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Copenhagen Restaurant Gems: Krogs Fiskerestaurant – Danish lunch with class

Oysters and Champagne at Krogs Fiskerestaurant

“It’s not usually like this,” restaurant manager Michael Pedersen assures me. For a moment, I think he’s referring to the obvious absurdity of the situation: the bulky looking security guards perched outside, “drinking coffee” or the almost painfully aesthetic, young, regal-looking, Asian women sharing the near-empty dining room with me… He then continues… “Never this […]

Copenhagen Restaurant Gems: Christianshavn Færgecafé – A Hidden Treasure

Lunch at Christianshavn Færgecafé

On the far end of Copenhagen’s sometimes beloved sometimes loathed shopping street, Strøget, lies one of the most iconic tourist spots in all of the world; Nyhavn! Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Photo by Maksym Potapenko on Unsplash   Known for its spectacular old houses, great views, cold beers and traditional Danish food, it is one of the most photographed, […]

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part VII: Mexican Hotdog Recipe

Fully loaded Mexican hotdog

“Mexican hotdogs! <3” – The reply came promptly! I was bouncing ideas off the smug, little face of one of my prettiest, little (self-proclaimed) fans and favorite wine writers, Anja over at mindifiwhine.dk. The lady was not in doubt, she wanted hotdogs! And, well, now, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my many years […]

Quick Picks: Restaurang Kvarnen – Stockholm’s Best Swedish Meatballs?

Swedish meatballs at Restaurang Kvarnen

It’s a near-perfect picturesque scene: I’m strolling from the Central Station, past the Royal Palace and through the ancient streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) in search of one of the world’s most iconic dishes. My goal is the old working-class neighborhood of Södermalm. It is here, The Hotdog Judge promised me, I would […]

John’s Hotdog Deli: An Audience with The Hotdog King of Copenhagen

Behemoth-hotdog-Johns-hotdog-deli

The culinary scene of Copenhagen is changing nearly as fast as old condemned buildings make way for new high-rises or shopping malls. Luckily, though, in an ocean of change, there are still islands of relative stand-still. Places where time does pass, but things still seem familiar. Want a bite of the real Copenhagen? It’s easier […]