From Cuba to Cowtown, FW Inc. January 2017

REATA FOUNDER AL MICALLEF IS GETTING READY TO LAUNCH HIS CIGAR BUSINESS NATIONWIDE.

Most people come to Reata for chicken fried steaks and rib eyes, but anyone who’s waited for a table at the popular downtown Fort Worth restaurant may have noticed something curious in the lobby – a glass case of Cuban cigars marked with the name “Micallef.” ...

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South of the Border Smokes, Cigar Aficionado Winter 1995

When Pedro F. Gomez left Cuba 60 years ago, long before the Cuban Revolution spurred an exodus of that country's cigar masters, he was just a lad of 12, not even a teenager. Yet he was already a skilled cigar roller, having worked in the H. Upmann factory in Havana for two years. He had already developed what would be a lifelong appreciation of fine cigars, because he smoked his own hand-rolled products several times a day...

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