This is just too sad, can we fix it?

Our friend Steve brought this article to our attention.
http://www.fcnp.com/archives/5414-restaurant-smoking-ban-in-fc-means-heaters-for-chilly-patios.html

basically, a few smokers talk about their displeasure  with the smoking ban while offering up an “well what are you going to do” addatude.  They frequent the same old place where they have been going for years. They seem all to accepting that there enjoyment is disrupted by trips outside in the cold just to have a cigarette. They speak as if it’s just something they must put up with.  Why would we as Americans put up with this nonsense.  Would you willingly accept a hot dog when you ordered a hamburger.? Isn’t this how Griswold ended up with the family truckster?  If you paid for movie tickets but were shown the wrong movie, would you just say “oh well”. Isn’t it time smokers started voting with their dollars.

We can make a difference. We can as Virginia’s take the lead and  illustrate the absurdity of this prohibition. We can use the force of the free market to help make right this ridiculous law.

This blog does not just have to be something you read. It can be something you do.  Please whenever possible use the restaurants found at smokefreelyva.com . Let others know they have a choice (not everyone knows) and tell them about smokefreelyva.com or some of the smoking establishment you know of.  Sign up for the Smoke Freely Message Board (link found at smokefreelyva.com) and share your ideas.

If we don’t support these restaurants, they WILL go away. Show enough support and more restaurants will follow.

Please help get the word out. Vote with your dollars, and oh yes, vote often.

The Playing Field – Richmond

Friendly service, lots of pool tables and more. I had the Turkey Ruben. It was really good. I hear the potato salad is wonderful. Imported and domestic beers and a well stocked bar. It’s the pool hall that easily doubles as a sports bar with several TV to keep track of your favorite teams. The non smoking section is quite large. The non smoking area is much smaller and consist of 8 pool tables.

If your in the neighborhood and looking for a good lunch or game of pool, this place fits the bill.

Find The Playing Field on the list under Henrico.

BREAKERS SPORT’S GRILL – RICHMOND

Having lunch at Breakers today. This is my third visit. So far everything I have tried off their menu has been very good. It’s apparent that extra care goes into selecting the recipes they use. Yeah, it’s a little drab, but it’s a sports bar. With great service, really good food and unbeatable prices there’s no reason not to check it out. I’m looking forward to my forth visit.

Find Breakers on the list under Henrico.

Azalea Inn Restaurant – Norfolk

I ate at Azalea Inn Restaurant on East Little Creek yesterday. Most sandwiches were around $8.00. I had the cheese Burger (about $7.00). The service was really good; the food was really fair (at that price I expected a little better then fair).  The smoking room is just that, smoking only. No food or drink allowed.

At least you can get out of the weather. All and all it was an OK experience, I just can’t think of a reason that would bring me back.

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POI Updated

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Updated January 17th.

Joe’s Inn – Richmond

This one really works for me.  Really my kind of place. Great service, extensive menu, really good food and friendly service.  I love how fresh everything is. You feel like your eating something healthy.

Joe’s Inn opened in 1952 and has the warm relaxing feel of a neighborhood restaurant. See ya there.