ANC seafood restaurant expands to pre-security
Norton Sound Seafood House, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has expanded its post-security, full-service dining experience to now serve pre-security guests as well.
HMSHost, the restaurant’s operator, has expanded the pre-security area with a new dining room and bar, which offers the same menu and full-service dining that are found in the post-security area. The new pre-security area seats approximately 40 guests.
HMSHost, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) and the airport celebrated Norton Sound’s upgrades on Friday afternoon, with a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the new dining area on Concourse C. The event was part of the airport’s “Alaskan Cultural Experience” that included a variety of special activities and demonstrations.
The Norton Sound Seafood House is well-known for its NSEDC-sourced, locally-caught seafood, but now the expanded restaurant will place an even stronger emphasis on featuring seasonally-available fish on the menu, with menu updates made multiple times throughout the year.
“We are excited to provide travelers with an Alaskan dining experience with seafood straight from the waters of the Norton Sound,” said NSEDC Communications Director Laureli Kinneen. “Continually modifying the menu with seasonally-caught salmon, halibut and crab will ensure travelers continue to have access to sustainably caught seafood from some of the most unique fisheries in the world.”
During the airport’s “Alaskan Cultural Experience” events, new paintings representing the native people of Alaska were unveiled, as well as a new “wall of culture” near the baggage claim area. Event guests enjoyed demonstrations by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, including Native dance and crafts.