Eat Drink Smoke

Tony Katz and Fingers Malloy talk amazing spirits, brilliant cigars and great food.

About the show

Eat Drink Smoke is the bourbon and cigar review show for everyone!

You'll get reviews you can use, in a way you can understand them. There's also great takes on the stories dominating the week, but without the anger of social media. Eat Drink Smoke is the podcast that fits into your life because it's just like you - interested in new things, good people and honest, funny conversation.

Eat Drink Smoke is hosted by long-time radio host and entertainer Tony Katz, with co-host Fingers Malloy.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Reviews Of The Red Anchor Admiral And Barrell Vantage - Is Starbucks In Real Trouble?

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2024  |  54 mins 11 secs
    barrell vantage, costco, meat, red anchor admiral, starbucks, steaks, tinder, uber, uber shuttle, united cigars

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: Red Anchor Admiral.
    Their drink review: Barrell Vantage.

    Topics this week include:
    Are Americans losing their taste for Starbucks?
    A Tinder survey says men and women misinterpret what they want from dating apps.
    Uber launches bus shuttle service, expands Costco tie-up to woo price-conscious users.
    Fingers has a shuttle story.
    How should you order a steak?

    All that, and much more, is on episode 290 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece And Sullivan's Black Marble Stout - Who Wants To Bet On Skee-Ball?

    Episode  |  May 13th, 2024  |  54 mins 8 secs
    arturo fuente hemingway masterpiece, credit card fraud, dave & buster's, gambling, ninja woodfire grill, north carolina cafe, sullivan's black marble stout

    The cigar review: Arturo Fuente Hemingway Masterpiece.
    The drink review: Sullivan's Black Marble Stout.

    Topics this week include:
    Fingers bought a new "grill."
    How much have fast-food prices gone up since 2020?
    A North Carolina cafe customer is nailed by $2,000 in charges after workers posted her credit card online.
    Dave & Buster’s will soon allow customers to bet on arcade games.
    The guys answer a listener's question about cigars and beginners.

    All that and much more on episode 289 of Eat Drink Smoke!

  • Reviews Of The Asylum Insanity Later And Silver Grove Straight Bourbon Whiskey - What Bedtime Habit Is Ruining Your Relationship?

    Episode  |  May 6th, 2024  |  55 mins 10 secs
    asylum insanity later, bedtime habits, cle cigars, happiness, mcdonald's, new riff distilling, relationship advice, silver grove straight bourbon whiskey, supermarkets

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Asylum Insanity Later.
    Their drink review: Silver Grove Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

    Topics this week include:
    What does the latest news about McDonald's say about the US economy?
    If you’re not feeling happy in life, say goodbye to these daily habits.
    Ploys supermarkets use to trick you into spending more.
    A bedtime habit that may be ruining your relationship.

    All that, and much more, is on episode 288 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Micallef Blue And Sonoma Cherrywood Rye - The Clock Is Ticking For TikTok

    Episode  |  April 29th, 2024  |  54 mins 15 secs
    amazon, dan thompson, handwriting, micallef blue, micallef cigars, mother's day gifts, sonoma cherrywood rye., tiktok, tiktok ban

    The cigar review: Micallef Blue.
    The drink review: Sonoma Cherrywood Rye.

    Dan Thompson of Micallef Cigars talked to Tony at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. They discussed Micallef's history, family involvement in the cigar business, brand strategy, and the industry's handling of inflation.

    Other topics this week include:
    Congress just passed a potential TikTok ban. Now what?
    The best Amazon Mother’s Day gifts for 2024. What did Tony do with this information?
    Should handwriting be taught in school? A debate rages as American IQs drop.

    All that and much more on episode 287 of Eat Drink Smoke!

  • Reviews Of The HOF By David Ortiz And Green River Wheated Bourbon - Is Stupidity Sexism? Plus, An Interview With Ram Rodriguez

    Episode  |  April 22nd, 2024  |  56 mins 14 secs
    antisemitic hate crimes, antisemitism, artista cigars, caitlin clark, david ortiz, green river wheated bourbon, gregg doyel, hof by david ortiz, james hetfield, lemmy, metallica, motorhead, nyc, press conference, ram rodriguez, tattoo

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: HOF by David Ortiz.
    Their drink review: Green River Wheated Bourbon.

    Tony spoke with Ram Rodriguez of Artista Cigars. They discussed how Ram teamed up with David Ortiz to develop the HOF Cigar, Artista's growth and the lighting of a cigar with a BIC.

    Other topics this week include:
    Caitlin Clark's press conference turns awkward after a cringeworthy icebreaker from a reporter.
    Antisemitic hate crimes surge 45% in NYC in 2024.
    Metallica frontman James Hetfield gets a tattoo made with late Motorhead star Lemmy’s ashes.
    O.J. Simpson's death makes many miss Norm Macdonald.

    All that, and much more, is on episode 286 of Eat Drink Smoke.

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  • Reviews Of The Blackbird Superb And Widow Jane Applewood Rye Whiskey - Do We Have A Do-Goodery Problem? Bonus -- Jonas Santana Interview

    Episode  |  April 15th, 2024  |  55 mins 7 secs
    blackbird cigar company, blackbird superb, feeding the homeless, homelessness, jonas santana, ohio man arrested, premium cigar association, rent, solar eclipse, widow jane applewood rye whiskey

    The cigar review: The Blackbird Superb.
    The drink review: Widow Jane Applewood Rye Whiskey.

    Tony talked to Jonas Santana of the Blackbird Cigar Company at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. They discussed Blackbird's effective use of social media and what he has planned for Blackbird in 2024.

    Other topics this week include:
    Was the solar eclipse life-changing?
    The rent is too damn high!
    An Ohio man was arrested for feeding the homeless.
    Do we have a do-goodery problem?

    All that and much more on episode 285 of Eat Drink Smoke!

  • Reviews Of The Kristoff Guardrail & The Trash Panda Vanilla Latte-Inspired Blonde Ale - Are IPA Beers Finally Becoming Less Popular? Plus, An Interview With Michael Herklots

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2024  |  55 mins 52 secs
    2024 solar eclipse, fake eclipse glasses, ferio tego summa cigar, kristoff cigars, kristoff guardrail, lauren frederick, metazoa brewing company, michael herklots, trash panda vanilla latte-inspired blonde ale, wendy's

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Kristoff Guardrail.
    Their drink review: The Trash Panda Vanilla Latte-Inspired Blonde Ale by Metazoa Brewing Company.

    Tony spoke with Michael Herklots of Ferio Tego at the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show. They discussed the Ferio Tego Summa cigar, Michael's theory on cigar blends, and his take on what 2024 will bring for the cigar industry.

    Lauren Frederick of the Metazoa Brewing Company sat in as the guys reviewed MBC's Trash Panda Vanilla Latte-Inspired Blonde Ale. She also talked about the beer business, marketing, beer trends, and whether or not the days of IPAs as far as the eye can see are ending.

    Other topics this week include:
    There were fake eclipse glasses on the market. Some people are just awful.
    Wendy’s adds a nostalgic frosty flavor for spring.
    Tony mocks Fingers and his new diet.

    All that, and much more, is on episode 284 of Eat Drink Smoke

  • Reviews Of The Brick House Maduro And The Public Enemy No. 1 Brown Ale - Vegas Tales And Drew Newman Interview

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2024  |  55 mins 4 secs
    black dog brewing company, brick house maduro, cracker jacks, drew newman, j.c. newman, las vegas, mlb opening day, pca, premium cigar association trade show, public enemy no. 1 brown ale

    The cigar review: The Brick House Maduro by J.C. Newman.
    The drink review: Public Enemy No. 1 Brown Ale by Black Dog Brewing Company.

    Topics this week include:
    After covering the Premium Cigar Association Trade Show, Tony and Fingers returned from Las Vegas. They have stories.
    Tony interviewed Drew Newman of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. They discussed the importance of the story in cigar making, why Drew got into the family business, and what cigar he would bring back from the past. You don't want to miss this conversation.
    Crab pizza, Cracker Jack sundaes, and more new foods hit MLB stadiums on opening day.
    A dad asks if he's wrong for installing a hidden camera in his house as a 'Trust Check' without telling his daughter.

    All that and much more on episode 283 of Eat Drink Smoke!

  • Reviews Of The Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva And 15 Stars Fine Aged Spirits Triple Cask - Are People LinkedIn On Love?

    Episode  |  March 25th, 2024  |  55 mins 9 secs
    15 stars fine aged spirits triple cask, fireball, liga privada no. 9 corona viva, linkedin, virgin voyages, weber meat rub, work from helm, work from home

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva.
    Their drink review: 15 Stars Fine Aged Spirits Triple Cask

    Topics this week include:
    A shocking number of people have landed dates on LinkedIn.
    Virgin Voyages is selling month-long cruises to remote workers: 'Work from helm.'
    There is a Fireball rub?
    Seven phrases you should never say to the one you love.

    All that, and much more, on episode 282 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Luciano Underrated And Augusta Old Route 8 Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon - The TSA Is A Joke

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2024  |  55 mins 5 secs
    augusta old route 8 single barrel cask strength bourbon, dollar tree, family dollar, gen-z, luciano underrated, millennials, self-screen lanes. las vegas, tsa

    The cigar review: Luciano Underrated.
    The drink review: Augusta Old Route 8 Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:
    The TSA unveils passenger self-screening lanes at the Las Vegas airport as 'a step into the future.'
    Another reminder that social media is a cesspool.
    Family Dollar and Dollar Tree will close 1,000 stores.
    A Dollar General store briefly shuts down after its staff quit over 7-day workweeks.
    Fingers not so good travel experience. Will he start wearing a suit on a plane like Tony?

    All that and much more on episode 281 of Eat Drink Smoke!

  • Reviews Of The Micallef Black And Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey - The State Of Masculinity In America

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2024  |  54 mins 7 secs
    irish recipes, irs, micallef black toro, slot hand pays, st. patrick's day drinks, teeling small batch irish whiskey

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Micallef Black.
    Their drink review: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey.

    Topics this week include:
    8 signs a man will never grow up, according to psychology.
    30 "Best" St. Patrick's Day Drinks to Help You Celebrate Like the Irish.
    34 traditional Irish recipes for your St. Patrick's Day feast.
    An IRS advisory committee wants to raise tax threshold for slots winnings.

    All that, and much more, on episode 280 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Rojas Bluebonnets Lancero And Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey - Do You Know When Someone Dislikes You?

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2024  |  54 mins 8 secs
    beyond meat, delta airline, gen z, gmail, pikesville rye, rojas bluebonnets lancero, solar eclipse

    The cigar review: Rojas Bluebonnets Lancero.
    The drink review: Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey.

    Other topics this week include:
    Eclipse viewing at 30,000 feet: Delta to offer path-of-totality flight.
    Tony wants to bring back snow days.
    Will Gmail soon be a thing of the past?
    Beyond Meat launches new, healthier version of burger in bid to bring back customers.
    If someone secretly dislikes you, they’ll usually display these subtle behaviors.
    What do these Gen Z slang words mean?

    All that and much more on episode 279 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero 654 And Hendrick’s Gin -- Is Coca-Cola Spiced Posh Or Scary?

    Episode  |  February 26th, 2024  |  55 mins 7 secs
    bed bugs, coca-cola spiced, hendrick’s gin, la flor dominicana double ligero 654, las vegas, late-night tv

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero 654.
    Their drink review: A Gin & Tonic with Hendrick’s Gin.
    Bonus review: Coca-Cola Spiced.

    Topics this week include:
    Big changes may be coming to late-night television.
    Americans are spending more on food than at any time since 1991.
    A husband boarded a flight and departed without his wife because she insisted on getting Starbucks before taking off. Tony loved this story.
    Bed bugs are back on the Las Vegas Strip.

    All that, and much more, on episode 278 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • It Was An All-Star Weekend In Indianapolis - Guy Fieri Interview And The Knuckle Sandwich 56

    Episode  |  February 19th, 2024  |  55 mins 6 secs
    2024 nba all star weekend, diners drive-ins and dives, erik espinosa, espinosa cigars, guy fieri, indianapolis, knuckle sandwich 56 cigar, sammy hagar, santo tequila

    The cigar review: The Knuckle Sandwich 56.

    It was NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, and it was a party. It all started at Blend Bar Cigar with a special VIP event featuring restaurateur, author, and Emmy Award-winning host Guy Fieri. Guests sampled his new Knuckle Sandwich 56 cigar and Guy's new Santo Tequila.

    The guys talked to Fieri about his collaboration with Espinosa Cigars to create the Knuckle Sandwich. He also discussed how he teamed up with Sammy Hagar to launch Santo Tequila.

    Tony and Fingers got to speak with Erik Espinosa about how his collaboration with Guy began. They also talked about cigar trends going into 2024, and how customers' buying habits have adapted to a new economic reality.

    Tom Brinkley of Santo Tequila described how Santo differs from other tequila on the market.

    Other topics this week include:
    TSA has issues in Nashville.
    A woman goes for a plane joyride without a ticket.
    How much were roses on Valentine's Day?!?

    All that and much more on episode 277 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The AVO Heritage Special Toro And Old Forester 1924 Kentucky Straight Bourbon - How Were Your Super Big Game Bowl Party Snacks?

    Episode  |  February 12th, 2024  |  55 mins
    avo heritage special toro, big mac, ford, mcdonald’s, old forester 1924 kentucky straight bourbon, southwest airlines, super bowl, super bowl snacks

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The AVO Heritage Special Toro.
    Their drink review: Old Forester 1924 Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:

    Southwest Airlines was ridiculed after proudly showing off new seating.
    Why McDonald’s is charging $18 for a Big Mac meal.
    Ford considers axing a car feature that could save the company millions per year.
    What did your super big game bowl party look like?
    The guys answer listener questions.

    All that, and much more, on episode 276 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Angel Cuesta Salomone By J.C. Newman And Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey -- What Do Most Couples Fight About?

    Episode  |  February 5th, 2024  |  54 mins 9 secs
    clyde may’s special reserve straight bourbon whiskey, drew newman, j.c. newman cigar company, romantic restaurant chains, valentine's day

    The cigar review: The Angel Cuesta Salomone by J.C. Newman.
    The drink review: Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

    Drew Newman of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company stops by to talk about cigar trends in 2024, his pride in J.C. Newman being an American company and much more. You do not want to miss this interview!

    Other topics this week include:
    Romantic restaurant chains for Valentine's Day.
    A surprisingly high percentage of people have ended relationships over a poor financial decision.
    What do most couples fight about?