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Eggscuse Me?!

Design Egg day

The Sunnyside Diner welcomes all patrons. However, they do reserve the right to refuse service.

What to do: Come in and enjoy the expansive menu. Daily specials are listed on the board behind the counter.

Where to do it: If you don’t know the address ask any local resident for directions.

Inside tip: Think twice before you order, or risk getting kicked out.


Brought to you by the Griddle Creek Board of Tourism.

Breakfast of Champions!

Design Oatmeal Cookie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, just because it has oatmeal in it does not mean it is a healthy breakfast.

What to do: Eat a healthy balanced breakfast.

Where to do it: The Sunnyside Diner has several healthy breakfast options and just as many non-healthy options.

Inside tip: Sonny cracks himself up. He was so busy laughing that he ended up burning his next batch of cookies. Sonny says he forgot. Christy says it’s karma.


Brought to you by the Griddle Creek Board of Tourism.

Feel the Burn!

Design GC Gym

Spring has finally sprung, and the residents of Griddle Creek are in the gym working on their summer bodies. Being healthy is really the main goal of most of the gym members, there are not many professional bodybuilders in Griddle Creek.

What to do: Are you feeling a little sluggish after your trip to the Sunnyside Diner? Stop by the Griddle Creek Gym and work some of those calories off.

Where to do it: The Griddle Creek Gym is very accommodating to travelers. Be sure to stop in and get a day pass. They are open 7 days per week. Enjoy the latest in workout equipment or try one of the several fitness classes offered.

Inside tip: The best time to get a workout in is after 8 o’clock in the morning because most of the locals will have left for work. The best time to people watch is in the evening, you never know what characters will show up.


Brought to you by the Griddle Creek Board of Tourism.

New Release!

Copy of Pretzel Twist Cover

Griddle Creek. A breakfast story! Griddle Creek combines our two loves, breakfast and comics. Griddle Creek is the ideal destination for adventure and fun. “French Dressing” is the fifth volume in the Griddle Creek Series. We are proud to announce it is now available on Amazon and Kindle.

Also available: Sugar Rush, Fools Gold, Spilled Milk, and Pretzel Twist.

New Release!

Now Available

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.

Positive Vibes!

Design Positive Thinking Day

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!

Design Game day

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!

Daily Special!

Design Daily Special

Griddle Creek has several choices for hungry patrons ranging from casual to upscale. No need to plan ahead, the majority of dining establishments do not require a reservation.

What to do: A popular casual food stop is the Sunnyside Diner. If you want to meet some of the residents you’ll be sure to encounter a few at the Diner. Get a booth or take a seat at the breakfast bar. There are lots of tasty dishes on the menu. If you’re unsure what to order you can never go wrong with the daily special. There is usually a soup and pie of the day on special. So, place your order, sit back, and enjoy the atmosphere. The Sunnyside Diner has been a staple in the Griddle Creek community for years. The ownership may have changed hands over the years but the quality of the food has remained consistent. Sonny is the current owner. Sonny and Christie are both super friendly and always willing to spark up a friendly conversation. By the time you leave you’ll feel like family.

Where to do it: When it comes to casual dining the Sunnyside Diner is hard to beat. The Diner is located in the middle of town. If you get lost any local can point you in the right direction. If you’re short on time order a slice of famous pie and a large cup of Sun juice to go.

Insider Tip: During the football season, the big seller is the fire grilled buffalo wings. Once you have tried them you’ll know why. You better put your order in early if you want a tray for football Sunday.

First in Line!

Design Book Release

Things are normal around town. The residents are out and about enjoying their day. Fluffy visits the local book store in search of some new reading material. It is good timing on his part because the book store is having a sale. A poster in the window catches his eye but unfortunately, this title is not available yet. The clerk at the register advises Fluffy the selection, Griddle Creek: Sugar Rush, will not be available until the 15th. Fluffy thanks the clerk and leaves the store, only to return 20 minutes later.

What to do: Fluffy returns to the book store with a tent and sleeping bag. He promptly begins to set up a base camp outside of the store. Fluffy plans to camp out so he is first in line on the 15th.

Where to do it: On the sidewalk, outside of the book store, in everybody’s way.

Insider Tip: When Fluffy makes his mind up to do something there is no talking him out of it. He has an amazing amount of willpower.

Labor Day Cookout!


Design PicnicIt is Labor Day weekend. If you are in Griddle Creek, come out and experience some of the local community events taking place around town.

What to do: A popular annual event is the Labor Day Cookout. The residents come together to enjoy some of the best food, drinks, and music around. The event is free to the public to attend. Don’t feel like packing a picnic basket? No worries, there is no shortage of food and beverage vendors. Walk the park trails, meet new friends, or just relax under a tree. The Labor Day Cookout is the place to be.

Where to do it: The Labor Day Cookout is held at the beautiful Fryer Park. There are other events taking place but this one is by far the most popular. It is easy to find but if you get lost just follow the crowd because that is most likely where they are headed. For the more active visitors, there is room to throw the Frisbee around, play volleyball, or spark up a game of touch football. It is a day filled with food and family fun.

Insider Tip: All the locals know the best barbeque comes out of Christie’s smoker. Christie does not mind sharing but whatever you do, do not touch her smoker. You’ll need to butter her up first. To get in her good graces I suggest you ask her about her wood chips or compliment her on her smoker, she likes that.