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Best of 2015: Best Burrito in Kingston

I’m noticing a trend here: Kingston loves Mexican food. Darn right! Three of our Best of 2015 posts are centered around some of the great Mexican cuisine that has graced our downtown over the past couple of years. Today we look back at a poll that asked Kingstonist readers to

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Best Burrito in Kingston

Kingston may be thousands of kilometers north of the Mexican border, but thankfully, we don’t have to travel that far for Mexico’s mouthwatering cuisine. Although our options in the limestone city tend to be limited to a handful of independent and franchised establishments, those who are serving up authentic Mexican,

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2015

There’s so much going on in Kingston during the Summer, that it’s practically impossible to make it out and enjoy it all.  We could easily suggest 50 or 100 things to see and do around the city in August, but we continuously strive to develop a short list of absolute

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7th Birthday Contest Winners

Monday, March 2nd was Kingstonist’s 7th Birthday! As we do every year, we wanted to take this occasion thank you, our loyal readers and followers, for your ongoing support.  We asked you to comment, Tweet and share our posts on Facebook for a chance to win one of five awesome,

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Kingstonist’s Big Birthday Contest

Next Monday marks Kingstonist’s 7th birthday!  Whenever our birthday rolls around, Harvey and I take time to reflect on the ways in which Kingstonist has changed, grown and flourished over the years.  It’s always amazing to look at what we’ve accomplished and to note that none of it would have

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Best of 2014: Best Fish Tacos in Kingston

In 2013, Kingstonian’s celebrated the arrival of gourmet food trucks, most notably Farm Girl Mobile Food Co. and Mission Street North. In 2014, the latter rolling kitchen ignited both curiosity and debate regarding who serves the best fish tacos in all of Kingston.  Not surprisingly, many local restaurants were quick

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Guide to the Best Local Stocking Stuffers

This holiday season, many Kingstonians will look beyond big box stores and online retailers for special gift giving ideas. For many of us, the festive season is an ideal opportunity to have a positive impact on the community by shopping and supporting locally owned businesses.  Whether you choose to give

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Local Food, Local Chef Demo: Clark Day of Aqua Terra

When dressing a sandwich or a hotdog, most people wouldn’t believe it’s almost as easy to make your own mustard condiment than it is to squeeze it from a container. Chef Clark Day of AquaTerra was in Market Square this past Saturday demonstrating (among other things) just that: how to

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Local Food, Local Chef Demo: Andrew Kirby of Atomica

Kingston is blessed by a bounty of good restaurants, but sometimes you want that gourmet meal in the comfort of your own home. Fear not: the Downtown Kingston BIA is producing Local Food, Local Chefs cooking demonstrations every Saturday this summer until Labour Day weekend. At each demo in Market

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Best Fish Tacos in Kingston

We have some great, lively debates on Kingstonist.com and while we enjoy covering a wide range of topics, few posts garner as much feedback and interest as our food polls.  Kingston is crazy about good food and it shows not only in the longevity of some of our terrific, locally

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Dianne’s Fishbar Restaurant

Last summer, Kingstonians were tempted with a fresh, new dining establishment whose angle was “seafood shack meets Baja Mexico”.  From Tim Pater, the man who made le Chien Noir, Atomica and Harper’s Burger Bar irresistible destinations on the local culinary map comes Dianne’s Fishbar Restaurant.  Dianne’s is located kitty-corner to

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses. 

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