You can't help but feel sorry for the tourists who wander around North Beach, hungry and confused. Even with all the information available in guidebooks, on Web sites, and in local magazines and newspapers — or perhaps because of that excess of information — they still manage to stumble into some rather, shall we say, inadequate eateries. A number of those eateries are equipped with sidewalk touts. I prefer kindly folks who lead the unwary visitor to better places just a few blocks away, as a neighborhood crone once did for a group of us in Barcelona. (And no, she didn't get a kickback... More >>>