Fika restaurant to open at the American Swedish Institute in July
If you have never had a reason to visit the American Swedish Institute, this summer may be the ideal time to go. This amazing museum, which was once the residence of the influential Turnblad family, is in the process of completing its build-out of the Nelson Cultural Center, and it will include a new restaurant called Fika, reports MSP Magazine.
Fika (pronounced fee-kuh), is a slang term that grew out of saying the Swedish word for coffee (kaffe) backwards. So the syllables "kuh-ffi" flipped around to make fika, and loosely translated it means to take a break. Basically siestas are to Spanish people as fika is to the Swedes, but you don't really have to understand all the etymology to enjoy the food.
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