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One of the guys heading up with us on the 8th is a cigar smoker. Trying to figure out where to buy them, he is looking for decent cigars, maybe a cuban or two. Do they sell them at stores like the beer store, or are they sold at independent shops around the area? Going through Saulte ste marie, so ideas there would be appreciated.

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I don't think I've ever seen them at the beer store....but there's lots of independent stores that sell them. I'm not sure where your journey begins, but there's a great little shop in Oakville on Cross Ave....all kinds of stuff in there and they'll help you pick out good ones

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I don't think I've ever seen them at the beer store....but there's lots of independent stores that sell them. I'm not sure where your journey begins, but there's a great little shop in Oakville on Cross Ave....all kinds of stuff in there and they'll help you pick out good ones

 

Is Oakville on Cross Ave in the soo? I have no idea where to buy them, sounds like there are cigar stores though which is good news. Thanks for reply, and if you can let me know if that is in the soo, that would be great.

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I'm not sure about the Soo area, but if all else fails look for native smoke shops (on reserve land). Some of them here in the North Bay area sell cigars (Cubans too) at good prices. I think you just might find the same around the Soo.

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One of the guys heading up with us on the 8th is a cigar smoker. Trying to figure out where to buy them, he is looking for decent cigars, maybe a cuban or two. Do they sell them at stores like the beer store, or are they sold at independent shops around the area? Going through Saulte ste marie, so ideas there would be appreciated.

 

If yer coming out of the States, check at Duty Free. I'm pretty sure I've seen them there on return trips.

 

Otherwise, if all else fails, watch for a ritzy looking golf course and check at the pro shop. Golf courses are one of the last bastions for cigar smokers and some shops keep a humidor with cubans on hand.

 

JF

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Have him stock up where he usually buyz them before he leaves and buy a portable humidore to take along.

 

What is the big hoopla with these cuban cigars anyway, seriously ?

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I don't know where you are coming from, but when you say UP, I think from the US. If so, they have cigars at the duty free store as you cross the border.

Otherwise there are a couple smoke shops downtown on Queen street.

You really should cruise down that way to get a look at the waterfront as you pass through anyway.

Where ya going...and coming from?

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Have him stock up where he usually buyz them before he leaves and buy a portable humidore to take along.

 

What is the big hoopla with these cuban cigars anyway, seriously ?

 

I'm with you. I've never had a Cuban yet that I didn't think was over-priced by about 300%.

 

But then what do I know? I always thought House of Lords were pretty good tasting cigars.

 

JF

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I don't know where you are coming from, but when you say UP, I think from the US. If so, they have cigars at the duty free store as you cross the border.

Otherwise there are a couple smoke shops downtown on Queen street.

You really should cruise down that way to get a look at the waterfront as you pass through anyway.

Where ya going...and coming from?

 

Hey Dara, I have talked to you in past about drive to lakes up there in chapleau area for the kids and me. We are coming over from Michigan, and the cigars in the duty free are usually junk and only a couple of types. We are headed to Chapleau, and flying out on Sunday morning.

 

I will look for Queen Street when we get there, any suggestions on the store, or are they pretty much the same? Is Queen Street on the route to 128, or 17 north?

 

Regardless, it sounds like we should be in business to get him his fix! And for the guy that asked why cubans? Who knows, probably because we can't get them in US is why, I don't know, you always want what you can't have right? LOL...

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I gotta check a bit closer here. I looked in the phone book and don't see them listed any more.

 

We also have some major road closures here.

 

When you get off the bridge, turn right, thru the lights, and follow Bay st along past the Casino and mall.

It curves left at the end, then right. Normally you would turn left at the next lights, Pim St. Don't. Go straight down for 2 more sets of lights. Big apartment building on the right. Turn left at them lights, then right at the next set. That will put you on your way out of town going east.

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I gotta check a bit closer here. I looked in the phone book and don't see them listed any more.

 

We also have some major road closures here.

 

When you get off the bridge, turn right, thru the lights, and follow Bay st along past the Casino and mall.

It curves left at the end, then right. Normally you would turn left at the next lights, Pim St. Don't. Go straight down for 2 more sets of lights. Big apartment building on the right. Turn left at them lights, then right at the next set. That will put you on your way out of town going east.

 

Thanks!

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We also have some major road closures here.

 

Still?

 

When we were thru a couple of years ago it was a mess. They must be doing a LOT of work. Well, eventually it'll be good. :)

 

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I'm no connoiseur of cigars. I'll happily smoke Tampa Sweet Perfecto's when I can get 'em.

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OK, here we go

Cigars are now at Romes Independant Grocery Store. They have a nice little smoke shop at the front of the store. I kinda forgot about it as I don't go there much, or smoke.

 

Go your regular route off the bridge, but follow the signs to Hwy 17 north. You will turn left off Wellington to Pim St. Up past Canadian Tire on the right, turn right into the mall parking. The top end of the mall is the grocery store.

To get out of town east again. Go out of the mall the way you came in, left at the Canadian Tire corner (McNabb st), all the way down there and down the big hill. Right at the bottom and left out to 17 east.

 

Catch some fish :Gonefishing::thumbsup_anim:

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Still?

 

When we were thru a couple of years ago it was a mess. They must be doing a LOT of work. Well, eventually it'll be good. :)

 

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I'm no connoiseur of cigars. I'll happily smoke Tampa Sweet Perfecto's when I can get 'em.

 

 

We can hardly get anywhere in town right now. But I'll tell you, I been to North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder bay....we have the best roads anywhere

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OK, here we go

Cigars are now at Romes Independant Grocery Store. They have a nice little smoke shop at the front of the store. I kinda forgot about it as I don't go there much, or smoke.

 

Go your regular route off the bridge, but follow the signs to Hwy 17 north. You will turn left off Wellington to Pim St. Up past Canadian Tire on the right, turn right into the mall parking. The top end of the mall is the grocery store.

To get out of town east again. Go out of the mall the way you came in, left at the Canadian Tire corner (McNabb st), all the way down there and down the big hill. Right at the bottom and left out to 17 east.

 

Catch some fish :Gonefishing::thumbsup_anim:

 

You da man! I know right where you are talking. I will have a full report when we get back!

 

How has the cooler weather been for the fishing up there? Any patterns messed up good or bad by it? We will be fishing mostly Pike and Walleye, but two of the lakes we can portage too have Lakers and white fish. Can't wait.

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If your guy wants a treat, see this guy. Cuban tobacco, choice of wrappers, rolled at the shop by nice Cuban ladies. A really unique place to visit.

 

http://www.correnticigars.com/contact.php

Otherwise, I would look for Macanudo HAmpton Courts, which are very nice, not Cuban, but won't break the bank, either, and are sold in tubes that keep them fresh.

Or, try Yitz's, just west of Avenue Rd. on Eglington. Bis selection, reasonably priced.

Hope that helps!

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Its just cooler. Fishing has been late developing in the river, but any lakes would be normal.

Its walleye and pike in northern Ontario..how can you miss.

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And for the guy that asked why cubans? Who knows, probably because we can't get them in US is why, I don't know, you always want what you can't have right? LOL...

 

Yeah that makes sense.......im not a cigar smoker so im not speaking with any experience ive just always wondered if it is a taste thing with the cubans that have such a reputation, or are they smoother, (dont even know waht that means lol) or do they add a little goofy juice to them lol or what.

 

If its just the fact that they are hard to get and thats the onyl factor that gives them such a reputation, and they actually taste like cow manure, then im thoroughly disappointed lol

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What is the big hoopla with these cuban cigars anyway, seriously ?

 

Comparing Cubans to the rest of the cigar world is like comparing Scottish whiskey to Crown Royal.

 

I wholly agree on the Duty Free being absolutely useless for cigars. I found my Cuban connection on a Native Reservation, Montecristo #4's for $250/box, which is downright great. Buying cigars retail in Ontario, get ready to bend over. You'll be looking at $400-$500 easy, where do you think Obama got his tobacco sin tax ideas?

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Comparing Cubans to the rest of the cigar world is like comparing Scottish whiskey to Crown Royal.

 

Montecristo #4's for $250/box, which is downright great.

 

So which is better....the scottish whiskey or the crown....i dont relate to this analogy either LOL. I know one thing, im glad im not a whiskey or cigar connosouier. $ :blink: $

 

How many cigars you get in a box for $250 dollars. Ya better get 250 of them to be "downright great" in my books LOL

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So which is better....the scottish whiskey or the crown....i dont relate to this analogy either LOL. I know one thing, im glad im not a whiskey or cigar connosouier. $ :blink: $

 

How many cigars you get in a box for $250 dollars. Ya better get 250 of them to be "downright great" in my books LOL

 

 

Its like comparing one brand of fishing rod to another...if its not your thing then the comparison really doesn't make a difference to you!

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as suggested by dara, there is a tobacconist at romes grocery store in the cambrian mall...it's called holy smokes i think!

anywho, a decent cigar that would COMPLETELY break the bank are guantanamera's. They are fairly mild and definitely tasty.

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