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mtjandra38 Sep 16, 2009 11:49 PM

Hey fellow Parisian hounds!

No real purpose to this post, except that this list might be of interest:


L'ami Louis, Pierre Herme, Laduree all turn up..

  1. souphie Sep 17, 2009 08:10 AM

    The very concept of "50 best in the World" is so profoundly stupid and revolting, that I always wonder why I even read those lists.

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    1. re: souphie
      zuriga1 Sep 17, 2009 08:50 AM

      They did get the pastrami sandwich right. :-)

      1. re: zuriga1
        John Talbott Sep 17, 2009 09:34 AM

        And maybe the pizza but that's because 2 were Amuricans.

        John Talbott

        1. re: John Talbott
          ChefJune Sep 17, 2009 09:49 AM

          I don't think so. There's a better place in New Haven tho I can't remember the name, and any list of BEST pizza that doesn't include the Original Uno's (in Chicago), is, imho, defective.;)

        2. re: zuriga1
          Delucacheesemonger Sep 17, 2009 10:01 AM

          This argument should not be started. When l sent the list to a friend my only major wrong noted was Katz's

          1. re: zuriga1
            souphie Sep 17, 2009 02:03 PM

            Pastrami I had at Hershel's in the Reading terminal market in Philadelphia (thank to Delucacheesemonger) was, in my opinion, head and shoulders better than Katz's.

            Damn! They pulled me back in!

            1. re: souphie
              zuriga1 Sep 18, 2009 12:02 AM

              That's interesting because I lived in Phila. till I was 25 and was just back there in May. I've never had Hershel's pastrami but will certainly try it next visit. I usually get the corned beef at Katz's and don't particularly even like pastrami all that much.

              1. re: zuriga1
                Delucacheesemonger Sep 18, 2009 07:54 AM

                Hershel's has corned beef as well, hot and hand sliced to order.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                  zuriga1 Sep 18, 2009 08:43 AM

                  And I'm sure it's thinly sliced, unlike it is here in the UK. I do miss that a lot! The best pastrami and corned beef was at a small deli on South St. in Phila., but it's long gone.

          2. re: souphie
            Splendid Wine Snob Sep 17, 2009 10:18 AM

            This is why I love you Souphie. You hit the nail on the head. every. time.


            1. re: souphie
              John Talbott Sep 17, 2009 01:21 PM

              Interesting that Simon (tho he was on the "jury" of the "Restaurant" Mag one non?) also takes issue with it in Picque-Assiette.

              John Talbott

              1. re: John Talbott
                PhilD Sep 17, 2009 03:24 PM

                Another thread - same topic


            2. John Talbott Sep 17, 2009 05:25 AM

              Yes rather sad isn't it?
              But all the contributors save two are from London which may explain it being as Francois Simon says of Bocuse in Picque-Assiette, so 1960's.

              John Talbott

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              1. re: John Talbott
                souphie Sep 17, 2009 06:28 AM

                Yes, those guys really should call us when they do that kind of list.

                And don't you poo-pooh Bocuse.

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