Mercury News:

A lot of ingredients can go into opening a restaurant: months of hard work, cashed-in savings accounts, design plan updates, unexpected renovations, a big push from an Internet funding platform.  Well, actually, not all would-be restaurateurs tie their dreams to a Web-based fundraising tool, but wife-and-husband duo Silvia and Cory McCollow were able to open Nido near Oakland's Jack London Square after raising more than $16,000 on Kickstarter.  Despite its digital age beginnings, Nido has ties to the past. It's a "farm-to-table" Mexican restaurant with many recipes that stem from chef Silvia McCollow's family, whose roots are in the coastal Mexican state of Nayarit, northwest of Mexico City.