Restaurant Meme

15 thoughts on “Restaurant Meme

  1. Yeah you did the meme! I know you’ve covered a lot of restaurants in previous posts, but I knew you could come up with more. They all sound wonderful with good stories behind them!

  2. I love the look of Mudd’s and the sound of Namaste…I can never get enough of those Indian buffets…I seem to crave one every day at lunch. Mmmmmmmmm!

  3. I’m there!

    Although I’ll have to go way back in time to when I went to restaurants that didn’t give you crayons and balloons!

  4. Oh Jules, the sad, sad truth is that Belgian cuisine is considered superior in Europe to French cuisine–and yet we never eat out. Being a family of four and restaurant prices being so high, we put our euros elsewhere in the budget. Today I took my two kids out for Belgian fast food and meals for the three of us (including one Belgian version of a Happy Meal), cost me more than $25. And that was without desserts and with small drinks (no refills) and fries. They even charge 50 cents for the ketchup packets. “Real” restaurant food costs even more.

    I will recommend two Belgian eateries that American expats love when they need a taste of home in Brussels. One is Fat Boys at Place du Luxembourgh. It’s a sports bar and serves American-style burgers and frites for about $15 a person (drink not included!). El Vergel, not far from the Trone Metro stop, offers “Latin American” food which is what Belgians call Mexican food. It’s the only place I’ve found that serves Tex-Mex here (other than the horrible Chi-Chi’s, which has been exported to Europe).

    My advice to expats, never ever order Mexican food at the restaurant in Bruparck near the Atomium and MiniEurope! There’s no “heat” to the food at all, the salsa is like ketchup, kinda sweet, and nothing is spicy.

  5. Cool! This will be a good exercise for me. Plus, after I’m married, I’ll be living closer to Gina’s neck of the woods, so I can’t wait to try out some of her suggestions. I’ll work on this over the weekend, and post it one day next week.

    Have a good weekend, J!

  6. Lotus, I just got back from having Indian Buffet for lunch. Yummy! I always want to go back for seconds, but I’m too darned full. Sigh.

    V-Grrlll, I never knew there was better food than French! Too bad it’s so darned expensive. Regarding the Mexican food, I would say to stay away from foreign cuisines in foreign countries (does that make sense?) but we all know the Indian food in England is yummy, and when we were in Paris, I had the best Chinese food in my life. Oh well. 🙂 Sorry you can’t play.

    I’m glad the rest of you will be playing, and I’m looking forward to seeing your memes!

  7. Sidebar on Rivoli: We went there for our anniversary and there was another couple who came in maybe 5 minutes before we did, looked at the reservations list, and said “Um, we’re Mr. and Mrs. J/Py Korry.” When we came in, we said our names, and the host was confused. He excused himself, and when he came back, he told us that a couple just walked in, said our name, and were seated. J took out her ID to proved we were who we said we were. They apologized and said they would give us the next table that was available. We were given free wine and appetizers while we waited, and when our table was ready, it was decorated with a lot of party flair. We had a very nice meal, and found the whole thing pretty amusing.

    We went back to the restaurant a couple of years later (for our anniversary) and they remembered us and what happened that night. The host said “You know, you don’t have to wait for your anniversary to come and dine with us.” 🙂

    It really is a great restaurant!

  8. Oh, I’ve been patching drywall/spackling/painting the kitchen all day today and just barely noticed this.

    Thanks for the tag, I’ll see what I can come up with (though, like you I’ve done a bit about restaurants and may not have anything to say more at the moment, but knowing me the moment will pass and I’ll be running off at the mouth again).

    I didn’t realize you’d done restaurant reviews. Next to travel writing, that sounds like my dream job.

  9. Rivoli looks like a really nice place. It must really be very romantic huh? 🙂

    Namaste looks like they serve superb Indian food. Really wanna try 😀

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