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Best of 2013: Best Food Truck in Kingston

Our final episode of 2013’s top headlines and trending news stories in Kingston returns to the familiar theme of gourmet food trucks.  Last year proved to be a successful test for Kingston’s burgeoning pop-up diners, with the likes of Mission Street North, Farm Girl Mobile Food Co. and Roamin Komodo

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Best of 2013: Selling Out: Kingston Pen Tours

The closure of Kingston Penitentiary was met with guarded concern regarding the impact on the local economy, as well as watchful concern regarding what might become of Canada’s oldest continuously used prison.  Soon after the last cells at KP were vacated, Kingstonians were offered a glimpse of its future potential

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Best of 2013: Casino in Kingston

Kingstonist is all about getting the community talking about anything and everything Kingston related.  Our Community Soapbox offers an opportunity for readers to air their opinions, grievances and praise about the topic of their choice.  The possible addition of a casino to Kingston has been, and continues to be, a

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Best of 2013: Mobile Sustainability

Our annual ‘best of’ series always tends to showcase our contributor’s latest gastronomic adventures, reinforcing Kingston’s enduring love affair with the local food scene.  2013 wasn’t any different, and as you may have noticed in our current review of the past year’s top trending stories, food trucks emerged as a

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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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Best of 2013: Hall Monitor: Late to the Party

Twice a month our loyal followers tune in to Twitter to catch #ygkc, a play-by-play (tweet-by-tweet) of the proceedings inside City Hall’s council chambers. This past year, City Council meetings went on a mini-road trip, as they were hosted at various venues around the Limestone City, while Council Chambers were

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Best of 2013: Farm Girl Mobile Food Co.

In 2010, burger and poutine restaurants were on the rise in Kingston, making our Burger/Poutine Wars poll one of our most popular and commented on posts ever.  The response was so epic that we even revisted the poll in 2011.  2012 brought us a debate on the best pizzerias in

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Best of 2013: What it’s like to “dye” running at Fort Henry

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not much changes from year to year at Fort Henry, and for good reason. But 2013 was markedly different as the Fort received a host of upgrades which re-imagined the national historic site, giving tourists and Kingstonians alike even more reason to make the

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The Year That Was

With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by

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