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February 14, 2008

The next Fab Five Friday

I usually post this earlier in the week, but between the primary and Paetec, it's been a pretty busy few days.

This Fab Five Friday (FFF) is about the bars you love going to now that the smoking ban is on.

Do you have any suggestions for me?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:58 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


How about ALL BARS! It's great that I could cut my habit cold turkey of second hand smoking two packs a day.

I'll look more forward to going to-
The Red House Tavern
Birches so that I can actually taste the delicious food

For love: Brewer's Art
For hate: Mount Royal Tavern - I can't think about that place without smoke.

It's weird coming home from Max's without my coat smelling like cigars, cigarettes and pipe smoke. My parents have gone to Club 4100 in Brooklyn for over 30 yrs. It was ALWAYS smoky in there no matter what time of day you went. It seems the neighborhood places were always the worst!

Go figure...nominations for Max's and Brewer's...

I vote the Firehouse Tavern

Nobody had a gun to your head saying you had to go into a bar with smoking. I'm so sick of you and all the other sanctimonious twits just like you. You're both boring and shortsighted, and the Internet hates you.

Oh, also: "you" isn't Sam, it's that first commenter.

Thanks for clearing that up, O'Toole.

Yeah, glad that got cleared up. I smelled a rumble brewing.

O'Toole knows better than to risk my wrath.

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