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Suzanna Bobo
 
Island Flavor: Farmers Market satisfies with homegrown goodness
Where can you get fresh salad greens, fireweed ice cream and mango chutney served by a girl in a zebra costume? At the Kodiak Farmers’ Market, of course. It isn’t your typical lunch setting, but it’s the best place in town for a midday meal on Saturdays. The food is as fresh as it comes. The atmo...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: $20 for brisket? There oughtta be a law!
I was in the mood for some something southern. Not southern as in south of here, which could mean just about anything. But southern, as in the kind of food they serve in places where the people say, “Slap your grandma!” when what they really mean is, “I’m awestruck!” And where the word “varmint” ...
Aug 02, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Harborside Coffee: A constant source of good coffee and company in Kodiak
We arrived in Anchorage on the morning jet, day one of a family medical vacation. My husband is getting medical attention at Providence, compliments of the VA. My daughter will get medical attention at Regional, compliments of Medicaid. I am the escort (pre-authorized and certified) for the two o...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Taking a kid for an ice cream in Kodiak
I cherish memories of taking my children out on warm summer evenings for ice cream. We would buy ice cream cones at a shop that looked like a gingerbread house, then stroll to the park. I would savor my treat on a bench, where I sat with my legs stretched out in front of me and watched as the kid...
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Amen to the pie at the Olds River Inn
We had the perfect combination of (a) no place we had to be, and (b) a sunny day with (c) plenty of daylight left in it. So my husband and I took a trip to the end of the road. Not the end of the road, as in the end of all the maintained, drivable passageways in Kodiak, but the end, as in the poi...
Jun 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Crab-less in Kodiak, a tweaking of the Fest
There was a gaping hole where the St. Mary’s Improvement Foundation booth used to be. And it was odd not to see people grinning over massive platters of crab. Would the spirit of the fest be affected, I wondered, by the absence of its namesake? I belong to the population of people who budget all ...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Picnics on Alaska Airlines. Shortest. Column. Ever?
I was thinking about Snoopy when I ordered it. I’m trusting that at least some of my readers remember Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace and head beagle in the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles Schulz. The Flying Ace was only one of the fantasy identities of Charlie Brown’s dog. Snoopy imagi...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Safeway deli’s Asian supreme saves the day
At the Safeway deli, a $7.99 Asian supreme special turns into a $40 expense. But it’s not a bad thing. It’s an effective way to meet the demands of the day. I have a present to send to my mother, and there’s a postal service center inside the Safeway foyer. But I’d like to find a greeting card to...
May 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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