Episode 343: You Can’t be Grumpy Here
– Local Spotlight: Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson, NH

The Hacks drop in to Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge for the Rocky Patel Cigars Event. We are joined by Mike the Cop and Walter from Grumpy’s. A new hack is sworn in and with enough clues the Hidden Herf is figured out,

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

Controversy Corner – Late Night AM Radio

Episode 341: You Can’t Say That
– Local Spotlight: Plaistow Cigar Co; Plaistow, NH

It’s the Memorial Day episode so we do a little extra for those who made the sacrifice. It’s a full house of Hacks with a couple of participants in the peanut gallery. The Hidden Herf is an interesting selection, but it still stumps the panel.

Local Spotlight – Plaistow Cigar Co; Plaistow, NH

Controversy Corner – Who really controls social media?

Episode 340: Buttered Meat
– Local Spotlight: The First Firepit of 2024

After watching the Bruins get eliminated on the big screen by the firepit we load in a few more logs to keep the panel warm. We have a guest who was an impromptu call-in a few weeks back. The hidden herf is a follow up from last week.

Local Spotlight – The First Firepit of 2024

Controversy Corner – Candidate Roulette.

Episode 338: The Cigar Bar Tenders Special
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s, Twins, and Grumpy’s

Bar tenders from three of our favorite cigar bars get together with us this week as we talk cocktail trivia and cigar pairings. This is one of our more creative episodes as we demonstrate how the New Hampshire cigar bars are diverse, yet able to come together for one fun episode with The Hacks.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room; Manchester, Twins Smoke Shop; Londonderry, and Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson, NH

Controversy Corner – Controversial Cocktails.

Episode 337: Saturday Night in Nashua
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room; Nashua, NH

For two weeks in a row we record on an off day. This week we head to the upstairs at Castro’s in Nashua for a conference room style sit-down. We have a call in from Brady of La Rosa Negra Cigars. The podcast juice is flowing and the Hidden Herf knocks it out of the park.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room; Nashua, NH

Controversy Corner – Housing options.

Episode 336: Have a Grumpier Day
– Local Spotlight: Grumpy’s Cigars & Lounge; Hudson, NH

We find ourselves at Grumpy’s this week to find out what’s new and why things are more grumpy than before. It’s more than just the cigars. The Hidden Herf is a good one, but someone was paying attention and figures it out at the 11th hour.

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

Controversy Corner – The nudge.

Episode 335: 3Leaf Masters w/Erik Wentworth
– Local Spotlight: Plaistow Cigar Co; Plaistow, NH

It’s the annual Masters Weekend at Plaistow Cigar, but this year it’s with the new brand: 3Leaf Cigars. The Charcuterie pairing is a hit and enhances the Hidden Herf rating. We learn about the 3Leaf Cigars brand, the cigars, and Erik’s journey, over the past year or so, starting a new cigar company. The new Cigar Announcers Test seems to be working as expected.

Local Spotlight – Plaistow Cigar Co; Plaistow, NH

Controversy Corner – Did-e or Didn’t-e.

Episode 334: “In the Pink” Surprise
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s Back Room; Manchester, NH

This episode starts out like any other, but just as we we get the Hidden Herf going we are thrown a curve-ball and have to switch cigars. Two Hidden Herfs perhaps? We drag a few people in from the lounge as we work our way through the regular segments. If you follow boxing, be sure to check out lounge guest #4 near the end of the episode.

Local Spotlight – Castro’s Back Room; Manchester, NH

Controversy Corner – How did we get to where we are in 2024.