In September I attended my fourth International Food Bloggers Conference. Each year I meet fellow bloggers, learn about writing, technology, and most of all eat copious amounts of delicious food. This year, as in 2016, the conference was held in Sacramento. I love this city. The people are genuinely warm and friendly, and the town itself is simply delicious.

WHAT A SURPRISE! Blueberry Pancakes

I have said many times that although I do love my captain, he can’t cook. By saying he can’t cook I mean the fella really can’t cook. For example, I remember distinctly a text message conversation a few years ago. Captain:  Whew! I almost burned up the kitchen, but I put the fire out. Me:  Fire? Are you ok? Captain: Yes, all good. Me: Ok.


Christina Apathy brings a unique skillset to the company.  Her eclectic background of radio announcer, professional stage actress, legislative staffer, and college professor enables Christina to bring the history of Juneau to life.  She tells a good story. When not hosting our guests, Christina, like many locals, enjoys being outside experiencing the beautiful Tongass National Forest.

Meals with Midgi – Everything Pita Chips & Black Pepper Hummus

SNACKS TO GO TEN MILES In the past, I have written about my endeavor to embrace the great outdoors with more than an air hug. Now that I’ve been out and about on several trails, I’m getting more comfortable with my surroundings and I’m no longer as worried that I won’t be able to reach my bear spray should the unfortunate circumstance arise that I’m about to become a bear’s dinner.

Meals with Midgi – Halibut Burgers

Recently Captain Grant took his crew out for a friends and crew fishing day. The sea was kind and bountiful and they each caught a 50 pound or larger halibut.  The last thing Wyatt, one of our deckhands, said to my captain was “Let me know when Midgi is cooking that!” What a great compliment.  Wyatt and the crew have eaten at our home several times and it’s such a nice feeling to know they look forward to it.

Let’s Talk Tastings – V’s Cellar Door

V’s Cellar Door offers a unique dining experience for Juneau visitors and locals. V’s is owned and operated by Venietia Santana, who hails from the East Coast originally. She has lived in Juneau more than 20 years, which in our book makes her a local. We in town know her as “V” and we absolutely adore her food. V is first generation American. Her father is Sicilian and her mother is Irish.

Let’s Talk Tastings – Deckhand Dave’s

Although there are no roads in or out of Juneau, the city boasts a vibrant food truck industry. Between tacos, pizza, bar-be-cue, and even kelp salsa, hungry visitors and locals are assuredly able to find something to sate their appetites. Juneau Food Tours is proud to include the very popular food truck, Deckhand Dave’s, as a tasting location on both culinary tours, A Tour with Taste and Juneau Bites & Booze.

Cheers to a Tasty Winter!

This winter Juneau Food Tours launched a series of wine education classes. We’ve been asked several questions regarding the classes and what makes them different from, say a wine dinner. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions: Wine tastings happen all the time, what’s the difference? We LOVE wine tastings! The more the better. However, we also love learning about wines.

Meals with Midgi: Minkie’s Coconut Cake

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Mudrooms. If you haven’t heard of Mudrooms, it’s a fantastic monthly event at which six or seven folks get up and tell a story. The event is a tiny bit more structured than I’m relaying, but the overall gist is to share life experiences through the age-old method of storytelling.