To Bring Copenhagen Street Food to the United States.
As with most Brooklynites, we had a dream to serve our street food to the masses. We had mused about serving Danish hot dogs on several occasions, but it wasn’t until we shared our idea with a local Carroll Garden’s restaurant who welcomed our idea that we knew that we had to share our pølse love.
Less than one month later (July 21st, 2013), we found a way to produce pølser locally and had our first Danish hot dog event. It seemed that Danes, hot dog lovers, and especially hot-dog-loving Danes were very excited to finally have a Danish dog in New York. From that day forward, we knew that this was our mission in life. We must bring the Danish pølse to the United States.
Since then, we have hosted our hot dogs at many large events, paired with celebrity chefs, held private events, and peddled our pølser at street fairs throughout the New York City area. We have also paired up with a local, heritage breed, free range pig farm, and started our very own production of pølser. We are proud to be executing our mission, and bringing our love of Danish hot dogs to you!
Martin Høedholt, owner of Revolving Dansk, was born into a family passionate about Danish cuisine and the preservation of the Danish culture. Martin was raised in Horsens, Denmark and studied at the Aarhus School of Business before moving to NYC in 2011. Upon realizing that he could not find his much beloved pølse in America, Martin set out to be the first man to bring pølser to the New World.
Martin’s journey into pølse-making started with a chance encounter with a restaurant owner, who upon hearing about these pølser, was eager to let Martin showcase his pølser at an event in his restaurant. After seeing the excited crowd at their first event in the summer of 2013, Martin realized that he was certainly not alone in his quest for pølser, and that there were many in New York who shared his love of danish hot dogs. From that day forward, it became Martin’s mission to bring Danish style pølser to America, so that all hungry danes and pølse-friendly people on this side of the Atlantic would have access to this heavenly food.
Sera Høedholt, co-owner of Revolving Dansk, was raised in the Midwest, where she was no stranger to all meats of the grilling variety. After living in NYC for nearly 10 years, however, she was never truly satisfied with the standard New York hot dog. After one bite into a juicy hot dog in Denmark in 2012, she realized that this was something very unique, and that she must join Martin’s mission to spread the word about the delectable Danish pølse.
Eager to expand her self-taught culinary skills to the uncharted territory of danish pølser, Sera immersed herself in learning the ancient secrets of danish pølse making. Sera and Martin spent many weekends in their Boerum Hill, Brooklyn apartment experimenting with scandinavian ingredients and blending, curing, grinding, emulsifying, stuffing, and smoking pølser. Many attempts and one tired sausage stuffer later, they finally discovered the combination that matched the quality and taste that they desired. Together, with Sera’s pølse-skills, and Martin’s pølse-mission, they are changing the way people eat hot dogs, one pølse at a time.