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"Bonne chance!" shouted the barman as we left the hipster place on Rue Menilmontant where we had just asked the question, "Do you have any cider?" Well, we were in luck because we'd been to a bar a few nights before that did indeed serve cider, and we were going to return. I don't know if cider is seen as a hobo drink in Paris--not quite sophisticated or cosmopolitan enough--but it is hard to find. Certainly, the only place that you will find it on tap is in an Irish pub and it's probably going ... Continue

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Paris' Le Cinquante

LE repère NFT par excellence. Une façade -- et un nom -- sans prétention, abritant une petite salle toute aussi modeste. En poussant plus loin, le curieux découvrira une salle plus grande, mais tout aussi cosy. Un piano, des bougies, et une déco vintage éclectique comme il en fleurit à Paris. Surtout, le chanceux déambulant sans but un dimanche soir dans la ville endormie découvrira l’un des seuls lieux vivants, et ô combien chantant. Un guitariste, des carnets de chant sur chaque table, un bo ... Continue

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Sushiya For Sushi In Paris

Bored of all the chinese-fake sushi bars of Paris? If you are a raw fish lover this sushiya ("sushi shop" in Japanese) is a must. Making a reservation is strongly recommended, as this pocket-sized restaurant has only ten seats. Don't be in a hurry, one man does everything. Mr. Tashichi isn't perhaps the most welcoming of hosts at first sight -- maybe for his nutty French, Japanese and English -- but his cooking speaks for itself. Here, there's only super fresh fish cut in pieces as huge as your ... Continue

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Au Doux Raisin in Paris

You seek a relaxed, auberge-like vibe with charming locals singing along to the French chansons the young proprietor's sound system is playing? You got it, along with seven house gratins (the auvergnat, with potatoes, onions, artisinal ham, and blue and comté cheeses, is swoon-worthy), a 16-euro dinner menu, and cheap pitchers of heavenly house wine (of course -- you're in France, where cheap doesn't = gag reflex). The generous serving of duck will be cooked perfectly, the saucisson wil ... Continue

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Le P'tit Bar in Paris

This bar is a true time capsule. At first sight the front door can give the impression of an abandoned place. No fear, you're just starting a teleportation to the post-war era. Inside, a fat gray cat, a cage of parakeets, old bottles, half washed glasses, dust and mountains of books disordely accumulated everywhere. Madame Paulo runs this hole-in-the-wall since 1965. She is perhaps the oldest bartender ever, her age is legendary, some say over 90s. What keeps this grandmother here serving Belgia ... Continue

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Parce qu'ils le valent bien

Quizz culturel du jour...Si je vous dis: lignes noires orthogonales et couleurs primaires, le tout sur fond blanc, vous me répondez? Si vous pensez à un gel pour les cheveux d'une marque bien connue, ça n'est pas ça...mais presque. Involontairement cette marque a participé à la renommée internationale de Piet Mondrian, auquel le Centre Beaubourg dédie une grande rétrospective jusqu'au 21 mars, ainsi qu'à un mouvement hollandais moins connu du grand public, De Stijl, mais dont l'influence a large ... Continue

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Radar Image Le Train Bleu

Beaucoup de lieux parisiens sont ce que l'on appelle chargés d'histoire, la grande histoire. Mais pour le Train Bleu cela serait plutôt la petite histoire, celles des passagers qui depuis plus d'un siècle ont mangés ici, en attendant leur train direction le sud de la France . Un « buffet de la gare » comme il n'en existe plus, conservé en l'état depuis sa construction en 1901. Un somptueux décors typique du Second Empire classé Monument Historique : vaste espace éclairé par de grandes ... Continue

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Paris Existe Toujours

Peut-être pas la meilleure brasserie de Paris (à l'exception de la spécialité, le curry d'agneau) mais sans doute la plus célèbre car fréquentée dès son ouverture par le « Tout Paris ». Construite en 1927 dans le quartier des salles de spectacles, sa superficie qui en faisait la plus grande de Paris (1000m2 dont un « dancing » en sous-sol) attira immédiatement les artistes les plus célèbres de leur temps. Ici traînent encore les fantômes de Cocteau, Picasso, Man Ray, Piaf, ... Continue

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Now Out on Amazon Kindle: NFT Collected Essays: 2005-2010


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The Gang's All Here


This just in from NFT headquarters. With the fresh off the printer release of the 2011 Guides to Seattle, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, the new editions of all 12 NFT Guidebooks are now available. Even b ...