New in Town: Croqino’s

New in Town: Croqino’s

A new 'fast-casual' restaurant has opened on the beautiful and breezy street facing the Leie. The idea for Croqino's was born over a year and a half ago, but years before diving into the restaurant business, Els de Weyn and her husband Rik always knew they wanted to open something in Ghent. The open and alternative food atmosphere [...]

New in Town: Mexcalli – Pop-Up Mezcal Bar

New in Town: Mexcalli – Pop-Up Mezcal Bar

Tacos, tastes, & flavors It turns out even pop-ups can pop up again! Last year, the Mexican Mezcal pop-up bar debuted on Dampoortstraat and stuck around for three months. Now, Mexcalli is back in style, bigger than before and in a beautiful historical building just next to Mosquito Coast. For another three months, patrons can come [...]

New in Town: Comida

New in Town: Comida

...Burritos aren't mexican! As a Tex-Mexican living in Belgium, I've seen and visited my share of 'Mexican' food spots with high hopes. Usually, these places are fast food concepts consisting of burritos and uninspired nachos. Don't get me wrong - burritos can be delicious, but they're not really Mexican. As I talked to PROOF, Palenque, [...]

New in Town: Kin Khao

New in Town: Kin Khao

Kin Khao - "let's eat" Belgian native and Kin Khao owner Dominque Rongé didn't just become inspired by Thailand on a trip, he actually lived there for 10 years. As a hospitality professional, he enjoyed some of the most beautiful destinations Thailand has to offer. It was also there that he met his partner and chef Santisuk [...]

New in Town: Gu-í

New in Town: Gu-í

There's a new plant-based concept in town! When you're craving a refreshing fruity smoothie bowl on the go, think about Gu-í! I recently had a chat with Svante Renneboog about the inspiration behind this new healthy locale up the hill on near the Vooruit. Her cozy, Scandinavian designed spot really encourages take-away but is also good for [...]

Chef Interview: Kobe Desramaults & Chambre Séparée

Chef Interview: Kobe Desramaults & Chambre Séparée

Omakase is a Japanese phrase for I will leave it to you. It's also Japanese for a culinary curated creative experience. At Chambre Séparée there’s no menus, just 20 courses, and each is served with a delectable element of surprise. Few Belgian chefs have garnered as much international notoriety as Kobe Desramaults, so I was happy to [...]

Belgium’s 1st Cookie Dough Pop-Up Bar!

Belgium’s 1st Cookie Dough Pop-Up Bar!

The cookie dough hype has officially arrived in Belgium! Two civil engineering students Amelie Cobbaert and Marilyn Dierick decided to turn their love of baking into a trendy and fun dessert pop up bar in Ghent. With flavors like original, chocoholic, speculicious, and toppings like marshmallows, m&m's, popcorn, pretzels, candy, sweet toothes now have the next best [...]