Save Kate’s Joint: I Need My Buffalo Not-Wings

Stef’s Team Pick:

via yelp user Dani V.

Today’s team pick regards an urgent matter of delicious veggie burgers.  Since 1996, vegetarian diner Kate’s Joint on Avenue B and E 4th St has been providing a safe haven for compassionate weirdos to get drunk and eat brunch at odd hours. I have been gratefully inhaling their mashed potatoes for years – Kate’s was even the site of our very first NYC Autostraddle Meetup Brunch (which was apparently so successful that two brunch-goers are currently dating).  Suffice to say, this diner holds a very special place in my heart.

That said, the Lower East Side is becoming a massively expensive place to maintain a business, and it looks like Kate’s Joint will have to close unless they can raise $30,000 by the end of TODAY.  Kate is even willing to throw in incentives for various sizes of donations, including cooking classes and a personalized four-course meal at your home.  This seems overwhelming, but a lot of people have already donated and if everybody chips in what they can, it may be possible to eat glorious Buffalo Not Wings in peace this coming Sunday.

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Stef Schwartz is the Music Editor at Autostraddle.com. She's a rock'n'roll jack-of-all-trades, vegan crusader and legit professional weirdo. She lives with her cat Scully in the wilds of Los Angeles, where she writes terrible dance music, drinks quality bourbon and misses New York City. Follow her on twitter.

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    WHAT. I met people off the internet for the Autostraddle Meetup (also, coincidentally, the first time where I was out to everyone in the room) when I was really young! This restaurant has an extremely important place in my heart; I couldn’t possibly imagine L.E.S. without it.

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