My 1st day in Fairbanks I struck up a conversation with a local man in Golden Heart Plaza who directed me here for lunch. It's a small coffee shop without much atmosphere but friendly service & good food. The French dip was the best sandwich I had my entire stay. Twelve days later my Road Scholar program had ended & many of the group were hanging out in the hotel lobby waiting to go to the airport. I announced I was going to River City for lunch & 3 of my companions opted to come along. They loved it, as it seemed a place where locals congregate, unlike some of the more touristy places we had eaten. Everyone loved their sandwiches. One person is gluten intolerant & was especially pleased with the brand of gluten free bread used.