Manny was a patron of Blue Smoke Cigars for 12 years before becoming the owner in May, 2016. Since becoming the owner, Manny has transformed Blue Smoke into a more accessible lounge by converting the private lounge into a public space, having a range of 22 draft beers, and quadrupling the cigar inventory. Manny is proud of Blue Smoke's "home away from home" atmosphere.
The bi-weekly team trivia event, that brings long term patrons together with new-comers to the Blue Smoke family, is one of Manny's favorite events. The competitiveness and camaraderie that is shared amongst the teams always makes for a very enjoyable evening.
An obvious cigar aficionado, Manny loves introducing people to new cigars. He's always interested in trying a new blend, one that marries different types of leaf and flavors to produce a truly great cigar. However, a great medium bodied cigar from Nicaragua, a tobacco growing region that he feels produces the best flavors, is his go-to smoke.