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  • Le Melon: Paris 66 is an undiscovered gem

    Unlike the past locations that I’ve written about, I stumbled upon Paris 66 accidentally one Sunday morning. It was, in fact, quite a stroke of luck that we were able to find seating in the place that was, unknowing to me, quite popular.

    Pillbox | February 29, 2016
  • Le Melon: Tana is authentic and unique

    ‘Twas Valentines’ Eve, and just off South Craig,
    There was no food in the fridge, not even an egg,
    Two ladies were pondering what they should have,
    And with a quick search, they were off to Central Ave.

    Pillbox | February 22, 2016
  • Le Melon: Crepes Parisiennes is warm and inviting

    I have always dreamt that one day I would have a local eatery where I would be able to greet the staff with an air of familiarity. I hoped to know the menu by heart and to be in a position where I could make recommendations with a sense of experience to back me up. I still haven’t reached the epitome of this aspiration, but if I had to pick a place that brings me the closest to it, that place woul...

    Pillbox | February 15, 2016
  • Le Melon: Everyday Noodles is relaxed and real

    Chinese food is one of those types of cuisine that tastes different in every country you go to. In India, where I live, it’s loaded with spices to excite the palette and full of vegetarian renditions of common Chinese fast food classics such as “Gobi Manchurian” (made with cauliflower), in lieu of chicken manchurian of course. In America, I’ve found that Chinese food takes the names of what I assu...

    Pillbox | February 8, 2016
  • Noodlehead: gourmet food experience at college student prices

    My first encounter with Noodlehead was on a bitterly cold evening, and I was exhausted from a ridiculously long day of classes. I had half a mind to go home, but had promised a friend dinner and we soon found ourselves lost in Shadyside, with a glitchy Google Maps as our guide. On the verge of freezing, we asked around for directions, and were fortunate enough to end our half-hour trek with the wa...

    Pillbox | February 1, 2016

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