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THANK YOU! We met our goal! 
NEW GOAL: $32,000 and we can bring BBQ every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!
THANK YOU! We met our goal! NEW GOAL: $32,000 and we can bring BBQ every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!
202 backers pledged $24,368 to help bring this project to life.

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Rocky’s is an independent market located in the Oakmore district right in the heart of Oakland, CA.  Our Two Local Girls cafe operates inside the market offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering plus a full coffee bar.

Owner operators Corinne Kinczel, Brady Bellis and fifteen wonderful team members work hard every day to bring great food to our customers and to build bonds within our community.

We recently celebrated our two year anniversary and while we've experienced strong growth, we know we need to keep growing to survive in this competitive industry. 

We're launching this Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a kitchen ventilation hood, induction cooking equipment, refrigeration and critical electrical work. 

By upgrading our kitchen we'll be able to greatly expand the range of food we offer at Two Local Girls.  Prepared foods is the strongest driver of growth in the industry and we feel like making these upgrades will position us to keep moving forward.

We prepare food onsite every day, with a focus on meals that combine the convenience of grab and go with a strong focus on nutrition and freshness.  We also offer a wide range of gluten, dairy free and vegetarian options.

Our style of cooking leans towards strong flavors.  The focus is always on great, seasonal ingredients.  We network within the abundant Oakland and Bay Area food communities to find partnerships that shorten the distance from farm to table, work with companies who share our values and who provide our customers with some of the best food on Earth.

There has been a grocery store on the site of Rocky’s Market since at least the late 1930’s. We value the history of the location and try to honor the tradition of serving our neighborhood.

It's been a pretty amazing two years.  We could not have done any of this without the support of our customers and our network of family and friends who keep us going and going and going...

We chose Kickstarter for fundraising because they gather together a community of people who see the value in businesses like ours and provide a great platform to help us grow.

To anyone considering a contribution, thank you so much. We'll see you at Rocky's!

Brady and Corinne

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge we face in completing this project will be navigating the various regulatory bodies who oversee our business. We have already selected the equipment we will be purchasing and have our plans pre-approved, but experience has shown us that there are always unexpected, last minute wrinkles that arise when dealing with these agencies.

Luckily, we've gained some experience over the last two years and we begin this process with good plan in place and we're confident we'll be able to be up and running by our target date in September.

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    TLG Babyback Rib Dinner for 10
    3 racks of our delicious meaty 5-hour smoked ribs
    3 large sides of your choice
    1 large apple crisp made by Granny Ellie

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    For the Love of Food!

    A seat at the table of the DONOR DINNER!
    Saturday, September 8th at 7:45pm
    Organic, Local and Sustainable 8 Course family style meal after hours in the store!
    Join Brady & Corinne for wonderful one of a kind dinner.
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    4 take & bake dinner entrees
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    We Love Thanksgiving!

    Your Organic Thanksgiving Dinner for 10
    Pick up a beautifully brined and roasted 10-12 pound Organic Diestel Turkey and our Take and Bake Mashed Organic Potatoes, Organic Sweet Potato Casserole, Organic Green Bean Casserole, Organic Gravy, Housemade Organic Cranberry Sauce, Organic Apple Crand Berry Crisp and Organic Pumpkin Pie
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    PRIVATE AFTERHOURS DINNER PARTY FOR 8
    A menu made just for you. You and Corinne will sit down to customize a family style meal for you and 7 of your besties!
    What a great way to celebrate something special!

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    Main Crush

    A WEEKEND IN SONOMA DURING CRUSH!
    Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7
    You and up to 5 guests (6 total) will enjoy a beautiful Sonoma house complete with bocce ball court, pool and a stocked fridge from Rocky's.
    Saturday have a tour of Cline Vineyards and take a picnic lunch, packed specially for you. While on this tour, Corinne will be at the house preparing a private dinner for you and your guests!
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Funding period

- (30 days)