Cigar smoking has long been overshadowed by other smoke-inhalation methods, such as smoking cigarettes or sitting atop a burning windmill. Snip off the head of the class with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of cigars and accessories at Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe in McKeesport.
In a homey, convivial setting, Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe pairs tobacco aficionados with approximately 300 facings of premium-grade cigars. La Flor Dominicana's Digger cigars ($10.00 each) taste-tase tongues with powerful full-bodied flavors. An 8’x20’ walk-in humidor displays fragrant selections, and a TV-equipped smoking lounge is BYOB and features an espresso machine, similar to many modern workplaces. Current specials include five cigars for $20, or a choice to try the new house special, which includes three sizes of Alec Bradley stogies ($3–$3.50). Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe’s dedicated, helpful staff can also place special orders and demonstrate the proper technique for holding a cigar while showering.