Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Things to see in Paris: Chinatown

For years I had wanted to see a real Chinese New Year parade and that desire is what drove Liana, my wonderful assistant […]

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Oyster-slurping with friends in Cap Ferret

Finding a hidden huîtrier (oysterman) near Cap Ferret in France with some friends and sitting down to gulp up over 100 oysters….

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Paris Museums at Night

There’s something magical and mysterious about museums late at night, the privileged access to the usually forbidden….

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Restaurants in Montmartre: La Boîte aux Lettres

The French movie “Amélie” definitely worked its magic on me when I saw it in 2001. It’s a glimpse into the whimsical world…..

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The best steak in Paris

I’m from Nebraska where steak is king. I don’t see the point in ingesting the stuff unless its fatty….

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Paris Restaurants: Le Tourette

Tucked on a tiny bit of the rue de Grenelle in the 7th Arrondissement, there was a tiny restaurant facade, “Le Tourette” written across the window, some of the letters in white, others missing, a faint trace leaving a […]

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Top Five Paris Wine Bars

Paris wine bars have been a neighborhood tradition since the 18th century when coach stops provided food and drink to exhausted riders while caring for their horses. That countryside was enveloped by the city […]

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Paris Restaurants: Le Crabe Marteau

Paris restaurants can often take themselves a little too seriously. Service can go from brusque to white gloved. Dining rooms can feel stiff or cramped, and plates can seem too artfully crafted to eat. So sometimes it’s […]

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Paris Restaurants: La Régalade Conservatoire

Bruno Doucet is going for a culinary trifecta of Paris restaurants with the opening of his third under the Régalade umbrella. La Régalade in the 14th was his first, after a takeover from Yves Camdeborde in […]

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Where to Eat in Paris: Rue du Nil

When was the last time you ventured to the rue du Nil in the 2nd Arrondissement? Ages ago because you’ve given up trying to score a table at Frenchie? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would […]

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Paris restaurants: the interior at 180

Paris Restaurants: 180

When looking for Paris restaurants, it’s not often that you find one that’s hip and sleek, and has a killer view of the Eiffel Tower. Rarer still is that such a restaurant would bother to open for only six months. Yet […]

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Paris Restaurants: La Rotonde

Midnight in Paris was a romantic film that made me nostalgic for Paris even as I sat there in the theater at Odéon. I was longing for the Paris of my dreams, the Paris of salons, where artists and literary greats rubbed […]

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Paris secrets: ZenZoo tea parlor

Paris Secrets: An Afternoon in the Japanese Quarter

In the nest of winding streets between the Palais Royal and Opéra, a batch of Japanese restaurants and businesses unassumingly sprout out of the area’s Haussmannian buildings to form one of the best Paris secrets: a booming Japanese quarter. Not only is the quarter the city’s culinary hub of Japanese cuisine, it also boasts a variety of specialty grocery stores and tea parlors, as well a handful of French cultural attractions such as the quaint Passage Vivienne, the beautiful Palais Royal and the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

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Paris bistros: l'Eléphant du Nil

Paris Bistros: Manger à la Bonne Franquette

While Paris enjoys a reputation as the culinary capital of the world, finding a value meal in this city can be a real brain twister. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after eating my way through the Parisian restaurant […]

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Paris restaurants: Il Campionissimo street view

Paris Restaurants: Tastiest Takeout in the 2nd Arrondissement

At most Paris restaurants, asking for a doggie bag to pack up the rest of a meal unfortunately still amounts to a culinary slap in the face. While the French have remained notoriously unwilling to adapt to […]

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