Bartender Fabian Malone (you’ve seen him at Lupo Verde, Coppi’s Organic, Alfie’s, and soon at Lucky’s Buns) was shot last weekend in Shaw in an attempted robbery. Without health insurance and unable to work for a while he recovers, his friends started a GoFundMe page to help support him. Nearly $9000 has been raised as of Thurs Oct 4th.
Now, Dino’s Grotto, the Shaw eatery/bar, is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday October 10th to help him out. Malone previously served as bar manager at Dino’s. From 5 ‘til close, Dino’s (owned by longtime DC restauranteur Dean Gold) will donate 33% of all its booze (liquor, beer and wine) sales that night if you dine upstairs or in the Grotto Bar. Dino’s suggests that patrons also donate any HH savings (or from the half priced burger on Tuesday’s) to the fundraiser.
Donations can also be made that will be passed along to the bartender; $50 donations get you a $10 gift certificate, while $100 donation gets you a $25 gift certificate.