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Any LA-area Swedish Restaurants?

DrBruin Dec 6, 2011 09:12 PM

I've been watching too much of the Next Iron Chef episodes and Chef Marcus keeps talking up his Swedish upbringing.

Are there any Los Angeles area Swedish restaurants worth visiting? And, yes, I would like to EXCLUDE the Ikea cafeteria as a suggestion.

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    jessejames RE: DrBruin Dec 7, 2011 11:12 AM

    Not a restaurant per se, but loads of good cheese, sausage, deli meats, meatballs, candy, bread etc at Olsons Scandavian Deli on Pico east of Fairfax....this is where we get our fix.


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      DrBruin RE: jessejames Dec 7, 2011 04:58 PM

      Thank you much,,,, that's a step in the right direction,

    2. SilverlakeGirl RE: DrBruin Dec 7, 2011 05:28 PM

      RIP "Viking's Table".

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        maudies5 RE: SilverlakeGirl Dec 7, 2011 07:41 PM

        OMG, "Vikings Table." What a sweet memory.

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          SilverlakeGirl RE: maudies5 Dec 7, 2011 08:01 PM

          Made me love limpa bread. It's a condition.

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            maudies5 RE: SilverlakeGirl Dec 7, 2011 09:25 PM

            Have you ever found limpa bread in Los Angeles that was as good? If so, where?

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              Das Ubergeek RE: maudies5 Dec 8, 2011 12:51 AM

              From Berolina, a Swedish bakery in north Glendale. At this time of year they will make two kinds: regular limpa and vörtlimpa, which is sweet and has sultanas or currants in it. You can also get lussekatten this time of year too.

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                SilverlakeGirl RE: maudies5 Dec 8, 2011 03:29 PM

                Sadly, no, so I started making it from scratch.

                I long for a Swedish bakery.

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: SilverlakeGirl Dec 8, 2011 03:49 PM

                  See my post above yours. Tomten brings you Swedish baked goods for Christmas! :)

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                    SilverlakeGirl RE: Das Ubergeek Dec 8, 2011 07:51 PM

                    Yummee! =:o)

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          kauma RE: DrBruin Dec 8, 2011 01:50 PM

          Don't I wish! (IKEA isn't bad - honest. And it's the only game in town.) But I do wish L.A. could do better. I've always hoped that Samuelsson would open a restaurant here...he'd be welcomed with open arms. (And he's so darn handsome!)

          In the meantime...you've gotten some very good recommendations for finding Scandie foods. I go to Olson's not just because it's near me, but because it has great stuff, and because I have a crush on Bertil. (During the height of the Christmas season a few - several! - years ago he asked me out for lunch. I'm still reeling...) You'll find limpa, seven sisters cake, and vetebrod. The first is extraordinary for turkey sandwiches; the second will slay any sane dessert-lover in the house, and the third is just magnificent: a magical combination of sweet and savory. Heaven.

          Let's all hope that we get another good Scandinavian resto soon. Gustav Anders is much missed...ah, the gravlax!

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            yogachik RE: DrBruin Dec 9, 2011 01:39 PM

            I miss the Chatham. Oh how I miss their meatballs and the Chatham sandwich.

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