Paris by Mouth is a new site that could well be of help to a lot of people for a number of reasons.
1. It's almost all in English, which is incredibly handy for those of you who can barely grunt anything more complicated than 'baguette'.
2. It's a collaborative effort with both original content and aggregated reviews from a number of trusted food blogs, all written by Paris residents, meaning that there are several trusted views on each restaurant that you can compare.
3. Having a large group of contributors means that there's something new to read every day.
4. There's a very handy filter that allows you to hone down listings by area, price and - genius - certain days of the week: a lot of places in Paris are closed on a Sunday or a Monday, and Lord knows even I can't remember which ones are open when, so this is a very welcome feature.
5. They even have special sections for bakeries and ice cream parlours, an ace idea.
6. And if all that wasn't enough, there's also a great links section, so the extra curious can click off left and right to their heart's delight.
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Paris by Mouth is fairly new, and the sometimes slim listings pages will undoubtedly fill out over time, but you should definitely have a look at the site's reviews by Meg and all the other gastronomic bloggers. Their no-nonsense personal experiences will help you avoid the tourist traps and over-hyped disappointments. And don't miss their daily porn section either. Actually safe for work!
photo: Meg Zimbeck