Women, Bar & Restaurant Culture with Ruba Khoury of Dirty Lemon

This month I was joined by DAvid Lebovitz as cohost and we chatted with Paris-trained chef Ruba Khoury, chef/owner of Dirty Lemon. She has worked in some big name Michelin starred spots like Frenchie, Septime, and Yam’Tcha. But I am loving her latest project, which is a restaurant and bar with a modern Mediterranean menu plus cocktails. She came into the studio to talk about women’s bars in Paris, her new venture, and what her cultural and geographic background bring to the mix for Dirty Lemon.

Lavomatic hides a cocktail bar within a Paris laundromat

Quicktake: Enter this hidden Paris cocktail bar through a public laundromat washing machine. Long before the modern-day speakeasy overtook the cocktail scene, smart business were combining washing machines with bars and cafes. Paris bar, Lavomatic, does both by hiding the entrance to its little cocktail lounge within a coin operated laundry. Locate the right machine, […]

Cambridge Public House : the Coolest British Pub in Paris

Quick Take: The Cambridge Public House combines cocktail knowledge with freshly made upscale British pub grub for a cool, new kind of communal gathering space in Paris. Gasp!? What’s that you say? “A new cocktail bar review on the blog? Finally!?” It’s true, I’ve been preoccupied by pairing cheese and cocktails with Chez Loulou and […]

Pigalle’s latest cocktail spot: Sister Midnight

Quick Take: Sister Midnight, opened by Red House duo, brings a little gritty glam to the Pigalle cocktail scene. Joseph Boley and Jen Riley of Red House have channeled their cool creativity into a new project which recalls the glam rock’n’roll attitude of a bygone era – and it’s an era worth revisiting. While Red […]

Letter from the Editor October 2018: What to do with a passion project?

Hello Cocktails Lovers,   I’ve been writing this blog for over ten years now.  It’s certainly grown both in terms of numbers and content.  Over recent years, I’ve started adding some interesting regular features like: Eco-bar, which gives shout outs to bars and brands doing better for the environment. Drink-Tech, which explores how technology is […]

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