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SamL Jun 13, 2011 02:46 AM

What other discussion boards/fora are there for food in Brussels? I am looking for something with a larger user base, ideally in French, but will take anything.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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    kerriar RE: SamL Jun 14, 2011 05:09 AM

    Not sure about discussion boards per se but you may find the following sites of some use:

    http://www.resto.be/ware/index.jsp is hopeless except for finding addresses. All mildly negative comments are deleted immediately.

    http://www.sensum.be/ is also a commercial site to promote restaurants but there is some kind of quality control. I'd be happy to eat in most of the restaurants featured but they are resolutely up-market. The linked blog can occasionally be quirky and amusing.

    Two newspaper linked sites are.

    http://levifresto.rnews.be/fr/style-d...

    http://lacuisineaquatremains.blogs.la...

    The latter is probably the better of the two and topics covered are not limited to Brussels..

    You could look at http://www.xpats.com/lifestyle/eating... which can be useful but more often is merely amateurish. (In English).

    I've bookmarked http://www.labonnetable.be/ but can't really say much about it. Comments, rather few, do not seem to be censored.

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      kerriar RE: kerriar Jun 28, 2011 05:33 AM

      You might also have a look at
      http://www.bxlblog.be/2009/01/22/ou-b... or
      http://bxlblog.wordpress.com/category...

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        SamL RE: kerriar Jul 21, 2011 01:44 AM

        Thanks for the suggested links! None are exactly what I was looking for, but they are very helpful. The blog angle is a good one. I hadn't thought of looking for local blogs.

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