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Casa blanca magnum

Lighting the chosen stick means I am taking the time to enjoy and relax. In todays world, that says something about the person. Regional gastronomy also comes into play with the enjoyment of the stick. 

The famous Casa Blanca cigar is a mellow handmade smoke that has been pleasing cigar enthusiasts for decades, thanks to its quality, consistency, and affordable price. 

Hailing from Santiago, Dominican Republic, these mild-to-medium-bodied cigars will provide you with a refined consistency normally found on much more expensive smokes. 

The series has a silky Connecticut broadleaf/shade and has a smooth, creamy, nutty taste, while the maduro variety features a dark broadleaf wrapper that adds a little more of a spicy kick to the blend.  

The 60 ring Magnum was my first venture into the big ring cigars after playing at a Presidential Inagural Ball in 1981. After the ball, we had an opportunity to have dinner off premises.  By the way, this cigar series pairs well with Ribeye Steaks and a robust Burgundy. That was on the menu that night and a lot of Tequila! 

Inktify

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Imagine, on the golf course, the golfers towel with your brand right there and a cap with your brand!  Around town, the shirts and caps with your brand!  
 
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The Pipeline

The Pipeline in Memphis was a leather bar that came on the scene in the eighties. Owned by Dennis and Stan, they pushed me to develop recipes using all natural ingredients for the infamous Sunday afternoon buffet and beer bust. There were also special events such as the pool tournaments where they demanded excellent foods sourced from local super markets and wholesale venues.
There was always an event planned at the Pipeline and that involved the kitchen. Mr. Leather Tennessee brought in people from around the world to our little place and we went to great lengths to prepare! There were also seasonal events including Mardi Gras, Cookouts, the Pipette Fourth of July benefit and other big feeds. We also coordinated with Memphis In May with a month of selections from the cuisine of the recognized nation that year. That was a challenge for me and yet I expanded my horizons as more was asked.
The challenge for me was to being excellent cuisine on a small budget. I accomplished that by taking standard fare and expanding with noodles into casseroles and such. The big events called for me personally developing as a chef and putting out a varied international cuisine. The Pipeline kitchen was a pass through from the office to the back bar and it amazed me how we could turn out some fabulous meals in short order. I learned a lot there and am grateful for the Widow McCain, the Manager, Jeff Hardy and for the wonderful people of Memphis!

Friday, beginning of a regular weekend or is it?

For all those 8 to 5 folks, this is the usual. However, in the arts and service industries, our week is just beginning. This weekend in Houston is a large event going on in the Montrose known as LUEY or “Let Us Entertain You” weekend where the leather folk from Houston extend the red carpet to the folks from New Orleans that put out, err, put on Mardi Gras every year. It’s a fun event and takes place in the bars and denzions of the Greater Houston Midtown Area.

Continue reading Friday, beginning of a regular weekend or is it?