When it comes to naming their homemade soul food, the proprietors of Hood Wings never lose their sense of humor: drink options are listed under the heading “The Drank,” and dishes bear titles such as the Big Boi burger and Yo Mama's fried chicken. The cuisine itself, however, is no joke. Anchorage Press lauds the "flaky and moist" fish inside the "lovely" tilapia sandwich, as well as the hot wings with "spice built into the batter." More than 10 sauces, ranging from chipotle raspberry to pepper-packed inferno, give those wings an extra kick, and toppings such as hot links and fried egg add a more flavorful spin to already-delicious burgers. Along with Coke products from the soda fountain, classic southern sides such as seasoned fries, corn, and green beans often accompany Hood Wings's mains.
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Apogee Studios has a confidence that was built over 20 years of adjusting apertures and framing snapshots. Within the storefront studio or on location at a favorite park or busy intersection, flashbulbs illuminate high-resolution images of families, children, engaged couples, models, and other subjects in custom photo-shoot packages. A complimentary phone consultation tells muses what to wear and bring, and the fruits of each session arrive on doorsteps in the form of glossy prints or in inboxes as online galleries, which supply retouched shots ready to use in online profiles.
In 1946, just after the end of World War II, Norman Brown hand-set the type and hand-fed a Linotype press to roll out the first 16-page issue of the Anchorage News. Over the following decades, the publication changed its moniker to the Anchorage Daily News to account for its shift to daily delivery and stocked its trophy cabinet with two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service, cementing its regard in the minds of Alaskans.
Today, the newspaper lands on more than 50,000 doorsteps each week. The freshly printed folds contain the latest local news, from political updates on the debate over offshore drilling to explanations of how the school system is developing a new math curriculum to help children count past 20 without using each other’s fingers and toes. The sports section keeps up with the Aces’ triumphs, whereas the outdoors pages cover the Iditarod and the latest goings-on at Denali National Park. Readers can also gain insight into the business world, challenge their outlooks with editorials, and peruse entertainment articles before deciding to go see a local improv group or movie.
The staff at Alaska Nails, a professional nail salon and school, paints digits in dapper shades while pampering limbs with a variety of spa services. Clients and comrades can perch on multiple pedicure chairs or in-house high wires as technicians brush coats of polish onto outstretched phalanges. Add-ons such as long-lasting Shellac, hand and foot massages, and paraffin dips soothe appendages as patrons repose near the salon's hanging tapestries. Adept artists can also scribe custom nail designs onto tips, ranging from glossy bow ties to accurate topographical maps of the moon. Alaska Nails is open seven days a week until 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Yes Bistro?s cuisine is based on recipes from the Old World?France and Italy, to be exact. Meals such as chevre-stuffed chicken roulade, homemade arancini risotto balls, and brined game hen fill the menu at this eatery, where diners can catch glimpses of the mountains from the windows. In addition to cooking up bistro-style entrees, the chefs also pull wood-fired flatbreads and pizzas from the oven with a gondolier?s oar.