The Best Small Touches in a Restaurant

Chicago, Illinois

They tumble out of my suitcase after every trip; souvenirs of one or two nights of too much food and laughter and drink. I just can’t resist picking up restaurant matchbooks anytime they are offered. I’m not a smoker, and use a lighter for candles at home, so there’s no practical reason for my restaurant matchbook collection, housed in a square glass vase so it looks slightly cooler than the collection my parents kept...