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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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Top Five Things to See and Do in April 2017

Reel Paddling Film Festival, 6 April, 2017: The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international festival that tours to 120 cities all over the world, screening the world’s best paddling films of the year. The festival, which features films about whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, and action and lifestyle,

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Best of 2016: Food Truck Trend Stalls?

Food trucks have been a hot topic for Kingstonians over the last 4-5 years. We saw a huge influx of trucks in and around the downtown core, in parks, and in parking lots in the west end. From tacos and burritos to barbecue and gourmet fare, food trucks were becoming

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Food Truck Trend Stalls?

Where have all the food trucks gone? That’s the question many Kingstonians have been asking this Summer, as local mainstays including the makers of the best burrito in Kingston, Mission Street North, have yet to roll out of hibernation.  Has this city’s food truck revolution cooled down, or is there

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Best Microbrewery in Kingston

In recent years we’ve been increasingly obsessed with celebrating the best microbrewery in Kingston and the surrounding region.  Since 1986,  the Kingston Brewing Company was the only producer within the city limits, but that all changed in the Summer of 2014 when Stone City Ales hopped on the scene with

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Top Five Things to See and Do in January 2016

With the holidays behind us and winter finally showing its face (rearing its ugly head?), we’re looking ahead to some great things to look forward to in the month of January. We scoured our events calendar to find what we think are some of the best events being offered in

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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 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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Best Beer Bar in Kingston

Kingston has an ample supply of bars, pubs, micro-breweries and even restaurants where one can go when they need to satisfy that insatiable thirst for beer.  The city has a wide array of well-established watering holes and new additions, which pour the finest draft and craft beer one could ever

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Best of 2014: Stone City Ales

The craft beer movement has exploded during the last decade and Kingston bars and restaurants have responded with great enthusiasm, featuring craft brews from near and far.  In the last couple of years, ygk has enjoyed the opening of places like The Alibi and The Brooklyn, who specialize specifically in

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Stone City Ales

Far too many local business owners have learned the hard way that the success of a new downtown establishment is never guaranteed, rather, it requires the right mix of quality ingredients, carefully crafted to meet the ever changing needs of thirsty patrons. In recent years, businesses have cashed in big

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