Grumpy....

…. A few days ago while wandering around in a soft, velvety haze courtesy of Indian cuisine and a few Newcastle Browns, I happened to find that I had mysteriously arrived at a bookstore….

… I ventured inside and milled around for nearly half of an hour… nothing really caught my fancy, honestly…. I even hit the poetry section in a fit of desperation and was still let down…. my goodness, people, what is this wonderful world of ours coming to?... I searched the (albeit meager) selection of poetry and there was not a single tome by Robert W. Service, Ogden Nash, or Sassoon!... and taking up their rightful place on the shelves of a fine store servicing a college town?.... Henry friggin’ Rollins and Walt fuggin’ Whitman….

…. I swear, folks… the further I venture from my compound here, the more depressed I get….

… all was not lost that evening though, and I finally found a copy of Fodor’s “Guide to Belgium”…. And as I think it quite rude to venture into a selling-establishment, hang around looking interesting for nearly an hour, and leave hundreds of greasy thumbprints on a wide selection of their merchandise without actually intending on buying something, I escorted the little gem up to the cash register and made my purchase….

… since I’ll be in Belgium shortly on holiday, I figured it was an excellent choice of reading material….

…. And I am very, very happy to report that I now know where I’ll be dining on the evening of the 15th of September….. Taverne Falstaff in Brussels…. Here’s what the handy little guidebook has to say about it…

Students, pensioners, and everyone in-between flock to this century-old huge tavern with an Art Nouveua terrace and legendarily grumpy waiters.

legendarily grumpy waiters….. good god, people, I can hardly wait….. and here I've been hearing people say that Belgium was boring!....

by Eric on August 06, 2007 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | Drinking
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heh... we oughta get at least one good post from that restaurant!

Bullshitted by Jean on August 6, 2007 05:29 PM

Ayyyyyyyy, there, buddy boy...you watch what you say about Walt "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" Whitman.

Bullshitted by Erica on August 6, 2007 06:24 PM

I used to have one of those "See Europe On Five Dollars A Day" Guides..might have been by Fodor. Hell, you can't buy lunch for that now..

Bullshitted by GUYK on August 6, 2007 07:39 PM

Is this where I say - If it's Tuesday it must be...

nevermind I won't do it. *grin*

Bullshitted by Teresa on August 6, 2007 08:33 PM

May I also suggest grabbing a few Lambics at the Mort Subite at the Grand' Place.

Bullshitted by Elisson on August 6, 2007 09:00 PM

Eric,

What no crappy Taj Mahal skunky brews with the Indian food?

Ellison,

I took some Lambics frambois to Erics upon my last visit, I think he was unimpressed...

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on August 6, 2007 10:48 PM

"Hang around looking interesting for nearly an hour"

You could make a career out of that. Shops that aren't doing as well as they might could hire you to spend an hour in their premises "looking interesting", thus encouraging more people to enter.

Bullshitted by Mark on August 7, 2007 02:24 AM

Ah, yes...the world famous grumpy Belgiuminiums.

Bullshitted by Rosie on August 7, 2007 06:57 AM

Belgium? Haarrruumphhh... (throat clearing sound)

Why? Why, pray tell my good man, when you can so much more economically traverse the few miles over to Dollywood?

Bullshitted by Winston on August 7, 2007 01:46 PM

Nothing compliments great food like a pissy waiter. Worth it's weight in chocolate, I would suppose.

Bullshitted by Mia on August 7, 2007 03:21 PM

Oh, I spent a couple of days in Belgium on my European Tour of the Virgin Mary. We had the best time in a the bar section of a fancy Art Deco restaurant. I don't think that's the same one though. I don't recall a terrace although it was on a hill.

They had a fabulous appetizer menu and an astounding selection of beers. And they served the beers in logo glasses for the company. We stayed so long and made such a drunken spectable of ourselves the owner finally joined us for the last two or three rounds.

I'll have to see if I dig up the name of it.

Bullshitted by Libby on August 11, 2007 10:40 AM