Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by thatshychef

  1. I recently made my first order with thehookah.com. In it, I ordered only a blue Syrian trumpet base and a box Nakhla Zaghoul Light.  After about three days, I received a phone call from them letting me know that they were out of the blue bases.  Consequentially, they offered to replace it with a green one or simply cancel the base…  I opted for the green base (since I think that the trumpet bases look kinda cool, regardless of color).  After this, I thought that all was well and good.  However, when the package arrived, I realized that they had sent the regular Zag instead of the Zag Light.  I emailed customer support to see if I could exchange the Zag that I received for the Zag Light that I actually ordered.  About three days later I received a reply… they added enough ‘smoke ring points’ to my account to cover the cost of a box of Zag Light… ON MY NEXT ORDER.  Screw that… I love the base that I received, but, there will be NO next order with these guys.  I don’t want freebies or handouts… just a completed order.  Look elsewhere… it may cost a teeny bit more, but, at least you know that you will be getting the items that you ordered.      2/10
  2. The hoses and handles are solid and put together with a lot of love... however, the incorporation of a new mya freeze hose would factor into the cost heavily. Still, these are just prototypes. Given the dislike of 'washable' mya hoses, I am going to seek out a better, more inexpensive hose and either give these hoses away or sell them in face-to-face transactions. Still, if you guys have further ideas, please let me know...  
  3. I used one of the Mya freeze hoses for this project. I have used a freeze hose for quite a while without any rust issues. I have heard that the Saray 'washables' are the that ones have given given people the most problems. Would you guys suggest any other brands? 
  4. Black pleather and black faux-fur handle on black, crushed velvet-covered hose... overall, 72" long! Best of all, it's completely washable!!! These were made with food-safe plumbing parts, craft supplies, and some new MYA hoses. I've just been told that the whole all-black, velvet-pleater-fur give these thing a little bit of a 'fetish-y' vibe... :huh:   Ok... I have a question for you guys out there...   My GF and I were thinking about doing an etsy-esqe online store... do you think that I could sell these hoses (being made from new materials and completely washable) for $30 or so? Since you guys know more about 'the hookah game' than I, please let me know about the price thing and whether or not there is a market for hand-made/craft hookah accessories... thank you!
  5. 52 North Queen St. Unit 5A Lancaster, PA 17603     A relaxed, tucked-away location that is, literally, across the street from the Prince St. parking garage. Whenever I go there, it feels like some of the laid-back cafes that you can find in the Persian Gulf area. The food there has an authentic taste, too. Although they don't offer huge-sized portions, the finger-foods have an authentic, 'homemade taste.' Seriously, their Dolma (the stuffed grape-leaf thingies) is awesome! Also, they serve an awesome Turkish coffee... not a 'Turkish-ish coffee.' Like real Turkish coffee, it has the grounds in the bottom, is served in a demi-tasse, and served with a piece of Turkish delight. Usually, I go during the off hours, so, it is an awesomely relaxing environment to do studying (this is especially awesome since Arabian Knight is less than a block away from M-ville's Prince St. campus/building). The prices are decent (given the authenticity of the food). Also, it is awesome because it doesn't seem to attract the douchy hipster crowd that I have seen gravitate to other PA hookah bars/cafes. They also sell hookah tobacco, hookahs (including reasonably-priced KMs), ehookahs, and Middle Eastern clothing/gifts. The hookah-rental prices are actually pretty good... seriously, check out their website. Although their tobaccos are limited to AF, they have a fairly wide selection of flavors and flavored base liquids. They even have carved fruit bowls!!! I have seen other reviews where people say that the employees 'don't pay attention'... I call BS. They come around to check on your coals, but, otherwise, they don't get 'up in your business' and pester you every 30 seconds. If you go to the counter to order food, a drink, a change of bowls, or anything else, they will get on it immediately. Over all, this place is more of a Middle Eastern cafe than a hipster-ish hookah bar.
  6.   Wow...  YouTube should have a warning posted... I think that the video just made me have an aneurysm.   :lol:
  7. Unfortunately, this was pre-youtube period... still, that goofy bastard would have deserved it. :lol:   Note to self: Stoli, cheap beer, and a wad of shisha tobacco do not mix well in the stomach...                               You should have put that on youtube!   
  8. Well, this isn't so much a fail on my part as it is on the part of friend... When I was in college, a friend of mine fell in love with the smell and 'tip-of-the-tongue' taste of my cherry shisha tobacco. One night (after drinking heavily), he decided to eat a gob of the tobacco! Things got veeeeeerrrrrrry ugly after that...
  9. thatshychef


  10. Sorry to tack on to an old thread, but I'm creeping around the HdG-Port Deposit area. Is there anything going on around our area regading hookage?
  11. "Chef de Cuisine"... I get paid to ruin people's appetites!
  12. The magical realm of rusted pickup trucks and missing teeth which lays between Harford and Cecil Counties.
  13. Mister Mushrat- Your spot is looking great! When you were refering to the Pepsi coolers, are you just getting a open-door cooler for 20 oz. bottles, or a full fountain deal (with syrup boxes and CO2 canisters)? Also, as you're going to be working with the nearby deli, PLEASE look into your local health codes because, depending on how tight-assed health dept. officials are down there, they may consider you the seller of food (aka running an unliscensed restaurant). If worse comes to worse, your may be able to work a deal where the people get their own food, and you allow them to bring it in to your establishment, hopefully, getting a slice of the profit from the deli's business with your customers. I don't mean to be a downer, but it is something to look into, as it may prevent, literally, tens of thousands of dollars in fines. I seriously hope everything goes great. Keep up the good work and good luck!
  • Create New...