You’ve spent a long day under the Midnight Sun seeing as many of the sights and sounds Fairbanks has to offer.
You’re as hungry as a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation, and you just want to spend a relaxing evening capping off a wonderful day in the Interior.
The Alaska Salmon Bake and Golden Heart Revue in the Palace Theatre at Pioneer Park are the perfect ways to wrap up your adventure.
Enjoy true Alaska cuisine surrounded by a park filled with historic buildings and antique mining equipment. After dinner, enjoy an old-fashioned live performance at the Palace Theatre located in rustic Gold Rush Town, just a short walk from the Salmon Bake.
The Salmon Bake offers all-you-care-to-eat fire-grilled salmon, hand-dipped beer-battered cod and slow roasted prime rib. Alaska crab is available to add on to your dinner for an additional fee in half-pound, 1-pound and 2-pound sizes. It is not included with the all-you-care-to-eat dinner.
Each meal comes with a trip through the salad bar and includes roasted potatoes, baked beans, sourdough rolls, dessert, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages included. Each entrée is $36.95 for adults, $16.95 for children age 9-12 and $12.95 for children age 5-8. Beer and wine are available for an additional cost. The venue features indoor and outdoor seating.
The salmon is caught in Alaska waters, cooked on an outdoor grill over a bed of black spruce coal while basted in a sweet sauce. The cod is from the Bering Sea and dipped in a special beer batter. The prime rib is dry-rubbed with the venue’s signature seasoning and slow cooked in an outdoor smoker.
Dinner is served from 5-9 p.m. daily May 12 through Sept. 13. The Salmon Bake offers a shuttle service from many local hotels for $8 round-trip. For more information go to www.akvisit.com.
For some relaxing after dinner entertainment, you’ll find plenty of laughs and merriment at the Golden Heart Revue, located just a short stroll away from the Salmon Bake.
Through original songs and light-hearted stories, the cast of the Golden Heart Revue answers commonly asked questions about Fairbanks such as “Why would anyone want to build a town in this swamp area, anyway” and “Why has this unlikely little town survived for almost 120 years?”
The Golden Heart Revue features music and lyrics by Fairbanks composer Jim Bell and anecdotes by Timothy Ames, William Arnold, Richard Ussery and Steve Arthur.
The professional, live performance at the Palace Theatre is at 8:15 p.m. every evening from May 13 to Sept. 7. Additional performances may be added later in the summer.
The cost of the show is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. To make reservations, call 1-800-354-7274.
The Alaska Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre are family-owned businesses that have been in operation for more than 39 years.