Two of our favorate people in the food and beverage industry are doing something new. You can read all about Van's Dive Bar in the Anchorage Press article here:Read More >
Go to Midnight Sun Brewing Company for the amazing bruschetta. Stay for the beer. Or vice-versa.
The first and most important job of pub grub is simple: provide a solid foundation for the consumption of alcohol. But in Anchorage there are those exceptional drinking establishments that, while remaining first and foremost purveyors of alcoholic beverages, also offer culinary options that far surpass the bar food standard of various unimaginative permutations of grease and starch.Read More >
Frank Dahl moved to Arizona after selling the long-running Anchorage music club Blues Central last year, but he's back arranging more blues events in the 49th state and consulting with the owners of a reincarnated Blues Central that keeps the old name, historic memorabilia and even the top of the old bar.Read More >
The air tastes of concrete dust and the noise of power tools is deafening inside the old YMCA building on Sixth and F Streets. What was most recently Covenant House is undergoing a massive rebirth with anywhere from 30 to 80 construction workers scurrying about on a daily basis, uncovering the bones of the 1950s-era building. They’re hustling to get the place ready for the summer 2015 opening of Williwaw, a unique dining and concert venue that will undoubtedly be a transformative force in downtown Anchorage.Read More >
For most diners, the “front stage” of the restaurant is all that they see. However, the magic that happens behind the scenes is a very complex machine that would astound most of those not in the hospitality business. In the traditional restaurant, an orchestra of cooks, prep cooks, expediters and others work with a system of printers and tickets in creating their ideal meal services. It’s a fast paced world of people and food in motion. Tickets and plates move quickly from the kitchen to the eagerly awaiting customer. Recently, Spenard Roadhouse wanted to take their existing POS to a new level and implement a KDS (Kitchen Display System) to bring increased efficiency and accuracy to their restaurant.Read More >
If you want your meal with a side of history, you can't do any better than Club Paris in downtown Anchorage.Read More >
Anchorage's oldest coffee roaster is changing hands. Cafe del Mundo owner Perry Merkel is retiring and selling his Anchorage coffee empire to Kaladi Brothers Coffee. But the Cafe del Mundo business name and coffee styles will remain as is, said Kaladi's president, Tim Gravel.Read More >