Category: Technology


European restaurants have long had electronic payments devices right at the table but American restaurants always ask you to hand someone your card while they walk away and do who knows what with it.

Gay and I went to dinner at Heartwood Provisions tonight. At the end we were handed a device we’d never seen before: TableSafe (from a local Seattle company). We paid the bill and swiped our credit card ourselves, got an emailed receipt and no paper to throw away! Are American restaurants stepping into the 21st century?!