Fbg St Denis
Faubourg Saint Denis, Gare de l’Est, Canal Saint Martin
You know those times when you don’t feel like eating a big, heavy meal but you’re hungrier for something more than just a measly bowl of olives or peanuts to accompany your apéritif ?
After showering you with glitzy soirées at Le Baron, providing you with a prime pre-mating setting at Hôtel Amour and nourishing you with Bentos at Nanashi, La Clique is now unleashing Le Fantôme, for your paranormal pleasure.
And out of the norm it is because if by chance, you end up strolling down the rue de Paradis and find your curiosity aroused by the nondescript entrance to a place that exudes an 80s-style ambiance counteracted with futuristic déco, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover what lies inside.
Don’t feel too bad if you never paid attention in lit class. Here’s our simplified version of « A Tale of Two Cities » with New York standing in for London and a beefed up storyline.
Once upon a time, Parisians were growing tired of crappy 18-euro hamburgers that consisted of frozen meat patties thawed out, cooked up dry and slapped onto tasteless sesame buns that were probably bought in bulk and equivalent in quality to something you can find at your nearest Ed.
You’ve been hanging out at Chez Jeannette a lot, and waiters have possibly seen you too much lately ? Don’t worry. The team added a last – but not least – bistro to the family. It’s called Le Parisien, and now it’s happening on the other side of the Porte Saint Martin, Paris 3rd.
Mussubï’s logo looks like a stylish little pretzel. No, the graphic designer was not a nostalgic Bavarian : “mussubï” is the Japanese word for “to knot”. And the “omusubis” are the flavoured rice balls you will find in your bento at Mussubï – Japanese eat them as snacks, so they are kind of the Nippon version of pretzels. Tidy up in their own square of the bento box, Omusubis are too lovely, waiting politely to be picked up and bitten. To keep them company, no weiß wurst but little portions of colourful dishes – you can choose the meat or veggie option. Mussubï’s bentos change everyday and this Japanese cantine has become the feel-good routine of many neighbourhood’s workers, who just grab their bento away at the office- there is not much space inside. Until now, Mussubï has been opened for lunch from Monday to Friday, but the waitress whispered in a kawai smile that Mussubï’s boss Ms Ishizaka is already thinking of opening at nights, on week-ends and to deliver the bentos at home.
The story of Rouge 58 started in Williamsburg, the hipster heart of NYC. Opened in 2010 by Munich-born Nadja Nebas, Rouge 58 was a gallery with programs that included exhibitions, movie nights, and fashion presentations, hosted by New York figures like Justin Miller or Prince Language (DFA records).
Little brother to Big Fernand, (burger atelier down the way), Little Fernand proves that two is usually better than one when it comes to all things gourmet. The jolly men behind the juicy burger joint are at it again, but this time, they’re serving up glorious hot dogs, which let me tell you, in this city, can be like an oasis in a desert.