Yep, it's that time of year again! The Annual Sons of Norway Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner. It will be taking place at the Norrona Lodge in Van Nuys on Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11. I believe they start service around 4pm.
In addition to the lutefisk (which is really not that bad) with melted butter, they serve meatballs, gravy, potatoes, peas, lefse and dessert.
Parking is crazy, since they are in a residential area, but you can park at Central Lutheran Church which is at the north-west corner of Victory and Tyrone.
The way it works is that you enter the building and tell them how many people in your party (they do not take reservations) and pay. They then give you a ticket with a number on it. Then the wait begins. They call out numbers as people get up and leave and they get the tables cleared (you have to pay attention). The wait can be upwards of an hour.
But good news! There is a little sale going on behind the lodge (you can access it from the parking lot) in which you can purchase lefse, lefse makers, various Scandinavian items (tablecloths, cards, candle holders, books, trinkets) but the best thing is Lois Seeger’s Rosemaling. I love Lois. I have known her since I was 5 years old. She is an amazing artist and sells her wares here. There are also other crafty items.
There is also a bar in the back at which you can purchase wine (not the good kind) and aquavit.
Below is a map to the location:
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Sons of Norway
14312 Friar St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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