By Jessica Ridgway | KTUU.com
A food truck serving Alaska cuisine visited downtown Seattle over the weekend to attract potential travelers to Alaska and the Yukon.
The Midnight Sun Cuisine food truck traveled to Seattle to provide people in Washington a taste of Alaska and the Yukon. Culinary treats like Alaska salmon, king crab, bison, and Yukon gold potatoes were served May 3 and 4, and representatives from the State of Alaska tourism office and Tourism Yukon were present handing out travel guides and providing travel tips about the 2013 summer tourism season.
“We want to give people in the Seattle area a convenient way to learn more about visiting Alaska and the Yukon, and to sample some of the great food we have to offer, including fresh seafood, meats, and produce,” said Kathy Dunn, tourism marketing manager for the State of Alaska.
The food was served for free, but diners were asked to make a small donation to Northwest Harvest, a local Washington food bank.
The event was hosted by the State of Alaska tourism office and Tourism Yukon as part of National Travel and Tourism Week. Annually, the first full week of May nationally recognizes the tourism industry to promote the power of travel.