There's been a lull in new questions lately, so I'd like to lead the way in generating some brand-specific or regional questions as discussed here, in hopes of giving confidence and encouraging others to ask such questions (however "taboo"-feeling) comfortably.
One thing I feared about doing this, though, was that we might ask too many "superficial" questions—questions asked for the sake of asking, not actually solving a specific problem the asker is having. I felt that such questions, asked with no "skin in the game," would necessarily be of low(er) quality, because we don't tend to think things through as much when we're not personally involved.
For example, I'm currently in San Diego but originally from New York City and visit family and friends there often, so when asking about NYC, I have some vested interest in getting useful answers, and care more about specificity, e.g. I don't necessarily want to know about breweries inaccessible by NYC's public transportation system, since I almost never have a car while there. Such considerations would not enter my mind were I asking about, for example, Austin, TX, a place I've never been and don't have any current plans to visit.
So, I propose that, while we should feel comfortable asking questions about brands and regions, we should ask "responsibly," i.e. ask questions we earnestly imagine ourselves making use of in an upcoming trip or encounter—questions that benefit us personally.
Feel free to link this meta post when asking regional questions, as a "disclaimer." That's why I'm writing it.