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:


Paul McGuire – Hotel Captain Cook

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Spirit of Alaska For-Profit Award Winner!

This award is presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support a Downtown business, charity, or organization.

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Anchorage Museum – Gyre and more…

Ruth | March 21st, 2014

Gyre is a rotating ocean current and in this exhibit at the Anchorage Museum artists from around the world use the trash that is transported by gyres to create art.
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Vote Early at City Hall in downtown

Chris | March 17th, 2014

Our friends at the Municipal Clerk’s Office reminds us that Early and Absentee In-Person voting begins at City Hall on Monday, March 17, 2014!
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Oomingmak – Musk Ox Producer’s Co-operative

Ruth | March 14th, 2014

Oomingmak produces hand knit items that are made in traditional Alaska Native patterns. These items are made of Qiviut, the soft undercoat of the Arctic Musk Ox.
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Brown Bag – Consistent Quality, Consistently Tasty

Ruth | March 7th, 2014

Brown Bag Sandwich Company offers high quality ingredients in a tasty assortment of sandwiches, salads and soups.
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Salmon Berry Tours

Ruth | February 19th, 2014

Salmon Berry Tours has staff that love what they do and know what they are doing.
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Bailiwick – Vintage + Art = FUN

Ruth | February 12th, 2014

Bailiwick bringing a unique mix of vintage, thrift, art and gifts to create a fun new store.
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Flawless Gemstone Apparel – Sparkly and Fun

Ruth | January 31st, 2014

Flawless Gemstone Apparel is about fun, fresh and fabulous! If you want to look and feel special then stop by Flawless.
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New Year – New Look, Old Favorites Updated

Ruth | January 23rd, 2014

Downtown is a hub of original, fun, stylish boutiques. Several downtown boutiques have freshened up a little to start off the new year.
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The Boardroom – Coworking Space

Ruth | January 14th, 2014

The Boardroom is shared space for independent and small business companies to share services in a creative, productive, collaborative environment.
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Gallery Walk of Ice

Ruth | January 10th, 2014

The Gallery Walk of Ice has ice sculptures at several businesses downtown for you to visit and enjoy.
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Crystal Gallery of Ice – Carving Competition

Ruth | January 3rd, 2014

This weekend is the annual Crystal Gallery of Ice carving competition. The competitors have already begun carving!
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Rosalina’s Coffee Bar & Fine Gifts

Ruth | December 19th, 2013

Rosalina’s Coffee Bar & Fine Gifts offers good coffee, vintage furniture and an assortment of locally made art.
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Ravenink Print and Arctic Rose Gallery – Great gift ideas at Great prices

Ruth | December 9th, 2013

Arctic Rose Gallery & Art Center is a great place to get gifts.
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Anchorage Museum – Shoes, Christmas Decor and SALE!

Ruth | December 3rd, 2013

Anchorage is lucky to have such a vibrant museum. The Anchorage Museum exhibits highlight Alaskan culture and art as well as offering some unique and creative exhibits to meet every interest.
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