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With the launch of our newest city guide, we’d like to give one big, warm shout-out to Belgium’s beloved Chez Leon. It’s not easy finding reasonable food fare in the EU capital city, but Leon’s menu and service make it clear why the locals recommend the “mussels in Brussels.”
Mussels at Leon are fresh, cheap (a fixed price meal, including pommes frites and one free beer, is €14.50 per person), and served to your liking. When last there, this Cheapo ordered mussels marinières (mussels steamed in a tomato base) and watched as her fellow Cheapos delighted in mussels à la provencale.
For beer to go, pick up a four-pack for €6. It’s good stuff, we promise.
Check Leon’s web site for details on summer recipes (curry mussels anyone?), Leon beer, and more.
Visit our new Brussels guide here.