BBQ and Fat Birds in Alaska
Alaska has many good restaurants, but after you’ve visited a few times and had your fill of reindeer sausage and fresh salmon, you’ll realize there are few that are truly great. I adore Seven Glaciers in Girdwood, but the great views are definitely a good seasoning. 🙂 But clearly, food is not the main reason to visit Alaska.
And as for the salmon, it was a sad realization that if you’ve had access to fresh salmon at other good restaurants in the lower 48, you won’t necessarily be more impressed by what the local restaurants are serving. I’ve no doubt if I caught it myself though it would taste much better!
So whenever I go to Anchorage I’m always interested to try new places and see which ones rise from mediocrity. This time I wound up trying pizza and barbecue of all things!
My first stop was at the Fat Ptarmigan which features local ingredients, wood-fired pizza, and craft beer. I’m not going to lie, I’m not usually a pizza person. But the snow was coming down in earnest at that point and we were hungry and cold. And I do adore chubby birds, so the name was a big draw.
Once we got in and saw what people were having, I couldn’t think of anything else but pizza, though they had salads and pasta dishes.
Our server was super helpful and after scouring the menu we wound up ordering the pizzas he recommended.
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