Chao Ku Launches Kickstarter Campaign in Shaw

Broad Branch Market co-owner John Fielding and former Tabard Inn chef Paul Pelt are seeking $30,000 to open a fast-casual Chinese restaurant in Shaw called Chao Ku. The restaurant, whose name means “super cool” in Mandarin pays homage to their favorite Chinese places in the DMV suburbs. There are some nice places in Chinatown, according to Fielding. But all their favorite places are out in the burbs. ┬áTo date, they have raised $7,000 and are almost a quarter of the way there.


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