Richmond, VA (Commonly refered to as RVA on Twitter) has a pretty darn good Twitter crowd. And they are active. They are all over the place. Aaaaaaand? They are a HUGE resource. Your city is probably the same way. Even if they aren’t, the Twitter community as a whole is a great resource for recommendations, referrals and general information and advice.
As an example, a while back (check my twitter stream @rBrianForrester from around 3/15/2010) I was planning a trip to Charlottesville, VA to hit up some local vineyards. I asked Twitter and ended up with some great recommendations and even learned that there was a “Spring Fling” passport available which gave me free tastings. Good for Brian AND good for business owners of the wineries we visited. Starting to see the point? If you are already on Twitter and part of a community, you already get it.
Next time you need a suggestion or have a question, try tossing it out to your “tweeps” instead of Googling it. You may be pleasantly surprised by the responses you get.