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Maison Plisson

Paris
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One-Stop Picnic Shopping in Paris
Maison Plisson is the neighborhood’s answer to Dean & Deluca, with 500 square meters of artisanal baked goods; top quality meats, cheeses, and produce; and a café menu overseen by one of the city’s top chefs. Come to pick up products you won’t find elsewhere in Paris and stick around for a coffee and a pastry. You’ll have plenty to choose from: All baked goods are made by baker Benoît Castel at his shop Liberté. Stock up on provisions and have a decadent picnic at the nearby Square du Temple garden.
One-Stop Picnic Shopping in Paris
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Boot Café

Paris
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Paris’s Most Instagrammable Coffee Shop
Tucked into a former cobbler’s workshop, Boot Café is making a determined bid to be the city’s tiniest (and most Instagrammable) specialty coffee bar. In a robin’s-egg-blue storefront, the café pours lattes made with beans from the highly regarded Parisian roaster Belleville Brûlerie and foreign roasters such as Five Elephant in Berlin. It’s a tight squeeze but worth a visit for bagels, cakes, and expertly pulled shots.
Paris’s Most Instagrammable Coffee Shop
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Le Carreau du Temple

Paris
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Where Parisians Go to Mingle
The Carreau du Temple is a one-time market built in 1863 that was saved from becoming a parking garage by locals and revived as a cultural center, playing host to food events, fashion shows, workshops, craft markets and fitness classes. (Look out for Gym Suédoise, a low-impact workout that’s converted Parisians to exercise.) Each autumn, you can count on the Street Food Temple street food festival to take over the entire space, commanding a crowd for a broad sampling of the city’s best names in casual, gourmet bites.
Where Parisians Go to Mingle
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Union Pig and Chicken

Pittsburgh
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BBQ, Pittsburgh-Style
Most days, Union Pig and Chicken serves proper barbeque (dry rub ribs and slow-cooked pork shoulder). But the real standout is Sunday brunch, when owner Jessica Kayser cooks her masterpiece: fried chicken and waffles with baked macaroni and cheese, chicken gravy and spiced cherry honey. It begs for a house-made bloody mary or bourbon with milk.
BBQ, Pittsburgh-Style
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Kelly's Bar and Lounge

Pittsburgh
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Part Dive Bar, Part Hipster Cocktail Hub
The neon martini glass outside Kelly’s Bar and Lounge dates from its dive-bar days, but inside, new red leather booths attest to the neighborhood’s rebounding popularity. The taps dispense quirky craft beers and mustachio’d hipsters occupy the long, dim bar, but the cocktail menu is utterly old school in price ($4 nightly specials) and execution (gin rickeys and manhattans).
Part Dive Bar, Part Hipster Cocktail Hub
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The Twisted Frenchman

Pittsburgh
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The Twisted Frenchman Brings Molecular Cuisine to Pittsburgh
Instead of pendant lamps, flower bouquets dangle above the spare, modernist booths at The Twisted Frenchman, which brings molecular gastronomy to a city more accustomed to peasant fare. Fresh duck is cooked sous vide, accompanying carrots are dehydrated (then rehydrated) for a less fibrous texture, and dessert is edible performance art: Smoke ripples across your table as Chef Andrew Garbarino pours liquid nitrogen over melted chocolate.
The Twisted Frenchman Brings Molecular Cuisine to Pittsburgh
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Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
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A Very Sophisticated YMCA
The just-opened Ace Hotel converted a former YMCA (a five-story, ivory-brick testament to East Liberty’s glory days) into the city’s hippest crash pad. You can get yourself clean in its 63 rooms, you can have a good meal in The Whitfield, and you can get your sweat on in the Y’s refurbished gym.
A Very Sophisticated YMCA
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Trim Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
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Victoria’s Secret for Men
Like Victoria’s Secret—but for men—Trim stocks specialty underwear, from SAXX athletic boxers (with a built-in sling for extra stabilization) to sumptuous James Tudor button-front briefs. Mod chandeliers and stately stained-glass windows continue the theme of tasteful indulgence. And out of respect for churchgoers exiting the cathedral across the street, storefront mannequins sport the classiest skivvies (keeping the Cocksox shelved discreetly inside).
Victoria’s Secret for Men
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The Livermore

Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh’s Finest Italian-Style Tapas
“East Liberty is a microcosm of Pittsburgh’s own renaissance. Before this neighborhood fell on hard times, it was the third largest commercial district in the state (behind Philadelphia and downtown Pittsburgh). Now, these regal old buildings are being restored and people are taking pride in them again. The prestige is coming back. At the The Livermore, we do Italian-style small plates—veal tonnato, branzino crudo, pastas—with wine to match. We’re packed every night.” —Justin Steel, co-owner of The Livermore
Pittsburgh’s Finest Italian-Style Tapas
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Jukebox

Cleveland
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Turn Up the Dial at the Jukebox
The Jukebox has something for, literally, everyone: Sports fans crowd the patio for game screenings on the projector, vinyl heads spin on Tuesday nights, cocktail snobs sip mixes made with neighbors’ tea and juice, beer nerds sample the latest local brews, and all share the oxymoronically delicious vegan pierogis.
Turn Up the Dial at the Jukebox
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Cleveland Tea Revival

Cleveland
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Where to Embrace the Tea Party
Cleveland Tea Revival is a cozy, tin-ceilinged den, lined with jars of greens, blacks, and house-blended herbals. The café offers cups to go, window seats to perch with a pot and watch the world go by, and kombucha on tap if you just need a quick hit before spin class at Harness Cycle down the block.
Where to Embrace the Tea Party
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Beet Jar Juicebar & Takeaway

Cleveland
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Cleveland’s Finest Vegan Eats
Don’t fear that neon green wedge in the fridge at Beet Jar. Yes, it’s vegan, yes it’s fluorescent, but it just might be the best cheesecake—make that, Cheez Cake (it’s cashew-based)—you’ve ever had. And to wash it down, try one of the fresh-pressed juices, which are just as vibrant.
Cleveland’s Finest Vegan Eats
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