As a foodie, there's nothing quite like discovering the flavors and culinary traditions of a new place. And in Juneau, Alaska, you'll find a food scene that's as unique as the city itself..............
➡️First up is The Rookery Cafe, a cozy spot in downtown Juneau that's known for its farm-to-table cuisine.
➡️Chef Beau Schooler works with local farmers and fishermen to create seasonal menus that showcase the best of Alaska's ingredients.
➡️Start your day with their homemade pastries and coffee, or stop by for lunch or dinner and try their grilled halibut or Alaskan king crab. And don't miss the chance to sample their creative cocktails, like the Alaska Spruce Tip Sour.
➡️For seafood lovers, Salt is a must-visit. This restaurant sources its seafood from local fishermen and offers a menu that changes daily based on what's fresh and in season.
➡️Try their Dungeness crab cakes or the Alaskan weathervane scallops with bacon and corn chowder. And if you're feeling adventurous, order the smoked salmon spread with salmon roe and pickled onions.
➡️Now, let's talk beer. Devil's Club Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in downtown Juneau that offers a rotating selection of beers on tap.
➡️The owners, Luke and Josh, are passionate about brewing and love to chat with customers about their creations.
➡️Try their Hazy River Juicy IPA or the Devil's Club Belgian Dubbel, which is brewed with locally foraged devil's club bark.
➡️For a taste of Alaska's beer history, head to Alaskan Brewing Co. This brewery was founded in 1986 and is one of the oldest craft breweries in the state.
➡️They're known for their award-winning beers, like the Alaskan Amber and the Smoked Porter. Take a tour of the brewery to learn about its brewing process and the history of beer in Alaska.
➡️Finally, for a classic Alaskan experience, head to Hangar on the Wharf. This restaurant and bar is located right on the waterfront and offer stunning views of the harbor.
➡️Try their famous fish and chips or the Alaska King Crab Legs. And if you're feeling brave, order the Moose Drool Ale, a local beer that's brewed with actual moose droppings (yes, really!).