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.”
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s more to northern Nicaragua (Esteli and Somoto Canyon) than cigar tours. But it all happens to pair wonderfully with a fine cigar. There’s the amazing landscape, local culture, very agreeable climate, and of course the fine coffee.
Learn more about London’s cigar history on the Cuban Cigar Walk. Along the way, you’ll also encounter my of the city’s famous cigar smokers, including Sir Winston Churchill. On the list of attractions are: Jack Barclay – London’s first Bentley dealers The site of the Beatles last live performance The Royal chocolatier Charbonnel & Walker [...]
In what amounts to a he-said/she-said sort of thing, a Democratic candidate for senate, Jeff Greene, has been accused of going to Cuba. The story is pretty weak stuff – Greene’s boat stopped there, then he went to visit synagogues, then the bought a bunch of cigars – the idea that “going to Cuba” is [...]
For a while there, it started to look like Cuba’s economy was going to implode. With international cigar sales slowing and with weak domestic consumption (i.e. industrial goods, beer and eggs) things were looking so bleak for Cuba, it even seemed like lifting the trade embargo wouldn’t help out Cuba that much.
Planning to light up a cigar on your next cruise? Well, you might have choice your spots more carefully. Carnival Cruise Lines is toying with the notion of limiting smoking areas for both cigarettes and cigars, according to senior cruise director John Heald. According to Cruise Critic: “There is a trial on a few of [...]
North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan who is the co-sponsor of a bill to make travel to Cuba legal has plans to move the legislation to the senate floor later this month or in September of this year. He also has plans to make it easier for U.S. farmers to sell goods to the communist island. [...]
Have you ever heard of Cigar Tourism? If you enjoy cigars religiously, a vacation at one of these tours is like being in heaven. Imagine this: at least five days of pure cigar enjoyment including hanging out with the big dogs in the cigar industry, visiting to their factories and plantations, and of course, enjoying [...]