and it is. All manner of Swedish elements decorate the inside, from massive photos of the Swedish countryside and modern Scandinavian design...
...to traditional elk decor.
The Swedish couple who primarily run the place - she the waitress, and he the chef - are really friendly. I don't think I've ever seen her not smile. They always remember us and say hello, and she's stopped to chat more than a few times. She likens the restaurant's decor to their modern style mixed with a little of their parents' rustic Swedish-country preferences.
Whatever it is, we like it. That, combined with the crazy-delicious fresh food they serve, makes us want to go to Sweden, pronto! I really can't say enough about the food: sure, it's a little more than the average place in our university town, but it's so worth it! They have things like fresh fish with a foamy dill sauce, carrot-lemongrass soup, and chili-marinated shrimp. You always leave full, yet feeling that you didn't eat too much or any gross, processed stuff. I could eat there every day!
Afterwards, we like to walk around town a little more. We usually hit up Coffee Bay - Stefan's favorite cafe and our region's version of Starbucks - for lattes and dessert.
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