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Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 11:17 AM
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I'm heading to Paris, France in a few weeks.  Do they have "road food" there? (or are they too "refined?) If so, what would it be?

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Re:Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 11:58 AM
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In Paris, I've found any one of the numerous smaller "bistros" on the out of the way side streets that serve the locals to have fantastic food that could easily be considered "road food".

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Re:Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 12:22 PM
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I HIGHLY recommend these two bistros:
L'AMI LOUIS
ROGER LA GRENOUILLE
They are both excellent. 

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Re:Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 12:31 PM
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There was a great little street near the Montparnasse train station that was full of creperies.  Josselin was a particular favorite for both savory and sweet crepes.
 

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Re:Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 3:08 PM
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I found this link as a spinoff of one of WanderingJew's posts about steakhouses.
http://www.thrillist.com/eat/paris/where-to-get-iconic-paris-food-the-essential-paris-food-checklist

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Re:Paris? - Tue, 01/28/14 7:29 PM
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With absolutely no disrespect to New York City, Paris is the most difficult city in the wolrd in which to find a bad meal at any establishment that has been open for more than three months.  So, my best advice is simply to explore and "discover your own Paris". 
 
The city will own your heart and mind forever.
 
We always enjoy a lovely lunch in the environs of Printemps and Galleries LaFayette .
 
Visits to Fauchon, Hediard, and l'Aduree to marvel at the revenerce in which the French hold and shape food.
 
Last summer we had a delightful dinner at a very reasonable price at le Chateaubriand.
 
But, just go and wallow in the absolute magnificence of the city, taking special care to note the detail in all things.  At times you will weep.

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Re:Paris? - Wed, 01/29/14 12:22 AM
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Sure you wouldn't prefer to go to Paris, Texas?
 

 
Seriously though, I suggest some time in Montmartre----lots of cool cafes there. Also, if you like Chinese food, Chinois cuisine is as good as it gets in Paris. One of my favorite meals ever!
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Re:Paris? - Thu, 01/30/14 10:37 AM
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Great ideas, guys. I've been to P a few times, but always up for something new! And, I am staying in Montmarte, so I'll look out for cafes/

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Re:Paris? - Thu, 01/30/14 11:32 AM
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Remember, you're not that far from the Motherland! 

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Re:Paris? - Thu, 01/30/14 11:56 AM
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What's the matter? You no like it?
 
I like it! I like it! Can I have some more?

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Re:Paris? - Thu, 01/30/14 7:00 PM
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Heaven must border both France and Italy!

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Re:Paris? - Fri, 01/31/14 3:18 PM
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EdSails

Seriously though, I suggest some time in Montmartre----lots of cool cafes there. Also, if you like Chinese food, Chinois cuisine is as good as it gets in Paris. One of my favorite meals ever!

 
Ed - How dare you say to eat CHINESE in Paris.  That is NOT regionally specific and WJ will scold you for it!!! 
 
WJ - you know we love you!

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Re:Paris? - Fri, 01/31/14 6:11 PM
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Follow in Tony's footsteps. He always seems to find serious eats wherever he goes.
 
http://youtu.be/xyiojos6gAg

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Re:Paris? - Fri, 01/31/14 10:36 PM
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Tony was great! Will do.

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Re:Paris? - Fri, 01/31/14 11:20 PM
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I lived in Paris for 4 years.  Every day was a new experience.  Go.  Enjoy.  Eat. There's food everywhere. Drink. Take in the art.  It's an amazing city.  Noone can tell you where to eat, there are thousands of places.........so just explore and love the fact that you are in Paris!

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Re:Paris? - Sat, 02/1/14 11:26 AM
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lleechef
I will     : )

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Re:Paris? - Sat, 02/1/14 11:56 AM
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lleechef


I lived in Paris for 4 years.  Every day was a new experience.  Go.  Enjoy.  Eat. There's food everywhere. Drink. Take in the art.  It's an amazing city.  Noone can tell you where to eat, there are thousands of places.........so just explore and love the fact that you are in Paris!


Hey, that was my advice!
 
But, you said it so much better!
 
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One of my favorite scenes from the Sopranos had Carmen in Paris sitting alone at an outdoor cafe.
 
There was no dialogue as the camera then did a series of shots from her POV showing the astounding, intense beauty and the sophisticated, meticulous detail of the otherwise common, ordinary objects that surrounded her. 
 
The camera returned to her face and dropping jaw.  Silence. Fade to black. 
 
The essence of Paris in 30 seconds.  Thank you, David Chase!