2020 – Tanpopo Izakaya


Tanpopo Izakaya


Tanpopo Izakaya will be a Japanese gastropub themed eatery located on the pecan playa! We will be grilling our foods over traditional white oak charcoal which lends an amazing savory and smokey flavor to the food. We will have both omnivorous and vegan options – mushrooms, veggies, fresh tempeh, pork belly, chicken heart, quail, grilled and glazed rice balls etc etc. In order to have that authentic Japanese flavor, most foods will be marinated and/or glazed with a sauce made from shoyu, mirin, sake, miso, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, fermented chili paste, garlic, ginger, scallion, and some other variations! The izakaya will feature a seating area, hot sake, and various art/decorations to give it an authentic vibe, with a burner twist of course.

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

We will need propane to get the grills started. We will likely be sharing a generator with a theme camp to power low wattage things like lights and art deco.

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]

Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

Not really. I am a professional chef and have worked in catering as well as done retreats for large groups of people. I feel confident in creating an artistic and gastronomic experience for other Flipside goers. Food is my art and I would love to be able to share that with others.

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.


If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:


What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

I plan to plan and create the details for this project over the course of the next 2 months and have it completed well before Flipside. I will install the project on Friday morning and will remove the project on Monday morning

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.


We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

I could do a tempeh or fermentation workshop

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Work to compete your project by Flipside, Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.

We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?