This grand robusto (5″ X 60) took an hour and twenty minutes to smoke. After finishing it I can truthfully say it is the first cigar I have ever smoked in my life that was too strong. Yup, and as a rule I generally prefer short, fat, powerful cigars. But this one was way over… Continue reading Garcia y Garcia- My Father, The Judge
Yesterday I received in the mail a wonderful assortment of cigars from my friend, Mike coming all the way from distant, faraway and mysterious Singapore. Just so you know, Mike is one of those rare individuals who actually knows way more than you or I about the true art of fine living. And that’s how… Continue reading Cigars!
Example. A couple of days ago my Seiko wristwatch went dead. I asked a local doctor friend – a fellow connoisseur of right living – where I might go to get a new battery; skills and quality, not butchery. He directed me to a place around the corner on my own block, hidden in plain… Continue reading It’s the Little Things
This was not distilled from Agave, oh no – more probably creosote. This is without question the most vile distillation I have ever encountered in my 40 plus years of bending an elbow. Put plainly and descriptively, only such a nasty virulent piece of effluvia in a form as witnessed by sodden compacted bright yellow… Continue reading Don Alavaro Tequila
I have found another outstanding tequila from Arandas! Behold, Luchadores Reposado, a most excellent tequila from the Arandas region of Jalisco. And it unsurprisingly tastes a lot like my single most favorite tequila in the world, Tapatio, which comes from Arandas as well. The tequila is smooth and exceedingly fresh with just a hint of… Continue reading Luchadores Reposado Tequila
A month ago word went around that tortillas were going up in price from 16 pesos a kilo to 18 pesos. The local mafia had decided that this was going to be one brilliant great strategy to provide an easy extra minimally managed stream of revenue. I could just imagine the sly application of genius… Continue reading Guns and Tortillas
My daughter moved last week to Portland to begin her post-doc at OHSU in molecular biology. Before we hung up, I teased her, ‘I hope you get the local restaurant scene all figured out by the time I get up there this spring. I expect to eat some excellent breads and seafood kind of things… Continue reading An Insider’s Guide to DC Restaurants