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Sel et Poivre: French bistro fare on the Upper East Side

Our first night in New York City on this recent trip was spent on the Upper East Side. We were there for the annual meeting of an Italian Renaissance studies society which my sweetie supports, and the event ended with wine and hors d’oeuvres but not a full meal. We have enjoyed several restaurants in the area in past years after this meeting: Bella Blu, Barbaresco, Caravaggio…but we always like to try something different when in town. And given we had reservations for another Italian restaurant the following evening, we wanted to go for a different cuisine for this night.

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Review: Cochon BYOB in Philadelphia

Pork Belly at Cochon BYOBCochon BYOB was one of those restaurants I long wanted to get to, but for some reason (likely location, being off my beaten path) I never did. Until now. I was really happy to finally get to try their delicious and hearty French food preparations with a strong emphasis on pork. With seasonal preparations and reasonable prices, Cochon is definitely a restaurant I want to return to in the future. I love Philadelphia’s BYOBs in general and it’s nice to find one that isn’t just another Italian food joint.

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Cochon BYOB: Hearty French Food in Philadelphia

A popular BYOB establishment in Philadelphia since 2007, the author finally has the chance to check it out – and rues having waited so long.

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