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correct me if I'm wrong, but in france i think resteraunts go (in terms of poshness, 1 being the most posh)
though that might be the wrong order, and I'm pretty sure there are other ones
Bisto was a familiar term for café which is more and more used as a familiar term for brasserie...
one in a chain run by French tool Raymond Blanc
I believe. So I think it's sort of an eaty/drinky place maybe?
as somewhere where they flame grill stuff and stuff, but that has absolutely no basis in reality.
it was an intimate item of ladies clothing.
that would be a BRASSIERE
bras·se·rie /?bræs??ri; Fr. bras??ri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bras-uh-ree; Fr. brasuh-ree] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -ries /-?riz; Fr. -?ri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[-reez; Fr. -ree] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.
an unpretentious restaurant, tavern, or the like, that serves drinks, esp. beer, and simple or hearty food.
[Origin: 1860–65; < F: lit., brewery; MF, equiv. to brass(er) to brew (< Gallo-L *braci?re, deriv. of *brac- malt < Gaulish; cf. Welsh brag, MIr mraich, braich malt) + -erie -ery]
Then it became a place that serves essentially beer and progressively a place that serves traditional and simple food.
my office christmas party is at the notting hill brasserie on monday. i expect my immediate thought henceforth will be; brasserie = hell.
woe is me.
that sells like, local/traditional food as opposed to italian/chinese/woteva.