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  1. Smoke-Filled Room
    Denver May Let People Smoke Pot at Restaurants and BarsThe city is working on the nation’s first “pot club ordinance.”
  2. Where There’s Smoke…
    NYC Restaurant Owners Not Sure What to Make of E-CigsDoes smoking an e-cigarette count as actual smoking? Restaurants aren’t sure.
  3. Casino Boogie
    Revel’s Bankruptcy Strategy: Cheap Restaurants and No More Smoking BanWhen faced with bankruptcy, the troubled casino adopts a smoke-’em-if-you-got-’em policy.
  4. Beef
    Racquet Club Gives Vespers the BootVesper Club members are now free to blow smoke wherever they want.
  5. Beef
    Vesper Club In a Huff Over Racquet Club’s Ban on SmokingUrging members to quit smoking might help the club survive, too.
  6. Studies
    Centers for Disease Control Confirms Food Service Workers Smoke, Like, A LotFood-service workers smoke as much as construction workers and, weirdly, miners!
  7. Bars
    Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar Is Going Smoke-FreeThere’s still now word on flying pigs or snowballs in hell.
  8. Mediavore
    L&I Denies Targeting Italian Market Vendors; PA’s Indoor Smoking Ban Has Had aPlus PA farmers are eligible for emergency drought relief, and Michelle Obama urges restaurateurs to provide more healthy items on kids’ menus, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Health Concerns
    Supervisors Say No to Outdoor Smoking at RestaurantsThe Supes have extended the smoking ban to restaurant patios, but not bar patios.
  10. Mediavore
    The Lottery-Winnings Subway Franchise; More Cries of Restaurant Industry RacismPlus: more farmer’s markets come to Chicago this summer, and a British pub owner is jailed for flouting the smoking ban, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Smoking
    Smoking Patios Are Under Threat in New Proposed SF LawThe proposed measure is inciting the ire of at least one candidate for Supervisor.
  12. Health Concerns
    Smokers Forced To Butt-Out of Outdoor SpacesSmoking is set to be banned within 30 feet of outdoor eating spaces.
  13. Mediavore
    Peet’s Surrenders Diedrich Bid; Smoking Bans Questioned
  14. Mediavore
    Tom Colicchio Gives His Son a Taste-Test; Tiger Woods Has a Breakfast FavoriteTom Colicchio feeds his newborn and Tiger Woods has a favorite breakfast restaurant.
  15. Mediavore
    Dill Pickle Opens its Doors; Fair Trade Kit KatsPlus: a teenager sues McDonald’s, and where Tiger Woods eats breakfast, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Foodienomics
    Indoor Smokers More Than Happy to Preemptively Offset FinesBars and restaurants set out “smoking funds” just in case they get busted.
  17. Mediavore
    City Could Ban Outdoor Smoking at Restaurants; Colonel Sanders ImpersonatorOutdoor smoking may be banned in L.A., while a fake Colonel Sanders pulls a high-profile stunt.
  18. Mediavore
    Lead Found in Bean Pots; New Bag Ban Sought in SF
  19. Beef
    Neighbors Go Viral in Fight Against Jane BallroomMeanwhile, the hot spot is making $20,000 a night.
  20. Models and Bottles
    Smokeasy AlertA smoking speakeasy is unkindly outed.
  21. Lists
    Isn’t It Time for Some Not-Totally-Obvious ‘Best Dive’ Picks?Sure, O’Connor’s and Jimmy’s Corner are great, but we have a less obvious suggestion.
  22. Health Concerns
    Health Commissioner Goes After SaltWill ‘Top Chef’ judges be banned from eliminating contestants because they didn’t use enough of the stuff?
  23. Smokeasies
    DOH Is Inspecting Less Smokeasies, Busting MorePeople seem to be smoking more in bars and clubs. Will late-night raids change that?
  24. Temporary Closings
    Socialista Shuttered Over Sewage Backup and Mice Droppings; Beatrice and GoldbarDid the ‘Post’ article trigger a crackdown on ‘smoking speakeasies’?