Over at Phillyist, they just visited new Art Museum-area Belgian resto The Belgian Cafe (whose menu we’ll have shortly). They checked out the brunch… and, dude, they have brunch mussels!
We had our alcohol and we had fun things to look at. Now to decide on our food. Everything looked so good, and as it was an entirely new menu, we couldn’t ask Jill for her recommendation. But, being relatively frequent visitors to Monk’s, we figured we couldn’t go wrong with mussels and frites. Separate from the mussels on its dinner menu, The Belgian Café also serves four varieties of “brunch mussels.” Ross decided on the smoked salmon, red onion, and caper bowl, and I went with the charcuterie mussels: ham, sausage, goat cheese, and mustard. They were accompanied by thicker frites than those served at Monk’s, complimented by Monk’s beloved aioli and a smoked tomato ketchup. (I usually hate ketchup, but this was outstanding.)
Of course, when we go we’ll probably just stick to an omlette or maybe eggs benedict. But charcuterie mussels… Damn. Awesome.
Not Just Waffles Anymore [Phillyist]