Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is looking to pay it forward. The "Living on a Prayer' singer has just opened a restaurant near his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey, but here's the skinny: there are no prices on the menu and patrons pay what they can afford for their meal!
While customers who are able can donate money for their food at the JBJ Soul Kitchen, those who can't afford it can instead work as volunteers in exchange for their meal. Check out the JBJ Soul Kitchen website here.
According to The Guardian, the Soul Kitchen will serve up "organic, healthy, good-for-you food," with menu offerings like rainbow beet salad, pork chops with fig and apple chutney and carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting.
While Bon Jovi's charitable restaurant may be one of a kind, check out 5 more good-for-you celeb restaurants:
Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Grill
Actor Robert De Niro is co-owner of this NYC hot spot, which serves up some healthy Mediterranean fare and dishes like asparagus salad and Moroccan spiced cod. In an interview with Behind the Burner, restaurateur Drew Nieporent said, "We offer many healthy choices. One of my favorites is "Drew's Salmon" at Tribeca Grill. It's a simple preparation, grilled with lemon." Oh, and the ambiance ain't bad, either. Tribeca Grill opened in 1990.
Paul Newman's Dressing Room
Sadly, he's no longer with us, but the legendary Paul Newman left behind a one of a kind restaurant in Westport, Conn. Newman teamed up with food policy activist Michel Nischan to open Dressing Room- A Homegrown Restaurant. The restaurant uses natural and organic ingredients and features everything from organic breakfast teas to sustainable yellow fin tuna.
Sandra Bullock's Bess
In 2006, actress Sandra Bullock opened Bess, a bistro in Austin, TX, which serves natural and organic offerings, with the occasional mac and cheese au gratin. There's a healthy farmer's salad or check out the organic spring mix with bell peppers, strawberries, feta and oven roasted basil pesto chicken -- dubbed the Hippie Salad!
Jamie Oliver's Italian
You didn't think "the "Food Revolution" star would open a greasy spoon, did you? Celeb chef Jamie Oliver's UK Italian restaurant chain, Jamie's Italian, features "nibbles" like braised bean bruschetta and free-range chicken. Meanwhile, one of Oliver's other ventures, the London eatery Fifteen, gives unemployed young people the chance for a better future, with profits going to the Jamie Oliver Foundation.
And coming soon:
He'll soon have another mouth to feed at home, but hip hop mogul Jay-Z is also slated to open a charity restaurant next year in London. The rapper will team up with English soccer pro Ashley Cole to launch the eatery, which will employ underprivileged, jobless teens. Now that's some good eats!
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