Help The Tamale Spaceship Find A Place To Land
By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 8, 2013 6:00PM
We've been keeping an eye on the Tamale Spaceship for almost two years. Their combination of tasty food and wacky theming keeps us coming back — at least when we can find the truck. Silly food trucks, you have to stand still for us to find you! Well, Tamale Spaceship is looking to solve that problem by starting a really-for-real restaurant, and they need your help.
More and more food businesses are turning to Kickstarter to help them raise funds, and it's a potentially brilliant idea. That way, there are investors to pay off and all the "rewards" are products from the restaurant. Both of the owners of Tamale Spaceship lost their restaurant jobs in 2010 and went out on their own, first with the food truck and now, they hope, with a brick and mortar location. They've even found a location in Pilsen, in a 126-year-old building that the city was going to demolish.
Speaking of rewards, some of the rewards from the Tamale Spaceship are amazing. Intergalactic, even. If you can raise a few thousand, you can get Tamale Spaceship to cater an event at your home or host a cooking class. If you've always wanted to look as cool as they do, for $200 you can spend a day on the Spaceship with your very own Lucha Libre mask. For the more prosaic pledge of $25, you can get a really good lunch.
So, if you love the Tamale Spaceship and want to see them find a home, check out their Kickstarter.