As I have previously confessed in other posts, I love pizza. Actually pizza is our little secret to a happy marriage. My husband makes home made pizza every Sunday and I am blissfully happy as I eat it. Although I eat the best pizza in the world in my house, we do like to try other people’s pizza to see what else is out there. When we were in Copenhagen we went to Baest, a pizzeria run by the owners of Relae and Mirabelle Bakery. Baest is right next door to Mirabelle.
The pizza is made with local flour and then baked in those fabulous ovens where the magic is done producing an incredible crust and melting/roasting all the organic ingredients to perfection. The wood-fire ovens are custom made in Napoles and I was thinking about how great it wood be to have one of those in my terrace.
Baest is a laid back restaurant with an open kitchen where you see all the pizzas being assembled and you get to drool as they come out of the oven.
We found Baest pizzas to be fantastic and we were sad that we couldn’t find another moment to go back again since they only open for dinner. Be sure to book ahead of time since they tend to be full.
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Telephone: (+45) 35 35 04 63
I am a real goner for a juicy burger. It must be my American childhood which is embedded in me as I will admit to loving Rice Crispy treats as well. They transport me back to bake sales at my school. Enough on the reminiscing and back to the burgers as I have found what for me is the perfect all-American burger. One with a bun that doesn’t get soggy, with properly ground high-quality meat which is delicately pressed so that it holds in all of the juice, with cheese oozing at every bite, crispy bacon and fresh lettuce and tomato. Hamburgers have been reinterpreted a million times but the original for me is a BLT, with cheese of course and Little Owl knows how to make it.
We went to Little Owl several years ago and their burger has been in my dreams and I have ever since longed to go back. Well, I finally have and I was not disappointed in the least. It was superb! Now don’t think that Little Owl is a hamburger joint. It is a restaurant with many other dishes on the menu. Their meatballs are very well liked. This last time we went for Sunday brunch and I have to say that the plates around us, pancakes, pouched eggs… all looked delicious. This is one of those places that if I lived in NY I would constantly be going to.
For all of the Friends fans out there, you might be interested in knowing that the façade of the building where Little Owl is located was shown in the series as Monica and Rachel’s apartment. So don’t be surprised if you see groups of people just standing around looking up.
90 Bedford Street
Best to make reservations before hand.