During the past few weeks, you have probably read press releases or early reviews on some of the new cigars that debuted at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Trade Show in Las Vegas (IPCPR 2014). Following is a recap (in no particular order) of some of the cigars and accessories that you may be buying in the months to come. Continue reading
We love blogs! More information about cigars is always better, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share with all of you some of our favorite cigar blogs out there today. The Top 10 Cigar Blogs of 2013 include a couple of pure cigar review blogs, but most of the sites are hybrids which combine reviews with cigar news and press releases, commentary on the cigar industry, spirits, podcasts, and more. One thing that all Top 10 Cigar Blogs have is excellent editorial created by writers who are cigar fanatics. Continue reading
The Famous Cigar Blog… We’re Baaaaack!
So the Famous Cigar Blog is back here at Famous Smoke Shop and it’s truly better than ever. Why do I say that? Because this is Famous – we do everything bigger and better than anyone else out there, and we say that with a proud confidence. We love cigars, we live the lifestyle and immerse ourselves in the culture.
For some reason, the powers that be picked yours truly to write this Welcome Back Blog, hopefully because of my witty and whimsical Polish / Italian north Jersey persona… or it could be that the other writers are stuck in traffic this morning. But hey, whatever the reason, if you know me at all, you know that I am one passionate son of a bitch when it comes to talking about the world of the hand rolled tobacco goodness. Continue reading
Famous Smoke Shop, the nation’s leading discounter of premium cigars has officially opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art cigar “superstore.” The new cigar store is located at 90 Mort Drive in the Forks Twp. section of Easton, PA. Their new cigar store is so big that the entire former cigar store would fit inside the new store’s humidor alone! The new cigar store features a comfortable new lounge. It also features the adjoining Leaf cigar bar and restaurant which are scheduled to open in time for Famous’s annual Cigar Expo on August 26th.
The solid wood doors are almost intimidatingly tall, and the first thing you notice is the beautiful polished wood and glass décor with large windows so you can see practically all of the cigars on display. Most of the cigars in the humidor are displayed in luxurious glass cases. Cigar accessories and humidors are on display in the main entrance area outside the humidor. Cash registers are also located in both the humidor and the main entrance.
One of the best features of the new cigar store is the increased size. This permits customers to move about more freely. The store was also designed to accommodate in-store events so manufacturers can display their cigars, swag, etc. in a more comfortable and professional setting.
To enter the store, customers pass an outdoor seating area where, weather permitting, cigar smokers can sit and enjoy their cigars al fresco, while enjoying a cool relaxing drink from the Leaf bar. An additional patio is set adjacent to the Leaf restaurant where food from the eatery’s wide-ranging menu will be served. Moreover, smoking is permitted throughout the entire facility.
Hours of Operation
- Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday 9-6
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9-9
- Sunday 10-7
Click here for directions.
For more information, please call 610-559-8800. Additional photos of the new store can be found on the Leaf Facebook page. Don’t forget to “Like” Leaf on Facebook!
*Update* click here for pictures of the event!
It’s official: Cigar Expo 2011 has been announced! For more details, head over to our micro-site http://www.CigarExpo.net or check it out on our Facebook Fan Page. While you’re there, make sure you “like” us for Facebook-exclusive deals.
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. The even isn’t until the end of August this year, but it’s for good reason: by then we’ll be settled into our brand-new headquarters! Not to worry…it’s only a mile or two down the road.
More details will be released as we confirm them, but know this: CigarExpo 2011 will be THE cigar event of the YEAR. See you there!
As 2011 begins its ascent as December fades, it appears that in spite of the economy, 2010 turned out to be a pretty good year for Famous Smoke Shop thanks to our loyal customers. This year also saw the debut of some excellent cigars on both the national release and the private label fronts. What’s most comforting is, that by staying the course – providing a broad selection of premium cigars at discount prices and superb customer service – the company has continued to grow. Moreover, next Spring, Famous Smoke Shop will unveil its newest and biggest location in the company’s 71 year history. Following are a few of the highlights from the past year.
In 2009, Famous Smoke Shop held a raffle that helped raise money for ProCigar.org, the tobacco growers’ and cigar makers’ professional association in The Dominican Republic. Then, in February, Famous attended the 2010 festival accompanied by several staff members and five customers who were fortunate enough to win all-expenses-paid tickets to the international event. The annual festival includes cigar factory tours, golfing, local excursions, fine dining, entertainment, and of course, great cigars. The 2010 promotion was so successful that Famous is currently running the raffle again for ProCigar 2011.
In June, Famous held its 4th Cigar Expo, which has become one of the most anticipated cigar events of year. 400-plus cigar smokers get to mingle while enjoying great food, drink, cigars, and meet the leading cigar manufacturers in the business. Cigar stars like Rocky Patel, Nick Perdomo, Jonathan Drew, Jose Blanco, Avo Uvezian, Manuel Quesada, Jose Pepin Garcia, Jorge Padron, Christian Eiroa, Jesus Fuego, Charlie Torano, Nestor Plasencia, George Rico, Jose Oliva, and Pete Johnson are more than a handful of personalities who make attending the event even more worthwhile.
New private label cigars that arrived at Famous this year were:
- ACID Subculture Satori & Tri-Borough
- Artisan Honduran & Nicaraguan
- Famous Pvt. Sel. Signature by Garcia Family
- Famous Pvt Sel. Signature by Litto Gomez
- Famous Pvt Sel. Signature by Rocky Patel
- Final Blend
- La Floridita Fuerte
- Maroma Dulce & Fuerte
- Patel Bros. Next Generation
- Rocky Patel Xtreme
- Steel City Cigarillos
- VSL Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
Finally, since Arthur usually thanks all the customers personally each year, I don’t want to steal his thunder, but on behalf of everyone at Famous Smoke Shop, please accept our sincere thanks for another great year, and here’s wishing you all a prosperous 2011.
Cigar Monster is not exactly “fond” of change, so we were surprised when he DEMANDED a new feature on his website. We were even MORE surprised that he immediately liked our suggestion.
Name Your Price is pretty much what it sounds like – sporadically throughout the day, we’ll place items on the Monster and allow you to Name Your Price. After the items are placed in your cart, simply proceed through checkout. If you offer is accepted, the purchase is processed and shipped as normal. If your offer is NOT accepted, it’s back to the drawing board.
The benefit is two-fold.
- You’ll get even greater discounts, and
- You’ll see a FAR bigger selection of cigars to choose from
Note that Name Your Price will never appear during the Mash-Up, so it’s up to you to check the website as often as possible, or following CigarMonster on Twitter. Note also that thresholds change daily, so even if your bid is rejected on one day, it just might be accepted the next time you see it.
Welcome to the Famous Smoke Shop Cigar blog where we will be writing about everything and anything that involves cigars. Our love for cigars will be expressed in our writing, and we hope that you learn more about some great sticks that you can add to your humidors and enjoy smoking. You can come to the blog and learn about great cigars, different types of tobacco, how cigars are rolled, and different leaves used to roll them and much more great information on cigars and cigar accessories.