David Savona archive

April 2008

Better With Age

Posted: Apr 30, 2008 4:42pm ET

James Suckling was in town this week, so Monday night we headed out to an early dinner in midtown. We ate at Benoit, a new brasserie from Alain Ducasse that just opened. (It was so new, in fact, that they didn’t have a liquor license, something we didn’t know until after we sat down.

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Loving Your Work

Posted: Apr 22, 2008 10:20am ET

I had lunch the other day with Litto Gomez , who makes La Flor Dominicana cigars. We ate at Otto, part of the Mario Batali/ Joe Bastianich Italian food empire. Litto is as slim as a spear, but you’d never know it if you watched him tuck into a table set with great Italian food.

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A Strong Smoke From Alec Bradley

Posted: Apr 16, 2008 10:30am ET

It’s Night to Remember week here in New York, which means just about the entire cigar industry is coming to town. It's been a busy week. I started the week off right with Alan Rubin, owner of Alec Bradley cigars.

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The Dangers of Blogging?

Posted: Apr 11, 2008 10:40am ET

So I walk to the driveway and pick up my newspaper the other day, and there it is right on page one—blogging kills. Apparently there have been a couple of deaths by blogging , where stressed out writers have succumbed to the pressures of the job and died.

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New Cigars From TAA

Posted: Apr 3, 2008 1:47pm ET

I’m on my way back from the annual Tobacconist Association of America conference, which was held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The TAA, as it’s known, is a small group of American cigar shop owners and many cigarmakers.

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