People often ask me.
“Gayne, where does a world renowned outdoor writer such as yourself craft such incredibly powerful and moving prose?”
Lots of people ask me that.
My response is that it depends on where in the world I am.
But when I’m back home in Fredericksburg, Texas there’s only one place I write…the Tabak Haus.
This cigar bar features a world-class walk in humidor stocked with hundreds of classic smokes, a full bar, plenty of wine and beer, and the kind of ambiance that lends itself to my crafting the kind of magazine articles that make men want to be like me and have women wanting to be with me.
Owner Bob Kreipe has created the kind of club that was once the hangout of such literary luminaries as Hemingway, Ruark, and Capstick but has fallen victim to the efeminization of the modern male.
The Tabak House is old-world style in a world that’s lost its way and a retreat from which I write what I write.
And smoke and drink while I do so.
Visit Bob at 109 S. Washington the next time you’re in Fredericksburg but approach me with caution.
I’ll probably be working on a deadline.
Who'm I kidding.
I'll just be sitting there smoking and drinking trying to write something.
The Gayne C. Young Memorial Chair And Table