Originally posted by lleechef
Hey.......why is Alaska the only state not to have any listings?? We have AWESOME roadfood! I could send you digital pictures and complete descriptions about our fabulous fresh halibut, king salmon, reindeer sausages, smoked products and much much more. Please do not forget about the red-headed stepchild that is the 49th state up here! And no, we do not eat whales, their blubber, seals or the such!
When I was in Point Barrow last fall, I did see whale meat, seal meat, warus meat and various other delicious things drying outside the residence of the natives that reside there. I observed natives fishing and harpooning from the ice floes and being successful at it.
The best restaurant I ate at while there was in Fairbanks at a facility located inside the Springhill Suites by Marriott. It was not related to Marriott, but leased space inside. I got halibut that was fried and battered along with cole slaw, and french fries. Fried fish is fried fish, but this was really good and I could not get enough. The Springhill Suites were brand new, the shops around the restaurant and hotel were excellent, the hotel view of the river was outstanding and the Sandhill Cranes were just departing providing us with an exceptional view at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
It was in the fall of the year (9/12/-19) and the trees provided us miles of beautiful golden yellow. Sometimes, I drove for 15-20 miles and seeing nothing north-south-east-west but golden yellow aspen trees.
At the same time I reccomend the Anchorage Open Air Market with the super selection of Alaska food, gifts,art and crafts.
I found a lot of the food around Anchorage very touristy.
I am sure that locals would not agree as they know where to go, but that is what I found.
Paul E. Smith