Then, head over to Head West Smoke Shop, 2750 N. Campbell Ave. Joe, Frank and the boys can always find time, despite the brisk business for smokes and pipes, to help with a good stock of cigars that are always marked down. We mean low. You'll find real bargains here.
For a chain feel, go to Tinder Box Internationale, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd. We miss that sweet red-haired grandmother who took care of Tinder Box customers at El Con, but the Williams Center digs are nice. Lockers, comfortable leather sofas and chairs, and TV may keep you lingering. The place has a top-notch selection, including the Fuente Fuente Opus X.
Finally, is money no object? The cigar bar at McMahon's Prime Steak House, 2959 N. Swan Road, is a real pleasure for high-end smokes and brandy.