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August's Summer Happy Hour; Hank's Saloon in Danger

2011_07_hanks.jpgWEST VILLAGE— August is launching a summer happy hour. From 5:30 - 7 PM on weeknights, they're offering pitchers ($30) and glasses ($8) of sangria and a list of $8 summer cocktails. Chef Jordan Frosolone will serve a complimentary selection of snacks. They're also serving a three-course $35 summer garden menu. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGE—Zagat offers a preview of what will be on the menu at Red Farm, the upcoming restaurant from Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng: "There will also be whole squid stuffed with wild mushroom and spinach; Japanese rice flavored with Chinese sausage and black trumpet mushroom covered with lobster and eggplant, then topped with a poached egg; marinated rib-eye steak grilled with baby bok choy, and a casserole of chicken thighs braised with star anise, tomato and crab paste." [Zagat]

BOERUM HILL—Brownstoner reports that the building that currently holds Brooklyn dive and A Beer At vet Hank's Saloon is on the auction block. That and two adjacent building will go up for auction all together and have accumulated a $4 million lien. Chances are whoever pays that much in debt alone won't be up for keeping the status quo. [Brownstoner]

Red Farm

529 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 792-9700 Visit Website

Bearded Lady

686 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (469) 232-7333 Visit Website

Hank's Saloon

46 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY