Going out to eat is a pretty universal experience. We have all been to a restaurant, whether it’s a simple drive-thru, fine dining establishment, or longstanding local landmark. Traditionally, a certain amount of money is exchanged for a certain kind of food. But one restaurant, Big Big Table Community Café in New York, is pioneering a whole new concept of dining out that is deeply rooted in serving the community, and it is making an impact in more ways than one. 

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Many thanks to Maddie Collins for sharing the wonderful story of Big Big Table Community Café with us. Learn more and support this awesome New York restaurant on the Big Big Table website and by following the cafe on Facebook.

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