Earlier this summer, Chef David Anthony Temple (a.k.a. Chef DAT) quietly shuttered his Deep Ellum restaurant Twenty Seven. Originally, Temple had planned to maintain the space for private events and more of his underground dinners, but now it appears as if the building has a brand new occupant.
A post to Kitchen LTO’s Facebook page indicates that the “permanent pop-up” will move into the building at 2901 Elm, formerly occupied by Twenty Seven. As part of its fundraising campaign, currently live on Kickstarter, the venue is offering to paint donors names on its “founders wall,” which faces the “high traffic” corner of Elm & Malcolm X.
You can have your name added to the founders wall for a donation of $500 or higher to Kitchen LTO’s Kickstarter campaign, which also comes with perks like a $100 gift card and free tickets to events at the restaurant. At present, owner Casie Caldwell has raised more than $11,000 of her $50,000 goal.
Kitchen LTO will have to hit that $50k goal in order to receive the funding. The campaign currently has 13 days to raise the remaining cash.