Jul 23 - 29, 2009 

The ratatouille crepe contains an herby, juicy array of summer squash, eggplant and tomato.
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Restaurant Review

Café Jean Pierre

La crème de la crème

By Ari LeVaux

Because it was Bastille Day, a guest wandered into the kitchen and serenaded the cooks with "La Marseillaise," the national anthem of France. Outside the insulated walls of Café Jean Pierre, the sun beat down on a maze of interconnected parking lots and the Century Rio megaplex. But inside, it was Paris.

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By Alex Brown and Evan George

It is gazpacho season. Don't know if you've ever noticed, but very few recipes as simple as "buy vegetables, blend and chill" inspire such strong preferences as this iconic cold soup. (We give props to the oil-laden, paprika-orange smoothie variety over the chunky salsa in a bowl style, but hey, that's just us.)

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