David Savona archive

April 2009

A Smoky New York City Restaurant

Posted: Apr 27, 2009 4:22pm ET

I had dinner Thursday night at a great New York City restaurant. The food was lovely, but the best part was the cigar (two, in fact) that I puffed during cocktails, appetizers, entrée and dessert. The only bad part? The restaurant is only open a half-dozen times a year, and it only seats about 30 guests.

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A Greener (And Frostier) World

Posted: Apr 22, 2009 4:58pm ET

I like to think I’ve done my part in the fight against global warming—on a very localized level. I speak, of course, about the beer fridge. A beer fridge typically evolves from an old refrigerator that someone in the house (usually the wife) has deemed inappropriate for use in the kitchen.

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Florida Smokers, Unite

Posted: Apr 14, 2009 9:57am ET

If you're anywhere near the Tampa, Florida, area, you owe it to yourself to grab a few fine cigars and head to 215 N. Dale Mabry Highway this afternoon. At 4:30, the Cigar Rights of America, Tampa’s own J.

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Smoking with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

Posted: Apr 8, 2009 10:12am ET

I’m always happy when Ernesto Perez-Carrillo comes to New York. I’ve known him since my early days at Cigar Aficionado , and El Credito Cigars in Miami was the first cigar factory I ever visited. On that first meeting, he welcomed me with a baggie of unbanded lonsdales that blew me away with power, spice and flavor.

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