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Good Eats Texas is a guide to the best restaurants & craft breweries in Texas, recommended by the people who know best... locals!
Good Eats Texas is a guide to the best restaurants & craft breweries in Texas, recommended by the people who know best... locals!
Good Eats Texas is a guide to the best restaurants & craft breweries in Texas, recommended by the people who know best... locals!
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About Good Eats Texas

Good Eats Texas is an online guide to the best restaurants & craft breweries in Texas, recommended by the people who know best... the locals!

We award a featured page on our website to local businesses that have been voted by our readers as the best at what they do in their city. As a part of this award, we present the business with an award canvas to display at their location as well as Good Eats logo emblems to place at the entrance so everyone knows it is a Good Eats restaurant.

We then do a full feature on the business for our online publication. This consists of an interview, a professional photo shoot and a featured article on our website. In some cases, we also produce a video commercial with a personal endorsement from Mike Puckett which is then posted through out our many media outlets.

All featured businesses receive ongoing marketing through Darryl Douglas Media. We constantly market the Good Eats Local brand which in turn markets all the businesses listed on the site.

History

We launched Good Eats San Diego to provide sophisticated marketing tools to local eateries that may not have the means to market themselves to the same degree as the bigger chains. The concept was an immediate hit and we set our sights on expansion.

We decided that Houston would be the best city in which to test the concept to see if it would work elsewhere. In January, 2015, we launched Good Eats Texas with an initial focus on the Greater Houston area. Again, we experienced phenomenal growth – there was an obvious need for this type of service. See Good Eats Houston.

In just a few short months, we secured a partnership with a national media group which airs our message on Yahoo Sports Radio and ESPN Radio. Over the course of the year, we have successfully featured over 60 different businesses and met a lot of cool people along the way. 

The Good Eats Texas brand has enjoyed great success in Houston. Since Texas has so much to offer, it just makes sense for us to expand and cover the whole state. 

 About this project

The primary goal of this project is to help showcase the culinary and craft beer scene throughout small-town Texas. Most of these local, family-owned establishments do not have the financial means and lack experience in marketing their business in a digital space. Since you don’t usually find these eateries right off the exit ramps on the Interstate, hungry travelers will often choose some fast-food joint with a huge marketing budget because they simply don’t know that better options are available just minutes away! 

Beginning in March of 2016, I will travel to College Station, TX as a part of a larger project, Good Eats Texas. This project will be complete by August 1st. 

We have all the tools available in-house to use on this project and are not using any of the funds raised for anything but the hard-costs involved (see list below). Since the marketing services we provide are free of charge, we need to raise money to cover our costs. 

Join us and help raise enough money for us to visit and document College Station. Show the true spirit of Aggieland that shines through the wonderful places to eat and drink craft beer. If you love Texas, then please join us on the journey and enjoy the experience behind the scenes as we make our way through the beautiful state of Texas! Please, help fund this project and become a Texas Backer. We support local people helping local business. 

Here is what we need...

• 30 - Business Canvas Awards $600 

• Logo Emblems $200 (This will take care of the whole state)

• Gas, Transportation and Travel Incidentals $1,200

Total: $2,000 

All funds raised above and beyond the goal of this project will go to support the Texas projects below. 

GalvestonNew BraunfelsFredericksburgCorpus Christi

College Station, Texas

Plan & Execution 

Make 4 trips to College Station. Stay 4 nights each visit for a total of 16 nights. We will feature 10-15 restaurants, 7 breweries/ craft beer joints, 4 hotels/ resorts and a handful of local activities suggested by locals we meet during our stay. This is the same successful model we have used in all of our secondary cities. 

Below are a couple of examples of our other secondary projects...

Conroe, Texas

Tombstone, Arizona

Here’s how you can get some awesome rewards! 

• Create a Kickstarter account.

• Log in to Kickstarter using your email and password (or Amazon account information) 

• Click on the reward(s) of your dreams. 

• Share our project like CRAZY. Spread it to anyone and everyone you know. If we don’t succeed in reaching our funding goal, we won’t get any of the money. And nobody wants that, right?

List of Backer Awards

 Reward #1

Pledge $9 or more...

Texas Founder Package:  

Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

This reward comes with:

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!
  

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016 

Reward #2 

Pledge $24 or more...

Texas Business Package:

GREAT FOR RESTAURANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE LINKED TO GOOD EATS TEXAS! 

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!  
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!
 

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

+ Business Name (250 x 250 Block Logo) and Link (must be approved) featured on our Good Eats Texas Backers Page.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016 

Reward #3 **EARLY BIRD DEAL — ONLY 50 AVAILABLE** 

Pledge $25 or more... Limited 50

Houston Foodie Package

Help put small-towns on the culinary map!  

This reward comes with:

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!
 

+ Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $25! 

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016 

Reward #4 

Pledge $34 or more... Limited 10

Houston Foodie Package II:

Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

+ Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $25!

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016 

Reward #5 

Pledge $59... or more Limited 10

Houston Foodie and Friend Package: 

Help put small-towns on the culinary map!  

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!
 

+ Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $50! 

+ A special thank you in one of our commercials on Yahoo Sports Radio or ESPN Radio and you will receive a digital copy of the commercial. 

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016 

Reward #6 

Pledge $489... or more Limited 5

Texas Area Restaurants Package:

*Must meet Good Eats Texas Restaurant Requirements to be featured on Good Eats Texas, a resource site showcasing the best restaurants in Texas.

We post a review of your restaurant on different review sites.

We promote your restaurant through our marketing properties.

Inclusion in our monthly FB Ads with your establishment as one of our Featured Good Eats Restaurants.

Personally-endorsed YouTube commercial featuring your restaurant as a Certified Good Eats restaurant. 

Includes copy writing and production.

Good Eats Texas Certified Canvas and Certified Good Eats logo emblem to display.

At least 20 high-resolution pictures of the experience, you get to keep them and use them as you wish.

Basic Good Eats Social Media Package – 2 monthly posts for 12 months.

Photographs of the review are posted on all Mike Puckett's personal social media.

Photographs of the review are posted on all Good Eats Texas social media.

Link to your page with Facebook Ads 1 month.

Estimated delivery: Apr 2016

Reward #7

Pledge $589 or more... Limited 1

Writers/ Photographers Get Published Package: 

Help put small-towns on the culinary map!  

* WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!
* RECEIVE a digital copy too!

Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team.

Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas.

A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note
 

+ Business Name (250 x 250 Block Logo) and Link (must be approved) featured on our Good Eats Texas Backers Page.

+ Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant — Up to $50! 

+ A speaking part in one of our commercials on Yahoo Sports Radio or ESPN Radio You get to join us on a review and see how it all goes down.

+ You can either write the review, take the photography or both! You will be published in our digital publication. 

Estimated delivery: June 2016

Reward #8

Pledge $1,089 or more Limited 5

Houston Area Restaurant Package:  

* Must meet Good Eats Texas Restaurant Requirements to be featured on Good Eats Texas, a resource site showcasing the best restaurants in Texas.

Featured in the digital publication.

A restaurant review on Good Eats Houston, a resource site showcasing Houston’s best restaurants.

We post a review of your restaurant on different review sites.

We promote your restaurant through our marketing properties.

Personally-endorsed YouTube commercial featuring your restaurant as a Certified Good Eats restaurant. 

Includes copy writing and production.

Personally-endorsed traditional and digital radio commercials featured on ESPN or Yahoo Sports Radio.

Includes copy writing and production. 

Good Eats Texas Certified Canvas and Certified Good Eats logo emblem to display.

Inclusion in our monthly commercials featuring you as our Featured Good Eats Restaurant.

Station Meet & Greet, drop off food to the hosts of ESPN Radio and an On-Air giveaway to a lucky winner.

At least 20 high-resolution pictures of the experience, you get to keep them and use them as you wish.

Basic Good Eats Social Media Package – 2 monthly posts for 12 months.

Featured Links on Yahoo Sports Radio website and an exclusive Good Eats Houston page.

Photographs of the review are posted on all Mike Puckett's personal social media.

Photographs of the review are posted on all Good Eats Houston social media.

Link to your page on Facebook Ads 1st Month.

Estimated delivery: Mar 2016

** As a rule, we don't charge for certifications as this is an award presented to the business based on feedback from our followers and other local foodie groups. That said, we have decided, in the interest of the greater good, that we will make an exception for this campaign. We will allow a business to back the Good Eats College Station project by investing $489 in Texas and $1,089 in Houston. Limited available. Get them while you can. 

 We aim to help foodies and local business equally.

We have found a great need for our services among both restaurants and travelers. We provide a platform that reaches foodies from all over the United States. We also provide an easy reference site for people as they travel Texas. It's a win, win! 

Please help us reach out to smaller Texas communities.

                   

We have produced over 60 Good Eats features in 2015 alone. We have our systems down pat, from start to finish. We’ve seen it all and there’s really nothing in this area we can't handle.

We might not succeed – Kickstarter projects are only successful if they reach their full funding amount. We have crunched the numbers to keep the costs as low as possible, without compromising on quality. Small-towns across Texas need your support. Will you help?

To make your pledge, simply click on the green “Back this Project” above.

Thank you for your support in helping us put small-town Texas eateries on the map!

Take a look at some of the featured previews, our episodes are longer...

 
 

Risks and challenges

We have produced features in 3 states (California, Arizona, and Texas) and over 5 cities. We have a lot of experience being on the road and don’t foresee any issues that can't be resolved. Our crew has been given plenty of time to complete the project.

There's a chance we won't reach our funding goal. That would be a bummer. This would leave us no option but to leave smaller cities, such as College Station, out of our publication.

Bottom line: If stuff comes up, we'll fix it, and we will tell you. You're backing this project because you want to even the playing field a bit and help out small-town businesses all over the state of Texas. You deserve to enjoy the journey from your own living-room. That is all part of the fun, right?

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    Texas Founder Package:

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

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    Texas Business Package:

    GREAT FOR RESTAURANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE LINKED TO GOOD EATS TEXAS!

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

    + Business Name (250 x 250 Block Logo) and Link (must be approved) featured on our Good Eats Texas Backers at GoodEatsTexas.com!

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    Limited reward (50 left of 50) **EARLY BIRD DEAL — ONLY AVAILABLE 24 HOURS**

    Houston Foodie Package:

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

    + Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $25!

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    Pledge $34 or more About $34

    Houston Foodie Package II:

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

    + Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $25!

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    Houston Foodie and Friend Package:

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

    + Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant – up to $50!

    + A special thank you in one of our commercials on Yahoo Sports Radio or ESPN Radio and you will receive a digital copy of the commercial.

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    Pledge $489 or more About $489

    Limited reward (1) Texas Area Restaurants Package:

    *Must meet Good Eats Texas Restaurant Requirements to be featured on Good Eats Texas, a resource site showcasing the best restaurants in Texas.

    We post a review of your restaurant on different review sites.

    We promote your restaurant through our marketing properties.

    Inclusion in our monthly FB Ads with your establishment as one of our Featured Good Eats Restaurants.

    Personally-endorsed YouTube commercial featuring your restaurant as a Certified Good Eats restaurant. Includes copywriting and production.

    Good Eats Texas Certified Canvas and Certified Good Eats logo emblem to display.

    At least 20 high-resolution pictures of the experience, you get to keep them and use them as you wish.

    Basic Good Eats Social Media Package – 2 monthly posts for 12 months.

    Photographs of the review are posted on all Mike Puckett's personal social media.

    Photographs of the review are posted on all Good Eats Texas social media.

    Link to your page with Facebook Ads 1 month

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    Pledge US$ 589 or more About US$ 589

    Writers/ Photographers Get Published Package:

    Help put small-towns on the culinary map!

    This reward comes with:

    Gratitude from the Good Eats Texas Team

    Membership to the elite group of Good Eats Texas Backers and updates on our travels throughout Texas

    * WATCH every episode before it's released to the public!

    * RECEIVE a digital copy too!

    A Good Eats Texas Sticker & a personal, hand-written thank you note!

    Name or Business Name (250 x 250 Block Logo) and Link (must be approved) featured on our Good Eats Texas Backers at GoodEatsTexas.com!

    Dinner at a Good Eats Houston Restaurant — Up to $50!

    A speaking part in one of our commercials on Yahoo Sports Radio or ESPN Radio

    You get to join us on a review and see how it all goes down.

    You can either write the review, take the photography or both!

    You will be published in our digital publication.

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    Limited reward (1 available)

    Houston Area Restaurant Package:

    *Must meet Good Eats Texas Restaurant Requirements to be featured on Good Eats Texas, a resource site showcasing the best restaurants in Texas.

    Featured in the digital publication.

    A restaurant review on Good Eats Houston, a resource site showcasing Houston’s best restaurants.

    We post a review of your restaurant on different review sites.

    We promote your restaurant through our marketing properties.

    Personally-endorsed YouTube commercial featuring your restaurant as a Certified Good Eats restaurant. Includes copywriting and production.

    Personally-endorsed traditional and digital radio commercials featured on ESPN or Yahoo Sports Radio.

    Includes copywriting and production. Good Eats Texas Certified Canvas and Certified Good Eats logo emblem to display.

    Inclusion in our monthly commercials featuring you as our Featured Good Eats Restaurant.

    Station Meet & Greet, drop off food to the hosts of ESPN Radio and an On-Air giveaway to a lucky winner.

    At least 20 high-resolution pictures of the experience, you get to keep them and use them as you wish.

    Basic Good Eats Social Media Package – 2 monthly posts for 12 months.

    Featured Links on Yahoo Sports Radio website and an exclusive Good Eats Houston page.

    Photographs of the review are posted on all Mike Puckett's personal social media.

    Photographs of the review are posted on all Good Eats Houston social media.

    Link to your page on Facebook Ads 1st Month.

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