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Pigging Out In Anchorage Cheaply!

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A May 2010 trip to Anchorage by Wildcat Dianne

Bear Tooth Theater Pub Photo, Anchorage, Alaska More Photos
Quote: Eating out in Anchorage, Alaska can be expensive and a drain on one's wallet, but Larissa took me to some of the least expensive and best restaurants Anchorage has to offer including a place you can have dinner and watch a movie at the same time.

Thai Curry Restaurant

Restaurant | "Off The Menu Pleasures"

Thai Curry Restaurant Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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When I am travelling, I like to meet new people and locals and see what the place is like through their eyes. Larissa has many friends in Anchorage and other areas of Alaska, and one of them is Trevor, who owns a souvenir shop on E Street that sells native knick knacks and crafts from Alaska and around the world. Larissa and I tried to visit his store on a couple of occasions, but he was closed so Larissa called Trevor and made arrangements for us to meet him and check out his store and go to dinner with him.Upon meeting Trevor, I was surprised to see a tall handsome man of Caribbean-African descent. Upon getting to know Trevor, I discovered he is from Trinidad and Tobago, and it is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 28, 2010

Thai Curry Restaurant
333 West 4th Avenue #228
Anchorage 99501
(907) 279-7999

Glacier Brewhouse

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Restaurant | "Larissa's Awesome 40th Birthday Dinner"

Glacier Brewhouse Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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When you are on vacation, you need to splurge on a good meal at least once while you are at your destination. My friend Larissa turned 40 on May 29 and earlier that week, I promised that I would treat her to dinner at the restaurant of her choice. Larissa also likes going to the Glacier Brewhouse on 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage for dinner. lunch and their homemade beers and ales that are made on the grounds of the restaurant. So dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse it was, and Larissa made reservations while we were shopping around the Anchorage Mall and the weekend 4th Avenue Outdoor Marketplace. I was happy with Larissa's decision to dine at the Glacier Brewhouse because earlier in my stay...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2010

Glacier Brewhouse
737 West Fifth Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 274-2739

Cake Studio Bakery & Boutique

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Restaurant | "Diet Gone to Hell in a Handbasket!"

Cake Studio Bakery & Boutique Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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I did a lot of walking in Anchorage during my many visits to its great downtown. I burned off a lot of calories and added some muscle to my legs. Before leaving for Alaska, I joined a diet plan at work that had you losing eight pounds in eight weeks by eating right, exercising and drinking lots of water. I have no problem with that and can survive without junk food, but I am a girl who seems to have inherited her late paternal Nana's extreme sweettooth, and I once in a while have to indulge in something good and decadent in sweet form.Cut to my first Thursday in Anchorage, I had just gotten some good exercise walking to Elderberry Park and exploring around there and headed back into ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2010

Cake Studio Bakery & Boutique
608 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage
(907) 272-3995

Bear Tooth Theater Pub

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Restaurant | "Dinner And A Movie with Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman"

Bear Tooth Theater Pub Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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My final trip to the Bear Tooth was the night before I left Alaska to come home to Florida. This time around, Larissa and I wanted to see Tim Burton's rendition of the classic Lewis Carroll fairytale Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter. I thought it was a fitting farewell to my trip to Alaska, and I was going to enjoy every minute of it.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 ve...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2010

Bear Tooth Theater Pub
1230 West 27th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
+1 907 276 4200

Bear Tooth Theater Pub

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Restaurant | "Dinner And A Movie: White Ribbon and Pasta!"

Bear Tooth Theater Pub Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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Even when I am on vacation, I still try to eat well and nutritiously, but sometimes you have to conquer your cravings and have someting decadent for dinner. Later in the week during my visit to Alaska, Larissa suggested the Bear Tooth again for dinner and a movie. The Academy Award nominated Foreign Language film from Germany The White Ribbon was playing, and we were both interested in seeing the movie about life in an eastern German village just before World War I. Larissa and I were seriously craving some pasta and a nice salad for dinner, and the Bear Tooth has a limited menu of pastas, but they looked pretty appealing to us.The movie was to begin early in the evening, so L...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2010

Bear Tooth Theater Pub
1230 West 27th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
+1 907 276 4200

Bear Tooth Theater Pub

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Restaurant | "Dinner and a Movie: What More Could You Ask For?!"

Bear Tooth Theater Pub Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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I am going to be writing three separate reviews for the Bear Tooth Theater Pub in Anchorage because I had the honor of dining out and seeing a movie here three times during my two-week stay in Alaska. It is one of my friend Larissa's favorite places to eat, and it became one of my favorites in Anchorage, too.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 spoke...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 24, 2010

Bear Tooth Theater Pub
1230 West 27th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
+1 907 276 4200