Cigar Lounge Review: Up Down Cigars in Chicago, Illinois

It is hard to believe that it’s been three years and almost seventy podcasts ago when I sat down and chatted with one of the owners of Up Down Cigars in Chicago, Illinois, Phil Ledbetter. It’s even harder to imagine that it took me that long to get to Up Down Cigars…but it did. If…

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Lounge Review: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. in Oregon, Illinois

Hidden away between the Quad Cities and Chicago is the sleepy town of Oregon, Illinois. There, near the bank of the Rock River, you will find a haven for cigar smokers in the area: Bad Ash Cigars LLC. Bad Ash Cigars LLC. is a poorly kept secret amongst cigar aficionados and enthusiasts in the Eastern…

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