Whole Foods UWS Strives to Be Kosher; Aureole’s Gala Opening


Red Hook: The Red Hook Lobster Pound has teamed up with Rocky Sullivan’s for Lobstah Feast Fridays, starting this Friday, through the end of the year. Corn, crab claws, and first-production white wine from Red Hook Winery are additional highlights in the coming weeks. [Pardon Me for Asking]
Midtown West: Aureole may have technically opened months ago, but their grand-opening gala dinner and cocktail reception will be September 15 to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. The reception for the $300 dinner starts at 6 p.m. and includes access to the $100 cocktail party beginning at 8:30 p.m. [Citymeals]
Midtown East: Wine guy Gary Vaynerchuk’s live shows at the Roger Smith Hotel have been moved to 6 p.m., from 5 p.m. [Grub Street]
Murray Hill: Park Avenue Bistro is on summer break until September 8, when they reopen with a live jazz series on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: The newest Whole Foods, opening Thursday on Columbus at 100th Street, “won't be selling as many different prepared foods as its downtown compatriots, but what it lacks in variety it makes up in kosherness.” [Racked]