The Waffle & Crepe Co. needs your help to bring European-style street food to Louisville

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June 24, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

Remember that time when we as Louisvillians united and exclaimed to the world, “We want a vegan food truck, dangit!” and shelled out some money to prove it?

It’s time to do it again.

The Waffle & Crepe Co., which has made appearances at events such as the St. Matthews Farmers’ Market and Buy Local Fair, is using Kickstarter to raise money to expand the business. Creator Natasha Krider wants to establish a permanent location to serve sweet and savory waffles and crepes at the building that houses Moby Dick at 1500 Mellwood Avenue.

Here’s where you guys come in. Natasha needs to raise $12,000 by July 3. Here’s a blurb from a press release about what the money will go toward:

The funds will be used to refresh the former neighborhood icon by painting the exterior of the building to include a mural inspired by Alice Waters, replacing the roof, adding landscaping and a garden, creating new signage, and establishing more usable patio space.

And here’s some info about what the eatery will serve:

The Waffle & Crepe Co.’s local-centric, seasonal menu will showcase Kentucky Proud products and bring the taste of European street food to Louisville. Along with crepes and waffles, the restaurant will feature smoothies, coffee from Red Hot Roasters, and gelato.

Natasha is using Kickstarter to raise money, much like Stanley did with Morels Food Truck. As of Friday, she had raised $2,970, and she’s trying to raise $12,000 by July 3.

We don’t have much time, folks, so head on over to Kickstarter and donate money to Natasha’s cause. She’ll also through in some pretty nice gifts for your contribution (chocolate-dipped waffle crisps, anyone?). And just like other Kickstarter projects, money won’t come out of your account until the goal is met.

If we can bring a vegan food truck to Louisville, surely we can help get this waffle and crepe business a home.

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