Sometimes when fetching a monk to or from the airport, I am compelled to stop at a cafe or restaurant for lunch because of time constraints. I wish to inquire:
1. are there any rules which forbid a monk from eating at a restaurant?
2. are there any rules which forbid a monk and layman from eating at the same table ( but not sharing food) ?
I can't find answers to these specific situations in Ven Ariyesako's "A Guide for Laypeople" http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... guide.html