Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

The Matchbook Isn’t Quite Dead, Just Ask Matchbox Food Group

A semi-regular look at a fleeting form of restaurant swag in smoking ban-era D.C. On its website, Barracks Row restaurant Ted's Bulletin is described as "a real American classic joint with a bit of style." One bit of style is especially classic—practically anachronistic, in fact. I'm referring to the old-school-style free matchbooks that are readily [...]

The Matchbook Isn’t Quite Dead: LivingSocial’s Little Box of Fire Sticks

A semi-regular look at a fleeting form of restaurant swag in smoking ban-era D.C. LivingSocial's new live event space in Penn Quarter, which debuted last month, features some very up-to-the-minute modern amenities, including a state-of-the-art kitchen for visiting chefs to host pop-up dinners, such as Mike Isabella's recent Bandolero preview and next week's sneak peek [...]

Need Seasoned Hardwood for Your Summer Cookouts? Go to the Firewood Factory.

My friend Jim Shahin had called me a few weeks ago about his latest find: a firewood lot in Bladensburg that sells seasoned oak and hickory and walnut and other woods. This news hit me hard, like humidity in August. We had been looking for a reliable source for seasoned hardwoods for, like, forever. The [...]

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