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by Wildcat Dianne
July 26, 2010
Larissa arrived at the Bear Tooth and got our ticket and I ordered my food at the to go counter. I was still craving pasta, and the last time Larissa and I ate at the Bear Tooth, she had the Chicken Fettucine entree that looked pretty good. So I ordered that along with the Bear Tooth's Caesar salad to give me some veggies with my dinner. My meal once again cost about $16. Larissa had to go inside to the other ordering station in order to order her Pizza for One. The Bear Tooth has a huge variety of pizzas that you can order, and you can order a pizza for one person or for two or more people. Prices vary depending on what you would like on your pizza or if you order a theme pizza.
After ordering our food, getting our orange cones, and getting some water from the fountain, Larissa and I made it into the theater. It was Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend, and the place was pretty busy, and there were families with children there which surprised me because this version of Alice in Wonderland was a little bit scarier than the other renditions of this fairy tale. My neighbor 11-year-old daughter was reluctant to see this movie because she heard it was a little bit scary. Larissa and I took a seat on the left side of the theater since there weren't many seats left in the middle unless you like to get whiplash sitting in the front row watching the movie!
Once again our food made it during the previews, and it was once again, very delicious. My chicken fettucine was full of chunks of white meat chicken and topped with parmesean cheese. My caesar salad was once again full of green romaine lettuce, croutons, and more parmesean cheese. Larissa said her pizza was very good and filling, and she wound up taking half of her pizza home with her after the movie.
Alice in Wonderland was a great movie and the colors and cinematography were awesome. A nice surprise was that Alan Rickman, one of my favorite actors who has a voice that can make me swoon, was the voice of the Cheshire Cat. Along with Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter to the hilt, I was a happy camper. Two thumbs up!
Once again, I highly recommend a trip or two or three to the Bear Tooth Theater Pub in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to the movie theater, you can dine in the little dining room in front of the restaurant or take the food to go, but the best experience is dining while watching a movie. Eating a great meal and watching great movies is better than movies with stale old popcorn, and I once again will say to anyone in Pensacola who reads this, "Could they please open something like the Bear Tooth here?!"
From journal Pigging Out In Anchorage Cheaply!
The movie was to begin early in the evening, so Larissa and I got there at a reasonable time to get our tickets and order our food once again at the to go counter. Larissa got the Chicken Alfredo Pasta while I got the Chicken and Portabello Fettucine and the Basil Vinaigrette Salad with Mixed Greens. Larissa didn't get a salad so her meal was about $11 while mine cost about $16 which was a good deal for salad and an entree in Anchorage.
After getting our orange cones and our water from the fountain near the movie theater entrance, Larissa and I took our seats in the theater. Our food showed up shortly after the lights went out and we were watching the previews before the movie.
Both the movie The White Ribbon and our dinners were great once again. My Chicken and Portabello Fettucine was well-done and full of chicken and portabello mushrooms in a nice wine sauce and topped with parmesean cheese. I am normally a ranch dressing person for my salad, but the basil vinaigrette dressing on my green salad was very flavorful and full of nice green romaine lettuce and not that horrible iceberg lettuce you see at some restaurants. Larissa said her Chicken Fettucine was good and we were both full by the time we finished our meals.
The White Ribbon is filmed in black and white and has an Ingmar Bergman like feeling to it. Children growing up in Germany (and Sweden) during the early 20th century were brought up very strictly and capital punishment was very common in the schools throughout the land. There were scenes of children getting a warschen, the equivalent of getting hit on the hands with a ruler or taken out to the hall and whooped by the teacher. In this film, two of the preacher's children, are forced to each wear a white ribbon (the girl in her hair, and the boy had to wear his on his arm like a band) until the father considered them rehabilitated from their bad behavior or "pure." The village teacher narrates the film, and it is a movie I highly recommend and would like to get on DVD when it's available.
After the movie ended, Larissa and I left the Bear Tooth full and happy that we got to see a great movie and once again have a great meal.
July 24, 2010
I landed in Alaska at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Larissa greeted me at Ted Stevens International Airport with a big hug and then waited for me in her car that she parked in front of the airport terminal. It took forever for the luggage from our flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to go through claims, and by that time, I was a starving little wolf. Larissa and I had spoken the weekend before about what I wanted to do when I landed on Tuesday, and I told her probably eat and then crash at her place afterwards.
It was a nice surprise when Larissa said we were going to the Bear Tooth as the locals call this unique eatery that allows you to have dinner and a movie. I was a little tired from flying all day, but I perked up when she said we were going to the Bear Tooth for dinner and a movie. Located on West 27th Street in Anchorage, the Bear Tooth is one of Anchorage's most popular eateries for locals and tourists alike, and Lonely Planet: Alaska and other travel books and magazines have named it one of the best places to eat in Anchorage.
Once we got to the Bear Tooth, Larissa and I only paid $3 each for our movie tickets to see Brooklyn's Finest with Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, and Don Cheadle. Then, Larissa and I went inside and ordered our food at the To Go counter. I felt like Mexican and so did Larissa, and Larissa got the Habanero Halibut Tacos while I played it safe and got the Halibut Tacos ($10.95 each). If you want nachos and pizza at the Bear Tooth, you have to order it at the counter inside and not at the To Go Counter. After ordering and paying for our food, Larissa and I got an orange cone with a letter on it that would be placed on our table in the movie theater. The letter glowed in the dark so our server could see our letter when he or she delivered our food.
Larissa and I missed the first few minutes of Brooklyn's Finest but that was OK. While we were getting into the plot of the movie and seeing who were the good and bad guys, we ate some of the complimentary popcorn and sipped a beer to relax. Brooklyn's Finest is about a group of police officers in Brooklyn, New York who are going after a drug dealer (Snipes). Richard Gere's character is near retirement while Ethan Hawke's character is dealing with a growing family on a cop's salary which is crappy. A lot of violence and some nudity is in the movie, so this movie wasn't for children and no children are allowed in any of the R rated movies that show at the Bear Tooth or movies shown after 8 p.m.
Not long after Larissa and I got settled watching the movie, our food arrived. Both of our taco dishes had good-sized portions of soft-shelled tacos that were loaded with halibut, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, cheese and sour cream. We also had a side of tortilla chips, and my halibut had been marinated in the Bear Tooth's own hefeweizen ale. Delish! Larissa said her tacos were nice and spicy and good too, and we were both full after eating our tacos and enjoyed the rest of Brooklyn's Finest.
Movies at the Bear Tooth are shown nightly and the movie choices change frequently and the choices are anywhere between popular movies that have been out a short time and arthouse and foreign language films. My next journal entry on the Bear Tooth will talk about seeing the German Film The White Ribbon so stay tuned!
If you go to Anchorage, Alaska, you must make at least one trip to the Bear Tooth for dinner and a movie. I highly recommend it and I wish that the city of Pensacola or the town of Milton would open a theater like this. It would make going to the movies a lot more fun!
Eagle River, Alaska
August 7, 2006
Next door, Bear Tooth has a Bar & Grill serving up some healthful and diet busting grub. I highly recommend the fried portobello mushrooms, burritos, and apple ale. Dinner here will cost you between $10 and $30, depending what you indulge in. Parking at the "Tooth" is a "Bear" so be creative and patient and Do Not Park Across the Street. If you park across the street you will have to pay $140 to get your car back from impound. They are really sneaky, so beware! So, grab some buddies, arrive early, order some pizza and beer, and sit back and enjoy the show.
From journal Living Life in Alaska