Alaska is vast, offering rugged, unspoiled and beautiful terrain. With access to superbly fresh seafood and a plentiful array of game meats, state capital Juneau’s restaurant scene is an exciting mix of fine dining and home-style neighborhood spots. We explore ten of the best local dining establishments in this capital of the last frontier.
Pelmeni is a common food eaten in Russia, consisting of a very thin flour dough, filled with meat and vegetables. Pel’Meni restaurant boasts a small menu that keeps locals coming back time and again. The menu is so small, in fact, that pelmeni is the only thing on it. For $5, guests get a large portion of the heavenly pastry pillows, filled with their choice of beef or potatoes, and topped with sour cream. Some locals call this haunt a dive, but we like to call it humble. However you name it, Pel’Mini is uncomplicated, allowing for the delicious simplicity of their food to shine through.
Pel’Meni, Juneau, AK, USA