A Cigar Smoker Invades Rick's Cabaret ... and Brings Davidoff Surprise
The event, organized by Barry Stein the man behind the cigar blog "A Cigar Smoker," attracted a large and varied group of cigar smokers, making the Rick's roof feel like your local cigar shop (though with the obvious differences). As hors d'oeuvres were passed and drinks sipped, on-the-spot back rubs were delivered expertly by roving masseuses, and cigars were abundant. Conversation flowed freely and easily, especially with my new blogging buddy the Social Vixen.
It isn't as if you need an excuse to enjoy the camaraderie of a cigar event or the decadence of a night at Rick's ... sometimes, though, A Cigar Smoker gives you one.
[photo and gallery by Steve Zak, video via Cigar Reader]
Disclosure: The event was open to the public and free. I did receive two sparkling waters and a vodka along with one of those backrubs from Rick's Cabaret. Barry of A Cigar Smoker gave me a cigar (which he did for a lot of people), as did Michael Herklots of Davidoff Madison Avenue and Davidoff Columbus Circle. I was invited to cover the event for Cigar Reader.