For this, and the next 4 issues of The Overcast, we’ll highlight a decent cheap meal somewhere on The Avalon. We are going for diversity here: fast food, cafes, upscale date spots, hip, traditional, downtown, and beyond the overpass. Our inaugural pick is Leo’s Fish and Chips on Freshwater Rd.
- Cod bites with “few” 9.25 (+tax). The “few” fries option at Leo’s is a good one. It is cheap and you still get a true pile of hot fresh chips. Their fish is never below par. This meal is enough to split with your small fry, or fill up one hungry belly.
- Bacon Cheeseburger 4.75 (+tax) with small fries 3.95 (+tax). The bacon cheeseburger and small fries could best be compared to your favourite roadside grease den offerings of the same. A compact nugget of carbs, meat, and cheese, placed lovingly beside fries not quite as golden as possible, but darn close (full crispy points awarded). A satisfying classic done right.
Atmosphere: old school. Best kind.
Article by Emily Deming & Felicity Roberts