Happy National Dog Day!

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Today, we celebrate man’s best friend and the strong bond between man and canine. It is a day we set aside to reflect on the impact dogs have on our daily lives from bringing us comfort to keeping us safe working for emergency services to support people who are blind, deaf or disabled. Moreover, dogs put their lives on the line for our personal protection... Read More

August 26, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Happy National Dog Day!

Summer Seared Salmon Recipe

salmon recipe ingredients

If you love salmon like we do, then this seafood dish is one you have to try at home! Our summer seared salmon recipe is quick and easy to make, rich in flavor and extremely satisfying. Aside from the ingredients you will need (listed below), you will also need a large saute pan that can get very hot. Give it a go! Preparation 2 -6... Read More

July 15, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Summer Seared Salmon Recipe

Visit the Anchorage Museum

Anchorage Museum

If you are looking for things to do this summer in Anchorage, Alaska, be sure to visit the Anchorage Museum. The Anchorage Museum “brings the best of Alaska to the world and the best of the world to Alaska”(Anchorage Museum). Fusing art, history and science the museum creates a magnificent grasp of the human experience. There is something for everyone to explore. The Museum’s Upbringing... Read More

June 7, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Visit the Anchorage Museum

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon

Mayor's Marathon Anchorage Alaska

It’s Tradition! The Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon is a summer solstice custom that has been around for 40 years. Runners from around the world will lace up their running shoes for this year’s race on June 18th. The course sets off from the foothills of the Chugach Mountains on the east side of Anchorage, up the Chester Creek Trail and into town at... Read More

June 2, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon

Copper River Salmon Season Begins

Copper River Salmon

Here in Anchorage, we welcome spring when the Copper River Salmon swims in. They make their arduous journey on the Copper River, one of the longest and most rugged rivers in Alaska. This 300-mile trek requires these fish to pack on extra stores of omega-3 fatty acids, making them the richest, most flavorsome salmon in the world. Copper River Salmon is now on the menu with... Read More

May 23, 2016 | by | Comments Off on Copper River Salmon Season Begins

Chicken Parmesan Recipe


Chicken Parmesan sure sounds Italian thanks to its traditional Italian ingredients – rich tomato sauce, creamy Mozzarella cheese and the one and only Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese. But, would you believe that the true origin of chicken Parmesan recipes served by chefs and home cooks is the United States? We have Italian-American communities across the country to thank for introducing us to recipes in the style of “a... Read More

April 20, 2016 | by | Share your thoughts

ORSO Hosts Sitka Basketball Team


When you watch the news you can get a little depressed about humanity. The news often shows our human behaviors at its worst. Recently in Anchorage, we saw a story in our local newspaper and on local news stations regarding the Sitka High School Basketball Team. The team was in Anchorage to play in the State Basketball Tournament and their bus just happened to come... Read More

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Spring Wine Dinner


Join us for our Spring Wine Dinner on Thursday, April 21st at 6 pm! We’ll be celebrating the season in ravishing style. This event is sure to exceed your expectations with an exquisite five course tasting menu prepared by our new and well-seasoned chef, Zachary Reid, and a selection of complementing wines. In addition to satisfying your palate, we’ll be raffling off two $50 Orso... Read More

March 31, 2016 | by | Share your thoughts

Who’s Cooking in the Kitchen?


Please welcome Executive Chef Zach Reid and Sous Chef Josie Christiansen! While their stories are vastly different, their rooted interest in the food industry is what connects them to their roles here at Orso. It is with great pleasure that we get to introduce these two superb chefs who will be turning out noteworthy dishes at our restaurant.   Zach Reid At the age of 15,... Read More

March 17, 2016 | by | Share your thoughts

Dinner with the King

jeff king

All of us here are counting down the days to The Last Great Race! The Musher Food Drop is happening now and soon, folks from town will be sorting and packing up provisions for our mushers! We’re getting ready, too, for our annual fundraising beer dinner with the King! You know who we are speaking of, the one and only Jeff King. Kick off the... Read More

February 16, 2016 | by | Share your thoughts