In Summary
  • There was this place in Westie that used to have such good ones.
  • It started with an s and I cannot for the life of me remember what it is called now. It was those sides of The Mall.
  • Another s joint was Sherlock’s Den, which is now Avanti.
  • Avanti isn’t half bad, it just tends to have the misfortune of continually being closed down because it has thrown its lot in with a much leaner supermarket chain.

This is going to be a quick one.

When I was younger, a really good friend of mine and I would take tours of this city, looking for the places with the bombast masala chips in all the land (yes, this is going to be a nostalgia post).

This friend of mine and I, we would usually talk a lot right around the time when the hunt was beginning – outside of that, not so much.

But if there is one thing foodies know, it is that food very easily bonds two people together. Relationships of all kinds are built on less, and as George Bernard Shaw said, there is no sincerer love than the love of food.

Anyway. This friend of mine passed away a few years ago, and of course it was terrible. It was terrible for multiple reasons – 1, someone had died. Someone greatly loved in his community, his church, by his family and far flung multifaceted friends.

It was a great loss. 2, he was far, far too young to die – but I suppose we say that about everyone. And, much lower on the scale of importance, we hadn’t gone on the hunt in a while – which brings me to the point of this post – we had never found the perfect plate of masala fries!

There was this place in Westie that used to have such good ones. It started with an s and I cannot for the life of me remember what it is called now. It was those sides of The Mall.

Another s joint was Sherlock’s Den, which is now Avanti. Avanti isn’t half bad, it just tends to have the misfortune of continually being closed down because it has thrown its lot in with a much leaner supermarket chain.

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