This Week's Dish: Silo Coffee + Goods Launches Kickstarter for Coffee Cart

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There are 663 million people in the world that lack access to safe water. A new local coffee company called Silo Coffee + Goods supports a mission to bring you ethically sourced, gourmet coffee while aiming to provide clean water to impoverished communities in Latin America.

Photo courtesy of Silo Coffee + Goods

Photo courtesy of Silo Coffee + Goods

Currently offered online with a goal to operate a physical coffee cart, the company’s co-founders, Rachael and Anthony Burchett and Kim and Josh Jones, source beans for Silo from the same indigenous communities that they fund clean water projects in through Solea Water. Ten percent of the profits go directly toward the organization’s clean water efforts. They are in partnership with Blueprint Coffee as their roaster and TechArtista Coworking Center—where their offices are housed. Starting tonight, Nov. 30, a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for a brick-and-mortar shop will begin. To help launch the campaign, you can meet the co-founders and taste the coffee tonight from 4-7pm at TechArtista. RSVP for free on Eventbrite. 4818 Washington Blvd., Central West End

Companion Bakery served its last baked goods from the Early Bird Outlet this past weekend. The wholesale bakery moved its facilities from the Dutchtown South neighborhood to a larger location in Maryland Heights this year.

The recently shuttered Dooley’s Beef and Brew House in Grand Center will soon become LoRusso’s On Grand. As reported by St. Louis Magazine, owner Rich LoRusso plans to create two menus during pre-show times for the area venues. The upstairs space will serve a prix-fixe menu, while the lower level will be buffet style. 601 N. Grand, Grand Center, 314.601.3063

Dixon’s Smoke Company opened for business on Nov. 27. The newest barbecue joint offers only St. Louis-style barbecue in the form of ribs, burnt ends and more. 3764 Forest Park Ave., Midtown, 314.831.4161

Dec. 2: The Downtown location of The Kitchen Sink is set to open on Wednesday in The MX at 11am with the grand opening celebration on Dec. 5. Its Central West End location at 255 Union Blvd. will be temporarily closed until Dec. 14. 555 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.454.1551

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