Tranches de cake

Discovering new food spots is quite like a treasure hunt game. We never really know what we are about to find out, we wander around unknown neighborhoods. I absolutely love that, then when a follower asked me if I was in the mood for a bagel in Uccle I was immediately curious to know what kind of treasure it will be today.

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Opération chaussettes 2014

Monday. Here you are again. Argf… Ok vending machine. You really want to play this? Keeping my money and my chips?! Which part of  « no » don’t you understand? Yes, we all know that kind of situation that just pisses you off. But a deep breath later (and maybe a piece of chocolate) we realize how ridiculous they are compare to unemployement, financial crises, not having those wonderful Louboutin shoes, health issues,poverty… we know that perfectly – we are just human. But it won’t be an excuse to forget the date of…

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Chana // veggie snack (for real)

Do you have any magical words? (what the * is she now talking about) Wait a minute. When I’m a bit down, I got my magical words – those that make me smile again after some incantations… Alright, I’ll share them with you: ukulele and poppy. For some there is nothing like a good shopping session , for others a TV shows marathon . For me, it’s my magical words. And it never fails (try ! ukuléléukuléléukulélé ) .  Is this the  « L » effect or something , I do not…

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Long weekend and 3 free visits // how beautiful that is?

There’s nothing to say , we are more than lucky when it goes about (bank) holidays in Belgium! If like me you’ll be off for the four upcoming days (a real proper weekend, say it loud!) you’ll have the time – I hope you do – to treat yourself . After a well-deserved sleep , the world will be ready to offer you your daily dose of knowledge and curiosities . Focus on 3 FREE visits to do: Is contemporary art only artistic by its name? Find it out at…

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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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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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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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Trouvez Hortense et le charme de ses cocktails

Voilà le genre d’endroit qui manquait à Bruxelles. Un secret qui n’en est plus un. Un secret nommé Hortense. Un peu à la manière des bars clandestins de la prohibition, Hortense est là quelque part dans le quartier du Sablon. Elle ne se cache pas mais sa devanture se veut discrète et n’ira à sa rencontre que celui qui le désire vraiment. Quand et si vous la trouvez, descendez l’escalier éclairé à la bougie. Nous voilà alors dans cet espace aux places limitées lorsqu’il n’est plus possible de répondre à…

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