Smoke & Rye need your help to fund an exciting move to new premises with outdoor areas, event spaces and a separate bar for guests to enjoy. If you’ve picked…
Smoke & Rye need your help to fund an exciting move to new premises with outdoor areas, event spaces and a separate bar for guests to enjoy.
If you’ve picked up a copy of the latest edition of Sauce, you’ll have seen our feature interview with entrepreneur, chef, founder and owner of Smoke & Rye, Stoke-born Rich James.
In it, we told you to keep your eyes peeled as Rich announces plans for the next chapter in the story of Stone’s favourite American restaurant, which has been serving up mouthwatering meals inspired by the varied cuisine of the States for just over two years now.
Food fanatic Rich paid to set up the restaurant in its current location above Oatcakes & Milkshakes on Stafford Street from his own pocket. Now he’s looking for help from the public to enable the transition to a new premises where he and his team can take the business to the next level and expand the Smoke & Rye offering. The campaign is aiming to raise £50,000 by 27 October 2018.
Smoke & Rye’s Kickstarter page explains more about what Rich is hoping to achieve and what the funds will go towards. But you’re not being expected to part with your hard-earned cash for nothing. If seeing Rich realise his dreams isn’t enough, for £15 you can get your hands on a limited edition recipe book with a selection of house favourites. Pledging just £35 will get you into an exclusive masterclass to learn cooking techniques, cocktail making or butchery with a professional – with lunch included to boot.
There are plenty more options to choose from, including private club membership for £1000, which grants exclusive use of the new events space and VIP lounge every Tuesday evening, free room hire for meetings, networking, seminars and presentations, 12 member-only events throughout the year, and 10% off for yourself and a guest for the duration of your membership.
And if you’re planning to get hitched next year, take a look at the ‘Outlaw Wedding Breakfast’. For a pledge of £6000, you and up to 70 guests can enjoy a mouthwatering meal and take over the whole events space for your celebrations.