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BBQ and Cigars

Saturday, August 7th, from 12-4pm at Handsome Devil BBQ in Newburgh, New York for the 1st Charity cigarbecue, purchase tickets on this link.‘s own Bourbon expert Tom Fischer will be curating and hosting the Bourbon and whiskey portion of the event. For those of you that watch’s Cigar Saturday, Sanj from Sanj’s smokeshop in Bloomfield NJ and Matty Rock will be there too.

Due to the exclusivity of the cigars being handed out and our desire to make this meet and greet as intimate as possible we are limiting ticket sales to 75. Tickets to support these two great causes will be $150

It will be a fun day of fine cigars, fine spirits, and fine food to benefit 2 good causes. All proceeds raised will benefit the Carl Ruiz #dontstopruizing foundation and Newburgh Illuminated.

Newburgh Illuminated is a group designed to celebrate the diversity and dynamism of our wonderful river city. The #dontstopruizing foundation helps kids gain experience and financial assistance to pursue their culinary dreams.

Bourbon and Cigar Pairings Tom Fischer

Each guest will receive premium cigars from Davidoff, Drew Estate, Perdomo, Ashton and Section 8 at a combined retail price in excess of $100. The cigars will be paired with tastings from Michters Distillery, Benmarl Winery, and cocktail creations from the Handsome Devil bartenders. It wouldn’t be a party at Handsome Devil if we didn’t bring the heat to the meat and we are proud to announce we will have the likes of Tank Jackson from Holy City Hogs and Tank Ultra Premium meats, Mike Kelly from the Newburgh Flour Shop and Jerrod Lang from Blacc Vanilla Cafe all providing a custom menu from a Holy City whole hog and sausage to pastrami beef ribs to keep you full.

For you bourbon lovers we are excited to announce that Tom Fisher from will be joining us as well. Tom Fischer is a top Bourbon expert and the founder of, the #1 online resource for Bourbon. He is a leading authority, presenter, and writer in the spirits industry. He hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events, and is happy to answer your questions.

Handsome Devil BBQ

Sanj from Sanj’s smokeshop in Bloomfield NJ and Matty Rock will be on hand as well. Between the 2 there are over 50 years of cigar history and knowledge in the field. Trust me if you have a question or comment about a cigar these are your guys.

Ever want to know where your food came from. Just ask Tank Jackson of Holy City Hogs and Discovery TV as he will be on hand sharing his craft of heritage breed hogs with us. Ed and Noelle Randolph will open the pits and let you see and taste what has made us the best new restaurant in the Hudson Valley. Mike Kelly of the Newburgh Flour Shop will take care of our sweet tooth and Jerrod Lang of Blacc Vanilla Roasters might just provide us the pep in our step needed after an afternoon of eating bbq.

In addition to the cigars, bourbon, wine, and food they will also have a variety of raffles during the day ranging from high-end and exclusive cigars to artwork to pitmaster experiences.

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