The folks up in Whistler have long known the glory of the Australian meat pie, all thanks to Peaked Pies (page 68). This casual Aussie joint has the warm, hearty fare that après-ski dreams are made of. But their addictive—and rainy-day friendly— pies are equally popular here in Vancouver. Fillings range from traditional ground beef and gravy, to adventurous offerings such as kangaroo in balsamic reduction. Order your pie straight-up or “peaked,” that is, topped with a tower of mushy peas, mashed potato and gravy. Trust us: it’s the best meat pie this side of the Outback.