Off to Charleston: Indaco and The Belmont

A couple weeks after returning from Toronto, I found myself at the airport once again. I was traveling South to South Carolina for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Off to Charleston! It would be my first time in the historic port city known for its cobblestone streets, antebellum houses, horse-drawn carriages, fountains, and famous landmarks. My…

Smaka Meatballs, Beerista, and Cafe Husaren

I was impressed by a modern Swedish tasting menu my first night in Gothenburg and earlier in the day I had a fantastic seafood lunch. For my second night, I decided to try another Swedish restaurant offering one of Sweden’s most famous dishes. I left my Avenyn hotel and walked to Smaka for a classic…

A Nordic Lunch at FIKA

It’s not often that I get the chance to enjoy New Nordic cuisine. One afternoon during my Minneapolis weekend, I went to the American Swedish Institute to have lunch at FIKA, a small Nordic-inspired cafe inside the Nelson Cultural Center. In Sweden, Fika is a daily break that traditionally involves coffee and treats. FIKA offers…