A donation of any amount to the virtual tip jar of Chicago’s favorite tiki bar this past spring automatically subscribed you to its biweekly email newsletter. It proved to be one of the best local reads around, jam-packed with recipes for the bar’s famous cocktails — like the classic mai tai (above) and the potent gin-and-rum-based No Bye/No Aloha — and for snacks from Lost Lake’s chefs, plus crossword puzzles and tropical playlists. As for that tip jar, by the end of June it had brought in more than $45,000 for laid-off staff members.