Content by tag : Brussels
During the EuroCup madness, a group of friends and I manage to stake out a standing table outside with a view of the match.
Open since May 2011, Ellis Gourmet Burger is the applause-worthy initiative of six friends who recognised the lack of quality (read: non-fast food) hamburgers in Brussels.
Leen De Leener and Willy Roelandts have been making chocolate since 1978 when the couple took over a little artisanal shop in the Koekelberg commune of Brussels.
Obviously, I refer first and foremost to the bagel. Although the Jewish community of Antwerp provides a refuge for some, the bagel battle in Brussels is a bitter one.
In order to compensate for my dwindling meat consumption, I’ve been exploring the strange, new world of health food stores and vegetarian restaurants. And I’m quite enjoying the journey.
For the best beans, they go to the mother country of all coffee: Ethiopia. Aksum roasts the beans daily on site, and you can even take a few bags of it home with you.
De Markten is, in the first instance, Brussels’ Dutch-language community centre. It is also, we gladly discover, the perfect lunch spot.
We order Ethiopian beer (a malty lager from St George Brewery in Addis Ababa), a glass of red wine and a couple of house cocktails made with honey and fresh pineapple juice and sit back to take in