P17: A New Neighborhood Bistro Playing the Long Game

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  It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with, it’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with. -Friends With Benefits (2011) In the dating game of restaurants, there are the total duds and there are the short term flings. And then, there are those long romances. The ones … Read more

A Paris Brest-fast at République, Los Angeles

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  Nuzzled in between a vintage furniture store and a glass shop on La Brea, République is an unassuming LA café with a serious French kitchen. The interior looks like a Parisian street market, with big open community tables and stone walls. Multiple bar tops throughout the vast space invite you to … Read more

All My Food Porn From COCHON 555 {GRAND COCHON} in Aspen

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  This weekend, Eater Denver sent me to the 2014 Grand Cochon in Aspen to eat 1200 lbs of pork (thanks, Eater!). They had me guest-write an article with insider details from the competition, and take a few photos. But I took SO many photos – like so many more than they … Read more

Coming Soon: J’adore! Focus On French-Language Cinema in Denver

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  The U.S. may have Hollywood, but France has Cannes. Film making has been alive and well in France since the nouvelle vague and now it’s coming to Denver for a fantastique film festival called “J’adore.” April 25 – 28, 2013 Presented by France’s major television station, TV5MONDE, in cooperation with Alliance … Read more

Is A French Manicure Actually French?

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  After getting such great feedback on my piece about French stripes, I thought I’d do some more fashion history breakdown for you guys — this time, on the French manicure misnomer. Is The French Manicure Really French? Not exactly. Some say that Max Factor introduced the style to Parisian fashionistas as … Read more