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Block House Steak House – Dusseldorf and beyond

Reader Rant… In need of a good hunk of meat? A juicy American style steak with a buttery sour cream topped baked potato on the side? A chunk of garlic bread and a good green salad? Ahhh… check the menu here. Delicious and filling. Plus, the Altstadt in Dusseldorf is just a cool place to […]

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Bocadillo Baguetterie — Geilenkirchen

BocadilloAlte Poststrasse 10GeilenkirchenTel: 02451-9116250Web: Open: M-F 0830-1900; Sat 1000-1600; Sun Closed Located just across from City Hotel and the train station parking lot is a small, but very nice little sandwich shop run by two of the friendliest people I’ve met in Geilenkirchen. Here at Bocadillo, you can enjoy delicious home made soups, salads, […]

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Local Restaurant List!

In looking up contact information for a cafe, I ran across this GREAT website! It doesn’t cover the entire area, but does list most if not all the restaurants in the Gangelt, Selfkant, and Waldfeucht areas including addresses, phone numbers, websites, and hours! The last, for me is the biggest, since I always seem to […]

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De Effenaar Cafe — Eindhoven, NL

Reader Recommendation… De Effenaar Cafe Dommelstraat 2 Eindhoven 5611 CK Phone: 0031-(0)40-239-3666 Web: (The website has an English translation for some parts, but the concert information and the restaurant menu are only available on the Dutch site at the moment.) “A very cool exterior with a nice, cozy interior: This café serves dinner beginning […]

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Toscana – Italian Restaurant

Reader Recommendation… This place comes highly recommended from a trusted foodie. A regular stop for some who appreciate the consistently delicious food. Great for families, but nice enough for date nights as well. Toscana Ristorante & PizzeriaHeerlenerstrasse 146D-52531 Ubach-Palenberg(Scherpenseel)Tel: 02451 91 02 74Open: Mon-Sat 1700-2400; Sun and holidays 1200-2400

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Don’t neglect Aachen just because it’s close. It is an amazing city, full of history, beautiful architecture, great restaurants, and fantastic shopping. Aachen is actually very loved among locals – some of whom drive quite a ways to get there. We have friends in Brussels who make quarterly trips to Aachen just to go shopping. […]

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Middelberg Konditorei Cafe & Confiserie

Just when I thought I’d had the best German cake around, I found a bakery that has topped them all! In Aachen, this cafe set on the corner of a small street right off of the Markt makes the absolutely best cake I’ve eaten since moving here. With various cakes and chocolates make on the […]

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Spangdahlem Eats!

Reader Recommendations… We almost all end up at Spang at least once, some regularly, so it’s good to know where to eat. These were recommended by a reader who lives there. Thai Orchidee Im Marchen 1 Dudeldorf, 54647 -Great Thai food with lunch specials with soup of the day, M-F 11-1400 for lunch & 1700-2200 […]

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O Portugues – Restaurant, Tuddern

Reader Recommendation… O Portugues Oligstrasse 32 TuddernTel: 02456-3463 “We’ve found a nice Portugese restaurant we like – you may know it too? They have great grilled seafood and meat plates. Prices are reasonable. On weekends it’s advisable to call ahead for a table.” Actually… though I haven’t eaten here yet, it’s on my list! […]

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Oberhausen – SeaLife & Italian Food

Caveat: I love zoos and aquariums and I’ve been to a lot of them. In Oklahoma we had a zoo membership and some weeks we’d go 5 days of 7. So, in some respects, I’m critical. I know what to expect. In others, I’m not. I love critters and fish and if there are critters, […]

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