I’m on a quest to find the best french fries and I need your help dear readers. French fries are my guilty pleasure. They’re packed with calories, have way too much fat and salt and probably shorten our lives but who cares? Good fries are worth it.
There aren’t that many variables in creating good fries. The type of potato is important, the fat or oil has an influence, how they’re cooked (once, twice etc.) and at what temperature as well as seasonings added before or after cooking.
The mark of a good fry is that it can be eaten on its own without too much ketchup, vinegar or mayo. My wife insists that the best fries in the world are sold at just about any food joint inside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. While I have to agree, it would be nice to find some just as good here.
We’ve quite a few places to choose from when it comes to local fries but quality seems to vary. If you go to P&M’s, you can be sure to get fresh cut fries and lots of them. Close by, Zeal Burger has great fries; especially with the ‘Z Sauce’ that Mark makes. Golden Crisp in Mount Dennis gets good reviews. Local political activist Riley Peterson insists that the fries at Weston Lions Arena are the best by far.
As a community service, readers are invited to share where the best local fries are. We are excluding chains like MacDonalds which add things like beef flavour and dextrose (a form of sugar) to their fries.
So dear readers; where are the best local fries? Please share. As part of my personal mission, I’ll be trying some at the arena this Saturday to see if the rumours are true.
Sad Postscript: Weston Lions Arena is closed until October. I went round there today and they are melting the ice.
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Alfie belongs to Toronto Cat Rescue and is a temporary addition to the Murray household until he can recover from a front leg injury. He’s only a few weeks old and was found abandoned in a Toronto laneway with a severe cut to his front leg. In addition to these troubles, he needed to have a fly larva removed from his neck. In a few days, once Alfie is well enough, he’ll be off to the Royal York Pet Valu at 4242 Dundas Street from where he will be adopted.
He’s very friendly and has mixed in well with our other cats.
Toronto Cat Rescue adopts out thousands of cats every year and has hundreds of foster homes which keep cats in a home setting until adoption. Kittens like Alfie are adopted very quickly and so they move to a store where volunteers look after them until they can leave with their new family.
The adoption fee for kittens is $175.00 and the money helps cover vet bills and other expenses. TCR is always looking for volunteers; if you’d like to look after a cat or kitten, give them a call.