Recently me and a few food writers got together and descended upon The Globe – a Belgian Gastropub in Old Towne Garden Grove and destroyed an onslaught of food and drinks all to provide the public (that’s YOU) insight into this hidden gem.
My BFF Greg from OC Beer Blog did this fantastic write-up already and of course it was a wonderful piece of literary gold. I agree with his assessment whole-heartedly in the importance of the proper glassware for the proper Belgian beer. It makes a difference people! No, seriously there are all sorts of people who agree with us and if you go to that part of the world you would understand how serious proper glassware is because it respects the beer as it should be respected.
My favorite thing I had while we were there was the pretzels. The exterior was super crunchy and the pop from the big grains of salt was particularly pleasing. The super spicy yellow mustard was assaulting my nostrils in the most delightful way. The whole table was in consensus of our enjoyment of the pretzels and it complimented the beers nicely.
Out of all the entries we tried, my favorite was the pasta dish that Sean had. It reminded me of the giant bowls of pasta we had while in Brussels; sitting in warm, quiet little bar on a busy street one rainy evening. The pasta had mushrooms and big pieces of parmesan cheese that enveloped the noodles with a tasty cream sauce.
Old Towne Garden Grove is an adorable little street and the Globe is worth checking out if you find yourself wondering where to eat and wanting to try someplace new. If you are feeling saucy you could even try the Chimay challenge (70 oz of Chimay White) and get your picture on the wall!