Smoking a cigar is a bit like playing golf. In golf you use a metal club to hit a little white ball around in the grass for several hours. When you smoke a cigar, you give the bartender twenty dollars and then you get a cigar -- which you proceed to burn to ash.
When looking casually at these activities they would seem pointless. But that would be your mistake. A lit cigar is so much more.
Transported, we are free to make the choice between thinking calmly or purging the mind in a kind of meditative hypnosis. Do men really enjoy smoking cigars? I suppose they enjoy being the kind of men who have the time to smoke them.
New Orleans is a stylish city, and as such, fosters a rich cigar culture that exists without much fanfare. That is, unless you are one of those people. Where do you buy a good cigar? Below are some of my favorites: