I couldn’t agree more with Rick Nelson’s analysis of this smoking restaurant. I removed the name of the restaurant since the same statement could be made about every restaurant that allows smoking today:
What hit me as I first walked into [__________________] was not the bustling opening-night crowd. It wasn’t the spacious setting, either. It was the cigarette smoke. I guess I’ve been dining in smoke-free Hennepin and Ramsey counties a bit too much, because after spending a half-hour in the place — located two blocks over the Anoka County line from smoke-free Minneapolis — my throat was dry, my eyes were watering and my clothes reeked. And we were seated in the nonsmoking section.
My dining, and thus dollars, goes to smoke free environments.