Mobile food businesses, which have grown in popularity over the last decade in the Lower 48, can be seen on city streets hawking everything from skewered meats to cupcakes, with more trucks in the works. Even the Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," currently in its third season, features Momma's Grizzly Grub, a truck staffed by three Wasilla women. Here's a look at three of the new kids on the block in Anchorage's mobile cuisine scene.
Sure, De La Soul hasn't released an official album since 2004, but don't think the groundbreaking group from Long Island has been sitting idly by. In some ways, the group has been more productive than ever in the past eight years: a world tour, special projects, major festival gigs including Coachella and Rock the Bells, Internet-only releases and eclectic collaborations, one of which earned a Grammy.
March Madness has dominated the water-cooler talk at Play headquarters for the past month -- mostly about how busted our brackets are. So while the NCAA finishes its basketball season with this weekend's Final Four, we here at Play held our own tournament. The purpose was to answer once and for all, in the most scientific way possible, one burning question: Who serves the best burger in town?
Swimming upstream -- it's an apt description for opening a restaurant in the competitive downtown Anchorage dining scene. Sure, you'll get your fair share of seasonal diners in the summer, but locals are more discerning when they head into the heart of the city. You've got to have a hook.
With about two weeks left before Christmas, it's likely you'll have to venture out into the madness that is mall shopping to find the last minute gifts for friends and family. It's a mad, mad, mad mall world out there -- crying kids, long lines, packed parking lots -- and the dulcet tones of Wham's "Last Christmas" can only calm your nerves so much.
With NFL games starting at 9 a.m., Sunday mornings have most Alaska NFL fans waking up earlier than their Lower 48 counterparts. To see your favorite team play, you either splurge on NFL Sunday Ticket at your house or you venture out to find a friendly, comfortable spot to watch all the action.
From well-known franchise Great Harvest Bread Co. to South Addition's mom-and-pop-ish Fire Island Bakery to Midtown stalwart Europa Cafe to Spenard's out-of-the-way Paris Bakery & Cafe, the business of baking bread is booming. Just ask John and Ginna Baldiviez, who opened House of Bread on the Old Seward just north of Dimond in December.