Suga Taster, Kim takes her Sushi craving to Atlanta!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for Eight Sushi Lounge, Atlanta, Georgia

Date and time of visit: December 28, 2019 @ 6pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

 Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kim’s Breakdown!

With an environmentalist boyfriend, travelling for me means the zoo is a must, and a full day at the zoo always leaves us hungry and wanting to sit and enjoy a satisfying meal. After a splendid day at Zoo Atlanta, I consulted the reliable TripAdvisor and looked for the top ten restaurants nearby. Eight Sushi Lounge had great reviews so it was an easy choice. After we figured out it was valet parking only, we were smooth sailing.

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This Japanese restaurant was put together with an interesting marriage of the southern heavy wooden décor and bold ultra modern Japanese accents and accessories. We told our waiter this was our first time and he excitedly and knowledgeably guided us through the menu. We ordered the Tuna Crisp appetizer, the #Hashtag roll, Windmill roll, Explosion roll and Langoustine roll. This was our first time having pressed rolls.

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The flavour combinations were so bold that we had to take the time to really savour each roll, despite wanting to gobble it all down. Everything was so tasty and exhilarating!

I don’t know if you’ve spotted a trend with my reviews, but of course we had dessert! We had the Matcha Cheesecake, Homemade Bread Pudding with ice cream and the Chocolate Pudding.

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The sweet finale was definitely pleasurable, but the Sushi is what we will be heading back to indulge in once again! This was truly an delightful dining experience.

EIGHT SUSHI LOUNGE

Location: 930 Howell Mill Rd NW, Ste B, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Website: eightsushiatl.com

Email: info@eightsushiatl.com

Phone: (404) 796-8888

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth.

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

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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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Patriots Win their 6th Ring in a Snooze of a Super Bowl

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The New England Patriots celebrated winning their 6th Super Bowl Title yesterday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3 to win their 6th Super Bowl title yesterday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

What a scoreline and what a snooze!

We love Touchdowns, but defenses dominated yesterday’s Super Bowl resulting in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the NFL League’s history.

Suga’s Breakdown 

The Patriots missed their 1st Field Goal (FG) of 46 yards and we had to wait until the 2nd Quarter to see something go on the board – 3 points for the Patriots’. Stephen Gostkowski redeemed himself with a 42-yard FG. The Rams didn’t have an offensive answer until the 3rd Quarter with a FG. Then wake up everybody! Careful, don’t kick over that bowl of chips. Patriots scored a 2-yard TD in the 4th for a 10-3 lead and a late FG to clinch their 13-3 Super Bowl win.

Who won MVP?

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Patriots’ Julian Edelman in action. (Photo: UK National)

Julian Edelman, Patriots’ wide receiver won the MVP award and he surely deserved it. He was one of the few players driving offense in a game overpowered by defense, catching 10 passes for 141 yards. His performance yesterday was the definition of, ‘Catch me if you can’.

Only Jerry Rice has more receiving yards than 32-year old Edelman in the NFL Playoffs.

Is Tom Brady going to retire?

There is no question about it now. Patriots’ QB, Tom Brady is definitely the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) in NFL History. With this 6th Super Bowl ring, he now breaks Charles Haley’s record for most Super Bowl wins by a player.

So is Brady satisfied and ready to call it quits? Not at all. Brady said, ‘When I suck, I’ll retire’, in an interview that aired Sunday on the NFL Network.

Kudos to Coach Belichick! He is in the NFL G.O.A.T club too!

Belichick out-coached the Chiefs in the AFC Championships to reach the Super Bowl after many doubted the Patriots this season. He then out-coached young Sean McVay of the Rams to win yesterday’s Super Bowl.

Belichick now ties George Halas and Curly Lambeau for the most NFL Championships won by a Head Coach.

What’s next for the NFL?!

The next Super Bowl is in MIAMI! The Patriots now tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl titles. Can they get another next year?!

Have a great week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations Djokovic and Osaka, Australian Open Champions!

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Photo: The Atlantic

Naomi Osaka is now Japan’s first World no. 1 after her Australian Open win in Melbourne on Saturday night. She defeated Petra Kvitova in an epic 3-setter. She fought hard for it and won, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. Congrats Naomi!

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Photo: Sky Sports

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic steam rolled World no. 2 Rafael Nadal in straight sets yesterday and stunned everyone with how easy he made it look to defeat his rival and 2nd all time great, Nadal, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal had an extra day of rest compared to Djokovic, which could have worked against him in the final. He had a lot of unforced errors, but Djokovic was just spectacular. His game was at a new level. We all expected a memorable marathon 5-setter, but this defeat will be just as memorable.

This win, makes a record 7th Australian Open win for Djokovic and he now passes Pete Sampras with 15 Grand Slam title wins. He now eyes Rafael Nadal at 17 and Roger Federer at 20. Congrats Djoko!

Upcoming

Super Bowl LIII (53), featuring the NFC champion, Los Angeles Rams vs. the AFC champion, New England Patriots, will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia this Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 6:30pm on CBS.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Bahama Breeze in Duluth, Georgia – A franchise with great Food & Service

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I visited Bahama Breeze in Duluth, Georgia a month ago and was happy to see that as a franchise ‘food joint’, the food was delicious, the service was quick, waiters were pleasant and the place was clean. Thanks to the Chef for cooking my steak to order, i.e. medium rare! Yum.

Other chains in Florida are known to do well too.

Keep it up Bahama Breeze!

 

 

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Red Lobster gone totally Ghetto in ATL!

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In real life! Braiding cornrows in a restaurant, really? Low. I kid you not, there is an instavideo for proof. I was told the Red Lobster chain was deteriorating to a very low standard, that is, ‘bring a side chick to’ or ‘carry a girl to Burger King for a date’ kind of standard. I did not believe. But this has to be a breach to the Health code. Shame on them for not escorting them out immediately.

Napa Chicken and Portobellos from Applebee’s ATL

For just $11.49US, I enjoyed a Grilled Chicken breast topped with Portobello mushrooms and onions smothered in a rich red wine sauce and parmesan cheese.

This was served over sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onions and crispy red potatoes.

The dish was so savoury and imagine I had it for take-out!

A full belly for just 490 calories. Thank you Applebee’s!