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 mussels
Garlic's restaurant

Allen Chen/Gazette

There are few places in London that offer good seafood, or even good food for that matter. If you're looking for something to scratch that seafood itch, look no further than Garlic's. While they may not be a seafood restaurant, they have the best damn mussels in all of London. The sake mussels have been on the menu since the restaurant opened, said Emma Pratt, the restaurant's floor manger. "We're going on 10 years now," she added. The mussels are imported fresh every few days from Prince Edward Island, Pratt explained. The mussels are steamed in Japanese sake - or rice wine, Pratt said. In addition to the sake, there is garlic (quite a bit actually), ginger, a tablespoon of butter and parsley, she explained. "We do have people that love them,"Pratt said, adding they are not one of restaurant's signature items. The average plate includes 14 mussels, she said, but explained that due to the time of year - winter - the mussels are arriving a little smaller than usual. Usually the mussels are a little larger than at the moment. "We usually compensate if they are small,"Pratt said. During the cold, winter months, the steaming plate of mussels, arrive with approximately 18 per order. The slight taste of ginger and the heavier taste of garlic, blend together well.
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