Good Morning! Just Here, Making Moves on a Monday…

I am Gabrielle Burgess, Founder & Owner of Suga Lifestyle.

Suga Lifestyle Promotes Businesses and Entrepreneurs focusing on the MSME Sector (Ig: @sugalifestyle, @sugaboxja), provides Health and Fitness Training/Nutrition Sessions & Seminars (Ig: @fithappenswithgabby) and Sale of Art (Ig: @gwartbygabby).

Now have a great week Suga Fam and Be the Best! 💪🏾

XoXo, Suga 💖

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

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Throwing it Back to Kenny’s Italian Café for My Birthday!

With an NBA Finals game on my Birthday and when in Negril, I had to choose Kenny’s Italian Café (Ig: @italiancafejamaica)! So familiar to me with great Italian food, good Bartenders, good vibes and TV screens. That’s all I needed 😁🎉

We had their Soup of the Day, a tasty Caprese Salad, followed up by delish, flavourful, herby Shrimp Spaghetti Puttanesca and I swapped my Shrimp Alfredo to Tomato sauce. I still asked them to work on a Pesto or light White Wine sauce for the Pastas, but they were delectable nonetheless.

Watch “Throwing it Back to Kenny’s Italian Cafe for My Birthday!” on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/2f8STUZDtCM

Thanks sooo much for making my Birthday even more special. There were two others in the house and we rocked it to different songs. Appreciated that Mr. DJ!

Kenny’s Italian literally got the entire staff to chime in for the Birthday serenade, like WOW, plus a Free Birthday Shot. Okrrrr Partayyy 💃🥃🥃🎉

Thanks for showing Suga Amore always…I returned the following night for Drinks too. Dangerous Bartender you have there, but not calling any names 😃💖

Kenny’s Italian Cafe continues to be #SugaEndorsed.

Kenny’s Italian Café Jamaica

Location: Norman Manley Blvd., Negril. Jamaica

Ph: 876.957.4032

Instagram: @italiancafejamaica

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Like Fine Wine, Suga’s Birthday Month continues at Trio Wine Bar & Grill!

Happy Winesday!

Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga, owner of Suga Lifestyle at Trio Wine Bar and Grill last Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Check out the 50% off your 2nd Bottle of Wine Bottle Today + Pasta Specials from 4PM-7PM at Trio Wine Bar and Grill (Ig: @triowinebar64) at 64 Hope Road!

Watch “Like Fine Wine, Suga’s Birthday Month continues at Trio Wine Bar & Grill!” on YouTube here:

https://youtube.com/shorts/u4thftXRwfI?feature=share

It’s White Wine season for the Summer, best with Seafood. You have to try their Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon 👌🏾 If Reds and Meats are your choice, carry on too. Get Happy. Happy Hump Day! 🥂

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Suga Finds the Key to the Pie at Blue Skies Beach Resort!

Fairly new from welcoming first guests last year and published earlier this year by The Jamaica Observer, we learnt that US civil rights attorney, Dana Kurtz opened Blue Skies Beach Resort (Ig: @blueskiesbeachresort) and realised her dream. This led to her also driving the dreams of aspiring Jamaican Chefs.

I can appreciate the old authenticity of shacks and huts on Negril beach, but appreciate modernizing it even more. Negril is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and we should move with the times and strive to keep it as such.

If strolling on Negril’s 7 mile beach, you cannot miss the Blue Skies Beach Resort. Bright blue and new furnishings on its wooden sea deck with not one, but 2 bars and blazing music. They also advertised having the best Coffee on the beach, but we were on a Rum run.

Fast forward to night time, we approached from Norman Manley Boulevard where they have a bit of construction happening for greater things to come. There was a Baby Shower happening on the top deck, but we were still able to get suitable parking.

With the event happening, more staff should have been on deck (literally) that night, but Chef Sanika Clarke picked up double duty and greeted us like guests to her own home. She took our order and still attended to us even when our server, Veronica introduced herself to us mid-service. Veronica was quite hospitable as well.

Blue Skies Beach Resort focuses on Jamaican cuisine, but had International and Italian options as well.
We enjoyed the enhanced flavours of each dish by local herbs, spices and fresh farm veggies, topped off by freshly made, scrumptious dessert made by Chef Sanika herself.

🍴Spicy Crayfish soup (spicy and tasty!)
🍴Chicken soup (tasty!)

🍴Fried Farm Fresh Okra (delish!)


🍴Roasted Conch (yum, nom nom!)
🍴Oxtail (a bit too heavy on the spices & herbs, but still tasty)
🍴Bread Pudding (the Rum Caramel sauce was 🔥)
🍴Key Lime Pie (Perfection👌🏾👏🏾)

Blue Skies Beach Resort is definitely #SugaEndorsed.

Blue Skies Beach Resort

Location: Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Jamaica

Ph: 876-882-4500

Instagram: @blueskiesbeachresort

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Call Suga. I Found Some Good Oxtail on Negril Beach!

Suga dining seaside by Indies 957 at White Sands Negril last Saturday, June 11, 2022.

It just took a walk on Negril beach to find some fairly new spots with good, Jamaican food.

Indies957 at White Sands Negril (Ig:@whitesandsnegril) is the spot for Oxtail!

Control yourself with portions and save space for dinner😀

Oxtail with rice and peas and raw veggies.

The right balance in seasoning, but also a good cut of Oxtail! Tender to the bone. Cut and slide 👌🏾

Indies 957 is a neat spot for Lunch with a view of the Caribbean sea from up top and courteous, down to earth staff.

You can check out Indies 957 at White Sands Negril for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. #SugaEndorsed

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

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Happy Monday! Where are You Stopping for Breakfast this Morning?

Suga’s Ratings for Cafe Etal Restaurant
Date and time of visit: Friday, June 10, 2022 at 8:00am
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: 

Cafe Etal, one of the additions to the fairly new Knutsord Express Terminal Building in Drax Hall, Ocho Rios is not only a convenient stop, but a comfy stop.

You can choose to sit indoors or outdoors with a view of the greenery and road above the Café, while you stop for Breakfast or Lunch and Coffee your way.

We were welcomed pleasantly and received great service.

We had Eggs over easy with French Toast, Bacon and Chicken sausage with Coffee. I had a customized, skinny Frappé. They had almond milk and splenda to substitute their milk and sweeteners. No whipped cream.

Persons who take the Knutsford can order before the bus makes a quick stop or drop off there. The Café and facilities are clean, the menu has a variety of affordable options and the food is tasty. Check out Cafe Etal today. #SugaEndorsed

Cafe Etal

Location: Knutsford Express Terminal Building, Drax Hall, Ocho Rios. St. Ann. Jamaica

Ph: 876-972-6455; Whatsapp 876-315-8461

Instagram: @cafe.etal

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TGIF! Cheers to Fine Dining at Couples Tower Isle!

Suga at Bayside Restaurant at Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica during Easter Weekend 2022

Eight Rivers! We’re back again and will keep returning. Superb service from Shenara last Easter weekend. Eight Rivers took us through a fine dining experience with Sorbet palate cleansers in between courses.

Everything was perfection, except for dessert, but no complaints here.

Watch “Cheers to Fine Dining at Couples Tower Isle!” on YouTube here:

https://youtube.com/shorts/gguPE0j7pNA?feature=share

We started off with a Seafood Tasting, Coconut & Herb Crusted Crab Cakes, Jerk rubbed Beef Carpaccio with pickled Beets, crumbled feta and more, hand poured Thyme roasted Shrimp Bisque with Sherry, followed up by a succulent cut of Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Beef Fillet Mignon and then dessert!

Another night we headed over to Bayside! Authentic Asian cuisine at its best and spiciest!

We were introduced to Bayside with a tasting platter of Thai fried Butterfly Shrimps, Garlic & Honey Chicken Skewers, Spring and Summer Rolls and Korean Cabbage Cakes accentuated by amazing dipping sauces – peanut, sweet chili and sriracha honey!

Then what better starter than the flavour that defines Thailand! Thai Tom Yam Goong Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp, Chicken and Veggies. Yum! We also had the tasty Indonesian Rice Noodle Salad.

We tried almost everything from Thai Green Curry Beef, Manchurian Chicken, Chinese stir-fry Shrimps to Red Curry Pan-seared Snapper Fillet. Thick, rich, spicy, authentic curries paired well with the fresh seafood and meats and veggies to cool off the tastebuds.

Then the night was complete with tasty Coconut Cake made with a Green Tea Custard and candied orange sauce!
Fantastic experience for Couples. As quoted in the Eight Rivers menu, ‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw’

Gabby and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica

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Weekend Time = Brunch Time. Brunchin’ at Chive Restaurant…Always a Vibe


Consistently delish food from Chive Restaurant in Orchid Village Plaza, Liguanea👌🏾

Watch “Brunchin’ at Chive!” on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/0Dqexfk69-o

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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Pizza & Pasta for Suga & Hubby. That’s Amore!

Watch “Pizza & Pasta for Suga & Hubby from Ciao Bella Art Cafe. That’s Amore!” on YouTube here: https://youtube.com/shorts/LcYdyVj404w?feature=share

Suga’s Ratings for Ciao Bella Art Cafe
Date and time of visit: Sunday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00pm
No. of diners: 2
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★☆
Décor: ★★★☆☆
Comfort: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★.5☆
Serving amount: ★★★★
Plating: ★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆
Suga’s Comments: 

We visited Ciao Bella Art Cafe (Ig: @ciaobellaartcafe) on Easter Sunday in Taj Mahal Plaza, Ocho Rios, where my beloved Mama Marley’s used to be.

The service was up to par, the staff were pleasant and we enjoyed our Italian staples of choice, Bruschetta, Pizza & Pasta in their cosy ambience.

Puttanesca from Ciao Bella Art Cafe

The Pizza lacked a bit of authenticity for me though. I prefer Pizza from a Wood Fire oven and the use of more fresh garlic and herbs for flavour.

Delightful experience with more than satisfactory servings nonetheless. Value for money.

🇮🇹Fresh Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta + 24 Karat Global Beer
🇮🇹Proscuitto Pizza (medium) with cured Italian Ham, Arugula, Mozzarella & Marinara sauce + Da Luca Prosecco
🇮🇹Puttanesca with house made Marinara sauce, anchovies, olives, capers and parsley

Did you know?! 👀

Puttanesca is an easy sauce, briefly cooked, very fragrant & spicy. Puttanesca translates as “in the style of the whore.”  The name derives from the Italian word ‘puttana’, which means whore. Google this odd sauce history!

Ciao Bella Art Cafe

Location: Taj Mahal Plaza, Ocho Rios. Jamaica

Ph: 876.974.3733; 876.463.9998

Instagram: @ciaobellaartcafe

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Happy Stew Peas Wednesday! Where do you like to get Yours?

Pot a boil! You like yours with Pig’s Tail too? I do!

FEATURED: Ig: @jabbaspeppaswims (Ph: 876.376.9347)

If you’re treating yourself to some juicy Stew Peas today, where you gonna get it?!
Igs @jabbaspeppaswims, @jangas.soundbar, @soniashomestylecooking, @jenskitchenja, @karparkcarwashandbar, YuModdaPot BIG UP YUSELF!

Drop your favourite spot for Stew Peas in the comments Suga Fam.

Have a great Day!

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

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