While you’re eagerly awaiting the official release of the list of this year’s Restaurant Week participants, keep in mind: UpStairs on the Square will be serving special prix fixe menus for the entire month of August. Chef Steven Brand’s high summer cuisine will be available in two dining rooms on two menus, so you can avoid the Restaurant Week crowds and enjoy three courses in the Monday Club Bar dining room for lunch ($20.06) or dinner ($30.06). In the more formal Soiree Room, Brand will be offering a three-course dinner menu for $40.05 per person. They’ve also teamed up with their friends at Westport Rivers Winery, Terroir Wines and Nantucket-based Triple 8 Vodka and will be offering some great and affordable wine and cocktail pairings. Call UpStairs on the Square at 617.894.1933 to make your reservations for their month-long celebration of Restaurant Week 2006.