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Copper River reds in time for dinner

ACE Air Cargo says it wins the race to deliver the first Copper River salmon to hungry residents of Anchorage and will unload a delivery of fresh Copper River kings and sockeyes on Thursday, hours before anyone else. “The arrival of the first Copper River salmon of the year is something people look forward to […]

West Berlin Restaurant covers the classics.

By Scott Banks West Berlin 4133 Mountain View Dr. (907) 277-7600 I held no expectations when I visited West Berlin Restaurant, sheltered on the east end of Mountain View Drive, in a cinderblock building with more than its share of past restaurant failures. West Berlin has been open now for more than a year and […]

Kalua pork sandwiches for the Super Bowl crowd

By Scott Banks For some reason sandwiches came to mind when I was planning the eats for Super Bowl Sunday. So I decided on kalua pork sandwiches. You can’t go anywhere in the Hawaiian islands and not find kalua pork – salty, savory, smoky and always served with a scoop of rice or macaroni salad […]

Kalua pork sandwiches for the Super Bowl crowd

By Scott Banks For some reason sandwiches came to mind when I was planning the eats for Super Bowl Sunday. So I decided on kalua pork sandwiches. You can’t go anywhere in the Hawaiian islands and not find kalua pork – salty, savory, smoky and always served with a scoop of rice or macaroni salad […]

Kalua pork sandwiches for the Super Bowl crowd

By Scott Banks For some reason sandwiches came to mind when I was planning the eats for Super Bowl Sunday. So I decided on kalua pork sandwiches. You can’t go anywhere in the Hawaiian islands and not find kalua pork – salty, savory, smoky and always served with a scoop of rice or macaroni salad […]

Gaga for gumbo

By Scott Banks The saying goes in the bayou that when you meet anyone, you ask them three questions: “Who’s your momma; are you Catholic; and, can you make a roux?” My answers are: “My momma is with Elvis, I was raised Presbyterian and, yes, I can make a roux.” Only the last question is […]

Old reliables – restaurants where I always go back

By Scott Banks As I ate my way through 2015, I always found myself returning to a few Anchorage restaurants where I knew I’d find a good meal and a drink. There are days when you don’t want to play the “where should we go eat game” so you decide on the old faithfuls. Here […]

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