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Old Town legend, Up Down Cigar is hosting their end of summer garden party featuring Ashton Cigars tonight from 4PM to 7PM at the shop. We're letting you know this because we feel the shop isn't just for seasoned mad men, it's a cultural experience (think Buena Vista Social Club). The air will be filled with the aroma of imported cigars and a live cuban band. If you go and get the munchies, noshings will include The Fudge Pot snacks and Owner, Diana Silvius-Gits' famous burgers. Plus, any purchase at the event qualifies you to win a diamond ring curtesy of the Wisconsin Cigar Babes and the Chicago Cigar Dames. [Racked Inbox]