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.
IT TAKES TWO
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.
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.
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE
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.
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.