Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews & Ratings

Suga returns to Chive!

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Chive’s ‘Dark and Stormy’ cocktail with Rum #SugaEndorsed

Suga’s Ratings for Chive Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

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:

It’s been a long time coming, but Suga finally got the chance to return to Chive last Saturday and I am happy I did!

Our server, Orlando was superb. Loved the variety on their new menu with relatively reasonable prices. Our dishes did not fall short on flavour. Portion sizes were adequate, dishes were well presented and with a comfortable atmosphere, I have no complaints.

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Marlin Canapes ($1290JMD) – Smoked Marlin, scotch pepper jelly, capers and cream cheese on top of a plantain filled puff pastry.
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Chive style Mussels ($1400JMD) – Mussels simmered in a spicy broth served with garlic bread.

Those Mussels were indeed spicy!

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Garlic Herb Pasta ($1100JMD) with added Grilled Chicken ($650JMD) – Spaghetti tossed with an infused herb and garlic olive oil.
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Channa Vegetable Pot ($1650JMD) – Curried Chickpeas simmered with potatoes and vegetables served with basmati rice.

***Prices did not include G.C.T and a 10% service charge***

I hope to try one of their tempting Burgers on a cheat day next time!

Chive Restaurant continues to be #SugaEndorsed. Give them a visit for Lunch or Dinner!

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Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Shrimp & Grits from a Southern Restaurant in A-Town!

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Shrimp and Grits – $17USD (red mule grits, shrimp bordelaise, pan fried croutons) from JCT. Kitchen & Bar

Suga Taster, Randy Burgess’s Ratings for JCT. Kitchen & Bar

Date and time of visit: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★☆☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★☆☆

Plating: ★★★☆☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

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Photo: @jctkitchenandbar

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

Location: 1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

Ph: 404-355-2252

Instagram: jctkitchenandbar

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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A Fusion of Mexican and Korean Street Eats in A-Town!

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Suga Taster, Randy Burgess’s Ratings for Takorea Asian Fusion Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Thursday, May 2, 2019

No. of diners: 4 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★☆☆

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

Appetizers/Sides

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(Furthest to closest): Korean Fried rice with Chicken ($11USD); Gogi Nachos ($8.50USD) with Jack cheese, jalapeno, tako salad and red sauce; Sticky Chicky ($6USD) – Crispy Chicken bits apricot glazed and tossed with red onions and jalepeno.

Entree

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Original Bop ($10USD) – Beef, sesame, spinach, mushrooms, mung beans and marinated zucchini

Takorea Asian Fusion Restaurant

Location: 818 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

Ph: 404-532-1944

Menu: http://www.mytakorea.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Another Spot for Lamb Chops Bad to the Bone and more!

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Suga’s Ratings for Jakes Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Friday, April 19, 2019 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

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:

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Quaint and rustic with a thatched roof and seaside view, Suga had the pleasure of eating fresh, farm to table dishes and juices for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Jakes Restaurant at reasonable prices. Their menu written on chalkboards daily provides you with enough options, whether you choose to eat healthy or not. Either way, you would be supporting the local farmers from the surrounding hills, mountains and plains in St. Elizabeth.

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Grilled King Fish with Cous Cous, Black bean and Corn and Kale.

The staff were pleasant and service was timely. I am pleased to report that none of their dishes were underwhelming to me. However, highlights were their Codfish Fritters, Loaded Nachos, Callaloo Omelette and their Lamb Chops! Those Lamb Chops were seasoned to perfection and juicy to the bone. The best my husband has ever had.

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Loaded Nachos
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Shrimp Tacos
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Grilled Lamb Rack with Mint Glaze ($2650JMD +tx and serv. Charge)

If you decide to visit Treasure Beach any time soon, a stop by Jakes Restaurant is a must. #SugaEndorsed

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Jakes Restaurant
Location: Calabash Bay PA, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth
Ph: 876-491-0649; 876-965-3000; 876-564-3000  

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Juicy, Jamaican Cuisine from Lovers Leap!

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Suga’s Ratings for Lovers Leap 

Date and time of visit: Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown:

Lovers Leap has a breezy, breathtaking view of Jamaica’s southern coast stretching from Rocky Point, Clarendon in the east to Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth in the west. It is truly the best view in Jamaica for Suga. I didn’t want to leave.

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The restaurant by Lovers Leap is definitely another local hotspot in St. Elizabeth. The menu pleases the local crowd with favourites such as Fish Tea and Fritters to start with, followed by choices of Oxtail, Curried Goat, Fish any way you like it, with sides of festival, bammy and/or rice and peas.

The food was being served by buffet that Easter Sunday. I’m not sure if it was because it was a holiday, but we had to tell the server when to stop! Food was in abundance and it was juicy and tender to the bone. Real Jamaican style.

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Curried Goat ($1800JMD incl. tax)
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Oxtail ($2000JMD incl. tax)

Lovers Leap for juicy, Jamaican Cuisine is #SugaEndorsed!

The story behind Lovers Leap

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Statues of Mizzy and Tunkey outside of the Restaurant with a plaque stating, ‘Mizzy & Tunkey Together Forever’.

If you don’t remember the Legend of Lovers Leap, here you go!

Yardley Chase Plantation owner, Richard Chardley was in love with his housekeeper, Mizzy, but she was in love with another enslaved African, Tunkey from a neighbouring Plantation. Chardley was aware of this and planned to sell Tunkey to have Mizzy all for himself.

Mizzy and Tunkey decided to try and escape, but were chased to this site by the sea cliffs. In a final embrace, the lovers leapt to their death.

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Lovers Leap

Location: Yardley Chase, St. Elizabeth.
(~20mins from Treasure Beach in the direction of Mandeville)

Ph: 876-965-6887; 876-595-2421

Cost of tour: $300JMD/$3.00USD

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga heads to the South Coast and hits the Neighbourhood Grilling Hotspot!

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Suga’s Ratings for Jack Sprat Bar and Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★☯️☆(3.5)

Serving amount: ★★★★☆

Plating: ★★★☆☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

Jack Sprat Bar and Restaurant is known as the neighbourhood hotspot. The locals hit the rum bar or play ludi and dominos with music playing in the background. There were sufficient seating areas and I sat on the deck overlooking the sea.

They had an efficient system for taking your order and then getting your food to you in record time, regardless of the amount of persons there. By observation, there wasn’t the usual wait for fresh, grilled Seafood. The sizes of those fishes were off the plate! I had the Pizza, which they are also known for. It wasn’t the best or Italy’s finest, but it still hit the spot.

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Medium sized Jerked Chicken Pizza from Jack Sprat Restaurant and Bar ($1280JMD)

If you want to top things off, there is ice cream. Great, rustic, local spot for family and friends to gather, eat and have a good time.

Out of cash? No excuses, because Jack Sprat has an ATM! Jack Sprat Bar and Restaurant is value for money and is #SugaEndorsed.

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Jack Sprat Bar and Restaurant

Location: Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth

Ph: 876-564-8983

They will deliver your Pizza!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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#tbt to this Cheesy Surf & Turf!

20190410_160549Cheat meal anyone? #tbt to this Cheesy Surf & Turf from Black Orchid Restaurant in Eden Gardens! #SugaEndorsed

Black Orchid Restaurant

Location: Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa @ 39 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston

Ph: 876-946-9977

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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