DuMont Team Thanks Community; The Museum of Food and Drink’s Opening Party

• In the wake of Brooklyn restaurateur Colin Devlin’s tragic death last month, the team behind his restaurants DuMont and DuMont Burger have issued a statement of thanks for the outpouring of support from their customers and community. Despite the loss of Devlin, the team plans to keep both restaurants open. [Eater NY]

• The annual Taste of Tennis banquet on August 22 will be hosted by Serena Williams this year and includes a long list of chefs including Leah Cohen and Harold Dieterle. Tickets are $275, and all proceeds go to the James Beard Foundation. [Grub Street]

The Museum of Food and Drink is hosting a “Puff Party” on Tuesday, August 13, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming launch of its inaugural exhibit, “BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Breakfast Cereal.” The event will include cocktails from museum founder Dave Arnold (Booker & Dax) and a short-rib dinner from Má Pêche. Lots of chefs will be there. Tickets cost $300. [Grub Street]

Murray’s Cheese Bar is hosting a Mediterranean night on August 26, with a five-course menu and wine pairings for $60. There will be two seatings — the first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. But if you miss that, you can drown your sorrow any night of the week in one of their beer floats, which pair housemade cheese ice creams with craft pints. [Grub Street]

• Chicago chef Graham Elliot permanently closed the doors to his sandwich shop Grahamwich yesterday, despite recent talk about expanding the operation to new locations. He hasn’t given comment, though his other restaurants remain open. [Eater Chicago]

Hawker Bar is now serving brunch with a Southeast Asian flair, with dishes like a crab-cake Benedict with kaffir hollandaise. And you can turn brunch into a boozy adventure by purchasing a punch ticket aboard the “Orient Express,” a.k.a. their cocktail program. Ten-dollar “coach” tickets buy three drinks, and a “first-class” ticket buys three classier cocktails for $15. [Grub Street]

• Bowery Boogie has more news on the Icelandic restaurant that’s replacing Les Enfants Terribles on Canal. Turns out it’s called Skal, and it will have a full bar, plus a retail section, all in a low-key, rustic space. [Bowery Boogie]

• The South Indian chain Paradise Biryani Pointe has opened its first New York outpost in Curry Hill. [DNAinfo]

• David Rosengarten is hosting a charcuterie and Riesling dinner in conjunction with the owners of Calliope. Set in a private Upper East Side townhouse, the dinner will conclude with a hands-on dessert class from Rosengarten. Tickets are $95. [Grub Street]

DuMont Team Thanks Community; The Museum of Food and Drink’s Opening Party