If you are ever in Evanston, Illinois, this is a must go to place. It is a quaint little restaurant with delicious food that is more than meets the eye ... it is "dining with purpose" as they call it.
When you walk in you read the menu and order your food at the counter. You are served and the food is prepared by youth at risk who are being given a second chance in life by learning food service skills and much more as you will see on the video at the end of this post.
You take a table marker so they know where to bring the food ... each marker has a meaningful poetic statement that reflects the purpose and the accomplishments of the experience.
The food is delicious and it is laced with the love shown to these kids by the people responsible for this program.
A nice cozy, comfortable place to eat and they serve up the good feelings of taking part in giving to others in a way that matters.
watch and learn ...
I think so many of us take things for granted in our lives ...this is an eye opening experience that makes my heart ache. Curt's Cafe doesn't just help at risk kids ... they help the public gain a conscience and hopefully will spread the good will outside the doors of this wonderful place.
Thank you Curt's Cafe!
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