Two more people who have discovered that you don't have to hoard all the money in the world! Riches come in so many more forms--you can only live in one house, drive one car, etc. What a great feeling of accomplishment Brad and Libby must have when they lay down their heads at night!
Best Free Lunch (or Dinner) - 2007
Owners Brad and Libby Birky started SAME Cafe (So All May Eat) with a simple philosophy: Everyone ought to be able to eat well and affordably in their neighborhood. With that in mind, they decided not to demand money from anyone who comes to eat at their small cafe -- which features an ever-changing menu of healthy pizzas, salads, soups and desserts -- but simply to put a box by the door for donations. The way it's supposed to work, a diner comes in, has lunch (or an early dinner on the weekends), then pays whatever he's able or whatever he thinks the meal is worth. Surprisingly, the system has actually worked, with the Birkys doing a good business even as they do good.