It’s been way too long, hasn’t it? Is monthly really too often? I don’t know, but a gap of 2 1/2 months is way too fucking long!
This is what I know.
February sucks, and not in that good kind of way. So to give us all something to look forward to at the end of it, we’re going to have a smoker on the last Sunday, the 24th of February: 6:30-10:00 at Blue Havana. Kick back with a cigar or two and cigar camaraderie with other kinky cigar lovers. As always, we’re taking over the shop after hours, so it’s just us. This month there’s no booze demo (I know, I know – scheduling conflicts, we’ll have her back next time…), so be sure to plan your BYOB. Bring some whisky, bring some chocolate, but mostly bring yourself. We’ll have Angie and McTrouble bootblacking for us, a fantastic humidor, and as always, good company.
Like a munch, it’s free to attend, but show the venue we appreciate them hosting us and patronize them: buy a cigar. Or two. Or accessories. Or something.
For those who have never used the services of a bootblack before, they do their work for the dedication of the service and the service to leather, but also generally to raise money for various causes, so you should go into having your boots done expecting to tip them. In this case, Angie is raising funds for her and her Owner’s title bid – competing for a leather title gets expensive with all the travel involved – so please consider being generous.
Here’s the event page on FetLife if you want to go tell the world you’re going: https://fetlife.com/events/151691
All are welcome. Questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing you there.
Note that since Chicago requires anyone entering a tobacco shop to be 18 or up, and drinking requires you to be 21 or up, please plan on showing a state-issued ID if asked to do so.