I don’t care what anyone says. Trigger Smith, owner of the Continental, a “divey mainstay of Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood since 1991,” is a hero. And it gets better, according to Grub Street: Smith also hates the phrase “my bad”—which makes him doubleplusgood in my book.
So how about it, Spokane? Any dive-bar owners willing to take a stand against the barbarians? Pour me an Old Fashioned—I’ll be right over.