Writer’s Block hosts first author event

Originally published in The Spenardian In their first author event, The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe will be celebrating the release of Kathleen Witkowska Tarr’s new book, “We Are All Poets Here.” The event will consist of presentations, door prizes and more. Tarr has spent over a decade writing and researching for her new book. … Continue reading Writer’s Block hosts first author event

The Spenardian: Alaska’s first electric bike shop moves to Spenard

Originally published in The Spenardian, syndicated by Anchorage Press Alaska’s first electric bike shop has moved to Spenard. Alaska eBike specializes in the sales, services and demos of electric bikes. Electric bikes have no throttle and are considered pedal-assist bikes. “You have to actually pedal. It’s much like swimming with swim fins,” owner of Alaska … Continue reading The Spenardian: Alaska’s first electric bike shop moves to Spenard

Orphans and canneries: The Spanish flu in Alaska

Historians estimate the Spanish flu killed 50 to 100 million people around the world, roughly 3 to 5 percent of the planet’s population. Per capita, more people died in Alaska, than anywhere else in the world, with the exception of Samoa. The flu hit Alaska in 1918, but it wasn’t until late 1918 and early … Continue reading Orphans and canneries: The Spanish flu in Alaska

Crude: Anchorage Food Truck Serves The Taste Of The Philippines

Originally published in Crude Magazine There's only about five places to order Filipino food in Anchorage. One of those places is Jeepney By Adobo Grill, a food truck that serves up Filipino food and culture one plate of lumpia at a time. Operating the food truck is a family affair. Jerry Manalo, along with his … Continue reading Crude: Anchorage Food Truck Serves The Taste Of The Philippines

The Spenardian: Bear Tooth’s November specials inspired by local writer, Kim Sunée

Originally published in The Spenardian Kimchi fried rice, thin-cut kalbi short ribs, a ginger lemongrass creme brûlée and many more Korean inspired dishes will be featured in this month’s specials at Bear Tooth. Bear Tooth is featuring about a dozen new specials this month, most of which are inspired by local writer, Kim Sunée’s new cookbook, Everyday Korean. “The … Continue reading The Spenardian: Bear Tooth’s November specials inspired by local writer, Kim Sunée

The Spenardian: Anchorage’s first cold pressed juice bar opens in Spenard

Originally published in The Spenardian To combat the unhealthy habits of her corporate lifestyle, Sarah Glassett quit her job of eight years to open Market Juice with her brother, Riley Smith. “I wanted to create something for people like me, who want to have easy access to healthy choices,” Glassett said. Glassett, who was born and raised … Continue reading The Spenardian: Anchorage’s first cold pressed juice bar opens in Spenard