Pop-Up dinners are popular around the country, and for a year or so here, we had several running in various locations around the city. The standout? Please, headed up by Ryan Santos. That consistency — and creativity– has paid off, as Santos is now looking to fund his first-ever permanent home — via Kickstarter.
He’s looking to raise $35,000 in the next 22 days (he’s about a third of the way there). Donations range from $1 to $5000+, with incentives like a dinner for you and 16 of your friends anywhere in the Tri-state area (that would be for $5,000) to kombucha making lessons ($100) to a farm trip ($1000). $50 will get you a peek into Santos’ pantry, with selections of vinegars, dried locally foraged chanterelles, pickled berries and vegetables and preserves. Each one will be a bit different.
Interested? Check out his Kickstarter here, and take a look at the videos he’s produced throughout the five years he’s been producing Please dinners.