Episode 316: Full House
– The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

For the second week in a row, a large contingent of Hacks invade a cigar lounge. With almost as many Hacks joining as last week, it’s becoming a regular thing. The Hidden Herf is a controversy in itself. We try a new segment and initiate a new Hack.

Local Spotlight – The Tobacco Shack; Rowley, MA

Controversy Corner – Controversy Potpourri

Episode 315: My Father w/Darren Hill
– Ash Cigar Lounge; Kingston, NH

A large contingent of Hacks invade the Ash Cigar Lounge to do an episode with Darren Hill, our local New England Sales Manager for My Father Cigars. At one point we count 20 participants, so pull out your score card for this one. The Hidden Herf receives a very good rating overall. The Reverend Harvey returns from Georgia, The Gringo is in town, and we have a couple of first timers.

Local Spotlight – Ash Cigar Lounge; Kingston, NH

Controversy Corner – Ho Ho Ho-Flation

Episode 314: Have a Grumpy Day
– Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Let’s get grumpy! This week we visit the new Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge, formerly El Toro, and sit down with two of the new owners to discuss what’s involved in running a cigar bar. A pair of new Hacks are minted and the Hidden Herf stumps the panel again.

Local Spotlight – Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson NH

Controversy Corner – Feral Hog Insurrection

Episode 313: The Diplomat Drop-In W/Rocky Patel Cigars
– The Diplomat Cigar Lounge; Keene, NH

We drop in to the Diplomat Cigar Lounge in Keene, NH to surprise Josh, the owner, and Mike, the Rocky Patel Rep, for the first Rocky Patel event at this shop. A small contingent of Hacks make the trek on a Thursday, so we pull in a couple of regulars the round out the panel. The Hidden Herf is Pick Your Rocky, Pot-Luck style.

Local Spotlight – The Diplomat Cigar Lounge; Keene, NH

Controversy Corner – Ignorance

Episode 312: The Last Firepit of ’23
– Local Spotlight: Pocono Palooza Lounge Tour

A couple of new Hack recruits join the crew at Ricky’s firepit. It’s a chilly night, so we load up the wood, have a good cigar, and sample some fine spirits to keep us warm. We recap the Pocono Palooza trip. The Hidden Herf is a new release from a well known brand, but it still stumps the panel.

Local Spotlight – Pocono Palooza Lounge Tour

Controversy Corner – MK Underground

Episode 311: Pocono Palooza 4.0
– Local Spotlight: Best Cigar Pub; Drums, PA

We head down to the Poconos for the 5th year, including Pocono Wedding Palooza. The Rabbi Cut Above joins us at Best Cigar Pub for this episode along with The JoJo Mo clan and a new recruit, Mike the Runaway. We interview the front of the house manager at Best Cigar Pub to get some details on the new lawn area. The Hidden Herf is not in the running for best cigar of the year.

Local Spotlight – Best Cigar Pub; Drums, PA

Controversy Corner – Feminization

Episode 310: Weekend at the Lake House
– Local Spotlight: Kurt’s 60th Birthday Bash w/Rock Patel

Kurt Kendall of Twins Smoke Shop and 7-20-4 Cigars has his 60th birthday bash with Rocky Patel. A few lucky raffle winners are invited the the lake house for the weekend with Kurt and Rocky for cigars, food and spirits. Our own Hunter Rick and Nurse Rick are among the weekend winners. We get a call in from the lake house and speak with Rocky, Rick, Mike and Pat. The Hidden Herf is a potpourri of selections from the New England Cigar Expo 1st day and we include the interview with the Nish Patel  and Team Rocky from the Expo.

Local Spotlight – Kurt’s 60th Birthday Bash w/Rock Patel

Controversy Corner – Jetting Swiftly and the IDF

Episode 308: Ashton Cigars w/Joe Gonzalez
– Local Spotlight: New England Cigar Expo 2023

Joe Gonzalez, our new Aston, La Aroma de Cuba, and San Cristobal rep, joins us at Plaistow Cigar this week. The Mail Bag is full of great messages. The hidden herf does not disappoint. We recap the New England Cigar Expo and have a few laughs along the way.

Local Spotlight – New England Cigar Expo 2023

Controversy Corner – Let’s not get canceled

Episode 307: Cigar Hacks’ Wedding Vacation 2023
– Local Spotlight: Wedding Cigar Bar

Dommie the Dominator and the Blue Ash tied the knot this past weekend. The rest of the family go on a mountain top vacation for the balance of the week. We initiate a new cigar smoker and make some new friends. Between the wedding, vacation, and the New England Cigar Expo far too many cigars were consumed this week – as if that’s even possible.

Local Spotlight – Wedding Cigar Bar