February 14, 2013

My Kingston Diaries (Part II)

For our second day in Kingston, we slept in and headed straight for lunch around noon. Our first destination was Grecos, a local favourite for Greek delicacies.
I wanted to save some bread to go with the soup we ordered, but I couldn't help but finish it all before the soup arrived.
The three of us opted to share everything. First up, the French onion soup ($4.95) looked wonderful but was way too salty. I know that French onion soups are often salty, but this one more so than the average.
Our first main was a dinner size souvlaki pita ($10.95), topped with onions, tomatoes, tzatziki, and came with rice and salad. Unfortunately, because we were sharing everything, the souvlaki was cold by the time I got to it, so it was less enjoyable. That said, I really liked all the accompaniments, and the flavour combination was tasty. 
My favourite out of everything we ordered was the moussaka ($11.95)- alternate layers of potato, eggplant, ground beef, topped with béchamel. Of course, I also wished that this stayed hot for longer.
Grecos Grill & Wine Bar on Urbanspoon
After lunch, we met up with some of Alexa's friends for a drink at Sleepless Goat Cafe. Alexa ordered coffee beer, which she seems to be crazy over but I wasn't a huge fan of it. I ordered another latte, but this one was not as good as the one I had at Coffee and Company yesterday. I heard that the desserts here are quite good, so I would definitely want to come back for that.
Sleepless Goat Cafe on Urbanspoon
In celebration of Feb Fest, we got free tea from David's Tea, which kept our hands warm while we strolled around downtown Kingston! From there we proceeded to Pan Chancho Bakery & Cafe to pick up some baked goods. My toasted pecan blondie (sorry! no picture!) was absolutely delicious!
Even after all that drinking and snacking, we couldn't resist joining the long line for a Beaver's Tail. I haven't had one for many many years! Mona and I shared an apple and cinnamon one (approximately $6), which was a little too saucy for me.
And then it was dinner time! We had originally planned to head to Wooden Heads Gourmet Pizza, but they were fully booked for the evening (even though we walked in at 5:30 pm!) Needless to say, I was quite disappointed because Wooden Heads is supposedly amazing.  Anyhow, we ended up at the Pilot House for some pub food.
The Pilot House is most famous for their fish and chips and offers many variety.
I had a glass of Mill St. Organic Lager.
To start, I really enjoyed the spinach dip ($5.95) because you could actually taste the spinach! However, the chips were overly salty, and we couldn't finish all of it.
We also shared an order of perogies ($5.35) which were stuffed with sweet potato! Yum!
And naturally, we had to order their signature fish and chips with tilapia ($11.95). Luckily, it did not disappoint. The fish was very nicely cooked, and the batter was light, crispy, and not greasy at all. However, we didn't eat much of the fries because we were so full from the day of eating. And this concluded our two days of gluttony in Kingston. I had a wonderful time with my girls, and I will undoubtedly be back, mainly because I'm determined to try Wooden Heads! Next time I'll come ready with a reservation!
The Pilot House of Kingston on Urbanspoon



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