Things to do for August 09, 2017

The Umami Burger Guy Takes on, What Else, Peanut Butter and Jelly

Also, Time to Get Ready for the Biggest Cocktail Bash in California

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Slicker Than Your Average Pocketknives
FROM PERKS

Slicker Than Your Average Pocketknives

A good pocketknife has to do a couple of things well: cut stuff and fit in your pocket. A great pocketknife does those things and looks great while doing them. In other words, these Damascus blade folders from BucknBear are great pocketknives.

The Biggest Cocktail Festival in California
DRINK PIECE

The Biggest Cocktail Festival in California

Cocktails in the City comes to Los Angeles next month. It's a giant festival where renowned locals like the Normandie Club and Melrose Umbrella Co pair with spirits brands to make you specialty drinks alongside food tastings, seminars, bands and other stuff. Presumably fun stuff.

Thursday
Finally, a Place for Good Oxrevbenspjäll
IT TAKES TWO

Finally, a Place for Good Oxrevbenspjäll

Lunch on Thursday: You meet a friend at Beverly Hills' new Chaumont Street. Introduce them to soft-serve ice cream on a croissant cone.
Dinner on Thursday: You squire a date to West Hollywood's new Alta Nordic Kitchen. With your eyes on the short rib, you both learn to pronounce oxrevbenspjäll.

Friday
Your Guns N' Roses Tackle: Elevated
TOP GUNS

Your Guns N' Roses Tackle: Elevated

It's been 30 years since Guns N' Roses dropped Appetite for Destruction on an unsuspecting world. Ponder that. Or just hit Maxfield's Guns N' Roses pop-up, with themed capsule collections from the likes of Harley-Davidson, Amiri and Enfant Riches Déprimés. And try to do less pondering.

Aug 11-18, Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-274-8800

Cigars, Cognac and Westside Views
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

Cigars, Cognac and Westside Views

Mr. C has a 12th-floor cigar lounge to debut on Friday at a new monthly event. They'll give you a stogie from Miami's My Father to enjoy with cognac cocktails, small bites and some of the Westside's best views. Hey look, there's a ton of people in traffic down there.

Saturday
Peanut Butter and Jelly From Umami Burger's Founder
NUT HOUSE

Peanut Butter and Jelly From Umami Burger's Founder

If making PB&J at home is challenging, you'll want this: a new stall at Grand Central from Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman that specializes in bread pockets filled with organic nut butters (like almond and pistachio) and unique jellies (like rosé and stone fruit). Or maybe you still won't.

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Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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