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We're raising money for a custom Chinese Wok Range for our first  restaurant, Plenty of Clouds, opening this summer in Seattle!
We're raising money for a custom Chinese Wok Range for our first restaurant, Plenty of Clouds, opening this summer in Seattle!
70 backers pledged $8,482 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR CONCEPT: Plenty of Clouds is inspired by the cuisine and culture of South Central China, bringing together fiery flavors from Sichuan, freshness from neighboring Yunnan, and refreshing, fun drinks in a comfortable and elegant neighborhood restaurant.

Plenty of Clouds will offer high quality, contemporary Chinese food with an ever changing menu featuring light and fresh flavors in addition to addictive MaLa (numbing spice) dishes paired with fresh takes on classic cocktails, locally brewed beer and wine.

THE KICKSTARTER COMPONENT: Through hours and hours of Blood, Sweat, Tears and Savings, we have secured an awesome existing restaurant that is damn near ready to go. We are hoping to raise the funds to help purchase the custom wok range. Shockingly, it is not easy to find a restaurant ready to sling Chinese food like nobody's business!

WHY DO WE NEED IT: Have you ever had a wood-fired pizza? Have you ever made a pizza in your oven at home?  There are some pieces of cooking equipment that just can't be messed with. Not to mention that each wok burner has about 4 times as much firepower as your home oven and all 4 burners combined.  It gets hot. Real hot. But, It also has incredibly flexible and responsive heat.

With your help, we can secure the last big piece of the puzzle!

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you this Summer!!

Risks and challenges

We feel that we've found an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a restaurant that is in such great shape. We will be working over the next several weeks to paint, decorate and make a few small changes (and one big one- that big, bold wok range)! We anticipate being able to open in approx 1 month. The only outstanding issue is that we are still waiting on Lawyers and Realtors to do the things that they do so well, and have not officially signed the papers. However, we hope to finalize that, as soon as May 1st. In any case, it should happen well before this campaign is over, and we will gladly update with that news when available!

Staffing in Seattle can be tough, especially in the Summer. However, we feel that with the networking we've done while here for the past 3 years will help us with both first-hand references, as well as understanding what works and what doesn't in our local market.

Restaurants are a crazy business, but with over 30 years experience between the two of us, we are confident that we've got a handle on it, and excited to get going!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Now you're cookin'!

    A piece of Plenty of Clouds comes to you! Two of Chef Travis’ recipes featuring photos of our adventures in China, along with a hand-written thank you card that you can bring in to the restaurant for a special gift from the kitchen!

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    Cheers!

    Two recipe cards featuring photos of our adventures in China, plus a custom Plenty of Clouds “paddle-style” bottle opener, just like the pros use!

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    A part of the family

    Two of Chef Travis’ recipes featuring photos of our adventures in China and a pair of handmade( by Travis’ Mom!) chopstick rests with chopsticks.

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    Lookin' Good and Eatin' Well!

    We’ve got you covered with a Plenty of Clouds t-shirt, bottle opener and two recipe postcards!

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    Let's meet for Happy Hour!

    Have Plenty of Snacks at the bar for up to four people between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm any night of the week.

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    It's PARTY TIME!

    Let’s celebrate together. Two tickets to our pre-opening cocktail party, This is your chance to taste the drinks and dishes before anyone else! Plus a Plenty of Clouds T-shirt for each of you!
    *alcohol not included

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    Dinner for Two!

    Enjoy a fun, shareable meal for you and a special someone/friend/neighbor/college roommate. All your food is on us tonight!

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    Fun for the Whole Family

    Family-style dinner for eight. A welcome from Travis and Lisa, followed by a multi-course, family-style dinner. You’ll get a chance to taste some of our favorites, in addition to a few specials crafted just for your table.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    All Play and No Work

    Bring the gang to Happy Hour! We open the restaurant an hour early, so you and up to 50 of your friends/family/co-workers can enjoy our most popular happy hour dishes, plus some unique market specials created just for your event! The whole restaurant and bar is yours any day of the week, 4pm-7pm.
    *alcohol not included. Though we are happy to arrange for one open tab or a cash bar.

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    The Whole Shebang!

    The restaurant is yours for the entire night, any day of the week! Invite up to 45 of your friends for an amazing dinner, cocktails and snacks followed by a special, off-the-menu tasting experience. *Alcohol not included, however, custom beverage pairings will be available for purchase, or feel free to order as you go.

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