Ninilchik man competes on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Ninilchik’s Charles Oakley is one of the Worst Cooks in America. Oakley is the first Alaskan to compete on the Food Network reality TV show, which takes a number of contestants with little skill in the kitchen through a culinary boot camp where they compete to win a cash … Continue reading Ninilchik man competes on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Addie Camp Train Car Eatery and Wine Bar has grand opening

Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Soldotna’s newest restaurant, Addie Camp Train Car Eatery and Wine Bar, is having its grand opening today. Local cookbook author Maya Wilson is the restaurant’s chef. Elements from her popular cookbook, Alaska from Scratch, can be seen throughout the menu, whether it’s the black cod, udon noodle soup or the butterscotch … Continue reading Addie Camp Train Car Eatery and Wine Bar has grand opening

Local brewers roll out holiday specials

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Doug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said he has always hated pumpkin beers. Two local home brewers recently changed his mind with a recipe for an Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Stout Beer. “They came in and we brewed it together,” Hogue said. “I love this … Continue reading Local brewers roll out holiday specials

Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Hanukkah, which began Sunday, is an eight-day event celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. when the Maccabees claimed victory over the Syrian army. Jewish congregations across the world light candles, exchange gifts and played dreidel, which is a four-sided … Continue reading Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

Denai Brewing releases special batch of whiskey only in Kenai

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Talkeetna-based Denali Brewing Company will release its highly anticipated Denali Spirits Whiskey Batch #4 on the Kenai Peninsula this week. The decision to release the next batch of whiskey in Kenai stemmed from Denali Brewing’s relationship with Country Liquor in Kenai, Denali Brewing Company General Manager Sassan … Continue reading Denai Brewing releases special batch of whiskey only in Kenai