Food & Drink

Simply trying to navigate the yellow, red and blue trails of the food booths is often challenging, not to mention the amount of time one or the other parent spends standing in line at public restrooms.Erin Kirkland
 The Alaska State Fair has named a couple who raise bison on Lazy Mountain as this year’s Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year.Zaz Hollander

Chef and author Kim Sunée demonstrates how to make a parfait with wild Alaska rhubarb.

Tara Young
Wild Alaskan salmon and halibut have squatting rights in most of our freezers this time of year, but you might want to consider giving up some prime real estate for ice cream made locally by Elissa Brown and Chris Pike. Their brain-freeze child, Wild Scoops, is only a few months young and already has a cult-like following among ice cream lovers in the know. Kim Sunée

Wild Alaskan salmon and halibut have squatting rights in most of our freezers this time of year, but you might want to consider giving up some prime real estate for ice cream made locally by Elissa Brown and Chris Pike. Their brain-freeze child, Wild Scoops, is only a few months young and already has a cult-like following among ice cream lovers in the know.

 

Kim Sunée
This combination is amazing -- light and bright, bursting with texture and flavors. Maya Evoy
There are few services in the 150-mile run between Delta Junction and Glennallen on the historic Richardson Highway, but we found decent food among the abandoned gold rush sites, relics and rumors of ghosts.Mike Dunham

The 150 miles between Delta Junction and Glennallen has more relics rusting and crumbling into the tundra than standing buildings. It’s easy to imagine that ghosts of sourdoughs, soldiers and Native hunters equal, if not surpass, the number the current inhabitants on slow days. 

There are few services. You might get hungry. Here are your options. 

Mike Dunham
Alaska is huge and there are many dining destinations to squeeze in before hanging up that trucker hat for the summer. Riza Brown