Weekend in Belgium - Brussels at Dusk

We concluded our day in Brussels on the Grote Markt.  En route, we were lured in by Belgian Frit'n Toast.  Who can resist a joint with an animated French fry cone as a mascot!
Our mouths were watering as the chips came out of the fryer.
We enjoyed our portion with curry sauce -- yum!
From here, we stopped into Corné Port-Royale located in a grand shopping arcade just off the Grote Markt.
We had high hopes for Toone Theatre when we stopped to get a beer in their lovely courtyard.
15 minute after placing our order, the drinks still hadn't arrived so we bailed out.  The only consolation was spotting this chicken bird in the neighbor's yard.
We finally arrived at Brussels' Grote Markt.
We stopped at La Broutte and sat outside in the sun to drink a proper Belgian beer.
The views were stunning.  I particularly liked these jaunty statues crowning the Brussels Town Hall.
The beer and crackers really hit the spot!  We enjoyed it so much we had two rounds!
...along with a little of the chocolate we'd picked up on the way.
We continued our walk and passed a sweet shop with an amazing selection of nougat.
I liked this coffee place with a Mariachi guy fashioned from coffee beans.
We walked up Rue Antoine Dansaertstraat past colorful fluttering flags.
This green iron and frosted glass door caught my eye.
We stopped for dinner at Midi Minuit, kind of a 'hole in the wall' but there were a lot of people queued up to eat here so we figured it must be good.
Indeed it was.  We had a chicken sandwich with spicy sauce and frites for less than 5 euro!  Super yum.
By the time we finished dinner, the sun had set.  We passed the Bourse where a ton of people sat out on the steps seemingly watching the cars go by.
We continued our jaunt through the neighborhood and I eyed this speckled painted building.
We walked through Saint-Jacques, the gay hub of Brussels and peered up at lovely cartoon art of a couple out for a stroll.
We capped our day in Brussels with a visit to the Manneken Pis, a tiny statue originally put on this spot in 1388.
Here you can see just how tiny he is.
This was a great contrast to the larger than life *chocolate* peeing boys in a nearby shop.  Love it!

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