The Internet often makes our world seem as tiny as a quinoa pearl. A native New Yorker (he eats, he writes, he cooks) sequestered in Buenos Aires also runs a Web site offering a thorough, immensely tantalizing rundown of underground restaurants in cities all over the world, including a number in San Francisco we hardly knew existed. A few listings appear dated, but nonetheless, with SaltShaker
as the sole resource, a restaurant-phobic food nut could take a stomach-taxing tour of duty around the globe, grazing through living rooms, galleries, and speakeasies from Hong Kong to Havana. When we've saved enough to buy the ticket, we'll send along a letter of thanks.