There are a couple of news items that are going to be rolling out shortly that I’m sure many people will find interesting. One is the Chesterton & Co. Cigar lounge located in Steubenville Ohio will be opening on October 7th. It was recently bought by a media conglomerate and they are totally renovating the whole place. The former Diamond Square Cigar Lounge needed a lot of work, which the new owners are diligently taking care of right now.
It seems like it will be a pipe friendly place and we can’t wait for it to open. There is a website, but it hasn’t been populated yet. It’s even close enough to me that I might consider making a trip there some day. Possibly for some kind of meet up. There are so many pipe smokers in Ohio, I’m thinking this might be a great place for them to meet.
As I find out more information, I’ll pass it along. If you know of any pipe or cigar smokers in the Ohio area, be sure to let them know about Chesterton & Co. Cigars.
Tobacco Pipes International is rolling out his new product TPI X-221. He promotes it not as a cleaner, but as a buffing wheel in a jar. Not only cleaning up the dingy old briar, but restoring it back to it’s glory days, so to speak. There haven’t been very many reviews that I have seen yet and am looking forward to seeing what people have to say.
If you have any experience with X-221, let me know. I’m trying to learn more, but don’t want to just hear “promotional” replies. I want to find out the truth so I can let you all know.
My No. 1
A reader had been going through some older Blobs and ran across my post about my current No. 1 pipe, an Asikyan. It says so in the post and I needed to repeat, being my no. 1 doesn’t mean it’s my favorite, it means it’s the no. 1 pipe in my rotation. The one I smoke the most. It is surprising since I don’t smoke many bent pipes, but this one for some reason has really grown on me.
Probably because of the bigger bowl, which on a billiard would put the weight out too far, is why I like it. It might also be because it’s quite a bit different than most of my other pipes.
I was going to keep going here, but Yardism just put out a video on communication that I want to watch, so I’m cutting this short so I can watch it.
See you tomorrow.