Shut your trap

shutup.jpgSheer genius.

Phone booths are getting a makeover – a “trendy Chicago restaurant” has been using a phone booth as a cage privacy tent for loudmouthed people with no manners that don’t realize how incredibly rude it is to answer your phone while eating. I don’t know about you, but my mom always told me not to talk while eating, much less whip out my phone, talk, and talk loudly enough to disturb all the other diners around me.

The CBS article doesn’t mention the restaurant that has said booth, but a quick google search of the listed owners leads me to believe you can find this lovely piece of equipment at Boka. Can anyone confirm?

2 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 7:59 am

    Yup, you are spot on- it’s BOKA on Halsted. The phone room is a small room with 2 benches. It’s really comfy and not only are your conversations private to diners, but it also does a great job of blocking out music from the bar. The guys that opened BOKA are the same ones that opened Landmark right down the street!


  2. Bill V (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

    I like the idea, now maybe all restaurants should add a “cell phone booth” in the same manner they make washrooms handicap accessible!



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