Brooklyn Pour Tickets on Sale; Bossa Nova Brunch at the Americano

You were going to drink tonight anyway, so why not do it for charity? The Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails take over the bar at Tribeca's Macao Trading Co. and sling specialty cocktails as part of their monthly Broad Appeal events. Solerno cocktails go for $10, with $5 donated directly to Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, which rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. [Grub Street]

Dine on "French fare with a Latin flair" while listening to the smooth sounds of Brazilian bossa nova, all without leaving West Chelsea. The Americano's new Bossa Nova Sunday Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stick around, summer. [Grub Street]

Get served: The world's top tennis players (including women's number no. 1 Viktoria Azarenka and Olympic gold medalists Mike and Bob Bryan) team up with chefs from New York's top restaurants to serve the annual Taste of Tennis fund-raising dinner this Thursday, August 23, at the W New York Hotel. With the U.S. Open days away, it's some of the best pre-tournament action around. For tickets, visit www.tasteoftennis.com. Proceeds benefit the New York Junior Tennis League. [Grub Street]

Craft-beer lover? Tickets went on sale today for the Village Voice's second annual Broolyn Pour craft beer festival. A $45 pass gives you access to live music, demonstrations, and a souvenir glass. Oh, and samples of 100 beers from over 40 of the country's best breweries, including established national favorites and local newcomers, such as Bronx Brewery. [VV]

AmEx has named Kyotofu an establishment responsible for convincing Manhattan that "tofu" and "dessert" belong next to one another a finalist in its Big Break for Small Businesses contest. By liking the eatery's Facebook page, true believers and recent converts alike can win personal branding advice from Amex and Facebook, as well as $25,000. Supporters can vote once daily until Friday, August 31. [Grub Street]

Say good-bye, Times Square, to T.G.I. Friday's. Those hungry for the Jack Daniels burger or other familiar fare will have to look for red-and-white-striped awnings elsewhere in midtown: Head to Penn Station. Or Rockefeller Plaza. Or Grand Central. Or 50th and Seventh. Or 46th and Seventh . . . [Midtown Lunch]