June 2015

Found 18 blog entries for June 2015.


Those seeking the best Alaskan seafood want to dine at ORSO. This restaurant is one of the best you will find and provides farm-to-table, or better yet, ocean-to-table dishes. They offer a large selection of seafood dishes with plenty coming from local sources. Here's what you will find at the restaurant.

The Menu

ORSO features rockfish, king crab, salmon, halibut, cod and many other creatures from the sea. The menu also provides some of the finest steaks and pastas you will find. Even with the short summer growing season, they are able to provide locally grown vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, cabbages and more. Some of the favorites include:

  • Spicy Calamari
  • King Crab Corn Dogs
  • Seafood Deviled Eggs
  • Alaska Caprese
  • Chilled
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You may think that doing a remodeling project is going to cost you a pretty penny. Some remodeling projects can be very costly, such as redoing the kitchen or a bathroom. However, you don't have to spend a fortune to make a big change to your home. Here are five ways to get big impact without spending a lot.

Paint the Front Door

Every four to six years you should paint your front door. This will not only change the look of your home, even if you don't change colors, but it will also add to the curb appeal. You can choose ab old color to add even more impact.

Paint an Accent Wall

Sometimes, all you need is a little color in a room to really change the way to looks and feels. You may not even need to choose a bold color to get the impact you

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Have you been to the Flattop Trail Hike yet? You can take the Flattop Mountain Shuttle to access hiking on Flattop Mountain or take the shuttle if you need one-way transportation to the mountains because you brought your own bike. You can also reach it by car for locals and visitors with rentals. The round trip is only $23 and less for those needing a one-way pass.

Being one of the most frequently climbed mountains in Alaska, it’s definitely worth checking out. You’ll be at 3,350’ elevation, see great views and enjoy an outdoor excursion. Here is a look at the Flattop Trail Hike and how to reach it.

What to Expect

The trail can be reached by the Flattop Mountain Shuttle with a round-trip option to be transported between downtown Anchorage and

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You will find a variety of Alaska Souvenirs and Gifts in a number of retailers. From art galleries to actually souvenir shops, you will be amazed at the quality gifts that can be found. You will also find a number of craft shows and outdoor vendors that sell one-of-a-kind gifts. Here are some one-of-a-kind gifts that you will find in Anchorage.

Alaska Native Art

You will find a variety of Native Art offerings, which includes woven birch baskets, hand carved walrus ivory, dolls, masks, jewelry and clothing. There are several galleries in Anchorage that deal with local artists to offer these unique gifts. Stop in at the Anchorage Museum and Alaska Native Heritage Center Gift Shops to see some Native Art.

Natural Soaps

The Denali Dreams Soap

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You will find the Alaska Law Enforcement Museum at 245 West 5th Avenue, which is in the heart of Anchorage. Admission is free, and you will view a wealth of law enforcement memorabilia. This is the only place that you will find Alaska law enforcement memorabilia on display.

You will gain a wealth of knowledge, which tells the background of Alaska’s police officers. Unique in its ways, Alaska has some amazing story’s when it comes to law enforcement. The landscape in Alaska is so different than any other place, and it presents a wild hunt when fugitives are on the loose.


You will view many one-of-a-kind exhibits, which includes a 1952 Hudson Hornet car, old radios and CBs, handcuffs, leg irons, olden-day wire trapping equipment,

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The Bear Tooth Theatrepub offers a one of a kind experience for patrons. Not only can you see the newest hits, you can also enjoy some tasty food and drinks during the show. Newly remodeled, there is over 12,000 square feet of space.

Housed inside you will find a 70 seat dining room, and a 400 seat movie house. There is 125 balcony seats and 275 seats available on the floor. Those who are under 21 can still enjoy some delicious food and a movie in a designated seating area.


Admission is $4, with back booth sections as reserved only seating. You have to rent out the whole booth, and seats are $5.50 each. The booth will seat 4 people, so that totals $22 to rent out a booth. Each Tuesday booth seating opens up for reservation at 10:30

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When you want to hit the trails but don't own a bike, you won't have any trouble renting a bike in Anchorage. You can find gear rentals at three big names in the area including Coastal Trail Rentals, Downtown Bicycle Rental and Pablo Bicycle Rentals.

Renting bike for some outdoors time is a great choice for your down time in Anchorage. You'll get the chance to spend time on popular trails and get around town when you rent from these companies. Here is a look at what each company offers for gear rentals and where you can take your bike ride.

Downtown Bicycle Rental — 333 West 4th Avenue #206

Check out Downtown Bicycle Rental if you live in downtown Anchorage. They are one of the best rated outdoor activity rental companies in Anchorage

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Humpy’s is a Great Alaskan Alehouse offering great food, great beer and a great atmosphere. Located at 610 West 6th Avenue in Anchorage, Humpy’s offers hours seven days a week for those that want to dine-in or just enjoy a beer. It’s a place tailor-made for beer drinkers that believes in good food and good company.

You’ll love the atmosphere and the prices at this local favorite eatery. It’s been open for over a decade in downtown Anchorage as a casual, neighborhood alehouse experience. When you’re looking for great quality food, drinks and fun, check out Humpy’s in Anchorage.

What to Expect

This neighborhood bar features live local music, affordable prices and a huge selection of draught beers. It was an overnight success and quickly

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When you want your home to stand out amongst the crowd, a great way to do this is to upgrade your curb appeal. How do you add curb appeal to your home exactly? By cleaning up the exterior, maintaining the yard, and freshening it up, you can really improve your home’s curb appeal. Why do people care if the exterior looks good when they only care about the look of the part that’s mostly used; the interior? 

Most of the time when people want to improve their home’s curb appeal is because they are considering selling their home and want to stand out among the heavy competition. When you need your nice house to stand out amongst other nice houses, you need to find a way to make it outshine the others and offer something theirs don’t. Here are five tips

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When you go from renting to owning, there will be some changes in the maintenance of your home. You are the one responsible for all the repairs and maintenance, rather than depending on the person who owns the property.

Having the responsibility of these things should be viewed as a positive thing. You will be able to dictate what happens to your home, and fix it the way you want. Here are some tips that will help you when maintaining your home.

Pest Control

It makes no difference if the home has been previously treated by pest control, as you will want to make this investment. You want to take the necessary steps to ensure that your home is free of all pests that could cause permanent damage. If you treat your home as a preventative measure,

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