BEST IN THE WEST II

15 Mar 2005, 06:17:31 PM

Reporter: Sharon Dale

BEST MEAT PIE

The meat pie. It may be an Aussie icon but it has taken a Vietnamese baker in Scarborough to show true blue Aussies a thing or two about the humble meat pie. At Brighton Bakery, Dong works endless hours six days a week and personally prepares and oversees the cooking of each and every pie. He has won over 100 awards since 1995. A seasoned campaigner, Dongs most recent successes were the best gourmet beef pie at the Royal Show and a gold medal for the best meat pie at the Northam Show - among many other ribbons.

Brighton Bakery - 9245 2370

BEST FISH 'N' CHIPS

There is more to fish 'n' chips than just batter and sizzle- just ask Graham and Jason Robertson from Swish 'N' Chips in Mount Lawley. According to the fishing industry they have the best fish 'n' chips in town. The best thing about Swish 'n' Chips is the fresh choices. They have fresh seafood for purchase or you can choose your own and they'll cook it for you. This is not just a fish and chip shop the selection goes much further than battered fish 'n' chips, dim sims, and potato cakes. Both former chefs, they really have the best menu to suit all tastebuds and if it's just fish 'n' chips you want they too are mouth watering.

Swish 'n' Chips - 9227 8132

Best Fruit and Veg

To get your daily serve of two fruit and five veg you'll need to be heading north...far north to get the best... Geraldton in fact.The Geraldton Fruit & Vegetable Supply has been voted WA fresh produce retailer of the year – 2004. Joe & Maria Priolo have owned and managed the shop for the last 35 years. It is a family run business with their children Charlie, Mena, Cathy & Pamela doing their bit. Joe started working in the fruit and vegetable industry in 1956, selling produce from a horse and cart. The most important thing they focus on in their shop is providing the best quality of produce available. The award has had a great effect on both staff and customers alike.

Geraldton Fruit & Vegetable Supply - 9921 2940