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Kickstarter Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Little Man: This record breaks down the walls between fan and artist

    When was the last time you heard a voice like that of Little Man's Chris Perricelli? Bewitching and hypnotic, the singer fronts the Minneapolis rock band with his magnetic aura. The group's newest album Original Face is full of nuance and smart construction and is coming out on vinyl due to a succes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Cajun 2 Geaux food truck to open Bistro La Roux in Circle Pines

    The food-truck-gone-brick-and-mortar trend continues this week as Cajun 2 Geaux launches a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new north-metro location, Bistro La Roux. They're currently planning to offer the same Cajun-inspired fare that can be found on their truck, but with the addition of loc ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2014

    Travail and the Rookery return triumphant as ever

    The team behind the Robbinsdale culinary powerhouse has done it again

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Kickstarter for amazing aerial drone photos of Minneapolis

    Drones aren't just a terrifying military technology, they're also allowing amateur tinkerers to take amazing photos of the city we love.One of them is Tony Koop. But he recently suffered a potentially career-ending loss when his expensive Phantom drone experienced a "flyaway" when he was showing it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    New mobile pizza bakery to hit the streets this summer [VIDEO]

    This summer, a mobile wood-fired pizza company is coming to the Twin Cities, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery will tie together three Minneapolis favorites -- mobile food, pizza, and locally sourced ingredients. See also: Viking's Matt Kalil to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Sandcastle launches Kickstarter to add soft serve next season

    I scream. You scream. We all scream for soft serve. Oh, wait. Well we do if it's served on the beachfront, which sounds particularly glorious right now, in the midst of yet another snow emergency, and we definitely do if it's all dressed up with fruit and sweets and cereal topping combos from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    First look: Travail and the Rookery

    Beck is thumping through the speakers as chefs move swiftly about the giant open space. Sodas are being bottled and carbonated by hand. A grown man in a teddy bear hat furiously digs in a low cabinet, practically climbing inside to retrieve more linens. A wild-goateed fellow sharpens knives, furious ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    WholeMe: a new grain-free, gluten-free, and seriously full of flavor line of snacks

    Do you ever find yourself over-thinking breakfast, desperately seeking the healthiest option and instead landing in food paralysis? Half an hour later you find yourself bleary eyed with a discarded wrapper from a less-than-healthy choice crumpled like so much willpower beside your listless arm.Bread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen finds a home on Eat Street

    This week, the couple behind the farm-to-table bakery, the Copper Hen Cakery, has announced that they've not only found a home, they've expanded their plans to include a full-service restaurant. Chris and Danielle Bjorling announced late last week, on the page of their successful Kickstarter ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Bars Bakery to open a second location

    Working in downtown St. Paul just got a little bit sweeter.Bars Bakery co-owners Kara Younkin Viswanathan and her mother Sandi Younkin, who was the original founder and previous owner of Swede Hollow Cafe, have announced that they are expanding their operation. The pair have their sights set on a sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    James Norton talks about The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

    Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    New food truck in the works from MasterChef contestant

    Does this face look familiar? It might if you saw him make it into the top 10 as a contestant on the last season of MasterChef, where he gained a reputation as a superb sauce-maker with a flair for making simple food into complex, composed plates. Or maybe you know him as your friendly neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The state's first brewing cooperative setting up shop in Northeast

    Cooperative business practices are about as Minnesotan as flannel and craft beer, so it's no surprise that construction on the state's first member-owned brewery and taproom, Fair State Brewing, is now underway. See also: South Minneapolis distillery-to-be launches Kickstarter to get off the groun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Heavy Table's Secret Atlas release parties and tasting events

    Fellow local food blog The Heavy Table has just released their first book The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food, and they're throwing a few fun events to promote it.The book was funded entirely by a successful Kickstarter campaign wherein backers who pledged at the $100 level were allowed to con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    South Minneapolis distillery-to-be launches Kickstarter to get off the ground

    Nils C. Collins and Brian Nackerud want to make artisan vodka, rye whiskey, black cherry rum, and aquavit with local twists -- think Minnesota wild grapes, chokecherries, and juniper berries. First, though, they need a still, and like many foodies with business dreams lately, they've turned to Kicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Duck fat-fried hot dogs with foie gras at Prairie Dogs' second pop-up

    It was total tubesteak takeover last night at First Course in south Minneapolis. Prairie Dogs, a pop-up restaurant/experiment from consultant Tobie Nidetz and chef Craig Johnson, offered up a full menu of lavishly topped Vienna beef hot dogs and a few of their own handcrafted sausages.The two are us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Copper Hen Cakery: Cutesy Kickstarter for scratch-made cakes

    Sweet fans are swooning over all the new bakeries popping up this year. Next on deck is the Copper Hen Cakery from a husband and wife duo who are baking scratch-made goodies with farm-fresh ingredients. Their breakfast blueberry and bacon cupcakes aren't the only thing these two have cooking; they a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    nICE Mug Kickstarter Promises a Perfectly Frosty Beer

    Finding ways to combine beer drinking and freezing temperatures is practically a state pastime here in Minnesota. It's no surprise then that the guy behind nICE Mug's reusable frozen mugs is based in Minneapolis. "This is a Minneapolis product -- born, bred, and developed," says Glenn Auerbach, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: September 9-13, 2013

    This week we traveled in search of restaurants coming soon, and eateries we could really sink our teeth into around the North Loop. Here are some of the top stories from Hot Dish.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    UMAMI by Travail will open next week

    It's been a banner week for the folks behind Travail. First they killed their Kickstarter campaign, raising their goal amount of money in just over five and a half hours. (By now, they're almost up $100,000 above their original goal). Now, they've gotten the all-clear from the health department to o ... More >>

  • Movies

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Prevail Travail! The gastro-wunderkinds take to Kickstarter, plus more details on their next pop-up

    From smashing down walls, to building a pizza joint to hosting pop-ups all over town (including the forthcoming pop-up Umami), the chefs behind Travail have hardly been taking it easy. This morning they launched their next step in edging toward re-opening Travail in its new location. It's a Kickstar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The Rabbit Hole kicks off Kickstarter campaign

    Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are bringing a little art and Seoul to their new restaurant. The two are working furiously to make their dream restaurant a reality, but they're need just a little help to get there. They've created a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds and share some delicious perks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Travail plans a pop-up restaurant for North Minneapolis

    Travail's co-owners Mike Brown, Bob Gerken, and James Winberg have been keeping busy this summer, but somehow between all the sauce-slinging and smoke-spooning at Pig Ate My Pizza, barbecuing at their block party, and planning the upcoming Rookery, plus return of the re-vamped Travail (whew), the tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Caroline Smith creates Kickstarter campaign for her new album

    Over the past year, Caroline Smith has been creatively reworking and restyling many different facets of her band. She's brought a confident, soulful edge to her acoustic folk pop, while bringing in talented back-up singers Lizzo (from the Chalice) and Hannah Von der Hoff to fill-out her songs as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Bob Dylan sculpture could be coming to Duluth

    In person, Bob Dylan is just over 5'6". But a 12-and-a-half-foot likeness of him might soon tower over Duluth if a new $160,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal. Sculptor Tom Page is spearheading the project, dubbed Dylan by Duluth, which is meant to "capture Dylan in his earlier years, as he s ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2013

    Usonia refresh their sound and spirits

    Switching to synth-laden melodies, the Minneapolis band release their sophomore album

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    John Mark Nelson seeks support for new album on Kickstarter

    John Mark Nelson, the latest darling of the local music scene, has been churning out new music with a furor ever since the 2011 release of his debut album Still Here. Since then, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter has released a second album, Waiting and Waiting, and is currently in the process of re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Donut Cooperative calling it quits

    It's been a wild two-year ride for the team behind the Donut Cooperative. What began as a passion for a great doughnut made with sustainable ingredients became an ambitious shop built and loved by its members.  See Also:Kickstarter helping launch local eateriesDonut Cooperative finally opens

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Virtual CH on triplicating himself, Kickstarter, and Queen

    Many independent bands utilize the DIY method these days, but Minneapolis artist Chris Harrington takes it to another level with his new project, Virtual CH. With the new band, Chris engineers, produces, and plays all of his own music -- nothing too out of the ordinary, but the songwriter also tripl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Butter bakery moving to new location, seeks funding through Kickstarter

    The south Minneapolis bakery Butter is looking to move to a new, bigger location, and it has taken to the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter to help with the expansion. Butter, now on the 3500 block of Grand Avenue, hopes to move into a bigger space to increase both its kitchen and dining areas, which ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Perennial Plate to launch world tour

    Daniel Klein, chef and filmmaker, had moved to Minnesota with the idea of opening his own restaurant to promote farm-to-table cooking. When he realized that we already had a wealth of chefs doing just that, he turned to his other passion, filmmaking.  He and girlfriend Mirra Fine created the Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Baxter area brewery turns to Kickstarter for cash

    Another soon-to-be Minnesota microbrewery has joined the Kickstarter craze. Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter, Minnesota, could even be called a picobrewery, with plans to start brewing beer in 40-gallon batches. The small system is basically a pilot brewery for an eventual expansion. The idea is to build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Caribe moving ahead with Kickstarter campaign for new location

    Not too long ago, Caribe, a little Caribbean restaurant whose original location was in St. Paul near University Avenue and Raymond, had to shut its doors, claiming a loss of business from light rail construction. Even after a relief loan from the city to help keep them afloat, owners Tony and Heidi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Aussie's Kebabs' Chris Millner, bringing Australia's favorite snack to the Twin Cities

    If you were in St. Paul Sunday and on the lookout for something satisfying, unique, and a little bit spicy to fuel your Grand Old Day activities, you may have spotted Chris Millner in front of Dixie's on Grand manning his food truck Aussie's Kebabs. Millner is one of the dozen or so new  food t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Goondas set up Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new record

    The raucous, good-time rock 'n' roll quartet the Goondas have been entertaining Twin Cities music fans for years now. So much so, that they were voted the Best Live Band in City Pages' Best Of 2011 issue. And the boys are finally ready to record their second full-length album, but first they need a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Caribe moving to Northeast? Owners make their case on Kickstarter

    In the last year we've written about several successful food businesses that all started with seed money from Kickstarter backers. Food trucks like Aussie's Kebabs and Bloomy's Roast Beef, farmers market vendors like 10,000 Licks, and full-scale restaurant additions like Hell's Kitchen's recently op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Yeti Records closing their shop to launch a Mobile Record Store

    Beloved neighborhood record shop Yeti Records will sadly be moving out of their space on 35th and Nicollet by the end of the summer, and transitioning to a Mobile Record Store akin to the business model of Jack White's Third Man Records Rolling Record Store. And while the idea of their brick and mor ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 25, 2012

    So You Want to Start a Food Truck

    Owners share tricks of the mobile-kitchen trade

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    10,000 Licks' Sarah Newberry: Five Questions

    Even though summertime food in Minnesota is all about fried stuff, things on sticks, and treats by the bucket, on the hottest and stickiest days, after you've plucked the last greasy cheese curd from its paper tray, there's just one iconic treat that refreshes as much as it delights: a good old-fash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    FrozBroz ice cream venture begins fundraising

    ​How would you like a double scoop of vodka, blueberry, and basil ice cream? What about a small dish of luscious goat cheese ice cream spiked with black pepper grape syrup, studded with salty, crispy pita chips? The FrozBroz can hook you up. Erik Powers and Ben Solberg began their new enterprise a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Cloak Ox raising money for record at Nick and Eddie this Friday

    ​The local band the Cloak Ox had a ripping 2011. After all, they won last year's City Pages "Picked To Click" by a landslide as one of the most promising band's from our fair State. As any reader of Gimme Noise can attest, we've covered them extensively as they maintain their status as one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Bloodnstuff play Best New Bands showcase tonight, need help finishing their debut record

    ​Local noise-rock duo Bloodnstuff (or Blood&stuff?) are not only gearing up to play tonight's Best New Bands showcase at First Avenue, but they are also feverishly trying to put the finishing touches on their highly anticipated debut album. Singer/guitarist Ed Holmberg and drummer Dylan Gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    What restaurant are you dying to try in 2012?

    ​It's a new year, and there is no dearth of new restaurants opening in the Twin Cities. In 2011, we anxiously awaited the arrival of the Kickstarter-funded Donut Cooperative, welcomed Steven Brown and the fabulous Tilia, and covered every move made by the Dayton brothers as they prepared to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Bemidji Brewing needs a kickstart

    Bemidji Brewing is state's newest brewery-to-be​For the Minnesota craft-beer world there's yet another new kid on the block; or at least on its way to the block. From up there near the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi comes the announcement of Bemidji Brewing Company. The brewery's three p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Take Cover release "The Dreamer & The Realist" at Station 4

    ​The Dreamer and The Realist, the aptly titled album is a reflection of what Minneapolis band Take Cover represents: young men emerging into a new discreetly discerning sound.  Written with certainty, lyrics such as "bottom line is that in order to make it today, you gotta mean it more" (from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Dada Trash Collage releases new 7-inch and reveals east coast dates

    Looking At The Ground cover art​Dada Trash Collage was nothing short of prolific in 2010. After releasing a Rain War EP and the full-lengths Neighbors and Cool Waves Bad Days the recent Twin Cities expat has continued his insane level of productivity in 2011 by unleashing a brand new 7-inch with B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    'To My Bees Knees' brings together 100 local musicians on one album

    ​Sound engineer Tom Smouse has been helping Twin Cities artists record their albums for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that he decided to attempt his own foray into songcraft. With the help of 100 different local musicians, Smouse has been slowly piecing together a mass ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2011

    Wishbook using Kickstarter.com to fund their debut

    Funding minimum must be met or money disappears

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