View Post

Boondocks, Wichelen

In News Item, Review by Mr Eggplant Comments

On the Boondocks website they keep things simple. It says, “Just great steaks!”. After a disaster dinner at restaurant Elckerlijc (owned by world champion BBQ 2003 Peter Declercq) we really prayed to all the gods including the old pagan ones that this time we would get a great steak.

View Post

Elckerlijc, Maldegem

In News Item, Review by Mrs. Strawberry Comments

Following the advice of a couple of friends we decided to visit Elckerlijc, a grill restaurant in Maldegem owned and run by 2003 world champion in barbecue; Peter De Clercq. Seduced by the idea of a good piece of perfectly grilled meat we arrived with high expectations.

View Post

Bottom of the pit #11, Barcelona

In BOTP, News Item by Mr Eggplant Comments

Barcelona, The City of Counts, The City of Gaudi and as like major city, a web of tourist traps. This is where we step in. It’s easy to make mediocre food. Being with the top 10 worst restaurants of a particular area is (unless there are only 10 restaurants in that area) not that easy either! Here are the 10 worst restaurants of Barcelona, Spain according to the people who visit them!

View Post

Gent Smaakt 2015 (Food Festival)

In News Item, Review by Mr Eggplant Comments

Gent Smaakt (translates as Ghent tastes good) is supposed to be a culinary paradise that hosts a wealth of different cuisines. Ranging form traditional local dishes to fine dining gastronomy. Entrance to the event was free and you had to exchange your money into special coins made for the event that you can then use to purchase food. On their website it says that drinks would be available for 2 coins (2,25EUR) and food would be available starting at 3 coins (3,40EUR).

View Post

Behind Chef’s Table, Silas Hite

In Interview, News Item by Mrs. Strawberry Comments

This week we got the opportunity to talk to Silas Hite, the composer for the Netflix Original Series; Chef’s Table. Silas Hite is an Emmy winning composer currently living and working from his studio in Los Angeles. He has scored many commercials for clients such as Apple, McDonalds, and Chevy, earning him an Emmy, a Cannes Gold Lion, a Grand Effie Award and Adweek’s Spot of the Year.

View Post

Bottom of the pit #10, Berlin

In BOTP, News Item by Mr Eggplant Comments

Berlin, the German capital, is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and a way of life that’s both fast-paced and relaxed. Berlin has some of the worst restaurants in the world (and some of the best) and as always that’s where we step in.  It’s easy to make mediocre food.

View Post

Culinaria 2015, Brussels

In News Item, Review by Mrs. Strawberry Comments

“Culinaria 2015 Belgium Effect“ took place in Tour & Taxis in Brussel. Easily accessible with a big parking, the building used to be an old industrial storage building and definitely has its charms. This big 5 day long foodie festival has Belgian as well as some international star chefs come together and each serve a dish at their own stand. It was truly unique and inspirational to see them assemble your dish before your very eyes. Each dish came paired with a glass of wine chosen by Loire Valley Wines.

View Post

Bottom of the pit #9, Rome

In BOTP, News Item by Mr Eggplant Comments

Rome, the city of Margherita, Prosciutto, Funghi, Pepperoni,Arrabiata,Bolognese,Calzone,Tonno, Quatro Formaggi, Quatro Stagion, Frutti Di Mare, … you get the point. This is gonna be fun because Rome has some of the worst restaurants in the world (and some of the best) and as always that’s where we step in.  It’s easy to make mediocre food.

View Post

Bottom of the pit #8, Bruges

In BOTP, News Item by Mrs. Strawberry Comments

Bruges, the city of uhm… Old stuff? Horses? Pricy low quality food, yes that’s it! No Bruges is actually a nice city with plenty of things to do. Some restaurants try go destroy it’s reputation…. That’s where we step in.  It’s easy to make mediocre food.

View Post

Bottom of the pit #7, NYC

In BOTP, News Item by Mr Eggplant Comments

New York City, the city that never sleeps… The big apple! With almost 10 million people living in the city there are thousands of restaurants to pick from, including some of the best and…. the worst. That’s where we step in.  It’s easy to make mediocre food.