The shame of seeing your empty wallet after big night of drinking is enough to... well, drive a guy to drink, so break the vicious cycle by dropping your month's worth of income at Cause, a "philanthropub" that'll send your booze money to the charities of your choice.
The Shaw spot'll donate the money you drop to one of several good causes after subtracting whatever they need for overhead, which includes paying for two stories full of reclaimed everything, from church pew banquettes, to tables fitted with National Geographic maps, a sign made from 1200 glass bottles, and stools built from apple barrel bottoms, so they're ready for even Nelly's thickest lady friend. The upscale bar menu cuts whole animals into thinly sliced beef heart sandwiches (w/ bone marrow mayo & horseradish), seared chicken livers a la plancha, and bacon/beef tongue number called the LGBTQ -- and yes, they are married to the name. Each of the six signature 'tails is named after a human rights crusader, so feel good about taking down the "Evita-Rita" (Argentine Malbec, tequila, smoked salt rim), or the gin/ kaffir lime/ green curry-rimmed "Mahatma" before embarking on a night of way less productive civil disobedience.
When settling up, just check which organization you want to get paid, with current options including local urban agriculturists Common Good City Farm, Latin American entrepreneur-encouragers Agora Partnerships, and academic do-gooders Higher Achievement, who put their efforts into driving local middle schoolers to think.
Published: October 17, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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