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Downtown Kingston is home to numerous dining establishments who devote their entire menus to one type of food or another. From gourmet burger bistros such as The Works and Harper’s, to delicious poutineries including Smoke’s and divine pizzerias such as Woodenheads and Atomica, there is no shortage of specialty restos

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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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Community Soapbox: Improvised Explosive Delight

A Soldier Reflects on Kingston Cuisine after Returning Home Eleven months of eating dust, bombarded by rockets fired by an elusive, entrenched enemy, and all I can think about is the perfect sandwich. Separated from your family and the comforts of home, one has a great deal of time to

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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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Fare on the Square (2 of 2)

Yesterday we gave you Part One of our review of Fare on the Square. Today I’ll show you what other yummy items we sampled last Saturday. Our next stop was The Kingston Brew Pub. They were offering Local Bison Burgers. Once again, I didn’t sample since I don’t really like

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Fare on the Square (1 of 2)

As I’m sure many of you know, this past Saturday, Market Square played host to the Third Annual Fare on the Square. This event promotes locally sourced food by featuring dishes prepared by nine downtown restaurants.  At $2 a sample, it’s easy to try a bit of everything. In addition

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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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Hall Monitor: Going Live

Considering all of the extended, high-energy, high-impact council sessions we’ve seen lately, Tuesday night’s get-together was far more subdued and routine – but a lot got done in the hour and a half or so that council was in open session. First, as we reported yesterday, the by-laws to allow

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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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