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At a conference in March, I'll be organizing a group of public history colleagues for a dinner conversation. I'd really like skip the hotel restaurants and chains take them to Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood, but I don't know much about the area. Can you recommend a good place where 15 people could have dinner, ideally in a private room or somewhere easy to hear? And what other sites/stops/points of interest would some geeky historians like to know about? Thanks!
May 1, 2015
My partner and I are looking to rent a furnished in Mount Vernon, Baltimore from September 1-January 1. Where should we look, and how does the rental proces work? Also, we need a car. [more inside]
March 5, 2015
I am flying into Dulles (IAD) on a Wednesday night at around 9pm. I need to get myself to Baltimore/ Mount Vernon area that same night. What are my options? (No valid driver's licence so can't rent&drive) [more inside]
November 6, 2014
This weekend me and pips (aka mrs. jonmc) will be in Baltimore. We have a wedding on Saturday to go to, but sunday and monday are more or less ours. Not to be cliched but I definitely want great crab cakes, pit beef, etc. We'll be staying by the inner harbor but we'll have a rental car. Please tell me the must-go joints. Thanks.
July 17, 2014
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?
July 11, 2014
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]
April 24, 2014
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]
September 8, 2013
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]
February 27, 2013
Hey Baltimore Mefites! I need your recommendations for a chill place to grab a drink after a show at the Meyerhoff. [more inside]
January 23, 2013
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!
August 7, 2012
I'm having trouble finding carpooling partners in the northwestern exurbs of Baltimore. Please help. [more inside]
April 10, 2012
Things to do in the evening around Baltimore Harbor and Fells Point that aren't too raucous or super crowded? [more inside]
August 16, 2011
I am looking for things to do that are unique to Baltimore, preferably walking distance (or public transportation accessible) from the Inner Harbor area. I like weird, kitschy, gothic, silly stuff. I enjoy the works of Edgar Allan Poe and John Waters. I have no dietary restrictions so bring on the food recommendations. I already plan to visit the American Visionary Art Museum and grab food at Cafe Hon and Helmands. Anything else off-the beaten path? [more inside]
April 13, 2011
My super awesome 27 year old best friend/ roommate is moving to Baltimore at the end of next month. What would be a good present to get her for the move? [more inside]
December 14, 2010
Where can I find an ideal and expansive place in or around Baltimore to teach someone how to drive manual transmission safely? [more inside]
October 22, 2010
My mother wants to move to Baltimore. Which neighborhoods should she consider? [more inside]
October 5, 2010
What is it like to live in Baltimore as a mid-20s professional couple? [more inside]
July 27, 2010
Overnight parking garage. Baltimore Inner Harbor. Cheap. Any recommendations? (willing to ride a bus!) [more inside]
May 24, 2010
What are some great study spots in Baltimore City, MD? [more inside]
April 17, 2010
I will be in Baltimore next week for a work conference. I will have conference sponsored events every night except Wednesday. What is the must see for a free weeknight in Baltimore? I like off beat museums, artsy locales, anarchist info shops, crazy architecture, and used bookstores. I will be staying in a Downtown hotel.