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Help us open our dream neighborhood restaurant & bar. You'll be supporting 2 sisters & a 100% women-owned local business.
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The Faraway will be a cozy neighborhood bar & restaurant serving New American, farmer’s market-influenced small plates focused on great service with a jukebox & busy brunch.  

The planned location is a beautiful single-story 100-year old building with lovely light. It's nestled on a corner in the Riverside neighborhood and a few minutes walk from the Cambridge Central Square train station. We aim to be an extension for the community, hosting pop-ups with chefs around the world, neighborhood-centered dinners and a place to gather regularly.

WHO WE ARE

We are sisters. Our family has charged the two of us to plan ALL of our family history-making events. Neela, because she can manage the workload. She takes account of everyone's needs, feeding them into a spreadsheet, and turning out a memorable & effortless experience. Danielle, because she can cook, grow & arrange the flowers, manage a team and make something out of nothing.   

Danielle has 21 years of experience in the food & beverage industry across the country. She left Boston to discover & practice the intricacies of hospitality & after years of managing, serving, bartending, event coordination, farming, wine buying & plainly: taking care of people, she’s moved back home to start The Faraway.

Neela has spent her career in the corporate wholesale & retail industry. Her most recent work was managing the sourcing arm of the $58M tabletop business for Williams-Sonoma HQ in San Francisco & global offices. She has worked in all aspects of product creation — design, product development & sourcing. She is currently running her own custom watercolor & stationery business here in Boston.   

OUR VISION FOR THE SPACE

We're working closely with a local builder to rehab the previous restaurant's footprint. We both have backgrounds in art & design, The Faraway will reflect that. To save money, and to showcase our talents, we'll be designing the space alongside the contractor.  

YOUR SUPPORT

Your contribution to The Faraway Kickstarter will help pay for:

  • Adding a much needed all-access bathroom 
  • A unique bartop
  • Kitchen flooring (it's in bad shape now!)
  • Tables & chairs 
  • Purchasing kitchen & bar equipment, second hand when possible
  • Jukebox  

The Faraway is named in honor of Georgia O’ Keefe an artist, a cook, a feminist. She signed her letters to her friends & mentors when she was a young traveling teacher,

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The Faraway.

From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You. We can't wait to welcome you & everyone in.  

Risks and challenges

We know restaurants are risky, but with our collective 25 years experience from both within the industry and corporate offices, as well as our wide network, we will meet challenges head-on. We have local friends & family to support us through the demanding process of opening a small business, we expect to rely heavily on them while we get our feet under us.

There are risks and challenges when opening a small restaurant: liquor license approval, permitting, funding, city inspections. We're keeping these many pieces in forward motion to meet our goal to open in Late Summer 2019.

Although we were partially funded by close friends & family (Thank you!!!!!), our current challenge is raising this last portion of capital.

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    A Faraway token

    Come into The Faraway & cash in your token for 1 hot or cold beverage on us! Thank you for supporting us!

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    The Faraway tote

    We want to thank you by sending you our reusable tote. Use it for the grocery, carrying books, art supplies, or weekend trips. We appreciate you!

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    A dessert & drink for you

    We can't wait to have you in, with your contribution, come in and enjoy a drink & dessert!

    And we'd love to send you hand-painted card thanking you. (exclusive of gratuity)

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    2x Chilled Reds All Day

    Mira Stella, Wine Director of Row 34 Boston, will teach the ‘anti-rose’ summer wine class at American Provisions. She’ll highlight an unsung group of wines: chilled reds.

    Expect to see a lineup of bottles from different parts of the world with in depth talk on where they come from, how they are grown, and yes, what they taste like. She’ll start with a bubbly, and an orange may be thrown in.

    American Provisions is known for their biodynamic selection of wines, and will be providing cured meats & artisanal cheeses. They are hosting us at their brand new shop in Ashmont Square, Dorchester.

    Tickets for 2 guests.
    This will be a Sunday event in July 2019.

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    Snacks for 2 & The Faraway tote

    We'd love to have you & a friend into The Faraway for drinks & snacks! (exclusive of gratuity)

    With your donation, we're giving you 2 of The Faraway tote bags.
    And we want to send you both hand-painted cards thanking you!

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    Out-of-Towner Special

    The Faraway tote stuffed with New England goodies from local artisans & producers that we love.

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    Invite to our very first Menu Tasting

    At this employee-only tasting, the front of the house & the back of the house come together to taste every dish on the opening menu. You can expect in depth discussion (and lots of eating!) about our opening menu. This is reserved solely for our staff, and you.

    We want to thank you by gifting you a framed first edition menu.
    And with your donation, we're giving you The Faraway tote bag.

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    Invitation for 2 to the Opening Party

    Invitation for 2 to The Faraway opening celebration. You'll get a first look at The Faraway restaurant before we open. We’ll serve our favorite highlights from the menu: substantial snacks & the jukebox will be on!

    We'd like to thank you with a gift of a framed first edition menu. And with your donation, we're giving you 2 of The Faraway tote bags.

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    2x Oyster Tour & MYRTH ceramics

    2 tickets to a Oyster Tour on Martha’s Vineyard + 2 hand made ceramics settings from MYRTH.

    Experience the magic of Martha's Vineyard oysters firsthand from Farm.Field.Sea. Learn about where & how oysters are grown & meet the people behind their production. On board, you'll meet a local shellfish biologist to learn about aquaculture. At the oyster farm, you’ll see a working nursery. There's a shucking demo of fresh oysters, a sampling of island oysters & a sunset sail through Nantucket Sound.

    MYRTH Ceramics Studio is wife & husband team Abby & Eric Smallwood in Allston, MA.
    MYRTH specializes in hand crafted porcelain vessels that blend modern design lines with calm, natural inspired finishes.
    [MV Tour dates available: JUNE/JULY/AUGUST '19 | MYRTH set includes: 2 dinner + 2 salad plates + 2 bowls, in MYRTH’s signature mixed blues or white]

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    • passenger tickets aboard the Island Queen ferry
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    Blowout meal for 4

    We can't wait to have you & 3 guests into The Faraway for a truly special meal. We'll make a menu just for your party and pull out all the stops.

    To thank you, we want to give you each a copy of the menu from your evening. And, we're giving all of you The Faraway tote bags.

    *some date restrictions will apply (exclusive of gratuity)

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    Private cooking lesson for 6 & dinner

    To start, we'd like to give you & your 5 guests a private cooking lesson with our chef. This will be followed by a 3-course family style meal (including enjoying what you created!).

    With your donation, we're giving your party The Faraway tote bags plus copies of the menu from your dinner.

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    Host a party for 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    With this generous contribution, you'll enjoy a two hour private party hosted by us, for you, followed by a 3-course family-style dinner with for you and your closest friends & family.

    To thank you, we're giving each of you The Faraway tote bag & special edition menus from your evening.

    Thank you!

    *some date restrictions apply

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