Glowbal Goes Global

How do you get your restaurant on the international map? Well it certainly doesn”t hurt to have Robert Pattinson frequent the joint most recently spending his 23rd birthday there with family and castmates.

Glowbal Grill and Satay hosted the Twilight cast early on in the filming process several times. It was written up in the Vancouver Sun where the article talked about Rob’s love for their Kobe meatballs and signature martini. It certainly was one of the reasons why the site Twilight site operators who arrived in Vancouver early for their set visit decided to pay the place a visit.

The Kobe meatballs were a big hit, as was the Sattay Sample Platter where you could pretty much taste a little bit of everything.  Signature martini, can’t say it was bad, but we can’t say (unlike the meatballs) it was worth the hype. After our experience there, no wonder the cast liked it: great food, relaxed Soho feel, and a seating section not directly in front of a panormaic window so there’s at least a chance at privacy.

Well it seems that lots of Vancouver locals: fans, photographers, etc. on a hunch decided to stake out Glowbal hoping that Rob would return (though he hadn’t been there in weeks) and celebrate his 23rd birthday there. According to the manager,

“”They weren’t fooling anybody,” said Mr. Bowers, adding that many of the photographers hid their cameras and just casually strolled around the front and rear entrance of the Mainland Street grill. “It was quite comical.”

Once Rob actually arrived and the Twitter brigade started it got quite busy, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Looks like Glowbal is going to be doing some serious buisness, which couldn’t hurt with the Olympics coming to town this winter. It’s great when the one place everyone knows the name of is yours!

Read the whole article here.


  1. Sweetdevil says:

    Of course it is very nice if it is your restaurant, but I feel sorry for Rob because he never has a chance to do something without being followed by a whole bunch of crazy teenage girls.

  2. Wow.

  3. ScarletRubie says:

    that’s halarious but i gotta say that i would do that myself, i would go eat there to see if Rob just so happen to be hungry, LOL

  4. Okay this is actually for Edward’s Song post (sorry but it won’t allow me to post my comment on it)
    I think Breathe by Taylor Swift is a very fitting song
    Give it a listen and see what ye think

  5. You know whats sad?
    That’s my favorite restaurant in vancouver and i use to go there every other day with my sister. It’s 5 minutes away from her house:(
    WHY ME:'(?

  6. please they are just people let the poor boy eat with friends and family.This is crazy that was very nice of robert to be so kind and generous with his fans.I think everyone should have let them be, and let them enjoy this special time.People need to chillax and show some respect…

    • Isabella says:

      I totally agree with you! Let the guy eat in peace!

    • ScarletRubie says:

      yeah i would go to the restaurant but i wouldn’t have the nerve to disrupt him while he ate. I mean that’s beyond rude and disrespectful. I would, if i had the chance say hello.

  7. Rosalie says:

    I love Rob but I would totally give him his space. It would suck to not be able to go to a restaurant and have lunch without being asked for pictures and autographs and crap like that. Seriously give the guy a break. Btw Kevin: I totally agree about the song. It would work really well for Edward!

  8. Iagree, let him eat in peace, but i will say this,
    and if you call me dumb, weel, so be it… I would go cause i have never tasted a kobe meatball, i’ve
    seen it in several articles and my curiosity has the best of me. I have never even seen it on a menu
    so i don’t know what they are. you are probably justified in thinking she needs to get out more but
    I lived in chicago and have eaten in nashville and
    memphis and new orleans, is it regional? someone please be kind and tell me what they are. lol

    • Kobe beef is actually a type of beef from Japan. I’m a vegetarian so I’ve never tried it, but I hear it’s really good. Hope that helps!

      • thanks sue, so are the cows different in japan? lol
        or does that mean its an excuse for restaurants to charge more? i will look for it on menu’s from now on. i go to memphis again in 2 wks so i will watch for it. go to twi convention in nashville in jan.
        (so excited) so will look for them there also. its
        really ocd but now i have to try them.

  9. Seriously, this is a news story?

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