Another vegan restaurant drops on Tuesday, this time in Midtown, where a Union Square Cafe vet will be turning out a plant-based menu with elegant platings of some classic American dishes.

The chef, Gary Barawidan, worked the opening at Avant Garden, one of restaurateur Ravi DeRossi's vegan spots, and sharing a few things with his former boss. There's the vegan angle, of course, but also the charitable one. All the profits from P.S. Kitchen are reportedly being donated to charities with missions to disrupt the poverty cycle, including The Doe Fund and Share Hope. DeRossi's new cocktail bar Coup donates all of its profits to organizations threatened by the Trump administration.

Dishes on the opening menu include meat-free versions of classic meat dishes like the Buffalo Hen of the Wood with dairy-free blue cheese and a PS Burger made with a Beyond Meat patty with both dairy-free queso and thousand island dressing. He's also doing a riff on fettuccini alfredo with orzo and cream sauce, along with a Spinach-Artichoke Dip with toasted croutons. Take a look at the full menu here.

As for the "P.S." in the name: "This is more than a restaurant and the postscript reflects that there is more to the story," explains co-owner Craig Cochran. "PS We donate all profits to charitable organizations. PS We hire staff from underprivileged backgrounds. PS All food and drink is plant-based."

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