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Some Assembly Required

Scandinavian food at IKEA If the first thing you think of at the mention of the name “IKEA” is throwing a half-assembled particle-board desk down a flight of stairs with bruised knuckles and cut fingers, you’re not alone; for decades … Continue reading

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Everything Old Is New Again

Putnam Pantry, Danvers, Massachusetts Fair Oaks Pharmacy, South Pasadena, California Restaurants such as Boston’s historic Union Oyster House and Madrid’s centuries-old Sobrino de Botín have expanded over the years yet still maintain the rustic charm of antiquity. In a time … Continue reading

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Great Dane

19th Annual Taste of Solvang / Solvang Centennial Celebration Solvang, California When Solvang, California was incorporated in the Santa Ynes Valley by three Danish educator expatriates in 1911 it could have passed for any other fledgling west coast town at … Continue reading

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Can I Get a Danish With That?

Solvang, California Smörgåsbord (The Red Viking) Danish pastry (Olsen’s, Mortensen’s) Today Solvang, California closely resembles a Capraesque Epcot Center pavilion where you’re lucky if you hear anyone speaking Danish. But don’t give up hope – although the city is rife … Continue reading

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