From a Rhinebeck, NY, restaurant menu someone sent me on line 3.7.2019:
Bia (bee-ya) is Irish Gaelic for food, sustenance and alimentation.
Our goal is to live up to the definition via the guest experience. We wish to provide nourishment in a literal, emotional, and intellectual sense. Bia’s lighting and decor, the warm banter with your server, the music, the wine and of course the food, aims to nourish and restore the spirit of everyone who chooses to spend their hard earned money in our restaurant.
The food is soulful and delicious. The hospitality gracious and warm. The drinks curated and cared for. The ambiance cozy, elegant, and inviting.