Do This: Cocktails, Shopping and Charity with LUPEC

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 30, 2009 3:40PM

2009_10_30_lupec.jpg LUPEC, the Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, is having the prohibition-era equivalent of a pub crawl. The Chicago chapter is led by Sonja Kassebaum of North Shore Distillery, and with a slogan like "Dismantling the Patriarchy, One Cocktail at a Time," what's not to love? On November 12, LUPEC is hosting "Women Helping Women," an evening of shopping, drinking and charity. Participants (ladies or gentlemen) will take a tour through the fashionable shopping of the West Loop, visiting boutiques like Bess and Loie, 2 Sisters and Smitten. At each of the twelve stops, enjoy shopping and try one classic cocktail.

At the same time as you get classically schnockered on some excellent cocktails while buying beautiful things, you can give something back. Each stop will be collecting donations, and all the proceeds will go to the Greenhouse Shelter for abused women and their children. Knowing Sonja, and reading LUPEC's blog, visitors will be in for an excellent evening - stop at any of the locations listen on their blog between 5 p.m. -9 p.m. to pick up a drink and a map.