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The food tourist's dilemma

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The food tourist's dilemma

panaroma | Jul 14, 2010 06:46 AM

Hello all. My question is complicated but not new. When I go to a new city, I am usually looking to experience multiple facets of the culinary life of the place. Among those facets is the "traditional" or "typical" food of the place. However, many (often good) restaurants in tourist cities are packed with tourists, which is natural and obvious. However, the snob in me wants to eat on holidays without being surrounded by my fellow tourists. I want to be among the locals at play. I understand the silliness of my position - I myself am part of the problem. I just don't notice that because I am, well, me. "L'enfer, c'est les autres", as an over-quoted Frenchman once said. Anyway, my question is this.. Among the good French bistrots of Paris, which are the "least touristy"?

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