Last weekend food-drinks.info had an appointment with a friend in Amsterdam and we decided to meet at the Prik.
Prik has become a famous gay-bar in their 11 year of existence. Always packed, good music, nice terrace and the best cocktails. The very friendly staff provides a very relaxed atmosphere both for locals and tourists.
The drinks are brought to your table and even if you visit Prik for the first time they offer you to run a tab. Let me tell you that not many places in Amsterdam do that anymore.
We enjoyed beer, wine and of course a cocktail. The wodka strawberry delight is one of our favorites. We were there at the Sunday happy hour so snacks were offered for free.
Prik often has special offers on their drinks and organizes all kinds of events. Check out their website for moren information and whenever you are in Amsterdam we recommend you visit Prik!
Food-drinks.info needed a lunch while touring on a beautifull and sunny day in August. We are always on the lookout for nice place to have a bite to eat. That is how we found ourselves on the terrace of De Kluis (The Vault) in Doorn.
Bert started with a latte macchiato and a pastry called ‘skitaart’ and I had a cappuccino. After that we decided to order from the lunch menu. We had a sandwich roll with warm meat and peanut sauce and the chef’s surprise.
Normally this type of sandwich is made with slices of roulade but this one was made with ham, and lots of it. Unfortunately the request to put butter on the sandwich wasn’t honored. Ham and bread tasted great and made a nice lunch.
The chef’s surprise consisted of four slices of French bread with carpaccio, ham, goats cheese and salmon. Made me think of pinchos.
All four were very tasty and fresh with appropriate dressings.
Very friendly staff, nice location and terrace in the center of Doorn. Food-drinks.info would go back whenever in the neighborhood.
Earlier food-drinks.info informed you that Lou street food bar is opening on August 11 in Almere. We promised you to report back after our visit.
Lou has a great variety of street food and an extensive choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The interior has an industrial look and feel with plenty of seats. Outside you’ll find a big terrace where you can sit and relax under the big screens with heating and light.
When you visit Lou, for a drink, a snack or more, simply take a seat and a staff member will be with you soon to take your order.
Food-drinks.info visited with a company of three. We enjoyed a gin tonic, a Brugse Zot Dubbel (draft beer) and a Coca-Cola while making a choice from Lou’s food menu. We decided on the Taco’s Gamba’s, a Black Jack’s Hotdog (by Brandt & Levie) and the homemade fries with Beef Stew.
The food is very nice presented in real street food style, on cutting boards, grease proof paper and recycled (kraft) containers. Everything tasted great and fresh. We already decided to go back soon to have a go at one of their burgers made with Angus beef.
Lou is a welcome addition to the Almere eateries. Without any advertising they simply opened the door and started. The public of Almere is drawn to the place because of it’s location and the inviting look and feel. Of course the moderate prices are a big help too.
Food-drinks.info understands Lou will be open 7 days a week from 11.00 till 23.00 and in the near future on Fridays and Saturdays till 05.00.
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Food-drinks.info visited Blusing in Blaricum. Blushing is wel known in The Netherlands mainly because it’s owned by Gordon Heuckeroth, a singer/presenter and TV-personality.
Gordon opened his first Blushing in July 2014 in Blaricum, the place he used to live. Blushing has expanded and can also be found in Amsterdam (since May 2015) and Rotterdam (since June 2017).
Blushing stands for ‘blushing and glowing with health’. They offer alternatives for the overly fat and sweet products usually served in these types of establishments.
Blushing serves breakfast and lunch and you can enjoy coffee, tea, superfood & shakes.
Bert enjoyed a lemon meringue pie (sweetened with stevia) and a latte macchiato with curcuma. Both very tasty.
I had a Pzalm 50 (smoked salmon, cream cheese light with chives, avocado, rocket salad, chopped red onions and capers) on a slice of very nice dark sourdough bread. The salmon was plenty, fresh, tasty and not to thin sliced.
Good food, in combination with a friendly staff, a nice location in Blaricum and a cozy terrace made for a nice lunch.