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Grand Central Oyster Bar Turns 100; Saxon + Parole’s New Takeout Lunch Window

• Mayor Bloomberg declares today “Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Day” in New York, coinciding with the Oyster Bar’s 100th birthday. The restaurant is holding a cocktail hour tonight followed by a fresh seafood and prime rib buffet with live music, a pearl jewelry raffle, and lots of chardonnay. Tickets for the event are $119.13, all inclusive. Ten percent of ticket sales and all proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the American Cancer Society. For tickets, call 212-490-6652 before 6 p.m. or 212-490-7108 after 6. [Grub Street]

• Parisian chef Iñaki Aizpitarte is coming to New York to cook a series of dinners at Reynard. The meals are on April 29, April 30, and May 1, and tickets cost $225. [Eater NY]

• On Monday, Saxon & Parole launches a new lunch menu featuring a selection of pressed juices made with cocktail-crafting techniques, like a bitters-accented celery juice that is squeezed and shaken to order. Lunch items like a dry-aged burger and a BLT with avocado will be available at the restaurant’s new takeout window. [Grub Street]

• Chef David Santos of Louro is holding a “Save the Ramps” dinner as an Earth Day initiative to “focus on spring ingredients that aren’t being plundered like a village attacked by Vikings!” On Monday, Santos will prepare a $55 six-course dinner that includes a crab salad with rhubarb sorbet and lamb neck confit with radishes, spring onions, and purple broccoli. [Grub Street]

• To satisfy a whole lot of 4/20 munchies tomorrow, JoeDough will offer its famous $4.20 Stoner Grilled Cheese all day long. [Grub Street]

Maison Premiere is throwing a party in honor of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4. To accompany special menu additions like crudité with Benedictine dip and a bourbon-cured ham sandwich is a selection of mint juleps using Four Roses Bourbon. The Maison Premiere band will perform and the Derby will be broadcasted live from the restaurant's old-fashioned radio. [Grub Street]

• To celebrate Earth Day, Del Posto is hosting a five-course vegetarian dinner on April 22. The $200 meal will be paired with beers from the Brooklyn Brewery and include a cheese course from Lucy’s Whey. A talk will also be given by Annie Novak of the New York Botanical Gardens. Tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Aamanns-Copenhagen opens its outdoor seating area on Tuesday, while ushering in new beers and Danish goodies in its spring menu. Besides serving up new bottle and draft beers, new varieties of smørrebrød will be offered, including braised lamb, salted salmon, and green chicken salad. [Grub Street]

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