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The Rabbit Hole, bringing a lil Koreatown experience to MPLS. Brought to you by the crazy kids (at heart) of The Left Handed Cook.

The Seoul:

We want to bring a little bit of Seoul to our rock and roll town of Minneapolis/St Paul. Combining the explosive flavors of Korean food with a funky bar program and letting them lounge in an eclectic dining room. We want to fuse what makes dive bars awesome with the great food and feel of Korean pojangmachas (Street Food Tents) to create a whole new experience! Sounds crazy, yeah we know but trust us, we are just the right amount of crazy to whip up something you never knew you always wanted.  Located in the wonderful Midtown Global Market, the Rabbit Hole will be 1 part Lake St. neighborhood watering hole, 1 part intimate dining experience, and 1 part culinary travel adventure!   

The Passion:

Our passion is simple, we love food, we love drinks, and we love to make people happy with our food and drinks. 

The Work:

Creativity is definitely necessary to stretch our shoestring budget.  We are DIY to the max and painter, carpenter, cleaner, demolition, garbage hauler, decorator, and even the mashup of our Kickstarter video are just a few ways we are getting everything done.  However, the little extra but  most important push to our doors opening comes from you.    

We are fortunate to start with a great shell, and your kindness and generosity will forever make you part of The Rabbit Hole and will help enable us to:

  • stock our pantry shelves and fridges.
  • purchasing specialized kitchen equipment and dinner ware.
  • construct a chef counter in front of the exhibition kitchen.  

MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE:

The Rabbit Hole has been in the making since Thomas started his career in the kitchen more than 12 years ago.  We've dreamt, planned, rethought, and dreamt some more and some more.  We have learned that nothing is easy, that we are a constant work in progress, and that helping hands are around every corner.  Our passion and love for good food, good drinks, and good service started this crazy dream, but the help from all of you, along with the Neighborhood Development Center, The City of Minneapolis, our friends at Highland Bank and KalCon construction, our wonderful Left Handed Cook kitchen and counter crew, all our amazing guests, friends, and family, are make this dream of ours a reality.  We want to thank you and everyone involved for helping to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive and kicking!!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As a restaurant, we faces challenges such as construction delays, permit and licensing issues, and the fact that there aren't enough hours in the day, but we are ready and willing to meet them head on! Many of the big obstacles have been taken care of such as the kitchen layout, hood systems, plumbing and bar construction. We have purchased many of the Korean style plates, bowls and cups that will help make dining at The Rabbit Hole a fun experience. We are currently working on the interior design such as building unique booths and partitions, installing new lighting and giving the whole space a new coat of paint. We also plan on opening the kitchen up so that our guests can see what's going on which means removing three walls and a soffit as well as installing a chef counter. Your support will help take care of some of these expenses and help us open our doors as soon as possible. Turning our dream into reality comes down to hard work and passion, and we plan on taking the same tenacity we used to create The Left Handed Cook and put it 110% into The Rabbit Hole. With your helping hands, we will be able to better manage the unexpected oven breakdown or added construction costs. Of course the risks of owning a restaurant are high but with Thomas' experience of over a decade in helping open and run many successful restaurants in California, we feel confident that we will bring the same level of success to The Rabbit Hole.

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    Handwritten Thank You's do exist! And You'll receive one from Thomas & Kat along with a Rabbit Hole button, our everlasting gratitude, and a virtual high five on our FB and Twitter!!

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    You will be a permanent fixture in our restaurant w/your name drawn onto a restaurant wall. You'll receive a commemorative picture of your name, along with a Rabbit Hole Can Cozy. If you come to pick up your picture and cozy, you’ll also receive a hug from the chef! If you can’t make it here, you’ll get a virtual high five on our facebook and twitter.

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    Receive a mystery jar of awesomness, could be house made kimchi, pickled radish, gochu sauce, or rummy rabbits. You'll also receive reward #2. Pick up or Domestic shipping included.

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    Receive a warm hug in the form of a Rabbit Hole Staff shirt! You’ll look good and feel good!! Your name will also be drawn onto a wall and you’ll receive a commemorative picture and a Rabbit Hole button, a hug from the chef or a virtual high five! Pick up or Domestic shipping included.

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    Invite a friend and chow down on 2 Rice Bowls and a H&K Poutine at the Left Handed Cook while looking good in a Rabbit Hole T-shirt and a Rabbit Hole button. Take a few minutes and draw your names onto a wall at The Rabbit Hole and get a hug from the chef too! For out of towners, we’ll send you a mystery jar, a commemorative picture of your name drawn onto a wall, 2 Rabbit Hole shirts, apron, and button and a virtual high five on our FB and Twitter! Domestic shipping included

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    Invite for 2 to The Rabbit Hole Media Night Party to mingle with the cool kids while enjoying bites from the menu and Rabbit Hole beverages. You’ll also be recognized at the party for the generous person you are, receive a Rabbit Hole T-Shirt and button and a commemorative picture of your name drawn onto our wall.

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    Invite for 2 to The Rabbit Hole's Pre-Opening Dinner. Feel exclusive w/a Rabbit Hole beverage in hand and brag about the fact you were here before all the other riff raff. You'll also receive a Rabbit Hole t-shirt, can cozy, a mystery jar and take a moment to drawn your name onto our wall and leave with a commemorative picture! (gratuity not included)

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    Come in and "work" with Thomas on a Rabbit Hole beverage that will be named by you and will remain on our menu until the next menu change. You will also receive a Rabbit Hole Bartender t-shirt, a can cozy, and draw your name into our walls and leave w/a commemorative picture. (Limit 2 – approximately 2 hours).

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    Come in and “work” with Thomas on a personalized burger that will be named by you and will remain on our menu until the next menu change. You will also receive a Rabbit Hole Apron, bandana, a can cozy and draw your name onto our walls and leave w/a commemorative picture. (Limit 1 – approximately 2 hours).

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    Get Ready To Eat!!! You & 2 friends will enjoy an all you can eat "Hot Chicks" event. Fried Chicken All Night Long plus Rabbit Hole beverages to share. You will also receive a Rabbit Hole t-shirt, button, mystery jar, and don't forget to draw your name onto the wall and receive a commemorative picture! (approximately 2 hours & gratuity not included))

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    Chef’s Dinner for 2 X 2. You and your guest will have an extravagant multi-course dinner created by the chef just for you! Enjoy your intimate dinner paired with Rabbit Hole beverages in our reservation only private booth twice in the year. You'll also receive a Rabbit Hole t-shirt and button, a mystery jar and draw your name onto our walls and a commemorative picture. (Limit 4 - gratuity not included).

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    A day in the life of a chef! Receive a Rabbit Hole Chef Jacket and Get your hands dirty working along side Thomas for a day and help prepare a dinner for you and 3 guests. You and your guests can kick back with Rabbit Hole beverages and enjoy the bounties of your hard work in our reservation only private booth & don’t forget to have your party draw their names onto the walls. You will also receive an invite for you and a guest to the Media Party, a commemorative picture, 2 mystery jars, a Rabbit Hole t-shirt, Can Cozy and button. (Limit 1 - gratuity not included)

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    The Wimpy Reward!!! You will receive a burger & a Rabbit Hole beverage once a week for one year plus an invite to the Media Party for you and a guest, a Rabbit Hole t-shirt, can cozy, button, 2 mystery jars, and your name draw onto a wall w/commemorative picture (10 limit - gratuity not included).

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    Be the Lucky 13 with dinner for you and 12 of your closest friends!! Enjoy the buffet of deliciousness. Plus an invite for you and 2 guest to our media night party, a Rabbit Hole t-shirt, apron, can cozy, button, bandana, 3 mystery jars, a hug from the chef, and you and your guests' names drawn onto our wall w/commemorative photo ( 3 hour event - gratuity not included))

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    Be the host(ess) with the most for 25 of your nearest and dearest (or strangers its your party!) This is a pull all stops package. Food, Food, & More Food & Fun! Plus an invite for you and 3 guests to our exclusive preview dinner, 2 Rabbit Hole t-shirt, apron, button, bandana, can cozy, all 4 mystery jars, a hug from the chef and you and your guests' names drawn onto our wall w/commemorative picture. (4 hour event - gratuity not included).

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