Friday it is, so we bring a new spot to the list.
Today, we drop by Trädgården which continues to be one of the mythic hipster clubs in Stockholm. Debaser closed but hey, the guys under the bridge are still kicking (and for a long time, we hope). This place is rather special because of its location (literally under the bridge) and all the crazy stuff in there. Like pingsbord (pingpong in Spanish), boule (petanca in Spanish), super mario projected on the bridge columns, a vegan restaurant and random sofas, scattered all over.
Long queues form, so we strongly recommend to come in early (about 8) have a light dinner either at the vegan place (or at the burger joint), watch the sunrise and dance for how long you manage. It was a great night, meeting old friends but also unexpected ones, watching the sunset and remembering the good old days, which will never come back. This is not a fancy place, so flats over heels and clothes that can get dirty, please.
At the beginning, people are playing in pairs or one-on-one.
As beers roll in, the game gets much more fun! It is now a gazillion people literally RUNNING around the table.
We were chilling out, with Andreas & Michael, special guest starts from Japan.
Soon it was 1AM or time to go home, for most of us. Working or walking the day after, the vegan dinner seemed to be enough for me. Guys were hungry and Enrique had the answer.
While kebab is common in Stockholm's streets, the traditional thing is the Tunnbrödsrulle (that stands for thin-bread-roll), which consists of:
- Thin bread (polar style tortilla)
- Mashed potato
- One sausage
- Shrimp sallad (teeny weeny shrimps mixed with mayo)
Today, Enrique will guide you on how to do the Tunnbrödsrulle:
1. Peacefully, wait on the line. Use the time to decide which sausage (spicy, thick, long...)
2. Ignore your Swedish mates, they already know the game.
3. Support those who can't read Swedish or understand why there's so much buzz around this.
4. Explain the ingredients and be as convincing as you can when claiming "trust me, it tastes much better than it sounds". Ignore skeptical faces, they'll see themselves.
5. Don't let anyone touch your food. In Sweden, this shit about sharing and eating all from the same plate, does NOT apply. Everyone gets, pays and eats their own portion. Always. Foreigner friend is now embracing it, despite the "if you say so..." face.
6. Ordering time over, ENJOY.
Trädgården [MAP] [WEB]
Hammarby Slussväg 2
118 60 Stockholm
* to get it, take the train to Skanstull and then walk to the point marked on the map. It is like going down to Eriksdalsbadet (the swimming pool) from the back, then turn left, downstairs and there you are.
Ringens Grill å Kebab [MAP] [WEB]
118 60 Stockholm