June 22, 2011

Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can’t help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition that requires an ironizing snark or a sarcastic comment–there’s just no […]

June 15, 2011

Skankynavia: Hot Dogs for Japan (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

Mash-ups has been en vogue for over seven years now. Every time Britney or Gaga release a new smash hit it’s instantly mashed up with an old Kylie Minogue or Human League hit. Sometimes, it’s because mixing and mashing creates an entirely new song. Sometimes it’s for promotional purposes. And other times, it’s done in […]

June 8, 2011

Skankynavia: Breaking the China

by Anders Arhoj

Do you serve your best food on ugly plates? Are you still using the saucers from your mom’s back closet from when you moved away from home? Or do you instead spend all your birthday money on new additions to your Floral Heaven dinnerware set, dreaming of one day completing the whole thing to impress […]

April 6, 2011

Skankynavia: The Royal Café (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

I’m so over normality. I’m over generic cafes, mediocre restaurants and bleh bars with all their effortless interiors, lazy service, boring menu offerings and pointless existence besides making money (in these days: little). The next time I walk into a cream coloured cafe serving cafe lattes in a standard glass with a napkin around it, […]

March 16, 2011

Skankynavia: Cocktails at 1105 (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

A bar is a playground for grown-ups. A place where you can meet new playmates, taste the sweet nectar of intoxicating juices, take time off to enjoy life with your closest of pals, and on occasion enjoy the chance of entangling your reproduction organs in other people’s warm orififi and bodily fluids. The playground swings […]

January 26, 2011

Skankynavia: Nikolaos Strangas Cakeaway (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

My neighbourhood is changing rapidly these days– for the better. The whole block used to be really sad, shopping-wise. A nasty old bakery with day-old bread, Christian-sects’ offices, and three different Thai “massage” parlours (last year a war broke out between them, and the hookers smashed each other’s glass windows with bricks every night, what […]

December 1, 2010

Skankynavia: Foodshop No. 55 (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

Last night there was a big snow storm here in Copenhagen. At some point I looked out the window and saw huge lightning flashes across the horizon. Never experienced this combination before, it was beautiful and intense. And so due to all the sudden snow everything is moving in a snow-slow pace. Most planes out […]

November 24, 2010

Skankynavia: Hot Dog-Off! (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

Being a single gay nerd means the only sausage you’re gonna get is down at the hot dog stand. Eating a ho tdog is part of being Danish– or at least it used to. The fast food army of America and the growing health awareness has overturned the old wiener kingdom, and now eating a […]

November 3, 2010

Skankynavia: Tivoli Eating Aesthetics, Part 2: Candy Colours (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

PREFACE Tivoli Eating Aesthetics, Part 1: Munchin’ in the Dark Oh what sweet temptations lie there in the window, luring you in, exploding like fireworks in your braincells and making you feel… giddy. Candy speaks to all ages and cultures–  in one form or another we all have a set of sweet teeth to be […]

October 20, 2010

Skankynavia: Autumn Apples of Summerbird (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

Fall has reached Copenhagen, the leaves are clogging the streets, days are getting shorter and darker and my sugar addiction has reached new levels. Some say the reason why supermarkets of Scandinavia are so crowded with candy and cakes, is because the constant darkness and cold forces our bodies to require more sugar to stay […]