Introducing ‘May and Luna’: A Unique Collaboration Between Gaijin and PAWS Chicago


The West Loop Japanese restaurant Gaijin is teaming up with PAWS Chicago animal shelter to produce a new whiskey, “May and Luna” by Lucky Cat. To celebrate, join one of their featured tasting events next week and enjoy complimentary drinks, bites, and a gift.


On Monday, April 22, Gaijin will host two informal tasting hours, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. At the tastings, indulge in educational conversations about the whiskies and learn about PAWS Chicago and all things cats. Along with the whiskey, enjoy light refreshments and take home a complimentary gift for your feline friend.

Starting at $60, each guest will receive a 1oz. Pour of Lucky Cat Luna, a 1oz. Pour of Lucky Cat May and Luna, a serving of Karaage Chicken & Kombu marinated vegetables, and a take-home gift.

With each ticket, $12 will be given to PAWS Chicago for their initiative to reduce pet homelessness and euthanasia in Chicagoland. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Gaijin’s upcoming events page online.


As Chicago’s first okonomiyaki restaurant, Gaijin offers both Hiroshima and Osaka styles of the savory Japanese pancake. The location offers a lively and interactive atmosphere with individual Hiroshima teppan griddles for table service. Gaijin is Japanese for “outsider,” but Chef Paul Virant embraces this perspective to bring traditional Japanese culinary experience to Chicago.


PAWS Chicago has a mission to build No Kill communities, end the homeless animal population, and transform animal welfare in the Chicagoland area. Their community of volunteers respects all animal life and seeks to constantly improve the problems in their area. PAWS Chicago raises awareness for homeless animals and the realities they face and promotes change and responsible ownership of pets.

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