A PASSION FOR PATTIES
The tagline at Splitz Grill is “Casual Place - Serious Burgers,”
and with fresh patties made daily and more than 40 homemade
toppings to choose from, they certainly live up to that slogan.
Local owners Lindsay and Peter Goff took over this legendary
Whistler burger joint in 2017, working alongside business partner
and Chef Matty Brown.
“Peter was a longtime fan of Splitz, and when the business came
up for sale, he couldn’t get it out of his head,” explains Lindsay.
“We loved the interactive nature of the build-your-own burger
concept, and we are proud to keep the legacy going. We feel that
burgers are for everyone, from your fancy, sauced and stacked
giants to the simple classics. At Splitz, they come 100 per cent
how you want them.”
When Lindsay decides to “pig
out,” she opts for the original
Splitz Burger, topped with
cheese and bacon with a
side of “Frings,” a guilty-
of fries and onion rings.
If she’s looking for
something more healthful,
she chooses their lentil
burger in a wrap served with
guacamole and fresh veggies.
It’s options like free-range bison and wild salmon along with
extras like grilled pineapple, homemade baba ganoush and fried
eggs that elevate the burger experience at Splitz. The burgers
can be served in a bun, wrap or gluten-free bun, and all the
patties (except for the lamb) are also gluten-free. Dine in, take out
or call for pick-up from this Whistler favourite, serving up serious
patty passion since 1997.
604-938-9300 | splitzgrill.com
BECOME A GINSMITH
Have you ever considered becoming a Ginsmith? The team
at Montis Distilling has you covered. Whistler’s first local
distillery is in Function Junction, a short drive south of Whistler
Village. Montis, which means “mountain” in Latin, is a labour
of love for local owners Byanna and Kwang Chen, who turned
their hobby into a business this past summer. Kwang’s love
of Whistler is what inspired the flavour profile of their Alpine
Gin. He wanted to add a little homage to the mountains in their
first batch with the inclusion of cedar
alongside a botanical mix of
juniper, coriander, cardamom,
ginger and orange peel.
“Our gin is big and bold,”
Kwang says. “Everything
is done in-house, from the
mashing to fermenting,
Montis also produces a double-
distilled vodka and planned a
December launch for a limited-release
“Winter Spirit” that tastes like a merger of whisky and mulled
wine with oak, cinnamon and clove, tempered by the sweetness
of the apple. Speaking of whisky, the company also had a test
batch that was aging this past fall with an eye towards moving
into larger whisky production in the near future. They can also
custom-make gins in small batches, perfect for a made-in-
Whistler gift or memento.
Visitors are welcome (by appointment) at the distillery but
Montis’s products are also available at Whistler’s three private
liquor stores and the B.C. Liquor Store in Creekside. Montis
spirits are also featured on the menu at The Raven Room and
other eateries around town.
778-996-7368 | montisdistilling.com