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Fling Back Friday to this BOB Burger by the Beach!

 

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The B.O.B Burger ($14.95USD) from Margaritaville Ocho Rios last Sunday on New Year’s Eve

Suga hasn’t had a decent Burger in a while, but this B.O.B Burger from Margaritaville, Ocho Rios hit the spot! But when I ate it, I felt no pain.

Layered with smoked Applewood Bacon, shoe string Onion Rings, Bleu Cheese dressing, lettuce and tomatoes, you would think that is all the flavour you need. But they went even further and topped it off with Gorgonzola Cheese crumbles and served it on a Brioche Bun.

My friends got other Burgers from the menu too, all served on a wooden guitar, but the B.O.B Burger was the clear winner. Just tease your eyes now and reward yourself the next time you are in Ocho Rios! #SugaEndorsed

Suga’s Ratings for Margaritaville Ocho Rios!

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Endorsement: ★★★★☆

Comments: They shouldn’t just turn up the music and entertainment when tourists from the ship arrive. Good service otherwise and Best Burger for Suga right now!

Margaritaville, Ocho Rios

Location: Island Village Plaza

Ph: 876-675-8800

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Registration is still Open for you to Coordinate your own Beach Clean up Site for ICC Day!

Register to become an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) site coordinator and host your own cleanup on September 17. Find out more information at the following link:

http://www.jamentrust.org/2016/02/05/international-coastal-cleanup-day/

Bamboo Blu waitresses have no clue

I went to Bamboo Blu a few weeks ago. It was a lovely beach day. Bamboo Blu is one of the beaches by Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios that isn’t usually crowded and they just ask that you support the restaurant and bar. Their cabanas are rentals and not for free. So carry your own beach mat or chair if you are not up for that. Depending on the season, if cruise ships are not coming in, you can get them for a reasonable price.

The service that day was horrible though. I’ve heard people have had better but I ordered food for a certain time, an hour and a half before I was ready for it. When the time came, no food. The waitress looked like she had amnesia. The order was not put in and I had to wait half an hour for appetizers. I had the Fried Calamari followed by their Cheeseburger with what was to be seasoned fries. The fries were not good at all. Soft and oily. They came with plain fries at first, when I ordered seasoned. Then it looked like they just sprinkled a spice on it that had no flavour whatsoever. The Calamari was ok though.

Their bar service was slow as well. Clearly the waitresses need some training, as they were not pleasant, attentive or efficient. Thank God I could use my Pop-Up Gourmet Card to somewhat compensate for that pathetic service.

Wi Yard Anna Banana, Portland

Wi Yard Anna Banana - Crayfish
Wi Yard Anna Banana – Crayfish

When in Portland, nothing is ever normal, from the beautiful landscape to the humorous, hospitable nature of the people. So it is no surprise that Anna Banana is nestled within. It is sometimes hard to find a decent, affordable meal in Portland if you do not wish to go high end at Trident Castle, Geejam Hotel or any of the well known villas. But when driving along Folly Road it is hard to miss the Anna Banana sign. Anna Banana is a triple threat with access to the Restaurant, Beach and Bar. They are open everyday for lunch and dinner, so with that said, I made a visit on Easter Monday.

Upon entering Anna Banana, I was greeted nicely and given a choice of where to sit. They have a beautiful seaside view. There is also an antique authentic, wooden, thatchy decor and irie feel to the Restaurant and Bar. Local artwork is displayed and a stage is present, since they have performers and various events on some nights.

The waiter approached the table with old school style, hospitality and charm. He issued the menu and what they had to offer for the day rolled off of his tongue. They seemed to have a limited amount of dishes available that day compared to the wide range of options displayed on the menu. The menu shows a variety of chicken, pork, beef, vegetarian and seafood dishes with many side order options.

I ordered the soup of the day and the Grilled Cray fish with garlic sauce. Both took a little while to arrive but it was a tolerable wait. The Crayfish was a decent size served with a tossed vegetable salad and baked potato. The salad was quite ordinary but the Crayfish was tasty and the garlic sauce complemented it well.

The bill was about $2550JMD, so could be less. However, the waiter was attentive throughout and with the lovely ambience, I left a happy diner.