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Stogie Commentary: Super Cigar Bowl

4 Feb 2008

The Super Bowl just may be one of the best occasions of the year to smoke cigars. There are hours and hours of football-related television programming, lots of fried foods, plenty of adult beverages, and great gatherings of loved ones and friends.

Super Cigar Bowl

Yesterday a few of my pals (Patrick S included) and I spent a good six hours at Shelly’s Back Room, pretty much the last cigar-friendly establishment in all of Washington. It is a “civilized cigar parlor” with numerous high-definition TVs, a cozy atmosphere, and an excellent menu. It was here that we witnessed one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.

I don’t mind saying that we were smoking and drinking virtually nonstop throughout our entire stay. Included in my three-cigar extravaganza was a mild and creamy Ybor City Handmades Torpedo (the last from my November 2006 trip to Tampa) and a full and peppery J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial Robusto (full review forthcoming). Not surprisingly, Makers Mark seemed to go quite well with everything.

But we want to know what you were up to. When you get a chance, please leave a comment and let Stogie Guys Nation know where you watched the big game and what you smoked to celebrate one of the world’s greatest sporting events.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

7 Responses to “Stogie Commentary: Super Cigar Bowl”

  1. furious Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    I had an always enjoyable Ramon Allones Specially Selected robusto paired with a Rye Manhattan pre-game. Game fare consisted of nachos, pizza, beer, etc. hosted by a coworker in Baltimore. A good time was had by all attendees.

  2. RickyR Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:20 am #

    I had the Double Corona size of the Coronado by La Flor in my basement with tons of beer. I'm no Giants fan, but the cigar was almost as delicious as watching the Pats perfect season come to a close.

  3. Amanda Monday, February 4, 2008 at 6:52 am #

    I lit up a Montecristo No. 2 during the pre-game show and then a Punch Grand Cru Diademas at halftime. Weather was nice so I was out on the porch with a TV.

    Sweet pic, but the way. Looks like you guys had a great time.

  4. Scott Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:08 am #

    As a New Englander, there's wasn't much celebrating for me yesterday (I'll just have to console myself with the three other Super Bowl rings the Pats have earned and the Boston Red Sox two World Series championships). It is great to see a StogieGuys post that isn't just about WHAT you smoke, but WHERE and with WHOM.

    One of the great pleasures of cigar smoking is sharing a good smoke in the company of good people. In the middle of all this nasty SCHIP business and increasing restrictions on smoking, it's good to see people out enjoying fine cigars,libations, and good company.

    After all, that's what separates cigars from cigarettes. This isn't a habit, it's a pasttime,a pleasure, a supreme indulgence.

  5. Sean Monday, February 4, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    I watched the game with about 15 good friends from work and the girlfriend. We had ribs, chips, oreos and various other snackish foods. After the game, I went home and enjoyed an RP Edge Sumatra toro with a book.

    A good night.

  6. Mac and Nudo Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    My local B&M has a downstairs lounge with lots of TVs, couches, and such, so I watched the game down there. I was smoking straight house blends — good stuff.

  7. yardog Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    Makers and coke was a great decision….wonder who came up w/ that idea?