Two ladies and I went to the Smokehouse last night after the Captain America: Winter Soldier screening. The last time I visited was about a year ago. The Smokehouse was about elegant dining when it opened in 1946, but now it’s a bit of a downmarket, below-the-line joint. But you can’t beat that old-timey, red-leather-booth atmosphere. It’s like walking into a 1955 Robert Aldrich film with Jack Palance and some peroxide floozy sitting in the booth in the corner. Nicholas Ray, James Dean and Natalie Wood must have eaten there at least once during the making of Rebel Without A Cause. You know you’re in a yesteryear place when you order a Greek Salad with chicken and they bring you enough food to feed a family of five, or to sustain an entire village in Darfur for a day or two.