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Commonwealth - A Kentucky Bistro, dreams of bringing locally-sourced and historically-inspired food to Covington.
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Chris Burns
Food
Covington, Kentucky
United States
1 Team Member

Commonwealth - A Kentucky Bistro, dreams of bringing locally-sourced and historically-inspired food to Covington.

Calling on you, our community, to co-create this dream!

THE MISSION OF COMMONWEALTH
Our mission is to create experiences that support the commonwealth of the community through love for food. It is a place to share stories and a meal. In short, it is the perfect neighborhood eatery.
 

Commonwealth is a place where food is:
• Sourced locally
• Inspired by our region’s past
• Prepared with passion and creativity
• Served with Kentucky hospitality.

Part of our mission at Commonwealth is to make our philanthropic role in the community a top priority. We plan to support the community in the following ways:
• Support for Urban Farms and Community Gardens
• Healthy Food Initiatives
• Fundraising Events for Non-Profits

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT COMMONWEALTH

• Food that draws on regional influences
• A seasonally-driven menu with farm-fresh produce
• Unique and creative menu items such as Kentucky Fried Rabbit with Bizbaz Sauce, Hot slaw, Biscuits & Beans, or Mussels with Country Ham and Beer Corn Pone
• Kentucky Hospitality
• Thoughtful cooking rooted in a commitment for using the best ingredients available and a passion for executing classic techniques
• Beverages include handcrafted cocktails, wine, and local brews 

WHAT IS THIS INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN ALL ABOUT?
Our success is your success.

The heart and soul of what we do is creating community through food. Indiegogo allows the community to be an integral part in helping us do that. We want our backers to feel like they are truly part of the restaurant, because they are.

We are honored to receive any dollar amount from you. We wouldn’t be here without every single penny that has been invested into this project and our community. We’re excited to be able to give back to you though this campaign by offering a variety of pledge levels from $5 and up, including magnets, recipes, and even custom hoodies.

You will notice any pledge over $250.00 will be returned to you with added value. Regardless of what you are able to pledge, we would love for you to be involved in this project. Please help us build some early momentum by pledging early and helping spread the word.

THE PLAN FOR THE FUNDS
It is our authentic desire to co-create real community around food, friends, and history.  Once we reach our goal, please don't stop backing. Every dollar counts. It would be thrilling for our employees and our community if we were able to go over our dollar limit and make some waves in the local food scene!

With that being said…
Please share this page with all of your social circles and social networks! We can’t thank you enough, and truly appreciate your support.

THE COMMONWEALTH STORY 
Chris and Tess are a Chef/Husband and Designer/ Wife team with a passion for our food and our community. We love what we do.

You may have enjoyed Chef Chris Burns’ food at Jean Ro Bistro, where he was the Chef de Cuisine for over six years. In this new role, as entrepreneur and chef, Chris is excited to share his love of locally-sourced and historically-inspired food.

Located in MainStrasse in Covington, Kentucky, Commonwealth will open its doors in the former Main Street Dry Cleaners building and adjacent space at 621-623 Main Street. Vacant for three years, the buildings are currently undergoing major rehab but will soon house a lively and unique bistro.

Find This Campaign On
$11,315USD
raised by 89 people in 2 months
45% funded
No time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on January 15, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Commonwealth Wallpaper

    Our designers will send you a delicious wallpaper graphic for your computer.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    Digital Recipes + Wallpaper

    Get our designer’s delicious wallpaper graphic for your computer and five of Chef Chris Burns’ favorite recipes.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Quirky Magnet

    One of the things we love at Commonwealth is a good sense of humor. Receive a high quality custom Commonwealth fridge magnet to impress all of your guests. In addition, we will send you our designer’s delicious digital wallpaper for your computer screen and five digital recipes from Chef Chris Burns.

    7 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Commonwealth Gift Card

    Snag a Commonwealth Gift Card for fifty dollars for use at the restaurant. This card is worth $50.00 in food and drink. Makes a great gift!

    27 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $75USD
    Commonwealth Hoodie

    Stay warm this winter with a Commonwealth Hoodie. The secondary icon of the rabbit will be the design.

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Commonwealth Gift Card

    Snag a Commonwealth Gift Card for use at the restaurant. This card is worth $100.00 in food and drink. Makes a great gift!

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $150USD
    Commonwealth Swag Pack

    A custom hoodie, digital recipes, magnet and a $50.00 gift card for the hardcore fan. This card is worth $50.00 in food and drink.

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $250USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $250.00 and get $375.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $500.00 and get $750.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $750USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $750.00 and get $1,125.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $1000.00 and get $1,500.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $1500.00 and get $2,250.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $2,000.00 and get $3,000.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Commonwealth Membership

    Receive 50 cents on every dollar toward food and drink (for example back CW for $2,500.00 and get $3,750.00 in food and drink in a return membership card.)

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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