Congratulations to Nicki and Van

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 29, 2016

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:

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Midnight Sun Brewing Company - Top-Notch Toppings | Anchorage Press

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | November 2, 2015

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.

Source: Top-Notch Toppings | Anchorage Press

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Philippine Plaza Opens Today!

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | October 26, 2015

Give a big shout out to Philippine Plaza - great people and great food! And they are using MobileBytes for their Point of Sale system.

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Back to the blues: Blues Central's Frank Dahl is back in town promoting blues events | Alaska Dispatch News

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | September 16, 2015

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.

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Introducing Williwaw | Anchorage Press

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 17, 2015

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.

Source: Introducing Williwaw | Anchorage Press

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Going Paperless in Spenard (Spenard Roadhouse, that is)

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | January 15, 2015

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.

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Kaladi Bros. Baristas make New Year's Day a "free day" for Stitches of Love | Peninsula Clarion

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | January 12, 2015

For many years the baristas at Kaladi Brothers Coffee shops have spent their New Year's Day working for free and donating profits to local charities.

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Alaska Bites: Club Paris (Feb. 5) | Local News - KTUU.com Anchorage

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | February 5, 2014

If you want your meal with a side of history, you can't do any better than Club Paris in downtown Anchorage.

Source: Alaska Bites: Club Paris (Feb. 5) | Local News - KTUU.com Anchorage

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Pioneering Anchorage coffee roaster sold to Kaladi Brothers | Alaska Dispatch News

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | April 5, 2011

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.

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