Let the Adventures in Eating Begin!!!
At 2:00 (they serve lunch until 2:30), Whispering Canyon Café was uncharacteristically quiet (those of you who have had dinner at WCC know what I mean ). With the restaurant at least half-empty, we were of course immediately seated without an ADR and given these Lunch menus…
(Oops, I seem to be missing some of the Entrees part of the menu. Not a big surprise since at this point I was running on only a few hours of sleep in the backseat of our van. )
But hey, I got most of the Cocktail Menu covered…
Anyway, our server (I don’t remember his name, but was probably something like Yosemite Sam ) encouraged us to chow down on a big ‘ole platter of their All-you-can-Eat BBQ (which I actually didn’t know was still available at lunch, but apparently is). We graciously declined though, knowing that if we attempted to put that much food into our overly-tired bodies, we would go into a sleep coma and not wake up until it was time for them to evict us from our room on Tuesday. So being more tired than hungry, we decided to go a much lighter route and ordered two meals for the four of us.
My daughter and husband shared this…
1/2 of a Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich on a Brioche Roll, served with Cowboy-style Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, and Sweet Ancho-Barbecue Sauce, and also served with your choice of House-made Idaho Potato Chips, French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Cucumber Salad – Their Rating 4/5
We were all too tired for much discussion regarding each other’s food, so let’s just say they thought it was good and cleaned their plates.
But the star of this meal, was the sandwich shared by my son and me…
1/2 of a Grilled Herb-marinated Chicken Sandwich on a Corn-dusted Roll with Roasted Peppers and Chipotle Spread and again served with your choice of the previously listed sides – Our Rating 5/5
And a topless view!
This was wonderful, a big hit with both us! I’m not sure what the herbs were that that chicken was marinated in, but I highly suspect they are illegal. Seriously though folks, that chicken sandwich was mighty good! Tender, juicy and full of flavor…a definite winner in our book. And my son is quite the expert when it comes to sweet potato fries (he orders them whenever they are an option) and he said these were excellent! After he had quickly devoured the 1/2 share on his plate, I caught him sneaking fries off of mine. The nerve of that young whippersnapper!
Oh, and in case you were wondering, our server was friendly but barely “messed” with us. I’m sure he took one look at our glazed-over, bloodshot eyes when we sat down and thought better of it. But once we had a little good food in our stomachs and it began to sink in that we were actually finally here, we decided to take matters into our own hands.
And another FYI, the restaurant was relatively subdued at this time of day. While we refrained from taking part in the Pony Express ride (although the elderly man with no children at the table next to us happily jumped on a stick horse and trotted around the room ), we couldn’t resist the urge to sing a couple of verses of “If you’re happy and you know it, say YEE HAW!”