Heritage Radio Fund-raiser at Roberta’s; Zen Palate Opens in Murray Hill

Roberta’s is hosting a party on September 9 for the Heritage Radio Network, which records in the restaurant’s backyard. The party will feature offerings from Del Posto and Gramercy Tavern, among others. Tickets are $150, or $250 for VIP. [Grub Street]

• Wednesday, August 29, through Saturday, September 1, is La Tomatina, the annual tomato-based food fight celebrated in the Spanish town of Buñol. Since throwing a tomato at a stranger in New York could be dangerous, celebrate instead with the tomato-themed menu at Williamsburg tapas restaurant Cadaqués. The menu will be available until Sunday, September 1; $35 for four courses. [Grub Street]

• The Barefoot Contessa doesn’t just cook for humans, posting a recipe for whole-wheat-and-peanut-butter dog biscuits on her blog. Maybe this healthy snack could help First Dog Bo-bama with his Bo-besity? [Grub Street]

• Soho’s Salumè is bringing its panini evangelism to Nolita: the second location will open in early fall on Mott Street with expanded options, including tasting menus and house-made vermouth. [Zagat Buzz]

• Vegetarians will be able to go meatless in Murray Hill at the new branch of Hell’s Kitchen vegetarian stalwart Zen Palate, opening this week at 516 Third Avenue. [Zagat Buzz]

• Eat free pizza and hear music at the East River Park amphitheater when Manhattan pizza empire Two Boots hosts a 25th anniversary event this Thursday, August 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. The pizza party will be complete with live music, poetry readings, a burlesque performance, plus pizza and beer, naturally. [Grub Street]

• The far tip of Long Island has its first oyster farm: Montauk Pearl, founded in 2009, is the subject of a video profile by Liza de Guia at Food Curated that is practically guaranteed to induce acute shellfish cravings. [Food Curated]

• Wednesday night is ladies’ night at the Stone Street Tavern; the downtown watering hole will be offering its female patrons $6 cocktails made from Russian Standard vodka. [Grub Street]

Heritage Radio Fund-raiser at Roberta’s; Zen Palate Opens in Murray Hill