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:


Pasta Avanti – Italian made simple

Ruth | June 13th, 2014

Pasta Avanti has Italian food made quick and easy. The limited menu allows them to offer quality product quickly for the lunch or dinner time crowd.
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Downtown Shopping for Dad

Ruth | June 6th, 2014

Father’s Day is fast approaching (June 15) so it’s time to think about what you can get Dad that will show you appreciate him. Since I’m all about Downtown I’ve put together some Downtown shopping ideas that Dad will love.
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Fat Ptarmigan – New Ice Cream Shop!

Ruth | May 29th, 2014

Summer warmth means nothing beats good ice cream to keep you cool and now Fat Ptarmigan has an answer for your ice cream cravings.
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Advertising Opportunity – Downtown Summer Solstice Official Guide

Penny | May 28th, 2014

The Anchorage PRESS is a proud sponsor of our Downtown Summer Solstice Festival! They print and provide the “Official Guide” each year showcasing the festival map along with descriptions of various events occurring throughout the day. With thousands printed and distributed throughout Anchorage and at the event, there is a chance for you to advertise and market your business at an extremely affordable price! Check out this flier for additional information!

2014 Downtown Solstice Rate Sheet

Skinny Raven Urban Adventure Run

Penny | May 25th, 2014

Skinny Raven Sports invites you to become a sponsor for their Tuesday Urban Adventure Run! This is your chance to come face to face with hundreds of runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts on a monthly basis.
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AK Alchemists – Coffee in the Sun

Ruth | May 23rd, 2014

AK Alchemists is a unique, memorable stop for coffee or breakfast and lunch fare.
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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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