La Piola | Life is too short to drink and eat badly

We go to La Piola We met reveller foodies We do eat italian (pasta most of all) For about  15 euros I have to confess something: I’v never been in Italy. How to explain this odd, this flaw, while Italian dishes are unavoidable must eat. Meanwhile (not too much) to fill the breach, it is Italy who comes to me – and I hope to you too. Your Italian is limited to ti amoAperol Spritz? Add now the word piola (wine bar – tavern). La Piola is a very nice…

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Florence and the (coffee) machine Part II | Attendant

Oh London. The first time we met it was love at first sight. I was a teen and I knew it was the beginning of a true love story. The rhythm of The City is so charming that you can’t help it but just loose yourself. Time to be honest: are you the kind to bring your favorite magazine to « spend the time » while being in the loo? We all are! Our Londonian contributor « Sweet Florence »  is back with a new cool place to replace your magazine by a  caffeine…

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Forcado brings you to Portugal

We go to  Forcado We do eat portuguese pastries For about less than 2.00 €/each No bullfighting here*. Forcado is the name of a Portuguese pastry shop located in St-Gilles. The very first aficionados have experienced the quite tiny space of the Chaussée de Charleroi. The Forcado is not that small anymore  as the shop has been renovated. Still located on the Chaussée de Charleroi, few numbers away from its original location, the pastry shop  is now also a tasting room. The space is large and we easily figure the…

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Guest post | we have found the II Element

Craving for an asian dish? It seems like Christine had a hunch about it! Her steps led her to the II Elément. The first thought I have to this restaurant is a brasserie – like most Belgian brasseries. Wrong guess! In fact, it is an Asian one and most specifically a thai restaurant, funny enough because it doesnt sound asian (letting names like « spirit of the dragon » or other « flavors of Asia » in the closet is also pretty good sometimes). If you belong to those whom like modern and bright…

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Guest post | Florence and the (coffee) machine

« Caffeine makes you sexy » is the Jat Café‘s quote in Brussels not far from Porte de Namur. And if I decided to believe it’s true, what definitely is, is that once you tried and said yes to coffee you’ll always be looking to taste the ONE. Our new contributor seems to have found it in LONDON. Enjoy the ride. Located in the heart of the trendy Shoreditch, right next to Brick Lane market, this is the ideal place if you are on the hunt for a caffeine kick! You absolutely…

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Knees to chin | so you think you can (rice paper) roll?

We go to Knees to chin We do eat  fresh rice paper rolls For 3.80 € each « Who run the world? Girls! » Three wonder women are behind Knees to chin ‘s story. The spot itselfs isn’t that big and will grab you to stay thanks to its intimistic style. On your plate, don’t try to resist to one of the 6 fresh rice paper rolls  proposed. Low in gluten, lactose free and daily fresh, add some rice or coleslaw as a side to your rolls. Bright on your tongue, light on your…

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King Kong | peruvian fast food way to eat

We go to King Kong We do eat a peruvian fast-food 2.0  For +/- 10 €  Opened for only a week ago in Brussels, King Kong is already making the buzz. Its juggle-fresh design and its great cook will surprise you/ Find out what fit you more between barbecue chicken, hot (chicharron) and cold (roasted ham) sandwiches. Those are just a small part of what kind of meals you can choose in this neo fast food, quality as an upgrade. Add some fried yucca (manioc) and a pisco sour, you’re now reading to experience the King Kong adventure. At last, here’s…

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Delights of Lebanon

Let’s go to O Liban We meet a lot of people We eat Lebanon delights And all this for  25 euros (discovery menu) I’ve heard a lot about this place. O Liban,  snack / deli and restaurant  but never have been really excited . Shame on me. One Saturday evening in April , a furious desire to eat lebanese seizes me . This snack / caterer is also a restaurant , so why not . I was inspired ! It is hardly 7pm as the ground floor is already full . As we reach the first floor, it will soon…

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Where is the feast? Jour de Fête

Let’s go to Jour de Fête We meet so very brussels people The food is good ! And all this for about 20 euros Its name already sounds good.  » Jour de Fête » (day of feast) I think on an invitation. Housed in an area considered by many as the antithesis of the friendly welcome (on the Boulevard Anspach near Annessens ) , this restaurant is a real therapy. My eyes linger on the chairs first , as escapes from another era , that of my childhood. My attention was then caught…

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The 3 tasteful letters of Oma

 » On Sunday you will brunch !  » – or any other day you want to. Review your 10 commandments, there it is and if not it can only be an unfortunate oversight . In order to fill this sunday duty more and more addresses offer this meal, halfway between breakfast and dinner . Today I present to you , if you don’t know  it yet, Oma . Oma has chosen St-Gilles to prepare its mismatched plates and buffet . In fact this is the first thing I see right…

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