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Last Push for Gnocchi Bar Kickstarter; Caffe Vita Donation Drive for Food Lifeline

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KICKSTARTIN' -- Chef Lisa Nakamura's Gnocchi Bar Indiegogo campaign is in its final days. Nakamura is hoping to raise $50,000 to help bring her handmade gnocchi restaurant to fruition, helping her pay salaries and rent, buy inventory, and "provide a cushion when the unexpected happens," as it so often does with new restaurants. The campaign closes on Sunday. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL -- Cafe Pettirosso is launching a monthly Monday dinner series, starting November 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be specialty cocktails, small and large plates, and dessert. Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing [EaterWire]

CHARITY WIRE -- Caffe Vita kicks off a two-week fundraising drive starting November 28. Customers can make cash donations to benefit Food Lifeline at any Vita location or online. The fundraiser ends December 14. [EaterWire]