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A Scandinavian pop-up restaurant is coming to Austin for SXSW

Addie Broyles

For the second year, Austinites and South by Southwest attendees have the chance to attend a Scandinavian pop-up restaurant right in the heart of the festival.

Scandinavian Airlines is again hosting its House of Scandinavia, a popular gathering space for badgeholders and non-badgeholders alike. This year, the House of Scandinavia will be at Fareground, the food hall at 111 Congress Ave.

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They'll have a light breakfast available at 8 a.m. March 8 to 13, but the biggest food draw will be Lokal, a pop-up restaurant from Swedish chef Paul Svensson, who will be preparing 3-course and 9-course menus Friday through Wednesday with fellow Scandinavian chefs Atli Mar Yngvarson and Kamilla Seidler. Tickets ($90 and $150) are available at

There are a couple of free food panels at the House of Scandinavia, including a session at 8:30 a.m. on March 10 about how technology is improving Nordic farming and a panel at 11:30 a.m. on March 12 about how Danish chefs are leading the way in reducing food waste while making some of the world's most sough-after meals.

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