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Friday, March 31, 2023

Lille, France: SNAFU ... I Had DiaRihour After Paying Too Much For A Chewy Steak And Expensive Fries - Satiated But Wanting MUCH Better

Le Rihour's
29 Place Rihour
59000 Lille, France
+33 3 20 22 93 59
Prices: €€€€
Thought we would try this place because the menu looked decent and prices seemed reasonable compared to most, but you get what you pay for ... BOHICA!
House red wine was not very good (€6 - 25 cl) and a Coke Zero was €4.50.
My wife had a Croque Madame (€5) and a side of FRENCH fries (€4.50), the sandwich decent and the fries overpriced.
I got the Steak Frites (€15) with a local cheese sauce. THe sauce was plentiful and tasty, but the odd shaped piece of meat was very chewy. I did not have to spit out any gristle, but my jaws got a good workout and I now look like Dick Tracy,
Definitely NOT a TravelValue and 500 klicks from my 'WALL OF FAME'.

CombatCritic Gives Le Rihour's 3 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!



Three Bombs Equates To:
Translation for Civilians: "Situation Normal, All Fucked Up"

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Lille, France: SNAFU ... I Had DiaRihour After Paying Too Much For A Chewy Steak And Expensive Fries - Satiated But Wanting MUCH Better

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Tournai, Belgium: Mama Mia, Vecchia Napoli Is 'THE BOMB' ... HOOAH!

Vecchia Napoli
* Italian, Pizza *
Rue de l'Yser, 7500 
Tournai, Belgium
Phone: +32 466 28 81 35
Prices: €€€€
It was a windy, chilly day in Tournai, a beautiful city, just across the French border in Belgium, on the river Scheldt.
It was a windy, chilly day in Tournai, a beautiful city, just across the French border in Belgium, on the river Scheldt.
My wife, a Sicilian who grew up in Napoli, spotted this place as we were roaming around Tournai looking for a place to have lunch that would allow my service dog, Kemper, to join us. They were happy to have us and treated Kemper like a king, giving him cookies and petting him as they walked by.

Modern inside and tastefully, yet simply decorated, there is a huge wood fired oven just inside the door where delicious, authentic pizza napolitana is made. The staff are very kind and efficient, making our meal all the better. As soon as we sat down, we were greeted and given a small complimentary triangle of warm ciabatta topped with chopped tomato tossed in EVO and herbs.
We started with some house red wine (€8/50 cl) and an Affettati Mixte (€15), a huge, generous wood platter filled with a tasty variety of Italian salamis and hams. Along with the fresh bread, it was a delightful start to our meal.
My wife dislikes tomatoes, so she ordered the Pizza 4 Formaggi (€14), topped with a little cream and an abundance of mozzarella, gorgonzola, emmental, parmigiano, then topped with a little EVO. She does not hand out praise easily, especially when it comes to pizza, but she gave it two thumbs up ... Mamma Mia!

I went with my favorite, Pizza Diavola (€13.50), coming with tomato sauce, mozzarella, slices of salami, and olio piccante (EVO infused with red chili peppers). Like my wife's, the pizza dough was thrown and perfectly baked in the neapolitan way, the only difference from pizza in Naples being that the cheese and toppings are more abundant here. It was delicioso ... OOH-RAH!

Santo, the owner, hails from Pompeii - a relative suburb of Naples -  and was extremely nice, making us feel very welcome while he manned the pizza oven and delivered food.
Our feast was a relative bargain at €53.50, considering prices in all of the other restaurants we saw in Tournai were quite high with lunch entrees mostly starting at at around €17.00 ... WTFO!

CombatCritic Gives Vecchia Napoli A Stellar 10 Bombs Out Of 10 And A Spot On My 'WALL OF FAME' ... HOOAH! 🇺🇸

Ten Bombs Equates To:


Translation for Civilians: 

HOOAH!: "Phonetic spelling of the acronym HUA, which stands for 'Heard Understood Acknowledged.' Originally used by the British in the late 1800's in Afghanistan. More recently adopted by the United States Army to indicate an affirmative or a pleased response." - Urban Dictionary

"The Department of Military Science and Leadership, University of Tennessee claim HOOAH 'refers to or means anything except no' ... Regardless of its meaning ... the term is an expression of high morale, confidence, motivation and spirit." - WarChronicle.com

"The U.S. Air Force stole 'HOOAH' from the Army because we were part of the Army until 1947 and rather than waste a bunch of time coming up with something new and unique like "ROO-YAH" or "HAL-A-LOO-YAH", we said 'screw it, let's go with HOOAH' ... thanks Army ... HOOAH!" - CombatCritic
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Title: Tournai, Belgium: Mama Mia, Vecchia Napoli Is 'THE BOMB' ... HOOAH!

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Cysoing, Nord, France: La Bel Frite (LBF): Great Burgers And Fries At A Great Price ... HOOAH!

La Bel Frite - LBF
* Burgers, Sandwiches *
13 Rue Waldeck Rousseau
59830 Cysoing, France
+33 6 78 54 92 84
Prices: €€€
We tried to eat here on one of our first nights in Cysoing, but it was raining and there was a line of people out the door getting drenched and I did not care to join them 😁.

Having witnessed their devout customer base, I returned a few nights later just after they opened in order to see what all of the fuss was about.
No English spoken, I translated the menu on Google Translate and ordered our meals ...
I asked for the Baguette Cheese Burger with fries (9.50€), coming with a big, handmade burger, bacon, over-easy fried egg, cheese, lettuce and tomato on a fresh baguette ... HOOAH!
When we returned to our lodging and opened the paper wrapping, there were more french (fresh) fries than I could possibly eat and a massive sandwich which I promptly cut in half and put on a plate with 1/4 of the fries. The burger was delicious, the hand-cut fries hot and crispy, and my stomach full with another meal tucked away in the fridge.

My wife was intrigued by the Le Bouc burger (9.50€) and a Petite Frites (€2.50), another big beef patty, chévre cheese, walnuts, tomato and honey on a fresh sesame bun. The `small' fried would have been enough to feed both of us, so I can only imagine how big the order of Grandes Frites (4.00€) would have been ... HOLY GUACAMOLE!

My Italian wife does not offer praise easily, but she claimed afterward that it was 'the best burger' she has ever had ... MAMA MIA!
This place does things right, the food fantastic and the prices very reasonable (20.50€ for the entire feast), especially for France, a definite TravelValue in my book!

CombatCritic Gives LBF A Rare 10 Bombs Out Of 10 And A Spot On My 'WALL OF FAME' .... OOH-RAH! 🇺🇸

Ten Bombs Equates To:


Translation for Civilians: 

HOOAH!: "Phonetic spelling of the acronym HUA, which stands for 'Heard Understood Acknowledged.' Originally used by the British in the late 1800's in Afghanistan. More recently adopted by the United States Army to indicate an affirmative or a pleased response." - Urban Dictionary

"The Department of Military Science and Leadership, University of Tennessee claim HOOAH 'refers to or means anything except no' ... Regardless of its meaning ... the term is an expression of high morale, confidence, motivation and spirit." - WarChronicle.com

"The U.S. Air Force stole 'HOOAH' from the Army because we were part of the Army until 1947 and rather than waste a bunch of time coming up with something new and unique like "ROO-YAH" or "HAL-A-LOO-YAH", we said 'screw it, let's go with HOOAH' ... thanks Army ... HOOAH!" - CombatCritic
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Great food
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Outdoor dining
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Cheap eats
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Large portions


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Title: Cysoing, Nord, France: La Bel Frite (LBF): Great Burgers And Fries At A Great Price ... HOOAH!

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