Rudolph Was Delicious

While en route from Seward to Denali National Park, our bus stopped for an hour in Anchorage. Walking around town, I came across a food cart and saw they were offering, “Reindeer Dogs.” SOLD! I want to say I’ve had Reindeer before, maybe in some type of jerky, however I wanted to try as many different foods in Alaska as possible that either wouldn’t be available in the rest of the country, or when available, wouldn’t be as good/fresh.

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I found, “Mon Cherie” a food cart at the corner of 5th and G Street in Anchorage.┬áCherie” (I think that was her name) was more than happy to oblige for a photo. I told her I’d post it on my blog and encourage those in Anchorage to stop by. Her Facebook page is here and this was her first year with the stand.

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Served just like a hot dog (she also had beef and chicken dogs available), the reindeer dog was fantastic. It was $6 for a large dog, and onions and toppings available as well. For the size of the dog, the quickness it served and being in Alaska (expect to pay a bit more for most things), I thought the price was fair. I grabbed one and sat down to eat.

It didn’t last long though and after finishing I realized.. “Yea… I’m going to have another one.” I grabbed another and a bottle of water and enjoyed it. For $13 I got to try a food I’d never had before, they tasted great, and I left filling full. Definitely a good deal.

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She’s located at 5th and G Street in Anchorage through the next couple weeks of September. I didn’t get a chance to try the poutine but she mentioned that’s what she was known for. The Reindeer dog was great however and if you’re looking to try Reindeer, this was definitely a great introduction with a delicious meal I’d highly recommend. As I said, it was a reasonable price for a great tasting meal, and I definitely didn’t walk away feeling hungry.

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