Jon Bon Jovi's new restaurant will help the hungry. But it's no 'soup kitchen,' he says.
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Its slogan is "Where Hope is Delicious." The menu lacks any prices. A donation of $10 is appreciated for a three-course meal with mouth-watering entrees like "cornmeal crusted catfish with red beans and rice," "grilled chicken breast with homemade basil mayo and rice pilaf," or "grilled salmon with soul seasonings."
But if you can't pay a thing, that's alright, too, at The Soul Kitchen, a new restaurant with a twist just opened Oct. 19 by rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his wife in Red Bank, N.J. Patrons can wash the dishes or do community service to earn their supper.
"There's no prices on our menu, so if you want to come, and you want to make a difference, leave a $20 in the envelope on the table. If you can't afford to eat, you can bus tables, you can wait tables, you can work in the kitchen as a dishwasher or sous chef," Mr. Bon Jovi told the Associated Press. "If you don't want to volunteer with that, we'll take you to the Food Bank."