Archive for October, 2016


More New Museums!

I often lament that France feels more and more like a museum–it’s beautiful and classic, but backwards in its bloated bureaucracy, turgid politics and social nostalgia. It is ossified to the point where many tourists–I’d say most tourists–come just to look at it, eat great bread, and feel nostalgic. Well, I do like museums. And […]

Sweet and Simple Bistro in the Marais

It’s tucked away on a Marais side street, at 8 Rue de Jouy, that I’d almost forgotten about Metropolitain. The neighborhood standby has been around as long as I can remember with its cherry red storefront dotted with portholes. Passing it last month, I saw they had a 20€ two-course lunch menu and decided to […]

A Vegan in Paris

Last weekend there were two big vegan events in Paris, the Veggie Pride parade and market at Place Stalingrad overlooking the canal, and the Veggie World fair at Le Centquatre. I went to the fair to find some decent vegan cheese for making pizza, and ended up going home with a whole grocery bag full […]

French Films That Hit the Jackpot

Living in France is so incredible that it makes you feel like you’ve just won the lottery. After all, is there anything more luxurious than taking a stroll to buy freshly-baked brioche from your local boulangerie? This association isn’t too far-fetched in reality. French history has been changed dramatically due to the lottery – it […]

A Secret Menu and A Boozy Liquid Pizza

People who know about CopperBay’s new hush-hush menu can ask for this mysterious, unmarked, gray menu. There’s only one copy of this hand-drawn notebook, which offers three unusual, creative cocktails. So, what differentiates the secret menu from the standard menu? A few things: The presentation is kicked up a notch. There is more of a […]

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