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After two years of underground suppers from our home, we've finally found a restaurant space, and now we want to make it yours!
After two years of underground suppers from our home, we've finally found a restaurant space, and now we want to make it yours!
406 backers pledged $71,950 to help bring this project to life.

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CAN YOU BELIEVE WE'RE ALREADY AT THIS FORK IN THE ROAD!?  

It's so hard to imagine that these past two years have blown by so quickly!

For those of you who don't know us, we're PushStart Kitchen, a husband + wife-founded, community-focused, family-fueled underground supper club in Atlanta, GA.  For almost two years now, we've been rubbing two thin dimes together and working our fingers to the bone in an effort to feed all of Atlanta. 

We started serving dinners to ten guests at a time one night a week in a small art studio - that we turned into a dining room - in the belly of a 130-year-old factory, and we're now up to four dinners a week, serving 18 guests at a time. Now, we're ready to make the next step: A for-real, no-joke restaurant!

For us, the best thing about our service at PushStart is the personal interaction we have with the amazing people we're feeding!  We feel it's so important to keep that intimacy that the new spot is only going to seat about forty guests.  Ten or so of those seats will be directly in front of our completely open kitchen, where the cooks will serve guests directly.  We kitchen-types work far too hard not to see anyone eat!  Now we'll get to chat too (and maybe slip you little tastes as we work)! 

Our small menu will rotate frequently to reflect what we're inspired by that day. 

NOW we've found the space, this is where you come in! 

From the very minute we decided to open a brick + mortar restaurant, we've known that we wanted our project to be community-funded for one simple fact: We couldn't have made it this far without your support!  And we recognize we won't make it another step without it either.

All of the money that you'll be contributing to this campaign is going toward getting this baby restaurant off the ground.  Everything from build-out, equipment and legal fees to silverware, napkins, and glasses will benefit from your contributions.  

Take a peek to the right at all of the rewards we've put together for our campaign.  We had ourselves a sit-down and made a list of ideas that we knew we'd be excited to fulfill for all of you, and we hope you'll feel the same. 

Thank you so much for coming by; we can't wait to see you at the new restaurant soon.  In the meantime, follow us on FACEBOOK (facebook.com/pushstartkitchen), TWITTER and INSTAGRAM (@pushstartcook) and, most importantly, go to pushstartkitchen.com to sign up for our supperclub invite mailing list.  

Come get fed!

Hugs,

Zach + Cristina

p.s.: WE LOVE ATLANTA!

Risks and challenges

While we fully recognize that anything can happen in this crazy world, we feel like the biggest obstacle in fulling some of these rewards would be if the build-out of the restaurant runs longer than expected. We have faith that once we have the restaurant open, we will soon after be welcoming everyone in to the project you helped put together!

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FAQ

  • At this very moment, we're keeping it a bit of a secret. We've promised everyone that every time our donation total goes up $1000, we'll release a new clue in the comments section. Keep checking back for updates!

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  • Absolutely! In fact, one of the biggest reasons for us to open a restaurant was to be able to accommodate as many people's dietary needs as we can. The plan with the tasting menu was to serve you a meal based around your needs. So weather you're paleo, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or just aren't really all that into a certain ingredient, we'll do our best to get you set up. We do, however, make a point to avoid serving cannibals at all cost.

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    A hearty "THANK YOU" on our website accompanied by our undying love and respect. We fully recognize that every little bit makes a difference!

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    Huge high five when we see you! (Deluxe high ten available upon request with no extra donation!)

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    A packet of ten of our handmade Costa Rican milk truffles - the infamous "cajetas de coco." Only this time, you won't have to share them with anyone else. Now all you'll have to do is round up some moonshine.

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    Fresh pressed "Lost & Found ATL" tee shirt, designed by our close friend and designer, James Martin.

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    A preview tour of the new space that will take you behind the curtains and show you the inner workings of the restaurant and the different menu items we're prepping.

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    Reserves one spot in one of our "Lost & Found" cooking classes. Come hang out in the new restaurant, meet new people and cook with folks who love to do all of those very things.

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    Wanna go back to the old PushStart days? Here's a three course meal just like way back only this time, at the new restaurant! (Beverages and gratuity not included)

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    One of our handmade Costa Rican bird whistles, straight from the PushStart dining table! Set your own PushStart table, where ever you may be.

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    We provide the frame, you provide the ART! Paint or draw some food oriented musings and we’ll hang it on our walls for the entire life of the restaurant. (y'all keep it classy!)

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    An exclusive nine-course chef’s tasting menu. What else can you say about that? Beverages, gratuity not included.

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    Private PushStart dinner for four people. Don't wait until "Lost & Found" opens! Come and sit at PushStart's bar with three of your friends (or enemies, if you're the forgiving type). We'll serve you a five course meal and in the meantime, make you feel like the royalty that you are.

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    The above nine-course chef’s tasting menu but for two folks, or one VERY hungry solo diner. Ya'll come get fed!

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    Chef for a day. Come into our kitchen and help Zach create a signature dish that will be featured on our menu! Then, you can shamelessly brag to all your friends that it was your idea all along.

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    A VIP card that gives you access to special tasting events, secret dishes with specialty pricing, priority reservations and new menu item previews. Think of it as platinum-level access to our restaurant.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Private PushStart dinner for 18. Hate all the rushing around and coordinating dinner plans? Why not buy out our whole table and bring your whole crew. A private PushStart dinner to remember for years to come.

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    A five-course dinner for you and a guest, twice a year for the next ten years! Beverages, gratuity not included.

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    A private cooking lesson for you and nine of your friends. First, you’ll have a cooking class in our kitchen and help with prep. Then, you’ll sit down for a three-course meal featuring the dishes you helped prepare. Beverages and gratuity not included.

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    A VIP packet with everything you see above: Box of truffles, private restaurant tour, your art hung in our space, VIP card, chef’s tasting menu for two, chef for a day, semi-annual dinner for two, private cooking class and dinner for 10.

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    One night just for you! We close down the restaurant and host a private dinner “PushStart style” for 30 people. We'll do a tasting of the menu for you and 29 of your very, way closest friends.

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Funding period

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