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OK, so don't kill me here, I'm plebian, old and easily led astray- but Frenchie To Go is not half bad for a sandwich.

John Talbott Apr 2, 2014 12:45 PM

As most of my loyal readers know, I eat my main meal at lunch and hunt and gather for the PM.
Well, today, my good buddy Paga offered to go after a quite good lunch at BAT to Frenchie-To-Go which I've drifted by several times since it opened but never been seized by the throat to enter.
And, tonight we all shared a pulled pork sandwich that was spicy like no normal French person would make, some burrata and toasted bread that our friends up the street said was the best ever, and a weird, in a nice way, cold slaw.
Go again? I will pull a MacArthur - and if Chez Aline http://www.lefigaro.fr/sortir-paris/2... truly has the best jambon-beurre, this could become a trend.

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  1. Parnassien RE: John Talbott Apr 2, 2014 03:55 PM

    "tonight, we all shared...". I'm not at all surprised that you liked Frenchie-To-Go (which is very, very good indeed) but I am stunned that Mr I-Only-Do-Lunch Talbott was prowling around Sentier in the evening.

    One nice thing about Frenchie is that it has served as the magnet for turning this small, once neglected corner of Paris into a sort of foodie ghetto. Frenchie-to-Go, Frenchie Bar à Vins, the Terroirs d'Avenir shops, and the excellent Boutique des Saveurs all within a minute's stroll of each other.

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      PhilD RE: Parnassien Apr 2, 2014 04:01 PM

      How different is the "to go" food from the wine bar? I really enjoyed the wine bar a couple of years ago - fresh, simple but with some twists.

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        Nancy S. RE: PhilD Apr 2, 2014 09:47 PM

        The menus for both are online. They are quite different.

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        John Talbott RE: Parnassien Apr 3, 2014 01:10 AM

        "I am stunned that Mr I-Only-Do-Lunch Talbott was prowling around Sentier in the evening."
        No way, my friend picked them up at 15h00.
        "2:30pm, there was huge line" at 3 PM it was empty.

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          Parigi RE: John Talbott Apr 3, 2014 01:26 AM

          Not even the Spaniards go to lunch at 3pm.

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            John Talbott RE: Parigi Apr 3, 2014 09:55 AM

            He was picking up Frenchie-To-Go to eat at night.
            The sandwiches can be consumed later.

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        Ptipois RE: John Talbott Apr 2, 2014 11:28 PM

        Relax, no one's arguing it's bad. At least not I.

        1. Parigi RE: John Talbott Apr 3, 2014 12:54 AM

          We had good eats there. -- Who is arguing with you ?
          The problem we had was that even going at 2:30pm, there was huge line and a huger crowd in such a small room that during part of the meal, one of us had to eat standing.
          Might as well call it Frenchie To Stand.

          1. mangeur RE: John Talbott Apr 3, 2014 11:13 AM

            While I'm strongly in the reserve ahead camp, FTG sounds like a great place to stop if you happen to be in the hood and there is no line. And you have a plan B

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              Ptipois RE: mangeur Apr 3, 2014 11:43 AM

              I really liked their fish and chips. Son loved the Reuben sandwich.

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                Parigi RE: Ptipois Apr 3, 2014 11:52 AM

                "Son loved the Reuben"
                As did Hubby Poo.

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