Just back from RTDA trade show ( Retail Tobacco Dealers of America) which was held this year in humid,hot and sunny Houston Texas
Great to meet up with suppliers of C.Gars Ltd,fellow cigars smokers,old friends as well as making many new friends.
I have found and am importing many humidors,lighters,cutters and other accessories that can not otherwise be found in the UK …as ever at lowest prices in the UK
Enjoyed a few smokes and drinks at 10 Downing street http://www.downingstreetpub.com/ well worth a visit.Attentive service as well as a well stocked bar and fabulous walk in humidor.
Thanks to all my friends who spent time herfing with me in Downing street.
Had a delightful dinner at Vic & Anthony’s: ( thanks David and Joe) check it out at http://www.vicandanthonys.com/flash_content/index.html Cigar friendly in the bar I am pleased to report:-)
For a fabulous range of wines and cigars in Houston Specs is well worth a visit http://www.specsonline.com/
Smoked many a fine cigar in Dallas too ( Thanks Joe,Frank,Larry and many many others) and would highly recommend Del Frisco which has an excellent cigar bar as well as some first rate live music. Find it at 5251 Spring Valley Road Dallas, Texas 75240-3007
A few friends recommended that I visit Paesanos restaurant in San Antonio so I zipped over there on a South West flight for lunch and can honestly say this was one of the finest restaurants I have ever experienced in the US.
The bar was cigar friendly and as son as I lit up my cigar,one of the attentive waiting staff immediately brought me over a cigar ashtray…very impressive.
The restaurant was spacious and comfortable and exceptionally busy yet the service was still absolutely first rate.
With a comprehensive wine list and food menu to satisfy the most discerning diner as well as fussy eaters like me..(!)…you won’t be disappointed.
I understand that there are a few restaurants in the chain …checkout their website it’s very cool http://paesanos.com/
Texas is not the easiest State to find smoking venues but I managed to get by …with a little help from my friends:-) …and I’m looking forward to going back in the near future