In search of local lutefisk and lefse dinners

October 22, 2009

Lutefisk photo by Jonathunder

Lutefisk photo by Jonathunder


It’s lutefisk season in Wisconsin, and while we don’t know about any discounts, we decided to help you save time by tracking down the dates and locations of some of the traditional lutefisk dinners held each year at area Lutheran churches and Sons of Norway Lodges. Mike Miller, The Capital Times reporter who used to do a terrific job of compiling an annual listing of these events, has retired, alas.

Many people despise lutefisk, but love the traditions that surround these annual dinners. And anyone who’s even attended a lutefisk dinner knows there are always plenty of other delicious items on the menu, including meatballs, lefse, and traditional Norwegian pastries.

While Miller’s shoes are too big for us to fill, we are going to try to make Madison On the Cheap’s listings better and more comprehensive than it is right now as time goes by. If you know of a lutefisk dinner we’ve missed, let us know and we’ll add it to the list that you can find by clicking on the “Lutefisk Dinners” tab at the top of the page. If finding the tab is too much trouble, just click this link to go to the listings.

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