Fare on the Square

Spending the long weekend in Kingston, Ontario had one unexpected reward:

More than just a public tasting event where you buy your tickets and wander the line of restaurants’ tables to sample each of the restaurant’s cooking, Fare on the Square is an homage to local products.

The city sources all the products from local producers and growers (most or all of whom are vendors in the city market).  12 local restaurants were given the challenge, in an almost Iron Chef fashion, to show these ingredients off in their best light. The results were served for $2 each to anyone with a ticket, and all the proceeds were given to charity.

Our favourite dish was the Beef & Shiitake Mushroom Meatloaf Sandwich with Tomato Jam from .  Close on it’s heels were ’s Seared Bison on heirloom potato salad and The Kitschen’s “Roll Down The Window” Pork & Beans, and King Street Sizzle’s Hearty Pork Stew.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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