Tee Is For Tilia

November 14, 2012

Tee is also for Table… as in table for six. No waiting. Check’s on Tilia. Intrigued?

I fell in love with Tilia’s effortlessly perfect brand and restaurant design over a year or two ago, before I knew my path would end up at Fast Horse. Once I landed the internship, I was ecstatic to out that my latest design obsession was now a client!

Tilia has been a really fun client to work with, and it has been really interesting from a design point of view, a PR/marketing point of view, and even a kitchen point of view (It just so happens that my boyfriend is a Sous Chef there, as well, so I see first hand what it’s like behind the kitchen). It has been truly inspiring to see all of the heart and soul that goes into that little 40 seat restaurant by each and everyone involved.

Now, Tilia is giving YOU the opportunity to put a little bit of your heart and soul into the restaurant, and help them support a great non-profit organization, the Linden Hills Farmers Market.

Tilia is hosting a T-shirt design contest for its regulars, fans, design-geeks, first-time-diners, neighbors and friends. Have you dined at Tilia? Chatted with a bartender? Watched the cooks fly around the kitchen? They want you to capture the spirit of Tilia — and what really makes the restaurant so great, is not only the food, but the community that’s grown around it and that it’s grown in — you!

Submit your design online at tiliampls.com/tee-is-for-tilia by (exactly) one week from today (Wednesday, the 21st), and your design will be in the running to win a chef’s dinner for you and 5 of your friends and family, check’s on Tilia! Your design will be printed in a limited run, and all proceeds from the shirts will go to support the Linden Hills Farmers Market. First and second runner-ups will win a $50 gift card.

So come one, come all, show us what you think makes Tilia, Tilia — and support a great cause!

Now, I WISH I could enter, but, unfortunately for me, I can’t…

I couldn’t resist, though! So check out my two very different, very hypothetical submission below and then try blow mine out of the water and submit your own!