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Miznon

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The best seats in the house have got to be the bar stools at the counter, right in the middle of an organized chaos where chef dudes are chopping up vegetables with the kind of finesse that only comes with years of experience amid servers shouting out customer names over loud music and indecisive customers fumbling over what to order.

Like everyone else, I came for their whole roasted cauliflower — and was rightly blown away by something so humble yet ridiculously addictive. And then there was the pita. For someone who doesn’t eat pita elsewhere, I’m happy to stuff my face with the extra-fluffy pita bread at Miznon.

If you still have room for dessert, don’t forget to get the chocolate and banana pita sandwich on your way out. My only gripe: I wish they’d bring back those (complimentary) roasted chili peppers though. It’s just not the same with the chili dip.

Miznon
22, rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris, France

Musée d’Orsay

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Making the most of my visit after I realized I was there one week before the opening of the Henri Rousseau exhibition.

Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Paris métro posters from the 1950s

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Making an exception for phone camera pics on the blog for the first time because, Paris métro posters. From the 1950s ! #parismétroposterpeels heaven, yes !

Stumbled upon an almost-unimaginable treasure cove of mid-century Paris métro posters at Trinité-d’Estiennes d’Orves on our way to rue des Martyrs one Saturday afternoon.

Funnily enough, I had asked the husband earlier that day which faiencerie was responsible for the lovely decorative Nord-Sud tiling in some stations (he didn’t know) so, there you have it, the Faïencerie de Gien of course.

p/s Also eventually found out that the posters were in a much better state when they were first discovered merely two weeks before our accidental sighting, boo.

Passing through the gardens

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L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer

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We dropped by on a weekday evening in February not long after it opened. No soft opening hiccups, because it’s Yves Camdeborde we are talking about here. The man popped by multiple times that evening, a feat that’s only achievable by the genius of a move to open three restaurants right next to one another on the same street. And if you think his French-style tachinomiya formula couldn’t get any better, it just did. Must-orders: Tagliatelle of squid, fish carpaccio and razor clams.

L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer
3, carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris, France