Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cause it makes me happy!

I'm linking up for My Happy List cause well I'm feeling happy today!


And today I'm happy to tell you about a new place that opened in Brussels.

If you had asked me what we were going to do for dinner last night I would have told you; 'I don't know, I'll probably just stop at the store on the way home and pick up something easy to make.'


We went to:

I know, I didn't even know it opened in Brussels! How did I miss out on that news?

So I met up with Himself after work at the Coolock (friends pub), since, well the kids are still away and we don't have to rush home from work in the evenings. And we're just sitting out in the sun chatting with some people when Simon told us about it. His family is still in Finland on vacation so he was super keen to go back. So we did.

Quick cab ride down to the Grand Place and we were there. Boy, I forget how touristy Brussels can be in the summer. There are street vendors out everywhere selling paintings and hand-made crafts. And mimes drawing crowds of people.  And Himself & l look at each other and say, 'Brussels is a great place to live'. Which we are allowed to say even if, technically, we no longer live in Brussels. But you know what I mean.

Back to the Hard Rock cafe. Is it a tourist trap? For sure! But you know what, it's great. The food is good (very different from the local food/burgers). The service is good (very very different from the local service). Strangely enough we didn't have to wait around for a table. And despite having to wait a little longer than expected for the food to arrive, we didn't mind at all.

Yes, it's more expensive than a regular take-away burger joint would cost you but  it was fun. Best of all was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bite. Yes, I had dessert even though I didn't finish my burger, but I shared it with the boys. 

I'm also happy to say that we are going to Kim & Jellen for dinner, I love not having to cook!

O and I nearly forgot! I'm happy cause tomorrow is a public holiday, so no work! YAY!

How about you, what are you happy about today?  Link up with Mamarazzi and share the happiness!


  1. ok number one jealous you have a holiday tomorrow. two that you don't have to cook although I do have dinner in the crockpot so that saves me a little. is there a 3? hm. no I guess that's it : )

  2. Ah, I've always wanted to go to the Hard Rock! So nice that you got to try it out! :)

  3. That's so awesome that a Hard Rock cafe opened up in Brussels! I would love to go to one :D I definitely am pretty envious.

  4. Oh man! Hearing you talk about the street vendors and the mimes makes me REALLY want to visit Brussels!! What a cool place!

    As a rule, on vacations we try to avoid places like The Hard Rock Cafe because of the tourist vibe, but you're right - they do have REALLY good food!

  5. love Hard Rock Cafe I always try to visit one where ever I go on vacation. enjoy your day off

  6. oooh I love Hard Rock - touristy yes? But, I think they're always good. Glad you got one nearby. Holiday tomorrow?!? Lucky you!!

  7. Visiting you from Dandelion Wishes ~


  8. Nice! I miss Kinepolis. They had the BEST sugar popcorn.

  9. I love the Hard Rock! Great sandwiches, burgers, desserts! And so fun!

  10. yum! when i lived in korea i always craved american food. do you miss south african food (whatever that may be)?