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Best of Pemberton 2009



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Best Breakfast

It's the most important meal of the day and apparently, the folks at the Wild Wood have mastered it. Their Pemberton location has been going strong for five years now, and breakfast is going so well that management has actually turned their attention to strengthening the lunch and dinner offerings.

Manager Richard Keep said it was "bloody marvelous" to be recognized for best brekkie. He couldn't narrow down the most popular early-day menu item, but suggested the $8 classic breakfast (featuring two farm fresh eggs served with crispy pan fries, hearty bread and your choice of farmer's sausage or crispy bacon) is definitely a favourite. But personally, I'm a huge fan of their benny offerings. You can get a full or half order of hangover heaven, including the Natural (served on thick slices of tomato and avocado) and the West Coast (served on pacific smoked salmon.)


Best Beer Selection

Pale ale, Hefeweizen, honey lager: pick your sudsy poison at the Pony! New co-owner of the Pony, Neal Harrison, is a devout beer connoisseur and as such, has really stepped the beer game at the Pony up a notch since taking over in May. Aside from the draft offerings from Howe Sound Brewing and Whistler Brewing Company, he's also amassed an impressive offering of bottled imports for fellow beer lovers in the midst. He's included offerings like Belgian cherry beer - "the ice wine of beers" - Newcastle Brown Ale, and Baumer's Cider. In fact, the people at the liquor store thought he was a bit crazy when he came and placed his first order for the Pony - "When I placed my first order with the liquor store and they saw all these different types of beers, they looked at me and said, 'it's Pemberton, you know.' I said, 'well, worst case scenario: I have to drink it, and that wouldn't be so bad.'"


Best Pizza

The new owners of The Pony aren't slow - they've happily opted to carry on the 13-year tradition of Pizza and a Pint night each and every Thursday evening.