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Lunch in or around Richmond

I'm going on a work trip with four other people, and we'll be passing through the Richmond area around lunchtime. Looking for suggestions for a lunch spot, pretty much anywhere in the greater Richmond metro area (but should be highway accessible). [more inside]
posted by malthas on Aug 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Best online banking in Richmond, VA?

I am moving from the Charlottesville, VA area to the Richmond, VA area this summer, and I need a new bank. My meager business will be awarded to the bank who offers the best online banking experience, particularly in the arena of paying bills online. Richmonders of MeFi? What bank do you love? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Need name of company in Richmond Virginia

Looking for the name of a company in Richmond, Virginia which makes electronics or radios and may or may not begin with the letter "C." [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Dec 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Ad Hoc pub quiz locations in Richmond VA?

I need to organize a pub quiz in Richmond VA for next February in advance of a wedding. Can you recommend venues that might welcome the crowd? The pub quiz would be open to the public.
posted by parmanparman on Oct 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Advice on a cross-country route from Minneapolis to Richmond

We're driving from Minneapolis to Richmond this weekend, and want to change up our usual route. Will you locals in the major cities along our route provide wisdom/advice on the traffic and construction situation? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Cocktail bars in Richmond, VA

Your favorite high-end cocktail bar in Richmond, VA, please. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Apr 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Where should I live: Richmond, VA edition

I may be relocating to Richmond for work soon and have been trying to get a read on where to live in the city. After reading this previously I wanted to see what's changed in the last 6 years. The most important things to me in an apartment are: safety, kitchen space, and quiet. I tend to work long hours and like my apt to be the place that I can finally relax in. Thanks in advance!
posted by msfrizzle on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

How to hire a stripper?

I am helping plan a bachelorette party and have some questions about the hiring of strippers. Specifically, one male and one female stripper. More specifically, in Richmond VA. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Comparisons between Vancouver:San Francisco neighborhoods and real estate costs

For those with experience in both the Vancouver and San Francisco real estate markets, how would you compare the two? Can you offer any examples of similar neighborhoods? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Dec 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Need PTSD Help in Richmond, Virginia

This newspaper article is about me. Basically, I have I PTSD and struggle with depression. I am looking for a good therapist in Richmond, Virginia. I've tried a number of them, but have never found a good match. It occurs to me that someone here might know someone, so I thought I'd ask. I found one recommendation from 2009, but would like to find more. Thanks in advance...
posted by orsonet on Sep 11, 2012 - 3 answers

What to do in Richmond VA?

What to do in Richmond VA? I'm in town next week and I just found out that the Flying Squirrels' opening day is still two weeks away---so no baseball for me--any recommendations for fun in the general Richmond area? I have a car at my disposal and would have loved to see a minor league baseball game. Looking for interesting things to see [or eat] during the weekdays. Preferably no overnight trips. thanks!
posted by calgirl on Mar 26, 2012 - 27 answers

Recommend a tailor in Richmond, VA for a student

I am a male in my 20's, and I get the same things done every time (shirt sides taken in, coat sleeves taken up, or pant legs hemmed up). Does anyone know of an affordable, quality tailor in Richmond? Every time I call asking for an estimate, they tell me to bring my clothes in to get an estimate. I would waste time and money driving all over town!
posted by sushi69 on Mar 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Unidentified wood and iron sculpture

A friend of mine was given an unidentified sculpture and he has tasked me with finding the name of the original artist. The sculpture itself is large and extremely intricate which leads us to believe that it was made by a well-known artist. The only problem is that there are no markings anywhere. Here is a pulled-back view of the whole piece. Can you please help us identify it? [more inside]
posted by infinitefloatingbrains on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Cheap/fast replacement glasses lenses near San Francisco?

Cheap replacement glasses lenses in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find an industrial space to live in.

One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 8, 2011 - 17 answers

cabin recommendations near Richmond, Va (up to 4 hours away)

cabin recommendations near Richmond, Va (up to 4 hours away) [more inside]
posted by shalam on Apr 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Richmond, VA...next stop Big South Fork

Any good recommendations en route from Richmond, VA to Big South Fork, TN? Or Big South Fork to Morgantown, WV? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to ride my bicycle: What kind should I get? ~200-300 budget.

I moved from WV to relatively flat Richmond, VA. What kind of bike should I get to take advantage of the newfound flatness? ~$200-300 budget. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Flat, smooth, carless and long bike rides in the Bay?

Bay Area-centric/Bike-centric question: I love to go for bike rides with my 7 year old. She's usually up for about 5 miles, but is interested in going farther and so am I (with breaks). She gets discouraged if there are a lot of hills or if the road is rough. So far the best routes have been on the completed chunks of the Bay Trail because they are flat, paved, pedestrian/bike only (no cars) and have nice views. Can you suggest any other spots for this kind of low-key but long-lasting bike ride in the greater Bay Area? Are there websites or books I should look to for more ideas?
posted by serazin on Jul 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Name of little island in Richmond VA?

Is there a name for this little island in Ricmond, VA? What is it?!
posted by xmutex on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

dinner, drinks and ncaa in richmond

i'm looking for a place in richmond to grab dinner and watch the ncaa tournament tomorrow night. [more inside]
posted by noloveforned on Mar 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Dude.

My car was stolen. What else should I be doing that I haven't done yet? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Feb 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to find shochu in metro DC?

Where can I buy Japanese shochu in the DC metro area, or drink it in Richmond? [more inside]
posted by strangely stunted trees on Jan 8, 2010 - 0 answers

Paging Mary Poppins for adults....

How do I help my aunt (who has largely undiagnosed mental illness issues) avoid homelessness? Do they make nannies for adults? (details below) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Richmond, VA: help a new grad find his first apartment!

Richmond, VA: help a new grad find his first apartment! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Ideas for Seattle, WA and Richmond, VA-specific gifts?

Looking for info/tips/leads on local gifts for my Seattle- and Richmond, VA-residing brothers [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Nov 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Looking for a Therapist for a Friend in Richmond, VA

TherapyFilter: Asking for a friend of a friend—can anyone recommend a competent therapist accessible to someone living in Richmond, Virginia... especially someone especially good at handling issues of anxiety and panic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Fun In Richmond, VA?

What is the most popular (not necessarily trendy) area of Richmond, VA in which to stay and party for a couple of nights? [more inside]
posted by BadgerKyle on Aug 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me jump start my career across the country

I have a $9000 open-ended scholarship (AmeriCorps education award, actually) and will have several grand in savings at the end of September. How can I use this to fund relocation and a mid-Atlantic coast job search? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Richmond Geeks?

Where can some geeks in Richmond, VA go for a good time? [more inside]
posted by Catbunny on Jun 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Where can I buy a DVD duplicator in the Richmond-Charlottesville area?

I'm looking for a store to purchase a 1:3 or 1:5 CD/DVD duplicator off-the-shelf in the Richmond or Charlottesville, Virginia areas. I can go to Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, or Staunton if necessary. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

marketing brainstorm forecast: cloudy

I could really use some assistance planning a complete advertising and marketing strategy for my small business in Richmond, VA. The problem is that I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by modernpoverty on Mar 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Carry Me For The First Time To Ole Virginnny

Suggestions of things to do/see and places to stay/eat in rural central Virginia (anywhere roughly between Amherst/Lynchburg and Richmond) on the Sunday/Monday of Labor Day Weekend? Trips to Appomattox and the Museum of the Confederacy are being considered, but would love some other ideas: museums, concerts, B&B recommendations, good BBQ places, roadside attractions, stores, etc. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Aug 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Mother's Day on I-95

Mother's Day lunch, somewhere between DC and Richmond? [more inside]
posted by svenx on May 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Music and Grad school in Richmond, VA

I have a 2 part Richmond, VA question. First, anyone out there graduate from VCU Psychology grad program? Second, how is the music scene in Richmond for someone without a band who plays original acoustic music? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Feb 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Help an out-of-towner see the best of Richmond, VA

What are some unusual/interesting/generally missed by out-of-towners spots in Richmond, VA that I should visit?
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 27, 2006 - 13 answers

Tips for Relocating to Richmond, VA?

We're off to Richmond VA. What neighborhood should we live in? How much should we pay? Any tips for looking for an apartment? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on May 26, 2005 - 14 answers

Driving Music

Tomorrow I have to drive from Asheville to Richmond, which is about six or seven hours in the car by myself. I need some good driving music. What do you use/recommend? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Dec 10, 2004 - 20 answers

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