JD’s Urban Pub for Breakfast Pre-Weekend Lockdown Edition!

Oh Suga! I was just 1 weekend shy of JD’s Urban Pub’s Weekend 2-4-1 Breakfast Special at The Liguanea Club, New Kingston.

It was a bleaky, cool and quiet morning two Saturdays ago before the 12 noon Lockdown. My husband, Randy and I visited JD’s Urban Pub
at The Liguanea Club, where their usually extensive menu was understandably limited.

Our waitress was polite, patient and attentive.

Randy enjoyed a traditional Jamaican Breakfast with Ackee and Saltfish and boiled food.

I had my beloved Ackee the day before, so opted for Blueberry Pancakes and Eggs over easy.

Everything was made fresh to order. Freshly cooked, tasty Breakfast and breezy outdoor dining overlooking lush lawns and activity on the tennis courts at JD’s Urban Pub at The Liguanea Club in New Kingston.

Check them out and see if the Weekend 2-4-1 Breakfast Special is still on! #SugaEndorsed

Jason Delvaille’s Restaurant, JD’s Urban Pub

Location: The Liguanea Club, 5 Kutsford Blvd. Kingston 5. JA. W.I.

Ph: 876-926-8144; 876-833-0627

Instagram: @jds_urban_pub

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

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Brunching Outside at CRU Bar & Kitchen!

Suga’s Ratings for CRU Bar & Kitchen
Date and time of visit: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:30pm
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 Comments: 

Suga enjoyed the weekend before lockdown with hubby, Randy at Cru Bar & Kitchen’s Saturday Brunch.

Rooftop dining is quite sunny in the early afternoon, but we had a bit of breeze and some seating areas were partially covered or shaded. I welcome back the fans anytime though.

I appreciate the Scan Barcode menu anywhere I go. #SugaSnaps #CopingwithCovid

We enjoyed their consistently tasty and authentic Murray’s Curried Goat, as well as their Grilled Salmon along with refreshing Cocktails. We had two rounds of the Blue Lagoon Mojito and Whiskey Sour.

Murray’s Curried Goat served with handmade roti, bammy and steamed veggies (J$2100 +10% serv. charge +tx)
CRU Grilled Salmon with mashed potato, steamed veggies and sweet cilantro, lime glaze served on the side (J$2800 +10% serv. charge +tx)

Service was slow, but our waiter was attentive and we were just thankful for being outside, listening to the DJ play and seeing and waving to people from a distance. Seeing a few younger millennials in action was entertaining as well. The lighting on the rooftop seemed to be perfect for selfies.

Looking forward to returning to Brunch at CRU after the lockdown weekends.

…Until next time!

CRU Bar & Kitchen

Location: 71 Lady Musgrave Rd. Kgn. Ja

Ph: 876-571-1168

Reservations: 876-667-2323

Instagram: @crubarjamaica

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

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Seaside Dining by a Hidden Gem along Tower Isle!

With the upcoming lockdown weekends, I am happy my hubby, Randy and I didn’t put off visiting this hidden gem of a restaurant along Tower Isle, Ocho Rios two weeks ago.

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar, Villa Viento, Ocho Rios

Suga’s Ratings for The Rocks Restaurant & Bar
Date and time of visit: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4:00pm
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:

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is located on the seaside directly across from Harmony Hall and has breathtaking views, attentive staff and food done to order.

We enjoyed Escargot (could have been a bit spicier), Roast Chicken and quite a commendable Curry Goat. #SugaSnaps

Escargot (USD$15)
Roasted Chicken (USD$12)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

The Crème Brûlée was deliciously rummy! A pleasant surprise.

Crème Brûlée (USD$8)

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar is #SugaEndorsed. Thanks for the hospitality. I will have Cocktails from the Bar next time around!

The Rocks Restaurant & Bar

Location: Villa Viento. Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica.

Ph: 876-810-4179

Instagram: @the_rocks_restaurant_n_bar

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

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Freshly made Food, Local Beer and Good Coffee from Ragamuffin Coffee Bar!

Earlier this year, hubby and I enjoyed Ragamuffin Cafe’s freshly made Miso-Hungry Beef and RFC (Raga Fry Chicken) Burgers, local craft Beer from Trouble’s Brewing (Ig: @troublesbrew) and some good Coffee from Deaf Can! Coffee (Ig: @deafcancoffee) !

Miso-Hungry Beef Burger (J$1800 incl. Tx)
RFC (Raga Fry Chicken) Burger (J$1500 incl. Tx)
Sweet Potato Fries (J$400 incl. Tx), regular Fries (J$400 incl. Tx) and local Craft Beer (1 Pint – J$1000 incl. Tx) from Trouble’s Brewing.

They also have healthy options from Dream Bowls Ja (Ig: @dreambowlsja) and more.

Cute, cosy café to sit down away from it all with decent customer service. Ragamuffin Coffee Bar is #SugaEndorsed.

Ragamuffin Coffee Bar

Location: 74 Lady Musgrave Road. Kingston, Jamaica

Ph: 876-332-9876

Instagram: @ragamuffincafe

Open 8 AM – 5 PM, Mondays to Saturdays

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

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Start the Week off Right with Breakfast from the New, Quaint Cafe Tucked Away from Busy Kingston Life!

A Happy and Bright Monday to you from the NEW, tucked away Cafe, Trotters Cafe!

Suga’s Ratings for Trotters Cafe

Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Comments: 

Trotters Cafe is located at Park Place also known as the Golf Academy by The Liguanea Club, adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

As you enter you are greeted by brightly coloured umbrellas similar to the umbrellas of Calle Angosto in Cartagena, Colombia. Definitely a décor win and a great marketing strategy for the current era that maximizes on Photo ops for Instagram and other social media platforms.

Seating is in open air by wooden tables with the most adorable Cacti centre pieces.

The Staff is extremely courteous and attentive.

I loved that their menu is posted on their Instagram page, so I knew what I was going to order before I got there and I didn’t have to handle the menu.

They serve Coffee Beverages, Smoothies, Traditional Eggs, Pancakes, Waffles, Omelettes, Bagel Sandwiches, Croissants, Paninis, Crepes, Wraps, Pastries and more.

They have options for Lunch too such as Soup, Salad, their Signature Burger and Pizza.

Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

I had the Trotter Passport with a serving of Eggs, Bacon and Pancakes with homemade Blueberry topping ($1050JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

My husband, Randy had the Smoked Salmon Omelette ($950JMD +tx & 10% gratuity).

Presentation was excellent with a more than satisfactory serving size and most importantly, Breakfast tasted great! Eggs my way, over easy and fluffy pancakes. The service could have been a little quicker with us alone there, but I saw and appreciated that everything was hot and freshly made.

Randy had 100% Blue Mountain Coffee ($400JMD) and I enjoyed my French Vanilla Frappe ($600JMD).

Their Dessert counter is also quite eye-catching. I was full, Randy had their Bailey’s Cheesecake that sas decent.

We were offered a complimentary glass of wine. It was 10am but Why not?! They have other alcoholic options too.

Trotters Cafe is #SugaEndorsed

Trotters Cafe

Location: Park Place, The Golf Academy at The Liguanea Club. New Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876 – 648 – 5243

Instagram: @trotterscafeja

***Menu on Instagram Highlights***

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

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TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Four (4) Lobster tails with Corn on the Cob ($4000JMD)

TGIF to Lobster from Island Vibz Jamaica!

Island Vibz located in Manor Centre has been a frequent Lunch spot for hubby, Randy Burgess for a few months now.

Huge, satisfying servings of well seasoned, spicy, flavourful Seafood that is definitely value for money!

Even though we usually do Take-out, they have a huge open air dining space overlooking the rest of Manor Centre, Constant Spring road and the now lush, green Constant Spring Golf Course.

Island Vibz is now Open Everyday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7am to 7pm!

Spice up the weekend and visit Island Vibz! #SugaEndorsed #StaySafe

Island Vibz Jamaica

Location: 195 Constant Spring Road. Manor Centre. Kingston 8. Ja

Ph: 876-866-8789; 876-383-2208

Instagram: @islandvibz_seafood

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

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TGIF to Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Frozen Mint Lemonade & their Safety Practices!

TGIF to Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Frozen Mint Lemonade & their team continuing to play it safe in the kitchen. Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Signature Frozen Mint Lemonade is quite a refreshing treat for just $500+tx and you can spike it!

Their team is playing it safe in the kitchen too. Kudos to them. I haven’t spied much Chefs wearing masks in the hot kitchen, so please keep it up!

As Covid is even a bigger threat to us now, I encourage you all to try and be as safe as you can this weekend. Wear your masks! Be wise and Sanitise!

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse offers pick up and you can check them to see if they are still delivering. They are #SugaEndorsed.

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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Start your Week off with a Healthy Matcha (Green Tea) Latte using Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha!

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Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha is back in stock and I love matcha!

See Suga Lifestyle’s healthy, dairy free, sugar free ICED MATCHA LATTE & MATCHA SMOOTHIE RECIPES here!

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***Matcha is ground powder of specially grown and processed Green tea leaves. It is believed to have cancer-fighting effects, may prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and may encourage weight loss!***

likkle tea

Shop the Website: http://www.likkletea.com

Instagram: @likkletea

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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TGIF to this Weekend’s BOX DEALS & 2-for-1 Loaded Burger Deal!

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Fling Back Friday to National Burger Day yesterday! Not to worry though, you have Today and Tomorrow to celebrate with Chive Restaurant! They are offering a 2 for 1 deal on their Signature Loaded BBQ Bacon Burger with Crispy Curly Seasoned Fries for pick up/take out! Can you believe it?!

Chive Restaurant is Open until 7pm. Call 876-820-1194 to Order!

Also, how is the end of month Supermarket shopping going? Check out these #SugaEndorsed Curbside Pay & Pick Up BOX DEALS from CPJ Market at Spanish Court Hotel TODAY, Rainforest Seafoods TODAY and Tomorrow at Rainforest Seafoods, Slipe Road, Kingston and Box Market Ja at Hope Gardens Tomorrow.

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Remember the Farmer’s Market is TODAY too! Happy shopping! 💖🇯🇲

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Enjoy the Weekend!

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

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Late for Planning Mother’s Day Take Out?

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Executive Chef Mark Cole from The Jamaica Pegasus

Have you missed the ordering deadlines for Mother’s Day from Suga Endorsed establishments or Chefs such as Jabba’s Peppa Swims, Simo’s Bread and Catering, Chive Jamaica, The Haven at Hillcrest, Kuk Up Kreations, Sweet Obsession Ja or Chef Alex D-Great with CPJ Ltd.?

Fret not. There is still time to plan. Did you see Executive Chef, Mark Cole from The Jamaica Pegasus cooking up a storm yesterday on Smile Jamaica, TvJ? Well his dishes are usually a treat!

You have until 5pm today to order Family size Brunch/Dinner from The Blue Window, Jamaica Pegasus for Curbside Pick Up tomorrow.

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There are also Breakfast and Brunch options from Fromage Brasserie, Sonia’s Homestyle Cooking and one of my faves, Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

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Fromage Brasserie and Bistro have eye-catching Dinner options too!

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For other fantastic Dessert Options, check if you can still get the delights of SEAR 274 by Chef and Patissier, Trevanne Donegal (Website: http://www.sear274.com) or Essence of Hazel (Ph: 876-874-3686).

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If Mom still wants to cook, but wants you to stock her kitchen, you have to Drive through Rainforest Seafoods on Slipe Road and/or Box Market Ja at Mas Camp TODAY for some SUPER DEALS!

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Then check out how to set up at Home and the Serving Order of Wine with A Designed Life by Cecile Levee!

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Hope you have a great weekend filled with Love.

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GW Art (Ph: 876-422-3769)

XoXo,
Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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