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Something to eat in Sitka.. (and sort of quick Juneau report)?


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Something to eat in Sitka.. (and sort of quick Juneau report)?

susancinsf | Jun 25, 2005 02:08 AM

I realize it is short notice, and perhaps a futile request anyway, but if anyone knows a good place for breakfast or lunch, open tomorrow in Sitka, AK, I'd love to hear about it! Just found out I will have more time to kill there than I thought. Yes, I've been before and realize it is a small town, and my expectations aren't too high based on the rest of SE AK....but hope springs eternal...

Brief Juneau report: here overnight since the flights from SF that would get me direct to Sitka tomorrow were booked solid.

Ate a late lunch at El Sombrero, a long established place on the main tourist drag. It wasn't half bad : halibut tacos (it probably goes without saying that this was a special), and the chips and salsa are tasty and home-made, they have Negro Modelo, the cooks are definitely Mexican, service very friendly and fast (a good thing as I was starving thanks to some never quite explained problem that shut down the Seattle airport for ninety minutes and thus doubled my layover there...)

Ate dinner at DiSogra's (upstairs at Fiddlehead). Closed it down at nine pm. Jeez, the sun hadn't even set yet....local oysters on the half shell: fresh and quite tasty as long as one ignored the 'mignonette' (red wine vinegar and chopped onion, and cheap vinegar at that. shudder.) Special was local wild king salmon, so I had to have it, but it was burried in a sauce and accompanied by a overly sweet risotto. Sigh. Dessert was simple and delicious (local berries and creme fraiche: that and the oysters supports my strong belief that what Juneau needs is a small place that relies on the tastes of local foods and lets them shine on their own. Of course, if I am shutting down what is arguably the best restaurant in town at nine p.m. on a summer Friday night, it might not be a great business move to try it.....

One more Juneau note: there is a just opened sushi and Japanese fast food place next to the McDonalds downtown. Judging by the crowds when I walked back from dinner at DiSogra, perhaps I should have tried it....OTOH, I noticed that the Japanese tourists were eating at McDonalds. :-)

anyway, if there is anything in Sitka, I look forward to hearing about it! Otherwise, will scout around and eventually report back...

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