What better way to get back into my blog than to post something about my wonderful wife? Carla decided that it was time to take the plunge and open a restaurant. I couldn’t be more excited for her and the team working on the project. The restaurant will be called Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, and is Carla’s “love letter” to her hometown of Nashville. It will feature Carla’s take on Nashville’s famous “hot chicken” and Southern sides.
The first Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will be in New York City. If all goes well, the second location will be here in Washington, D.C.; and then we’ll see where things go. The restaurant, as planned, will seat around 60 people at a time, and be quick-serve. Since the announcement, Carla has been getting a lot of positive feedback. Tim Carman of The Washington Post, write a really nice article on Carla’s restaurant venture.
To get the ball rolling, Carla has taken her restaurant idea to Kickstarter, the popular, online crowd-funding site, to attract backers for the project. Click here to learn more about the campaign.
Here is the proposed menu for the restaurant. Some of the sides will be added or deleted, based on season availability.
If you would like to join me in supporting/backing Carla’s restaurant project, please check out her Kickstarter page or you can click the button below.
Carla and her team worked on creating a number of fun rewards for backers of the restaurant. For instance, if you pledge $25 or more, your name will go on the “Founders Wall.” This wall will go up in every location that Carla and her partners open. There not be another Kickstarter campaign for the restaurant(s), so this is your chance to show everyone that you believed in Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen from the start. Of course, the rewards get better-and-better as you go up the pledge levels. Here is a listing of the rewards.
Thanks for your support!