RonnieD wrote:I think I would rather just support them the old fashioned way, by eating there a bit more often.
David R. Pierce wrote:RonnieD wrote:I think I would rather just support them the old fashioned way, by eating there a bit more often.
Plus you get taco's not bumper stickers. Although a bumper sticker would look pretty sweet on my Porsche when I park it out front of Punk.
DanB wrote:Look, the proprietor opened himself up to this sort of derision the moment he went for kickstarter. Let's be honest.... it IS basically begging. OTOH, the proprietor started his enterprise with lofty ideals, and to his credit he stuck to them. I think that kind of mitigates any sort of shame. After all, when the numbers weren't adding up he could have slashed costs by abandoning his ideals and firing everyone and replacing them with illegals and sourcing his food fom XYZ Food supply, etc, etc. The Eater dude doesn't mention this because his job is to purvey snark and that's about it.
And speaking of snark, I'm planning on a kickstarter program to revive Ollie's Trolley. Who's in?
/Low blow... I know
Dan E wrote:I have mixed feelings about this, but, ultimately, I really can't see anything wrong with it..
Dan E wrote:He is indeed begging for money, as far as I understand the definition of the word "beg", but if people out there love Taco Punk and want it to stick around, I suppose it is in their best interest to help him out.
Dan E wrote: I don't know that opening one's self up to criticism is in fact brave or noble in this instance. I agree that a lot of people out there wouldn't do so, but that's because of pride. It is debatable whether pride is a good or bad thing, I suppose.
Dan E wrote:I would be weary of contributing, basically because of what our dear friend J Dylan said, only less assholey. It does seem like a failed business venture, and I don't see how throwing money at expansion is going to help.
That said, I'd like to see it work out. I don't want any local restaurant or business or individual to fail. And I think it speaks positively of anyone who is willing to donate their money to something they deem to be a good cause.
I still haven't made it out to Taco Punk myself. I have heard mixed reviews, but do want to check it out, mainly just as an F-YOU to that one hack UofL "reviewer".
Dan E wrote:Wow, looks like I just got Shaned!
First time in my Hotbyte career, big moment for me.
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