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NYC Hound coming to Brussels & Munich for the 1st time! Please comment on our ideas!


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NYC Hound coming to Brussels & Munich for the 1st time! Please comment on our ideas!

roze | | Mar 26, 2009 09:35 AM

Okay- so excited to be finally going to Europe. We are HUGE food and beer people so this trip is perfect for us. We of course want to see and do everything but only have a few days. We actually fly in London to start the trip and then will be taking a train to Brussels on Tuesday April 21st which will get us in around 4:00 and then we fly to Munich on Thursday the 23rd to get in around 7:00pm and fly out that Sunday.

So far this is what I'm thinking:

In Brussels we are staying at Le Meridian Hotel. I would love to find somewhere near our place where we could wake up and get some breakfast and coffee.

As far as things to do we are HUGE beer people so we plan to spend some good time in the Delirium Cafe. I also heard good things about the bars around Place St. Geary so we will go over there and maybe stop at Mappa Mundo and try to get a booth upstairs to people watch?

Then we need some mussels and frites. I was thinking Pre Sale maybe? I wanted to check out IN't Spinnekopke but I heard they were very rude to tourists. We are not tourists in the typical sense- just very laid back and looking to drink beers but I get worried about people being mean.

I thought maybe we would swing by the Belga Queen just for a drink to check out the decor. Do they have a regular bar to sit at?

Of course we need to get a waffle somewhere- any suggestions?

Lastly of course is chocolate at Marcolini (my favorite in NYC) and probably Whittmar. Anywhere else?

We would love to visit one of the old breweries - are any nearby?

Then in Munich the plan is to check into our hotel Thursday night and head straight to Weissebrau Haus for dinner of roast pork, potato pancakes and wheat beer. Then probably to Hofbrau House for beers to finish the night since it is next to our hotel.

The rest of the trip I face the same problem- where to have breakfast in the morning. Any recs? We really want to check out Spatenbrau Haus and the Viktualienmarket. And of course the brewery at the airport is on our list as well.

Any other suggestions? We really just want to eat and drink and will try almost anything. Thanks in advance- we cannot wait!!