Staff Pick - Best Reason to Embrace the Smoking Ban

Staff Pick

Seekers of the ultimate greasy spoon kitchen have long believed the Dinosaur Café tucked into the back of Charlie B’s served up the best bar food in town. But until the smoking ban, something always seemed to keep us from enjoying our barbecue pulled pork po’boy. Turns out it was the constant eye-rubbing, the unnaturally smoky aftertaste and, of course, the fact we could hardly see our lunch buddies across the counter. True, Charlie’s lost a certain old-time charm when the cancer sticks got outlawed. We aren’t going to complain, though. Missoula’s best Cajun cuisine tastes better when the palate doesn’t have to juggle jambalaya and nicotine.