Recent downtown descends have seen our usual paths veer somewhat off track, our urban instincts for discovery somehow enticed by murmurs of renovation and rumours of regeneration. Steering away from the usual Chartreux-Dansaert-St Catherine triangular hotspot of hipness, our latest wanderings have brought us to place du Samedi/Zaterdagplein, located just behind place St Catherine/Sint-Katelijneplaats. A quaint and quiet square wedged in between Boulevard Anspach/Anspachlaan and the fish monger paradise that is St Catherine/Sint-Katelijnse, it has recently been given a new lease of life thanks to the opening of contemporary eatery De Nieuwe Brasserie. We’ll be digging deeper into this new oasis of calm in our November edition’s food special, booking a table for two at the new culinary imprint for us and a special guest.

In the meantime, to encourage you to check them out before you read all about them in our next issue, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a dinner for two (includes aperitifs, starters, main courses, desert as well as wine) at De Niewe Brasserie. All you need to do is email wewrite@thewordmagazine.be. Specify ‘Dinner for two’ in the subject line and include your full name and postal address in the email itself. The first reader to do so will win a dinner for two.