For an article on Brasserie, seeking material on history of, anecdotes dealing with..as well as amusing, laudatory or horror stories of current Manhattan brasseries. What is REAL Brasserie? What is bogus? An ideal brasserie in Alsace or Paris come to mind? Any and all research material, images from 1900 Paris Exposition, useful websites welcome. Experiences at Pastis, Balthazar, Le Brasserie, Julien, Brasserie Bit? Any bizarro combos seen--like Thai Brasserie or Brasserie/Lounge?
Winner gets a free meal on me at Les Halles.