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Sharing Food with Dining "Neighbors" at Restaurants?

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MaddyK | | Feb 15, 2010 09:11 PM

I recently moved from the East Coast and have had several "interesting" dining experiences since I moved to SF a few weeks ago. As a disclaimer, neither of these were at upscale joints---more like casual neighborhood locals-only type bars/bistros. But, I was wondering if these types of events happen often???

First experience: Drunk dude loudly hinting he wants to try what he perceives to be an "extra" piece of pizza at my table to his friend. Our table ignores him, until he sits down at our table uninvited, then after we decline his offer to take the pizza off our hands, he actually starts to move his hand towards it until said slice is moved away from him.

Second experience: Friendly women dining next to our table at a different place absolutely insist (to the point where they hold the plate up to our table) we try their appetizer. While thoughtful, we really didn't want it and felt kind of awkward.

Uh...is this normal for SF? Has anyone else ever had this happen?

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