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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...

Les Restos du Coeur

Les Restos du Coeur is a French charity that was started over 30 years ago by the comedian and actor Coluche with the goal of helping to alleviate hunger in France. It helps to distribute warm meals to the homeless and to other low income individuals and has expanded...

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...

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...

The Marais, Old and New

The Marais, Old and New

For anyone who may have missed it, I am posting a link to Liz Alderman's New York Times Travel piece from February 1st. Place des Vosges, Marais Most of you know that the Marais is chez moi, and I never run out of new corners of the district to explore. Liz lives only...

Café L’Improbable

Café L’Improbable

Last year, a new café opened up in the Marais. The entrance is a bit hidden, but the venue itself is open and spacious. Between the cathedral ceilings and the food truck inside, you feel as though you're outdoors (but warmer!) L'Improbable is a great place to meet up...

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