Posts Tagged ‘The Matchbook Isn’t Dead’

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 […]

The Matchbook Isn’t Quite Dead: Graffiato’s Picky Variation on the Old Swag

Like my predecessor here at Young & Hungry, I'm sort of obsessed with matchbooks. Once the most prominent form of restaurant promotional items, the striking souvenirs now seem like an endangered species, thanks to widespread smoking bans and other factors dwindling their numbers. Every now and then, you read a story about how matches are […]

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