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The Good Life : Where to Smoke

The Point Crab House & Grill, Maryland

A Smoke on the Chesapeake

Posted: August 20, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

Fiola Mare’s Kennedy Lounge, Washington D.C.

Nothing is ever perfect, except when it just sort of works out. After a long week at my new restaurant in Northern Virginia, I am a little late to...more

Posted: July 29, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

The Lone Wolf Cigar Company & Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles

If you have read my previous dispatches from California over the years, then you know that I have consistently argued that finding a place to smoke a...more

Posted: June 11, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


May/June 2015 Issue : Good Life Guide

Ropa Vieja

Outside of Miami and the New York metro area—and maybe Cuba—it's not easy to get great Cuban food. No matter. Every year, I have a whole hog...more

Posted: June 1, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Good Life Guide

Cook Like a Cuban—A Gourmet Ropa Vieja Recipe

The June Cigar Aficionado, which features a guide to exploring the new Cuba, includes a Good Life Guide story about one of the island's most popular...more

Posted: May 11, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

The Winery, Newport Beach, California

In California, conscious efforts, to say the least, must be made if an establishment wants to provide a smoking area that is relatively convenient to...more

Posted: March 4, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

Davidoff Lounge at Club Humidor, San Antonio, Texas

The unfortunate state of affairs for most cigar-smoking travelers these days is that hotels rarely offer a comfortable place in which to light up....more

Posted: January 5, 2015    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

The QG, Baltimore, Maryland

The Cigar Lifestyle in Baltimore

Posted: December 3, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

Sullivan's Steakhouse, Baltimore

I needed a place for lunch. I wanted a burger. And there was Sullivan's right next door to the hotel in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Sure, I could go in...more

Posted: October 28, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


The Good Life : Where to Smoke

£10 at The Montage in Beverly Hills

OK, here's what you need to know before you visit £10 (or Ten Pound): You have four options for the equivalent of ice. Three of them are actually...more

Posted: August 4, 2014    By Alejandro Benes


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