Xenia Food Store is a local Greek-inspired Brunswick restaurant & cafe that opened its doors in December 2017. I have been there a couple of times and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The website of the restaurant is here.
Xenia (Greek: ξενία, translit. xenía, meaning "guest-friendship") is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and/or associates of the person bestowing guest-friendship.
The rituals of hospitality created and expressed a reciprocal relationship between guest and host expressed in both material benefits (such as the giving of gifts to each party) as well as non-material ones (such as protection, shelter, favours, or certain normative rights).
The Greek god Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios in his role as a protector of guests. He thus embodied the religious obligation to be hospitable to travellers.
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Something I don't know about… never heard of before either… I only know that name from TV in quit a different way ;-)ReplyDelete
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It's all Greek to me!ReplyDelete