I moved to Brampton last year and have done the chains. They are as predictable here as one would expect. I am surprised that in such a large and growing city the best I could find is Aggie Martin. Not that I have a problem with Aggie's, they are the best and I am a little surprised they have settled here as they would do very well in Toronto, Mississauga or Oakville.
However there seems to be little in new offerings other than Italian or Indian. I am bored and craving some Japanese, Fusion, Italian not based on Pasta or Veal (around here you would think that is all they eat in Italy if the local menus are any representation of Italian cuisine) how about a Sunday Brunch other than Cora's or Giggling Tomatoes, maybe real Thai and a steakhouse that is local and independent! Help from those of you who have been here longer and are tuned into the dining scene.