Gold Winner Willy's Fresh Cut Fries & Burgers
Silver Winner Freeman's Little New York, Quinpool
Bronze Winner Mezza Lebanese Kitchen, downtown
According to a lot of Haligonians—Jean Michel Beaudoin included—a stop at Willy’s is an integral part of the nightlife experience.”It’s a fun part of when you go out, and the lineup’s long so you continue to be downtown and at the end of it you have a poutine that tastes like its from Quebec,” says Beaudoin, who makes the burgers, fries and Halifamous poutine here. The Willy’s window serves lunch and dinner daily, but is open until 4am daily with you nocturnal folk in mind. “People see we’re light and happy to be there so it makes everyone happy to be there,” says Beaudoin. And who’s ever sad with a poutine in hand, anyway?