Along with being Alaska Business’ Associate Editor, Tasha is a creative person who uses her talents at work to conceive, write, and edit unique and insightful content. At home, in addition to reading, sewing, video games, and whatever one does with yarn, she is obsessed with her variety of indoor plants which live or die dependent entirely upon their tolerance for over-watering and occasional neglect. Though Tasha was born in California, she’s an Alaskan at heart and has lived here most her of her life, with a brief exception when she left to pursue her education at the University of Wyoming, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in professional writing and Latin. The Latin she uses occasionally to amuse family and friends, but the English skills she picked up while learning Latin serve her daily in her efforts to make sure every comma on every page of Alaska Business is exactly what it should be.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.