Spenard Roadhouse has only been open four years, but it is possibly one of Anchorage’s most popular restaurants. It’s on Northern Lights, in what was the old Hogg Brothers Cafe. When the current owners bought the building they auctioned off most of the pigs that covered seemingly every square inch of the building, (I’m told there were hundreds of pigs.)
“This is kind of a sad story,” Sage Asher, the assistant general manager of Roadhouse told me.
Pigs, or rather pork, is a favorite item at Roadhouse with a bacon of the month special and, “I love bacon,” bumper stickers being sold here.
There are also tater tots.
The super tots are amazing, but who really has anything bad to say about tater tots covered in cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, sour cream?
“We’re kind of known for our bacon and tatter tots,” Asher said.
Roadhouse also features local produce as often as possible with great vegetarian meals and meatless Monday specials.
The restaurant staff also boosts about the bar that has the largest selection of small batch bourbons in the state and all local beers on tap.
“It’s a place where foodies and people who just want a good meal can come eat,” Asher said.