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All of Spinella Pasta Bar's delicious recipes and stories revisiting the wonderful experiences gained through our failed business.

Back in 2009, we made our lifetime dream a reality when we opened Spinella Pasta Bar in Azusa, California. Our mission was to serve delicious, Italian, made-to-order dishes, at reasonable prices, while offering the friendliest service around.

The good news is that we achieved our goals. The bad news? Serving delicious food to awesome customers, while ensuring excellent customer service, is not enough to survive the restaurant business! Spinella Pasta Bar closed it's doors for good just a few weeks ago.

It is a truly surreal experience to work 80 hours per week, without pay, and feel completely satisfied at the end of each day. Although our business failed, every memory created, all the friends we made, and all the knowledge we gained have made this failure truly...well...DELICIOUS!

Delicious Failure is our way of having Spinella Pasta Bar live on in our hearts and your kitchens FOREVER!

We have partnered with Misfit Inc. and their amazing Misfits on this project! That's right! We are working with the most amazing creative agency on the planet! This partnership will allow us to bring you, all of our Spinella Family recipes and stories about the coolest little pasta shop that ever was, in the most beautiful way possible. The funds raised through Kickstarter will go toward creating, and publishing an e-book as well as a print copy of "Delicious Failure".

We know you will support us in this new endeavor and we hope that you will share this project with all your friends and family too!

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Our biggest challenge will be to actually write the book! We are not authors or even writers for that matter, but we plan to put our heart into this book and with the funds generated from this campaign we also hope to enlist the help of professionals to put out a product that we will be proud of and you will enjoy reading.

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    Reward #1 Virtual hug, our eternal gratitude, and a public "Thank You" on our website or by listing your Twitter handle on the "Thank You" page of the Delicious Failure Cookbook.

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    ***ORIGINAL PASTA BAR LOYALTY STAMP*** This one is for one true Spinella Pasta Bar fan. Remember the Pasta Bar stamp that we used on our loyalty cards? You know the one that looks like Mirko's dad? Well, this is your opportunity to own it along with a digital copy of the Delicious Failure Cookbook and Reward #1 and #2. We'll even send you some blank loyalty cards so that you can stamp away to your hearts content!

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    ***ROUND "PAY HERE" PASTA BAR SIGN*** Remember the round logo sign hanging over Gen's head while she rang up your orders? This is your chance to own it! Get the sign and a beautiful limited edition printed copy of The Delicious Failure Cookbook plus Reward #1 and #2.

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    ***PERFECT FOR GIFT GIVING*** This reward package can be split into a few items for you and a few to give to your most loved Spinella Pasta Bar fan! This reward includes one signed limited edition print copy of The Delicious Failure Cookbook, one digital copy of The Delicious Failure Cookbook, one limited edition Delicious Failure T-shirt, one Delicious Failure sticker plus everything in Reward #1

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    ***DINNER FOR 4*** Support the Kickstarter campaign at this level and Mirko will prepare and deliver a delicious meal for four lucky people in the LA or OC area. Wouldn't you love to sample some of your old favorites from The Pasta Bar again? Also 1 signed limited edition printed copy of The Delicious Failure and everything in Reward #1. *scheduling restrictions may apply

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    *ON-SITE SICILIAN BUFFET FOR 40 GUESTS* Mirko Spinella will cater your next event in LA or OC. Support the Kickstarter campaign at this level and Mirko will personally create a Sicilian meal served buffet style just for your event (up to 40 people) Along with your catered event, you will receive 6 limited edition signed print copies of The Delicious Failure Cookbook, 6 Delicious Failure t-shirts, 6 Delicious Failure stickers, and everything in Reward #1. *scheduling restrictions may apply

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    ***DINNER FOR 10 ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES*** Have you been a Spinella Pasta Bar fan from afar, but never came to Southern California to visit our place? Do you have a special event coming up? Support the Kickstarter campaign at this level and Mirko Spinella will create an authentic Sicilian Menu just for you and 9 of your closest friends at your home anywhere in the USA! Along with your catered meal, you will also receive 10 limited edition signed print copies of The Delicious Failure Cookbook and 10 Delicious Failure t-shirts...one for each of your guests! *scheduling restrictions may apply.

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