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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhast View Post
    My list is getting longer!
    Lengthen some more: have yourself some cheese. All these places are likely to be pretty busy - fairly big draw for a lot of tourists. But pretty awesome nonetheless. I've never lived in Paris, so maybe some other member knows of a more hidden-gem sort of cheese-monger.

    Laurent Dubois
    Barthélemy
    Marie-Anne Cantin
    Alléosse

    And there's good coffee at:

    Télescope
    Holybelly
    Coutume

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    I can give you deetz on a Franprix in which I saw a mouse in the cheese shelf
    "AVANT GUARDE HIGHEST FASHION. NOW NOW this is it people, these are the brands no one fucking knows and people are like WTF. they do everything by hand in their freaking secret basement and shit."

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    If you can, go to fromagerie Alleosse (13 rue Poncelet, near metro Ternes). To my knowledge they are the only shop in Paris to sell my favorite cheese, Fouchetras. They have loads of other good stuff as well, like super old Conté etc. The other cheese shop on the same street sells a truffle camembert that will blow your mind too.

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    Dang. I need to get some cheese right now.

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    I'm looking for a place to stay in Paris from July for about six months. Doesn't matter if it's shared or not really.

    Might be a bit of a long shot here, but do you guys maybe have some tips or websites to look for places?

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    beyondthemeans

    I always take a look at http://www.homeaway.com before I take a city trip, they rent apartments shor term and long term for affordable prices but just depends on what you want and what you're comfortable with :)

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    cheers, ill take a look into that

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    Anyone want to meet up for a drink between the 13th and 19th of June?
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    Just got back from Paris. Had a great time.

    Not sure if this place has been mentioned here before but there was a shop on Rue du Bourg Tibourg called "O Paris" that is worth checking out. Laurent, who I think owned the shop and carried his own line "Meta" was a super nice guy. I bought one of his shirts.

    Also went to Rick Owens. Two guys Rory and Jean helped me out, they really made the whole experience great. Got a couple of things while I was there.

    Also ate at L'Epigramme. I highly recommend it. Probably the best food I had in Paris. Run by a married couple who are super nice.

    The guys at Damir Doma were extremely friendly and their store is kick ass with lots of concrete everywhere.

    I went for a run one morning very early, this is the best way to see Paris in my opinion. The entire city was a ghost town, and since you are running you can cover a lot of ground. Ran along the river, past the louvre, I did sprints in the Palais Royal up and down the rows of trees. Push ups on the Pont du Carrousel Bridge. https://vimeo.com/95580846

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    been over 6 years since I visited Paris, are the Herold and Malher L'eclaireur stores still the ones carrying the most interesting men's wear? Maria Luisa and Colette still worth a visit? any other store recommendations would be good too, think I'll give the department stores a miss this time as from memory they didn't have anything too exciting.

    planning to try and book for Le Chateaubriand but overwhelmed with choices for other restaurants in the city, I'll be staying in the Marais area so any recommendations for places to eat from that part of town would be great!

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    I recently stayed in the Marais area.
    2 places were excellent:

    ja ja: amazing food
    http://www.jaja-resto.com/en/

    derriere: very cool atmosphere, great food as well.
    http://derriere-resto.com/restaurant/paris/derriere/

    Went to a couple of other places:
    Pamela Popo: meh.
    Philosophers: had lunch here and it was good, the view was better.http://www.cafeine.com/philosophes

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    Can you tell me more about Ja Ja? Because the menu doesn't sound all that appealing.

    I've been to their other restaurant, Glou, several times, and it's overpriced and overhyped - the food is absolutely nothing special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dji View Post
    been over 6 years since I visited Paris, are the Herold and Malher L'eclaireur stores still the ones carrying the most interesting men's wear? YES Maria Luisa and Colette still worth a visit? FUCK NO. any other store recommendations would be good too, think I'll give the department stores a miss this time as from memory they didn't have anything too exciting. 7L for books. Le Bon Marche can surprise you at sale time.

    planning to try and book for Le Chateaubriand but overwhelmed with choices for other restaurants in the city, I'll be staying in the Marais area so any recommendations for places to eat from that part of town would be great!
    Skip the meat at Roberta et Louise and go for the duck. Crepes at Breizh cafe. Falafel at L'as du Falafel. Vegan lunch at Bob's Kitchen. For the scene, a beer at La Perle or coffee at Cafe Charlot. Skip Rose Bakery - hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Can you tell me more about Ja Ja? Because the menu doesn't sound all that appealing.

    I've been to their other restaurant, Glou, several times, and it's overpriced and overhyped - the food is absolutely nothing special.
    They were not offering anything crazy that's for sure, but I thought it was well done. I am not sure what you are looking for in a menu though. Derriere was certainly a more interesting place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhast View Post
    They were not offering anything crazy that's for sure, but I thought it was well done. I am not sure what you are looking for in a menu though. Derriere was certainly a more interesting place.
    I'm looking for food that tastes good.
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    ^ aren't we all.

    thanks for the recommendations guys, appreciate it! anywhere that will do a decent flat white in the area?

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    I keep a comprehensive list of Paris Food and Wine related places. I thought I would post it as MFW is approaching.

    Some new places of note - David Toutain, Clown Bar (open all day), Le Servan and Les Enfants Rouge in the Marais which has a new Chef/Owner (small and reservations are required).

    If it is helpful I can post updated lists periodically because the Paris Food and Wine scene is constantly in flux.

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    Lunch

    Bistro Paul Bert (11th) - Classic French cuisine. Great pre-fixe lunch special and good natural wine list with a few older wines. RECOMMENDED

    Clamato (11th) - Chef Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat no reservations seafood tapas bar. Next door to sister restaurant Septime. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Clown Bar (11th) - Open 7:00 am to 10:30 Wednesday - Sunday. Saturne owners recently purchased and restored the historic Clown Bar. I think Pierre Jancou is also involved.

    David Toutain (7th) - Former Chef of Agapé Substance. Recently opened. Hearing very, very good things. The first reservation I made for MFW.

    Frenchie To Go (2nd) - Open seven days a week, 8 am to 4 pm.

    L’Epicure BREIZH Cafe (3rd) - Well-sourced products plus unlikely Japanese touches put Breizh Café head and shoulders above most crêperies. Excellent Ciders and Champagne. Also great mustard and butters (Seaweed Butter is amazing).

    Ô Divin (19th) - Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch (18€). Chef Mathieu has serious culinary chops from working at Chateaubriand, NOMA, Papilles Insolites, Benjamin Toursel & Michel*Bras. Lunch Tuesday through Friday. Dinner Monday through Saturday.

    Septime (11th) - One of the best meals in Paris. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Yam’Tcha (1st) - Small husband and wife team. Adeline Grattard is the Chef and trained under my favorite three star Michelin Chef Pascal Barbot. The Husband is a tea master. The tea pairings are extraordinary. Very small and hard to get a reservation, lunch is much easier. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Take Out / Fast Food:

    Best Fallafel L’As du Fallafel (4th)

    Candelaria (3rd) - Just in case you are looking for a Taco in Paris. They also have a very good cocktail lounge at night.

    Frenchie To Go (2nd) - Open seven days a week, 8 am to 4 pm.

    Epicerie Verre Volé (11th) - small gourmet food store from the Le Verre Volé team.

    Nanashi (3rd and 10th) - I put Nanashi here because the food is just ok but is good if you need a fast meal or take out.

    Dinner:

    Bones (11th) - Relatively new place that is doing fantastic things. Chef James Henry was formally at Au Passage. Set menu. RECOMMENDED

    Come A Casa (11th) - Very small Italian restaurant with a tiny menu that changes daily.

    Clamato (11th) - Chef Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat no reservations seafood tapas bar. Next door to sister restaurant Septime. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    David Toutain - Recently opened. Hearing very, very good things. The first reservation I made for my next trip.

    Frenchie (2nd) - Chef Gregory Marchand. Extremely difficult reservation.

    L’Avant Comptoir (6th) - Too heavy on meat for my pescetarian tastes. But clearly an important place in the culinary history of Paris.

    Le Baratin (20th) - This is where the whole Natural Wine scene started and where all of the chefs go to eat. *You have to ask for specific wines by name and things start to magically appear. I am a huge fan but service can be prickly until you break the ice.

    Le Chateaubriand (11th) - I love Inaki’s food. Consistently one of my favorites. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Le Dauphin (11th) - Next to Le Chateaubriand. No set menu and more fish centric. Designed by Rem Koolhaus RECOMMENDED

    La Table d’ Aki (7th) - Small intimate place where the Chef does almost everything.

    Le 6 Paul Bert (11th) - New restaurant from Bertrand Auboyneau. Small plates.

    Les Enfant Rouge - Also heard very good things from a friend who is a food writer who eats there twice a week.*Chef used to work at L'Avant Comptoir

    Le Mary Celeste (3rd) - Fun overall place with very good cocktails, natural wine, light food and great music. RECOMMENDED

    Le Servan (11th) - New restaurant with a chef who has worked at both L’Arpege and L’Astrance. Hearing very good things about this place.

    L’ Verre Vole (10th) - Wonderful overall place. Another pioneer in Natural wine. They change chefs quite often so there is some variability in the food. Worth going.

    Roseval (20th) - The young team members have formerly worked at places such as Rino and Le Chateaubriand. One of my favorite new places in Paris and a great value. (Update: the original chefs have recently left and one of the waiters purchased the restaurant so not sure if it is as good as it was late last 2013)

    Septime (11th) - One of my favorite meals in Paris for either lunch or dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Spring (1st) - Highly acclaimed American Chef Daniel Rose. Pricey. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Vivant (10th) - The legend Pierre Jancou started another great spot and sold it again to the owners of Racines. I have not been since the change in ownership.

    Yam’Tcha - Small husband and wife team. Adeline Grattard is the Chef and trained under my favorite three star Michelin Chef Pascal Barbot. The Husband is a tea master. The tea pairings are extraordinary. Very small and hard to get a reservation, lunch is much easier. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Verjus (1st)

    Open Sunday:

    Clamato (11th) - Excellent seafood oriented casual spot from the Septime crew. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Le Chapeau Melon - Owner was formerly involved with Le Baratin. Very small homey place. A decent option for Sunday. Very good natural wine list.

    Les Enfant Rouge - Heard very good things from a friend who is a food writer who eats there twice a week.*Chef used to work at L'Avant Comptoir

    L’ Verre Volé - Wonderful overall place. Another pioneer in Natural wine. They change chefs quite often so there is some variability in the food. Worth going.


    Wine Bars:

    Aux Deux Amis (11th) - Across the street from the Le Verre Vole wine bar and around the corner from the Le Verre Volé Epicere

    Buvette (9th)

    Café de la Nouvelle Marie

    Frenchie Bar à Vins (2nd)

    Le Cave (11th) - Le Chateaubriands wine shop and winebar.

    Le Garde Robe (17th) -

    Septime Cave (11th)

    Quedubon (19th) - Wine bare/Bistro

    Touller Outillage (11th)

    Verjus Bar à Vin (1st) - Small plates. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

    Vivant Wine Bar (10th)

    Wine Stores:

    Cave Augé (8th) - Best wine store in Paris for serious wine geeks. They can sometimes seem like they have an attitude although I have never encountered this.

    Caves des Papilles (14th)

    Crus et Decouvertes (11th)

    Le Verre Volé La Cave (10th) - Small messy selection of Natural wines not as great as you would expect from the Verre Volé crew but still many great things to drinks and some very good values.

    Cocktails:

    Experimental Cocktail (2nd) - Sometimes hard to get in. I prefer to go on quiet nights.

    Candelaria (3rd) - Just in case you are looking for a Taco in Paris. They also have a very good cocktail lounge at night
    Le Mary Celeste (3rd) - (surprisingly good food and great wine selection)

    Sherry Butt (4th) - New place. I have not been yet.

    Coffee / Tea:

    Boots (3rd)

    Coutume (7th)

    Fragments (3rd)

    Foundation Café (3rd)

    Ten Belles (10th ) - This is routinely mentioned as the best coffee in Paris.

    Other Food Recommendations:

    Cheese - Fromagerie Trotté (4th) - My favorite cheese store. Located close to the Marais.

    Market - Le Marché des Enfants Rouge Market (3rd) - Decent market in the Marais.

    Market - Marche Raspail (6th) - Largest organic Biodynamic market in France (only on Sunday for full Biodynamic). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Izraël Spice Store (4th) - Middle Eastern spice specialists.

    La Tête dans les Olives - Amazing oliver oil store that also takes reservations for a 5 person table where the will create a unique meal for you (latable@latetedanslesolives.com.)

    Pousse Pousse (9th) - Raw food and juice.

    Tea - Hediard (8th)

    Tea - Jugetsudo (6th) - Japanese tea store and salon.

    Additional Information Resources:

    http://notdrinkingpoison.blogspot.com

    http://parisbymouth.com

    http://www.wineterroirs.com

    http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com

    http://www.thepariskitchen.com

    http://veganparis.com
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    /\ MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

    So, Bistro Paul Bert has not taken a dive even if it's on all the English-language food blogs? I feel like everything David Libovitz mentions turns to shit. He's like reverse Midas.

    Nanashi is also good for crowd watching during fashion weeks, if that's your thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post

    So, Bistro Paul Bert has not taken a dive even if it's on all the English-language food blogs? I feel like everything David Libovitz mentions turns to shit. He's like reverse Midas.

    I was last at Bistro Paul Bert 9 months ago and it was still good for lunch.

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