Lobster Bash at Jeffrey’s Grocery; Jackie’s 5th Amendment to Close

Jeffrey's Grocery is celebrating the (almost) end of summer with a Lobster Bash from August 13 to 15. Stop by for a warm lobster roll, poached lobster pasta, or a lobster ceviche with young coconut, grapefruit, habanero, and green mango. [Grub Street]

• Underground Eats is teaming up with Hometown BBQ's pitmaster Billy Durney for a special tasting. On August 15, guests will get a private tour of the restaurant and hear about Durney's tips and tricks. Tickets are $125 per person. [Grub Street]

• One of Park Slope's last dive bars is slated to close. Jackie's is the latest victim of the "yuppie zombie stroller literati speakeasy gossip blogger artisanal narcissist yoga gluttony carpetbagger apocalypse." [Gothamist]

• Daniel Boulud's db Bistro Moderne will be closed for renovations through mid-September. The redesign will be handled by Jeffrey Beers International, and will include a handsome cocktail bar. [Grub Street]

Zero Point Zero, the production company behind Parts Unknown and Mind of a Chef, has acquired the Food Republic blog. According to ZPZ, Food Republic "will carry on as usual," but editors will likely focus more on video content. [Eater]

• Every Monday from August 19 to September 23, Perilla will offer a three-course dinner with Naragansett Brewing Company beer pairings during regular dinner hours. The menu features fried clams and slow-poached flake hake, and will cost $55 per person. [Grub Street]

• Brooklyn's Allswell is debuting a takeout menu. Now you can pick up your favorite foods to go for brunch and dinner every day. Easy. [Grub Street]