It kind of makes sense when you think about it, but I was still taken aback by the announcement that the launch party for Joseph Shuldiner's new cookbook "Pure Vegan" will be held at Lindy & Grundy. That, of course, is a butcher shop, albeit of a very particular type. Anyway, the party is Aug. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. It will be very interesting to see what is served. And will the meat cases be full or empty? This is not the time to proselytize, girls.