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Lyon is in fact the gastronomical capital of the world. Everybody knows this.

This is utterly uncontroversial, Paul.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Apr 17th, 2008 at 11:53:13 PM EST
But can they make a green chili cheeseburger?

(The world of haute cuisine breathlessly awaits an answer.)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 02:41:04 AM EST
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We allow barbarians to eat their own food, but calling a cheeseburger "haute cuisine" will get you burned at the stake in front of the cathedral...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:39:46 AM EST
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My remark wasn't about the status of Lyon; it was all about the goon tactics.

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 04:37:11 AM EST
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No thanks.  I prefer my steak, when I have steak, medium rare.  Burning one - even in front of the cathedral - is devoutly to be avoided.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 11:41:17 AM EST
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haute cuisine it ain't, but simple food done well can be nice at times. I felt one of my occasional cravings for a good burger yesterday and as I was near my favorite burger joint I happily satisfied it. (Big Nick's - a grimy uncomfortable yummy holdover from the pre-gentrification UWS) Hilariously, it seems that some of the local hotels are recommending it so you've got a sprinkling of upscale Euro bobo types alternatively horrified or delighting in 'authenticity'.
by MarekNYC on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 01:47:16 PM EST
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Seconded. Melancthanon took me to a restaurant for local food and it was beyond fab.
I can still get dreamy about the prawn pastry in spinach

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 06:13:41 AM EST
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