Babirusa's New Year Miracle

$27,200 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 8 months
Babirusa is moving to Belltown...but we need your help!

For 6 years Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez have operated a small restaurant and bar in Eastlake unlike any other.  In early December their lease came to an end and Babirusa was left looking for a new home. Thanks to some long time friends and their generosity, Charles and Rene have their sites set on Belltown.

The new Home of Babirusa will be on 2nd Ave. between Battery and Bell St. where Kushi Bar once was. That means there will be 100+ seats, Charles signature tasting menus on the regular, and a bigger kitchen to play in. What it also means is a lot of work! The roof needs patching, the glorious enclosed patio needs work and insulation so we can use it year round, among other things.
Your generosity, no matter how big or small, will help us open the doors sooner and start serving cracklins, burgers, the most thoughtful dishes you'll experience and the most delicious 7-course dinners you'll ever have.

We have the drive, motivation and team to bring Babirusa to a new level and open in early 2018- all we need is a little push to get us past the finish line.

Take a look at the rewards we have posted, we'll be adding items throughout the next two weeks! And if you have any questions regarding them, please send an email to blindpig.babirusa@gmail.com and we will happily clarify the details.

Come be a part of our Familia!
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If you purchased either the Make Your Mark or Debut Dinner Reward, there should be an email waiting for you in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your reward.
If you did not receive an email, please contact us ASAP! Thanks so much for your support! We are getting close!
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Hey all, we are posting specific dates for the Debut Dinners!! If you bought a ticket to the opening party, we'll be contacting you directly.
And.. our grand opening is closer than you think!
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Curious about the t-shirt designs? Here's an image of the work in progress. Both Rene and Charles wanted to highlight their devotion to Iron Maiden.
t-shirt design
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Creating a featured cocktail for our menu has been added as an award- 12 available. People will get to choose their month in the order they are purchased.
Create a featured cocktail for the menu!
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$27,200 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 8 months
warm fuzzies
Hugs from Rene, maybe Charles if you're lucky. Never expires and always good
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Limited run custom t-shirts. Only those who purchase during the gofundme campaign will receive them
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donate $55 and receive a $65 gift certificate to use at our new home in Belltown! (Taxes and Gratuity not included)
Sound & Color
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A wall in the new space will be filled with records & album covers. Fill a record with an image or message & become a permanent part of the art installation!
Party On!
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There'll be a BIG opening party first week of March Come to the front of the line to see the new space & taste the food. Food & Drinks on us!
Hey DJ!
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Pick a house band for a month. Your name with your featured artist will be displayed for a month along with the staff's daily picks- Change it up to once a week
Pinkies Up!
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Create & Name a featured cocktail. Come in for a 1 on 1 consultation with a bartender at Babirusa & design a cocktail to be featured on our menu for a month.
Beer Bread
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Receive up to 7 loaves of our Beer Bread a month for a year! Have one or two loaves whenever you visit or arrange to take several loaves home in advance.
Choc. Cremeaux
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Chocolate Cremeaux for a year! Come in for an order each time you visit Babirusa (up to 5 times a month) or arrange to take an equivalent amount home w/ you!
Punch it Up!
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Learn the ins & outs of how to make the perfect party punch from master barman Jim Romdall-Play with variations & make your perfect Punch! 8ppl snacks included
Pour it Up!
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Custom made ceramic Liquor btl by Deb Schwartzkopf - displayed on the back bar & filled with a select liquor to be served to you & your guests when you visit.
Art & Dining
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Come in for a 4 course dining experience which will be served on the exceptional pottery of Deb Schwartzkopf. the 6 pieces are yours to take home and enjoy.
Ask a Bartender
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2.5 hrs w/ Bartender extraordinaire Tom Johnson. Learn about your favorite category of Liquor & how to make your go to classic cocktails. sips/snacks included
Private Affair
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4 course dinner in your home with Charles and Rene (2-4ppl). Prior to dinner enjoy a private cooking class with Charles learning how your favorite dish is made
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