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Positive COVID-19 case identified at Lone Star Texas Grill

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified by KFL&A Public Health in a patron at the Lone Star Texas Grill in downtown Kingston, according to a release from Public Health, dated Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021. KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant on Saturday, March

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Here in Kingston at 251 Ontario Street

Here in Kingston, at 251 Ontario Street, is a building that, today, houses one of the city’s most popular family restaurants. But over 125 years ago this building was the home of one of Kingston’s most important services – the fire station. By looking around the restaurant today, a few

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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 of 2015: La Hacienda

La Hacienda has been an excellent addition to downtown Kingston’s incredible restaurant selection.  Kingstonian’s cries for authentic Mexican food were answered when this new establishment took up shop at Princess, near Clergy.  Since its opening in 2014, the buzz has escalated and it’s a rarity to walk by and not

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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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La Hacienda

When asked “what type of cuisine was lacking in the Limestone City?” my answer had long been real South/Central American food. Many of my friends agreed. Yes, there is the famous after-bar stop El Asador serving up everything from burritos to fajitas to curries and Indian breads in The Hub.

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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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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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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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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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