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Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip

Posted by Filip Geerts on 02/14/2005 05:54:42 AM

>>We’d been told great things about eating at Dickie’s. I am sorry to say that we were very disappointed.<<

Jeremy, may I say that your comments made me very disappointed too !!

>>One of the locals (actually an ex pat from Belfast, David aka Homer) had been raving all week about the ribs with Oerbier<<

Jeremy, there's "two" locals already raving about those succulent Oerbeer marinated Spare ribs. ME too! I can tell you, they "are" tasty ! Jeremy, did you really eat those ribs? According José and Sabrina it's nearly impossible you had them. This is disgraceful without any doubts.

>>so I had that and T had some pork. Both were ok but really very average, nothing to write home about.<<

Jeez, unbelievable. Spare ribs marinated in the most exclusive Belgian beer "Oerbier" and this smashed into "very average" is nearly a crime. Jeremy, please tell me how many beery establishments do the effort to marinate their meat with Belgian beer ? Let alone marinating in Oerbier. In my opinion this dish is from a real Burgundian nature. Note that the ribs are presented with mostly "fresh" vegetables and even some pieces of fresh fruit like kiwi, passion fruit, melon, etc... and this accompanied with a most delicious "kazak" (grilled big potatoe in silver paper) cut into two and filled with garlic spicy butter. Drinking some Orval next to that dish is bringing you straight into Belgian Beer Heaven! Jeremy, your comments didn't reveal any price indications ! why is that ? Why didn't you tell the prices at Dickie's are democratic ? People believe me, the food at Dickie's is NOT average. Also the meat is grilled by José himself, and this in front of your eyes on the cosy grill placed in the back of the second room. Grilled, the profesional way. Another good recommendation: The T-Bone steak. the size of that succulent piece of meat is phenomenal and finishing it is difficult ! Objective description this is....

>>And the atmosphere was non existent: whatever ambience there was being fully ruined by the radio. Who wants to listen to the news when you’re having dinner out?<<

Wrong statement and conclusion again. The radio played at that moment because the CD-player had to be repaired at that moment. A misjudgement of Jeremy that completely destroys the real character of Dickie's! I's just NOT fair !! And why you didn't say anyting about the marvelous interior. An interior which is very resembling the interior from 't Botteltje at Ostend. It's the raving factor.

>>Mind you, the draught Avec les Bons Voeux was superb.<<

Ok, that's the only positive note I can spot on your complete Dickie's experience. in fact you're just saying the beer is ok without expressing it's beer pub Dickie's that made that beer available.

Jeremy, again you disappoint me !

You're minimalising a beery establishment into very average and this IMHO without any founded proof. You say, there's no atmoshpere.

And what about this picture report I made a couple of weeks ago ? http://fgeerts.freelinuxhost.com/dickies0122/

Beat me to it if that picture report doesn't exhale some atmosphere ??? The atmoshere of a beer pub is not made by the pub itself, but simply by the people attending. It's you who has to make the atmosphere!

Now, we all know that Dickie's facing some beer crisis. Most of the people do not order some great Belgian beer. What this place really needs is some positive promotion. Nothing is as frustrating to see that here in Bruges many beer pubs are facing a banckrupcy ! Just look at Den Ovene, De Zolder, etc.. Beer pub 't brugs Beertje also diminished their beer range into some 150 already ! Dickie's will no longer be a "beer pub" and the vast 90 different beers will diminish into 50-60 maximum. Yes, my previous pessimistic 30 number was not correct. What you see now here in Bruges is NOT an upward movement. Can you imagine the efforts that beer pub Bargehuis is doing to promote Belgian beer ? They offer some 125 different beers and nobody is drinking them !!

Can you believe the disappointment in Filip's mind when he reads about some anti-promotion targeted to one of the few Beer pubs here in Bruges that wants to really promote Belgian beer ? Sometimes I have the feeling the Burgundian Babblebelt does NOT want to promote Belgian beer ? And me thinking Belgians were already that stupid not wanting to stimulate Belgian beer. Even the Burgundian Babblebelt does difficult, and some right Belgian beer enthusiasm is cut into pieces.....

A true shame.....

Cheers,

Filip

Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 11:34:08 AM
        Dickie - Den Dyver - Logan, 02/14/05 02:20:58 PM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:47:46 AM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Rich Link, 02/15/05 08:53:26 PM
                Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/15/05 03:20:55 AM
                        Re: Den Dyver - , 02/15/05 08:08:47 AM
                                Re: Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/16/05 05:07:23 AM
                Stille Nacht 2000 - Ian, 02/14/05 03:54:39 PM
                        Stille Nacht 2000 on tap - Logan, 02/15/05 09:16:29 PM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Loren, 02/15/05 08:19:11 AM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Paul Shirley, 02/14/05 06:51:31 PM
        Great report, Jeremy - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:43:04 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:54:42 AM
                Filip and Sabrina - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:51:02 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Sabrina Danieletto, 02/13/05 06:20:49 PM
                Thank you for your comments - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:40:29 PM
                        I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 06:15:31 AM
                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 07:10:11 AM
                                        Trying to be constructive - I swear! - SteveG, 02/15/05 01:38:14 PM
                                        Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 08:52:21 AM
                                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:08:33 PM
                                                        Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 04:10:04 AM
                                                                Re: Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:37:11 PM
                                                                Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - , 02/16/05 04:48:11 AM
                                                                        Re: Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - Tony Blair, 02/16/05 08:21:47 AM
                                                                        Thank you for your input :) - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 05:08:53 AM
                                                                                He won't, because THAT is not the aim. nfm - Joris P., 02/16/05 06:01:36 AM
                                                Being mistaken is not the issue - Dick, 02/15/05 03:26:47 PM
                        Re: Thank you for your comments - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:14:58 PM
                "destroy our business"?? Oh brother. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:09:51 PM
                what? - John Sturm, 02/13/05 09:32:44 PM
                        Re: what? - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:06:53 AM
                                You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 09:32:58 AM
                                        Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 11:47:22 AM
                                                Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:03:21 PM
                                                        RELAX Steve ! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 12:32:16 PM
                                                                How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:44:50 PM
                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:16:10 PM
                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:20:31 PM
                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:50:14 PM
                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 05:02:19 PM
                                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 05:09:49 PM
                                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:35:04 PM
                                                                                                                        My final word - Jeremy Gray, 02/15/05 03:13:34 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Joelle, 02/15/05 10:49:49 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:11:22 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: My final word - Joris P., 02/15/05 05:16:13 AM
                                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 06:10:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        English and other expressions - Joris P., 02/15/05 07:39:13 AM
                                                                                                                        How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - MikeK, 02/14/05 08:43:03 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:23:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:48:26 PM
                                                                For Attention of Filip - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 02:27:17 PM
                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:04:44 PM
                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Tim L, 02/14/05 06:23:17 PM
                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:33:31 AM
                                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Cornelia, 02/15/05 08:48:30 AM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Warren Becker, 02/16/05 01:18:21 PM
                                                                                                                Waterfronts in NYC - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 01:27:41 PM
                                                                                                                        Speaking of Ribs... - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 02:08:53 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: Speaking of Ribs... - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 02:50:35 PM
                                                                                                        BBQ in NYC - DaveR, 02/15/05 10:23:51 AM
                                                                                                                May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. nfm - Dick, 02/15/05 09:02:01 PM
                                                                                                                        Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 02:30:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 12:04:18 PM
                                                                                                                Re: BBQ in NYC - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:06:16 PM
                                                                                                                Dinosaur BBQ? - SteveG, 02/15/05 12:24:33 PM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Bill Coleman, 02/15/05 09:50:02 AM
                                                                                        RIbs ! - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:10:01 AM
                                                                relaxed... - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:56:34 PM
                                                                        Not to intrude but... - Loren, 02/14/05 01:44:24 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... 5p - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:13:49 AM
                                                                                I figured you were studying techniques ;=D - Dick, 02/14/05 07:29:19 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:32:40 PM
                                                                                        Eh...at the end of the day... - Loren, 02/15/05 06:57:26 AM
                                                                                                Didn't you have to exit a message board once? - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:31:39 AM
                                                                                                        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - Loren, 02/15/05 08:01:36 AM
                                                                                                                Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - SteveG, 02/15/05 09:23:55 AM
                                                                                                                        Case in point #2 - Loren, 02/15/05 10:11:09 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Case in point #2 - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:06:34 AM
                                                                                                                        Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 10:00:31 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - SteveG, 02/15/05 10:38:37 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 11:14:08 AM
                                                                                                                                                A, I thought something had to be missing! - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:43:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        Re: A, I thought something had to be missing! - Loren, 02/15/05 12:38:01 PM
                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:45:53 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - dsanborn, 02/14/05 05:36:25 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 04:50:16 PM
                                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... if I could throw my 5p in - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:41:51 AM
                                                                                                                PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - Gunter, 02/15/05 08:06:58 AM
                                                                                                                        Re: PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - marcusm, 02/16/05 04:41:50 AM
                My goodness! - Dick, 02/13/05 08:46:16 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 06:31:41 AM
                                Hi, Filip... - Dick, 02/14/05 10:52:58 AM
                                Radio - Ian, 02/14/05 07:07:14 AM
                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:19:44 AM
                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:17:32 PM
                                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:51:51 PM
                                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:37:28 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Reader of this thread (Tim L.), 02/13/05 11:45:20 PM
                                Re: My goodness! - , 02/14/05 09:56:13 AM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 05:37:16 PM
                                        I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 06:16:49 AM
                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Teresa, 02/15/05 09:54:37 AM
                                                        Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 11:26:19 AM
                                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:03:51 PM
                                        Ha! - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:44:43 PM
                                        Anonomous notes also show true colors. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:07:00 PM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Gunter, 02/14/05 10:19:31 AM
                                        Lame - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 10:07:04 AM
                                Nothing will remain as before - Joris P. Pattyn, 02/14/05 01:56:38 AM
                                        modest proposal, a.k.a. trip to hell - jg_eric, 02/15/05 01:03:44 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Tim Lepley, 02/13/05 03:18:55 PM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Rich Link, 02/12/05 01:47:41 PM
                Vlissinghe - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 01:58:40 PM

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