Labskaus is the name in Germany, in cities near the North and Baltic seas, where this family of dishes was probably born, and where it often includes or accompanies fish. The English call it lobscouse, and though the port of Liverpool has diminished in importance since the Age of Sail, today Liverpudlians are still colloquially also called Scousers. This Norwegian rendition of lapskaus (with a "p" and not a "b", $6) features healthy chunks of beef, pork, potato, carrot, and squash, all much fresher than a ship's cook would have been able to provide after many months at sea.
Also shown: two of many styles of open-faced sandwich, featuring the caramelized cheese product called gjetost (Yet-oast) and meatloaf-like karbonader, and a slice of marzipan cake.
Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center Fall Fair
Norwegian Christian Home Campus, 1250 67th St. (12th-13th Aves.), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
September (the 2012 fall fair was held September 22)