From May to September in Alaska, the fish counts are high, the midnight sun is warm and bright, and fishermen are giddy.
Where should you wet a line? Around Anchorage, practically anywhere there’s water, there are fish. And that’s just the beginning.
Born and raised in Juneau and of Tlingit heritage, DJ Astronomar (Marlon Lumba) has traveled the globe playing music. He'll play Anchorage on Saturday.
“Record homicides back-to-back years in Anchorage and no one was talking about it,” Tarantino said. “I wanted to wake people up and touch on the things going on in the city. … I feel it’s important, you have a voice."
From hiking to mushing, there are plenty of ways to get out and about in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska.
Opportunities for fishing abound — even in the heart of downtown Anchorage.
The veteran of two college games before coming to the Shootout with Marquette, Wade walked off with the tournament championship and the MVP award.
Singer Kelly Price will headline in the R&B Summer Splash at the Dena'ina Center.
Robert Lewis is a makeover master. His grandest transformation was turning a hard-drinking hippie haven in Girdwood named after a mountain that was named after a man (Max) into a fine-dining foodie hot spot in Midtown named after a woman (Maxine).
Anchorage chef and restaurateur Brett Knipmeyer has a pretty good idea why he was recently selected as a regional semifinalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award, and it isn't his kitchen skills. "They probably thought, 'He'd be perfect for a James Beard Award -- look at his beard!'" joked Knipmeyer.
To chef Bang-on Roulet, fruit and vegetables are palettes for edible art that looks too amazing to eat. In her hands, melons, radishes and squashes quickly become intricate flowers, faces and fish.
Chef Reuben Gerber is perched atop Alaska's dining scene, and he loves the view: the grandeur of Alaska's mountains, water and wildlife, the pressure of guiding one of Alaska's most revered restaurants.
The Alaska mind ventures to some poetic places when it swims in summer sun and outdoor food. The Anchorage Museum will happily inspire/ enable this creative thinking dining this week when it opens its lawn to the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant as part of its "True North" exhibition.
Built with big, bright and beautiful wood, the bar at Spenard Roadhouse is one of the most unique -- and busiest -- restaurant bars in town. Big, bright and bold also describes the bar's menu.