You're in a movie. Your phone rings. Just as you get to the part of the conversation where you explain that you're and it's totally rude to talk on your phone right now, a ninja comes to shut you up. Granted, the "ninja" is just a volunteer wearing a who gets paid in free admission, and this particular scenario will only happen in one theater in London. However, we're kind of it catches on.
It's become part of the restaurant : knife, , napkin and cell phone. Distracted dining is the new norm with customers constantly texting friends, tweeting an Instagram of the meal they're about to down, or emailing the boss. For many smart-phone users, it's hard just to focus on the meal and company at hand.
Now, one restaurant in is giving diners a reason to turn off the digital world by offering a 5 percent discount to customers who are willing to check their phones at the door. Owner/chef Mark Gold of Eva Restaurant, located on Beverly Boulevard near N. Gardner Street, hopes this gives customers a way to truly sit back and relax, enjoy their meal and actually talk to friends and family in-person.