What’s better than a deep-fried Twinkie?

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…Tempura Alaskan King Crab from Alyeska’s Sakura & Sushi Bar. It is with much joy that I am writing to the public announcing the winter grand opening of Sakura Restaurant located in the The Hotel Alyeska. (collective sigh of relief) What other hotel do you know  of that has the …Read More

Posted by —December 15th, 2011

Speaking of Patience

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You wouldn’t think patience would be as big of a virtue in a professional kitchen, at least not if you watch any of the hundreds of reality TV shows. You know, the ones that glorify the chaos, cacophony and stress that inherently go hand-in-hand with four-star service. Well… you’d be …Read More

Posted by —December 13th, 2011

Baby Steps at 2,300 ft…

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With the changing of seasons there are always… well, changes. Even in a quiet mountain community like Girdwood, Alaska. Besides the obvious transition in weather and procrastination that precedes opening day (winterizing of vehicles, making sure your ski/snowboard gear is dialed, getting back to the grind of a full time …Read More

Posted by —December 1st, 2011

A good day

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No matter what sport or activity makes you happiest, it really is true: A day of _____________(fill in the blank) is better than a day without. For those of us in Girdwood, Alaska, that love is for skiing and riding. Pure, unadultered sliding on slopes, cold smoke style. For some, the love for the skiing …Read More

Posted by —November 24th, 2011

Hunting for a good deal

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It’s human nature to be on the hunt. This time of year, it’s a matter of hunting for a good holiday deal. To make your hunt a little easier, we figured we’d just spell it out. Hopefully this little post will save you a lot of time and save you …Read More

Posted by —November 5th, 2011