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Helsinki Yelpers take on Restaurant Day



Ravintolapäivä Yelpin tapaan: parikymmentä Yelpperiä, Helsinki Limon bussi ja kymmenkunta eri ravintolaa kattava kaupunkikiertoajelu.

Ravintolapäivän konsepti on aivan mahtava. Se on päivä jolloin kuka tahansa, missä tahansa, voi avata oman ravintolan päiväksi. Sen voi pystyttää niin toimistoon, omaan asuntoon kuin vaikkapa puistoon. Pelkästään jo Pääkaupunkiseudulla avattiin liki parisataa yhdenpäivän ravintolaa.

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Bussimme oli lastattu täyteen juotavaa, mikä varmisti, että 5 tunnin kiertoajelu ei tulisi kenellekään tylsäksi. Tuukka L:n mielestä rafladösä-tapahtuma ”sisälsi olennaiset elementit: sightseeingiä eri puolilla Helsinkiä, virvokkeita, hyvää ruokaa ja parasta toivomaa seuraa” eli ” ihan kuin olisi matkannut Beatlesin Magical Mystery Tour -bussissa”.

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Matka alkoi Mikonkadun bussilaiturilta ja ensimmäinen pysäkki oli musiikkistudioon avattu Borg Katajanokalla. Tarjolla oli italialaisia herkkuja lasagnesta tiramisuun. Seuraavaksi matka vei Kompassitorille, Blini&Caviar telttaan, jossa päästiin nauttimaan aivan taivaallisista muikunmäti blineistä. Seuraavana vuorossa oli La Crêperie Kapteeninkadulla. Paljon kehuja sateli erityisesti kastanjalevitteellä täytetyistä crêpeistä.

Potjack Juice Bar oli ehkä päivän hauskin/erikoisin tapaus. Kyseinen pulju oli pystytetty taidegallerian tiloihin. Mehuissa oli mitä mielenkiintoisimpia makuyhdistelmiä, esimerkkinä chiliä, korianteria, persiljaa ja rucolaa sisältänyt terveysjuoma.

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Kampin keskuksessa syötiin portugalilaisia leivoksia. Sandelsin talossa kuunneltiin naiskuoron laulua, sekä popsittiin vohveleita. Pitäjänmäen Heavenly Scent Cellar Caféssa oli päivän lämpimin vastaanotto. Tarjolla oli lohikeittoa ja makeata purtavaa ja kaikki omakotitalon kellarissa totta kai. Illan viimeinen ja ehkä maukkain kokemus oli kerrostaloasunnosta löytynyt Arabia Soup and Burger. Siellä 3 kämppäkaveria loihtivat hirmuhyviä burgereita ja ruokailua säesti live dj.

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Urakka oli kova, etenkin kaikille kesäkuntoon pyrkiville, mutta pitäähän sitä joskus vähän päästä nauttimaankin.

Yelp arvostelut löytyät täältä!

Tapahtuman kuvat löytyvät Flickr:istä.

Iso kiitos kaikille osallistujille. Otetaan ensikerralla uudestaan:)

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Terveisin,

Mikko A

Community Manager Helsinki

In English:

Restaurant Day in true Yelp fashion: approximately 20 Yelpers, one sweet ass Helsinki Limo mini-bus and a tasting-tour, including multiple restaurants all over Helsinki.

For those of you who don’t know, Restaurant Day is absolutely awesome! It’s a day when whoever, wherever, can open their very own restaurant. You can set up shop in your office, your own apartment or even in a public place like a park. In the metropolitan area alone, a couple hundred one-day restaurants were opened.

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The bus was packed with beer, cider and soft drinks, assuring that no one would get bored during the 5-hour event. Tuukka L. felt that ”the event included all of the essential elements: sightseeing in different districts, beverages, good eats and the best company one could ever hope for”. It was like ”being on the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus”.

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The journey began from the Central Railway Station from where we headed to Borg, a restaurant in a music studio. They offered all kinds of traditional Italian recipes from lasagna to tiramisu. Next up was Blini&Caviar, a tent set up at Kompassitori. They’re caviar blinis were to die for! After that we headed over to La Crêperie on Kapteeninkatu. The crêpes with chestnut spread were an absolute hit.

Potjack Juice Bar was without a doubt the most fun/interesting experience. The setting was a contemporary art gallery and the menu included drinks that were a combination of e.g. coriander, chili, rucola & parsley.

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In the Kamppi shopping mall we ate Portugese pastries. In a school in Töölö we listened to a women’s choir and munched on delicious sweet and savory waffles. The Heavenly Scent Cellar Cafe in the Pitäjänmäki neighborhood gave us without a doubt the warmest welcome of the entire day. They offered salmon soup and sweet treats, in a cellar setting of course! The tour’s last and probably most delicious experience was the Arabia Soup & Burger in an apartment behind the Arabia shopping mall. 3 roommates served us mouthwatering burgers and to top it off there was a live-dj.

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What a great experience it was, at least if you don’t count the calories:)

You can read the event reviews here on Yelp!

More pictures here!

A big thanks to all of you. Let’s do this again.

Minä

Best,

Mikko A

Community Manager Helsinki

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