The Ottumwa Courier


Silent Dining

In this frame grab from video, patrons dine at a restaurant called "Eat," on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The restaurant in Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint neighborhood is serving up a four-course meal of organic, locally-sourced food, but isn't allowing any chit-chat. Head chef Nicholas Nauman says he was inspired to pitch the occasional "No Talking" sessions after spending time in India, where Buddhist monks take their breakfast without exchanging words. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

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