What Do We Have to Do to Get a Phone Charger Around Here?


Can we get all Andy Rooney on you for a second? Its a known fact that iPhone batteries are complete crap (yes, even the new ones), and yet everyone has an iPhone, or will have one eventually so why dont bars and restaurants keep chargers around? Our 3G has died on us mid-risotto so often that we figure this is a common problem, but even if it isnt, were begging enterprising restaurateurs to sink some ducats into a docking station or two (or if theyre in Williamsburg, six or seven) so we never again need to decide between ordering another Lambrusco or running home in order to juice our phone. Its like, how many times have we spotted Rocco DiSpirito making out with twin sisters and been unable to photograph or tweet it for Grub Street? (Okay, thats never happened.) Just think of iPhone chargers as the new purse stools theyre an easy solution to a common problem. But you know what, forget it were not out to change the dining world. Just, if you know of any establishments that are thoughtful enough to provide these (and fine, BlackBerry chargers, too), will you let us know in the comments? We dont care if all they serve is Boones Farm and Hudson River hogchoker were totally hitting them up next time were in need of voltage. And if youre a restaurateur or tavern keeper who wants to get with the program, e-mail us well give you a shout-out. Heck, you can even charge us for them.