The market on Place du Châtelain every Wednesday afternoon is a place to meet for a glass of wine with friends. As well as stalls selling vegetables and cheese, there are several stands where you can drink a glass of white wine or even Champagne.
It nearly vanished in early 2011, but a Facebook campaign saved this popular Ixelles frites stall. The owner had to move to a shiny new stall, but he still produces perfectly-fried frites which he serves in paper cones. It takes time. This is slow fast food. Be prepared to wait in a long line of customers, ranging from mothers with small children to hip Flemish journalists from the TV Brussel studio.
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01 Bite me, Brussels »
Rachel has a voracious appetite for all the good things to eat, drink, taste, sip and savour in Brussels. She hunts out unexpected gems and ends each review with a rating, making this the Standard & Poor of Brussels foodie blogs.
Bite Me rates restaurants on a scale from C to A an mercilessly downgrades any establishment that fail to come up to scratch on a second visit, making the whole eating experience as nervous as the Sovereign debt market.
02 On Food and Wine »
Andrea and Mark are two Eurocrats who work at the European Commission by day and eat out at night. They have been blogging about
their experiences since 2006, with gorgeous photographs accompanying each entry.