Sour Grapes & Stuff: Issue 5, 2015 - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sour Grapes & Stuff: Issue 5, 2015

Sour Grapes & Stuff: Issue 5, 2015

Published May 8, 2015

Say your piece, voice your opinion, send your letters to: letters@grapevine.is

I WAS STATIONED IN ICELAND FROM ’67-’69. I ENJOYED EATING AT A REYKJAVIK  RESTAURANT BY THE NAME OF HRESSINGAR SKAULIN. I THINK THAT IT WAS ON HAFNARSTRAITI.. IS IT STILL THERE?

ALSO, IS THERE NO E-MAIL  WAY TO ASK GUDMUNDUR ?

TAK FYRIR HJALPENA

-Werner Miller

 

Hi Werner,

since you were stationed in Iceland, the restaurant has closed and reopened, the location serving as the site of a McDonalds franchise in the interim. Hressingarskálinn’s new iteration is likely quite different from the one you frequented – you can learn more about it at its Facebook page, here: www.facebook.com/hressingarskalinn

Best regards,

The Grapevine

Dear Grapevine,

We can’t be the only ones eagerly awaiting the latest edition of the Best of Reykjavík guide.

In 2011 we arrived in Iceland as newly-weds, excited to explore a new city as husband and wife. You pointed us to the best restaurants, the coolest bars and helped us make the most of our honeymoon. We have some amazing memories from that trip and some beautiful photos.

This October we’re coming back and I can’t wait to see what suggestions you have for us this year. Will Reykjavík Roasters (Formerly Kaffismiðjan) retain its top spot for the seventh year running? Where will Grill Market (our favourite date night meal) come in the rankings?

Some things that made our last visit great were down to pure luck – blue skies, Northern Lights, lovely people. The rest of it we can put down to you.

Thank you, and long may “Best of Reykjavík” reign,

Emma & Richard,

Leeds, UK

(P.S. Attached is a selfie we took at Perlan, what amazing views!)

 

Thanks Emma & Richard for your kind words!

We love making our annual Best of Reykjavík issue. It’s the one time of year we take a break from being critical and fill an entire issue with the things we love about our city. And good news, it’s almost time to make a new one—you can expect to see it in July. Send us your recommendations: bestofreykjavik@grapevine.is.

Best,

The Grapevine

Gunni, Dr.

  1. How someone else stupidity or greed justifies Marco The Idiot actions?
  1. Art is the act of creation something new. Pouring paint into geysir is vandalism – same as Herostratus burning the temple. Anyone can pour paint into hole. But very few can place tiny dabs on plane cloth to get people feel sad, happy, angry etc.
  1. Public ownership means exactly that – it belongs to ALL not to Marco. He can watch it but he can’t change nor touch it without PUBLIC to agree and allow Marco The Selfish to do what he – and only he – want to damage to please his own F-feelings.
  1. Freedom is first and foremost the OBLIGATION to respect others! But such people like Marco The Сonceit are not capable to get this simple concept.
  1.  I would like to re-create The Birth of Venus on Marco himself and call it The Birth of Artist. If he agrees to take the challenge to use his own method on himself – you can pass my words to him. No body nor soul harm intended, I promise. And I’m sure that youtube video of this creation will be a bigger hit.

Alexander

Reykjavik

PS. I couldn’t add a comment on the site because of Grapevine’s restriction on freedom of expression that limits commenting to White People of Facebook only. But I don’t like this totalitarian “social” network, sorry.

 

Hi Alexander,

Wow. That’s quite the reaction. For those of you who are wondering what this is all about, you can read the story and opinion piece he’s talking about on page 14. In case you also have strong opinions that you want to share with us, but are against the social media platform for White People, drop us a line! Letters@grapevine.is.

Yours,

The Grapevine

 


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