From Ocean to Table: The Season’s First Copper River Salmon has been Served!

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Thursday, May 14, was a special day for many Alaskans. It marked this year’s opening of the Copper River king salmon fishing season – a time that visitors and locals alike wait with bated breath. Once the fishermen haul in the opening day’s catch, the race is on to serve the fish as fresh as…

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Why Alaska is a Foodie’s Paradise

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Nicole Klauss. Farm to table, forage to fork—whatever you want to call the movement, Alaskans have been practicing it for centuries. Some of the most pristine land and waterways in the world combined with a relatively isolated spot on the map means that eating local has become…

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A Taste of Fairbanks: One-on-One with Chef Tim Frank

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bar and bar tables set with lanterns hanging in restaurant area at Red Lantern Steak and Spirits - Westmark Fairbanks

The Red Lantern Steak & Spirits – Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center In the 36 years of Chef Tim Frank’s cooking career, he has seen food trends come and go from behind the line of a number of high-end restaurants around the United States. Coming to Alaska presented a new and exciting challenge for…

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Top 11 Alaska Restaurants and Breweries

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Anchorage Glacier Brewhouse

This photo is and the above featured image are used under a Creative Commons license by Anchorage Downtown Partnership. It may be America’s least densely populated state, but Alaska is packed with restaurants — over 12,000 to be exact. That means you’ll be overwhelmed with choices when trying to select the best place to have…

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