I'm visiting Toronto at the end of the month and celebrating my birthday there. As I'm still trying to stay svelte and am on a diet, I'm on a hunt for a really nice, funky, fresh but good portion place to celebrate. Italian's not so good (too much wheat/cheese/oils), nor anything with lots of breads/rice/starches (so, no burgers) and I'm looking for a resto that has the following:
-excellent, fresh food, good portions
-or something tapasy/fusiony/small plates that you can nibble and choose from. I like a bit of dabbling
-funky vibe and/or cool people watching, but lite on pretension
-feels like a nice enough place to celebrate
-not too expensive, you know, mid-range
-any type but with a preference for Asian, Persian, Indian, Spanish, Latin/Venezuelan/Brazil, non-descript mix-n'-match
LOL - so not that picky! ;-)
And can be in any 'hood in Toronto, with a preference for the Danforth, Queen West West, Bloor West etc...
Any ideas? Your tips are muchly appreciated! I'm quite the foodie and from Vancouver so really want to experience the best insider places in Toronto...