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Best Milkshake in Kingston

Warm, sunny days are finally within reach, and that means that many of us will soon be enjoying frozen treats to help us stay extra chill. Aside from passé ice cream, popular gelato and predictable iced coffees, people are increasingly going old school and ordering milkshakes. Topped with whipped cream

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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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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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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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Kingston’s New Craft-Beer Scene

Downtown Kingston is the destination for foodies in pursuit of menus bursting with locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal variations and gourmet deliciousness.  While trends within the restaurant industry come and go, new dining experiences offered by the likes of The Red House, Harper’s and The Iron Duke have earned reputations as being

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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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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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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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