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Swede Dog
October 08, 2013


Swede Dog

Celia Sin-Tien Cheng

You may know Aska for its Scandinavian tasting menu, and you may have heard that it was the only New York restaurant this year to appear on Bon Appétit’s list of the 10 best new restaurants in America, but did you know that Aska also serves snacks throughout the day at the bar? Located inside Kinfolk Studio, Aska attracts neighborhood hipsters to its laid-back two-story loft space — a great place to hang out or work over coffee or drinks. Chef Fredrik Berselius pays homage to his homeland of Sweden by including a Swedish hot dog on the bar menu (available for both lunch and dinner). The beef and pork frank in sheep casing is served in a tortilla-like Swedish flatbread and adorned with the classic sauces of ketchup, mustard and mayo, plus cucumber slices, dill and fried onions. Oh, but I almost forgot the best part, the mashed potato. The Swede dog would not be nearly as spectacular without that quintessential ingredient. Everything’s in balance, thanks to the light flatbread, crunchy fried onions and refreshing cucumber and dill. At $5, what more could you ask for? Well, perhaps a beer to go with it.


90 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY
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