 5, 2006 -
How long would my daily commute (driving or MARC) take if I lived in Takoma Park/Silver Spring and worked in Baltimore, right off of 83 at around E. Fayette St. and S. Calvert St?
posted by footnote
on Oct 3, 2006 -
Why do the motorcycle cops leading up a motorcade wave (both hands) when they go around a corner? What are they signaling? [more inside]
posted by clgregor
on Sep 26, 2006 -
I have been told by many (including boss) I need to take a vacation...so I am looking for somewhere to go this wknd...within a 3-4 hr drive of DC area where I can relax and not spend a ton of cash either. I am a 30-something female who likes a little bit of everything (not a nature nut, but I appreciate it, same with museums.) [more inside]
posted by psususe
on Sep 25, 2006 -
Does anyone happen to know how to find an electronic version of Title 18 Chapter 3 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations? Damn that DC, only certain titles of the DCMR have been made available online
(apparently for the simple reason that DC can't muster the staff to put them all online
, bleah). I'm hunting for the actual law that establishes DC's driving infraction point system, something that's apparently codified in said Title 18 Chapter 3, and would love to get a version of the law that I can keep archived on my computer!
(Apparently, the entirety of the DCMR is available on Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw, but non-law peons like myself don't get the benefit of this. Double bleah.)
posted by delfuego
on Sep 24, 2006 -
How many police forces have jurisdiction in the District of Columbia? (For the purposes of this, I'm taking 'police' to be roughly equivalent to 'people empowered to arrest citizens in (primarily) public areas of the city', excluding e.g. embassy security staff and so on.) [more inside]
posted by chrysippus
on Sep 6, 2006 -
What salary should a policy analyst working for a non-profit research institute in D.C. expect? [more inside]
posted by divka
on Sep 5, 2006 -
tax-audit-filter: how can i find a reliable and inexpensive tax representative in the washington d.c. area, for help with a surprise audit? of course there's [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Sep 4, 2006 -