The Lunchbox Fund’s Philanthropic App; Short Stack’s City Grit Dinner

The Lunchbox Fund has released a philanthropic app for foodies called Feedie in collaboration with Mario Batali. All you have to do is snap a pic of your food at a participating restaurant and post it to social media via the app. The restaurant then makes a donation directly to the Lunchbox Fund, which provides food for at-risk schoolchildren in South Africa. Download it for free. [Grub Street]

• In the wake of last month's book-binding parties, Short Stack is holding a launch dinner at City Grit on September 10 at 7:30 p.m to celebrate the release of its first three publications. The menu is inspired by recipes from the cookbooks. $150 tickets include wine, a four-course meal, and copies of the three cookbooks. And don't forget to support City Grit's Kickstarter for a bigger space! [Grub Street]

The Lonesome Dove, chef Tim Love's flagship in Fort Worth, Texas, caught fire early this morning. No one was injured, and only the kitchen was severely scorched. Love assures patrons he will reopen within the month. [Dallas News]

Japan Society is holding a Japanese craft beer and food lecture on September 12 at 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver will give a talk on Japanese beer and pairing tips, followed by a tasting. Tickets are $25. [Grub Street]

La Brisa, Tacombi's Montauk outpost, is staying open year-round. [Grub Street]