Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open; McDonald’s Adds 24-Hour Service

• Chef Laurent Manrique over at Millesime has whipped up a special menu to celebrate National Rainier Cherry Day (Wednesday, duh), which they’ll be serving all week, with a main course of smoked salmon and burrata with pickled cherries and arugula salad. [Grub Street]

• Starting this week, Little Muenster will be doing a late-night happy hour, and then, for the morning after, a brunch hangover weekend special, which includes a classic sandwich, a pack of Emergen-C, and then a lil hair of the dog of your choosing. [Grub Street]

• There’s a new series of dinners at Parish Hall and Egg restaurants. Called Taste of a Place, they feature meals inspired by and ingredients harvested from specific communities. Wednesday’s inaugural menu will be centered around their farm located in the northern Catskills and will draw produce from neighboring Oak Hill farms. [Grub Street]

BluePrint’s popular line of juice cleanses is now USDA-certified organic. Also, they’re bragging about some process called high-pressure pascalization (producing fresher juice for longer) and using eco- and human-friendly cleaning products. Somewhere, Olivia Wilde and Julia Stiles rejoice. [Grub Street]

Top Chef winner Paul Qui will be testing out a menu for his as-yet-unnamed Austin restaurant on NYC’s foodies during a weeklong tasting event at City Grit, from July 30 to August 4. Tickets run $95 and it’s sure to sell out quick. [Insatiable Critic]

• Starting this Saturday, DeKalb Market is rolling out a lineup of events perfect for summer. This week? July 14 is Family Day, with face-painting, a bouncy castle, and more. Plus the Rong Music Summer Block Party (tickets available for $20) on the 15th. [Grub Street]

• Online reservations are now available at the more than 300 restaurants participating in NYC’s favorite twenty-day-long week. (Restaurant Week, that is.) [Grub Street]

• Gilt Taste’s features editor, Francis Lam, rolled out a new column called “The Art of Plating.” This week’s column features four dishes from Michael Laskonis. [Grub Street]

Pampano is doing a Baja California–inspired, five-course “Sea to Table” menu throughout the months of July and August for $50 ($75 with wine pairings). [Grub Street]

• McDonald’s is now open 24 hours. Well, in some locations at least. [Grub Street]

Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open; McDonald’s Adds 24-Hour Service