Well, maybe it's an anti-mandatory pairing movement going on in my old home province of Nova Scotia:
Restaurants on Quinpool Road in Halifax are being allowed to serve alcohol without food. Regional council agreed Tuesday to change the zoning law so restaurants can have lounges. Each business will have to apply for a lounge licence, then win approval from the Peninsula community council after a public hearing. The lounges must take up less than half the space of that business. Under the old rules, restaurant patrons were required to order food if they wanted alcohol.
Ah, the old days. The days of a plate of fries and gravy accompanied by 12 beers for four guys. The era of what was affectionately known as the Gag and Spew on Spring Garden Road which loaded up with college kids demanding more beer and egg rolls after the pubs shut down for the night, before we knew how to get into the Med or Law frats that went until dawn.
I am not quite sure whether this law was dumber than the "no standing while holding a beer" law. Maybe they should have introduced a unified offence of standing with an egg roll, too. Maybe that is where the real risk to society lay but they were just too fixated on the beer to see it.