Forum Restaurant—the dining establishment at the Boston Marathon finish line that was blasted by of one of the 2013 bombs—is donating a portion of today’s bar proceeds to charity.
And many patrons are getting an early start:
The restaurant , the last affected business to reopen after recovering from the April 15, 2013, damage, will donate 20 percent of beer and cocktail of today’s profits to the Andruzzi Foundation, a nonprofit started by former Patriot Joe Andruzzi that is committed to fighting cancer. The organization was holding an event at the eatery last Marathon Monday and intends to pick up where they left off.
Today’s drink menu features some marathon-themed offerings, including beverages called “Record Timing,” “Steady Strides,” and “Aerobic Apricot.”
The restaurant’s owner told TheGlobeAndMail.com:
"Whether we like it or not, we've had some type of identity that has been created for us," said Chris Loper. "You have to embrace it to a certain extent."