By: The Bon Vivant Blog  09-12-2011
Keywords: Restaurant, Famous Figures

Entries Tagged as 'Bistro'

A local french bistro just off the main pedestrian walkway near the centre of Reims, this bistro with a red awning was recommended by the sommelier at Veuve Clicquot – in fact, he said that the fries were the main attraction. So – after a 25-minute walk from Veuve Clicquot back to the centre of [..]

Just a quick note. We were hungry, on the Champs Élysées, and beer and mussels seemed like a good idea at the time. Léon de Bruxelles is a chain, with multiple locations throughout France. As I walked in, I noticed that the proportion of English-speaking people in the restaurant far outweighed the French-speakers, which in [..]

It has definitely been a while – our apologies. Back in the City of Lights – out with A and B, two residents who love the good life and are dedicated to finding the best food possible. We’re staying in Montmartre, we’ve flown all night and are more than a bit tired – but never [..]

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Now this is one restaurant that deserves a Bib Gourmand certification – delicious dinner for two including wine (yes, in Venice) for €27? The owners should be called magicians, not restaurateurs. Let me back up. Last night we walked by a huge mob of people outside of this restaurant – we wrote down the name [..]

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Sunday morning, after another late night. I am stadium-ed out after the concert, Flyers game, and 76ers game, and the lads are off to see the Eagles play. I’m going to laze around town today, having some brunch, and taking a leisurely stroll through Philadelphia’s awesome art museums. I look up best brunches in Philadelphia [..]

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Pied a terre is a cosy 30 seat restaurant hidden under a black awning on Cambie street. It has been voted one of the best casual french bistros in the city. The service is attentive and friendly. The surroundings very bistro french. The food is pretty good and reasonably priced but nothing wowed us. I [..]

This is an excellent local French Bistro which is very popular so try to make a reservation. A tiny cafe with a jumble of tables and a few tables on the outside patio is a hidden (or maybe not so hidden given its popularity) gem. Although the decor is nothing fancy, the restaurant is crowded [..]

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So La Rotonde is one of the Parisian institutions of Montparnasse – its list of famous figures of the 20th century that have drunk (and probably been very drunk), eaten, and discussed the meaning of life behind its doors would make up most of the early 20th century Who’s Who of the literary and art [..]

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T: One word: blecch. Well, ok, that was a sound, not a word, but you get the idea. I swear that the staff (ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing!) from East Side Mario’s was holding the WPE staff hostage in the back of the kitchen and decided to take over food preparation for the day. Well, it wasn’t that [..]

T: We only had an hour for a quick dinner so we hit up this place just around the corner from the central branch of the LA City Library. Two words: Pleasant surprise. T had the Puckburger; D had their famous Roast Chicken. Fried onion strips and made-there potato chips covered in gorgonzola to start. [..]

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Bib Gourmand

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Baked Goods

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