So much has happened this month, it feels like it's time for a second update.
So much has happened in the last month guys, sorry for the radio silence!
We are still working on getting a few things spun up:
Thank you all so much for all of your support. It has been wonderful hearing how many of you feel like R&R is already a second home.
A few things you may not know about us:
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Your faithful Dungeon Master, Danielle
We are officially soft open! What the heck does that mean, you might ask? It means our staff our still in training, our systems aren't quite all online yet, and we're running a limited food and drink menu at the moment, but we are ready to serve you!
If you dine with us, we ask you to be patient with us as we work out the kinks. If you see something you don't love, please let us know. We are making improvements every day. If you love everything, please tell everyone you know.
A few things we are still working on:
What is working (if we do say so ourselves)
UPCOMING PRIVATE EVENT
We are closed this Saturday night (May 13th) after 7:00pm for a special event. We are the hosts of BA-CON (Bellingham Anime Convention)'s VIP after party. If you are attending BA-CON and want to be part of the after party, you can find out more on their website.
We are open for Mother's Day from 9am to 10pm, and it's happy hour all day. We have an AMAZING Bloody Mary, a fantastic Bellini, and two glorious Mimosas, + games. We are not taking reservations for Mother's Day, seating will be first-come, first-served.
Here is the much-delayed February update. The good news is that it is not delayed because we are behind schedule, but because we've had so much to do to stay on schedule that we've hardly had a moment to tell anyone about it.
I'll plan to update again in two weeks or so. Here's what we expect to be doing between now and then:
R&R Dungeon Master - Danielle
This months' update is a bit late, but that's because we've been hard at work!
I apologize for its length, and for the fact that it reads like an overly long speech at the Academy Awards. There are a lot of people involved in getting a small business up and running, and I need to express how grateful I am that everyone involved has been great.
Things we've done since I posted last:
What's happening next month:
Here is a brief update on our progress:
You may have noticed that we changed our name from The Rogue Raven to "Rook & Rogue."
First, this was a hard decision. We really liked our name, but we found out we were in violation of someone else's trademark. Fortunately it was caught in time to make a change before it caused us much harm.
Finally, once we came around to the fact that we would have to re-brand, we knew we wanted to keep our logo as similar as possible, and try to bring even more "gaming" into the name. It took us over a week to come up with our new name "Rook & Rogue." We hope you like it.
For those of you who backed our kickstarter because you liked the old name or logo, and you're just not feeling this one, please feel free to cancel your pledge, no hard feelings. We hope you'll still come check us out when we open in April.
We are going to be cutting over all of our assets, Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Kickstarter over the next week or so. We appreciate your standing by us as we go through this change.
President and DM
Are you one of the billions* of Bellinghamsters who go out to brunch on the weekend?
We bet you are. So we are planning to offer brunch on the weekends so you can get your game on early(ish). But we will be one of the only places in town that takes reservations for parties of any size.**
One of our owners is our Kitchen Overlord, Kyle Holub. He is an outstanding cook (and a frustratingly good board gamer.)
We spent many hours hotly debating whether Kyle and his kitchen minions would be forced to make hash browns from scratch every weekend. His hash browns are heavenly, but they are oh so much work.
The debate concluded immediately after we tasted his family recipe for corned beef hash, which we plan to offer periodically as a special. The hashbrowns will be available every weekend though.
tl;dr -- I can confirm that we will be offering the city's best hash browns on our menu. We can't wait for you to try them.
*pardon the hyperbole, but that's what it seems like some days.
**Not because we are super fancy, but because we hate lines as much as you do. Reservations will be available for members only -- more details about our membership policy coming soon.