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Hungry as all get out. in Paris. in August.

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sophiathecoolest Aug 11, 2010 01:11 PM

I came to France with nothing planned, which was dumb, since it's August. A lot of stuff is closed! I'd like to eat lunch and dinner and I'll be hanging out a lot in the marais and 11e. I also want this trip to convince my fiance that we should move to Paris so any suggestions on how to do that with food would be appreciated!

I'd research things, but internet is costly! So, I thought I'd come to chow and see if anyone could recommend great lunch/dinner in marais and beyond!

  1. hychka Aug 11, 2010 06:42 PM

    A similar question was asked and answered here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7212...

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      anita2020 Aug 17, 2010 02:44 PM

      Just returned from Paris a few weeks ago, and alas, I have given up my dream of my DH and I ever living in Paris. I am a foodie and wine snob, but also like my beer and seemed to be the only woman drinking it and this was during the hot heat wave. Also, my DH is way too casual of a clothes dresser for Paris. We ate sandwhiches in our hotel room our last Friday night in Paris because he only would go to dinner in his flip-flops and shorts. I was not going to be that humiliated no matter what, not even at an outside cafe :( Hope your Paris dreams come true for you!

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        John Talbott Aug 17, 2010 03:03 PM

        Ah, my dear, I can only hope that with 50 years of seasoning, the DH can rise above sandwiches and flip-flops and enjoy. I know it took me years to appreciate Paris, as a yout' being enthralled by the countryside, but......

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          anita2020 Aug 18, 2010 06:29 AM

          Unfortunately, he is not a yout' -- he's 58 years old. This is why I think all is lost. I did get him in a nice suit coat and slacks twice for 2 lovely dinners during the two weeks. I guess he had reached his max!

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          Parigi Aug 17, 2010 04:00 PM

          "he only would go to dinner in his flip-flops and shorts. I was not going to be that humiliated no matter what, not even at an outside cafe"

          Anita, you rock !

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            souphie Aug 17, 2010 10:45 PM

            The husband is easy: just leave him. But the beer issue is very real.

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              anita2020 Aug 18, 2010 06:23 AM

              That made me laugh! Thank you, and yes the DH can go but the beer issue is real. I love wine, but when it's 90+ degrees outside, I want a Kro64 with lunch. I tried the Picon biere, which looks a little better for a female to be drinking, but wasn't fond of that. Un demi, si vous plait!

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