The critics: In his last review as the Times' interim critic, Pete Wells upgrades Brooklyn's Saul to two stars; New York's Adam Platt is very disappointed by what he finds at the new iteration of Aureole; TONY's Jay Cheshes gives Joseph Leonard four stars out of five; Lauren Collins of The New Yorker describes her visit to SHO Shaun Hergatt as "painful"; Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton checks out the eats at Yankee Stadium; and Restaurant Girl pays a visit to Bia Garden.
• Want to shut down that noisy club in your neighborhood? All you need is a lawyer, publicist, blog and Twitter account. After a barrage of complaints from locals, The Jane Hotel's Ballroom is now closed until November. [Gothamist]
• The duo behind Sant Ambroeus open Casa Lever in the old Lever House Restaurant space (located in Midtown's Lever House!) next week. [NYP, GS]

• The Highline, the Standard's private event space, is now open. [Eater]
• Chef Nate Appleman on his recent move to New York, taking part in The Next Iron Chef, and upcoming venture with Keith McNally. [Zagat]
• A Q&A with Anita Lo, who says her Annisa will reopen in late fall. [RG]
• The New York City Wine & Food Festival goes down this weekend. And while most events are sold out, scalpers have gotten in on the action. [GS]