OK thank you everyone for your friendship, LOVE and SUPPORT! I really super appreciate all the kind messages, encouragement and more. This has been for me a journey of love, friendship and discovery! Opening a restaurant, getting a location, funding, budget, lease has been lets say a "challenge" but this is MY DREAM and I want to share the best of what I have in my heart with you and the World because RAW STAR CAFE is my special restaurant but also the intention of it being a healing community center or a oasis where you can come and relax, enjoy the best most eco luxurious surroundings, yet in a casual atmosphere with the most delightful and dazzling raw organic vegan gluten free foods, snacks and desserts in the World. I invented so many new recipes, entrees, snacks and desserts that I can't even post them all here and I want to keep them a surprise because they are so RAWmazing you will be super thrilled and it will literally change the World and how people view food. We are talking about bringing food to the ulitmate highest next levels and it is all $7-$10 menu which is incredibly affordable for 100% Organic Gourmet Raw Menu! I promise that there are so many SUPER SURPRISES that all of Los Angeles and the World will be talking about RAW STAR CAFE we are talking about my DREAM COMING TRUE so when you come to RAW STAR CAFE you will be RAWmazed! It is 3 blocks from the beach with free parking lot or plenty of free and metered street parking too, a huge upscale luxurious outdoor Dining Garden Patio Area with fire and water features and luxurious patio furniture and garden! It's between 3rd and 4th street on Pico Blvd and yes it used to be Flying Saucer's Cafe but is now RAW STAR CAFE and Ryan from Flying Saucer's Cafe is my friend and will still be working and is the Art Curator and advisor consultant so he will still be there too and there is still Organic Tea and Organic Coffee, Organic Lattes.
The theme is "Classic Hollywood" so there are a lot of fun themes, decor, surprises, golden touches, gold theme and fantasy all rolled into one!
Yes there are still free samples and huge smiles, 5 star service, 5 star presentation, you are my special guest, my special VIP and YOU ARE THE STAR at RAW STAR CAFE! But what had happened is throughout this journey a lot of unforseen occurences happened that affected my plans, budget, and original "free event" so it had to "morph" out of necesity but please let me explain because many have been e-mailing me asking and I know I had to change info on here many times BUT FOR SURE THIS IS THE FINAL INFO!
Originally I wanted to throw a "FREE Tasting Party Event" and just accept donations. But Because of many factors out of my control ranging from different locations, leases, funding, investors, budget, timing issues, negotations it is a LONG STORY believe me until you open your own restaurant well lets just say it was daunting and challenging to say the least and I am not even opened yet!
SO THIS IS THE DEAL AND FINAL EVENT INFO because I know everyone is SUPER EXCITED AND WANTS THE INFO WELL THIS IS IT!!! OK so the deal is I am trying to open ASAP but need to raise funds to keep this open! The fact is when you open a restaurant you have a limited budget yet unlimited costs and over head so it is very difficult to both open the restaurant and to keep it opened especially during the first few months of opening because people have to find out about you, you have to make sure your staff and service is smooth but can only do that after you open and deal with each "issue" and yet the rent, costs, high overhead are always there!
I wanted this to be so amazing, so dazzling, so dreamy that I already went over budget!!! YIKES!!! BUT I did this for YOU TO ENJOY FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! So what my friend suggested I do and this is a VERY GOOD IDEA is to throw a HUGE PARTY on Saturday March 2nd where for $25 PRE-PAID meaning please pay NOW ASAP the sooner the better so I know how many people are coming and how much food, snacks and desserts to make and how much wine and alcohol to buy and I use part of the money to buy it too and hire beautiful staff but for $25 PRE-PAID TICKETS YOU GET ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK RAW STAR organic food, snacks, desserts, award winning organic vegan wines, sangria, fruit punch, drinks, some beer, also non alcoholic drinks, smoothies, juices, water too! THAT IS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK FOR ONLY $25???
AND there is a DJ spinning great music, requests, there is FREE Parking in the Back and plenty of street and metered parking but walking and biking is encouraged if you are in Santa Monica or Bus or Metro if not. The PARTY is from 6pm-Midnight. But for these types of events you really want to come and arrive EARLY! We are expecting 200 to 300 people that night and you may even see some Celebrities. There will be pretty models and actresses serving and helping out everyone that evening.
So how it WORKS IS you can pre-pay now actually PLEASE PRE-PAY NOW you can use http://Paypal.com my http://Paypal.com is: [masked] so PRE-PAID TICKETS ARE ONLY $25 and more info is on my main website:
Now there are always last minute folks or people who want to pay at the door this is not encouraged because once again we expect 200 to 300 people that evening not all at once but for the entire evening so there may be 100 to 200 at the location at one time which we can totally handle as there is a lot of space and a huge back Garden Patio Dining Area in the back too with upscale patio furniture, heat lamps, fire feature, water feature, solar powered lights and very dreamy luxurious upscale! SO at the door ticket prices are $40 which is still a great deal but this discourages last minute people because if you PRE-PAY $25 now or soon I will know exactly how many people to buy and make food and buy drinks for and I use part of the money to buy it too and I have to hire staff, security, and tickets are going fast and after 200 people I may stop selling tickets and or start charging $40 pre-sale so DON'T WAIT or DON'T DELAY PLEASE PRE-PAY AND BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW ASAP! Thank you that way I can make this PARTY EVENT SUPER AMAZING!!!
So that is all the info for now, oh ok so all the food, snacks and desserts and tons of new ones from my RAW STAR RECIPE BOOK which was The #1 Best in the USA Award 2012 by The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards will be served on Saturday March 2 from 6pm-Midnight coming EARLY is advised but how it works is after you submit your receipt and tickets you come in and there are huge tables filled with tons of food, snacks, desserts and there is a "bar" area but people bringing around drinks and you get ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK ALL NIGHT AND AMAZING DJ playing great music inside and outside. There is tons of food and drinks and we keep bringing it out all night for your enjoyment. It is ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK so is unlimited and we will impress you!
Any questions? Please e-mail me: [masked]
The LOCATION IS OFFICIAL:
RAW STAR CAFE
306 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90407