What The Critics Say

Canada 150? How About 150 Great Places in BC (BCHydro.com)

Joffre Lake Mountains Fullwidth 660X372From heli-hiking, to hotsprings, to honey tastings, BC has it all.

Sometimes we forget what's in our own backyard. Or we don't even know it's there. As part of the spirit of Canada's 150th birthday, why not take some time to discover fun-beautiful-wonderful things that may be just a few minutes down the road, or as part of an epic road trip acoss BC? To help you out we've picked the brains of our community team and others at BC Hydro for mostly lesser-known gems you may not have heard about, or maybe just never paid much attention to.

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5 BC Getaways That Boast Great Food (the Georgia Straight)

the StraightVancouver loves to boast about its outstanding restaurant scene, and sure, we're spoiled here with our diverse dining options.

Those who are so obsessed with food that they have cookbooks on their bedside table and like to think about what to have for dinner during breakfast (hello) may worry that heading out of town will mean food that pales in comparison, a nonstop buffet of chicken tenders and subpar sandwiches.

But fret not, Vancouverites: there are some fine culinary experiences to be had far beyond our city limits.

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Road Trip: Top 5 BC Diners Near Vancouver (HelloBC blog)

Hill Billy -sides 750x 503Road trips are usually punctuated by diner stops — homey, convivial greasy spoons that fuel the tank for the road ahead. But what if a diner was itself a destination, and cheap and cheerful weren’t the only criterion for on-the-road eats? These five options, near Vancouver, may encourage you to get it in gear.

Pemberton’s rugged mountain landscapes have long drawn adventurists, not to mention those who are hungry for local eats. Mile One (signalling the beginning or end of a journey) is just the spot to fuel outdoor play, thanks to hearty comfort food that showcases the region’s ranchers, farmers, brewers and distillers. The Natural Beef Burger Collection (eight in all), topped with everything from local cheese curds to red-wine-soaked apples, will make any burger fan swoon, while an impressive selection of carbs, including inventive mac ‘n’ cheese and poutine offerings, prove ideal pre- or post-hike.

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Pemberton: Hike, Bike and Eat in the Valley of the Locavores (Vancouver Sun - travel)

Van Sun - Pemberton 08.13.16Just two-and-a-half hours from Vancouver up the Sea to Sky highway, tiny Pemberton makes a perfect base for a weekend of hiking, biking, fishing, hot springs, golf and — thanks to the surrounding valley’s local bounty — plenty of sipping and sampling as well.

Dinner? At Mile One Eating House, restaurateurs Randy Jones and Cindy Yu shop locally for their upscale comfort food, from burgers made with Pemberton Meadows’ natural beef to fries made from Pemberton Valley potatoes, of course. A retail shop on site is a great place to stock up on hard-to-find regional treats.

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Mile One Sweeps the "Best of Pemberton 2016" (Pique Magazine)

Features Featurestory1 14 931Ae3aee6c9d0b0Pembertonians are serious about their food and beverage because we work hard and play hard, building up healthy appetites and serious thirsts. Here's a list of where we like to refuel, starting out with The Mile One Eatery.

As you've probably already ascertained, this is one popular joint, cited as the best value for your money (especially if it's your last $20), a great place to view Mount Currie, cure a hangover, have a pint, enjoy a steak, grab some takeout, have dessert, enjoy a patio and experience great customer service. So it's not surprising that once again Mile One, winning 17 awards overall, sweeps the food and beverage section, winning:

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Food with a View: Sea to Sky’s 5 Must-Visit Eateries (flightcentre.com)

Mileone Caesars 1On the patio, with the in-your-face 2,591-metre Mount Currie in, well, your face… enjoy a burger made with house-fresh buns, hormone- and steroid-free natural beef pastured just up the road, and potato wedges from spuds grown here on a local family farm. (They don’t call Pemberton ‘Spud Valley’ for nothing.)

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The Wellness Almanac: When the best place to be is in the kitchen - being cooked for (Whistler Question)

Salmon DuoTechnically, I'm a vegetarian. Have been for over 20 years. Pretty much since I was in a position to say "This is what's going into my body, and this is not," I've taken a left turn at eating anything that used to have a heartbeat.

But when Chef Randy Jones says "try this" and slides a plate of tuna, mussels or duck confit before me, I eat. I am surprised at  myself. But I eat. Careful trepidatious bites.

Delicious, delicate, flavour-filled bites. And I am blown away.

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VancouverSun.com Restaurant review: Mile One showcases Pemberton Valley’s bounty

Melissatrottier M1 Burger150x225If you were one of the 115,000 at the Pemberton Music Festival in July, you might have encountered Mile One Eating House on the town’s main drag.

I discovered it in another rock’n’roll way. Coming down from a hike at beautiful Wedgemount Lake, some rock hoppers above us unleashed a ballistic boulder just as my foot wedged awkwardly between rocks (not the reason it’s called Wedgemount). The rolling rock lost interest in bowling me over and stopped a few feet away. Afterwards, a Mile One burger was the perfect reward I thought I deserved.

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Gastropost _oysterNationalPost.com - Gastropost - Food Missions for Food Lovers - Mission#117 - The Best of Burgers

We were joyously submitted to Gastropost in the Vancouver Sun edition by Jessica Chen @jessicayjchen for our beloved Oyster Burger.

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Mile One Eating House Sweeps Best of Pemberton:  Pique Newsmagazine – Best of Pemberton 2015

Best Of 2015 Logan Swayze Coastphotocom"If current trends keep up, this section might soon be renamed the Mile One Eating House awards." Braden Dupuis says from this year's Pique News Magazine's Best of Pemberton Edition.

For the fourth year in a row, Mile One has taken home the lion's share of food-related awards in the Best of Pemberton.

This year's honours include: Best Overall Eatery, Best Value, Best Burger, Best Beer Selection, Best Breakfast, and Best Service. Randy Jones, co-owner of Mile One along with his wife Cindy Yu, also won Best Chef.

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The Pique News Magazine: Chef's Choice Randy Jones of Mile One Eating House

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Chef Randy Jones of Pemberton's Mile One Eatery is keen to emphasize that his restaurant's successes come down to teamwork.

"There's no question that Cindy (Yu, his wife and co-owner) and I had a vision of what we wanted Mile One to be and how it fit into the Pemberton community, the ingredients we wanted it to be, and how we wanted to reflect regional B.C. style food offerings," Jones said.

As the restaurant, which is now in its fifth year, has evolved and grown, team effort is what is most important, he adds.

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Yahoo! Travel:  The Best Little Farm-to-Table Town in Canada

This is Pemberton, British Columbia, and it doesn’t get much more deliciously small town. Pemberton is about half an hour from Whistler, with Mount Currie standing tall in the background, topped with snow — a beautiful backdrop to the block-long downtown dotted with neighborhood staples like Mount Currie Coffee and Mile One Eating House. Tracks bisect the area, but the train doesn’t stop here anymore.

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Sherman's Food Adventures:  Mile One Eating House

Rib Eye Steak Shermansfoodadventures300x200Despite being featured on Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here", I was not familiar with Mile One Eating House out in Pemberton.  It wasn't until my ride up to Araxi's long table dinner that it finally appeared on my radar.  Suggested by our awesome driver, it suddenly became priority number one on my visit to Whistler the week after.  Besides, with 5 kiddies in tow, finding a place where the food is both plentiful and reasonably-priced was important.  So instead of driving 10 minutes into Whistler Village, we headed North for 20 minutes to sleepy Pemberton.

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GLOBAL NEWS:  Randy Jones - Mile One Eating House Chef

Cornucopia, Whistler’s food and drink festival, gets underway in just a couple days. This morning, participating chef Randy Jones made mushroom and kale gomae.

 


 

Vancouver Coast & Mountains: Super Natural British Columbia:  Backyard Getaways:  Sea to Sky Country Beckons

Celebrate BC’s Bounty at Mile One Eating House

Just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway from Whistler lies a thriving agricultural community and outdoor enthusiast’s dream that is home to one of the region’s best casual dining experiences. The locally owned and operated Mile One Eating House...

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You Gotta Eat Here!  Season 3, Episode 23:  Mile One Eating House

The mountain scenery is as impressive as the food at Mile One Eating House Pemberton, BC.  There, host John Catucci gets his cheese pull on with an elk, wild mushroom and asparagus dish called the Wild & Tame Mac & Cheese, and chows down on a Discovery Bay caught Outlandish Oyster Burger.

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The Vancouver Sun: Backyard Getaways:  A new view along Sea to Sky

Further up the Sea to Sky Highway is Pemberton, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and food lovers.

The Mile One Eating House is a good choice for high-quality comfort food, including gourmet burgers, sandwiches and poutine.

Several years ago we travelled to British Columbia. During our trip west we made a stop in Pemberton to visit family and friends and fell in love. Beyond the beauty of a valley surrounded by mountains and crisscrossed by clear rivers, beyond ranches and wildlife and towering trees, beyond one of the most beautiful places in Canada, we found … the best burger in the history of hamburgers.

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Mile One Eating House Sweeps Best of Pemberton:  Pique Newsmagazine – Best of Pemberton 2014

Mile One Eating House, the best place in town for a beer and burger, received an unprecedented 13 awards in this year’s Best of Pemberton. The first restaurant you see on your way into town, Mile One has won glowing reviews in New York Magazine, The Globe and Mail and the august journal that you’re holding. Soon to be featured on Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!”

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The Best Burger in the History of Hamburgers: www.yummymummyclub.ca

Several years ago we traveled to British Columbia. During our trip west we made a stop in Pemberton to visit family and friends and fell in love. Beyond the beauty of a valley surrounded by mountains and crisscrossed by clear rivers, beyond ranches and wildlife and towering trees, beyond one of the most beautiful places in Canada, we found … the best burger in the history of hamburgers.

Several years ago we traveled to British Columbia. During our trip west we made a stop in Pemberton to visit family and friends and fell in love. Beyond the beauty of a valley surrounded by mountains and crisscrossed by clear rivers, beyond ranches and wildlife and towering trees, beyond one of the most beautiful places in Canada, we found … the best burger in the history of hamburgers.

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You Gotta Eat Here! 

You Gotta Eat… the Wild and Tame Mac and Cheese
Mile One serves six different types of mac and cheese; this one’s a true original with mushrooms, elk chorizo and fresh asparagus……..

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New York Magazine:  Spring Travel 2014

Mile One Eating House, the juicy burgers are made with Pemberton Meadows beef and the rolls come from the around-the-corner Blackbird Bakery.

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The Pique News Magazine:  The Twelve  Appetizers of Christmas

The holiday culinary adventure this week starts with Randy Jones of Mile One Eating House in Pemberton. He likes to use left-over turkey in poutine. His dish, he says, works well on Boxing Day for lunch or as an afternoon snack…….

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The Globe and Mail:   Special Holiday Travel Report

Where to eat:  In Pemberton, stop at Mile One Eating House for gourmet burgers at near fast food prices, a fantastic selection of local beers, and six B.C. wines on FreshTAP.

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Best Burgers:  604 Pulse

This gem of a restaurant features mouth-watering local ingredients. I’m partial to the Mile One Burger which includes Blue Buck beer braised onions, Pemberton Meadows natural beef and a bun from the Blackbird Bakery just down the street. Consider trying the Stump Grinder (a BC mushroom burger) and the Hillbilly Deluxe (an elk chorizo burger) as well!

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BEST of Pemberton 2013:  Pique Newsmagazine

BEST Burger; BEST Takeout; BEST Service & BEST Chef!  There are seven burgers to choose from at Mile One. The ingredient list of extras includes Happy Days Okanagan Goat Cheese, fire roasted red bell peppers and B.C. mushrooms…….

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Mile One Eating House awarded prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

This prestigious award, which places Mile One Eating House in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.


Marathon Mouth:  My Best Road Trip Meals of 2012

Best Comfort Food: Mile One Eating House (Pemberton, British Columbia).  Mile One has killer burgers, but I quickly switch gears when I see the menu features an astonishing six choices of macaroni and cheese…

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Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum – A Day in British Columbia with Nathan Fong.

Five minutes drive from the farm, Nathan pulled up to the: Mile One Eating House in the town of Pemberton saying: “here’s where we’ll eat lunch.” “I thought we already ate lunch.” I protested in a near whisper, but when he told us about the macaroni studded with 3 varieties of mushrooms, chorizo, cheddar and another regional cheese I succumbed immediately (it was irresistibly luscious).

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Wanderlust and Lipstick – RV Road Tripping in British Columbia on the Coast to Mountain Circle Route

“We stayed at the Pemberton Valley Lodge, a resort hotel with an outdoor lap pool in a very majestic setting, and dined at the Mile One Eating House where we had our first introduction to the Pemberton Potato, the main ingredient in locally made Schramm Vodka from the Pemberton Distillery.”

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Pique Newsmagazine – Best of Pemberton 2012

“Best Restaurant — Mile One Eating House.  There’s a new number one in Pemberton this year. In its second year of operation, the Mile One has thrown it down and the people of Pemberton have indicated their new favourite eatery is at the corner of Highway 99 and Portage Road…”

See also “Best Value”, “Best Burger”, “Best Chef”, “Best Takeout” and “Best Quote – Get Well Fed!”

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Toronto Sun – Summer in Whistler: From Cuisine to Cycling

“Say you’re going to Whistler in the summer or fall and people question what you’ll do there. If you’re not skiing, they wonder, what is there to do in the British Columbia mountain village?

For an adventurous traveler who appreciates the charm and sophistication of gourmet restaurants and quirky shops…”

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Chatelaine.com – 10 Best Places to Eat, Drink and Experience Whistler

“Still basking in the glow of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, this easygoing West Coast village has always been a haven for thrill seekers with a taste for the good life. Whether it’s a five-star feast with a bottle of sabred champagne or a local burger and brew, you’re as likely to have a great adventure in one of Whistler’s restaurants and bars as you are on its mountaintops…”

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Canoe.ca – On the Food Trail from Whistler to Pemberton

“In British Columbia, the local, organic food movement is hugely popular.

With its abundance of seafood, temperate climate for fruits in the Okanagan Valley and gourmet restaurants and food trucks, it’s no wonder culinary tourism is a big draw in the province, especially so, as I discovered today, in Pemberton…”

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Vancouver Magazine – June 1, 2012

“Highway 99’s Sweetest Spots”

“If you've not driven up the Sea-to-Sky lately, you’ll find that much has changed. We asked five insiders to tell us about their favourite spots…” Link to the full article HERE


Mountain Life Magazine – Gear We Like: The Mile One Burger

Yes, we do consider this burger as ‘gear’. Why you ask? Well, like any good piece of gear, you can rely on this burger to get the job done. After a day of earning your turns up on the Duffey, there is no better way to quell your hunger pangs than this.


UrbanSpoon.com

“Cheesesteak in Pembie? Oh yes! Mile One makes a mouth-watering one piled high…. Made us feel right at home! Pemberton hits the mark once again…”

“best burger EVER!”

“best veggie burger I've ever had”

“OMG I just had the Crispy North Cove Oyster burger and it is to “live for”! I have never had a fried oyster this good in Louisiana, Seattle, Cortez Island…”


TripAdvisor.com

“My wife’s salad was very good (the best she’s had in the two weeks we've been traveling and eating out daily), and I loved my mac&cheese with two bratwursts. The food was largely sourced locally (the chef knew where each meat had come from – I wonder if he had been able to name the animals…) and tasted real.”

“….we eat there every time we go to Pemberton. Sometimes twice! ”

“Sitting here at the moment staring out the window towards the mountains across the road. Just had the BLT burger with homemade wedges, I would say the best meal I have eaten in Canada in the 3 months I have been here so far.”


Twitter @LifeDelish

I’m in love with your menu! Seared west coast albacore tuna burger = YUM!


Pique Newsmagazine – Best of Pemberton 2011

Best New Business -Have you ever eaten a hot dog made of real beef? How about one made of beef raised just down the road? All this and more is available at the Mile One Eating House, located at the recently opened Pemberton Gateway Village Suites Hotel, the one with the clock tower as you arrive into town. The Mile One Eating House is already a huge hit, serving up dishes such as gourmet burgers made with Pemberton Natural Beef, designer mac-n-cheese and a Philly cheese steak. Other mentions here included Western Promises Food and the Blackbird Bakery, which won the Best New Restaurant category last year.

Best New Restaurant - We love the oxymoronic motto of this new and excellent Pemberton café. Billing its grub as “accelerated slow food,” Mile One got many-a-mention through our other categories as well. Besides the obvious – they serve gourmet burgers and hot dogs made with Pemberton Natural Beef, designer mac n’ cheese for grown-ups as well as kids, poutine, sandwiches, cheese steaks, beer, and wine – owners Randy Jones and Cindy Yu abide by the following honest, cross-your-heart-and-spit rules of the table: We take comfort food seriously; We believe the food you eat ought to be as genuine as the people you share your table with; Our menu respects the ingredients, the producers and the land that make it up; A hard-earned hunger deserves good, clean food; Made with care; Dished straight-up, every time.

Their other motto is Get Well Fed. Who’s going to scoff at that?

Best Burger – Like the steak category, Best Burger is one that comes with its fair share of complicated judging criteria. Tender but not too pink; soft but not too sloppy; meaty, but with a perfect balance of condiments and garnish. Then there’s the bun – overlooked by some but hardly an insignificant piece of the puzzle. To master all these complicated elements is an accomplishment many a backyard grill amateur spends a lifetime perfecting. If you don’t want to wait that long, head over to Mile One and get yourself a goodie with all the fixins.’

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Choose Pemberton Q&A

Chef Randy Jones and his wife Cindy Yu opened Mile One Eating House  in Pemberton, they hit the refresh button on a host of diner classics, bringing their fine dining foodie ways “down home” to suit Pemberton to a tee. So, what does happen when fine dining comes down to earth? You get a gourmet mac’n’cheese selection that makes established culinary columnists swoon, steak and beer dinner specials for $15, and the all-natural Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef Burger Collection and house “This is a Potato” Yukon Gold Potato Wedges.

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BC Living

After our trail ride we headed back to town for lunch and made our way to Mile One Eating House. I hadn't realized that Pemberton was such a hot spot for locavores, and Mile One’s owner, Randy Jones, is one of them. Jones is passionate about responsibly-sourced, local ingredients – like the west coast tuna for my sandwich, the venison for my husband’s mac and cheese, and the Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef in all of the delicious burgers. Mile One also has a retail area with local products like birch syrup, birch BBQ sauce, and local salt from the Vancouver Island Salt Co..

We sat out on the huge patio to eat our lunch. I had the scrumptious Seared Rare West Coast Albacore Tuna sandwich, $12, which comes on a bun from local Blackbird Bakery with purple cabbage slaw and wasabi mayo, plus the Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Wedges, $2.50. My husband had the decadent and hearty Wild and Tame mac and cheese, $13, with mushrooms, venison sausage, vine ripened tomato and grilled asparagus.

On your way in or out, don’t miss the giant map of the Pemberton area at the front of the restaurant. Jones says that customers sometimes pop in just to take a look at the map and he’s always happy to talk about his favourite spots in the area (he gave us some great ideas for our next camping and hiking trips). Just like chef Walt, Jones takes a lot of pride in his community and is a great advocate for eating well and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Tourism Pemberton – TourismPembertonBC.com

“Mile One Eating House opened its doors in March 2011 and quickly became an instant hit with residents of Pemberton and visitors.  They serve up the best burgers in Pemberton which are made using local Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef.  Make sure you try the Hillbilly Deluxe burger complete with cheese curds, blue buck braised onions and venison chorizo!”

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