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Last week’s Y&H column is all about how some restaurants and bars are involving the public in events and traditions that in the past have been exclusive to people who work in the industry. Table in Shaw has been a prime example by selling tickets to monthly family meals—the meals that staff eat before their shifts. The restaurant will host its second-ever “pop-up family meal” tomorrow from 5 to 6 p.m.

The early dinner will be served family-style with cooks, waitstaff, and patrons alike sitting at communal tables and sharing the same food. The restaurant has also invited the team from nearby Compass Coffee to join the feast. Tickets will cost $20 or $25 with a beer or glass of wine. Rather than having people pay at the door as they did last time, Table will sell the tickets online in advance for the 20 spots. A sign-up link will go up on the restaurant’s Facebook and Twitter pages at noon today.

Read more about Table’s public family meal and others who are doing similar things here.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery