Hint: They nearly got evicted.
Hävvi i Glen, a restaurant in Jämtland, Sweden, specializes in the food of the indigenous Sami people, focusing on reindeer, moose, mountain fish, and foraged herbs and berries.
When leaving a calçotada—a Catalan feast of charred spring onions and too much wine—you will be stuffed, drunk, smelly, and covered in soot and sauce.
Kyrö Distillery Company seemingly came from nowhere and blew the tastebuds off of expert judges and common ginthusiasts alike with its small-batch spirits.
Every day, a long queue of people can be found waiting for seats at Barecelona's Ramen-Ya Hiro, with a few late-comers trying to worm their way in like underage ravers flirting with unimpressed bouncers.
Sweet potato season is in full swing in Barcelona, where chef Jordi Artal of the Michelin-starred Cinc Sentits does a variation on the Catalan classic that'll make your head explode.
The smell of surströmming, a Swedish delicacy of fermented Baltic herring, will punch you in the face if you're not used to it. But for those of us who grew up eating this powerfully funky fish, there's no greater pleasure in the world.