Former Top Chef contestants Tim Nugent and Jennifer Biesty are turning to Kickstarter to help get their Oakland restaurant off the ground. The restaurant, Shakewell Bar & Kitchen, will feature what the chefs call 'Americlectic' dishes: a combination of Mediterranean, Spanish, Turkish and North African cuisine.
Shakewell isn't the first restaurant concept to rely on Kickstarter for funds, and it most likely won't be the last. With over 400 backers and 19 hours to go, they have already raised $101,582 - reaching their goal of $100,000 and then some.
The two sat down to discuss their concept and Kickstarter campaign. See the full interview here.