TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Four (4) Lobster tails with Corn on the Cob ($4000JMD)

TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Island Vibz located in Manor Centre has been a frequent Lunch spot for hubby, Randy Burgess for a few months now.

Huge, satisfying servings of well seasoned, spicy, flavourful Seafood that is definitely value for money!

Even though we usually do Take-out, they have a huge open air dining space overlooking the rest of Manor Centre, Constant Spring road and the now lush, green Constant Spring Golf Course.

Island Vibz is now Open Everyday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7am to 7pm!

Spice up the weekend and visit Island Vibz! #SugaEndorsed #StaySafe

Island Vibz Jamaica

Location: 195 Constant Spring Road. Manor Centre. Kingston 8. Ja

Ph: 876-866-8789; 876-383-2208

Instagram: @islandvibz_seafood

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Taster, Jody Hits DC’s Best Cuban Rum Bar & Restaurant!

Suga Taster, Jody Dixon at Casta’s Rum Bar in Washinton, DC a few weeks ago.

Open for just over a year now, Casta’s Rum Bar has racked up street credit for not only being Washington DC’s Best Cuban Rum Bar, but one of the hottest Bars in DC!

Suga cannot wait to travel again and hit this spot. Soooo jealous of Suga Taster, Jody Dixon! She visited a few weeks ago with friends and said her smiles were courtesy of Passionfruit and Tequila!

Check out the juicy, salivating Dishes and refreshing Cocktails that she and her friends enjoyed here!

The Menu is online! If you’re in DC, this looks like a spot to hit for sure!

Casta’s Rum Bar
Location: 1121 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Ph: +1 202-660-1440
Website: http://www.castasrumbar.com
*Menu is on Website*
Instagram: @castasrumbar

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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The Bread Pudding Factory is Coming to Town This Saturday!!!

I cannot contain my excitement! The Bread Pudding Factory from Linstead is going to totally BRING IT with their mouth-watering, scrumptious Bread Puddings THIS SATURDAY at The Liguanea Club from 12 NOON to 6PM (if they last!) at Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Exhibition!

Rum & Raisin, Coconut Pineapple Upside Down, Chocolate Chip with Salted Caramel and the Plain Surprise are the Flavours! ALL of them are good.

Single boxes cost JMD$650 and the Boxes of 4 cost $JMD$2250.

Come on out now, because the proof is in the Pudding! 😉😋💃Feel free to pre-order today for pick up on Saturday too! The Bread Pudding Factory without a doubt is #SugaEndorsed.

The Bread Pudding Factory
Location: Linstead
Ph: 876-508-3154
Instagram: @thebreadpuddingfactory

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie!

Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie [📸: Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold]

TGIF to this yummy Pavlova that Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold enjoyed from Tea Tree Crêperie! Service was decent too👍🏽

Fun fact: Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

Enjoy the Weekend! Stay safe!

Tea Tree Crêperie Restaurant

Ph.: 876-978-7333 

Location: 80 Lady Musgrave Rd. Unit #2. Kingston 10, Jamaica 

Email: info@teatreecreperie.com

Website (includes menu ): http://www.teatreecreperie.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Chive Restaurant still gets a High Five!

Suga’s Ratings for Chive Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at ~3:45pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Comments: 
Chive Restaurant continues to be #SugaEndorsed. I went with my hubby, Randy two Saturdays ago and it is certainly a pleasure each visit or even when we do takeout.

The flavours of Chive’s dishes set them apart. Their Crab Cake appetizer was divine! They used a curry for it that was not overpowering, so you could enjoy both the Crab meat, accentuated by the curry. Bravo.

The Lobster Tacos were excellent. Great serving too.

Their PESTO is RICH! We enjoyed a delish Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken.

Now their Mac & Cheese dishes, where you can choose a topping from Short Ribs to Shrimp is SINFULLY fantastic.

Not to mention their house made Cheesecake! Yummy with the perfect texture 👌🏾 They owe me that Tiramisu that I missed out on! 😉

Safety measures were in place and practiced as we Cope with Covid-19 together. Pay Chive Restaurant a visit or do Takeout! Definitely Value for Money.

Chive Restaurant continues to be #SugaEndorsed

Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga visits Toscanini’s former Chef at PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar along Tower Isle!

After 20 years of loyal patronage by locals and overseas visitors, Harmony Hall was sold and Toscanini closed.

Toscanini’s Chef, Pierluigi Ricci, nicknamed PG, opened PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar along Tower Isle in October of last year.

He was happy to find the space, which he continues to make his own. Suga missed out on her trip to Rome this year, but you don’t have to go to Rome to experience the vintage ambience PG has created.

PG’s menu is based on what’s available at sea or is farm to table, accompanied by an extensive Wine List.

The dishes served continue to be high quality, authentic Italian dishes. Their fresh homemade Pasta is one of the best on the island and along with Simos Bread and Catering, so is their Tiramisu.

For Independence Day Weekend two Fridays ago, Suga dined with family, a party of 4. See some of what we enjoyed here!

Escargot Bourguignon
Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Pappardelle Promodoro with grilled Shrimp (Shaved parmesan cheese & Tomato sauce)
Fresh catch of the day, Mahi-Mahi.
Tiramisu

We had Escargot Bourguignon, fresh Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Pappardelle Boscaiola (Bacon & fresh mushroom in a cream & tomato sauce), Pappardelle Promodoro with grilled Shrimp (Shaved parmesan cheese & rucola pesto) although they were out of Pesto so I received tomato sauce instead, Smoked Pork Chop in an apple cider sauce that was juicy to the bone and the fresh catch of the day, Mahi-Mahi.

Definitely value for money and worth the drive for Lunch one weekend if coming from Kingston. Pizza nights and rooftop dining may be on the horizon too.

PG’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Location: Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica

Ph: 876-727-4386

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Mouth-Watering, Delicious Bread Pudding from The Bread Pudding Factory!

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Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of indulging in mouth-watering, delicious Bread Pudding from The Bread Pudding Factory!

The Bread Pudding Factory opened in June of this year, a pivoting act around Covid-19 by Nikeisha Reynolds out of her home in Linstead, with the intention of acquiring a location. So the delicious Bread Puddings are currently available by delivery only.

You have the options of Rum & Raisin, Coconut Pineapple Upside Down, Chocolate Chip with Salted Caramel and the Plain Surprise.

Suga tried all flavours except for the Coconut Pineapple Upside Down. Although I love a Caramel crumble on top, they were all good! They had the right ratio of moisture to firmness and the flavours were really distinct. It was hard to determine, but the Chocolate Chip with salted caramel was my favourite.

Nikeisha, foodie turned baker, believes bread is a Jamaican staple that comforts the soul. She thinks it is quite versatile to use in the kitchen and so of course, she has other recipes for more flavours up her sleeve!

The cost for a mixed box of 4 is $2200JMD with an additional cost of $350JMD for delivery. Payment is COD or via Online Transfer. Order yours! The Bread Pudding Factory is #SugaEndorsed.

The Bread Pudding Factory

Location: Linstead

Ph: 876-508-3154

Instagram: @thebreadpuddingfactory

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Celebrates Emancipation Day, Rooftop Dining at the NEW Seafood Spot in Town!

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During and after Covid-19, if Suga visits a Restaurant spot and gives a Review AND Ratings, they are #SugaEndorsed! Here you go!

Suga’s Ratings for Offshore Seafood Lounge!

Date and time of visit: Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 5:15pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

Suga has been craving lobster since it has been back in season. A restaurant was out of lobster last week, so why not go to an actual seafood restaurant, better yet, a new one!

Offshore Seafood Lounge facilitates social distancing with their ample rooftop dining space, whether covered or uncovered. So no need to worry about bad weather. I went when the evening just about cooled down and I could enjoy the airy seating with a city view, taking in all of Constant Spring’s new developments. Wink wink foodies!

Princess was our server and she did a great job. Attentive and pleasant throughout our stay, because we were there for hours. I blame the Bar and an excellent bartender. You know it’s hard to find a tasty, blended Piña Colada nowadays?! Even some of the hotels water it down, but you can get an authentic, rich, thick Piña Colada at Offshore Seafood Lounge.

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We were offered complimentary Lobster Head Soup as a starter, which we enjoyed and everything we ate after that too. Well seasoned, fresh seafood, rich flavours, tasty sides, satisfying portions and great presentation, all for a reasonable price. Definitely value for money.

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‘Flittaz’ – Fritters with flakes of salted codfish (JMD$600) and Fried Sprat served with a house pickle (JMD$650).

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Fish Tacos (JMD$1000)

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XL Shrimp served with mashed potatoes and seasoned vegetables (JMD$2300).

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Garlic Lobster served with one side and seasonal vegetables (JMD$2900).

For the ladies who love their pics, there is an Offshore themed painted wall with great lighting upon entry. The DJ is also quite good. They surely seem to live by their tag line, Great Atmosphere, Great Food, Great Vibe. Give them a visit if they are open for the Holiday tomorrow, or this weekend! They are #SugaEndorsed.

Offshore Seafood Lounge

Location: Consumer Plaza Rooftop, 103 Constant Spring Rd., Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876-840-2863

Open Tuesdays – Sundays, 3pm to 10pm

***Delivery Now Available through 7Krave***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Home-Cooked Shrimp Scampi with Shrimps from Rainforest Seafoods!

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TGIF! Yes, that’s right! Home-cooked from Suga’s kitchen. My husband, Randy threw it down a few Sundays ago with his homemade Shrimp Scampi, using shrimps from Rainforest Seafoods. It was fantastic, not to mention the plating!

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Home-cooked Shrimp Scampi with Brown rice, Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes made by Randy Burgess

You can do it too! Make use of the end-of-month deals from Rainforest Seafoods and show your family you can produce restaurant quality dishes for nights you may not feel comfortable going out to eat.

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Save our Seas, while Coping with Covid19. 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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It’s Here! Doughnuts for Grown Ups from The Tipsy Doughnut!

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FINALLY, the anticipation is over and I was FULLY satisfied. Suga had a migraine all weekend, but I couldn’t help it, I had to dig into my box of Doughnuts from The Tipsy Doughnut! Was it worth it? Hell yea. Even if you wait a day, but BEST FRESH!

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Scrumptious, moist goodness, full of flavour and so wholesome!

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The Peanut Butter Bourbon took me straight back to NOLA and the Drunken Tiramisu was absolute heaven. My only complaint? More liquor please!

Stay tuned for the specially filled September doughnut, those are what I love even more. In the mean time, see ALL the flavours they have here!

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Follow @thetipsydoughnut on Instagram to keep up with NEW Flavours and ORDER quickly because they get Sold out Fast! You’re welcome!

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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The Tipsy Doughnut

Ph: 876.287.8039

Email: tipsydoughnutja@gmail.com

Instagram: @thetipsydoughnut

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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