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Looking for Norwegian influence in metro Milwaukee area

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MkeLaurie Sep 30, 2003 08:38 PM

I know the chances are not likely that anyone can help with this, but I am wondering if anyone knows of a restaurant in the metro Milwaukee area that has a Norwegian influence in its menu.

I'm not looking for cheezy, hokey ethnicity, but Norwegian cuisine or preparation techniques, most likely with fish.

Any ideas?

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    StephenB Oct 2, 2003 04:06 PM

    Wow. I'm stumped. I live in Milwaukee and cannot think of a single Norwegian-influenced restaurant.

    Milwaukee does Herring very well but that is mostly a result of the Northern German and Polish influx early in the 1900s.

    I'll continue to rack my brain but please don't hold your breath.

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      Bob Libkind Oct 2, 2003 10:45 PM

      Not only can I not think of a Norweigian restaurant, I can't even think of a Scandinavian one. You can get some Danish specialty items in Racine (kringle, rollepolse, etc.) to consume at home, but there's no restaurant specializing in Nordic fare.

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        Al Dec 9, 2003 03:11 PM

        Hello,

        We have a place in Brooklyn N.Y. that sells Norwegian deli items, ie: rollepolse, sulta fleske and kalva sauce. They also have old fashion waffles, kumpe etc. This year they ran out of rollepolse early and I'm desperate to get some. Is there a name and an e-mail address for the place in Milwaukee and do they do mail order via the net?.........thanks.....Al

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          Bob Libkind Dec 9, 2003 09:02 PM

          Rollepolse is Danish, not Norwegian. You can buy it at O&H Bakery/Danish Uncle at 4006 Durand (Hwy. 11) in Racine, just west of Lathrop. They also have one of the better kringles in town. They also have refrigerated lefse and other Scandinavian goodies.

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          Al Dec 9, 2003 03:12 PM

          Hello,

          We have a place in Brooklyn N.Y. that sells Norwegian deli items, ie: rollepolse, sulta fleske and kalva sauce. They also have old fashion waffles, kumpe etc. This year they ran out of rollepolse early and I'm desperate to get some. Is there a name and an e-mail address for the place in Milwaukee and do they do mail order via the net?.........thanks.....Al

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          Robert Oct 8, 2003 10:35 PM

          The (new) executive chef at Tula's (Lenny) (117 E. Wells St.) used to work at the Norwegian Embassy in Germany. Not that Norwegian food is on the menu, but if you were interested, he could probably put together a special Norwegian menu for a large party. What the price would be, I don't know. If you are desparate for real Norwegian food, though, he knows what he is talking about.

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