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17 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris, France
So, you think you know Paris? There are hundreds of memorable streets and boulevards in the City of Lights. But, for my money, Rue Montorgueil is the best. It is compact, only three blocks long, with a metro stop at each end. In between, you have...
72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
The great macaron debate may forever wage on but from the first time I tucked into a small box of Pierre Hermé's dimunitive cookies, perfectly crisp on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside, I knew I'd remain loyal to his...
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Yes, Angelina on the Rue de Rivoli (around the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre) is a tourist spot, but it is still one of the best places in Paris for hot chocolate. Their menu of pastries and other small dishes is good, but don't miss out on the...
25 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France
Most locals point to Breizh Café in the Marais for the city's best crêpes but my loyalties lie with Chez Imogène, a tiny, no-frills restaurant in the 11th arrondissement. Traditional buckwheat galettes and sweet dessert crêpes take pride of place...
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Situated a block from the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, Du Pain et des Idées is your favorite corner bakery—only better. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, was named best boulanger in Paris in 2008, and for good reason....
Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is where Dubai meets, eats, entertains, and goes ski driving. In summer the temperatures outside are so warm, if you stay there or have a stay over—here is where to meet. Most of the hotels offer a shuttle. For breakfast,...
Warehouse 10, Cnr 7A and 4A Street - Al Manara, Al Quoz - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Raw Coffee is an artisanal coffeehouse that won't disappoint. These guys are passionate about coffee, and put an emphasis on using locally roasted, ethically sourced beans to produce their high-quality brew. Arguably the best cup of joe in town....
122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The term 'High Tea' takes on a whole new meaning at At.mosphere, a restaurant & lounge on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa (currently the tallest building in the world). The views are incredible, as you might imagine. Sip slowly and take it all...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Automatic Cafeteria on Al Rigga Road is said to hail from the 70's, and while much of their food is nothing to ride across the desert for, they've managed to set a high bar with their shawarma spices and cooking technique. Their special ''Arabic...
52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
A boon to taco-starved expats when it opened five years ago, this taqueria-meets-cocktail lounge has been consistently good since day one. Tuck into tacos, tostadas and deliciously chunky guacamole in the narrow taqueria, then head past the...
4 Rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75116 Paris, France
At Pages, chef Ryuji Teshima gussies up line-caught fish from France with Japanese flavors such as yuzu and shellfish extract. On his imported Binchotan grill he smokes Ozaki beef, Wagyu from cattle raised in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture. This...
41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France
While enjoying a French meal at the Marais’s contemporary brasserie GrandCœur, don’t be surprised if Brazilian chef Rafael Gomes weaves in some South American notes like dulce de leche, passion fruit, corn, and manioc, his go-to root vegetable. ...
43 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris, France
Under chef Pierre Touitou, this wine bar has been reinvented with casual cuisine incorporating fresh Italian ingredients. Buffalo mozzarella straight from Naples, Sicilian-inspired pasta dishes, and whole-baked fish are on the menu, accompanied by...
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