Foodie

Some Alaska visitors are hungry for adventure, and some are just plain hungry. When it comes to mealtime, no place has an edge on the 49th state. Of course we’ve got the world’s freshest wild seafood, but we also have award-winning chefs, incredible local produce, and some of the best craft breweries in the country. Scroll down to start exploring the culinary possibilities, or narrow the field using the options below.

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This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61° North Magazine. We buy beers for their labels–don’t you? Here are some of our favorite Alaska beers with some of our favorite beer labels. Three local designers shared with us what’s behind their designs. Arkose Brewery Label Designer: June Gertesein (arkosebrewery.com) Owning Arkose Brewery […]

Jamie Gonzales | Alaska Dispatch News | March 28, 2017

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61° North Magazine. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a winter soiree among friends, a delicious meal in a beautiful atmosphere can warm up a cold, dark Alaska night. Hosting a meal complete with multiple courses and a beautiful centerpiece may sound daunting, […]

Nina Wladkowski | Alaska Dispatch News | March 27, 2017

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Kodiak Island is hard on buildings. Wood rots. Metal rusts. Rain finds the leaks. Freight is expensive. People here reuse for economy and practicality, like the shipping containers repurposed as storage sheds and offices around town. Sometimes the act of adapting what’s available leads to interesting spaces […]

Jamie Gonzales | Alaska Dispatch News |

By Kirsten Swann One of the best things about Whittier is getting there in the first ricelace. Visitors arrive either by land, through a two-and-a-half mile tunnel beneath Maynard Mountain, or by sea, through striking Prince William Sound. Once there, your options depend almost entirely on the season. The town is small — home to […]

Kirsten Swann | December 26, 2016

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. Popular toy brands like Shopkins and TokiDoki have made eyes on food a continuing trend. And who better to imagine that than some of Alaska’s young artists? For this edition of What We Love, we tapped Gracie Occhino, age 7, to illustrate some of her favorite friendly […]

Kirsten Swann | Alaska Dispatch News | November 14, 2016

This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. Food and memories go together like potatoes and pierogis. Inside jars of kimchi, grandfather used to hum songs. With freshly baked conchas dipped in coffee, auntie watched soap operas. That beautiful lady on the colorful packet of kare-kare seasoning speaks to you just like your […]

Kirsten Swann | Alaska Dispatch News |

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. When you think about food in the 49th state, you might think about wild game, fresh fish, traditional Alaska Native favorites or tundra staples like Sailor Boy pilot bread. But for those living with food allergies, blood-sugar issues and other conditions, Alaska culinary culture […]

Kirsten Swann | Alaska Dispatch News |

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. It’s the middle of a busy day on the job and the clock says it’s time for lunch, but what to eat: the box of crackers stashed in a filing cabinet or the microwaveable cup of instant noodles that has been in the breakroom […]

Nina Wladkowski | Alaska Dispatch News |

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine.   Dan Schwartz and Alison Arians wake up at 4 a.m. to bake tomorrow’s bread. On a floured cutting table in their bakery sits a mound of tawny-colored mix, speckled with pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds, from which the duo pulls deflated spheres of […]

Bailey Berg | Alaska Dispatch News |

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. It’s just after noon in Peterson Cove as Marie and Ron Bader head to work. The sun is high in the September sky, warming the metal seats of their skiff, but the water that sprays off the stern is rousingly cold. It’s a quick […]

Bailey Berg | Alaska Dispatch News |

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