Bubby’s MePa Gets an Opening Date; Francis Mallmann Teams Up With Reynard’s

Bubbys new meatpacking-district outpost finally has an opening date: October 15 (on the corner of Washington and Gansevoort). The restaurant will stay open 22 hours a day, from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m., seven days a week. There will also be a takeout area with pie, old-fashioned soda drinks, coffee, juice, and sandwiches. And after 11 p.m. MePa clubbers can get burgers and fries from the takeout window. [Grub Street]

Pete Wells, Ruth Reichl, William Grimes, Frank Bruni, and Sam Sifton revealed what it's like to be a Times food critic in a cool video series. [NYT]

Effective immediately, Donna will open an hour earlier (at 5 p.m.) from Monday through Thursday. That's a good thing, since there's a new happy-hour deal: For $14 you can get two tacos and a cocktail until 7 p.m. every day. [Grub Street]

Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.'s long-awaited banana split is here! To celebrate, Sam Mason's crew filmed a cute video. [Grub Street]

This fall's first installment of Reynard's "Dinner With Friends" series will be hosted by acclaimed South American chef Francis Mallmann. He'll cook from September 16 to September 18. The five-course meal is $195 and will take place in the outdoor garden. [Grub Street]

Bantam Bagels officially opened at 283 Bleecker Street this morning, in case you're craving bagel balls. [Grub Street]

Laura Maniec's Corkbuzz Wine Studio will host events and classes throughout September, including "Beer Basics," "All About Orange Wine," and "Scotch 101." Plus: There will be a family-style dinner on Monday, September 16 a collaboration with Donkey & Goat wines. [Grub Street]

Biblio opened its new backyard just in time for, uh, summer. It can seat 42 guests, communal style. [Grub Street]

Next Monday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Lion will offer a five-course wine dinner hosted and curated by Broadway actress Annie Edgerton. The meal will be served in the Lion's private dining room and costs $105 per person. [Grub Street]

The Third Annual NYC Honey Fest is on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to sunset at the 86th Street boardwalk at Rockaway Beach. It's free! [Grub Street]