Our one year wedding anniversary in Whistler went by way too fast. The clouds finally parted and we got a speck of sun that shone down on the mountains to remind us how beautiful our province really is. This break of rain was also important because before headed home we still two things on our my to do list. One was to visit the outdoor farmers market and have lunch at Southside diner. We worked up an appetite in the market dodging through the crowd, having samples and now it was time to sit down and eat one last meal in this lovely little town.
The Southside Diner is the last little restaurant situated across from the Chevron in Creek side, on your way in or out of whistler. If it hasn’t caught your eye already while you driven past, keep an eye out for it next time you’re in the neighborhood. This place is your quintessential greasy spoon complete with servers in cute dresses, chefs with attitude/humor and a long line up at the front door. Don’t let that line discourage you, it is well worth the wait.
I think it took only about 10 minutes before we were seated and our server was really friendly and attentive in an almost a motherly kind of way. It was rather refreshing to be treated so well, also by something who probably would have felt my forehead for a fever if I had told her I was sick. She came back a few times since it took a while to decide on what to order and it was always with a polite smile. I finally decided on the crab po’boy only to discover that it was still breakfast. Note to everyone, on weekends its breakfast until 2pm in Whistler. I was able to make a quick decision and changed it my order to huevos rancheros, because I can never get enough guacamole in my diet.
The Huevos Rancheros is absolutely huge. It’s filled with a 3 egg scramble, refried beans, salsa, guac, cheddar and mozza in an abnormally big flour tortilla with a side of homefries. The photo makes the homefries look a tad overcooked, but trust me, they were great! This is a perfect hangover cure or if you’re like me, a perfect excuse to be as glutinous as possible. I added a lot of hot sauce to mine, since I like a bit heat but this is perfect as is as well.
J ordered the morning ‘cin’ which is 2 pieces of French Bread filled with cream cheese, soaked in pancake mix and deep fried until golden. They throw on some cinnamon sugar at the end and serve it with butter and syrup just in case your arteries haven’t been completely filled yet. This heart stopping meal is another perfect hangover cure for something with more of a sweet tooth and was slightly reminiscent of beaver tails or elephant ears at the PNE, but on steroids. I am not sure I could have wiped the grin off J’s face the entire time.
We both left Southside diner a few pounds heavier with the worry that the buttons on our pants could explode off at any second. I was also pleasantly surprised that our wallets didn’t take too much of a beating either as the prices are very reasonable, especially for the amount of food they feed you. This was the perfect ending for our trip to Whistler.