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Aunt Lucy of Kingston ON Shuttered After 69 Years

The long-time bastion of “normal food” in Kingston, Ontario, Aunt Lucy’s Dinner House, closed yesterday after 69 years of serving “time-tested recipes for that familiar taste of home.” In 1947, when the restaurant opened its doors for the first time, there really was an Aunt Lucy: Lucy Harper was the head cook and baker. The most recent owner, Bob Clark, purchased the restaurant in 2002. Mr. Clark passed away earlier this year. His nephew announced that the closing clears “the way for development of a new vision and future business opportunities,” in accordance with his uncle’s wishes. We are sorry to see Aunt Lucy go. See the LAF review of Aunt Lucy’s Dinner House.

Wooden Heads Gourmet Pizza, Kingston ON Canada

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We enjoyed the combination of prosciutto, rosemary, and roasted garlic, if not the crust.

We enjoyed the combination of prosciutto, rosemary, and roasted garlic, if not the crust.

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The Pilot House, Kingston ON Canada

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A Pilot House special of sun-dried tomato soup filled with rice - good rainy-day food

A Pilot House special of sun-dried tomato soup filled with rice – good rainy-day food

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Morrison’s Restaurant, Kingston ON Canada

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A Woolworth's lunch counter-style grilled cheese sandwich - a safe choice

A Woolworth’s lunch counter-style grilled cheese sandwich – a safe choice

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Le Chien Noir Bistro, Kingston ON Canada

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Le Chien Noir is a French-styled bistro (with Belgian leanings) that serves such classics as onion soup, steak frites, and mussels. But what really attracts us to Le Chien is its sophisticated take on North American favorites, which can be accompanied by a bottle from the selection of Canadian wines and beers. Continue reading

Kingston Brewing Company, Kingston, ON Canada

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In our experience, molasses plays a big part in Kingston barbecue.

In our experience, molasses plays a big part in Kingston barbecue.

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Chez Piggy, Kingston ON Canada

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This was Zally’s restaurant! Who is Zally, you ask? Zal Yanovsky was famous for three things: he was lead guitarist for the Lovin’ Spoonful; he was ostracized by the ’60s counterculture for allegedly ratting on his dealer when he was picked up for possession; and, in the ’70s, back home in Canada, he opened Chez Piggy. Zally died in 2002. Chez Piggy is now owned by Zally’s daughter, Zoe. Learn more about Zally by listening to The Mamas and the Papas song, Creeque Alley. Continue reading

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New Braunfels Smokehouse and the Wurstfest

One of our favorite all-time festivals is going on right now. The Wurstfest, in New Braunfels, Texas, is a German/Texan celebration of beer, sausage, and music. The eating, for carnivores, is spectacular, much of it supplied by the New Braunfels Smokehouse, which produces those sausage kabobs you see pictured at the top of this post. In all, the NB Smokehouse expects to sell over 40,000 pounds of sausage at the Wurstfest. Read more about the New Braunfels Smokehouse and the Wurstfest in The Herald-Zeithung. The festival continues through Sunday the 16th. Continue reading

Aunt Lucy’s Dinner House, Kingston ON

CLOSED

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“Time-tested recipes for that familiar taste of home,” says Aunt Lucy’s website, and that statement pretty much sums it up. Aunt Lucy means to coddle you, not challenge you. There’s nothing to eat here that you haven’t eaten before, at home. And hallelujah for that! Continue reading

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