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It's FREE, it's 100% PRIVATE (this is Don Rockwell, and I give you my word of honor that your information will remain CONFIDENTIAL and SECURE), and it takes less than two minutes. Our DC Dining Guide - the most comprehensive local restaurant guide ever written with over 3,000 restaurants - is available to members with 10 posts. If you're coming in from out of town and need help in a hurry, get in touch with me and I'll figure out a way to help you.

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New York City Restaurants and Dining

  1. New York City Dining Guide,
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Our rapidly growing forum about dining in New York City. Designed for both bewildered tourists and savvy residents, this is your source to find your perfect restaurant in the Big Apple.

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Los Angeles Restaurants and Dining

  1. Los Angeles Dining Guide,
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My Christmas present to our members: a forum for the City of Angels - happy holidays to all.

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Philadelphia Restaurants and Dining

  1. Philadelphia Dining Guide,
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  3. Visiting Philadelphia,
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Our new forum about dining in Philadelphia. Designed for Philly residents who truly care about great food, and also for tourists coming to experience the best that the City of Brotherly Love has to offer.

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Baltimore and Annapolis Restaurants and Dining

  1. Baltimore and Annapolis Dining Guide,
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  3. Visiting Baltimore and Annapolis,
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Baltimore is a restaurant town of extraordinary character, and we were the first website not to lump it in as some "suburb of Washington, DC." This forum has Baltimore residents as its target audience, and gives Charm City the respect it richly deserves. Annapolis is one of our nation's most beautiful state capitals, founded in 1649, and is home to our great United States Naval Academy.

This forum is dedicated to the great Brooks Robinson.

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Shopping and Cooking

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The very best home cooks lead this discussion about cooking and sourcing great ingredients. It's where you can find recipes, grocery stores, ethnic markets, specialty purveyors, and our local Farms and Farmers Markets.

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News and Media

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Where great minds share and discuss interesting and topical stories from the internet, newspapers, magazines, books, television, radio, and movies.

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Events and Gatherings

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Our members come together here to introduce themselves, and plan social events, dinners, and picnics. We strongly support our local charities, and new members are welcome with open arms to every event.

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Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

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The place to talk about micro brews, fine wines, and craft cocktails. Everything from production, to wholesale, to retail, to your favorite bartender - this will put you on the cutting edge of DC's world-class beverage scene.

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The Intrepid Traveler

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We get around. A lot. If you're traveling to another city, state, or country, chances are it's covered extensively right here. The helpful index will quickly lead you to your destination.

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Fine Arts And Their Variants

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Professionals and Businesses

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Don't get screwed by a mechanic, hosed by a lawn service, ripped off by a tailor, drilled by a dentist, or nailed by a carpenter. Recommendations here - positive only - are written exclusively by our most experienced and trusted members.

Bookmark not-Yelp.com or notYelp.com.

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Catering and Special Events

This is the place to find member-approved catering and event services. If you're in the business, drop us a line and we'll be sure to include you in our forthcoming directory of service providers.

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Jobs and Employment

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Did your Sous Chef walk out in the middle of service last night? Are you tired of chopping carrots for that ungrateful dictator? Post your free classified ad here.

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Open Forum - No Topic Is Off-Limits

Anything and Everything is fair game as a thread in the Open Forum - from the dramatically important, to the esoterically trivial. Please don't write anything *only* to test my limits as a moderator - the restrictions will be what they've always been since this community's inception - with some more open rules:

1) No discussion of religion or politics, unless its based in an educational, historical, or sociological context, which should *always* be the case; 2) No gratuitous profanity, unless it's rooted in artistic, literary expression - no word is off-limits here, within context; 3) No one-liners unless they are funny enough to make the Laugh Committee laugh; 4) No meta-posts, i.e., posts about posts, unless they're seeking clarification from your fellow poster who is your *friend here*, no matter how much you disagree about something; 5) No post questioning moderation decisions - these should be addressed to the forum moderator (me, for now) as a PM, and will be taken seriously, not simply brushed aside, and 6) No personal insults of any type, including about your fellow posters in the community, and also about people being discussed, no matter who they are or how bad of a thing they've done. For example, it's fine (encouraged) to discuss the gravity of an issue itself, but not to call the person a name, or make inferences about their character - if the issue is so terrible, things will be self-evident anyway.

Posts in the Open Forum will be moved to the proper forum (many of which may not yet exist), merged (if needed) into the proper existing thread, and titled and tagged so that they'll be easily findable within that forum, both by search engines, and also by individuals reading the indexes. Just as I do with the Washington, DC Restaurants and Dining Forum, I will make every effort to produce good, quality titles that take your hard work seriously and reflect the fact that these are to be permanently archived. My job is to serve you.

For now, the Open Forum is only for Members with 1 or more posts (I stress that real names are not required, but they are strongly encouraged and much appreciated, always lending authority and credibility to posts).

This is open season, and there are no more topical boundaries. Please be patient with me as I embark on this new adventure - this will be a learning process for me, and I promise you that I will serve you to the best of my abilities, always working for the long-term good of our writers and readership, both current and future. Thank you for giving me the chance to serve you - I'm going to try my best to maintain your trust and respect.


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