Jon Bon Jovi Opens Unique Restaurant In New Jersey
Jon Bon Jovi is taking a different approach to feeding the hungry. The Bon Jovi frontman is behind the new restaurant Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey.
And anyone can afford to eat at this place. There are no prices on the menu, only a statement at the bottom that reads “Cash only donation or Volunteer.” This means patrons are expected to pay what they can or help out — either in the restaurant itself or with another charitable organization. Soul Kitchen’s meals aren’t what one might expect at a bread line for the homeless and hungry. The rocker tells NYMag.com’s “Grub Street New York” blog the restaurant serves “organic, healthy, good-for-you food.”
Jon adds that the atmosphere is akin to “the coolest brasserie in your hometown, and calls Soul Kitchen “the hottest-looking restaurant” in Red Bank. He says he wanted the place to have some elegance, explaining that he’s trying to “get rid of a few stigmas attached to the word volunteering and making a difference.” Bon Jovi opened Soul Kitchen on Wednesday through his charity, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.