Hello and welcome to Best Food and Best Drinks – Alaska. Here I will be sharing Alaska’s Best Brunch locations and Best Alaska themed drinks. Let’s travel and discover new treasures Alaska style.
Best Food – Alaska
The Heen Kahidi Dining Room within the Cape Fox Lodge is located at 800 Venetia Way in Ketchikan, Alaska. The food is amazing and the views are breathtaking. I recommend exploring the Lodge before and after Best Brunch. To learn more about what the Lodge has to offer visit www.capefoxlodge.com or click here. Photos courtesy of Cape Fox Lodge
1. Huevos Rancheros – tostada shells, steak, retried beans, Gouda, pepper jack, avocado and salsa topped with a poached eggs.
2. Mud Pie – sometimes dessert is the best breakfast, and this was one of those times. Cookie & cream, vanilla bean, almond mocha fudge Oreo cookie crust. Yeppers, one of those times!
3. Salmon Benedict – 2 salmon eggs Benedict served with hash browns or breakfast potatoes.
Best Food – Alaska
Snow City Cafe located at 1034 W 4th Ave in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a hot spot for the locals, so I recommend calling ahead to make reservations so they have a seat waiting for you. Snow Cafe has so many fresh delicious choices. Check it their menu selections at www.snowcity.wpengine.com or click here. Photos courtesy of Snow City Cafe
1. Green Eggs and Ham – poached eggs, shaved ham, arugula, pesto and chèvre spread on top of a walnut multigrain.
2. Fruity Pebbles Pancakes – two pancakes made with fruity pebbles, butter, syrup and whipped cream and sprinkles on top!
3. Heart Attack on a Plate – hash browns, bacon, onion, mushroom, tomato, cheddar and side of sour cream.
Best Drinks – Alaska
It’s hard to think of Alaska and not think of the amazing glaciers to be experienced. With that thought, I would like to share with you the Alaskan Glacier Martini. Glaciers at home can be a good thing.
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 ounce Bombay Dry Gin, 1 ounce Crater Lake Vodka, 1 ounce Cruzan Light Rum, 2 ounces Blue Curaçao, 2 ounces sweet & sour and 1 ounce 7up. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Fair warning – the 7up does not like to be shaken, be prepared for pressure to build up within the shaker. My first attempt was rather messy and sticky.
2. Strain ingredients into chilled martini glass. Is that not the most beauty glacier blue?! Cheers! Please drink responsibly.
3. Looking for a saloon where there are thousands of dollars you can see but can’t touch? The Salty Dawg Saloon is located in Homer Alaska. You heard me right. The saloon is known for having thousands of dollar bills signed by visitors and tacked to the walls. The saloon has also been featured on the TV series Deadliest Catch. Hours and more history can be found at www.saltydawgsaloon.com or click here.
Best Drinks – Alaska
Have you ever heard the name of something and thought what were they thinking? That was how I felt about this next cocktail: the Duck Fart. I don’t choose the name, I just make the cocktail and drink the cocktail!
1. Add 1/2 ounce Kahlua, 1/2/ ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream and 1/2 ounce Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey pouring each over a spoon into a shot glass. My pouring over a spoon technique did not work it very well as you can see by the photo.
2. Not poring over a spoon technique: Add 2 ounces Kahlua , 2 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream and 2 ounces Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey. Stir well and don’t worry if your layers turn out or not! Please drink responsibly.
3. Red Onion Saloon located in Skagway is more than just a saloon. It is a museum. Wait for it, it is a Brothel Museum. The saloon was built during the Alaskan Gold Rush in 1897 and was once one oof the finest bordellos in town. Visit www.redonion1898.com or click here to view museum hours and ticket prices.
B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Alaska
Thank you for joining me as we explored and discovered Best Food and Best Drinks – Alaska. My new favorite Alaska gem is Green Eggs and Ham from Snow City Cafe. I would eat them here and there, I would eat them anywhere. I am also adding the Duck Fart cocktail to my list of new favorite things. I have given up on the spoon pour since I can’t keep the layers separate. Have you mastered the spoon pouring / layering technique? Did your favorite brunch location, dessert location or Alaska themed cocktail make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasure.
Looking to travel east for more Best Food and Best Drinks? Check out my blog post B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks Maine or click here. Discover another Salmon Benedict dish from Royal River Grill House to put on your few favorite things list and so much more.
Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch