This Downtown spot serves a world's worth of flavors from chicken and scallops over udon noodles to cider-brined pork tenderloin with Alaska purple potato salad. The kitchen relies on local produce when available. There's always something new to try at Sacks. When Anchorage weather turns gray, the colorful interior and art provide respite. The monthly wine flights, normally with three different selections of 3-ounce pours with information sheets on each wine, don't hurt
either. Sacks cooks seafood to perfection, so ask about the daily specials, particularly the fresh king salmon and halibut. Singles congregate along a small bar, sampling wines from California, Australia, and France. The café is especially crowded during lunch, served from 11 to 2:30, and dinner begins at 5. The weekend brunch menu, one of the best Downtown, includes eggs Benedict, a Mexican scrambled egg dish called migas, and various salads and sandwiches.