Renowned as the birthplace of Sir John A MacDonald, the Kingston Penitentiary, Queens University and was at one time considered to be a possibility as Canada’s capital. So the five of us jumped back into the van after a day of rest and made our way in.
The downtown core of Kingston is right net to the water front. And although there many recognizable brands along the main strip, the buildings have kept their original grey stone exteriors. It’s a very pretty place and we wish we had more time to explore. (Alex really wanted a picture of him inside Kingston Penitentiary – but we had a schedule to keep.)
Onto the food!
I had asked around and was told of two places that had excellent food; the wooden head pizzeria and harper’s burgers. Looking at the menu Dana and I were drawn to the Wooden Head. Words of advice – this place is busy, so make a reservation! Even on a Sunday evening this place was packed. Although the wooden head has an extensive menu of pizza – over 20 varieties – Dana and I were drawn to some of the other options. I went with the Lobster Bisque with truffle oil and crute, while Dana ordered the Lobster mac and cheese.
We set up at Queen’s university with enough time to put up our full backdruop. (Look ma, we didn’t take an hour to build it!) In the morning we had the students from the teachers program in attendance. It was fantastic to have a different feel to our audience, one that was able to enjoy it but was also looking at it from an educational perspective from within the programs that they will one day teach.
And with one performance done it was onto lunch! Thank goodness we asked a few of the students where to eat. They walked us over to a little grocery called Bearance. In the back were made to order sandwiches. I had the mixed salami with Swiss cheese served on a warm kaiser bun. Kingston – you do food right.