So mom wants something "different" this year....this shouldn't be too hard since we almost always go for Chinese since that's what our family has grown up with and she's used to cooking.
However, she would like something 'different' this year...she isn't someone I would describe as a chowhound, so I have to qualify her view of 'different' as basically, something non-chinese (preferably non-asian) but not steak and potatoes.
Looking for a place this weekend that is downtown since my sister and brother-in-law live downtown and my fiancee and I will be going to the bridal show at the convention centre <insert enthusiasm here>.
I was thinking maybe Segovia for paella, but it's a bit north, otherwise, I was thinking along the lines of Jaime Kennedy winebar...but dinner should be casual, not expensive - less than $30 mains. A decent wine selection is not required.