Kingstonlicious in February

By Andrea Gunn

It’s February. It’s cold and snowy and we’re at home. What could be better than some delicious comfort food made for you by a local chef?

The River Mill Restaurant

Kingstonlicious continues throughout February with new restaurants and new menus. All this month, Kingston chefs are showcasing their takes on comfort food. How does a plate of Texas ribs (plus mac and cheese on the side) sound? Smoke ‘N’ Barrel has you covered (and their three-course Kingstonlicious offering includes caesar salad and banana pudding). The Everly joins Kingstonlicious this month, offering a three-course meal featuring kale salad, housemade pasta with meatballs, and tiramisu for dessert. The River Mill is offering four entrée options (beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetable) in its three-course Kingstonlicious meal. With 25 restaurants taking part this month, there are more ways than ever to eat well at home.

Tourism Kingston launched Kingstonlicious in January to support local restaurants by coordinating new prix fixe dining options for takeout or delivery. These offerings take the guesswork out of what’s for dinner while highlighting for Kingstonians the diverse offerings of local restaurants (while eating safely at home). Tourism Kingston has partnered with Natalie Goldenberg-Fife, of Gold & Fife, a specialist in curating exceptional dining experiences, to present the ever-expanding Kingstonlicious options.

As Kingstonlicious enters its second month, Ms. Goldenberg-Fife has also created some special food and drink packages that combine at-home delivery with virtual learning from the experts. Want to learn how to make a perfect Aeropress coffee – and then an espresso martini? Stay tuned for a Kingstonlicious package from Northside Espresso x Kitchen. Would you like to know more about sake, the Japanese rice wine? The team at Miss Bao are planning a special menu to go with a sake tasting. There will be at least four food and beverage learning packages offered throughout February and March. Bookmark to stay in the know.

You’ve got dinner sorted. How about entertainment?

Jazz musician Matt Dusk takes to the (virtual) stage on Feb. 18 as part of the GrandOnStage series presented by the City of Kingston’s Cultural Services Department. Matt, a four-time JUNO nominee, performs songs from his new album JetSetJazz in a musical performance recorded exclusively for the GrandOnStage audience. After the show, take part in a live artist conversation and audience Q&A with Matt. Get your tickets: