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Suzanna Bobo
 
Island Flavor: Concession stand dining on unexpected holiday at home
We hadn’t expected to be on the island this Christmas, and we had eaten the larder bare. But various forces changed our plans, so we found ourselves on an unexpected holiday right here at home. With no groceries. Normal people might have gone shopping. We organized an outing with friends. We’d me...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: King’s Diner is the quintessential American dining experience
Does America have an eating disorder? I’ve been reading a good but disturbing book by journalist Michael Pollan about food practices in America, and considering Pollan’s assertion. Our collective disorder manifests itself in several ways, he says: paranoia of white flour and dietary fat; blind fa...
Dec 21, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Wednesday night burgers and brew at the KI
That morning’s edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror made us question our dinner plans. The Kodiak Inn had two Help Wanted ads in the classifieds. They needed a cook and a bartender. Immediately. Not a good sign when you’ve already made plans to try out the KI’s Burgers and Brew special. “Are you su...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Monk’s Rock makes family memories at the Y
More than any other restaurant in town, Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse and Bookstore has been a companion in my family’s life in Kodiak. It was the only restaurant my son Doran and I visited on our first two-week journey to the island. We didn’t need restaurants; we were part of a crew making extensive ...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Fly-By a spiritually satisfying stop on a wintery day
After only two months as the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s food critic, my clothes are already getting smaller. This is an occupational hazard they don’t tell you about in journalism school. Not that I went to journalism school, but still. The challenge for me today is to eat well; my energy level is sag...
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Sparrows is at center of friendship story
My colleague Elizabeth and I have a mutual friend you’ve met before in my column. I call her Millicent. We’ve enjoyed a friendship that has sweetened over time, but recently, Millicent found new friends and began to pull away from us. At first it seemed like a small thing, but as Elizabeth and I ...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: Stuck in Anchorage: A Wheat Belly Abroad
If I had known our quickie medical trip would stretch into a “stuckation,” I would have been better prepared. I’d have packed a case of granola bars, a jar of peanut butter, two boxes of protein shake mix, maybe another change of underwear. But as a one-night stay stretched into a seven-night ord...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island Flavor: El Chicano’s: News for a son stationed at Fort Benning
Dear Son, So, Dad shared the news that I am now Kodiak’s food critic; I heard you got a chuckle out of it. My new mission must seem droll compared to the excitement you’ve had, with your handling of Composition C-4 and the Humvee Rollover Training and all. But truly it is the most fun I’ve had si...
Sep 28, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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