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Akutaq on the go: New food truck offers Alaska focused foods

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press.   Leila Smith has always enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen. She was raised in Emmonak and Kotzebue and grew up making creative dishes with her dad, like mongolian moose and smoked caribou brisket. “I love to cook… I’ve always had a knack for it,” Smith said. Smith moved to Anchorage after graduating high school; she has a background in rural and economic development. She worked in […]

Chicken Shack channels southern cooking with chic style

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This article was originally written for the Anchorage Press.   Chicken Shack, a new eatery on the west side, opened its doors on May 2. It’s modern and chic. The design is similar to restaurants in Seattle and Portland, and that isn’t a bad thing. A Facebook review says that Chicken Shack is “New. Different. Needed in Anchorage.” Opening day went better than initially expected. “We had blown through almost 500 pieces of chicken breast, […]

Peggy’s: A slice of Mountain View history

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This story was originally written for Mountain View Post.   Lying on the western edge of Mountain View, Peggy’s Restaurant might just be the oldest restaurant in Anchorage. Established in 1944 and formerly known as Peggy’s Airport Cafe, the original one-story building was a common stop for bush pilots flying into Anchorage’s Merrill Field, conveniently located just across the street. Nancy Burley has owned Peggy’s Restaurant since 1988. Her daughter, Crystal, helps run day-to-day business […]

Woohoo for ice cream

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press. Newlyweds Peter and Taian Trujillo-Woo have opened their own ice cream shop off of Arctic Boulevard, WooHoo Ice Cream. The husband and wife duo have been married for four months and are diving headfirst into their first entrepreneurial endeavor. “I think everybody has always wanted to run an ice cream shop at some point and time in their life,” Peter said. There was a period of […]

Bulliez Tacos serves Tex-Mex fusion to Anchorage community

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press.   Bulliez Tacos has opened in Anchorage, serving fresh tacos daily while also donating to the Alaska Bully Rescue, a non-profit organization that focuses on bully breeds statewide. After 25 years of traveling in the Air Force, Amy Jeter wanted to settle down. She fell in love with Alaska’s slower pace of life compared to her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, a city of two and […]

The sweetest charity around

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media. Chefs and bartenders from Anchorage and the Mat-Su area prepared plated desserts, dessert cocktails and edible centerpieces for judges and participants to sample and vote for. Anchorage residents put their sweet tooth to good use at the second annual Sweet Rivalry event, a baking competition that raised around $30,000 for Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nine competitors each had 60 minutes to create a […]

Nationally recognized Bambinos Baby Food opens storefront in Spenard

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This story was originally written for The Spenardian.   Zoi Maroudas, founder and CEO of Bambinos Baby Food, opened the doors to her new storefront on Sept. 1. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place the day before, in which Gov. Bill Walker was in attendance. “This all started with the idea of helping parents find real, traditional food that is dedicated to infant quality nutrition,” Maroudas said. Maroudas saw the need in the market while […]

Southern comfort at The Magpie

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This story was originally written for The Spenardian.   Amanda Cash’s food truck, The Magpie, can be seen from a mile away. To Cash, the bright yellow truck is similar to the feeling of Spenard. “It’s eclectic, bright and colorful,” Cash said. Cash is the sole owner of The Magpie, but she has several investors. She has lived in Spenard for seven years with her husband and their three children, who are 2, 3 and 9 […]

New donut shop focuses on homemade, locally sourced pastries

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This story was originally written for The Spenardian and published in the Anchorage Press.   It’s the best dessert, Chris Thomas, a detective for Anchorage Police Department says he has ever had. “There was a bacon maple fritter that I would gladly cut someone for. It was next level,” Thomas said. “I feel like this would be a perfect meeting food. Eating this would easily be the most productive thing anyone did during the meeting. […]

Local pizzeria ranks third in nation

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage claimed the bronze medal on Trip Advisor’s top 10 pizza restaurants. The business ranks at a 4.5/5 based on roughly 1,700 reviews from the site. America’s top 10 best pizzerias go as follows: 1. Juliana’s Pizza, Brooklyn, New York 2. Pizza Time of St Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida 3. Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, Anchorage, Alaska 4. Keste, […]