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:


Hotel Captain Cook – Gingerbread Village

Ruth | December 19th, 2014

The Hotel Captain Cook is brimming with holiday spirit that overflows into an amazing Gingerbread Village.
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Kobuk Coffee Company – Old Favorites and New Finds

Ruth | December 1st, 2014

Kobuk Coffee Company carries timeless toys and fancy foreign candies if you are looking for something fun to give this holiday season.
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Tis The Season – Tree Lighting and Shop Small

Ruth | November 25th, 2014

Holiday Tree Lighting has been an Anchorage tradition for years so make sure you bundle up and get to Town Square to watch Santa ride in on his sleigh pulled by reindeer as he prepares to light the Holiday Tree.
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Shop Small Business Saturday – November 29, 2014

Ruth | November 21st, 2014

Make sure your holiday shopping includes visits to the many unique local shops right here in Downtown Anchorage!
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Covenant House Alaska Candlelight Vigil

Ruth | November 14th, 2014

The Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum (625 C Street).
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G Street Block Party – Bunny Boots & Burn Barrels

Ruth | November 4th, 2014

November 7th is First Friday, while you are enjoying all the fun downtown, stop by G Street and enjoy a Block Party!
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Muse Cafe – Creative & Delightful

Ruth | October 30th, 2014

Muse Cafe in the Anchorage Museum offers a variety of tastes on a creative menu in a delightful setting.
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Anchorage Live Work Play

Ruth | October 23rd, 2014

Live Work Play is a vision for the future of Anchorage. The goal of this initiative is to make Anchorage the #1 city in the nation to Live. Work. & Play. by 2025.
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Allure Day Spa & Hair Salon – Relax While You Do Good

Ruth | October 17th, 2014

Allure Day Spa & Hair Design may be one of the most relaxing indoor spaces in the city.
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Crooked Spruce – Tea & Juice

Ruth | October 2nd, 2014

Crooked Spruce offers fresh juice, made while you watch and a wide variety of local loose leaf teas.
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Park(ing) Day – Anchorage joins this Worldwide Event

Ruth | September 19th, 2014

Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
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Anchorage Downtown – Entertainment

Ruth | September 12th, 2014

Downtown Anchorage is a great place to find entertainment.
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Pirate Pub Crawl – Fun for a Cause

Ruth | September 5th, 2014

The Anchorage Pirate Pub Crawl will be Saturday, September 20th. Dress in your best Pirate costume and visit downtown bars to raise money for The Blood Bank of Alaska.
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D Street Block pARTy – Kick It To The Curb

Ruth | August 29th, 2014

D Street has taken First Friday and kicked it up a notch. BAM!
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Sherri’s At 5th – A reputation for Great Seafood

Ruth | August 22nd, 2014

Sherri’s at 5th is known for tasty seafood.
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