Tumble Swede Nordic restaurant to ‘pop up’ for Syttende Mai

In honor of Syttende Mai, the Tumble Swede Nordic pop-up restaurant will be happening this weekend in Ballard. The restaurant will feature a Norwegian-inspired menu that will serve as “a tribute to the late spring flavors of forest and field in the Pacific Northwest and will feature reimagined Scandinavian classics for lunch with more modern fare for dinner.” They tell us they’ll also have a “super fun and totally traditional” kids’ meal.


Wild herring (Photo from Tumble Swede’s Facebook page)


“This isn’t your grandmother’s cliché 1950’s food, and we don’t serve meatballs. It’s fresh, vibrant, modern, uniquely American, clearly Scandinavian and unmistakably Northwest,” Tumble Swede writes.

Tumble Swede is a creation from Scandinavian Distillery owner Lexi (Old Ballard Liquor Co.), and is, “a celebration of the Scandinavian culinary heritage of the Pacific Northwest.”  The restaurant will be found on Saturday and Sunday (May 16-17) at Demo Restaurant (5410 14th Ave NW). Learn more about their menu and whereabouts on their Facebook page or website.


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