May 19, 2008
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, 220.127.116.11.28.34) 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, 18.104.22.168.63.60) 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.
April 13, 2008
Is it kitschy, or just fantasy? 25 centimes to the person who identifies the street corner this was taken from.
April 13, 2008
I don't see anything new in them, but they do give quick ideas for an outing First, published by Fodors, is Around Paris with Kids: 68 Great Things to Do Together .... This set might be more valuable to spread out on the table to involve kids in choosing what to do for the day's outings.
April 4, 2008
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.
March 25, 2008
I wasn't happy when they moved the collection at the Jeu de Paume to the Musée d'Orsay (but not as upset as Hemingway when it was moved from its original spot at the Musée du Luxembourg).... Of course, that's what they said when they started flashing those lights every hour, and, of course, when they built the Tour in the the first place.
March 14, 2008
A restaurant recommendation in Paris