Buying cigars online is the more common means for purchasing premium cigars, rather than buying them at your neighborhood brick & mortar tobacco store. Some cigar smokers buy exclusively online for price, selection, and convenience, while others prefer the experience of a store where they can see the product “in-person.” Then there are those who buy their cigars both online and at their local tobacconist. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages to both. Continue reading
According to an informal poll I conducted five minutes ago expressly for this article, 95% of cigar smokers enjoy an ice cold glass of suds alongside their favorite stogie. Among those who responded, some prefer their puro with a couple generous fingers of whisky, rum or tequila. Others prefer a well-made cocktail. Still others take their smoke with wine, port, brandy or cognac. 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
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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!
Between the economy and my third kid on the way, it’s getting harder and harder to justify a night out at the bar. But when an old friend calls you up out of the blue and wants to get together for drinks on a weeknight, what else is there to do?
My buddy is in a similar position as I am: Married working man with a couple kids and a mortgage. Neither of us is in a position to be throwing money around on drinks. Moreover, it’s been tough to get together, given our schedules and the hours that separate us.
First of all, the economics are staggering. For the tap price of a domestic pint, I can enjoy a couple microbrews. Instead of an average craft beer, I can dip into some esoteric Belgian beers, or a few fingers of single malt scotch or barrel-aged rum.
Add to that my man cave’s utter lack of macho assholes and drink-grubbing girls bedecked in hot pants and tube tops, and you’ve got a rough idea of why I mostly pass on the bar these days. What’s more, cigars are encouraged, not banned, in my man cave.
But the real kicker is the atmosphere. I don’t know about you, but whether I’m catching up with old friends or goofing off with new ones, I enjoy not having to ask them to repeat themselves ad nauseum. My man cave not only features great music that I enjoy, but played at an enjoyable volume.
So you can keep your aggro patronage, your overpriced drinks, and your cigarette deck. I think I’ll stick with hanging out in my man cave with great company, music I enjoy, a selection of beers and liquors tailored to my liking, and all the cigars I feel like smoking.