The favorites list: Jack O’Shea

When we first found our way to Brussels for some apartment hunting, we stumbled upon an idyllic little street tucked behind the EU commission called Rue Franklin. At the time we hoped to find some new digs on this cute little tree lined streets but alas it was not in the cards. What we did find is the best pizza in Brussels, a funky dive bar called the Hairy Canary (tweet!) and the subject of this post, Jack O’Shea.

This family butcher had now become one of my absolute favorite places to get some dinner inspiration. Tired of scouring local butchers for yummies like short ribs, beef cheeks and oxtail, look no further. The very friendly, English speaking butchers are sure to help you find what you are looking for. What do I love most? You can’t go wrong with the house made sausages. Think Guiness Beef, Spicy Italian and Chorizo. Must say, they also had the best steaks I have found in Brussels at a reasonable cost. I recommend the aged New York Strip!

Not just meat but some specialty cheese, great wine selection focused on new world, South Africa especially (hello Chocolate Block Syrah!) and some small Irish/English jellys, stock bases and breads. YUM.

A stop in on this 222 year old family butchery is a delight and thus earns a spot on my favorite list. Thanks Jack!Image

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