XENIA — The Xenia community will welcome One Bistro to its options for lunch and breakfast dining with a unique twist.
The restaurant’s mission goes deeper than simply serving food. Owner Robert Adamson said it is about connecting people to others, but utilizing food as an avenue for doing so.
“This is a place that brings everybody together,” he said. “It’s not to make a paycheck, but to make a change.”
The menu does not include price tags attached to specific food items. Instead, it says “$6 suggested price” across the top as One Bistro officials agree that no one should have to go hungry because they can’t afford to eat. If a customer is unable to pay, they could offer what they are able to afford and/or work off their debt by serving in the kitchen for an hour at a time.
Customers are also able to “pay it forward” so that their neighbor can eat — they can fully pay for their meal, plus leave extra funds for the next individual or volunteer their own time so that the next individual can have a meal.
Adamson, a chef of more than 30 years, said the concept is to provide a “hand-up” as opposed to a “hand-out.”
One Bistro is located on Main Street and shares a front entrance with Toward Independence. Some of the restaurant’s volunteer’s, including those who greet customers as they walk through the door, are associated with Toward Independence, which is a partnership One Bistro’s owner is proud of.
The Xenia location is the second One Bistro to open in the area. Miamisburg has included One Bistro as part of its community for the last few years.
Its menu items include pizza, sandwiches, salads and breakfast items. It is located at 87 E. Main St. and can be reached by calling 937-736-2358 or by visiting its website, www.onebistro.org.
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