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Cinnamon roll update

July 22nd, 2011

While we were in Anchorage, Tyler and I happened upon an outdoor market, where the vendors were selling (among other things) cinnamon rolls.  We committed (for science?) to try the available rolls.  The really short reviews are:

A cinnamon roll from The Perfect Cookie: recommended

Tyler flew back to New York later that day, and the day after that found me back on the road.  Since the route to British Columbia passed through the Yukon, I got another opportunity to taste one of the cinnamon rolls that I had raved about a few weeks ago.  I’m happy to report that the roll from the unnamed bakery/creperie was just as good the second time as it was the first.  Still not my favorite, but excellent nonetheless.

In addition to trying the roll again, I took the opportunity to sample one of the bakery/creperie’s crepes.  It was flavorful, expertly prepared, and thoughtfully presented.  And at under $10, it must be one of the best bargains on the Alaska Highway.

The best little restaurant on the Alaska Highway

Even better news: I found out that the place actually does have a name.  The new proprietors chose to stick with the old name: The Pine Valley Lodge.  It’s located at km 1783 on the Alaska Highway in the Yukon Territory, technically in the town of Beaver Creek, YT but about 40 miles southeast of that town’s city center.  If you’re passing that way, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t stop there.  Arguable the best little restaurant on the highway.

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