By ELISE GIORDANO

Lil Log Cabin Bakery comes to Skagway’s restaurant scene with a mission to serve fresh, homemade wholesome food.
Proprietor Michelle Pierce started slowly, selling desserts at the local farmer’s market and bazaar and finally worked her way up to larger projects, like catering this year’s Buckwheat Ski Classic banquet.
On May 11 she started renting the kitchen out of the Elks Lodge and began offering lunches for pick-up or delivery between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The bakery offers a variety of lunches, ranging from sandwiches made with homemade bread, to salads in a jar, with specials changing each week.
This week’s special, for example, is an Alaskan Italian hoagie, complete with cured caribou, spicy cappicola, prosciutto, and black forest ham, topped with lettuce, onion, pepperoncini, provolone, a seasonal vinaigrette and salt and pepper.
Delivery specials include a sandwich, drink and homemade cracker chips, which Pierce compares to Cheez-Its.
Marketing manager Mike Swasey said the food can be ordered days or weeks in advance, via text, phone call or online ordering and said they will deliver free of charge anywhere in Skagway as far as the start of the Dyea Road.
“This is wholesome homemade, made from scratch food that everybody in Skagway can enjoy,” he said.
Pierce also offers vegetarian options, crab rolls, pies and specialty cakes, and even picnic lunches for those going on an adventure.
To find out more, or to place an online order, visit www.llcbakery.com.
“The ingredients we use are top, high end ingredients. We are doing that because that’s what we want to eat. We want to eat good, wholesome food,” Swasey said.