Our new hood these days is Vesterbro, Copenhagen and after a long walk the other day we passed Foderbrættet on our way home. Popped in for at late lunch and it didn’t disappoint. Read Bitchslap’s review here and heard about this hot-dog heaven from so many already even though this establishment is only 6 weeks old. Love the booths and we got to sit there. Yay! So good service which is kinda rare for Copenhagen….or maybe I’ve been gone for to long. Tested the beef, tempura cod and the merguez (lamb). It’s a tough one but think my fave was the beef hot-dog…..and then again the tempura cod was delicious as well.
Recently Juiceverket opened up a shop at Söder Götgatsbacken. This little juicebar is really cozy…haven’t been to any of the others around the city. When we were there it was freezing outside and we went for one of the warm blends, Flogging Molly and it was delicious. Got a Fiskmacka with tuna and a Dr. Wellingtons special to top the whole thing of. We came back later same week and had the same combo again…guess it says it all. When there we bumped in to this lovely lady, she has this amazing blog you can check out here.
When living in NYC we did a lot of road trips and one of them to Palenville NY. So nice to get out of the city when it’s boiling hot and 40° Found the cutest little shop Circle W Market with local goods and veggies, serving whole food. The cakes were baked by a lady who was a neighbour. Love that!
this summer we tried out mexican food at la neta and it’s great for a quick bite. they have 2 restaurants, one in the city and this one at söder we went to. quick and simple!
went to steam for lunch. cheap, clean food and real good is my words. we shared the 12 veggie dumplings with a big bowel of noodle soup and it was plenty of food for us. totally forgot how delicious chinese cabbage is (it was in the noodle soup) and for a while I’ve been wanting to make this kimchi recipe from my new roots. how pretty is the display of the food. really love the simple concept and we almost live next door to the one on söder…pretty lucky i’ll say. the ginger beer was spicy and bubbly and i liked it!
exploring red hook when we lived in williamsburg. it’s really a mix of everything…small cute houses, industrial feel, red hook housing projects, wine bars, fruit market, valentino pier where they show outdoor movies, you can see which movies at red hook flicks and you can catch a glimps of the statue of liberty while eating your lunch….i kinda fell in love. brought brown rice and tofu salad from mr. piña in williamsburg….this was our go-to grocery shop and they have great value fruits and greens and a super juice bar. you can catch the free ikea ferry shuttle from wall streets pier 11 to red hook. the top photo is of the entrance to steve’s authentic key lime pies and it looks like it has relocated since i’ve been there (just a little further down the street though)..remember i wrote about steve here. this is some of my favorite spots in red hook:
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the other day i watched the movie red hook summer. it’s spike lee’s 6. movie in the chronicles of brooklyn. the movie is set in the housing projects in red hook, and for me the tour through red hook and the story about the projects was more interesting than the movie. the NYCHA Red Hook Houses, is the largest public housing development in brooklyn, which accommodates roughly 5,000 residents. my last picture is from there. and the movie had the feeling of when i was standing there taking that picture. but check out the movie and judge for yourself.
saturday we had great weather for a change and the city was buzzing. went to sneaker swap at trädgården and had smørrebrøds lunch. it didn’t beat halvvejen’s smørrebrød i wrote about here. so nice hanging in the sun, eating and hip hop blasting from the speakers. on our way home we stopped attantolunden where another girl was spinning records. she played a little danish hip hop as well with natasja…you can listen here. totally girl power dj day.
took this picture of my new city from above back in september. an austrian food serving restaurant at hornstull…will have to check it out….and get back to you with review. beautiful rug. been reading these lately…you can find the great gatsby here the c.s. lewis book here, enough by john naish here and le petit prince french edition here . lunch: omelet with jerusalem artichokes fresh basil avocado and home made rye bread…this frittata sounds good as well. juxtapose. next door!
before moving from copenhagen my parents came to visit and we went to eat at manfreds…i stick to the veggie daily special and that day we also shared a chocolate mousse….scrumptious! a visit to the farmers market…they have good stuff but expensive. beetroot, apple ginger juice. danish smørrebrød at halvvejen…one of my favorite lunch places in cph. went in the opposite direction with the visit to simple raw...really liked their cashew yogurt. wascator used to be our neighborhood hang out…cheap straight up coffee and really good food. packing away our records..these two gentlemen are oldies but goodies. snack-time at a friends workshop.