Best Of 2005

BEST SMOKE SHOP: Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Co.

Let’s face it, you can buy cigarettes at any freakin’ service station or convenience store. So it doesn’t bother me that the best smoke shop in Tampa focuses solely on cigars. And solely on cigars by one manufacturer. And without the fancy box. But when it is the legendary cigar maker Arturo Fuente, and the sticks are as inexpensive as these are, we’re willing to make concessions. Where else can you get bundles of premium stogies (Flor de Ybor City) for less than $3 a stick, and apprentice-rolled seconds for $1? 1310 N. 22nd St., Ybor City, www.tampasweethearts.com.