The Twin Cities- Minneapolis- St Paul- probably has the largest number of Swedes outside of Stockholm- Guess how many Swedish Restaurants they have- Zero- Goose Egg- Nada- I can’t imagine why- Actually I can- Like most big cities, or small cities that try to be cosmopolitan, they unfortunately have an irrational shame or embarrassment for their roots or anything considered "declasse". I know many people out there think that Scandinavian cuisine is just Lutefisk and Lefse. That is so far from the truth- I’ve had delicious Scandinavian Cuisine in Door County Wisconsin and know that there used to be dozens of these types of restaurants in the Twin Cities. Where did they all go? Probably the same place that all the Basque Restaurants in Boise went- To the Sushi Bars and California Fusion and Pan Asian Restaurants. It happenned in my hometown of Merrick NY. Wolfies, a good old Kosher Deli standby is now a Sushi Bar- Now if this was Los Angeles- I could understand that.
If you look at the board, when someone asks where should I go in NY. the first two answers are going to be a Kosher Deli or Pizza Joint.
If you mention Cincinnati, your going to referred to at least one chili parlor. ALL OF THESE ARE SWEEPING GENERALIZATIONS. Basically if you are accusing me of this, then you are acusing EVERYONE ELSE on this board of this! And don’t try to deny that!
And yes, I am familiar with Idaho, I’ve been to Pocatello, Twin Falls, Sun Valley and Idaho Falls. Yes I haven’t been there in a while, but I’ve been to all of these places and I am familiar with them and I never said that I am an authority on Idaho.
Oh and I would really like to think that the folks at the Boise visitors information center have been to Boise.