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Why Choose Juneau Food Tours?

Maybe you’re new to town. Or you’re only here for eight hours. Or you live here but are having visitors.  What do to?  In the summer season, Juneau has a plethora of activities to answer that question.  Helicopter rides, glacier sightseeing tours, whale watching, fishing, even dog sledding are among the choices. With so much…

Meals with Midgi: It’s a Full Moon in Alaska

Ahhh…summer. Daylight seems to go on forever and on those rare, sunny days in Southeast Alaska time seems to stand still. As I write this column, we are experiencing such a phenomena. Even I, who can almost always be found in a sweater, with my feet covered in wooly socks, am sporting a sun dress…

Meals with Midgi: New Kid in Town

There’s a new kid in town and Juneau is lucky to have him. His name is Tommy Patrick and he is the latest addition to Reccia’s (no last name required) delicious management team.  For those of you who don’t know Reecia, she owns several eateries in Juneau. These include The Hangar on the Wharf, Pizzaria…

Meals with Midgi: Local scallops inspired by a local chef

One of the most wonderful aspects of dining in a particular town is knowing that the chefs are local. The fact that they have ties to the community makes them more real, authentic, and even endearing. Chef Lionel Uddipa is one of these chefs. He moved to Juneau from the Philippines when he was two…

Meals with Midgi: Bacon snack, bears, and beans

Well, it’s finally happened. I actually went on a hike. Not a nice stroll on a trail, but an honest to goodness, bona fide hike. And I didn’t die, pass out, or get eaten by a bear. As many may know, I have never really embraced the great outdoors. In fact, I mostly give it…

MEET THE JUNEAU FOOD TOURS TEAM – Elizabeth Arnett

Joining the team for 2016 is Elizabeth Arnett. We are very excited to have her as a guide. Elizabeth worked for Travel Juneau, the city’s marketing organization, for more than nine years and has been living in Juneau for 26 years.  She’s definitely a local who knows a lot about Alaska’s capital city. When asked…

Meals with Midgi: As Seen on TV

I watch a lot of food television. The Food Network and Cooking Channel are my go-to stations for binge TV. I will confess that I’m not into the contest cooking shows. I’m looking to learn new techniques, plating ideas, and recipes. Cooking contest shows cause me anxiety.  Food is very subjective. Some people like more…

Meals with Midgi: Four Seasons Ghostbusters – A Treat to Remember

Although Halloween has passed, this drink will stay in my memory for a long time. This column was written a few months ago, but as I have another chocolate martini, I felt it appropriate to share. Halloween doesn’t hold the excitement for me that it does for many. My children are grown and we don’t…

Meals with Midgi – Alaska’s the Place for Me

I just returned from a two-and-a-half week vacation.  I haven’t had a vacation that long since…well…since ever. The Captain and I did go to Hawaii a few years ago for about two weeks, but other than that it’s been about 5 days max.  This was the vacation of a lifetime. We went on a 12-day…

Meals with Midgi: Lima Beans? Yep, I’ll Eat Those

This week The Captain and I headed south to visit my parents, affectionately known to our family as Toots and Freckles.  They live in Mesquite, Nevada, which is about 60 miles north of Las Vegas.  I love my parents, as is demonstrated by me leaving the cool, crisp, fresh air of Southeast Alaska for the…

Meals with Midgi: Living Large – Like the Stars

I have mentioned in previous columns and blog entries my affinity for certain television shows – my guilty pleasures, if you will.  The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise has me hooked, and I fully admit it.  We all need those breaks in life that allows us to not have to focus on anything too serious, to relax, and…

Food Writing — It’s Not Just About Food

Last week I hopped a plane to Seattle for the annual International Food Bloggers Conference. This is a gathering of 300–400 like-minded folks who are passionate about food. This passion is conveyed through food blogs, columns, cookbooks, and photography.  Attendees include new bloggers who are eager to learn more about the mechanics of blogging as…

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