Things to do for August 09, 2017

Toronado Turns 30 and a New Wine Bar Turns Zero

Lots to Celebrate This Weekend

By Joe Starkey

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.

Thursday
A Not-at-All-Insignificant Sale at Unionmade
MADE MAN

A Not-at-All-Insignificant Sale at Unionmade

Despite what the weather might be telling you, another season is ending. And with that realization comes another one that you can get Alex Mill button-downs, Raleigh Denim jeans and many other spoils for 20% off the already 40% reduced price at Unionmade. Seasons are the best.

This Place Only Wants What's Best for Your Hair
FADE IN

This Place Only Wants What's Best for Your Hair

If your head could use an update, or even if it couldn't, pop into the new Church Barbershop & Apothecary for a high-end barbershop experience complete with a Sunday Service option that includes a haircut, massage and (we're assuming) confession.

Friday
The Chopped-Winning Chef Behind Kainbigan Wants to Make You Lunch
SPOON FED

The Chopped-Winning Chef Behind Kainbigan Wants to Make You Lunch

When you think about lunch, it behooves you to also think about Craft & Spoon. It's a casual new luncheteria slinging panini with Filipino-style tocino sweet cured chicken, tamarind wings and the like. Hence all the behooving.

Now open, Craft & Spoon, 1629 Broadway (between 17th and Telegraph), Oakland, 510-842-6315

Saturday
30 Years and 30 Beers at Toronado
BEERNADO

30 Years and 30 Beers at Toronado

Your favorite unassuming beer bar with incredible selections and gruff bartenders is turning 30 on Saturday, and they're celebrating with 30 exclusive beers from brewers like Rare Barrel, Allagash and Lagunitas. No need to bring cake.

It's a New Wine Bar. It's for Dates.
PERLE JAM

It's a New Wine Bar. It's for Dates.

You've spent your day hiking and boating at the Lafayette Reservoir, and now you're both parched and hungry. Not to worry, because Perle Wine Bar has just opened nearby with plenty of wine and French fare like fried oyster deviled eggs. And plenty of wine.

What Else Is New

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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