1. Mara Severin – March 13, 2014

    I've never managed to stop at the Turnagain Arm Pit's humble but inviting digs on the Seward Highway, though I've regretfully driven past it for years. For me, the building's rustic sprawl implies authenticity and substance over style. The name itself seems to say that they take their barbecue seriously, but not much else. So when their new location sprang up in the parking lot of the University C…Read More

    Mara Severin
  2. Chris Klint – Dec. 9, 2013

    Amid the recent influx of winter news and other restaurants opening up shop around town, I’ve been neglecting a stop right under my nose in recent weeks -- a stop I’ve been waiting all summer to try. Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ’s newest location -- most recently the site of the Chiang Mai Ultimate Thai Restaurant, near the north end of the University Center mall -- represents its first attempt to …Read More

    Chris Klint
  3. Cliff Murray, Anchorage, AK – April 8, 2012

    It is a beautiful Easter day in Anchorage.  The sun is shining, and the weather is supposed to be sunny and warm, despite our record setting snow day (yesterday).  We decided to pack up the dogs, grab the camera, and walk the dogs on the crust at Placer River. On our way out we see Dahl Sheep (this is why we brought the camera, just in case) and then pass by this building (see picture to the rig…Read More

    Cliff Murray
  4. https://akcuisine.wordpress.com – July 1, 2010

    If you detect the scent of smoke near Indian along the Seward Highway this season, don’t dial 911. Instead, slow down and watch for the red-roofed building near Mile 103. That’s where you’ll find the Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ, one of Alaska’s newest roadside eateries. Depending on your sense of humor, the “Arm Pit” portion of the name may be either amusing or off-putting. If you fall into …Read More