Among the illustrious prizes to be handed out at Monday's Eater Awards 2011 is an award for the city's Best Restaurant Bathroom. To help guide your votes, Eater will highlight one of the five nominees every day until polls open on Friday. Today's spotlight: nonprofit food and art event space, 18 Reasons.
[Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux]
What it looks like: In step with the rotating art in 18 Reasons brand new main event room, the art in the bathroom changes quarterly to reflect the local, seasonal ethos of sister biz Bi-Rite Market. Artist Julie Kahn uses natural materials to remind bathroom goers that "nature is always just on the other side of the wall, waiting to bust on through." The sensory experience is expanded by audio that matches the art on the walls and bathroom reading scrolls. As one commenter puts it, "It makes going to the bathroom feel like walking through a poem."