No trip to Brussels would be complete without trying the omnipresent moules et frites (mussels and french fries). Also make sure to try stoemp (pureed potatoes and vegetables usually served with sausages) and chicon gratin (chicory wrapped in bacon and cooked in cheese). Belgian Waffles are big sellers on cold days when their sweet smell attracts customers before the outlet has even come into view. Belgian chocolate is world renowned after pralines were introduced here by John Neuhaus in 1912. The big chocolate houses are Neuhaus, Godiva, Guylain and Leonidas. In a country with over 800 different beers and in a town with multiple peeing statues, it will not surprise anyone to learn that Brussels has plenty of characteristic bars. It is recommended that you start at Delirium which has a place in the Guinness Book of Records for offering over two thousand varieties! “Beer tourists” are a common visitor to Brussels, and for good reason.