Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2012.

Update #15

Patches!

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This week, we screened all of the patches for you, our backers!  We pulled these all by hand, so each one is unique.  Here's the scene in my apartment on Tuesday:

Additionally, we went to THREE different Department of Health offices in a day, and were told either that what we want is impossible, that we should go to the Dept. of Buildings, or the Dept. of Agriculture.  Very helpful!  We're still putting in calls and working on a solution, so expect more news soon!

We've got some leads on how to proceed in establishing the restaurant's kitchen with the Dept. of Health and simultaneously using that kitchen to produce Dept. of Agriculture certified food for sale.  More news to come on that front shortly!

Tuesday, we plan to print your postcards (we couldn't get access to a professional paper-cutter this week, and we want them to look good!) and then get them in the mail and out to our backers who didn't order kraut ASAP.  Aditionally, the t-shirts have arrived from the distributor and we'll be printing those right after we're done with the thank you postcards.

I don't think I have to tell you again, but just in case: it's getting more exciting every day here at Brine and Dine HQ.  The pieces haven't fallen easily into place, so we've stepped up our efforts to guide them there with a firm hand and it's paying off! 

As always, yours in gratitude,

Bill McGovern

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    For $5, you'll recieve a handmade silk-screened Brine and Dine patch and a handmade personal thank you postcard. Thanks!

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    The above, plus a 16-ounce jar of the first batch of our kraut, OR a limited edition hand-screened t-shirt. [NOTE: Our kraut is perishable! Pick-up is preferable. If you're outside of the greater NY metro area, please add $15 for cold shipping.]

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    Why choose? Get both rewards above: a jar of our sauerkraut and a limited edition t-shirt, plus patch and thank you postcard. [NOTE: Our kraut is perishable! Pick-up is preferable. If you're outside of the greater NY metro area, please add $15 for cold shipping.]

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    Brine and Dine's dinner date for two: Choose a three course meal prepared by us, using our sauerkraut, and ready for you to pick up and serve, with instructions and wine and beer pairing suggestions. Of course, you and your date will each also get a jar of our sauerkraut, a hand-screened t-shirt, patch, and a thank you postcard.

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    You and a friend (or a date!) are invited to a pickling class at the Upper West Side brownstone where Brine and Dine first began. We'll be sharing how we craft sauerkraut, pickles, and hot sauce in a dynamic class tailored to our backers. And, at the end of the afternoon, you'll take something you've created home with you!

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    Brine and Dine makes great sauerkraut, but that's not all we do! You and up to 7 guests are invited to a hosted five course meal, either at the historic Upper West Side brownstone where we got our start or at your own place.We'll prepare custom-crafted dishes with our kraut and provide beer or wine pairings. Plus, everyone will leave with a jar of our sauerkraut and and a limited edition t-shirt!

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    The dinner party above, plus: We will develop a fermentation with you, from the ground up! We'll work with you to determine a project (it doesn't have to be sauerkraut), ingredients, spices, and a name for your creation, which will become part of Brine and Dine's product line!

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