Sorry, no reservations!

If you watch the HB Instagram stories (which, if you don’t, you should!) you’ll remember that not too long ago Nico was walking through some new added pages to the website and added cheekily, “If you are looking for the place to make reservations, that’s where I draw the line in the sand.”  He was smiling […]

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free…

One of the things that crop up on menus these days are little symbols by some dishes that tell you whether a dish is vegan, or vegetarian, or gluten-free, or soy-free, etc. (or all of the above).  I rather like this system and as I mentioned it to the Head Holybellys I got two characteristic […]

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It’s Breakfast, not Brunch

So, I know breakfast isn’t traditionally a thing in France.  Here we tend to think of meals as something leisurely, social, and often with at least a couple courses.  Breakfast doesn’t really fit into that on most days, especially workdays.  It’s usually coffee and/or a pastry and might be something done at work or on […]

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Jennifer-Gate

Oh boy! Don’t you love the internet? I love it. I posted a response to a customer’s complaint and you guys took it to an all other level and it was awesome to watch it develop. Who knew people felt so strongly about breakfast, I sure didn’t. Even though some of you were shocked that […]

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Holybelly

Because we love this project and because this project has pretty much been our life for the past 6 months, we talk about it a lot. We’re like those expecting parents who just won’t shut up about every single aspects of maternity, sparing you no details, getting really technical when all the other person wants […]

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Setting the Table

It should take you about [est_time] to read this. I guess a little bit like what we’re trying to do here, but on a much bigger, much more impressive scale, Danny Meyer compiled 25 years of experience in the restaurant business in a book called “Setting the table”. Recommended by my ex-partner in crime over […]

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What and why?

Well well well, the first post. Somebody once told me “the way you do one thing is the way you do everything” and that kind of stuck with me. So since this little venture is going to be all about transparency and simplicity I feel like this blog should operate under the same principles. So […]

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