"As you can see from the photograph taken in early 2008, smoking has never been allowed at the Beatrice Inn. That's what "No Smoking" means. For the many nights we have spent there, we never witnessed anyone in violation of these rules, and will personally vouch for the owners and managements vigilant enforcement policies." [DBTH]
Either Scott's trying to make a joke (hey at least he's trying), or he's engaging in some of the most obtuse fawning we've seen since high school...Is this the new price of a nightlife blogger's entry into Beatrice? For the record: no one has ever walked out of Beatrice after midnight without smelling like an ashtray.