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What are you doing for dinner on Friday, August 20? If you're a big fan of Swedish food or self-serve particleboard furniture, you'll be heading to Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood and to its big blue monster on the horizon?IKEA?for their annual Crayfish Party.
No, we are not kidding. Once a year, during the Scandinavian season of fresh crawdads, IKEA closes down all or half of their cafeteria to host a smorgasbord of "Swedish delights," including live music and IKEA-level prices.
The all-you-can-eat feast is going for $9.99 for adults and $2.49 for kids, and tickets for it must be purchased in the IKEA cafeteria in advance. Word is they already getting pretty full. Who knew there were so many people in NYC willing to get messy cracking open crawfish in the company of fellow affordable furniture lovers?
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