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Sea, suds and sustenance in Seward

August 17, 2015
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Sea, suds and sustenance in Seward

It’s hard to pass an Alaskan summer without a trek south to Seward. During the off-season, it is a sleepy but still-charming town, nestled among dramatic peaks, with throwback buildings…

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Local breweries fine-tune the art of beer tasting

April 27, 2015
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A sampler of King Street Brewing Company classics is $9. Katie Pesznecker

Greek philosopher Plato reportedly said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.” And in South Anchorage are a whole bunch of wise men and women who – lucky us…

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Heating up springtime

March 13, 2015
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As spring hormones surge, find the perfect dining fit for your date. FLICKR.COM / GLENN LOOS-AUSTIN

As love fills the air, choose your eatery carefully Spring. In Alaska, this season has its own localized meanings — a time of epic dog sled contests, Alyeska Resort’s splashy…

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Torchon Bistro raises the bar on adventurous eating

January 19, 2015
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Meals at Torchon Bistro offers such specialties as elk loin, to a bacon mustard ice cream to spare ribs with sweet spruce tip dry rub. And the Bistro proudly serves Alaska-raised Heritage Hogs. Katie Pesznecker

Torchon Bistro brings something new to Anchorage, its adventurous menu luring diners out of the doldrums of cuisine comfort zones and straight into a new foodie level. A recent dinner…

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Top 5 holiday cocktails to help ease stress of the holidays

December 23, 2014
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Spenard RoadHouse is known for getting creative and that’s just what they did with a tried-and-true Bloody Mary. Meranda Carter

Tis’ the season to over-indulge, and nothing takes the edge off stressful holidays like seasonal beverages. Staples like mulled wine and eggnog get the job done, but here are five…

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Where old and new meet

November 17, 2014
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Katie Pesznecker, with friends Moana Leirer, left, and Jamie Cole, make the short walk from the Blue Fox bar to the new Alaska Airlines Center at UAA. Courtesy Katie Pesznecker

Aging Blue Fox bar a perfect precursor to shiny Alaska Airlines Center Anchorage’s newest venue is the state-of-the-art Alaska Airlines Center, a gleaming 196,000-square-foot arena and a crown jewel of…

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