There was an attempted robbery Mon. night at People's Choice, the popular 19th Ward eating spot. I saw news coverage on Ch. 13 tonight and many neighbors stopped in to visit and help Van by eating and making a donation. Now's the time of year to pay it forward for someone who's been helping the community by having a "pay what you can afford" menu. (And a great menu, with hearty portions.) Between now and Jan. 1, stop by and wish Van a Happy New Year.