Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Finnish Grilli

There is one thing that all Finnish towns and cities have in common – the grilli, a small fast food kiosk open most hours after dark. The grilli is the place where the young meet, down and outs lurk and dealers hang about.

After last orders on any given Friday and Saturday night people grab themselves a slightly suspicious meat pie with the taste camouflaged by large helpings of strong mustard and other relishes. Sometimes brawls break out between punters at these hives of activity, but generally the Grilli is not a place of danger, just a pit stop to get you home – the main hustlers here are the Grilli owners who most Finns proudly fall pray of – Long live the Finnish Grilli!

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