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:


F Street Station – Good Food and Character

Ruth | May 15th, 2014

F Street Station is a local favorite for good food with a good drink.
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Planning Your Trip to Anchorage

Ruth | May 9th, 2014

Downtown Anchorage offers many fun and interesting things to do and see for all ages.
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Ice Spa at Sheraton Anchorage – Relaxing never felt so cool

Ruth | May 2nd, 2014

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Relaxing in style while being pampered. The Ice Spa offers great views, great services and lots of style.
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Hops Hallmark- Downtown Move and Remodel

Ruth | April 21st, 2014

Hops Hallmark in the 5th Avenue Mall moved to the main floor and remodeled.
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Killjoy Tasting Room- Worth a Taste

Ruth | April 11th, 2014

Killjoy Tasting Room offers beer, wine and a nice selection of small plates.
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Snow City Cafe – Remember why you love this place

Ruth | April 3rd, 2014

Snow City Cafe has a reputation for being the best breakfast place in town. Coming up on the 16th Anniversary of Snow City Cafe it’s a good time to remember why.


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Fat Ptarmigan Cafe

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Captain James Cook Small Project Winner!

This award is presented to a business with an outstanding new or remodel design & construction for exterior facade and/or interior improvements (in last three years in downtown).

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Archana Mishra – Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Chugach Mountain Not-For-Profit Award Winner.

This award goes to an employee in an organization or business that has demonstrated outstanding customer service skills and professional excellence.

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Sue Linford – Linford of Alaska

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage George M. Sullivan For-Profit Award Winner!

George M. Sullivan was our mayor in 1975 when the Municipality of Anchorage was formed. In regards to his outstanding leadership we present this award to the manager, executive or owner who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and works well with a team.

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The Clarion Suites Downtown Team

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Dena’ina For-Profit Award Winner!

This award goes to a team or group who has shown outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and contributions to Downtown Anchorage.

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Red Chair Café – David Seube and Barb Whitney

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Ship Creek Landing Award Winner!

This award is presented to an entrepreneur for starting a new business within the last three years that has added a dynamic new element to Downtown Anchorage.

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Dick Reichman – Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage George M. Sullivan Award Not-For-Profit Winner!

George M. Sullivan was our mayor in 1975 when the Municipality of Anchorage was formed. In regards to his outstanding leadership we present this award to the manager, executive or owner who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and works well with a team.

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Tuesday Night Pub Run – Skinny Raven Sports & McGinley’s Pub

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Dena’ina Not-For-Profit Award Winner!

This award is given to the team or group who has shown outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and contributions to Downtown Anchorage.

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Tom Lewando – Crystal Gallery of Ice

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Spirit of Alaska Not-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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Nancy Harbour & Performing Arts Center

Penny | March 29th, 2014

Heart of Anchorage Award Winner!

This award recipient embodies qualities that include an extraordinary passion for Downtown vitality, a vision of how this vitality can be achieved, and the ability to bring it to life for the benefit of Downtown Anchorage and the city at large.

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