According to legend, the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius advocated the use of chopsticks at the dinner table, believing that knives and forks bore resemblance to weapons. But while these time-honored tools reflect an aura of gentle refinement, to many Westerners using chopsticks can feel…well, less than elegant. Thankfully, San Francisco boasts hundreds of Chinese restaurants where you can put in a little practice. But if you do forgo the fork, be careful: some say that dropping chopsticks can bring bad luck.Read More
From Our Editors
In Focus: Globe
- Neighborhood: Financial District
- Specialty: approachable gourmet dishes
- Must-try menu items: truffle-oil pizza, mac and cheese, frisée salad with lardons
- How you know the food’s good: It’s a popular hangout for local chefs.
- Why regulars keep coming back: for the casual, cozy atmosphere, complete with low lighting, candles, and exposed brick
- Good news for night owls Globe is usually open until 1 a.m.