I've been a frequent visitor at Casual in Malmö. All of my previous visits have had one thing in common - a massive hangover. This time around, I'm eating here before heading out for heavy drinking, before I ruin my tastebuds!
Because, we might as well get it out of the way, Casual deserves that! There's a reason they were invited for one of the first years of Copenhagen Beer Celebration. That's what lured me into their little diner looking establishment the first time around, as I never paid them a visit during the celebration.
When I enter I'm surprised at how few people are here. It's a Friday afternoon, which in Sweden means that everyone is out getting their "after work". Although it is more a burger joint than a beer bar, they do have quite a good selection of craft beer at hand. Mostly Mikkeller and Omnipollo with some To Øl sprinkles on top, not a bad lineup at all.
I order a "Classic" for myself while my friend Pascal, who I teamed up with for the occasion, ask for a plate of fish and chips. He's girlfriend Karoline makes the far more obvious choice with a double cheese.
all of the above is ordered with fries. Is now a good time to talk about how much I love fries?!
Maybe next time...
My burger is accompanied by a Cream Ale from Mikkeller, that I've had before. It's one of the better in recent memory from the always busy gypsy, and with its low bitterness and mellowed malt base, it should be a perfect match for my classic burger.
And it is! Greasy burgers and Cream Ales are my new favorite pairing. It works much better than anticipated and it almost makes me not pay attention to how unclean my glass is. Bubbles cling to the inside of my glass like the ketchup clings to my fries.
It's easy to forget though, and with a greasy burger like this, should I really be complaining?
Because greasy is the best way to describe The burgers at Casual. The ingredients seem fresh and of good quality although it comes to a halt in the taste department. My non-hangover tastebuds craves more of the good stuff, a little more spice would work wonders!
It doesn't ruin my experience, but I can think of at least one place I'd probably go more than Casual, although that also has to do with location. Tommy's!
More about Tommy another day!
I end my visit with a taste of Pascals dessert, an apple pie served in an unlikely fashion and a Zodiac from omnipollo served in proper glassware.