So, it’s time for the Friday edition of ShanKnits. Fridays are for fun!
Okay, to be more specific if you’re doing this whole life thing right, hopefully everyday is about fun and happiness as well as productivity, progress, good works, blah blah blah. But, Friday is a special day, it’s the day Shannon posts about things that might help you enjoy your weekend. And, being that I, Shannon, am more than a little bit known for the randomness, who knows what will happen?
This week’s Fun Thing – Really, really Belgian Waffles
I have very fond memories of my trip to Belgium a few years ago. I visited two cities, Brugge (Bruges) and Bruxelles (Brussels). As a good portion of any of my tourist experiences involves food, two of the things that I really, really wanted to do there were have waffles and fries. While not a fan of what most Americans think of as “Belgian Waffles”, those airy, deep pocketed things that it are impossible to butter, I was pleased as punch to find out that there is another kind of waffle in Belgium, the Liege waffle. While the Brussels waffle is eaten with a knife and fork, served as a dessert, and often topped with whipped cream, fruit, and/or ice cream, the Liege waffle is a street food, like hot dogs or tacos. It’s a dense yeast-based waffle with clumps of sugar in it and a golden exterior. While the former is easy to find at many breakfast places, the latter has been hard to come by in Salt Lake, outside of a cart at the Farmers Market.
Well, good news. Pierre , the owner of the aforementioned cart has opened a permanent location now, just across the street from Pioneer Park. Bruges Waffles & Frites serves exactly those things, waffles and frites (fries). You can get a waffle with chocolate, whipped cream, and/or chocolate, or a cone of fries with your choice of 7 or 8 different mayonaise-based sauces. They do have one other item, a Flemish stew, but I couldn’t tell you anything about that. (Yet.) Pierre is tri-lingual, so if you speak French, Flemish, or English, say hi.
You can find Bruges Waffles & Frites at