Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerWe need more congressional oversight on matters of war A warning to Ryan’s successor: The Speakership is no cakewalk With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker MORE (R-Ohio) was spotted Thursday night at BLT Steak in Washington, D.C.

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A spy tells us Boehner was his usual jovial self, and he stepped outside the restaurant a fair amount. Boehner was probably enjoying a smoke or two.

Boehner has been pressed to give up his nicotine fix, but he has waved off his critics. Earlier this year, Boehner said on "The Tonight Show" that he likes wine and cigarettes too much to be president of the United States.