Hi from an OC/LA 'hound popping through... On an upcoming trip up the coast, we'll be passing through Solvang just in time for lunch. I've heard lovely things about the place and want to impress Mr. J so that he'll agree to a longer trip there in the near future. :-) I'm hoping to find a restaurant downtown that feels/looks authentically Danish, isn't too "cutesy," and offers a good selection of filling food.
I also want to grab some pastries and/or cookies for an afternoon snack on the road. I've read good things on this board about Solvang Bakery and Mortenson's. I hardly ever buy sweets (but hey, this is a vacation, right?) so I know very little about Danish treats. Does anybody have specific recommendations about what local specialties or personal favorites to try?
Thanks in advance for your help!