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Calendar of Paris Events

December 6-14
The annual Féeries d’Auteuil takes place at the non-profit children's organization Apprentis d'Auteuil (40 rue Jean de la Fontaine, 16th, M° Jasmin or Eglise d'Auteuil) with a Christmas market, food stands, flea market, concerts, vintage carrousel and nativity scenes, from 11am-7pm. Live singing performances on St-Sun at 5:30pm. 

December 10-14
"Le Noël des Créateurs", highlights up-and-coming designers and artisans selling ther crafts "Made in France". Come for original and unique holiday gifts! You'll find 15 chalets along the Petit Ceinture (former railway) at Located at 83 boulevard Ornano, 18th (direct access to the Petite Ceinture through la Recyclerie, right outside metro Porte de Clignancourt).

December 20-21
The Village St-Paul (entrances along Rue St Paul, 4th) is having its winter brocante (flea market) this weekend, with outdoor stands in addition to the antique and vintage shops and other fun shops in the cobblestone courtyards. 

Through December 21
The newest musical comedy at the historic Folies Bergère is a high-energy burlesque show around the theme of love with dancers, acrobats, and singers performing French, American and British songs (many which you'll recognize in the preview below). Love Circus is the perfect alternative to the Moulin Rouge (including its busloads of tourists and high prices). Tickets €29-€84 (by seating area), no dinner included, discounts for booking online. 

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Paris Dining Reviews

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Entries in Paris (21)

Wednesday
Jan202010

Maoz Vegetarian Falafel

Maoz
8 rue Xavier Privas, 5th
01 43 26 36 00

Maoz
36 rue St-André-des-Arts, 6th
01 46 33 87 19

www.maozusa.com (warning, site has sound that can't be turned off)


A new falafel place is giving L'As a bit of competition! Maoz may not have Lenny Kravitz posing for photo ops with the staff, but they do have tasty falafels that you get to build yourself. Completely vegetarian, you start off with a small or large pita filled with the basics: falafel balls (minced chickpeas with herbs and spices, fried in vegetable oil) and lettuce, then you fill it up yourself from the salad bar, with tomatoes, beets, pickles, cucumbers, onions, herbs, carrots, hummus, tahini, peppers, olives, and as much hot sauce as you can handle.

You can also get hummus or aubergine (eggplant) falafels, salads, or even fries (hey, I said it was vegetarian, not health food). A large falafel on its own is €4.40. The Maoz Menu of falafel + fries + drink is €7.40. Fries are €2.20. There are two locations, only the one at St-André-des-Arts has a few stools to sit on, otherwise it's to go.

Open daily, 11:30am-1am.

Saturday
Mar282009

Pamphlet

An upscale bistro specializing in gourmet, market-fresh cuisine...

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Saturday
Mar282009

Quinze 

A quest for Brunch in the 14th...

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Thursday
Mar262009

Happy Days Diner

Fonzie and Pinky Tuscadero in Paris...

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Monday
Mar092009

Black Dog

Hiding in the back of a metal music bar near Châtelet is one of the best kept secrets of Paris: an Argentinean steak house...

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Saturday
Mar072009

Moosehead Bar

‘The Moose’ has offered Paris a reasonably close facsimile to an authentic American sports bar for over a decade...

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Thursday
Feb262009

Café Med

77 rue Saint Louis-en-I'ile, 4th. Tel 01 43 28 73 17. A good budget restaurant on the Ile St-Louis...

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Wednesday
Jan282009

Sushi Shop

A Californian discovers the closest thing to American-style sushi in Paris...

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Wednesday
Jan282009

Planet Sushi

www.planetsushi.fr Tel 08 26 00 33 33. Planet Sushi five locations in Paris open 11am-11pm...

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Friday
Jan162009

Scoop

154 rue St Honoré, 1st. Tel 01 42 60 31 84. Fresh, homemade ice cream and hamburgers near the Louvre...

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Monday
Jan122009

Marty Restaurant

20 ave des Gobelins, 5th. This historic Art Deco restaurant near Marché Mouffetard specializes in seafood and classic French dishes...

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Friday
Nov282008

Sapporo Ramen

An inexpensive, yet authentic, Japanese noodle bar near the Louvre...

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Friday
Nov282008

Mesturet

A typical French bistro with excellent prices in central Paris...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Taverne Henri IV

13 place du Pont Neuf, 1st. A cozy wine bar on the Ile de la Cité...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Wanna Juice

65 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 6th. The French have finally caught on to the healthy juice bar trend...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Pain Quotidien

Marché St-Honoré 18 Place du Marché St-Honoré, 1st. Hearty brunches served on long wooden communal tables...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Foody’s

26 Rue Montorgueil, 1st. This is as close to a soup & salad bar as the French get...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Chez Gladines

30 Rue des Cinq-Diamants, 13th. A popular and inexpensive Basque bistro on the Butte aux Cailles...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Petit Palais Café Le Jardin

Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux Arts Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. A hidden café in the free Municipal Arts Museum gardens off the Champs-Eysées...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Café Hugo

22 Place des Vosges, 4th. Beneath the arches of the 17th-century Place des Vosges, this little café is the perfect spot for a quick snack or an an espresso...

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