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NEWS
February 7, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, February 6, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Top chefs in Anchorage put their game face on Saturday, all hoping to win the title of best overall soup. The Anchorage Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, or CHARR, held Souper Bowl II at Chilkoot Charlie's. Chefs brought in their tastiest recipes and left it up to the people of Anchorage to decide their favorite. All of the benefits will go to the Anchorage Hospitality Foundation, a non-profit that helps chronic inebriates in the community.
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NEWS
May 8, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, May 8, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Fairbanks man who stabbed and choked a woman at a North Pole restaurant. David Sun Do Hesch is serving a 40-year prison sentence for first-degree assault and kidnapping in an attack on Polly Andrews. The 35-year-old Hesch met Andrews in July 2005. The night they met, they also picked up Hesch's friend, Turhan Ray, and reportedly used cocaine.
FEATURES
By Rebecca Palsha | September 24, 2013
The dahlia bushes, some more than six feet tall, sagged under the weight of pink, orange, crimson and neon flowers. I couldn't tell how many there were in front of the Bake Shop in Girdwood. Stephanie Flynn, one of the co-owners of the restaurant estimates she has more than 30 tubers here and maybe another 30 at home. "They are addictive," Stephanie said. When Stephanie and her husband Michael bought the Bake Shop more than 16 years ago, the flowers, and their upkeep, came with the restaurant Stephanie says she didn't know how to garden, but she had to learn quickly.
NEWS
By Garrett Turner and Channel 2 News | July 6, 2013
Every year tucked beneath the range of the Chugach Mountains, the forest sings a different kind of tune. Four decades ago, a handful of local artists started that tune and got together to sell their work. The Girdwood Forest Fair brings hundreds of people together to enjoy the local flavor over the course of a weekend. The community falls under the municipality of Anchorage and is about a 40-minute drive away from Alaska's biggest city. "I don't think there's no one in business in Girdwood that doesn't benefit from this event," said Terri Adkins, Girdwood Forest Fair organizer.
FEATURES
by Marcus at the Movies | April 15, 2010
Tina Fey and Steve Carell are the Fosters, but have become the Tripplehorns in order to get a table at The Claw, an exclusive seafood restaurant. After a couple glasses of wine and halfway through dinner, they get a visit from a couple of mean fellas who escort them into the back alley, trying to recover what's theirs. Being the Tripplehorns isn't fun anymore. The couple -- who wanted a night to remember and is getting it -- manage a temporary getaway. They make frequent calls to the babysitter who keeps jacking up her fee as the night grows later.
NEWS
By Samantha Angaiak and Channel 2 News | July 8, 2013
For close to a year, architects hired by the city have been working to develop a concept to make Ship Creek more attractive to tourists. Some of the plans include a blueprint to develop the creek into a full water front area with full access to the public. The revamp would also allow more room for businesses, hotels, and restaurants, along with a pedestrian-friendly area with bridge walkways. "Competition is good because that makes everyone step up," Patrick Hoogerhyde, co-owner of The Bridge, a restaurant located at Ship Creek, said.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | February 3, 2012
Olive Garden $7-$22 per plate 1186 N. Muldoon Rd. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 907-333-1300 http://www.olivegarden.com/italian-restaurant/AK/Anchorage/4412/ Usually it's hard to review a chain restaurant, precisely because it's part of a chain: what distinguishes the location you're at from the one across town? In this case, however, there's never been a second restaurant across town, or even across the state; comparing it to another location would require a plane ticket Outside.
NEWS
By Chris Klint and Channel 2 News | February 10, 2012
Vallartas Mexican Restaurant $8-$15 per plate 5437 Northern Lights Blvd. #7 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday 907-338-2500 http://www.vallartasak.com (under construction) There are many Anchorage institutions that serve Mexican food, names well-known to the local diner: Gallo's, La Mex and Taco King, to list just a few. Beyond those small chains, though, there's also a rich selection of smaller places around town that aren't household names but offer many variations on standards of the cuisine.
NEWS
By Corey Allen-Young and Channel 2 News | August 14, 2013
Excitement is in the air as the possibility of new restaurants coming to Anchorage piques locals' interest -- but while rumors swirl, which businesses are actually breaking ground? Anchorage Economic Development Corp. President Bill Popp says the Tikahtnu Commons shopping area in East Anchorage will soon be home to the national chain Texas Roadhouse, a new eatery owners he hopes residents will enjoy. "They are taking advantage of the fact that Alaskans love to eat and we love good food," Popp said.
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