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Sneaky, Sneaky Restaurants

Given the rise of food costs nationwide—not to mention San Francisco's own assorted bag of fees and such—many restaurants are taking up new tricks to assuage the pain. Most of the listed ten tactics aren't particularly revelatory (portion control, raised prices, weaker drinks), but we got a chuckle out of ones bluntly titled Cut Back on Freshness and Beg For Sympathy From Your Customers: "[Customers might] hear desperate justification of the higher prices in a conversation with the owner. They want to make sure you know they're not just being greedy." [WalletPop]