8/17/2012 2:56 PM
Over-reliance on mobile devices can do a number on your social life. But, smart phone addiction is too strong for some people to resist. One restaurant owner is fighting back by using positive reinforcement: patrons at the Los Angeles eatery Eva can get a 5% discount on their dinner if they are willing to relinquish their mobile phones for the duration of the meal.
Mark Gold, the owner and chef told KPCC, “It's about two people sitting together and just connecting, without the distraction of a phone, and we're trying to create an ambience where you come in and really enjoy the experience and the food and the company.”
In addition to a phone-free atmosphere, Eva provides an intimate, attractive setting, and food that has been earning the restaurant 5-star ratings since it opened in 2009. Time to add Eva to our Los Angeles Great Dates list.