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Plan for a Capitol Hill doughnut bar gets one last push with Pettirosso pop-up

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.31.40 PM Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.30.46 PMThe plan to bring a doughnut bar “inspired by Tom Waits and New Orleans nightlife
to Capitol Hill will get an extra push this weekend with a 9th & Hennepin pop-up at 11th Ave’s Cafe Pettirosso.

CHS told you earlier this month about the early plans from Justin Newstrum to create a joint serving fresh, hot doughnuts, coffee, and booze on Capitol Hill. The fundraiser behind the project stands at just under $5,000 with only a few days left to go on the $16,000 goal Newstrum is hoping to raise to fund the start-up of 9th & Hennepin. You can make your contribution here if you’re interested in helping get the business started and scoring one of the backer gifts.

Sunday night from 6 to 10 PM, you can meet the doughnut entrepreneur and sample his creations — and, hopefully, get inspired to add your dollars to the kitty:

As one last hurrah before my kickstarter ends, the fabulous ladies at Cafe Pettirosso have agreed to host a pop-up up night of fresh-fried donuts at their space on Capitol Hill this Sunday, November 2nd. Cafe Pettirosso will be open for their normal business hours Sunday night, serving their normal menu with Happy Hour all night long. In addition to that, we’re crafting a short menu of our donuts to fry to order. Donuts will be free, but *cash* donations will be accepted, to be donated to the kickstarter project. For those still on the fence about supporting the project this will be an excellent opportunity to come try a taste of what you’ll be getting when we open.

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4 thoughts on “Plan for a Capitol Hill doughnut bar gets one last push with Pettirosso pop-up

  1. I was just in New Orleans a couple weeks ago, District Donuts there was a great concept. Coffee, donuts, booze and sliders, kind of an all-day operation. Great concept, would welcome it on Capitol Hill.

  2. I find it odd that a Seattle doughnut shop will be named after a downtown Minneapolis intersection, but that’s me. Just please, oh please, if this does happen, make them down-to-earth doughnuts and coffee instead of “hand-forged” artisanal items. Your average worker should be able to afford something as basic as this. We don’t need another high-priced place or the sort of shop where people are afraid to get the least dusting of sugar on their designer duds.