General

Cheap Pleasures, now that the Euro is 1.5 USD

Chez Germaine Tucked away in the chic seventh arrondisement, this busy, often crowded bistro serves French comfort food such as steak with potatoes dauphinois to locals who wouldn' dream of defiling their Boffi kitchens by cooking in them. Have the three course lunch or the two course lunch (30 rue Pierre Leroux, 33.1.42.83.28.34) L'As du Falafel Because I love falafel, and the Marais.... The huge, delicious, and dripping 5 Euros sandwich is not only one of the cheapest lunches in Paris but also on of the tastiest (34 rue des Rosiers, 33.1.48.87.63.60) Laduree Not only is this tearoom a splurge, when you can afford it but, if you're feeling more frugal, just go buy the counter and get the world's best macaroons.
Books, Books in French

Street French – how to go deeper in your understanding of French

I have to say I don't really resonate with the idea of being a "Francophile," though most of my life I have loved spending time in France, learning the language, and eating the same twenty meals over and over.... Since I read these, they've also come up with Street French 3: The Best of Naughty French which appears to have all the juicy bits not included in books 1 and 2.