College/Harbord/Annex/U of T Recs
Hello Toronto Chowhounds! My wife and I are U of T alumns and will be in town for a short visit in early July (the last time we were in TO was June of 2002). While we'll certainly visit old favorites, such as Kensington Kitchen, our stay will accommodate plenty of new tastes and adventure. I'm looking for places that we may have missed or have recently opened, especially true CH Stamp of Approval places--great food on the road less travelled. Price is a concern (no expense account--this is our own money), but cuisine is not, although recs with decent seafood/vegetarian options are welcome and appreciated. We will mostly be on foot but do not mind a healthy walk if it leads to great food.
It's a lot to ask, I know, but any help will be much appreciated.
Have you been to the Gallery Grill at Hart House? It's more upscale, but not too expensive and tends to get overlooked when you're actually attending UofT ;)
Also, there's a new place on Harbord which is supposed to be good - I think it might just be called 97 Harbord?
There's also Kensington Market - El Trompo (Mexican) and La Palette (French) are both good. And a semi-new Jamaican fish place opened up in the same area which looks good too. These places are all on the same street - I'm not sure what it's called (Augusta?) but it's the street across from the Second Cup and mini-marts on College, near Spadina.