Our final night in Alaska was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY out of Fairbanks
the Canadian border in the east. The population of TOK
(sounds like Coke) is
in the hundreds and the dining options are few.
The restaurants aren't even
open most of the year as the temps drop to
40 below or more much of the
winter. We had heard about FAST EDDIE's
from many other Sourdoughs (that's
what they call the locals) and got
quite excited about this place a mile or
so from our hotel (we were in
the center of town, and Fast Eddie's is on the
only a couple of roads here, but everything crosses the
Highway, so you can't miss it.
We invited two women we met on
the cruise and have been with us on
this post-tour. While Fast Eddie's has a
huge menu with many local
specialties and a pretty good salad bar, Samuel had
his heart set on
the pizza. He split a 12 piece 15" medium size with Gwyn and
half was plain hers was Hawaiian with ham and pineapple.
rest of us headed to the salad bar where you can fill a huge plate
of yummies for $8.50.
We saw that they had Apothic Red on the menu which we
nights earlier, but the server came back to say they were out.
chose the CLINE Cashmere 2010 instead as I know the winery and
pretty decent. This Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah blend was smooth
Then came the burgers:
Will went with the BACON SWISS
Gourmet (the Gourmets come on a hoagie
bun instead) and Sandy went for the
CALIFORNIA with avocado, Swiss &
Sprouts. My PEPPER JACK came on a sesame
bun and was perfectly cooked
and more than a meal with the accompanying
Seasoned CURLY FRIES.
We were all stuffed and while I am pretty confident I
will never head
back to Tok again, we knew we had the best meal in town. If
you go, be
sure to wear GOOD mosquito repellent as this town is one of the
I have been to in Alaska, and they don't seem to have a way to
them out of the dining room either!