The Food Network is spotlighting the “50 States Of Diners” on their website, featuring the best diners in the country. We are very proud that Alaska is being represented by one of our favorite places, Kriner’s Diner! Lucy Kriner- Hollenback posted on her Facebook page: “I am BEYOND proud of my parents and family! What an accomplishment to be named Best Diner from THE FOOD NETWORK!!!!”
Here’s what the Food Network had to say about Kriner’s:
Before Andy and Norann Kriner opened Kriner’s Diner in Anchorage, they owned Sal’s Klondike Diner — and, happily for locals, they brought their friendly hospitality and the family recipe for their famous giant cinnamon roll with them. The Kriner Cinnamon Roll is so beloved that diners travel from across The Last Frontier just to snag one (don’t even think about posting a photo on social media unless you’re prepared to bring home extras!). The Kriners’ baking game is strong — they’re also known for their huge loaves of homemade sourdough that they bake in coffee cans and use to craft sandwiches, burgers, French toast and garlic bread. Besides the oversize baked goods, Kriner’s Diner is known for creative fare, printed on an equally distinctive menu that’s chock-full of fun facts about Alaska, Kriner family stories and more. (It’s become something of a collector’s item, so don’t be shy about asking to take one home as a souvenir.) Opt for Andy’s Awesome Burger, a sweet-spicy winner where the patty comes topped with honey BBQ sauce, onion straws, bacon and homemade jalapeno cheese. The diner sells around 10,000 of these burgers every year, and a portion of the proceeds is donated a local charity called The Children’s Lunchbox — over $30,000 to date. The diner is also known for its free-to-all Thanksgiving dinner, complete with roasted turkey and all the fixins.
Congratulations to the staff of Kriner’s Diner!
Click here to see all 50 diners on the Food Network website