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Good Taste Tour offers taste of the town in support of Loving Spoonful

Residents and tourists alike have a new opportunity to eat, drink and shop locally to support the Kingston business community while also supporting a good cause. The new Passport to the Good Taste Tour offers the holder discounts at local businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Loving Spoonful to cancel

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Kingston craft beer scene year-in-review

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Kingston’s breweries.  Although the craft beer industry across Canada is still growing, Kingston seems to be going through a bit of a re-adjustment period. At the beginning of 2019, there were 11 craft breweries within a twenty-minute drive of here: Kingston Brewing

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Kingstonist’s guide to open mic nights

Kingston’s music scene is one of the best in the country, and a great series of open mic nights is crucial to the support of a healthy music community. It’s where many new musicians step on stage for the first time, and veteran musicians get to test new material and

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Kingstonist poll: Kingston’s best live music venue

As we discussed in our 2018 Year in Review, Kingston’s music scene has come a long way since the 90s, and the number of live music venues has increased greatly in recent years. Just last year, three new venues opened (all breweries!), and the number of live music options in

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2018

With 2018 planted firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Kingstonist to take a look back at the year in local music. Our thriving local music scene continued to provide great new music for us to hear. There were new releases in 2018 from The Wilderness, The Huaraches, Greg

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Kingston brewers respond to Ford’s ‘buck-a-beer’

  After the long weekend – during which, no doubt, many suds were sunk – Ontarians were treated to a press announcement in which current Premier Doug Ford proudly declared that his campaign promise to bring back ‘Buck-a-Beer’ was being kept. His choice of location for such a proclamation? Picton’s

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Guide to the Best Local Gifts for 2017

The holiday season is a great time to have a positive impact on your local economy. Kingston has an impressive variety of offerings to choose from, making it easy to find something for everyone on your list. From the foodie to the music lover to the socially conscious, Kingston has

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Guide to Holiday Beer in Kingston

Christmastime usually sees gifts of wine and champagne, sometimes a nice bottle of liquor, but with the wave of quality craft beer Kingston and surrounding areas offer, there is no reason you can’t bring a bottle (or two) of local brews to a holiday gathering. Heck, if there are beer

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Six Questions for Riverhead Brewing Company

Ensconced between the 401 and where Princess Street meets the Cataraqui Centre, Riverhead Brewing Company is one of Kingston’s newest breweries. It’s a dream realized for owners Jeff Fasken and Richard Marzek, one where they are excited to be part of Ontario’s lauded craft beer scene. With Fasken’s business and

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