Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews & Ratings

#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival!

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Randolph Burgess and wife, Gabrielle a.k.a Suga with Janielle Laing at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival’s Picante on November 1, 2019.

#tbt to Picante at Jamaica Food and Drink Festival last year! As we are all at a bit of a standstill, see the festival’s NEW dates that will be  before Jamaica Carnival here:

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Looking forward to the last quarter of the year!

Stay safe Suga Bears!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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More from Austin, Texas…Gourmet Barbecue!

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Crispy Wild Boar Ribs Appetizer (USD$16) with honey and sambal, buttermilk blue cheese dressing, celery and daikon slaw.

Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson was pleased to visit Lamberts Barbecue Restaurant and not get typical BBQ platters, but gourmet BBQ and other meaty fare instead.

You can also enjoy live music at Lamberts’ upstairs Bar too! Feast your eyes.

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Country Style Pork Ribs (USD$21) with fennel and coriander rub, maple chili glaze.

Lamberts Barbecue Restaurant

Location: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Ph: 512-494-1500

Menu: http://www.lambertsaustin.com

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays @ 5pm – 10pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF! Iced Matcha Now Available at Cafe Dolce!

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TGIF! Get your light, creamy and refreshing cold brew Green Tea Latte at any Cafe Dolce today! Don’t you just love Matcha?! Now Iced Matcha is available at one of your healthiest Cafe stops in Kingston.

Have a great weekend!

Cafe Dolce

Locations: 114 Constant Spring Road (Inside of Tile City). Kingston 10. (Ph: 876-649-9971)

Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG) at 381 Spanish Town Road. (Ph: 876-648-7457)

Instagram: @cafedolceja

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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Suga Taster, Taraja Enjoys Japanese Cuisine in Texas!

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Spicy Edamame
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Tacu Yaki

Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson enjoyed Japanese Cuisine in Austin, Texas a few days ago. She had a memorable experience at Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen.

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Cheers to that and Happy Thursday!

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Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

Location: 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States

Ph: 512-444-8081

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga’s Highlights from International Women’s Day at CWC’s Wine Pairing Soirée

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Sunday’s cool, breezy afternoon was perfect for savoury bites and bubbly to celebrate International Women’s Day and contribute to the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica’s outreach projects.

Harbour Wines and Spirits and Select Brands provided ideal pairings for offerings from EITS Café, Tea Tree Creperie, Raffaele’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Fromage, Chez Maria, Uncorked, Cannonball Café and Chocolate Dreams.

Everything was delightful but of course there were a few standouts. 

EITS Café

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Robyn Fox of EITS Café and her team for the day, along with a representative from Select Brands.

It’s always a pleasure to be around Robyn Fox and her hospitable team from EITS Café. Their Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions was quite appetizing while paired with one of my fave’s, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling provided by Select Brands. Its apricot, white peach, honeysuckle aromas balanced out the sharpness of the Feta.

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Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions from EITS Café.

Fromage

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Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls.

Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls were divine with Harbour Wines’ Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. That wine was unforgettable from the Table Talk Observer Food Awards last year.

Then their Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts paired with Rosé was such a treat. The light, fluffy texture with the touch of sweet was perfection.

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Fromage’s Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts.

Kudos to Lisa Chin and her team. #SugaSnaps

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Fromage’s Lisa Chin with her delish Chèvre Canapés at CWC’S Wine Pairing Soirée last Sunday.

Chez Maria

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Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups.

Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups with hummus on top was both healthy and scrumptious. The winner for seconds if watching your calories. They were paired with Select Brands’ Primal Roots California Red.

Guess who’s going into Catering? – Cannonball Café

Cannonball’s Antipasto Skewer with Lomo, Olive, Tomato, Mozzarella and Mushroom Tortelini was a myriad of flavours that balanced each other well and even further with Harbour Wines’ Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Suga’s husband, Randy Burgess about to enjoy the Lomo & Mozzarrella Skewer along with the Sliced New York Strip Steak with Caramel Onions and Tomato Jam.

Chocolate Dreams

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Pistacio Chocolate Bites from Chocolate Dreams.

You have to top off the evening with some sweet! I didn’t mind the spicy either. Chocolate Dreams outdid themselves with their Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge and Pistacio Chocolate Bites. Their entire spread was worth the calories. If you like sweet wines, the Roscato Sweet Red courtesy of Harbour Wines was a great choice.

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Sweet Red Wine Pairings courtesy of Harbour Wines with Chocolate Dreams’ Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge

Great evening filled with Vino, Savoury bites and Beautiful Women. Value for money with Proceeds to a great cause. Well done Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica. #SugaEndorsed

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Suga Tasters and cousins, Gabrielle Burgess and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day together and all things good that paired with wine last Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Matalon House in Long Lane, St. Andrew.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF TO THIS STUFFED CINNAMON WAFFLE FROM JAMAICA LIQUOR WAREHOUSE!

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Have you earned your Carbs for a Cheat Day this weekend?! TGIF to this Cinnamon Waffle with Strawberry filling and Vanilla Ice Cream from Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

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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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Cellar 8!

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Cellar 8 was the place Suga’s husband, Randy chose for the Valentine’s Day date!

He loved their menu, also endorsed by Suga and wanted to avoid places that felt too crowded.

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Cellar 8 seemed to manage an expected heavy flow of diners for the occasion well by having two seatings for the night, 6pm and 9pm. 6pm was a bit too early for a Friday evening, so we appreciate being accommodated for 7pm.

From the looks of it, appetizer servings seemed small, but we came out on top with the Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad and the creamy Seafood Bisque.

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Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad.

Randy’s cut of Steak could have been bigger, but it was cooked to medium rare perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed my Seafood Thermidor.

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Thyme and Tarragon crusted Beef Tenderloin with mushroom cream sauce.
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C8 Seafood Thermidor with mixed greens and garlic bread.

Their Blackforest Cake and house made Gelato trio were a sweet ending to the evening.

With regards to cost, it was the usual high end price compared to if you chose from their regular menu, racking up a bill of about JA$20,000 for two if you ordered an additional beverage. Perhaps they could offer a Valentine’s Day special next year.

As a part of the earlier set of diners, service was managed relatively well. If there was any delay, we were made aware right away. The food was delectable and the ambience suited the occasion. Loved the brawta photo on the way out! Cellar 8, thanks for a memorable evening.

XoXo, Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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