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Out and About in Paris – Part II: Le Restaurant

As in any major metropolitan city, eating out in Paris can be pricey if you don’t know where to go or how to go about it. After sinking nearly sixteen Euros into my first morning’s breakfast, a barebones repast consisting of a café crème, a small orange juice, and two slices of charred toast, I …

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Where to Eat and Drink in Bilbao, Spain

If Basque cuisine needs any introduction at all, then let me quote Anthony Bourdain, who has called the Basque Country “the center of Western gastronomy.” With the chance to spend a week in Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country, how could I not put such bold claims to the test? Now, I will never claim …

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The Best Places to Eat (and Drink) in Edinburgh

One of the better lines from the movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer, is when Mike Myers’ character says, “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” While certainly not a universal truth, who could argue that the Deep Fried Mars Bar was not the result of a sober conversation.  But, overall, …

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Where to Eat in Dubrovnik

The Best Restaurants in Dubrovnik – Where to Eat in Dubrovnik Dubrovnik teems with restaurants, but the city’s culinary reputation isn’t very good. Investors have opened sub-par restaurants beside classic restaurants, and, between the menu and the decor, it can be tough for the visitor to tell the two apart when deciding where to eat …

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Where (and What) To Eat in Athens

Greek food can be bizarrely good; and following is a guide to some of the best restaurants in Athens, Greece. The flavors of Greek food have been shaped over thousands of years, and the history of Greek food includes Middle Eastern as well as Italian influences. Common cooking ingredients include feta cheese, olive oil, yogurt, …

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An Insider’s View: Favorite Bars and Restaurants in Paris

We all know about Paris’ typical tourist haunts, but what aspects of the City of Lights appeal to locals? A few days ago, I was fortunate to interview Frédéric, a Parisian “insider.” We talked quite a bit about what this singular city has to offer, as well as his advice for tourists. Thank you for …

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Paris Museum Restaurants: A Delicious Pastime

When visiting a museum in Paris, it is good to keep in mind that Paris cultural institutions are also home to restaurants that are as delicious as their exhibits. INSIDER TIP: Reservations are highly recommended, not just on the weekend. If you are not fluent in French, I recommend using this website to make your reservations. …

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