By now you’ve heard about the opening of Umami and stratospheric kickstarter that the guys from Travail have launched. What with all the press and tongues wagging, there’s bound to be a bit of grousing, grumbling and scoffing. But I say turn from the dark green side and embrace forward motion.
But maybe you don’t want to donate money to a for-profit business. And further, maybe you don’t want to donate money to the Travail boys because of your loyalties to Victory 44, perhaps in deference to what you’re sure was a major betrayal when they left Victory 44 owner Erick Harcey's kitchen. Well, here’s something you can do to make yourself feel better … Harcey has been named as one of the "Twin Cities Finest" by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and he’s raising money for the cause in a kinda kickstarter way. If you pledge a certain amount of money, you get a prize:
$100 (30 avail) … will get you two tickets to Pig in a Parka pig roast with tons of goodies.
$250 (20 avail) … gets you the 2 tix plus a Dogwood Coffee cupping before the pig roast.
$1000 (5 avail) … gets you the 2 tix plus a VIP dinner for 4 at Victory 44.
$5000 (1 avail) … gets you the 2 tix plus a once in a lifetime Travail/Victory 44 Reunion Dinner for 6 with the whole crew back together for a progressive meal.
So there it is, a veritable sword to the scabby rumors of hate between V44/Travail. Let’s see what a little love can do, shall we?