Kingston Culinary Guide: May Long Weekend

By Lexy Correa

When the warm weather hits, Kingstonians – and Canadians – take advantage of every moment we can to spend time outside. The May long weekend traditionally kicks off days of swimming, hitting the hiking trails, nights around a camp fire, and time spent with family and friends. While not all of that is possible at the moment, Kingston’s local businesses have curated special offerings that will liven up any celebration – indoors or out. From barbecue to beer, they have everything you need to welcome the countdown to summer.

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Smoke ‘N Barrel: BBQ + Brews: May 22 at 4 pm

May long weekends call for ringing in the coming of summer with celebratory cold drinks, smoky BBQ treats, and live music. And that’s just what you get with the next installment of the Kingstonlicious virtual event series.

For this one-time-only virtual experience, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co will join forces with Prince Edward County’s Stock & Row Cider (Bloomfield) and 555 Brewing Co (Picton) to create an exclusive six-pack curated to pair with a Texas-style BBQ extravaganza platter designed by Neil Highet of Smoke ‘N Barrel. Dig in while listening to live performance by Kingston musician Alex Mundy.

Black Dog Tavern – Family Fried Chicken Dinner

Black Dog Tavern will be offering a fried chicken dinner for the family that includes a large Caesar salad, family size fries and slaw, large mac and cheese, house ranch and bourbon jalapeno hot sauce. Add on a bottle of house wine or six-pack of tall cans for only $20 when you order!

The Everly – Cheese and Charcuterie box for two

The Everly’s cheese and charcuterie box for two is back and makes the perfect to-go picnic box. Featuring two artisan cured meats and two local cheeses, focaccia bread, seed crisps (gluten free), marinated olives, pickled ramps, and house mustard.

AquaTerra – Grill-ready BBQ kits

Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial start of grilling season! Elevate your backyard bound long weekend and make the neighbours a little jealous with a locally sourced, grill-ready BBQ kit + some local craft beers.

Lone Star Texas Grill – Margartia Kits

We’re all missing drinks on the beautiful patios of Kingston, but now you can bring the patio home with you for the long weekend. Lone Star is offering take-home Mar-Go-Ritas, with a litre of classic margarita mix and a 200 ml bottle of Hornitos Reposado tequila, house-smoked salt for rimming, and fresh sliced orange and lime wedges. They also have non-alcoholic options available. Both options serve six margaritas.

Skeleton Park Brewery – Savoury pies & craft beer mixed packs

Skeleton Park Brewery has partnered with Hanna’s Meat Pies of Sydenham to bring you a delicious new craft beer and meal deal! While quantities last, get two, five-inch, locally made savoury pies with their Heritage Series mixed six-pack of 473 ml cans for $29.99, or four pies with a mixed 12 pack for $57.99. Delivery is available to customers in the greater Kingston area only.

Spearhead Brewing Company

Spearhead Brewing Company is helping you skip the lines at the LCBO and Beer Store during the long weekend. With Customer Mixer packs of six, 12, and 24 cans, you can choose your favourites, mix and match, and try something new! Kingston orders are filled within 30 hours, delivered daily between 4-9 pm with all orders placed after 3 pm will be included in the next day’s delivery batch. Contactless delivery is available with proof of ID required!

Mio Gelato – Kingstonlicious cocktail kit

Enjoy Mio Gelato at home as part of our Kingstonlicious program! Their sorbetto cocktail kit includes a 750ml bottle of Pelee Island Lola Blush VQA (12%), two 1oz bottles of Aperol (11%), one pint of passionfruit sorbetto, and one bag of gummies.

The Grizzly Grill – family meals for four

Enjoy barbeque at home with meals from The Grizzly Grill including BBQ ribs, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin and vegetable kabobs, chicken, pepper, and onion kabobs, and delicious sides.


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Tango Nuevo

Include Tango Nuevo in your long weekend plans. Their long weekend special is duck confit flatbread (confit duck leg, brie, basil cashew pesto, arugula pear parmesan, and house-made flatbread) and bacon -wrapped dates (crushed pistachios and balsamic reduction). They are open Thursday to Sunday from 3-9pm for takeout and delivery.

Union Kitchen + Cocktails – BBQ packages

Fire up the grill and fill the cooler! As part of our Kingstonlicious program, Union Kitchen + Cocktails has BBQ packages ready to order for two or four people. Enjoy your choice of chicken, kebabs, salmon, or burgers; each package is ready to BBQ and comes with potatos, veggies, and a mixed green salad. Order by calling 613-547-5152.

Looking for more culinary packages? Check out our Kingstonlicious program and explore $45 prix fixe menus, from three-course dinners to lunch for the family. May’s menus feature fresh spring ingredients that are sure to make your mouth water.