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Party pics: Puff and Blow

The Whole Ox Deli was ablaze friday night for the “Puff and Blow” cigar party hosted by Lanai Tabura

Posted July 7, 2012 by Ed Morita

The Whole Ox Deli was ablaze once again for the “Puff and Blow” cigar party hosted by Lanai Tabura. Featuring La Gloria Cubana cigars and Cuban sandwiches, smokers were also able to sample a trio of Dewar’s blended whisky, which included the White Label, 12- and 18-year-old whiskys.

As if that wasn’t enough, attendees could also sample a selection of beers available from Gordon Biersch and Red Hook breweries.

Even after the party was done, people still lingered afterwards to share cigars that they had brought from their own collections or sample something new that they bought from the cigar table staffed by Tobaccos of Hawaii.

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Puff and Blow

Photo by Ed Morita


About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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