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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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Taste of Kingston 2018 deliciously successful

All writing and photography by Marisa Sandlin Kingstonians and tourists gathered alike for the Diabetes Canada’s 20th Taste of Kingston festival, held this past Sunday at Confederation Park downtown. With over a dozen restaurants participating, event-goers were able to sample everything from a bacon-wrapped pickle courtesy of Leon’s Centre, to

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Best of 2013: Mobile Sustainability

Our annual ‘best of’ series always tends to showcase our contributor’s latest gastronomic adventures, reinforcing Kingston’s enduring love affair with the local food scene.  2013 wasn’t any different, and as you may have noticed in our current review of the past year’s top trending stories, food trucks emerged as a

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

Back in 2009, I took a leisurely stroll down Princess Street, snapping pictures of downtown storefronts and assembling a digital time capsule of vacant as well as newly established businesses.  What resulted was a hugely popular three part series, which I eagerly revisited again in 2011.  As another two years

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Mobile Sustainability

Trailer fare has steered into a fresh new direction with an undeniable facelift, transforming your average chip trucks into slick mobile eateries as top chefs trade restaurant kitchens for the tight squeeze of mobile cooking quarters. Gone are the deep-fried chips and corndogs, in are gourmet dishes that you would

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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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