The winters in Griddle Creek are mild but the town does get the occasional snow storm. The extra snow is great for sledding but terrible for commuting. Some businesses do close or have reduced hours during the snow days. Not everybody in town is a fan of the snow.
Inside tip: Some of the town residents avoid coming out in the snow altogether, so our advice is to call ahead and confirm your planned destination is still open.
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The Sunnyside Diner welcomes all customers. They don’t have a lot of rules but the rules they do have are important. The diner does not allow customers to bring in outside food.
Inside tip: Believe it or not the Sunnyside Diner does have a dress code, no shirt, no pants, no shoes, no service.
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The Sunnyside Diner is serving classic Banana Splits this weekend. When the weather gets too hot outside, come inside for a cool refreshment. They are good any time of the day.
What to do: Why stress yourself out trying to recreate these at home? Let the professionals handle it for you. Order one for breakfast, we’re not judging.
Where to do it: Why the Sunnyside Diner, of course! Make your way there before the special is over.
Inside tip: Wear your comfortable eating pants, it’s a large sundae.
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The town of Griddle Creek is celebrating Comic Book Day.
What to do: Stop into your favorite local bookstore and purchase a comic book. Go online and order a comic book or subscribe to a webcomic. The comic book options are practically endless. Pick one of your favorites or take a chance and discover something new.
Where to do it: Any and everywhere. On the bus or train on the way to work. On your lunch break. In the breakroom. Take time today to enjoy a comic book.
Inside tip: For comic book recommendations don’t be afraid to ask DeCaffe, she has been collecting them for years. Just don’t ask her while she is in the middle of reading one.
The next stop on our Griddle Creek tour brings us to the local Police Station. Nobody likes to include a Police station on their sightseeing tour but these are the men and women that help to keep Griddle Creek the lovely community that it is. Don’t worry, we doubt that you will ever need them on your visit. In fact, you are more likely to see officers at the local hangouts than at a crime scene. However, if you ever do need them the Griddle Creek Police Department (G.C.P.D.) is always available to assist you. The two top officers in the department are currently Officer Long and his partner Officer Cakeman. This duo has an uncanny knack for solving crimes. This is much to the dismay of Officer Glazier and Officer King who are jealous because they want to be the top officer duo in the department.
The town of Griddle Creek is celebrating Cheeseburger Day.
What to do: Stop into your favorite place and order yourself a cheeseburger. The options range from the high-end at The Maple Hotel through to the more budget friendly at the Burger Manor.
Where to do it: The two most popular places in town with the locals are the Sunnyside Diner and Burger Manor. If you’re trying to decide, Burger Manor is a fast food establishment so you may save some time. However, for taste, the Sunnyside Diner is definitely the better option. The Sunnyside Diner has a cheeseburger special going today. Come in for the burgers and stay for the pie.
Inside tip: Don’t let it slip to Sonny or Christie that you eat at Burger Manor unless you want to start something you can’t finish.
Happy dance. We made it. Happy Friday Everybody!
Griddle Creek combines our two loves, breakfast and comics. For those who enjoy mixing fun and adventure, Griddle Creek is the ideal destination. “Sugar Rush” is the first volume in the Griddle Creek Series. We are proud to announce it is now available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold.
Today is National Positive Thinking Day! If you are new to Positive Thinking Day, it is a day set aside each year to concentrate on all things positive. Residents of Griddle Creek are taking time out to concentrate on the good stuff. Positive feelings and thoughts are for good for mental and physical health. So, join the Griddle Creek residents in spreading some positive vibes today.
What to do: If you are not sure what to do to celebrate, here are a few suggestions to set the tone.
• Say some positive affirmations.
• Hang around with positive people.
• Show gratitude for the simple things in life.
• Read or watch positive, motivational books and movies.
• Be kind to someone today.
• Simply smile.
Where to do it: Any and everywhere. Begin thinking about the good stuff and chase those pessimistic thoughts from your head. Encourage someone to be optimistic today.
Insider tip: Positive vibes are contagious. You’ll be much more fun to be around.
It’s game day! Grab your favorite snacks, invite some friends over, and cheer for your favorite team. A good host makes sure their guests are comfortable and provided refreshments. However, if the host has a special treat he or she wants to make sure ends up on their plate we suggest they set some aside early. The game is at Caffe’s place this week. He went to the Sunnyside Diner and picked up everybody’s favorite wings. His guests have arrived and the game has started. Caffe makes the rookie mistake of setting out Sonny’s fire grilled buffalo wings before disappearing into the kitchen to mix up some drinks. He returns minutes later to find the wings have been inhaled! He’s kicking himself because he knows better. Caffe throws the challenge flag but it is not upheld. Upon further review, there is no foul on the play, second down!