When: Soft opening, July 10 (invite only); grand opening, July 14
Where: 3763 Wynkoop St., Denver
The video starts with a blaring guitar while a time-lapse video of a busy Denver day hurriedly plays. Next, a clearly green-screened image of an empty winter highway is digitally projected behind business partners and New Jersey chefs Bo Porytko and Dan Lasiy, as they sit atop an electric blue motorcycle. The pair then robotically sway back and forth while Lasiy speaks. It’s uncomfortable and awkward. Some may even say cringeworthy.
But, as it turns out, this Kickstarter video the duo created for their newest project, Rebel Restaurant, was incredibly successful. Because not only was this pair able to raise money for their project, they met their goal of $25,000. And while the concept isn’t exactly as they initially envisioned (it was supposed to open inside Black Shirt Brewing), it’s shaping up to be something special.