Punch Joe

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  • Birthday 11/30/1969

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  1. ...pork chops too. Everything is cooked on the grill. Don´t hesitate trying the Octopus al pesto. That will make you believe in God, if you ever lost your faith. A cigar friendly place that welcomes smokers making it the right place for a gathering since it can easily host up to 60 guests. They have a humidor inside but smoking is only allowed outdoors. Cellar is packed with a decent wine list to complement your meal, but they offer a wide array of booze when it comes to Tequilas and Vodkas. Enhanced by the garden lightning, the whole place invites you for yet another visit. Service is top quality, always looking after the diners. Love the way they bring beers swimming in a bucket of ice. Booking is recommended especially on weekends. One more tip: Bring your own cigar and watch the sun goes down on the ocean. Contact details Address: 14th St. & 1st Ave, Miramar, Playa Owners: Raoul & Nadia For bookings: + 53 7 209 6889 Every day from 12:00 m to 12:00 am. @: [email protected]
  2. ...where 73 were US. While docking at La Marina Hemingway in Havana, they would start unpacking stuff and downloading BBQs, sausages and bikes. Some were unfolding chairs for kicking back and relax while lightning a cigar and have some beers. Thought I could get along well with these guys easily. After 4 days of fishing, we saw some good captures on video since they have to comply with the ¨catch and release¨ rules. They could keep anything but the marlins or sailfish. There were some yellow fin tuna ready to cook though. Some of the boatnames were funnier than others. Here´s a list. Get a lot. Damn Yankees. Reel Xcape. Champagne Lady. Salinity. Rose. Yellow Hammer. Mad Hatter. Philosophy. Lady Simone. Smooth More. Emily Bliss. Hi-Ho. Reel Party. Hope. Amapola. Isla Mist. Reel Excuse. Della Ann. Karma. Sand dancer. Contender. Wayne´s world. Anet among others. Well, the first place went to Charlie from Un…believable and second and third were also going for the boats of the Stuart Club. That night on stage, the President of the Club was very thankful to the authorities and the event organizers when all of the sudden he announced they were going to have a raffle. That was unexpected. And certainly the Cuban authorities at La Marina wouldn't let him to do so. Funny anyway how the microphone was off immediately afterward. They all had a great time here aside from the temporary setbacks and the last minute renovation works conducted at La Marina. Even my cigar buddy Toby was indeed enjoying the day. Till next year, anglers.
  3. ...when hopping in the old American cars en route to Old Havana every day for rehearsals and fun. The Cruise Show was a success, at least so they say. Without further ado, music started playing and ethereal girls started strolling up and down the Prado, the famous promenade setting the boundaries between Havana Centro and Old Havana, which was turned into a catwalk in a matter of days. I was not able to be a part of that, but I managed to get some pics, some outdoors and casual but there were also some studio pictures as shown here. Enjoy the pics below. Cigars played a part in the show as well.
  4. Happy Born Day. Bless the physical!

  5. The red areas are the Partido region, three years ago expanded to Matanzas where the climate is similar to Pinar del Rio but not the soil. Correction: The green areas are the Partido region on the map. It is a common slip.
  6. Thanks for this warning. Very helpful. Looking into this, mates. Seems to me these boxes are genuine just by carefully looking at the seal, the finishing of the cap, general appeareance and color shades even though it´s difficult to tell sometimes. Besides, the smoker´s impressions coincide with a Partagás Serie D No 4 but the issue here is the band. Sorry I have no answer for that. I called a friend at the warehouse to find out. Also tried calling to the factory and to the provider of the bands for the industry. It looks like a temporary mistake or if a change has been made, we have not been notified...YET! Go figure! Keep you posted on this...
  7. There also appeared to be a spontaneous mass middle finger salute. Ken, my friend, take some notes on it. That was really a response to tyrany...thumbs up for evolutionary leader Goreta. It´s too late now to suffoocate rebellion form the masses.....Rob that was hilarious!!!!!!!!!
  8. Cohiba cigars feature in the film Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina has a box specially imported from Cuba to give as gifts to businessmen and diplomats. He says "If I give a businessman 10,000 francs, what is that to him, he is rich. But if I give him a Cohiba cigar, that is style." In episode 11 of Keen Eddie, Supt. Nathanial Johnson orders a 'Cohiba Torpedo', which he refers to as "the finest, rarest, and most expensive of cigars." This size does not exist in official production (apart from limited edition releases of the similarly-sized Pirámide) and is a very commonly-encountered counterfeit. Lil' Wayne references the Cohiba brand cigar in his song "Hustler Musik" from his fifth studio album, Tha Carter II. In his Window Shopper music video, 50 Cent is seen walking in the streets of Monaco; upon meeting a rich man, he asks him for a cigar, and the man gets a Cohiba out of his pocket. In 50 Cent's first un-released album Power Of The Dollar he mentions in the song Slow Dough "Broke niggas smoke niggas, rich niggas smoke Cohibas" Talib Kweli references Cohiba cigars in his song "Rush." Cohiba cigars are mentioned in the movie Bad Boys II when Cuban drug smuggler Johny Tapia (Jordi Mollà) offers Russian club owner Alexi (Peter Stormare) a Cohiba before a meeting. During the movie you can also see the yellow Cohiba label being smoked by Tapia. In the movie Into the Blue, Bryce (Scott Caan) refers to his box of Cohiba's after Jared (Paul Walker) finds a 'rock' used as ballast by ships back in the day. In De Fem benspænd, The Five Obstructions, Jørgen Leth's "The Perfect Human: Cuba" segment features a Cohiba. Les Claypool's solo album, Highball with the Devil features a song entitled "Cohibas Esplendidfs." The sheriff in the final scene of the remake of Psycho is sporting a Cohiba. In The Song "Leather So Soft" by Birdman and Lil Wayne, Birdman mentions : " Smokin' Cohibas" at 1:57 In the pilot episode of Sex and the City, when offered a lesser cigar, Mr. Big says, "Cohibas, that's all I smoke." In the Simpsons episode "That 90's Show", when Homer goes into Moe's and finds out it has been turned into a Cigar bar, Homer says "Fine, Cohiba Me" During the Boston Celtics 2008 championship parade, Paul Pierce and other Celtic players are smoking Cohiba cigars in homage to the late Red Auerbach. Many more coming up
  9. 3 things to consider Ecuador is one of the few countries where Cubans need no visa for visiting or working. Ecuador rather than Nicaragua, has not had the help or know how of Cuban researchers or technicians in the past. Nicaragua in the eighties witnessed the arrival of waves of Cubans technician to improve and grow cuban tobacco varieties there. Habanos s.a. was not aware of such entrerprise...but something was on the air since August 2009 though May I think this is completely unknown from some authorities? Sure not. But who are backing this or somehow involved is the question I find difficult to answer. Hope the best for the family and there´s many ways to make life harder for anyone specially if you are a sensitive grower with a great heart.
  10. Though decision! Sorry if not capable to narrow it down. 1 anything under the Coen bros signature (O brother where are thou?, Burn after reading, Fargo...) 2 Anything under Kurosawa signature 3 The Matrix I, The Godfather I, Sideways, Pulp Fiction, L´Haine, Trainspotting, Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barrels. All of the above don´t need a second Part. Punch Joe!
  11. Lisa Ingrid and myself wish you have the best of days. Your charming presence is always remembered with emotion. Ah...as of today, believe me, I haven´t heard from Rob. It´s Sunday morning, and I have two friends tracking him down. Seems like he lost his phone...again. Growing concern on this...
  12. Someone has no life. Ken, that´s you! Ha ha, ha .....

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