You're Invited: South of the Border Potluck!

Join Lyon Eats for South of the Border Potluck!

Saturday Nov. 13th, 2010, from 7pm onward.

Bring your Favorite Mexican or Latin American Inspired Dish to share.

Please RSVP to Dori at: sacredori@yahoo.com and we'll send you the address for the soirée.

Already on the menu:
  • Taquitos (Chicken, and Bean&Cheese)
  • Black Beans
  • Rice
  • Corn Chips and Salsa (We can always use more Salsas)
  • Mexican Flan
Don't know what to bring? We could use tropical fruit juices, and/or coke for rum cocktails or to drink as is. See you there!

(Photo by djjewelz)

Au marché l'après-midi: Afternoon Outdoors Market!

For those of us who cannot get to the marchés on weekday mornings, there is now an afternoon-evening market in town! Unlike the others, this marché is open from 15h00 to 19h00.

You'll be able to find vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, and other goodies from more than 30 participating vendors. Don't forget your bag/basket!

The exact address:

Marché Augagneur d'après-midi
quai Victor Augagneur
Entre la rue de la Part-Dieu et la rue Aimé Collomb
69003 Lyon

Tous les jeudis, 15h00 a 19h00. Every Thursday, 15h00 to 19h00.

FOUND: New Subway Sandwich Shop

A special post for Subway fans. Steve reports that "there is a new Subway in Limonest on the N6 opposite Darty." The full address: 168, Route Nationale 6 (En face de NORAUTO et DARTY dans la zone TECHLID) Limonest, 69760.

Photo by Like_the_Grand_Canyon

FOUND: Johnsonville Brats

Two expats recently spotted Johnsonville Brats in different stores across town!

From Steve: "And I have seen that Johnston Brats (?) available in various branches of Champion (now Carrefour) and Auchan, they are made in France but to an original recipe, they do other types of sausages."

From Dori: "Found these Johnsonville Brats at the DIA (formerly ED) grocery store in Venissieux today."

Photo from Dori. Merci!

Chokogou: Salon du Chocolat

a.k.a. Salon of Temptation!

According to the Chokogou website, at this year's salon there will be:

"des conférences sur le cinéma et le chocolat, des escapades cinéma avec notamment des vidéos sur le chocolat, un défilé sur les grands mythes du cinéma, un spectacle sur des musiques de films…"

Not sure if free samples of chocolate are part of the deal. Did anyone attend last year's? Please share your experience! Opening hours and directions to Eurexpo, where the salon is held, can be found here.

(Image taken from here)

Wine & Yummies

The ICCL invites you to a night of wine, food, and socializing. Reconnect with old acquaintances and meet new ones!

  • in American: Wine & Cheese (only there will be more than cheese!)
  • in French: Apero Dinatoire
  • in Business: Cocktail Party (only with wine instead of cocktails!)


  • this Saturday evening, October 16, 7:30 p.m.


  • come for fun, socializing, and talking in a relaxing atmosphere!
  • feel free to bring a "finger food" dish to share - we will provide the wine!
  • Please contact Maria at icclwomen@gmail.com to RSVP and for more information!

Found: Glazed Old-Fashioned Donuts

From Dori with love :)

"I had one of these glazed old fashioned donuts the other day at the Starbucks at 65 Rue de la République, the one closest to Bellecour. I like this Starbucks because they always give you a free small coffee drink when you buy coffee beans. I know, they're donuts, like I need that... but it so reminds me of church Sundays."

(photo by Dori Schwartz)

Beaujolais wine returns to Lyon!

October keeps on getting better for wine drinkers in Lyon! LE reader Sara reports that this Saturday, Lyon will host a city-wide rencontre with 10 crus of Beaujolais.

Stop by the mairie of your arrondissement and/or Place des Terreaux to welcome winemakers from Beaujolais and their products. And yes, the "welcome" will definitely involve free tastings!

Click here to get full contact information, including addresses, of your mairies. Events start around noon-ish. For more details, visit the city's official website or pick up a copy of the most recent issue of Lyon Citoyen.

(Image taken from here)

British/American épicerie in Lyon

Here is a really cool find and Best-Bagels alternative for those of us who crave British/American edibles and stuff. Merci beaucoup for sharing, Michael!

"There is a new small grocery at 12 Blvd des Brotteaux in the 6th called Little Britain. They specialize mostly in British products, of course, but they have some things Americans are fond of too, including the cheapest Dr. Pepper in Lyon (68 cents per can! :-). "

Some of the products available at Little Britain:
  • Rolos candy (and a few other American/British candys line winegums and fruittips)
  • Philidelphia Cream Cheese
  • BBQ sauce
  • Quorn burgers and other Quorn veggie products
  • Veggie frozen foods
  • English novels and puzzle books (but not a huge selection)