Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews & Ratings

TGIF to Chive Restaurant’s House Burger and Curly Fries!

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Chive House Burger and Curly Fries ($1750JMD incl. Tx)

TGIF to Chive Restaurant’s House Burger and Curly Fries! Their Beef Burger patty freshly made in house is so juicy and tender and their curly fries are yummy!

It’s easy to call in your Burger order and it should be ready for you when you pick up in half an hour. Perfect for the weekend. Get yours! #SugaEndorsed

Enjoy the Weekend!

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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GCG Events Launches ReadiGourmet, their Gourmet Meals for Lunch or Dinner Delivered to You!

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Tired of Cooking? GCG Events is navigating their way out of Covid 19 with ReadiGourmet, offering you their Gourmet, restaurant quality meals for Lunch or Dinner, at home or the office! They will be sharing the full Menu and prices soon, but Suga can give you a sneak peek from my taster.

You can start things off with their delish Caesar Salad with Shrimp, topped with Croutons and Parmesan Cheese that will be available in various sizes, 8 oz, 12 oz and 24 oz.

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Parmesan cheese is one of my faves and healthier. I really appreciated having it in my salad versus a fatty, cliché cheddar. Of course, if you want to go completely healthy, you can have Jerked Chicken instead of the shrimps, which are high in cholesterol. Other options for Salads will also be available.

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I then had Grilled Chicken Breast topped with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce served with rice and peas and fresh sauteed garden vegetables.

They did well with the Chicken breast. It wasn’t dry, even when reheated in the oven following their given instructions. It was well seasoned and flavourful with the sauce. Other side options such as mashed potato, white rice, black bean rice and almond rice should be available.

Grilled Filet of Salmon, Pan seared Snapper Filet, Beef Filet, Sandwiches and Dessert Options will be available too!

I finished things off with some of their tasty Fresh Fruit Salad. 

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Keep up with GCG Events and try ReadiGourmet! They are in Kingston and Montego Bay. Their food and service is Simply Outstanding and never disappoints. 

GCG Events

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Location: Norman Manley Int’l Airport. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: (876) 924-8364

Website: http://www.gcg-events.com

Facebook: GCG Events

Instagram: @gcg_events

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

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Mystic Thai Delivers Again to Close Out Suga’s Birthday Month with a Bang!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy Burgess.

Mystic Thai, the restaurant with the Best Ethnic cuisine in Jamaica located in Montego Bay, came to Kingston again last Friday with Suga’s Birthday Gift!

Owner, Mrs. Kareena Mahbubani who usually has such a warm and regal presence in the Restaurant makes me feel at home whenever I visit and mentioned she feels happy when I am happy. Kareena believes in and delivers consistently high quality customer service, sees value in her customers and I truly felt honoured and appreciated. Thanks Kareena! #SugaSnaps

Hubby, Randy and I thoroughly enjoyed two dishes that we wouldn’t readily select fron the menu. It just shows that everything is good! With a mixture of Asian and Thai cuisine, Mystic Thai has quite a diverse menu.

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Panang Fish Curry Thai.

We had Panang Fish Curry Thai, where the Panang curry is thick and peanut based, giving the Fish a unique, rich, authentic flavour.

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Dal Tadka (Lentil)

We also had Dal Tadka (Lentil) from their Indian menu. It was fantastic! Full of flavour. We enjoyed both dishes with Jasmine rice and my favourite side, Garlic naan.

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Give Mystic Thai a visit soon! They have been coming to Kingston about every 2 weeks. So, if you are in Kingston and can’t wait, trust me, the experience is worth the drive. #SugaEndorsed

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-889-2430; 876-422-4301

Website *(Menu Available): http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Instagram: @mystic_thai_jamaica

 

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

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Suga Dines Out with one of her Suga Babies at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Suga Baby, Tricia O’Connor last Saturday at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse.

Suga has been celebrating her Birthday ALL Month long. JUNE, the month when we can go back outside, is definitely worth celebrating!

I had to make a stop Jamaica Liquor Warehouse for a little Birthday treat. Thank you! 💖

I had their house faves, the Loaded Fries w/ Tomatoes, Onions & Cheese ($1000JMD+tx), Waffles w/ Crispy Chicken & spicy Maple Syrup ($1500JMD+tx) – one of the Best around town and their Frozen Mint Lemonade ($500JMD+tx).

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Loaded Fries and Crushed Green Plantain Bruschetta!
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Crispy Chicken and Waffles with spicy maple syrup ($1500JMD+tx)

My Suga Baby, Tricia O’Connor, also a regular at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse and supporter of Suga Lifestyle’s initiatives enjoyed her crushed Green Plantain Bruschetta and had a decent Quinoa Salad with Chicken ($2000JMD+tx).

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Quinoa Salad with Chicken ($2000JMD+tx)

I am happy to see Jamaica Liquor Warehouse fully open again.

Check out their current Opening Hours and Menu here:

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***They are also offering a Graduation Special for 4 for $10,500 tx incl. on Tuesdays and Thursdays!***

Give them a visit! Cheers!

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Frozen Mint Lemonade ($500JMD+tx)

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

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

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In the Mood for Box Lunch with Good Jamaican Food?

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Suga’s Ratings for Waterfalls Catering

Date of Pick Up: Friday, June 5, 2020

Orders for 2 Adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

Waterfalls Catering, known for hosting weddings and other functions is now serving Lunch!

I was happy to hear I could call in my order and pick up my lunch from a central, convenient location.

They were pleasant and accommodating over the phone and my lunch was boxed and waiting for me when I went to pick up.

Their lunches go for a reasonable cost of $750JMD with a sufficient serving, giving value for money. Soup is about $200JMD for a Small cup and $500JMD for Large.

Guess what?! Their menu is posted online too! More restaurants need to do that. It IS 2020. You have the option of ordering online as well for pick up or delivery.

Their menu is a short list, but with the standard meat options to choose quickly and easily from.

I ordered the Jerked Chicken (asked for no gravy) with steamed vegetables and rice and peas. Quite a decent, tasty meal. Great picker-upper.

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Jerked Chicken with Steamed Vegetables and Rice and Peas ($750JMD)

Kudos to Waterfalls Catering for pivoting through Covid 19 and offering this efficient service.

Waterfalls Jamaica Ltd. – Waterfalls Catering

Location: 160 Old Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica.

Call/Whatsapp: 876-622-5167; 876-778-0739

Website/Order online: waterfallscateringja.com

Instagram: @waterfalls_ltd

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

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Thanks For Watching Suga Lifestyle Take It To Di Worl’ !

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Thanks so much for tuning in to see Suga Lifestyle take it to di Worl’ with The Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network !

If you missed it, here is the LINK to SEE THE SHOW:

Suga on THE VITAMIN M SUITE with host, Kerry Croft! She’s Jamaican and she’s my cousin! So proud.

Tune in EVERY MONDAY at 8:30pm EST (7:30pm Ja Time) to get a dose of Vitamin M, that Melanin, to see Black Excellence and Black Entrepreneurship shine ! 💖🖤🥂

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Kerry Croft, who premiered her show, the Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network (Roku, Apple Tv and Amazon Firestick) last night.

Also, check out the customised GW Art piece that had host, Kerry surprised on the show!

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GW Art’s Framed Acrylic on (8×10)” Canvas Customized Painting for Vitamin M (Framing by Frame Art Jamaica)

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

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WATCH SUGA GLOBALLY ON TV TONIGHT @ 8:30PM EST!

Watch “THE VITAMIN M SUITE PREMIERES TONIGHT!” on YouTube here:

TONIGHT, MONDAY, JUNE 22 at 8:30pm EST is the Premiere of The Vitamin M Suite hosted by Kerry Croft!!!!

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JUNE is Suga’s Month!

If you haven’t done so yet, DOWNLOAD the PROMOTE HER TV CHANNEL on your streaming services: Roku, Amazon Firestick, Apple TV and non subscribed apps: Google Play, Android TV, Webtv, Apple IOS & YouTube.

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There will also be an AFTERSHOW at 10pm EST on Kerry’s Facebook Page, Vitamin M as she chops it up with her GUESTS from the 1st episode, GABRIELLE BURGESS (that’s me!) from Suga Lifestyle (Ig: @sugalifestyle) and QUEEN CANDACE from The Queen Blueprint (Ig: @thequeenblueprint) and her homie, TONE REDD (Ig: @tone_redd) who wrote her fire intro!

THE VITAMIN M SUITE – The chill spot where Black Excellence thrives!

Let’s Go!!!!

M is for Melanin. Black Excellence . Black Entrepreneurship . Support Black Businesses . Proud Jamaican

You will see some of the Paintings from GW Art’s NEW Collection!

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GW Art’s ‘Petals’- Acrylic on (60×60)” Canvas

Also, a customized piece for Vitamin M! Can’t wait!

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

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HAPPY MONDAY! Suga closed out Birthday Week with Brunch at The Jamaica Pegasus !

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga

Sunday Brunch is back at The Jamaica Pegasus !!! Dining at The Blue Window yesterday was the perfect closing to Suga’s Birthday week, as they always make me feel right at home. Ask for Marcia when you go!

General Manager, Peter Hilary as well as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Mikhailla Robinson were present throughout to ensure Brunch service ran smoothly and interacted with Diners.

All Sanitary Protocols were observed. Diners sanitized before entry, all staff members were masked, the tables were adequately spaced and were set after diners were seated and we had to be served by staff at the Buffet. Chafing dishes were kept closed if no diners were ready to be served and opened towards the server. Wearing of masks by diners around the Buffet station was mandatory. #SugaSnaps

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We were offered rich Jamaican Hot Chocolate and Soup first, then could go to the Buffet that offered delicious Jamaican fare in addition to the Carving station, Salad bar, Crepe/Waffle station and Dessert station. A glass of Fruit Juice was also included.

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Carving Station
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Fresh Fruits
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Salad Station
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Salad Station
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Dessert Station

Everything was on point, but highlights for Suga were the juicy, tender Oxtail, Crackling Roasted Pork that Executive Chef, Mark Cole says is in high demand and understandably so and those delightful jelly-filled doughnuts!

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To top things off, I got a ‘Happy Birthday’ Serenade along with a slice of rich, moist Chocolate Cake! Thank you!

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Stay tuned for more of Suga’s Culinary Escapades for her Birthday Week!

Watch “Sunday Brunch is Back at The Jamaica Pegasus!” By Suga Lifestyle on YouTube here:

Music by: Richard Foulkes at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Brunch is 11:30am to 3pm and is just $3500JMD per person, subject to tx & Service Charge. *Reservations required* #SugaEndorsed

Check out Brunch for Father’s Day!

The Blue Window at The Jamaica Pegasus will be hosting Brunch for Father’s Day next Sunday in 2 separate rooms, with limited availability. So reservations are recommended, but Take Out Specials are also available.

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The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3691 

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

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TGIF to Suga’s Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

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TGIF to My Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION from the details to the core! I made a special request to hubby that I wanted a pretty Birthday Cake that tasted good too and he did well!

It was ‘REAL RICH 👏’ My Cake was filled with the new Pure Chocolate Company’s 70% Dark Chocolate – Coffee flavour and Almonds. The few friends that I had celebrate with me raved about it and by the end of the night we were only left with 1 slice! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Sear 274

Website: http://www.sear274.com

Instagram: @sear274

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

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Brunching at The Rib Kage Grill During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and husband, Randy Burgess at The Rib Kage Grill last Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Suga’s Ratings for The Rib Kage Grill

Date and time of visit: Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 11:30am

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!

During Love In The Time of Corona, Suga and hubby, Randy Burgess brunched outside! As restaurants slowly start to reopen, we jumped at the opportunity to try The Rib Kage Grill located in Sovereign North and kick-start Suga’s Birthday week as well.

Still taking precautions, we made reservations for their opening time at 11:30am and we were their first and only diners at that time, where everything was clean and spotless. We only saw a family pick up a take-out order.

Mandella was our waiter and the service was superb from we entered until we left. We appreciated Mandella. Another positive coming out of Corona is the extra effort to offer great customer service and for customers to be pleasant and thankful on the receiving end as well. I hope it lasts!

I don’t eat Pork often, but I have been craving their Crispy Pork Belly Waffles since they posted it. So I definitely ordered that, Randy ordered the Korean Chicken and Waffles and we shared the Smoky Ackee and Tostones, which was a tasty starter.

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Smoky Ackee and Tostones ($1200JMD) – Crunchy twice fried Green Plantain topped with Ackee and Smoked Herring.

Crispy Pork Belly does not have much meat if any, but I would have liked if the few bits I had were more tender with melt-in-your-mouth fat after I got past the tasty, crispy char. My waffles were crisp, but I wanted them to be a bit more fluffy in the middle. So I was slightly disappointed, but it was filling and I was still able to enjoy it.

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Crispy Pork Belly Waffles ($1650JMD+tx) – Vietnamese Crispy Pork Belly with Waffles *There was no Green Papaya Salad as the menu stated.

Randy’s Waffles were perfect. Stick to what you know! Golden brown with a huge serving of delish Korean style Fried Chicken. Mandella also enthusiastically offered us some freshly whipped cream on the side.

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Korean Chicken and Waffles ($1650JMD +tx) – Crispy Belgian Waffles with Korean Style Fried Chicken and Cucumber Kimchee.

Of course we had to drink while we brunched! We had the refreshing Dirty Mojito and Lychee Lemongrass Freeze Cocktails. Cheers!

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Dirty Mojito Cocktail ($950JMD +tx) – Mint, Wet sugar, Lime juice, Myers Rum, Appleton, Angostura Bitters; Lychee Lemongrass Freeze Cocktail  ($950JMD +tx)

The Rib Kage Grill

Location: Sovereign North, 29 Barbican Road

Ph: 876-778-7427; 876-632-4994

Instagram: @theribkagegrill

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

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