The sixth is the center of our Parisian universe.  Though we take up just a tiny sliver of its 0.8 square mile (about 300 square feet to be exact), we have spent a large chunk of our dining hours within its boundaries, everywhere from hole-in-the-wall joints to nicer sit-down restaurants to the well-frequented Monoprix supermarket for a meal back at home.  There remain many known and unknown gems to be sampled but we have no doubt that we will get through most of them, or fail trying.  After all, we love eating as much as we love living where we live.
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The Frog & Princess
9, rue Princesse
M° Mabillon

Euro - 9 to 16
Yes, it’s an English pub and we’re in France, etc.  But it serves bar food and everyone – everyone – here is French (except for us, although we try hard).  We first came here when Tam made her brief visit back in June; we merely crossed from one side of rue Princesse to the other.  We were watching a French Open match at the Little Temple Bar over beers and wanted to catch a Euro 2008 match over beers and food.  This rather large pub, which brews its own beers, comes equipped with enough flat screens to serve the young, and mostly hip, French clienteles.  We think these are the people derisively called bo-bos (bourgeois-bohème) though quite a few probably embrace that moniker.

Over pints of something or another, whose names brought to mind their similarly-named counterparts at Gordon Biersch in the States (frequented no doubts by a few American bo-bos), we munched on a large platter of cheese nachos (small 6€ / large 11€) that came with a healthy helping of salsa (tasting a little strange), sour cream, guacamole, and jalapenos (delicious and highly prized).  If only American football is on at a more desirable time in this part of the world this would make for a great Saturday hangout.
  One version of it:  The sharing plate (15€) has all of the necessary happy hour fixings.

Another time we stopped by to get our nachos fix and got the large and discovered that there was indeed something called too much of a good thing.  We only go for the small size now.  In fact, ever since discovering the sharing plate (15€) – chicken wings, tomato and cheddar quesadillas, sour cream, quacamole, and salsa, and, of course, nachos – we found it to be more than enough of a sampling of food to go with our beers.  Sometimes, maybe when the chef is in a good mood, there might even be potato wedges in our sharing plate.  A good time to come too is during the “happy hours” – happy time is plural here – when a pint is 5€ instead of the usual 6.50€; not much but it’s something.
  Another version of it when the chef is in a good mood:  The sharing plate with the addition of potato wedges.
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