Stef's Team Pick:
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.