How to Plan the Perfect Date in Anchorage

Plan a special Valentine’s Day with a loved one. Treat yourself, spend some quality time with a friend, or get to know someone new during an active Anchorage day out. Whether you’re looking for romantic inspiration or platonic plans, Anchorage always delivers. Here are a few of our favorite…

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Top Decks Alaskans Love

Long hours of sunlight mean more reason to linger outdoors. Soak in the sights in the land of the midnight sun in one of Anchorage's many outdoor seating options. Choose to climb to a rooftop deck, saunter to a lakefront patio, or something in between. 49th State Brewing Co. Gaze along the horizon…

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Berry Picking in Anchorage

Wild berries abound in Anchorage. Look for tart crimson cranberries, plump bright blueberries, juicy raspberries, cloudberries, currants, salmonberries, and more — they flourish on Chugach mountainsides, in overgrown city parks, and along winding trails at the edges of the city. A subsistence staple…

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Recipe: Beer-Battered Alaska Halibut

Serves 6 | Ready in 45 minutes Best when served with chips made from Alaska Yukon Gold potatoes and coleslaw from giant Alaska cabbages. Ingredients 1 (12oz) bottle of beer – Alaskan Pale Ale 1 cup flour 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda 1⁄2 tbsp mustard 3⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp pepper 1 1⁄2 lbs halibut fillets…

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Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Serves 10-12 | Ready in 2 hours Ingredients 3 cups cooked and flaked salmon, bones removed 2 cups shredded hash browns 1 cup diced onion 1 cup any colored pepper, diced (not green pepper) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard 1 egg, beaten 1⁄3 to…

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Recipe: Rhubarb Crumb Coffeecake

Recipe by Cindi DeClue Serves 16 | Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients Coffeecake 2 cups flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1⁄4 tsp nutmeg 4 cups chopped rhubarb 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar 1⁄2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla Crumb Topping 1 cup flour 1⁄2 cup…

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Anchorage Beer and What's Brewing in Alaska

There’s something in the water, and brewers love it. Anchorage’s glacial water flows to taps all over the city, and local brewers know it makes the best starting ingredient for brews from pilsners to porters and everything in between. Anchorage’s brew scene traces back to the mid ‘90s, and the last…

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Anchorage Farmers Market Guide

Anchorage farmers markets have Alaska’s bounty from mid-May through September. Pick up fresh veggies, Alaska seafood straight from the docks, inventive local arts and crafts, and a bite from a food truck all in one stop. There are more than half a dozen farmers markets to choose from in Anchorage…

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Alaska in 8 Bites

Anchorage puts savory surprises and sweet treats on the menu, and the featured ingredients tell the story of Anchorage through the shared language of food. You’ll find these specialties served up everywhere from fancy white-linen dining rooms to sun-soaked decks. Anchorage’s multinational makeup…

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