Lutefisk lover Jim Harris has compiled a list of more than 180 lutefisk dinners statewide, sponsored by churches, fraternal lodges and other organizations. You can find the complete listing at www.lutfiskloverslifeline.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped business envelope with 63 cents postage and $1 to cover printing costs to Lutfisk Lovers Lifeline, 13607 Harwell Ct., Apple Valley, MN 55124. Harris tries to keep the listing accurate and up-to-date, but it's a good idea to call the venue before you go. You can also call Harris directly at 612-805-5530.
Here's a limited sampling of upcoming dinners in the metro area:
Pearson's Restaurant, 3808 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-927-4464. Served daily through Jan. 15. $16.95; Swedish meatball costs $3 extra.
Jax Cafe, 1928 University Av. NE., Minneapolis, 612-789-7297. $17.95 for dinner, $13.95 for lunch. Served daily Nov. 24 through New Year's Eve.
Single lutefisk events
Saturday: Sons of Norway Nidaros Lodge at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4801 France Av. S., Minneapolis. 3 to 6 p.m. $15 for adults, $7 for ages 11 and under. Call Carolyn Townsend at 763-434-5650 for reservations.
Nov. 17: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul. $16 for adults, $5 for ages 15 and under. Seatings at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Call Dick Sarafolean at 651-224-9131 for reservations.