Most of you are aware of the project I co-founded at the beginning of 2012 called Beyond the Flavor. Andrea Hubbell and I wanted to create a website dedicated to telling the stories of the people behind Charlottesville’s thriving food and drink scene with powerful imagery and heartfelt words. We asked food writer Megan Headley to start contributing her beautiful writing talent in August and we have published 50+ features, happenings, and other food-related posts in the site’s 10-month life. If you visit our Cheers to 2012 post you’ll see that we’ve been very busy!
So far, Beyond the Flavor has been a labor of love for us. While our incredible readers (that’s you!) have filled us to the brim with gratitude and encouragement, we strive to see the project grow and become the #1 resource for the local food and drink scene in Charlottesville.
Our exciting news!
We have just launched a 28-day Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $20,000 to help pay for a website that goes far beyond its current blog format and we would love your support.
What can you expect? Features will still be front-and-center, but displayed with a browseable carousel of images. You’ll hear and learn from past contributors through our Checking In and Kitchen Skills departments. You’ll get access to a searchable recipe index or you can peruse the Flavor of the Month, Make This, and Drink This departments for inspiration. Interactive additions will allow you to submit and rate recipes too. An online dining guide will prove invaluable to anyone looking to dine out at one of our area’s 200+ restaurants.
We hope that you’ll consider donating so that we can pursue what we know we are meant to be doing!
To read more about our project and to support Beyond the Flavor, view our Kickstarter campaign by clicking on the link below:
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