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Norwegian Constitution Day parties!

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So-my Scandinavian friend has invited me out tonite-he said it is a crazy party day for Norwegians. We are starting at Smorgas Chef--peel and eat shrimp he said and something called Princess Cake for dessert. Where else should we go?

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  1. Aquavit?

    1. Vandaag?

      1. I wouldn't think that Swedish, much less Danish, places celebrate Norwegian independence from Denmark and Sweden.

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        1. re: Sneakeater

          Very true. I guess after seeing they were going to Smorgas Chef my brain just went general Scandanavian

        2. Might as well list all the other Nordic-esque places: Acme, Frej (Brooklyn) and... uh, that's pretty much it. Suppose you could also pick up up some Norwegian lox and Matjes Herring at Russ & Daughters.

          If you're REALLY hardcore, head out to Bay Ridge and hit up Nordic Delicacies for a picnic basket of fiskpudding, sylteflesk, n√łkkelost, geitost, some pickled beets, and a loaf of dark sour rye. Then take it to Leif Ericson Park and eat it there. But do it quick, because I think ND closes at 6:00...

          For a cuisine that's been the "next big thing" for a few years now, we're sorely lacking in it, sadly...

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          1. re: sgordon

            Only if the prices stay in Norway.

            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

              Actually, it's MUCH cheaper here right now. Restos in Oslo will cost you US$50+ for an entree.

              Of course, we can't get whale or moose here in the US... So maybe it's worth the $50 (and the airfare...)

              1. re: sgordon

                you can totally get moose . . . in alaska

                1. re: tex.s.toast

                  Just get the ex-gov to shoot one for you...