Karl’s at SWEA Swedish Yuletide in Boston

Karl’s will be at the Swedish Yuletide – The SWEA Fair and Holiday Celebration, this Saturday from 10 am -4 pm, selling Swedish and Scandinavian favorites!

Stop by and browse all sorts of great Scandinavian gifts and food at Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts this Saturday.

More information can be fond HERE.

Karl’s Christmas Market 2014


Our Christmas Market is just around the corner, can you believe it?
This year our market will be better than ever, as we’re welcoming a second vendor to the event.

November 15th and 16th will be the only days they’re here, so mark your calendar and make sure you stop in to find that perfect traditional European gift!

We will of course be stocked to the brim with our usual Christmas goodies, check out this small sampling of items we stock HERE. 

We will once again be welcoming back Troll Valley European Imports to offer our customers traditional Christmas gifts and collectibles from Germany, Austria, Russia, and more! Austrian crystal ornaments and jewelry, German Edelweiss jewelry, hand blown ornaments, beer steins and so much more!

We will also be welcoming A Swedish Shop, from West Bridgewater MA, to our Christmas Market! A Swedish Shop will be offering traditional Jul gifts from across Scandinavia, including ornaments, textiles, Dala horses, and decorations, among other things. Check them out HERE. 

New Product Tastings at Karl’s!

Join us on Saturday, September 6th from 11 am – 2 pm for a tasting of new products from three great local companies!

Didi Davis, owner of Salt Traders, will be here to answer all your questions about cooking and finishing with different gourmet salts. Salt Traders is based in Ipwsich, and procures gourmet salts and salt blends from around the world, including the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, Alaska, Canada, and much more!

Lisa Griffiths of That Nutty Redhead will also be joining us, bringing along samples of her all natural home made European style praline nuts. These snacks are made by hand, in small batches, in Rockport.

Also joining us will be Elvine Weijnschenk, who makes the Dutch treat Bitterballen. Bitterballen are a deep fried seasoned meatball, popularly served as snacks to go along with drinks, and the pub or in various other settings.



Peabody Chamber of Commerce Summer Fest

On Wednesday, July 23, Karl’s will be at the Peabody Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Fest, held at the Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm.

The theme this year is “Eat, Drink, and be German!” There will be a raffle and games such as Pretzel Toss, Beer Stein Golf, and a Keg Rolling Contest, as well as a prize for the best dressed so be sure to wear your Lederhosen!

More information can be found HERE.


Boston Sculptors Gallery Opening: Ovid’s Girls

Karl’s is proud to be providing refreshments for the opening reception of Ovid’s Girls – Overlaps and Undercurrents, a new exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery, this Thursday June 26th.

From the press release:
Boston, MA: Boston Sculptors Gallery and Gallery Kayafas present companion exhibitions
“Ovid’s Girls” featuring 12 sculptors, half from the US and half from Germany, all of whom share
an aesthetic of the evocative and enigmatic. The exhibitions will highlight parallels and
relationships in the artwork, creating a cross-continent dialogue of ideas, materials, and
conceptual approaches. 

The full press release can be found here.

Meet the Brewer with The Tap Brewing Company

Join us on Friday, June 20th from 5-7 PM to meet Brian Davis, head brewer from The Tap Brewing Company in Haverhill!

If you’ve been in and tried our Berliner Weisse beer special, you’re familiar with The Tap! They provide the Berliner Weisse beer, and we mix it with flavored syrup to make a traditional German drink. It’s a great hot weather refresher!

Brian will be on hand pouring Berliner Weisse and answering any questions you may have, so stop by and say hello, and enjoy dinner and a beer while you’re here.

A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo

Karl’s will once again be participating in A Wild Affair at Stone Zoo! A Wild Affair is a great fund raiser, promising an evening of food, fun, and live entertainment! Follow the link below for more information.

A Wild Affair

A Visit from St. Nicholas!

St. Nicholas and his companion, Knecht Ruprecht, will be here this Friday, Dec. 6th at 6pm to visit with kids of all ages! The German St. Nicholas visits children to find out if they’ve been good and deserve treats, or if they’ve been naughty and deserve unwelcome gifts of coal, sticks, and stones. In Germany, children put empty boots out on the evening before St. Nicholas Day, hoping to find them filled to the brim with presents in the morning.

Knecht Ruprecht is St. Nicholas’ most familiar attendant in Germany. He is a servant and helper whose face is sooty from going down chimneys leaving children’s treats. He carries the sack of presents and a rod for disobedient children. “Just wait until Ruprecht comes” is still a common threat in German homes.

Stop in and visit with St. Nicholas  and Ruprecht while you get some of your Christmas shopping done!

Swedish Yuletide Fair and Holiday Celebration

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen will once again be at the Swedish Yuletide Fair and Christmas Celebration. Al manner of Swedish foods, crafts and gifts will be on offer, so stop in and get your holiday shopping done!

This event, hosted by SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association Inc., will be held from 10am – 4pm, at the
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts,
539 Tremont Street, Boston.

Admission $10, Children under 13 free.
See HERE for more details.