Before it got really cold, I brought a fellow Loisaida (lower east sider) to the old neighborhood to hang out. The sun was going down and I thought to myself, “it was going to be a good day.”
Are you fond of La Gloria Cubana cigars? No, I’m not talking about the contemporary cigars that are currently being produced by General cigar. I’m talking about the boutique one, founded and made under Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.. Well, here’s your chance to meet the man who created the brand (before General Cigar took it over). [...]
Have you been to the lower east side recently? A while back, I wrote a biddy about a soon-to-be open cigar shop there. Well, there’s a great new! A little cigar shop called Maraya is now open for business. Guss’ pickles used to be there, but now, it’s now one of the classiest little cigar [...]
On October 22, De La Concha Tobacconist is hosting La Aurora Cigars to introduce a new cigar to their offerings: The Guillermo Leon by La Aurora.
The Nosotros brand, a collaboration between Dion Giolito and Jonathan Drew, has been officially discontinued, according to their press release. The Nosotros line was released at the 2009 IPCPR and went on sale earlier this Spring (2010). Giolito did not comment on the matter, but instead released a statement announcing the end of the cigar [...]
On Wednesday, October 6 · 1:00pm, Griffin’s Cigars is having an awesome event at De La Concha. There will be cigar specials!
First off, I would like to thank Dan Bsharat, the managing partner at the Velvet Cigar Lounge. He graciously welcomed me into his lounge and gifted the Bowery cigars for me to review. The Bowery cigar is the latest cigar release from the Velvet Cigar Lounge. This is a boutique proprietary blend of Ecuadorian, Nicaraguan, [...]
This place is a true gem in the heart of the East Village in New York City. Just the ambiance alone makes the trip to the Velvet Lounge worthwhile. It’s expertly decorated with rustic vintage fixtures, matching bar stools, arm chairs, overstuffed leather couches, and exposed brick walls. But the decorations are merely intended to [...]
Here is Kid Rock outside a Georgia courtroom smoking a cigar. Apparently, Kid Rock is taking a break from an ongoing lawsuit by a local Georgia man over a fight at a waffle house. According to testimony, it appears that Kid Rock and his entourage threw down some fisticuffs. Could that cigar be a Punch, [...]
Want to find out where Vin Lee likes to smoke an Opus X while eating a Kobe burger? Check out the profile in Haute Living on the CEO of the Beverly Hills Cigar Club. Lee gives some insights into where and what he eats at home in Los Angeles and other aspects of living the [...]