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Kingston - lunch and maybe dinner

pâté chinois Aug 20, 2006 11:49 AM

I'll be in Kingston this week and, since archive posts date back a year or two, I thought I'd ask for recos here.

So, what's good in Kingston? I'll be there for one lunch and maybe one dinner.


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    neighborguy Aug 20, 2006 12:25 PM

    Chez Piggy. Period.

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      smayes Aug 20, 2006 01:05 PM

      I'd recommend Woodenheads for thin crust pizza at lunch and le Chien Noir for dinner.

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        kgoffin Aug 20, 2006 09:05 PM

        When in Kingston I head to Le Chien Noir for dinner. If I am spending more than one night I also enjoy Chez Piggy ( although I really don't enjoy the atmosphere the food is great), Woodenheads for thin crust pizza, and Pan Chancho for a great breakfast or fabulous items for a picnic lunch. We have also had some very good Indian food in Kingston but the name of the place escapes me. The restaurant is located on the second floor of a building on Princess St. above a shoe store I believe.

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        1. re: kgoffin
          thenurse Jul 27, 2007 07:10 AM

          Curry Village. Although I've heard it's moved to Ontario St.

          1. re: thenurse
            snoopyloopy Jul 27, 2007 11:59 AM

            Actually, Curry Village is still on Princess St. The restaurant on Ontario is Curry Original. There were two brothers who originally owned Curry Village. In 2000, or so, one brother left and started Curry Original which is on Ontario.

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          cookbook Aug 20, 2006 10:25 PM

          LOVE Pan Chancho for lunch too. Every time we drive to Montreal, my husband makes the requisite pit-stop at Pan Chancho for their inspired burger on their lovely back patio. YOu've got to love a place that bakes all its own bread, makes its own desserts and serves it up with flair!

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            chimichimi Aug 20, 2006 11:56 PM

            Casa Domenico's ($$$), Le Chien Noir, Chez Piggy's, Curry Original, Darbar, Woodenheads, Saigon Delights (lunch, cheap), Windmills, Pan Chancho, The Sleepless Goat (lunch or coffee), the list goes on... Kingston is an amazing place to dine out. It's a small town, but they've got a high concentration of talented chefs and most of the resto's are reasonably priced (unlike Ottawa :(

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              foodio Aug 21, 2006 04:45 PM

              Cambodiana - for the sweet potatoe soup!!!

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                pâté chinois Aug 24, 2006 03:06 PM

                Thank you to all who responded.
                I ended up having lunch and dinner in Kingston on Monday. I was in a hurry to get to a meeting, so I had lunch at Swiss Chalet (nothing exciting, but at least not bad). For dinner, I went to Wodden Heads. I do know know Kingston well, so, after reading your replies, I headed outside my hotel (Four Points) and thought I'd walk around a bit. 20 steps later, I was in front of Wodden Heads, so in I went. I felt like veggies, so I ordered one of their tantalizing salads: roasted beets, marinated carrots, smoked oyster mushrooms, on a bed of spinach, asparagus and grilled Belgian endives, and sprinkled with goat cheese. YUM! I'm still thinking about the smoked mushrooms! I'll definitely go again next time I'm in Kingston!

                1. superchick Aug 25, 2006 09:25 PM

                  crap, i'm sorry i missed this thread

                  WoodenHeads apple pizza (dessert) is amazing - i always pick one up on my way to mtl.

                  Curry Village is the indian restaurant you're thinking of

                  Hopping Eddy's catfish is quite good - they use to do a seafood cappucino as an appetizer complete w/ a little whole crawfish.

                  Dong Nai is good for vietnamese

                  Phnom Penh is good for viet/cambodian/thai

                  Wok Inn - WHAT A GEM! mom & pop shop, again viet/cambodian

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                  1. re: superchick
                    thenurse Jul 27, 2007 07:12 AM

                    I'm hoping you mean cioppino, not cappucino. Seafood and coffee and milk seems a little disgusting.

                  2. NovoCuisine Aug 25, 2006 09:52 PM

                    Is the hoagie place still there? I remember my dad taking me from TO to Kingston and back on a Saturday just for a hoagie.

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                    1. re: NovoCuisine
                      HenryT Aug 31, 2006 02:44 PM

                      The Hoagie House on Division Street? Yes, it's still there. I've never eaten there, though.

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                        R_Chambers Jul 27, 2007 06:41 AM

                        Division street is where the last Hoagie House stands. When living there in the 80's there were 3.

                        Try the cheese steak with extra onions.

                        Great place after a night out to absorb all of the alcohol.

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