Today's the day that Parisians, Francophiles and frequent travelers to Paris (and the rest of France) have been waiting for: the arrival of the new Le Fooding guide. The 2015 edition hits newsstands throughout the French capital today, with a special edition on sale at concept shops and select locations featuring a street food map illustrated by the collective AAAAA. There are tips in English for each restaurant featured for the first time, making it more accessible to non-French speakers. The magazine-like book is on sale through lefooding.com. Additionally, the Le Fooding app will be available through the Apple store starting January 1, 2015.
New Paris restaurants in the Guide this year include the terrifying-sounding Clown Bar (yes, there's a clown motif to the design), from Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne of the excellent wine-centric spot Saturne, and Mandoo Bar, a buzzy little Right Bank spot which shows that the Korean food invasion extends and translates to France. As always, the listings are interspersed with whimsical illustrations by top artists, and the recommendations skew toward more casual yet noteworthy spots throughout the capital and in other culinary destinations like Bordeaux, Alsace and Lyon. If you've ever had a hard time navigating France's challenging dining scene, Le Fooding can help set you straight.