My blog has moved. Welcome!
The Stockholmtown-blog has changed name to Visit Stockholm Blog, as our webb, and is found on blog.visitstockholm.com
You will find all my posts from the start, in August 2007, on the new address. I hope you enjoy the new look. Welcome
White Guide loves Stockholm
Swedens two best restaurants are both based in Stockholm according to the renowned White Guide: Frantzén/Lindeberg in Old Town and Oaxen Krog in the archipelago in Stockholm. 11 restaurant won the international world class category, 8 of them are based in Stockholm:
Lux Stockholm (opens again in april)
Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen
Operakällaren won the award for best wine-experience, Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren for best service, Pontus! for best coffee, Best bars are Guldbaren at Nobis Hotel and MarieLaveau/Little quarter and the restaurant close to the jurys heart was Sturehof.
Photo: Erik Olsson/Mistral
Semlor on Fat Tuesday
The semla is to be eaten on Fat Tuesday (that is today), but why only once a year? Almost as soon as christmas is over Swedes starts eating whipped cream buns, named Semla. Five Semlor (thats the name) per person is the average number of Semla-buns that a swede eat every year. If you are in Stockholm today you must try it.
Here are my recommendations, one from every district of the city:
Vetekatten, Kungsgatan 55, City
Xoko, Rörstrandsgatan 15, Vasastan
Gunnarsons Specialkonditori, Götgatan 92, Södermalm
Tössebageriet, Karlavägen 77, Östermalm
Read more about the semla tradition on Sweden.se
Photo: marie-louise johansson/imagebank sweden
AG has reopened
AG Restaurant & Bar (formerly nowned as Allmänna Galleriet 925) has changed owners and look. From industrial afterwork place to a chic steakhouse with interior design by Jonas Bohlin, who also has done Riche and Sturehof in the exclusive Östermalm district.
Photo: www.artedition.se - a webb gallery for photography. You can buy original photos and signed photo books by swedish photographers as Denise Grünstein, Lars Tunbjörk, Hans Gedda etc
New attraction in the Stockholm Card
Leksaksland (Toy Land) has reopened in Stockholm, on Wallingatan 12. Leksaksland is a nostalgia museum with toys like Barbie, Starwars, Disney etcetera. The museum just opened and has free entrance with the Stockholmcard.