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A bistro (sometimes spelled bistrot) is a small place, much like a café. In its original Parisian version, a bistro is a small restaurant. It serves moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros are defined mostly by the foods they serve. Home cooking with robust earthy dishes, and slow-cooked foods like cassoulet are typical. By using stews and cassoulets they could cook the main food and it would last all day.[1]

Similar to bistros are brasseries, which offer slightly more elaborate meals.

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  1. Porcelli, Joey; Fong, Clay (2006), The Gyros Journey: affordable ethnic eateries along the front range, Fulcrum, p. 98, ISBN 978-1-55591-579-7