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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXXVII

30 Mar 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

1) Since Editor in Chief Patrick Ashby is a native Chicagoan, how could we pass up sharing this story with you? Cigar Aficionado recently named The Windy City the “the most elegant city in the United States in which to smoke cigars.” With its abundance of stogie-friendly hotels, bars, restaurants, cigar shops (including the oldest one in the nation), and blues and jazz joints, how could one argue? In some locales, like Mike Ditka’s Restaurant, you can be ridiculed for not smoking. Heck, you might even be lucky enough to get chewed out by Da Coach himself. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit “the city with the most beautiful urban center in this country,” click here to order tickets to the Big Smoke (coming up on April 10).

2) In case you missed it, cigar-smoking politicos Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rush Limbaugh duked it out on Rush’s syndicated radio show last week. After some childish name-calling from both sides (including “closet liberal” and “irrelevant”), the Governator sent Limbaugh an autographed humidor featuring the governor’s seal on the lid.

3) In our last Friday Sampler, we opened the door to Quick Smoke submissions. After all, the more reader feedback on, the better. (Besides, this should also help lighten the workload for our seven-days-a-week cigar website.) We’ve already received a decent number of great submissions, and we look forward to sharing them with you over the next few weekends. If you haven’t already done so, please consider sending one in today.

4) Deal of the Week: In previous Friday Samplers, we told you about a deal that includes 12 premium handmades, all from names you recognize: Rocky Patel, Gurkha, Macanudo, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, Hoyo, Punch, and more – plus a hat and travel case. Now they’ve got the same deal, with the same great price (only $29.95), but they’re also throwing in a 13th cigar. The deal now includes two CAOs (the Brazilia and the new Gold Maduro). To grab one today, click here: Baker’s Dozen Deluxe Sampler.

The Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXXVII”

  1. Patrick A Friday, March 30, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    Here are a few more details on submitting Guest Quick Smokes:

    Please include the full name of the cigar (including the size), its lenghth, as well as its ring gauge. The price you paid for the stogie would also be helpful. Don't forget to include your rating of "Buy," "Hold," or "Sell." You can increase your chances of publication by choosing a cigar that hasn’t already been a Quick Smoke or the subject of a full review. Finally, remember that we're not looking for essays; just a paragraph on your impressions.

    Thanks to all the readers who have already submitted great Guest Quick Smokes. We look forward to publishing those over the coming weekends.

  2. Abe Friday, March 30, 2007 at 5:44 am #

    When can we expect to see the first Guest Quick Smoke? You know, so we have a better idea of what you're looking for…

  3. Patrick A Friday, March 30, 2007 at 5:46 am #

    Good question, Abe. The first Guest Quick Smoke will be published tomorrow morning.