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Weekend Dining - June 28th and 29th


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Weekend Dining - June 28th and 29th

Tabinet | Jun 21, 2008 09:56 AM

I have two visitors from out of town [my mother and her husband] and I am looking for two suitable restaurants for dinner on June 28th and 29th. Here are the parameters that I am working with:

- they are quite non-adventurous/meat and potato type eaters - my mum tends to go for chicken/pasta and her husband goes for seafood/fish - neither one really cares for red meat or pork
- they always say they want to try something new/different [they are from a small town with limited dining options], but then always proceed to pick the dullest thing on any menu
- a restaurant that only has spicy food would be a no-go [some spicy, some not would be fine]
- they love Milestones and places like that - I do not like chain restaurants and I am not eager to spend money at one
- I am looking for inexpensive or moderately priced restaurants [bill for two people totalling less than $100 please]
- places that are not too loud and bright, but also not too quiet and romantic/dark [if this exists]
- for Saturday something a bit nicer, for Sunday something more casual
- must be near a TTC stop [streetcar, subway, bus okay] and either downtown or Annex [they are staying @ the Sheraton on Queen and we will be going to a baseball game on the Sunday afternoon - so near those two locations would be great, but not necessary]

They have been visiting us for a few years and I am officially out of ideas for them. I turn to you noble Chowhounders for some new ideas. Please help or I may end up eating @ The Old Spaghetti Factory or something equally horrific.

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