You're invited! Summer picnic

ICCL invites all Lyon Eats readers to a super-casual summer picnic at the Parc de la Tête d'Or on August 15th. It's BYO Picnic, so grab some sandwiches and a blanket (Frisbee if you've got one!) and head on over early that evening. This costs nothing, is accessible by TCL, and children of all ages are welcome!

Location details coming soon, so check back with us!

Found: cheesecake and key lime pie!

I thought I had hit the big jackpot last week when I saw mini cheesecakes at the Croix Rousse Monoprix. (Click here to buy them online: blueberry or lemon.) But apparently, there are now several cheesecake jackpots popping up in the area!

I received this email from a Lyon Eats reader:
Just wanted to let you know that I found yesterday in our local Casino (in Clermont-Ferrand) a prepared key lime pie and blueberry cheesecake. It was in the aisle with the yogurts and puddings, beside all of the other prepared desserts (tiramasu, creme brulee, etc). I bought the key lime pie (my husband's favorite) and it was really good! Next, I will have to try the cheesecake....

Could it be that cheesecake has officially hopped the pond? And key lime pie too? 

Have you seen it in other stores? Apparently Frü also makes little carrot cakes, but I haven't seen them yet.

Found: English-speaking hairstylist in Lyon

Completely unrelated to food, but totally relevant to life in Lyon for Americans. Have I got a hairstylist recommendation for you...

I've had good experiences and nightmare experiences with hair salons in Lyon. But yesterday's was great. I highly recommend Antonio (color) and Lola (cut) at Jean-Claude Biguine at the Croix Rousse.

Antonio speaks excellent English and is very reassuring and knowledgeable. He's a color technician, but is available and happy to translate as needed during your cut/style. (His day off is Thursday.)

I checked with the manager and they would be happy to welcome English-speakers who feel more comfortable explaining what they want in their native language.

Jean Claude Biguine
10 grande rue de la Croix Rousse

No appointments, just walk-in.
Open through lunch hour.

Tell him the American girl from Georgia sent you.   :)