Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

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Best of Food

The Gazette's
Best of London

Best of Food
Best Chinese food at 3 a.m.
Best hangover breakfast
Best ice cream
Best lunch at a strip club
Best milkshake
Best mussels
Best pizza
Best place to get a sandwich
Best Portuguese chicken
Best selection of draft beer
Best sugar high
Best vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurant

Best of Arts & Leisure
Best arcade
Best DJ
Best driving range
Best live venue
Best local band
Best place to buy clothes someone may or may not have died in
Best place to do tobagganing
Best place to have a gay ol' time
Best place to light a spliff
Best place to pick up a cougar
Best place to see a Scottish man in leather pants
Best place to watch pigskin fly
Best street performer
Best Sunday hoedown
Best selection of magazines and vinyl
Best tattoo/piercing place
Best used book store
Best used CD store

Best of the Rest
Best all-purpose sex shop
Best cabbie for drunken conversation
Best gym
Best hair salon
Best place to buy a creative gift
Best place to buy house accessories
Best place to buy long, striped knee-socks
Best place to buy men's dressy clothes
Best place to drop dead
Best place to find a unicorn
Best place to get a pet
Best place to plot a revolution
Best place to pretend you're in London, England
Best place to pretend you're not in a city
Best place to rent costumes

Best on Campus
Best custodian in the UCC
Best female athlete
Best makeout/study spot on campus
Best male athlete of all time
Best on-campus meal
Best on campus meal for $5
Best on-campus napping site
Best on-campus Tim Hortons lady
Best place to cry
Best place to photocopy a textbook
Best place to spend the most money on the least amount of food
Best place to stand in line
Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Least worst student politician

Best milkshake
Prince Albert's Diner

Sue McClatchey /Gazette

Some like them so thick that using a straw becomes fruitless. Others like the sweet, syrupy way just a meager sip melts on their tongue. No one, not even the most lactose intolerant, hates milkshakes, but those who love them, have to go to Prince Albert's Diner. "The milkshakes [here] are a huge deal, not just with university students, but [everybody]," said Prince Albert's co-owner Bill Spigos. There is no magical or secret reason the milkshakes at the diner are so popular, except for their simplicity, he said. "I think it's what's not in them that makes them so good. It's just plain ice cream, milk and syrup," Spigos explained. "It's a treat for people," he said, adding a lot of people worry about the chemical and preservatives in what they eat, and parents can feel safe treating their kids to a nice, cold shake. The bright yellow diner has been located at Richmond and Albert Streets since the early 1950s, and called Prince Albert's since the early 1980s. Prince Albert's primarily serves university students at night, when students can enjoy a milkshake in the old-fashioned tin after a night out. Spigos said the diner is the only place providing a variety of food until 3 a.m. - with nothing on the menu for over $6.99. The laid-back staff and eclectic music that ranges from heavy metal to hip-hop adds an interesting twist to the already diverse interior decor. "[We] try to cater to everybody," Spigos said, adding Prince Albert's appeals to families and people of all ages.
565 Richmond St., 432-2835
-Emmett Macfarlane