Alaska Bites: the best of summer decks and late-night meals

Published: Jul. 20, 2018 at 12:01 PM AKDT
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I don't know about you, but I can hardly tolerate sitting inside right now. The sunlight is calling me. It means I'm staying up way too late, sitting outside with friends and having dinner into the early morning hours. If there's a restaurant with a deck, I'm there.

My favorite go-to dinners include the King Salmon Burger at 49th State Brewing Company and the grilled Bristol Bay salmon BLT at South Restaurant + Coffeehouse. Both must be eaten outside.

Kenai Dip (I. Must. Step. Away. From. All. The. Cheddar cheese. Mayo. Jalapeno and Cayenne pepper.) is best shared in front of a fire pit with friends. You can buy it at Carrs Aurora Village on Northern Lights Blvd.

I've also been traveling a lot this summer and highly recommend the halibut tacos at Baja Taco. Photojournalist Leah Schwartz and I recently enjoyed this summer staple while listening to a huge rainstorm.

What are your summer favorites? What is your favorite deck in town and tell me all about your salmon burger recipes! We want to share your favorites with our viewers. My multimedia content manager Kortnie Horazdovsky says her husband has a killer Kenai Dip recipe. I'll share it when she gives up his secret. Send me your favorites to