Saturday, June 18, 2011

Camera Critters-Goats...Part of the old sod??


"Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family owned restaurant where you can find goats grazing the sod roof. It's quite a sight, and it's made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County, WI. Inside the casual, carpeted dining room, young ladies in Scandinavian garb dish out limpa bread and Swedish meatballs.

The menu consists of a variety of Swedish fare, from pancakes with lingonberries to Swedish meatballs, whitefish, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of hot and cold plates."


To learn more about the history of the restaurant, to see the photo gallery and learn the history of the goats who are on the roof of the restaurantgo here.


Go here if you'd like to see more Camera Critters.

24 comments:

  1. Good morning, Kate :)
    It`S rainy Saturday here, but we need it now and then.
    I have been watching your photo and those beautiful animals are like statues.
    Swedish food is very much like ours but they have their own special food, they call it "Surströmming (pronounced [sʉ̌ːʂtrømːiŋ], "soured (Baltic) herring"), known colloquially as Scandinavian rotten fish, is a northern Swedish dish consisting of fermented Baltic herring",tells Wikipedia.
    I have never tasted or even seen it, but you can ask , if they in that restaurant know it :)

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  2. Goats on the roof?? It could be a Marc Chagall painting!

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  3. Goats on the roof? We ate at an excellent restaurant in Paris about 10 years ago that was named Boeuf sur le Toit, which translated as beef on the roof. There were no cows on the roof.

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  4. Lovely shot, Kate. Dave from Costa Rica DP (I mean Tamarindo) told you had goats on the blog today and snap, same on Monte Carlo. I used to keep goats when I lived in Wales and in Tasmania. Lovely creatures so long as they don't get near your lettuces...

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  5. Nice image, Kate.
    Greetings, Karl

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  6. Sounds like a great place to eat Kate, love the idea of goats on the roof haha!

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  7. Is the restaurant underground? Hahaha
    Interesting visual for the unaware, I bet.

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  8. I'm ready to make a reservation...what a good publicist you are.

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  9. Beautiful photo!

    Have a pleasant weekend.

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  10. We LOVE, LOVE going to Door County and we always make a breakfast stop at Al Johnsons for Swedish pancakes and lingonberries!
    Last night, we went to nearby IKEA for their Midsommar buffet - great food and lots of fun!
    Hope you get out to Washington Island, too!

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  11. They look right at home up there! The restaurant sounds good too.

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  12. Goats on a sod roof are one of the stranger things I have seen lately. Well caught!

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  13. This is going on my list of places to see! I enjoyed the link with all the old pictures too.

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  14. It was a great photo even before I knew the context of "goats on a roof" -- Really? on the roof? Amazing!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  15. Checked out the goat cam but no luck.

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  16. Don't call ME an "old sod"...

    All a bit Chagall-esque, if you ask me. They'll be playing violins next...

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  17. Goats on a roof munching the grass??? Uhh, OK . . .

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  18. Goats on the roof! What a great place it must be.. Very unique.

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  19. Looks like they are having a nice day.

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  20. Sounds like a really neat place to see, love the goats.

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  21. Love the goats and restaurant concept; how fun! Your father's day tribute is wonderful.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  22. This is an amazing picture with the goats on the roof. It was a pleasure to read their story too.

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  23. What an idea! haha goats on the roof. I love it. Dunno what they'd do to the roof though!
    Roof Restorations Adelaide

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