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Best of 2013: Local Restaurants Face New Kind of Competition

For a small city in between major centers, we sure are lucky to have such a wide variety of fresh, locally sourced restaurants.  The food scene in Kingston has thrived and this includes everything from smaller, ethnically diverse cuisine to gourmet restaurants, burgers and breakfast.  Most recently, we’ve seen an

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Mission Street North: We are on a Mission for Tacos

Today was a special day in that I got to eat at the Mission Street North burrito truck. Mission Street North is the newest addition to the few mobile dining options in Kingston and they are making a name for themselves. They serve up California-style Mexican food, namely burritos and

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Limestone City Cupcakery

Limestone City Cupcakery is permanently closed. Looking for a place that’s still open? Check out our restaurant reviews and recommendations for establishments that are still open and serving great food in Kingston. After cycling by Limestone City Cupcakery nearly every day this summer, I decided to finally drop in and

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Food Ed in Kingston

This summer, local restaurants and food-based business are catching wind of Kingstonians’ desire to know more about their food. Special food events and classes of all types are popping up all over town, set to take place over the next few months. Olivea tweeted that they will be offering a

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The Economics of the Farmers’ Market

Kingston’s Public Market is an important fixture in the downtown core. As the oldest public market in Ontario and a bustling attraction to locals and visitors alike, summer in the Square would not be the same without it. On top of the Public Market, we also have the new Memorial

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Eating Healthy by Accident

Dining out in Kingston is really fun. Good food, good vibe, and a fair amount of diversity. Many of us toggle between old standbys and adventurous new dishes. Many of us also start long term relationships with certain dishes and restaurants. (I am going on 6 years with Woodenheads’ Calamari

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Local Restaurants Face New Kind of Competition

Restaurant business is a tough business. Profit margins are low – often 10-15%, and costs are always increasing. They say that 1 in 4 restaurants that open will close within a year. In Kingston, the density of restaurants downtown is very high, and although the natural lifecycle of openings and

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