Month: December 2015

new floor for the consulate

For your information, the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta is moving from the 27th to the 22nd floor and will be closed to the public Dec. 17th at noon until Dec. 22nd.
They hope to be fully operational on Dec. 23rd and highly recommend to call ahead for an appointment.
The consulate provides public services for Belgians abroad who are registered in the consular population register.  If you haven’t done so, it is not too late … imagine the stress of an expired passport for example.  But also think about elections,  change in your civil status, … not to mention that it also offers notary expertise.
As a reminder:
  • Consul General: Ms. Geneviève Verbeek
  • Address: 230 Peachtree Street Nw, Atlanta, GA 30303 | Phone: +1 404-659-2150
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12.30 pm and 2 – 4 pm
  • Emergency number outside opening hours: +1 404 271 96 69
  • Public transit: Peachtree Center Station (Marta)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Its consular district includes 10 southeastern U.S. states: AL, AR, NC, SC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS & TN



Finally!  Nuit Belge will make its debut in Atlanta on January 23rd at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.  This event is a unique pairing of Belgian beers and small plates of Atlanta’s finest chefs.    The inaugural Nuit Belge, took place in March 2015 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville and its success drove Rhizome Productions Inc., the organizer,  to share the concept with other hot cities!  Lucky us, we will be the first stop!

To tease your palate, here are the restaurants involved: Bhojanic, Iberian Pig, Holeman & Finch, Cooks & Soldiers, King + Duke, Local Three, Octopus Bar, Lusca, Heirloom Market BBQ, Empire State South, Double Zero Napolitana, Blackberry Farm & Ba Bellies.  The beers will include Orval, Bacchus Oud Bruin, Lindemans Cuvee Kriek, Gouden Carolous Triple, Saison DuPont, Westmalle Dubbel, Houblon Chouffe, Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Three Taverns, Rodenbach Grand Cru and many more.

A little bit over the venue – The Foundry at Puritan Mill, located in the King Plow Arts District,  is a 12,000 square feet event space with original pine beams, expansive skylights, and polished concrete floors.  The foundry, built in 1921, was constructed and operated by Puritan Chemical Company until 1996. In 2000, the location was purchased, restored and converted into a mixed-use facility.

Nuit Belge’s next stops will be New Orleans on 2/26, Nashville on 3/12 and Charleston on 4/16.

Thank you beATL Cindy for sharing this!


  • When: Saturday January 23rd, 2016 – The VIP event with Blackberry Farm ($149 + $10.19 fee)  begins at 5.30 pm | General Session ($129 + $9.09 fee) from 7- 10 pm.
  • Where: The Foundry at Puritan Mill | 916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Ticket prices range from $129-$149 and include entry, tasting glass, festival program, and unlimited food & beverage samples.
  • This is a 21+ event and proper ID is required for entrance.
  • Dress to impress (no shorts,t-shirts,or flip flops).

belgian thirstday – 12/3/2015

Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, it’s time to concentrate on our last Belgian THIRSTday of the year!  Join us to make a memorable one on Thursday December 3rd from 7 pm at the 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Sandy Springs [change of plans: no Ponce City or Argosy this time].   We will be directed to a cozy place but not the Beer Garden due to a large party.


  • When: Thursday December 3rd, 2015
  • Time: from 7 pm
  • Address: 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 | (404) 255-5911 – located just south of the Perimeter (I-285) on the upper level and in the back of The Prado shopping center. Look for the silver grain silo and the two stone lions.
  • Parking: free
  • a RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be greatly appreciated… Just asking for one click …

Zinneke Pis, Brussels, erected in 1998