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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

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“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a phrase that the owners of The Writer’s Block don’t take lightly. Everything has a “second life,” says Vered Mares, one of the four owners at the Block. She says they attempt to have as little waste as possible — by using “every bit of everything that we have.” “Nothing gets…

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“Spenard Roadhouse celebrates 10 years of being a ‘neighborhood gathering place’”

“Spenard Roadhouse celebrates 10 years of being a ‘neighborhood gathering place’”

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Words by Mariah DeJesus-Remaklus. About 11 years ago, Laile Fairbairn and Jo Ann Asher had a vision. They wanted a family-friendly space where a mom could have her drink while the kids ate good food, a gathering place for “casual fine dining.” At the time, Fairbairn already owned Snow City Cafe and Asher had Sacks…

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Alaskan business owners breathe new life into Spenard vacancies

Alaskan business owners breathe new life into Spenard vacancies

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Words by Mariah Dejesus-Remaklus. Photos by Young Kim. There have been vacant buildings in the Spenard area for some time now, including the old buildings that once housed TapRoot and La Mex. But while Anchorage locals may have walked and driven by seemingly abandoned properties, they were actually passing by the resurrection of these “ghosts.” …

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The evolution of a Bear Tooth special

The evolution of a Bear Tooth special

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By Zakiya McCummings Photos by Young Kim Gathered around a table, tucked away sits Bear Tooth’s very own knights of the round table: general manager Steph Johnson and front-of-house managers Amara Liggett, Amy Mack and Brian Dagget. As plates start to arrive, so do the chefs: executive chef Natalie Janicka and sous chef Jessica Rose….

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Naan your average restaurant: Yak​ and Yeti turns 10

Naan your average restaurant: Yak​ and Yeti turns 10

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Words by Rob LeFebvre Photos by Young Kim The best word, perhaps, for Spenard’s own Yak and Yeti Himalayan Restaurant is adventurous. The tiny box of a restaurant sits right on Spenard Road, two doors down from Pho Lena and Frigid North, and right across the street from the newly revamped Carousel Lounge. It’s painted…

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