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Lunchbox: Brickhouse Asian Grill

Lunchbox: Brickhouse Asian Grill

Spenard is one of Anchorage’s best bets for restaurants, not only because of what’s already there but also because of its high turnover. Soon after my stop at Café AK, I noticed another new eatery in the neighborhood.

Lunchbox: Grace’s Cafe

Lunchbox: Grace’s Cafe

Before I joined Channel 2, I worked at a small publishing company along International Airport Road with relatively few nearby restaurants. Hearing of a new eatery in the area, I couldn’t help but stop by.

Lunchbox: Jens' Restaurant

Lunchbox: Jens' Restaurant

I often tend to omit Anchorage’s fancier restaurants from my reviews, simply because many of them don’t have lunch hours -- but I was only too happy to take political reporter Austin Baird up on a recent recommendation.

Lunchbox: Cafe AK

Lunchbox: Cafe AK

Spenard’s culinary scene is hopping these days, from food trucks to dessert shops. New full-blown restaurants are a rarity even for this walking area of town, though, and I wanted to savor its latest establishment firsthand.

Lunchbox: Siam Cuisine

Lunchbox: Siam Cuisine

Where I live in South Anchorage, Dimond Boulevard has some busy shopping corridors along it, places where the rush often keeps people from stopping -- but when one recently caught my eye, I thought I’d drop in.

Lunchbox: Sacks Cafe and Restaurant

Lunchbox: Sacks Cafe and Restaurant

“Location, location, location” is a truism in real estate which definitely applies in Anchorage’s food scene -- but that doesn’t keep certain restaurants from making themselves known despite a disadvantage.

Lunchbox: Yak and Yeti (Title Wave cafe)

Lunchbox: Yak and Yeti (Title Wave cafe)

The last time I ate at the Northern Lights Center in Spenard, I thought the Middle Way Cafe was a good choice for both the REI and Title Wave Books crowds -- but one eatery in the mall definitely caters to bookworms.

Lunchbox: West Berlin

Lunchbox: West Berlin

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten to venture far from the station for a meal, so I thought I’d take a rare trek to Mountain View -- one which yielded a restaurant specializing in a rare cuisine for the Last Frontier.

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