"If older people stay away from a restaurant because they don’t want to sit on a stool with no lumbar support, their absence might make the place even more attractive to younger people who haven’t started worrying about lumbar support yet."
-NY Times dining critic Pete Wells, musing about the fact that many hot and trendy restaurants aren't exactly friendly to older patrons based on their cramped designs and way-too-loud music. He wonders if the folks designing potential hot spots do this on purpose, engaging in a form of "legal age discrimination." What do you think - are restaurants trying to make older patrons uncomfortable on purpose? Let us know in the comments. [Diner's Journal]