At Smokehouse BBQ's small, rustic shack, the cooks do barbecue right, slow-smoking their signature ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and turkey legs for diners to slather with their spicy or original sauce. They pile their meats onto sandwiches or arrange them on plates gussied up with homestyle sides such as potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. Diners can also order meats by the half-pound or pound for a family feast or to provision a party, and the spot's "trailside packs" also make for easy group meals or a mountain troll's school lunch.
The thud of well-aimed balls precedes the satisfying crack of crashing pins, a sound that signifies victory for competitors spread across North Bowl's family-friendly lanes. A retreat for seasoned and novice bowlers alike, the alley keeps competitions balanced with lightweight balls and bumper lanes available upon request. Booming music and flashing disco lights herald a shift from open bowling to neon bowling—special sessions on Fridays and Saturdays when athletes face off or dance off in a nightclub atmosphere. Parties and leagues bond bowlers of all ages via lively recreation, and fundraisers enlist the sport to benefit worthy causes. On-site snacks and libations fuel sporty endeavors until closing time or the nachos gain self-awareness.
Inspired by New York shops, Bagels Alaska treats its patrons to delicious bagel-based delights made with traditional, boiled and hearthstone-baked dough. Baristas squeeze gourmet espresso shots from locally roasted beans, and hot breakfast sandwiches feature more egg, meat, and cheese combinations than an omelet-themed Rubik's cube. Alaskan calzones envelop Alaska-inspired fillings—the Fairbanks, for example, contains the city's three officially sanctioned ingredients, tri-tip beef, horseradish, and swiss cheese. Fans of both pizza and bagels can savor both simultaneously by ordering one of the café's hand-tossed, stone-fired pizzas, which recline on a bagel crust in 11-inch individual portions or 20-inch larges.
A stay at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa places you in the heart of Anchorage, walking distance from Pioneer School House and Anchorage Museum of History and Art. This hotel is within close proximity of Alaska State Troopers Museum and Fifth Avenue Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 370 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Windows open to city and mountain views. 42-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
Locally owned and operated, Alaska Dinner Factory removes the labor-intensive planning, shopping, chopping, and cleaning from crafting freshly prepared meals. After donning stylishly sanitary headwear, gloves, and a shirt-saving apron, the stainless steel kitchen stations present their ingredients and assembly instructions. Developed by a chef and home economist, menu items include beef bourguignon, kung pao chicken, and mango-lime glazed shrimp kebabs. Traveling from station to station, dinner-constructors build each entree to their liking by removing ingredients they’ve de-friended or adding extra sauce. To the rhythm of a little music, the provided freezer-safe plastic bags or aluminum foil pans become three dinner entrees. Once assembled, each main course stands at the ready to feed 4–6 adults and prominently displays its cooking directions as a badge of honor.
The Whaler Bar & Grill serves up a menu of crispy fried appetizers and juicy burgers alongside a spectrum of nightly events and brews from a well-stocked bar. Neon signs throw colorful light on the cool condensation of beer bottles and the rising steam of sliced-sirloin-steak sandwiches as wait staff deliver dishes by bouncing them off the button-tufted upholstery that lines the bar. Walls vibrate to the pulse of live music and DJs on the weekend or patrons dropping lyric bombs at weekly karaoke nights. The Whaler also hosts regular hold’em tournaments to catch a full house on the flop without the roof damage of diving out of a passing helicopter.