1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
If I owned a restaurant, I'd serve a strange variety of good but unpretentious food. Big burritos like La Bamba. Irish stew. Chili. Jambalaya (in a bowl, not neatly arranged on a plate). Fried chicken. Probably not steaks or seafood. It might not look impressive, but if I couldn't make it taste good, I wouldn't serve it.
However, the restaurant would be a sideline to the real point of the business, which would be a militantly non-smoking bar, with good beer, more than one kind of cider, darts, a pool table, and live music.
I've been annoyed for a long time that pretty much the only places I can go (other than cons) to hear the kind of music I want to hear live are smoky bars, so I have to choose between making myself ill and not having music. Based on the opinions of people I know, it seems like there should be a clientele for such a place, yet the only place they seem to exist is jurisdictions that have banned smoking in all bars.
So -- does anybody know of any decent bars that are non-smoking (voluntarily)? Is there any logical reason why they aren't commoner? Does anyone have a million dollars they'd like to blow on a social experiment?