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mothership-logo-150.jpgThis week's Young & Hungry column takes a look at the phenomenon of restaurants crowdsourcing their finances. Among those who have taken advantage of this brave new Kickstarter world include Pleasant Pops, the Union Market's forthcoming Righteous Cheese, Maketto and the recently funded Mothership. Among the perks for Mothership investors? A sign hanging in the restaurant bearing the names of the pledgers and "[t]hose who gave $100 or more will get their names branded on barstools." [WCP]