What do cigars and artisanal mozzarella cheeses have in common? They’re both handmade products that take lots of labor and time to produce a good quality product, according to our fellow brother of the leaf, Anthony Fauci, a partner in an awesome high-end mozzarella bar located in midtown Manhattan: Obika Here’s Anthony talking about two [...]
While I rarely trust small dogs who talk about bacon – they’re often too entrenched in the topic to give it its proper due – I’m please to see these two talking about the upcoming International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association Show in New Orleans where, apparently, Smoke magazine has a booth (Hint: It’s [...]
When I sat down with Kinky Friedman last month, he told me he’d be spending less time in Texas this year … because leaving Texas is far more “lucrative” for him. Well, he’s now launched the tour he discussed with me at Cigar Expo, the “Go West Young Kinky Tour of 2010.” This is his [...]
Last night at Rick’s Cabaret, I happened to catch a glimpse of what may be the world’s rarest and most expensive bottle of cognac. Rare cognacs from Remy Martin have a reputation for being expensive but this hits a whole other level of conspicuous consumption because the Louis XIII rare cask cognac will sell at [...]
Have ever you heard about the rooftop lounge at Rick’s Cabaret? It’s a gorgeous bi-level cigar-friendly rooftop lounge with an excellent view. There’s no cutting fee and it’s located at a prime midtown location. Best of all, this sort of thing happens there every day!
Last week, Ed wrote a program at City Cigars in Richardson, Texas, that sends sticks to military personnel serving overseas — and “overseas” means something much different now than when I served. The local Fox station down there decided to run with the story, and since I’ll never pass up a story about getting cigars [...]
As I walked in, I picked up a crystal chalice and a pamphlet describing each whiskey, cigar, and their recommended pairings. I was a bit surprised to find that there were no guides to lead us through the tasting experience. (I may very well be spoiled by Jose Blanco’s blending event). But extremely helpful BaDC [...]
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We’re now in the run-up to the IPCPR show, and everyone’s dying to know what the cigar manufacturers have up their sleeves … for the event and the rest of the year. Sam Leccia has some ideas for NUB, as you’ll see in the video below.