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Hot Dog of the Week: Reindeer Hot Dog

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 4 comments

[Original artwork: Hawk Krall] Past Weeks' Dogs Cincinnati Cheese Coney24th & Passyunk TruckTexas TommyPhilly Dirty Water DogChicago Dog Popular on the streets of Anchorage, Alaska, and slowly making its way across the country, this week we bring you the Reindeer Dog. Made from Alaskan caribou, these dogs are split and grilled and served on a steamed bun. The taste is similar to venison sausage but slightly less gamey. Standard condiments include grilled onions deglazed with Coca-Cola, mustard, and even cream cheese, Seattle-style. The reindeer franks come from two major Alaska purveyors: Indian Valley Meats, which makes natural casing dogs containing a mix of caribou and beef, and Alaska Sausage And Seafood, where the reindeer links are smoked and seasoned... More

The United States of Pizza: Alaska

Slice Jenn Sit 11 comments

Continuing the 50-part series that is The United States of Pizza, here's Jenn Sit makin' like a cheechako in the Last Frontier. —The Mgmt. Although I worry that a pizza oven would threaten the structural integrity of an igloo, Spencer Shroyer (editor of the Anchorage Daily News's Play Magazine), my invaluable source of Alaskan pizza intel, showed me that wood-fired ovens do indeed exist in the Land of the Midnight Sun. All Alaska jokes aside, we in the Lower 48 must overcome our Rudolph-ladened imaginings of Meat Lover pies strewn with caribou, moose, and reindeer sausage (a topping option at... More

Reindeer Sausage Van in Alaska, Not Yet on Twitter

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

With street vendors using Twitter on the brain, my friend who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, sent over this photo of a local reindeer hot dog van. The guy parks on West 4th Avenue and F Street (map), serving up reindeer dogs from the blue Volkswagen van. He hasn't picked up the tweeting yet (though @reindeervan seems to be available).... More

Arctic Roadrunner Has the Best Burger in Anchorage

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

"I think Arctic Roadrunner is the best burger joint in Anchorage, and possibly the oldest," says AHT reader semarr about the over 40-year old restaurant. Pictured above is the Lord Baranof burger topped with bologna, salami, ham, American cheese,... More

Sunshine Express Serving Alaska's Biggest Burgers

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

At food coach Sunshine Express in Anchorage, Alaska, you can order burgers with one to three pounds of meat. But you can't get fries with that; owner and chef Linda Merren says, "I want to keep things healthy. A nice... More

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