A couple on a dinner date, nice and seemingly romantic but something's missing. It's something that we see a lot of in restaurants of all types that can be downright annoying whether it's the person with you or someone seated nearby.  What's missing?  Cell phones.

What a novel idea, a face to face conversation with no distracting digital device in your hands.  It's a rare site these days but one restaurant in Beruit is doing something about it. Cell phones are not forbidden there but if you surrender your cell phone to the waiter when you arrive you be awarded a ten percent discount on your bill. You'll receive your phone(s) back when you leave the restaurant. Great idea and a win-win for everyone!

  Local establishments should try this!