Traveling is such a great opportunity to try so many different types of food. I am defiantly WAY more daring when it comes to food when I am on vacation than when at home. On vacation I always say that it is important to try foods and eat at places that I can’t get at home. What’s the point of eating at American chain restaurants when I can eat that at home?
Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse:
Of course when traveling to Alaska, it was my mission to eat foods that were clearly Alaskan. When looking for great places to eat, I came across Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse in downtown Anchorage.
Humpy’s was a clear find because it has been featured on the television show Man vs. Food. Let me tell you it’s a hell of a lot of food that you need to eat! This hefty meal consists of 3lbs of Alaskan King Crab, 14 inches of reindeer sausage, 7 crab cakes, side dishes, their famous wild berry crisp as well as ice cream! You have 90 minutes to complete all of this food without leaving the table to be posted on their hall of fame. The current record for this challenge is 12 minutes and 38 seconds. If you can finish the Kodiak Arrest Challenge under the record, you meal is free! If you can’t finish under that time, you’ll be in for a mighty bill pricing in at $179.99.
What we ate:
Alaska’s Best Steamer Clams
Smoked Salmon Chowder
The Original Crab Roll
Crabby Patty Melt
In all, I would totally recommend Humpy’s Alaskan Alehouse. We didn’t drink, although I’ve heard high recommendations towards Alaskan beers. All the food was amazing for a first timer. We all got to try some items we’ve never tried before indulging in new experiences.
Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria:
Moose’s Tooth seemed to be highly recommended by Alaskans and tourist alike. Before leaving for Alaska, many of my co-workers said this was a must try. And while we were there, many locals asked us, “Have you gone to Moose’s Tooth yet?” So of course we had to make our way over to the popular pub, and when we got there, we saw the place was poppin’! We had to wait a bit for a table but we got to look through the menu while we were waiting.
What we ate:
Chicken Wings (Hot& Spicy Habanero)
Smoked Salmon Spread
Santa’s Little Helper
Cheesecake of the Month (Blueberry)
Death by Peanut Butter
We ordered so much food! I didn’t mind too much because I got to have leftovers for lunch the next day. Everything was so delicious! Honestly, my favorite part of the meal was the Smoked Salmon Spread! I totally wouldn’t have ordered this on my own, but one of my co-workers ordered the appetizer to share. It was amazing to say the least. It is apparent why so many rave about this restaurant. Another cool thing about this restaurant is that the pub. They brew their own beer here. Although I don’t drink beer myself, the others I was with sure did enjoy their first taste of Alaskan beer!
The Perfect Cup:
We were recommended the humble restaurant by some friends in the Diamond Center in Anchorage. She said they had really good soup and coffee. She described it as “Very Alaskan.”
What we ate:
Chicken Noodle Soup
This Hawaii girl was getting sick from the cold weather, so soup was the perfect remedy. My seafood chowde was really delicious. Alaska is known for their seafood, so I knew I had to try it! It was really chunky with clams and other delicious sea delicacies. They do have a large selection of wraps, sandwiches and burgers as well. I would come back to this cute little restaurant again if I were to be in Anchorage.
My stay in Alaska was extremely short, but I’m intrigued to return! Any Alaskans or travelers have any recommendations for my next visit? I would love to hear your faves!