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Downtown Kingston’s Biggest Loss During the Big Dig 3

The arrival of July 2016 marked the official conclusion of phase three of the Big Dig, or so we thought. The latest round of the multi-phased construction project to replace and upgrade antiquated sewer infrastructure and utilities began this past January, targeting the section of Princess between Bagot and Clergy. 

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Best Poutine in Kingston

When searching for the best poutine in Kingston, the options are plentiful and irresistible. There are dozens of restaurants, fast food chains and chip trucks offering some form of Canada’s signature dish on their menu, however Kingston boasts only one true poutinerie specializing in all things fries, cheese curds and

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What if Kingston…

In the early 90’s, McDonald’s did their worst to tempt consumers with everything from pizzas to McRibs, supersized menu items as well as a brief experiment with home delivery. I can’t say that I was ever hungry or lazy enough to wait 30 minutes to enjoy the gluttonous luxury of

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Best of 2011: The Burger/Poutine Wars Revisited

Finally, this “best of” show wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Kingston’s obsession with burgers and poutine.  As luck would have it, this gastronomical topic ended up on our top 10 list in 2010.  This past year, we revisted the glutonous subject thanks to the arrival of The Works, and an

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

Two years ago Kingstonist published a three part series that explored the ever-changing landscape of downtown storefronts, with a specific focus on new business and vacant commercial real estate.  Back in 2009, high taxes, the recession, aging infrastructure as well as competition from new big box outlets were being blamed

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Kingston’s The Burger/Poutine Wars Revisited

Last August, a handful of new downtown restaurants began to emerge, while each specialized in their own brand of gourmet burgers, poutine and trans fat-laden delicacies. Kingstonist’s poll regarding the burger/poutine wars went on to crown Smoke’s Poutinerie as the most anticipated new establishment of 2010, while this post also

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The Works

Nearly one year ago, I wrote about an epic battle that was shaping up in downtown Kingston, whereby a handful of new burger and poutine joints had emerged to tantalize your taste buds.  While Harper’s, Smoke’s and Five Guys have succeeded thus far, casualties of the burger/poutine war include The

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Top 10 of 2010: The Burger/Poutine Wars

Over the next two weeks, Kingstonist will be counting down our top 10 posts from 2010. The list includes a diverse mix of topics that are near and dear to the hear’s of our volunteer contributors. Rest assured, we’re already working on some interesting stories for 2011, but we’re suckers

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The Year That Was

While there are three weeks remaining in 2010, for the most part, the big news stories and issues that shaped the year have already passed.  In the year MMX, Harvey Rosen handed over the gavel to Mark Gerretsen, the 35 year old son of a former Mayor and current MPP,

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

When I sat down last August and took stock of the new burger and poutine restaurants opening in Kingston, I never would have imagined the response from Kingstonist’s readers. To date, the epic saga of the Limestone City’s Burger/Poutine Wars has gone on to attract a record number of comments,

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What if Kingston…

All this talk about Harper’s Burger Bar, Smoke’s Poutinerie and Five Guys Burgers and Fries has Kingstonians loosening their belts, and for good reason.  Don’t get me wrong, I love indulging in grease-laden treats once in a while, but for many, fast food makes up too much of their daily

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