Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews & Ratings

The NEW Reggae Mill Restaurant Offers Authentic Jamaican at Devon House

Last Thursday evening, Suga had the pleasure of attending the official Grand Opening of the Reggae Mill Restaurant at Devon House.

After two and a half years of serving Greek Cuisine at Devon House, familiarly known as Opa, owner, Alexx Antaeus decided to leave it up to his business partner, Orlease King (Jamaican, born and grown) to take over and give Devon House and by extension, Kingston, Jamaica, an authentic Jamaican cuisine restaurant.

The restaurant shares the same space as Opa and the Reggae Mill Bar, but according to Antaeus, the prices for the Reggae Mill Restaurant should be more reasonable to encourage persons to make it their preferred spot for lunch.

Appetizers were offered to guests, giving you a taste of what to expect when you decide to dine at the new, authentic Jamaican dining spot.

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Niesha from the Reggae Mill Restaurant serving Ackee and Saltfish on fried, pressed green plantain.

The Ackee and Saltfish on pressed plantain gave persons the option of adding more seasoning or spice. While the tender Pork bites gave you the true Jamaican hit of spice, mixed with a touch of sweet from the sauce.

CPJ had an assortment of wines serving throughout the night and the buffet opened up, treating guests to Rice and peas, Curried Goat, Jerked Chicken, Oxtail and Stew Peas.

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Stew Peas, Oxtail, Jerked Chicken, Curried Goat and rice and peas from the buffet at the Reggae Mill Restaurant Launch last Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Suga enjoyed it all. The flavours were balanced and the meats, sourced locally, were well seasoned and juicy to the bone. Orlease did a fantastic job of recreating the meals we grew up enjoying from our kitchens. We all know the home cooked Stew Peas that tied our fathers is not easy to achieve. I am also happy to say in Jamaican words, ‘it neva salt’.

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Stew Peas from the Reggae Mill Restaurant!

Well done to Orlease, Alexx and their team. Looking forward to see the Reggae Mill Restaurant maintain a high standard of true, home style Jamaican cooking.

I am also looking forward to trying the Jamaican desserts, in particular, my favourite, the Bread Pudding!

Reggae Mill Restaurant

Location: Devon House, Hope Road. Kingston, Ja.

Opening Hours: Mondays – Fridays: 12 noon – 11:00 pm, Saturdays 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

***Closed on Sundays***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to this Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich from Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

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How good does this Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich look from Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ?! Get your holiday treat on with them this weekend 😉

Enjoy!

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

***Closed on Mondays***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Meet Suga Taster, Jehan based in Florida, who Dined Dockside!

Suga introduces you to Suga Taster, Jehan Knight!

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Suga Taster, Jehan Knight

Jehan Knight is a Mental Health Therapist, who currently resides in Florida. She enjoys cooking Steak or Salmon and Beef is her favourite choice of meat. Her favourite dessert is Crème brûlée and she has the biggest sweet tooth I know. She does not have a favourite restaurant to go to for special occasions because she is always trying somewhere new. Food is always on her mind.

Suga Taster, Jehan Knight’s Ratings for Kaluz Restaurant, FL

Date and time of visit: September 22nd at 6:45 pm

No. of diners: 4

Server: Andrew

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

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Suga Taster’s Breakdown!

As I pulled up to the new kid on the block, Kaluz Restaurant, I was eagerly greeted by a remarkably polite and well-mannered valet attendant who informed me that there was no charge, as they work off of gratuity.

Upon entering Kaluz, it had modern décor, it was breezy with dockside views and my party was seated right away. Our server, another courteous, yet quirky young man by the name of Andrew came over, introduced himself, briefed us on the menu and took our drink orders. About five minutes later, Andrew returned and took our orders for both the appetizer and main course. He gave us the rundown on each dish, ensuring there were no allergies. Everything was nothing short of well seasoned and divine, tickling my Jamaican roots.

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Chicken Drum Lollipops (USD $12) – Herb Marinated Chicken, Chipotle Barbeque Sauce, Scallions, Roasted Garlic Ranch.
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Jumbo Lump Crab dip (USD $17) – Parmesan Cream, Fire Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach, Jumbo Lump Crab and Panko served with Crostinis.
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Smoked Salmon dip (USD $14) – Chef Sauce, Orange Zest, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes with Crostinis.
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Shrimp Cargot (USD $14) – Marinated Shrimp, Garlic, Havarti Butter with a Baguette.
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Barrel Cut Filet Mignon (USD $37)- (9oz) Premium Choice Beef Tenderloin, Bearnaise with a Fully Loaded Baked Potato.
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Maple Leaf Duck Confit (USD $24) – Slow-Braised Duck Leg and Thigh, Thyme, Garlic, Plum-Orange Demi with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes.
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Scallops Pomegranate (excluding Quinoa medley) – pan seared scallops with a mango compote, pomegranate reduction.
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New York Strip (USD $42) – 16oz Prime Rib, Garlic Truffle Butter with Broccoli.
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Expresso Affogato (USD $6) – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Freshly Brewer Expresso, Cinnamon and Chocolate.

*N.B. Prices listed were subjected to tax and service charge

Kaluz is definitely endorsed by Suga Taster, Jehan and she will return.

Kaluz Restaurant, FL

Location: 3300 E Commerical Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33308

Ph: 954-772-2209

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

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Jamaica Food and Drink Festival is Back! Save the Dates!

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The Caribbean’s No. 1 Urban Food Festival with over 70 Chefs starts Saturday, October 26! With Restaurant Week afterwards, plan your gym days to earn your carbs NOW!

Save the dates and look into securing your tickets! Season bands are on sale this year too. Note that the Season band includes Pork Palooza, Chopstix, Crisp, Picante and Meet Street.

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All days should be a treat. If you must choose, stay tuned to your favourite Chefs and Restaurants’ social media pages and see where they will be.

The website,  http://www.jafoodanddrink.com may feature them soon and tickets are on sale now on the website.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Escoveitched Lobster from Seaside Dutchie!

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Photo Contributed by: Suga Baby, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor

TGIF to this Escoveitched Lobster from Seaside Dutchie that a Suga Baby enjoyed 2 weeks ago!

Seaside Dutchie has authentic Jamaican cuisine with seaside dining and is #SugaEndorsed.

Give Seaside Dutchie a visit and enjoy your weekend!

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Seaside Dutchie

Location: Altery Beach, Priory St. Ann. Jamaica

Ph: 876-367-9277

Instagram: @seasidedutchie

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How Kushite’s Closed the Summer with a Vegan Brunch!

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Gluten free Mushroom Paella

Suga’s Ratings for Kushite’s Vegetable Cuisine’s Summer Vegan Brunch ($4000JMD per person for a 5-course spread including Dessert)

Date and time of visit: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum 

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★☆

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

Kushite’s Vegan Brunch was the perfect way to end my summer days. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was not a crowded atmosphere, but still had a steady flow of persons in and out of the restaurant.

Staff was courteous as usual and instead of a cliché buffet spread, we could select our entrée and 4 other courses would be served to us including dessert.

For the entrée, we could select Ackee with Jerked Breadfruit (Spicy, Gluten free), Steamed Callaloo and Waffles (Alkaline, Wheat free), Mushroom Paella (Gluten free) or Veggie Balls and Pasta (Gluten free).

Starters

We selected our entrées and within minutes, Jackfruit sliders arrived, followed by Black rice Sushi and Jerk Beet Kebabs. They arrived to our table like clockwork, had impressive presentation and were quite tasty. We especially enjoyed the Jerk Beet Kebabs that were spicy and tantalized our taste buds, preparing us for our entrées.

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Jackfruit slider
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Black rice Sushi
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Jerk Beet Kebabs

Entrées

I had the Steamed Callaloo and Waffles. The Waffles were flavourful and had the right amount of crisp. The Callaloo was delicious too.

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Steamed Callaloo and Waffles

My husband had the steamy Mushroom Paella that was divine. He had to share quite a bit with me.

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Gluten free Mushroom Paella

Dessert

The last time I had Vegan Cake that was so good, was at Stush in the Bush. Well done Kushite’s!

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Double Chocolate Fudge Cake and Coconut Ice Cream

The only complaint we had was that even though summer was ending, it is still extremely hot and only hot beverage options were offered with the brunch items. Nonetheless, we had no issues hydrating with their infused water.

Looking forward to the next one!

Kushite’s Vegetable Cuisine

Location: 39 Lady Musgrave Road (Inside Eden Gardens)

Ph: 876-375-0642; 876-631-9101

Instagram: @kushitesvegetablecuisine

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Foodies, Restaurant Week will be back for its 15th Year! Save the Date!

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Block this week out Foodies! Restaurant Week will be back for its 15th year!

Are you ready to enjoy what Restaurants have to offer islandwide at discounted rates?

Stay tuned.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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