beer prices in oslo

posted in: food, oslo 0

yes, oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and people often complain about measure it using the price of beer. the alternative newspaper natt&dag has a weekly “beer barometer” (ølbarometer) which lists oslo’s cheapest beer places, but unfortunately not online. fear not, I can share with you oslopuls’ recent survey of 55 bars around the city, with prices ranging from 29 kroner (if you buy before 1 PM) up to 92.5 kroner (at the touristy place by the sea)–all for a half-litre of beer.

(1 USD = 5.5 kroner)

mmm milk beverage!

posted in: food 2

ok, I don’t know when lactantia came up with this, but now you can buy “milk beverage”.

so… instead of grabbing something else (aka ‘real milk’) when I noticed this, I felt like I just *had* to buy it! (I’m not the only one attracted by sketchy labeling, am I?) sketchiness was further exacerbated by being in the strange greek store by our place.

mmm milk beverage!
mmm milk beverage!

we’ll see how beverage-y my cereal tastes in the morning.

spruce beer

posted in: food, montreal 2

so this month’s en route (that air canada magazine) made me laugh because of two things:

1) someone’s made a cocktail (the, uh, “Buttstrip”) including as one of the ingredients ¨¦mile bertrand’s spruce beer. (man, it’s been too long since I’ve had a burger and spruce beer down on notre dame…)

2) one of “canada’s best new restaurants” I know by association: I recently met a coke addict that works there.