It's no secret what Basket Case Gift Baskets Flowers & Balloons' staff specializes in: the business name says it all. They piece together brightly colored floral arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, thank-yous, new babies, and weddings. To these bouquets, they add complementary balloons, stuffed animals, and sweets. They also fill custom gift baskets. What their business name doesn't show, though, is their dedication to the quick and artful completion of each order.
Scallops from Kachemak Bay. Hand-trimmed halibut from the Gulf of Alaska. Razor clams hand-dug from the beaches below Mount Redoubt. This sustainably caught seafood—along with Alaskan king crab, smoked salmon, and cod—forms the backbone of Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing. Founders Jason and Rory Tanner process seafood fresh from the docks, vacuum-packing and flash-freezing and glazing it to prevent freezer burn before shipping it anywhere in Alaska, free of charge. Their team just as deftly custom-processes fish caught for sport, making using fillet knifes at home seem as ridiculous as drying off from a shower with the dog.
As one of Alaska’s premier web-based seafood companies, FishEx ships fresh and flash-frozen seafood throughout the U.S. The Alaska King Crab gift box packs three pounds of succulent crabmeat (1/2 lb. per leg) into a convenient holiday package that regales giftees with a savory flavor and texture, as well as health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Your gift box comes with a pint of seafood cioppino, a delectable stew of gill-breathers and their crustacean college roommates, sure to warm landlubbers and seasoned boatswain alike. You can also apply this Groupon's value towards a discount on any of FishEx’s extensive seafood offerings, including baskets filled with fresh scallops, casings stuffed with reindeer sausage, or sockeye salmon dressed in ugly Christmas sweaters.
Known for their crisp selection of top-quality wines and Alaska Ice Wine, Denali Winery is opening up the pleasure of winemaking to patrons in small groups of six to 10 as a learning opportunity or simply a pleasant diversion. Today's deal includes two visits. On the first visit, a wine sampling featuring more than 70 varieties helps guests narrow down their flavor preferences, in order to better choose from among six styles available in the kit (three reds and three whites). Attentive servers well equipped to answer all questions about the art of making wine deliver a delectable selection of hors d'oeuvres. Guests then participate in making their choice of wine, from styles such as red valpolicella or white viognier. Six weeks later you return for the bottling session, in which the wine is bottled, labeled, corked, and shrink-wrapped. Up to 26 bottles of wine will be available for you to take home.
Peppercini’s Deli House delivers delectable interruptions across Anchorage with prompt, professional breakfast and lunch catering. Add motivation to morning meetings with a continental breakfast tray piled with pastries, muffins, and bagels, combined with either fruit salad or yogurt with seasonal berries and granola ($4.99/person). A 96-ounce jug of just-brewed java ($15.99) successfully starts six to eight brain engines in need of a jump, and taste buds with dreams of sweet refreshment can wake up to bottled fruit juice ($1.79 each). Noontime noshes include individually labeled box lunches, each of which greets its opener with chips, a cookie, and choice of a sandwich or wrap ($8.49/person). Treat teeth to a satisfying chomp through bread lined with fillings ranging from newborn slices of roast beef, turkey, and cheese to tuna and chicken salad. Chowder, chili, and other luscious soups ($10.99 first quart, $8.99 each additional quart) fill broth-loving gullets, and the Pasta-bilities menu brims with al dente eats such as smoked salmon alfredo, served with bread sticks and marinara ($9.49/person). With 24 hours notice, Peppercini’s can even supply your gathering with an often-sought, rarely devoured 20-inch submarine sandwich on an oversize french baguette ($29.99).