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Eataly in the Marais!

Eataly in the Marais!

Thanks to the wonderful HIPParis blog for sharing that Eataly Paris is now open! Full disclosure: this photo is actually from BigLove of the Big Mamma group Now, three floors and 4,000 m2 of Italian gastronomy is just a 7-minute, 550-meter walk from my apartment. I...

Still No Plans for Thanksgiving?

Still No Plans for Thanksgiving?

If you're in Paris and still aren't sure where to get your turkey on Thursday, 52 Martinis has a few great suggestions for where to find that special meal. Some options are traditional, some offer a French twist on the classic American dishes and one is calling itself...

52 Martinis!

52 Martinis!

Cocktail Expert Forest Collins's website and blog 52 Martinis just keeps getting better. Not only does her site compile information on all the best cocktail bars and events, she also now offers an app and a podcast. My personal favorite cocktail bar, CopperBay I love...

Breakfast at Muscovado

Breakfast at Muscovado

I have a new favorite breakfast spot in Paris, right by Bastille. While we all love croissants and baguettes, sometimes you need more. Muscovado offers delicious sweet and savory breakfast options. It's a cute little spot with friendly owners. Lines can be long on...

Croissant Pistache

Croissant Pistache

Until yesterday, I had never seen a green-striped croissant. But we found croissants pistaches at one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries, Au Petit Versailles du Marais. Pictured above, the roule chocolat pistache and (below it) the croissant pistache Au Petit...

Falafel in the Marais

Falafel in the Marais

When you say "falafel", everyone thinks "L'As du Falafel." And for good reason. It's pretty amazing. But living just yards away, I've had the chance to sample most of the falafel spots by rue des Rosiers and I have my own favorites. Falafel plate at Pitzman My picks?...

A Must Try Paris Restaurant: Louis

A Must Try Paris Restaurant: Louis

I just finished a 3-hour dinner with friends at Louis, Stéphane Pitré's restaurant, Louis, in Paris's 9th arrondissement. Stéphane Pitré is an exceptionally talented chef who offers a truly creative cuisine, coupled with a warm and friendly welcome. I'll let the...

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

This is my new local wine bar, Les Agapes de Nina. Run by Nina herself, she makes you feel like you're at home. And she picks excellent wines. They also have small nibbles--mostly charcuterie and cheeses. Here's my new favorite wine, just 25 EUR/bottle: The hours are...

CopperBay Cocktail Bar

CopperBay Cocktail Bar

I generally don't like cocktail bars in Paris. They tend to be pretentious and overpriced. In fact, I can't think of any cocktails bars here I actually do  like... that is, until now. On Saturday, as I was already in the neighborhood, I stopped by CopperBay in the...

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