Live Music in Anchorage: Bigger and Better than Ever

The crowd for Jared and the Mill

Did anyone else miss out on tickets to the Modest Mouse – Summer Solstice Party at Moose’s Tooth? Did you glance at your phone and sigh as friend after friend posted videos and photos from the concert? No? Well, check out this photo album and tell me you’re not just a teeny, tiny bit envious…feeling it now? Take heart, dear reader: although there have been a ton of great concerts in Anchorage recently (hopefully you made it to one or two or more), there are even more on the horizon!

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Love Note: Coffee with a Cop

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Kaladi Brothers Coffee has been hosting “Coffee with a Cop” this summer, and it’s a great way to engage with members of our local police force (while enjoying a cuppa!). This officer says that his favorite part of his job is “the unexpected nature of it and how incredibly nice most of the people who live here are.” Thanks KBC and APD for being catalysts for community and connections!

Love Note: Williwaw Rooftop Deck

Williwaw Rooftop

Ten+ years ago, I met two friends in Philly and spent an evening catching up on a rooftop deck. It was an urban oasis – the deck was alive and warm, with flowers and greenery surrounded by tall, tall glass buildings on all sides. It felt like we were floating in the middle of the city, and I’ve longed for something similar in Anchorage ever since. And finally, we have one!

On a gorgeous summer evening, Williwaw’s rooftop deck is the perfect place to kick back with a drink, listen to music, catch up with friends, snuggle with a sweetie, and enjoy the fire pit as the warmth of the sun fades away.

Bambinos Frozen Baby Food

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Don’t be surprised if someday Anchorage’s Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas rules the world of baby food (or maybe straight up rules the world). She founded Babmino’s Frozen Baby Food during 2012 and after learning more about it, I’m convinced that it’s the future of fine dining (and casual dining, and snacking) for all the little people in our lives.

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Naturally Effervescent: Zip Kombucha

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The times, they are a changing here in Alaska. It’s impossible to know what the future will look like, but we all know it will be different. I still believe that Anchorage (and Alaska as a whole) is a place where you can thrive, and despite dire rumblings about state budgets and oil prices, the Alaskan entrepreneurial spirit remains strong. For every depressing news story I read, I learn about a new business opening its doors.

Case in point: Zip Kombucha.

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Restaurant Roundup: What’s New in Anchorage?

Sacks Bar

There’s been a lot of notable activity this spring in the Anchorage restaurant scene; if you haven’t been following closely, read on to catch up: What’s new, what’s newly remodeled, and who’s closing their doors.

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Downtown Dining Week

Sullivans Steakhouse

Downtown Dining Week is finally here!

Replacing the Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s 100 Days of DiningDowntown Dining Week features set-priced specials for lunch ($10 or $15) and multi-course dinners ($30) at 26 restaurants throughout Downtown Anchorage from April 8 – 17. No more card and stickers, no more app, just delicious food from some of Anchorage’s most creative and talented chefs.

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