The Downtown Dish
The Downtown Dish is our blog about downtown Anchorage: where to eat, what to buy, and what to try. The blog is written by members of the ADP Staff and comes from our experiences and travels throughout downtown Anchorage.
So read on, and discover the best (and the best-kept secrets) of downtown Anchorage:
Ruth | May 16th, 2013
Kobuk Coffee Company is full of treasures. Read more →
Ruth | May 9th, 2013
Quilted Raven has always awed me with the wonderful collection of patterns and materials for making quilts. Read more →
Ruth | May 3rd, 2013
The Anchorage Museum always has something interesting happening. Read more →
Ruth | April 26th, 2013
Welcome the U.S.S. Anchorage crew and their families to Anchorage by joining in the fun! Read more →
Ruth | April 18th, 2013
Whale’s Tail has nice atmosphere, a fun wine system, a full bar and good food. Works for me.
Whale’s Tail is classy, but comfortable. This is a great spot to chat with friends and relax.
This is a place to take your time and savor the good stuff.
The wine system offers a variety of choices and the chance to sample some expensive wine in small, affordable amounts.
The bar offers some creative mixes like the strawberry, cilantro, jalapeno margarita. A nice refreshing drink, not too sweet and as hot as you would like.
The menu offers appetizers and small plates with some great taco creations like the Harrissa Chicken Taco and kobe beef sliders that melt in your mouth.
They were specializing in tacos when I visited this week. I had the standard fish tacos while my more adventurous friends tried Harrissa Chicken and Spicy Steak tacos. We all thought our tacos were tasty.
I got the Smoked Cheddar Bacon Mac to take home to my roommate and it smelled so good it might not have made it home if I weren’t lactose intolerant. I was assured it tasted as good as it smelled.
Whale’s Tail has started having local musicians play on Thursday nights. Tonight you can catch Seth Boyer from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Whale’s Tail now opens at 4 p.m. and is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Keep up with what’s going on at Whale’s Tail on Facebook.
Ruth | April 12th, 2013
Apricot Lane Boutique brings spring to the 5th Avenue Mall in style. Maybe that should be Apricot Lane Boutique is bringing style to spring.
Either way it works. Fun colors and fun designs in jeans, dresses, sweaters, jewelry, shoes and more.
It is great to see some refreshing new clothes in Anchorage. Boutiques seem to be upping the ante on style options for the smart shopper in downtown.
Apricot Lane Boutique offers something new to Anchorage and joins a growing number of downtown boutiques that show Anchorage does have style.
The owner of Apricot Lane has thrown in some specially designed shirts and sweatshirts just for Anchorage.
Visit Apricot Lane on Facebook. They offer special deals to Facebook friends.
Keep up on new items in the store and find out what specials are going on right now.
Apricot Lane Boutique is on the 2nd floor in the 5th Avenue Mall, close to JC Penney’s entrance. Check out this fun store.
Ruth | April 4th, 2013
Student art, cedar flutes and samples of hot chocolate. What’s not to enjoy at the First Friday event at the Fur Rondy Shop? Read more →
Ruth | April 1st, 2013
Mabel McKinley is full of cute stuff. Now Mabel McKinley has more room to share the fun. Read more →
Ruth | March 22nd, 2013
Beyond Beads brings chic to beading. Like the store itself the beading classes offer a level of style above the average. Read more →
Ruth | March 15th, 2013
Slippery Salmon Bar & Grill serves good food. Read more →
Ruth | March 8th, 2013
Once in a Blue Moose carries quality Alaska gift items as well as some day to day stuff you might not know you can find downtown. Read more →
Ruth | March 1st, 2013
SubZero impresses me every time I visit. So many cocktails, such a fine selection of beer and don’t get me started on the fabulous menu. Read more →
Ruth | February 21st, 2013
It’s Rondy time in Anchorage! Time to give up your winter blues and remember all the fun things you can do in the winter in Anchorage! Read more →
Ruth | February 15th, 2013
Solo Yoga offers personal, customized training for individuals. Read more →
Ruth | February 1st, 2013
Orso‘s happy hour. Good food and drink at a discount. Read more →