Went to Taste of the Danforth at 5:30 this evening. A family tradition.
Me, chow-spouse and our two chow-teens (18 and 15). Start early. Cool weather kept the crowds down about 25% in my estimation from earlier years, but still a fair bit of people
Some quick highlights to recommend:
Silk Road - Calamari! Grilled, not fried, and beautiful.
Sher-E-Punjab - Kabob on Naan; moist and savoury.
Seven Numbers on the Danforth - yes they're open and serving some tasty BBQ veal sausages and vegetable fritters. (didn't hit the lasagna.)
Ouzeri - Lamb and rosemary pie. (An annual favorite.)
Plaza Garibaldi - Their $5 sampler plate offered two Mexican mice, a taco and a quesadilla. Mice were the best; homemade hot sauce, guacamole and add-your-own cilantro zapped the rest nicely.
Zorba's -BBQ quail were crusty and well seasoned. And the Kokoretsi were (was?) good as well, if a bit too heavy on the liver for my taste.
Add the usual grilled corn, lemonade, the odd souvlaki, funnel cakes and ice cream waffles and you get the picture.
Bottom line: the good stuff is very good, but there's a LOT of mediocre (or worse) kabobs out there. Keep looking for stuff out of the ordinary.