#tbt to One of the Best Stops for Curry Goat & Rum in Jamaica!

Randy Burgess of Suga Lifestyle gives Lyming at Walkerswood and his favourite rum, J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum his approval on his way back to Kingston from his Birthday Trip last December.

When leaving or heading into St. Ann, you have to Stop, Eat & ‘lyme’ at Lyming at Walkerswood.

Their Curry Goat is definitely amongst the best you can find on the island. Spicy and tender to di bone! You get a spectacular view too. #SugaEndorsed

Lyming at Walkerswood

Location: Main Street, St. Ann

Ph: 876-917-2812

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily

Instagram: @lymingatwalkerswood08

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

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TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!

TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!


Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas is located in the same Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House with Matthew’s Sushi Bar and Grill!

It’s the cutest little cart to shop from that’s not on wheels.

Don’t get it twisted, Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas offers Gourmet Paletas not Popsicles. The difference? Popsicles are non-dairy frozen, flavoured treats, while Paletas, as they call them in Mexico are frozen treats made from natural ingredients such as Fruits or rich, creamy ingredients like my hubby’s Coffee Paleta.

Loved the variety! Imagine having a Margarita or a Whiskey Sour Paleta like me?!

It was refreshing and so tasty, with actual slices of lime inside.
Based on what you order, you can add toppings too.
We neeeed a Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas in Kingston. They are #SugaEndorsed.

Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-957-3278

Instagram: @chillpopsjamaica

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Sushi anyone? Holiday End Binge at Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant!!!


With the Holidays coming to a close last weekend, Suga and hubby, Randy visited Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant located in The Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House last Friday.

It’s been a bit over a year since Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed it. Let’s see how they have kept up!

Suga’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: January 1, 2021 @ 3:30pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

 Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown:

We ordered up!

Delish, spicy Cowboy Roll ($1500JMD)* with medium Steak, Plantain & Cream Cheese.
Calamari ($1250JMD)* and finger-lickin’ Honey Scotchy Wings ($1300JMD)*
Jumbo Shrimp Tempura ($1200JMD)*
Spicy Tuna Roll ($2400JMD)* that could be more Spicy. 
Tasty Teriyaki Chicken ($1500JMD)*

There was absolutely no room for Dessert, but I was happy to see that it is baked fresh daily from The Pastry Place in the same complex.

The food and service were superb.
There was no Fireball Whisky though! So next time I will be back for The Hustler Cocktail and more. Check out their menu on their Instagram Page (@matthewsnegril) and if you’re in Negril, stop by! They are #SugaEndorsed.

*Prices quoted were subject to 10% Service Charge and G.C.T

Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-564-1355

Instagram: @matthewsnegril

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

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Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle!

Happy New Year Suga Bears!

Suga closed out 2020 at Offshore Seafood Lounge, then went to Negril’s shores and took a look back at 2020!

Offshore Seafood Lounge served up delicious meals with great music and polite, attentive staff as usual.

Curried Lobster from Offshore Seafood Lounge on the roof of Consumer Plaza

But why look back to 2020? Because some of us made it through!
Please watch highlights of Suga Lifestyle’s 2020 Journey. I am grateful for all who have been a part of it.

I know everyone may not be able to say the same, but I am so thankful for creating and being given opportunities to navigate through 2020. It wasn’t easy and even more effort will be required for 2021. Let’s all look forward to a NEW and hopefully Happier Year! Blessings & 💖 from Suga!

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https://youtu.be/GGpRbCs1FkI

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Suga and Hubby visit the NEW Trio Grill Wine Bar for Christmas Eve!

Randy and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

On Christmas Eve we visited the new Trio Grill Wine Bar on 64 Hope Road. You would never believe Kingston’s newest Restaurant, Lounge and Bar was the original home of Chilitos. They surely did a lot with the place, including a visible private lounge that hosted a Birthday party.

Great ambience and I loved the friendly, attentive, festive mood of the staff.

We thought based on our wait, Chef Haleem Card went to hunt and kill the Lamb, but our dishes were superb upon arrival and thankfully worth the wait.

We had tasty Calamari and Crab Cakes for starters, followed by a delish Surf and Turf with my Hubby, Randy’s Steak cooked to order, medium rare and sizeable juicy, tender Lamb Chops. #SugaSnaps Chef Card.

Surf and Turf served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Lamb Chops served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

I’m looking forward to returning to try those signature jumbo Prawns.

Trio Grill Wine Bar

Location: 64 Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica. W.I.

Ph: 876-616-4784; 876-872-3659

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; 2PM – 9PM

Instagram: @triowinebar64

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Throwback Thursday to a Quick Pick Me Up at Calabash Itals Rastarant !

Suga with KD from Calabash Itals Rastarant in Ocho Rios on Friday, December 4, 2020

Cutting it close to curfew a few weeks ago in Ocho Rios, on Friday, December 4, 2020, Calabash Itals Rastarant came to the rescue with not only fast, but healthy Vegetarian food.

They gave us eco-friendly takeaway boxes filled to capacity that we could not even finish.

We had their Curried Chunks and Bean Stew. Flavourful and Delicious. Truly ital food that hit the spot.

Bean Stew with Boiled Food and Veggies
Curried Chunks with Boiled food and Veggies.

Big up KD for facilitating our late order and pick up!

If in Ocho Rios, check out Calabash Itals Rastarant (Ig: @calabashitalsrastarant). You can dine there too!

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

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Come to SLCC! Don’t miss your Chance to Dine at Stush in the Bush

Stush in the Bush in Priory, St. Ann will make you feel right at home surrounded by a picturesque, lush ambience and so much love from Chris and Lisa Binns, which they will lay all out for you on a platter.

(L-R) Lisa Binns from Stush in the Bush and Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle at Stush in the Bush Moonlight 2015.

Some dishes will leave you spelling and guessing. Then you won’t believe it’s Vegetarian/Vegan.

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A memorable experience that you would do over and over again.  For a chance to win this Culinary experience, come to Suga Lifestyle ‘s 3rd Annual Christmas Connection Trade Show Sip, Taste & Shop Experience this SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

20 Selected VENDORS representing the island’s various creative industries and Title SPONSOR, Miracle Corporation’s True & Natural, Saniwise will be ensuring that everyone keeps safe and sanitized with touchless stations & Spray bottles.

***MASKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY***

If anyone is not wearing a mask, a mask will be given to them courtesy of Miracle Corporation.

Social Distancing will be facilitated and enforced. You can’t miss this show as you walk into The jamaica Pegasus!

Support HANDMADE, HANDCRAFTED, JAMAICAN!

Support Suga Lifestyle & New Kingston Rotaract CHARITIES!

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

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JD’s Urban Pub has found a Home at The Liguanea Club!

Suga’s Ratings for JD’s Urban Pub!

Dates and times of visits: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00pm & Friday, November 27, 2020
No. of diners: 5; 1
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★☆
Décor: ★★★★☆
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★☆
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★★
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★

Suga’s Comments: 

The Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club is no longer and JD’s Urban Pub has found a new home.

JD for Jason Delvaille, opened JD’s Urban Pub at The Liguanea club almost 2 weeks ago, on Friday, November 20th. With the closing of Summerhouse for some time now, The Liguanea Club was in desperate need to have a new Restaurant/Bar open for members, visitors and guests.

I hosted a small launch of http://www.sugalifestyle.com at The Liguanea Club a day after their opening and decided to try them right away after my launch with hubby and friends.

It was refreshing to see the staff genuinely excited to politely welcome diners and maintain attentive service throughout. It was quite a comfortable atmosphere and quiet, calming ambience. A bit too quiet though, some background music was needed. No worries though, that was fixed when I visited on my own a week later. They smoothed out bar and billing glitches the second time around and the food on both occasions was excellent. Adequate servings, great presentation, tasty and value for money.

I had their freshly made Lentil and Mushroom Burger (J$1500) for my first visit and last Friday, with my waitress, Keron’s advice, I had the Boneless Curry Goat Wrap (J$1200). That wrap was delicious! The meat was tender, seasoned to perfection and full of flavour. Bravo Chef!

My friends have tried and enjoyed the signature JD Burger (J$1800) and 6-piece Hot Wings (J$1200).

JDs Burger
Hot Wings

Owner, Jason Delvaille has made rounds checking on guests and gathering feedback. We know how important it is for Restaurant Owners to always be present. I have seen many Restaurants/Bars come and go at The Liguanea Club, but if JD’s keeps this up, they may be there to stay.

Suga is looking forward to their Sunday Brunch from 11AM – 5PM and to visit their Pub for drinks with friends. You should too!

(L-R) Sherene Radcliffe, Ryan McKenzie, Randy Burgess, Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and Shane Walters enjoying the new Restaurant and Pub in town, JD’s Urban Pub. [November 21, 2020]

Location: The Liguanea Club, 5 Kutsford Blvd. Kingston 5. JA. W.I.

Jason Delvaille’s Restaurant, JD’s Urban Pub

Ph: 876-926-8144; 876-833-0627

Instagram: @jds_urban_pub

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

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Suga Enjoyed Breakfast in the Mountains for Heroes’ Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying rhe freshwater river pool by Rafjam Bed and Breakfast in Irish Town, Jamaica

Suga’s Ratings for RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am

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 Breakdown: 

After 3 years, I finally made it. Imagine it took a German friend visiting Jamaica to tell me about RafJam Bread and Breakfast. Then I was reminded about it by Jamaica’s 1st Blue Mountain Coffee Festival a bit over 2 years ago when they drafted their Culinary trail and posted signs all along the way. Look out for them!

RafJam Bread and Breakfast is nestled in Red Light District, Irish Town, also known as Backpacker District. It’s the Right turn after Craighton Estate, i.e. the 2nd Right turn after Cafe Blue. When you make that right turn leading downhill to RafJam, follow the signs and beware that the road is a bit ‘Raf’. But difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations right?! Indeed it did.

My husband, Randy and I, parked walking distance away so we wouldn’t block in anyone and arrived at the quaintest house tucked away in the Blue Mountains. We were greeted by owner, Susan, telling us immediately what was for Breakfast as if she was welcoming us home from a long trip on the road. It is indeed her home. Susan inherited her parent’s house and decided to transform the lush, tropical paradise into a magnificent Blue Mountain getaway. 

I was initially disappointed that we missed out on the Ackee & Callaloo, leaving limited choices of Salt Mackerel or Saltfish and Baked Beans, but I was prepared for simple, Jamaican cuisine. We both ordered the Salt Mackerel.

We sat outdoors with an instant reminder of how beautiful Jamaica is. We overlooked, lush, green vegetation by a river and small waterfall. Tropical Paradise. Sweet Jamaica. Jamaica Land We Love.

Randy Burgess and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle.

Our Breakfast arrived and it was far from simple. It was freshly cooked, homemade, farm to table goodness! Salt Mackerel with boiled food to equip you to make a small climb up to see their 15-ft waterfall, and a side of fresh watermelon.

It was cold, but we enjoyed the freshwater river pools, didn’t take the clean, fresh air for granted and had a few drinks from their Tiki Bar before we headed back downhill to make curfew.

RafJam’s Tiki Bar

Upon leaving we heard them telling a few European visitors what was for Lunch, a more expanded menu, with more Jamaican goodness. We were very tempted to stay, so will return to RafJam, hopefully one day soon. #SugaEndorsed

RafJam Bed and Breakfast

Location: 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town, Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876.897.4767; 876.516.5442

Website: http://www.rafjam.com

Instagram: @rafjambnb

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Start the Week off Right with Breakfast from the New, Quaint Cafe Tucked Away from Busy Kingston Life!

A Happy and Bright Monday to you from the NEW, tucked away Cafe, Trotters Cafe!

Suga’s Ratings for Trotters Cafe

Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Comments: 

Trotters Cafe is located at Park Place also known as the Golf Academy by The Liguanea Club, adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

As you enter you are greeted by brightly coloured umbrellas similar to the umbrellas of Calle Angosto in Cartagena, Colombia. Definitely a décor win and a great marketing strategy for the current era that maximizes on Photo ops for Instagram and other social media platforms.

Seating is in open air by wooden tables with the most adorable Cacti centre pieces.

The Staff is extremely courteous and attentive.

I loved that their menu is posted on their Instagram page, so I knew what I was going to order before I got there and I didn’t have to handle the menu.

They serve Coffee Beverages, Smoothies, Traditional Eggs, Pancakes, Waffles, Omelettes, Bagel Sandwiches, Croissants, Paninis, Crepes, Wraps, Pastries and more.

They have options for Lunch too such as Soup, Salad, their Signature Burger and Pizza.

Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

I had the Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

My husband, Randy had the Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Presentation was excellent with a more than satisfactory serving size and most importantly, Breakfast tasted great! Eggs my way, over easy and fluffy pancakes. The service could have been a little quicker with us alone there, but I saw and appreciated that everything was hot and freshly made.

Randy had 100% Blue Mountain Coffee ($400JMD) and I enjoyed my French Vanilla Frappe ($600JMD).

Their Dessert counter is also quite eye-catching. I was full, Randy had their Bailey’s Cheesecake that sas decent.

We were offered a complimentary glass of wine. It was 10am but Why not?! They have other alcoholic options too.

Trotters Cafe is #SugaEndorsed

Trotters Cafe

Location: Park Place, The Golf Academy at The Liguanea Club. New Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876 – 648 – 5243

Instagram: @trotterscafeja

***Menu on Instagram Highlights***

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

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