Celebrating The 4Th Of July With Real Hamburgers And Country Music


A Good Old-Fashioned American Hamburger…Paris Style

 

Celebrating the 4th of July with Real Hamburgers and Country Music

International Living’s
Parler Paris Previews…
A Weekly Community Calendar for English-Speaking Paris
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Calendar #12

Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

My inside track at the City Hall confirms that there is simply nothing happening on a city-wide basis to celebrate the this coming Sunday 4th of July with their American friends…so “tant pis!” — I’m making hamburgers instead.

REAL hamburgers. Not the McDonald’s burgers the French all think are the real thing. You know — fresh ground beef mixed with spices and egg to make it gel, grilled, with a square pat of American cheese melted on top, bacon strips to add, “dressed” with iceberg lettuce, a slice of red homegrown tomato, relish, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun, served with Cole slaw or potato salad, chips or French fries (no, not “Freedom fries), Coca Cola and brownies for dessert. Is your mouth watering yet?

You can get all those things here now. At one time, even the ground beef wasn’t readily available. Now, even the buns are easy to locate in any Franprix supermarket.

I can vividly remember last year when I invited my friends for the 4th of July Burger Bonanza chez Leeds — their wide eyes and their unison chanting of “hmmmm” as they took that first bite — that a good old-fashioned American burger is one of the things we still seriously miss. Coq au vin just doesn’t get the same reaction!

One great place here in Paris to get a REAL burger is at Joe Allen’s, 30 rue Pierre Lescot in the 1st arrondissement, just at the Etienne-Marcel Métro. It’s not on the menu, but just ask for it!

Something else we yearn for? For those of us who spent time in the woods of East Tennessee or the Carolinas, it’s Country Music. Luckily, a town in the Southwest of France (appropos location, n’est-ce pas?) called “Mirande” (population 4000) has fixed all that. Every year for the last 12 years American and European artists come to play more than 50 concerts over six days to a crowd of more than 100,000 on a 35-meter stage putting out 30,000 watts of sound.

This year the Mirande Country Music Festival is from July 9th to 14th. They claim to transform the town into an American one and is considered the first Country Music festival in Europe. Concerts start at 5 p.m. and go until dawn every day of the festival. There are also hot-air balloon flights, American cars, Harley-Davidsons and a variety of other attractions, stands selling Indian and western clothing, local gastronomy (of course — this IS France!) and numerous other items.

One special group worth making the trip for is “Susi Gott and the Paris Cats” playing on July 10th. Susi is a violinist, singer, composer and Appalachian folk dancer originally from North Carolina who has a 30-year professional career with some of the biggest names in Country Music and has directed the Country Music program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.

Susi’s been living in Auxy, a little village in the Loiret (department 48) 59 miles from Paris for the last 15 years with a French husband and three bilingual, bicultural kids. Tomorrow’s French Property Insider will feature some of Susi Gott’s memoirs about her life in this small French village and properties for sale in the area — just a short drive or train trip from Paris.

So, if this July you Expats need a fix of Americana, go for burgers and country music…right here in France!

A la prochaine…


Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
E-mail: Info@AdrianLeeds.com

P.S. Parler Parlor French-English is Back to Berlitz! Starting July 27th, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. sessions will be held at Berlitz Opéra at 38 avenue de l’Opéra. We’re happy to be back where it all began. Scroll down for more information or visit http://www.parlerparlor.com

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* Great meals in Paris don’t have to be expensive. Parisians do it every day and Adrian Leeds tells how to pay less, eat better, enjoy Paris more. Learn how.

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Strictly Entertainment: Comedy, Plays, Movies
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COMEDY AT THE HOTEL DU NORD

* Eddie Brill
Hôtel du Nord
4 & 5 July 8-30 pm
Tickets 20 Euros (17 Euros students)

New Yorker Eddie will be celebrating a highly personal day of independence in Paris…. apart from being an acclaimed comedian in America he is also very highly rated by almost every single comedian in the English speaking world. The fact that he books co

medians for the David Letterman show in no way influences the opinion of his peers.

Book all shows by calling 01.53.19.98.88 or by email
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Musical Interludes
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SUSI GOTT AND THE PARIS CATS JULY 10TH
Mirande Country Music Festival
July 9 – 14, 2004
http://www.country-musique.com/

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AT LA JAVA
105 rue du fbg du Temple
Paris 10

Erin McKeown + special guest Ken Emerson (and friends Claude Langlois
& Pascal Mikaelian) in Concert
Wednesday, July 7th, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets 20 Euros
Pay by check to: Beer Necessities, 104 quai de Jemmapes, Paris 75010

Jolie Holland and Band in Concert
Monday, July 12, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets 22 Euros
Pay by check to: Beer Necessities, 104 quai de Jemmapes, Paris 75010
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Bonnes Soirées and Great Gatherings
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July 5-8, 2004

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1. “Making the Perfect Pitch,” agent Katharine Sands, 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 5, WICE
2. “Don’t Write What You See, See What You Write,” scriptwriter Sean Hardie, 1:30 p.m., Tues., July 6, WICE
3. “Concentric Narration: Walking through the Walls of Paris,” poet Stuart Dischell, 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, WICE
4. “Taking Note: Journaling for Writers,” writer Mimi Dixon, 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 8, WICE

Free Readings
5. Chaiti Sen and Marie Houzelle, winners of the Patricia Painton Merit Scholarship; Chris Ames and Laure Millet, writers featured in Upstairs at Duroc, 7 p.m., July 5, WICE
6. PWW Writers in Residence Helen Benedict, Kerry Hardie, Phillip Lopate, 7 p.m., July 6, Village Voice
7. PWW Writer in Residence Katharine Weber and lecturers Sean Hardie and Stuart Dischell, 7:30 p.m., July 8, American Library

All events are subject to modification; call WICE at 01.45.66.75.50 if you have any questions or want confirmation of an event.

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Plus…
Walking Tour of French-Speaking DC
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Plus…
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What’s On in The City of Light
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BASTILLE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS

July 14th, 2004
Theme: Fraternité et Olympisme”
JARDINS DU TROCADERO
Between the Palais de Chaillot et l’avenue de New York
Paris 16th

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Paris Jazz Festival – Program 2004
http://www.paris.fr/fr/environnement/jardins/animations_jardins/paris_
jazz_festival2004/default.asp

June 5 – July 25, 2004, 3:30 p.m.
Entrance to Parc Floral: 3 euros
Parc Floral de Paris – Esplanade du Château de Vincennes – 75012
RER Vincennes / M° Château de Vincennes

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Paris Quartier d’Eté
July 14 – August 15, 2004
249 events in 45 different places around the city
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Soirs d’Eté
Music in the Courtyard of the Mairie of the 3rd Arrondissement
June 21 – July 14, 2004
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Coulée Douce
June 12 and 13, 2004
Ten free spectacles among the bamboo and roses
Promenade Plantée et Jardin de Reuilly
1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Sous la Plage
June 20 – September 19, 2004
Four Sundays and so concerts on the lawns of the Parc André-Citroën
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Cinéma en Plein Air à la Villette
July 16 – August 29, 2004
14th edition of free films in the open air on the big inflatable screen at Parc de la Villette
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Cinéma au Clair de Lune
August 4 – 26, 2004
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