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Solvang: Viking Garden

glbtrtr | Mar 14, 201601:10 PM

Hard to get past the tourist dining aspects of Solvang and come close to something remotely Scandinavian, but our pick for this trip is Viking Garden - outdoor tables, bar and indoor tables near where the two main streets intersect on Alisal Road.

You need to look around the back between some of the gift shops to locate it. This is chow folks, not fine dining so it qualifies as okay food for a fair price with a little bit of worthy "Scandivavian" (Bavarian?) uniqueness.

You can choose between several types of sausages for a plate lunch including a "potato pancake", red cabbage, sauerkraut, sour cream and applesauce, or a sausage with mashed potaoes, gravy and red cabbage. All for around $10 each, a few dollars more for additional sausages. . They also served very nice Death Valley brand draft root beer which was a pleasant accompaniment, though the restaurant has beer and wine choices too.

I love this genre of food and very much miss Brummi's in Santa Barbara which did a very good version of sausage, cabbages, and potatoes, but alas that is no more so one has to go with what they can find elsewhere.

Tried an almond horn in several of the Solvang bakeries along the same main street and liked Birkholm Bakery the best of those selected that day - will be back to try others around town. Love browsing the kitchen gadgets at Rassmussen's across the street. Always walk away with a few new purchases

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