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Entries from October 2010

Bridgehead Coffee – Ottawa, ON

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

While in town for a course, I had to seek out good coffee – Ottawa doesn’t have much of a reputation as an amazing food town, but come on – with as many office workers as it has downtown – there absolutely has to be good coffee. And it turns out, there is. Bridgehead is […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · Ottawa

Caffe Ladro (Pine St) – Seattle, WA

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments

While Seattle is probably best known for Starbucks, at least on the West Coast it is known for its great coffee scene. We’ve looked around before but haven’t committed to a city-wide coffee search. At least this trip we got a bit of a better idea what’s going on by searching out some of Seattle’s […]

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Tags: Cafe · Coffee · Seattle

Nørrebro Bryghus (Brewhouse) – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 6th, 2010 · No Comments

I had read about this place in the Wallpaper Guide for Copenhagen, and as I knew we were going to try Mikkeller Bar, I figured we should make sure that we also check out the competition at Nørrebro Bryghus. I have so far tried out their Pacific Summer Ale (very delicious), Stuykman Wit (delicious), and […]

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Tags: Beer · Copenhagen

DØP Sausage Cart – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have no idea where we read about this place. Talk about a random – but very good find. DØP is an acronym for ‘Den Økologiske Pølsemand’ – i.e. ‘the organic sausage man’ – and while every city has its street food, and Denmark’s seems to be dyed-red hotdogs, you’ll be getting a special treat […]

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Tags: Copenhagen · Western Food

Summerbird Chocolatier – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 4th, 2010 · No Comments

We were sitting at Aamans, and started chatting with the very nice couple next to us, who we started exchanging food recommendation with, and an email or two later, M had recommended Summerbird to us for their flødeboller – ‘cream puffs’. Did you ever eat Viva Puffs (in Canada, at least) when you were a […]

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Tags: Copenhagen · dessert

Emmerys – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Always searching out delicious baked goods, we read about Emmerys somewhere or other and as it was literally around the corner from our apartment in Copenhagen, we decided to give it a try – and yes, it totally worked out. Emmerys is a beautiful food store, with multiple locations in Copenhagen, but with a very […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Cafe · Copenhagen · Western Food

Reinh van Hauen Bakery – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

This bakery was mentioned in a couple of articles that we found – apparently it is a favourite of Claus Meyer, chef of Noma, according to an article in the latest edition of the Monocle. We thought we’d try it out – we went to the sandwich shop at the department store Magasin and we […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Copenhagen · Western Food

Gourmandiet – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Just a quick entry – we read about this place in the Wallpaper City Guide for Copenhagen – apparently, it is a butcher that converts into a steakhouse at night and on the weekends. We didn’t stay for dinner, but having had a bit of trouble finding a real butcher in Copenhagen, we thought we’d […]

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Tags: Copenhagen

Mikkeller Bar – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

While the Danes aren’t as famous for their beers as the Belgians, Dutch, or Germans, they are off to a good start with Mikkel Borg Bjergsø’s ‘Mikkeller’ Brewery. Voted twice as the best Danish Brewery by the association of Danish Beer Enthusiasts, Mikkeller is obviously a place that you need to visit while you’re in […]

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Tags: Beer · Copenhagen

Bo Bech Bakery – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

As I mentioned before – the most important thing when coming to a new city is to find all the good bakeries. And at Bo Bech, we found a bakery that while it produces only one product – a loaf of bread – it produces what I would have to consider as the best bread […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Copenhagen · Favorites