Last night Richard and I decided to splurge for the holidays. On our way home from work we visited the Corner Beverage shop, bought some different kinds of beers, and also purchased two cigars to smoke while playing cribbage.
After we got home we took out the cribbage board, played a few games at the kitchen table, and listened to some music. We cracked open the patio door so that we wouldn’t leave the kitchen too smoky and then lit up our cigars. They were Padrons and were quite good — rich, yet not too heavy, and well-suited to accompany an IPA or a brown ale.
I quit smoking years ago, but I like to have a cigar now and then. I don’t and wouldn’t smoke them regularly, but they are a fine way to celebrate a special occasion. A good cigar, a friendly game of cribbage, some spirited conversation, and a well-made malty beverage are an excellent way to ease into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.