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    My brother-in-law and I will be arriving in Fairbanks on the 28th of April and I am looking for something Alaskan for a night.
    He is from Florida. I thought I would like to find a cabin for rent for 1 night. Around $100. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the nikster View Post
    My brother-in-law and I will be arriving in Fairbanks on the 28th of April and I am looking for something Alaskan for a night.
    He is from Florida. I thought I would like to find a cabin for rent for 1 night. Around $100. Any ideas?
    You can rent cabins up in the Chena rec area for not much money, which might be the nicest option within shouting distance of Fairbanks. The North fork, Hunt, and Chena cabins are road-accessible. The fishing won't be much by then but the cabins are pretty nice. http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlshore View Post
    You can rent cabins up in the Chena rec area for not much money, which might be the nicest option within shouting distance of Fairbanks. The North fork, Hunt, and Chena cabins are road-accessible. The fishing won't be much by then but the cabins are pretty nice. http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm
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    Excellent advice, Thanks!!

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    So, I would like to steam some King Crab while I am in Fairbanks, any ideas where I should go to buy some?

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    Fred Meyer store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbflyer View Post
    Fred Meyer store?
    That'd be my guess, as well, although you could try the food coop, too. Their stock is less consistent but what they get in tends to be very good.

    I'd generally be careful about tourist-focused business passing off lower-grade stuff as the real deal. For example, it's common to see chums labeled as "Keta" and marketed to tourists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlshore View Post
    That'd be my guess, as well, although you could try the food coop, too. Their stock is less consistent but what they get in tends to be very good.

    I'd generally be careful about tourist-focused business passing off lower-grade stuff as the real deal. For example, it's common to see chums labeled as "Keta" and marketed to tourists.
    Thanks again! Now I am going to prove what a newb I am, what is KETA?
    Does Fred Meyer usually have King Crab or do I just need to hope for luck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the nikster View Post
    Thanks again! Now I am going to prove what a newb I am, what is KETA?
    Does Fred Meyer usually have King Crab or do I just need to hope for luck?
    Oncorhynchus keta is the scientific name for Chum salmon...

    Yes, Freddy's typically has king crab available.
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    Thanks again!
    should be a pretty nice experience for my brother in law.
    i probably could have used the Internet to look up KETA but it is much more fun to confirm my lack of knowledge.

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    Another bit of "Alaska" knowledge - in Dutch Harbor where a lot of the king crab comes in to be processed, every one calls 'em Brown king crab. Some marketer long ago decided that Gold sounded much better.

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    Should have a nice place to stay and hopefully some crab to steam as well, what goes good with crab? I don't drink, beer got to where it was good with everything.

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    Don't forget to throw a bag of crab boil seasoning in with the crab.
    Don't forget the melted butter also.
    I like steak with my crab.
    We do king crab and prime rib every year for Christmas.
    Enjoy your visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    Don't forget to throw a bag of crab boil seasoning in with the crab.
    Don't forget the melted butter also.
    I like steak with my crab.
    We do king crab and prime rib every year for Christmas.
    Enjoy your visit.

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    That sounds outstanding!!!!

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    Great advice. If Fred's doesn't have crab, I've gotten it from Interior Alaska Fish Processors at Davis and Peger before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the nikster View Post
    That sounds outstanding!!!!
    That's what's on my lunch menu for tomorrow!
    Have half a case of Alaskan king crab left in my freezer.
    Just don't buy any of that Russian crab.
    3 bears tried to sell me some a few years back.
    Of course I passed on it.
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