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The Best of Whistler 2000


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Best Oysters

Legend has it that legendary ladies’ man Giacomo Cassanova used to derive his sexual prowess by starting each day in the tub with a glass of champagne and a couple dozen raw oysters. They are in fact packed with zinc, an important ingredient for your body to manufacture testosterone, a key sexual hormone in both men and women. If you’ve ever seen a picture of the slovenly Giacomo, you have to assume that he had some kind of ace up his sleeve. Whether this helps you out or not, the Rim Rock won this category, followed by the Crab Shack.

Best Burger

Give yourself a patty on the back, Splitz. Once again, you owned this category by both the popular and electoral college votes. No one else even came close.

Best Desserts

Whether you like chocolate or cheesecake, or chocolate cheesecake with a side of chocolate ice cream, the place to go to appease that aching sweet tooth is once again Death by Chocolate. Splitz is second, followed by La Brasserie, Milestones and Thai One On.

Best Vegetarian Fare

If you’re one of the millions of Canadians who has endured the ridicule of friends and family to become a vegetarian, Whistler is a good place to hide out until the heat blows over. Many local establishments cater to this new age abnormality with a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan alternatives to choose from. Vitality 4U won this category, followed by the now defunct Deserts, the Mongolie Grill and Thai One On.

Best Takeout

Whistler has something like 28,000 licensed restaurant and bar seats, and on many nights during the high season, there’s a butt on every single one of them. Whether you hate to wait in line for a table, prefer to hang out at home, or are so busy you live, work and eat on the run, Whistler’s takeout places make sure you will never go hungry again. This year the winner of Best Takeout is Sushi Ya, followed by Splitz, Sushi Village, Ingrid’s, and The Pita Pit.

Best Breakfast/Brunch

When you live in the foothills of the biggest mountain playground in North America, every day is a big day, and what better way to start a big day in the playground than a big breakfast/brunch? The Southside Deli wins this category, sunny side up, while La Brasserie, Gaitors, Millar Creek Café and The Crab Shack all receive an honourable mention.