City Paper is not for tourists
We know our readers have burning questions that they want answered, so once a year we ask you to let loose with your questions and send us on fact-finding missions. Consider this a call for submissions for our Jan. 30 Answers Issue. In past years, we’ve discovered the story behind a catchy neighborhood theme song, explained why one downtown block is incredibly steep, tried to determine which local meteorologist most accurately predicts the weather, and schooled a reader about D.C.’s so-called “inferiority complex.”
Now, for the sixth consecutive year, we need your queries about anything and everything in the District, from restaurants and roads to trees and transportation. No question is too silly. Just drop them in the form found on our website here, along with your name and email address. (Don’t worry, we won’t publish your name or digits. We’re just asking for them in case we need to get in touch with you later.)
To whet your appetite, we’ll tease a few questions we’ve already received this year. We won’t be including this one in the upcoming issue, but it’s hands down our internal favorite: “Is Andrew single?” The question refers to City Paper’s Housing Complex reporter Andrew Giambrone, who we agree is quite a catch. We try to refrain from sharing personal information about staffers, but suffice it to say, well, have you seen his Twitter head shot? Hell no, he’s not single.
Others that may make the cut include, “Where can I get some vegan croissants?” and “Are PoPville commenters really that dimwitted?” and “Is there a bar in the District of Columbia that serves wine coolers? I’m not talking artisanally made stuff, I’m thinking Bartles & Jaymes Blue Hawaiian.”
Keep them coming.