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Spenard, my home away from home

Spenard, my home away from home

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Words and photos from Dikeos Foudeas My parents own Milano’s, a pizzeria on 36th Avenue, near Spenard Road. My family opened the restaurant in the summer of 2001. They wanted a place where they could work and spend time with their kids. I was six years old at the time. I remember waking up in…

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Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

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Throughout the years, a lot has changed about Spenard. Tim and Lynn Kanady, owners of Kanady Chiropractic, have seen that change unfold outside their shop’s doors, on the corner of Fireweed Lane and Spenard Road. The couple will celebrate their businesses’ 30th anniversary in August. Both Tim and Lynn grew up in Alaska before getting…

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Faces of Spenard: Dia Matteson

Faces of Spenard: Dia Matteson

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By Ammon Swenson Photos by Young Kim Dia Matteson was 14 years old when she started working at the Anchorage House of Harley-Davidson in Spenard. When her dad sold her the business in 2012, along with dealerships in Wasilla and Soldotna, Matteson was 25, making her the youngest Harley-Davidson franchise owner in the world. While…

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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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