Christmas is a day of giving and that is exactly what a Nashville barbeque restaurant embraced Wednesday by piling on heaping portions of holiday fixtures on the plates of gracious folks, free of charge.
For a second year in a row, Mr. Dolla, owner of Off the Bone BBQ on Monroe Street in Germantown, dished out free food to the community he loves on Christmas Day.
“This is my enjoyment, seeing people get something good to eat,” he told News 2.
The community Dolla loves so deeply sees him as a modern day Santa Claus.
“How many people do you know are going to get up 6:30 in the morning and cook a meal like this and feed the homeless? Not very many, so yes, he is a second Santa Claus and I love it,” said Genevieve August, one of the many who enjoyed Dolla's Christmas meal.
Dolla wanted to do something that truly reflects the spirit of the season; a festive spirit which also took a hold of children, especially his daughter Eddreka Miller.
“My dad enjoys giving back to the community so why should we not,” Miller said.
“It's not about the homeless, it's about the community. It's about the love God shows us, we show back,” Dolla added.
Nearly 300 people turned out for the Wednesday's Christmas feast, held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Off the Bone BBQ is located on 708 Monroe Street and open for lunch and dinner every day except Sunday.