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Dersou: Vegetable-focused Dining Near Paris’ Bastille Neighborhood

Inside Dersou, veggie-focused dining in Paris' 12th arrondissement

Japanese chef Taku Sekine, formerly of Clown Bar, and Sherry Butt alum bartender Amaury Guyot have teamed up to open their first restaurant in the Bastille neighborhood, Dersou. Situated smack in the middle of an area lacking in fine dining – between the Marais and Bistrot Paul Bert territory – Dersou is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Inside Dersou, veggie-focused dining in Paris' 12th arrondissement

The owners of the restaurant wisely decided to open early (9am) and leave the porte ouverte almost all day, save a brief late-afternoon pause. Tired shoppers, area employees, and intrepid tourists now have a place to rest their weary feet and enjoy a cup of coffee, thoughtful food, or even a much-needed cocktail.

Inside Dersou, veggie-focused dining in Paris' 12th arrondissement

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March Events in Paris

Le Printemps du Cinéma, Art Paris Art Fair Soon enough our days will once again be long and warm, the damper of winter having faded entirely. In the meantime, March brings us plenty to do and see around Paris. Ready-to-wear collections are showing at Paris Fashion Week, but also don’t miss these must-see events: Omnivore World Tour[…..]

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Lead Death by Burrito, Kitchen Interior

Death by Burrito

Shay Ola cuts an imposing figure in the tiny kitchen of DBB, his newly-opened restaurant just around the corner from République featuring a fresh take on Mexican fare.

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La Distillerie de Paris, Gin

La Distillerie de Paris

Inspired by the recent craft beer and cocktail movements in Paris, Nicolas and Sebastien Julhès launched their own distillery in the heart of Paris. La Distillerie de Paris starts production in 2015 with a gin, a vodka and a malt spirit which will be Paris’s first local whisky.

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Heimat Restaurant

Heimat, whose name is taken from a German word that expresses attachment to a particular place, has a special meaning for Pierre Jancou. Eating there felt like all the places I’ve felt at home in France — places where you’ll find good food, wine, and the antidote to a case of homesickness.

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Societé Parisienne de Bière: The best stop for French craft beer and microbrews in Paris

Société Parisienne de Bière

Craft beer lovers have until recent years found it hard to find a good selection of their favorite drink, Paris being more prone to the industrial beer names like Heineken and 1666 than small scale microbrewers. Thanks to passionate French entrepreneurs, that is thankfully changing.

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LIZA Lebanese Restaurant and Bakery: Sandwiches and Traditional Cuisine in Paris and Beirut

LIZA Lebanese Restaurant and Bakery

Ten years ago, Liza Asseily and her husband Ziad opened LIZA Lebanese restaurant on rue de la Banque in Paris. In the years that followed, the Beirut-born socialite has opened a magnificent restaurant in a former palace in Beirut as well as an outpost at the famous Galeries Lafayette.

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20eme, Rue Sorbier

20th Arrondissement: Part 2

A few months back, we covered the top historical, cultural, and shopping addresses dotting Paris’ unique 20ème arrondissement. Today we’re back with favorite restaurant and nightlife names, because what is a day of exploring without a delicious meal and drink to top it off?

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Romantic Paris: Celebrate Valetine's Day in the City of Love with Selections from

Happy Valentine's Day!

Paris exudes and encourages love. This year, the theme of amour is explored in the new anthology, That’s Paris, a lovely collection of short stories. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we’ll visit some of the city’s most romantic locations through a selection of the works from the book.

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