Mike has a great post – and edit to his site – about local nonsmoking establishments. He’s added a “nonsmoking” notation for all applicable spots on his blogroll of bars and restaurants on the left side of his page.
I’ve also made note that the trend for some longtime restaurants, like Scott’s Grille and The FireHouse, has been to eliminate smoking from their dining areas, though both do continue to permit smoking at the bar. In both of these restaurants, the bars do sit away from the dining areas, but as a sometimes smoker, I have to admit I am less sensitive to the issue.
Has anyone noticed whether this is effective to any degree?