The best thing about Grape Expectations (a downtown bottle shop) isn’t its carefully curated selections of wines, wide array of Alaskan brews, or convenient location. The best thing about Grape Expectations is Terri, the owner.
The AEDC 2013 Economic Forecast for Anchorage was today, and they did a great job, as usual. In addition to the forecast, they also provided a Live.Work.Play. update and brought Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class, to Anchorage. Today, I’m focusing on the forecast.
Such a cute little neighborhood library! I love that someone is doing this in Anchorage: take a book out, leave a book behind. I’m not sure long this book box has been here, but when I drove by it the other day, it made my day. I didn’t have a book handy to donate, but plan on going back soon!
You know that saying, “You can have something fast, cheap, or good. Pick two?” In the restaurant world, I think it’s more like, “Fast, healthy, or tasty. Pick two.” But Middleway Cafe is one of those rare places where you can have all three (the fast part might be debatable, but if you call ahead you’re golden!).
I’m hoping it’s okay to share this picture on my blog, since it’s property of Alaska Dispatch, but my purpose is simply to say that this photo accompanies one of my favorite stories this year, and tell you to read it immediately if you haven’t yet: For Alyeska dogs, avalanche rescue is just a big game.
I love the Fourth Avenue Theater. It’s so art deco retro, and I have many memories of good times spent there. I used to wish that I was the lucky person who got to live in the penthouse apartment, or at least that I could see it someday. I can’t actually remember seeing a movie at the theater – my memories are of dinner events, performances, and proms. However, I’ve heard that the balcony was the place to be back when the theater was used for films!
When I started this blog, I had a passing concern that I might, one day, have written about everything I love about Anchorage and be done. Granted, it hasn’t even been a year, but so far, there’s no end in sight. Maybe I’m just more open, but it seems like every day I find things to love that I want to share with you. Today for instance: I was idly browsing Facebook and ran across this link: Becky Kendall and the Light Brigade.
A cop, a pilot, and a divorce attorney walk into a bar… sounds like a joke, right? But at the Bubbly Mermaid, an intimate oyster and champagne bar downtown, it’s the kind of grab bag of fellow fizz drinkers you might be lucky enough to spend your evening with.