Radical Eats started out serving vegan and vegetarian tamales at farmer's markets, but have grown large enough to make it as a free standing restaurant. They're now looking to expand the new location into a beer garden (which means paying for a TABC license) and improving the facility's air conditioning and water filtration system.
Instead of heading to the bank for an $8,000 loan, Radical Eats has started a campaign similar to a public radio or television program. Common folk can send in pledges, and in exchange receive mugs, hugs, thank you notes and a handmade hula-hoop. They even put together an infomercial-style video to get you pumped up about handing over your cash.
· Radical Eats Beer & Wine Garden [Kickstarter]
· Radical Eats Fundraising: Buy Me a Nicer Restaurant [Swamplot]
· All Radical Eats Coverage on Eater Houston [EHTX]