Suga and Hubby visit the NEW Trio Grill Wine Bar for Christmas Eve!

Randy and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

On Christmas Eve we visited the new Trio Grill Wine Bar on 64 Hope Road. You would never believe Kingston’s newest Restaurant, Lounge and Bar was the original home of Chilitos. They surely did a lot with the place, including a visible private lounge that hosted a Birthday party.

Great ambience and I loved the friendly, attentive, festive mood of the staff.

We thought based on our wait, Chef Haleem Card went to hunt and kill the Lamb, but our dishes were superb upon arrival and thankfully worth the wait.

We had tasty Calamari and Crab Cakes for starters, followed by a delish Surf and Turf with my Hubby, Randy’s Steak cooked to order, medium rare and sizeable juicy, tender Lamb Chops. #SugaSnaps Chef Card.

Surf and Turf served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Lamb Chops served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

I’m looking forward to returning to try those signature jumbo Prawns.

Trio Grill Wine Bar

Location: 64 Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica. W.I.

Ph: 876-616-4784; 876-872-3659

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; 2PM – 9PM

Instagram: @triowinebar64

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

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TGIF to Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie!

Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie [📸: Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold]

TGIF to this yummy Pavlova that Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold enjoyed from Tea Tree Crêperie! Service was decent too👍🏽

Fun fact: Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

Enjoy the Weekend! Stay safe!

Tea Tree Crêperie Restaurant

Ph.: 876-978-7333 

Location: 80 Lady Musgrave Rd. Unit #2. Kingston 10, Jamaica 

Email: info@teatreecreperie.com

Website (includes menu ): http://www.teatreecreperie.com

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

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Suga Revisits Seaside Dutchie!

Suga’s Ratings for Seaside Dutchie

Date and time of visit: Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:25pm

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: 

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally got to revisit Seaside Dutchie over Independence weekend. The Service was even better and faster this time. The Appetizers were just as tasty and the Main was just as delicious. Value for money once again. I keep missing out on their Bread Pudding though!

Johnny Be Good ($700JMD) – Deep fried Johnny Cakes stuffed with Spicy Shrimp and Callaloo with Escovitched Mayonnaise
Saltfish Fritters ($700JMD) – Priory crispy Conch Fritters
Roasted Fish (Price based on the size of the Fish and served with your choice of sides)

Check out Seaside Dutchie’s current opening hours by giving them a call on the number below. They should be a must-stop whenever you are in St. Ann for some authentic Jamaican cuisine with their special twist or just some good seafood without a lengthy wait. Kudos to the Chef. Suga hopes to be back sooner and not later because Seaside Dutchie is still #SugaEndorsed. Cheers!

Piña Colada (It was iced versus creamy, but still tasty)

Seaside Dutchie

Location: Fantasy Beach, Priory St. Ann. Jamaica

Ph: 876-329-4110

Instagram: @seasidedutchie

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

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TGIF to Jumbo Cookies from The Sweet Dozen!

TGIF to Jumbo Cookies from The Sweet Dozen!

Last Wednesday, I thoroughly enjoyed my warm, freshly baked Jumbo Chocolate Walnut Cookies from The Sweet Dozen!

Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, with a rich, Chocolate flavour!

I had the Funfetti as well that has white chocolate in it! It was yummy too, even though Danielle Boothe, owner of The Sweet Dozen is still perfecting it as one of her new flavours.

The Sweet Dozen offers Cheesecake, Brownies and more. Delivery available. Order your sweet treat today! Treat Yo’ Self!

Enjoy the Weekend!

The Sweet Dozen

Direct Message on Instagram with Inquiries:

Instagram: @thesweetdozen

Email: sweetdozenbakery@gmail.com

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

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Suga Hits North Coast Restaurants for Independence Weekend!

It was so refreshing to leave town last Independence weekend and Restaurant hop!

Of course, with so many culinary gems on the north coast, I didn’t get to go everywhere I wanted to go, but definitely made a few stops worth mentioning.

First stop for Lunch last Friday, Evita’s Italian Restaurant!

Attentive staff with face shields, great, timely service, tasty dishes and a picturesque view.

We enjoyed Grilled Octopus, Smoked Marlin, Curried Shrimp and Chicken Breast and Chicken Breast Tortellini.

Grilled Marinated Octopus served with a fresh tomato and olive salsa (USD$8.50)
Smoked Marlin ‘Carpaccio’ sliced thin, topped with capers and marinated onion rings (USD$7.50)
Ja Curry ‘Supreme’ – Shrimp and Chicken Breast in Curry Mango-Chutney, white wine sauce (USD$16.50)

I concluded lunch with their Tiramisu. I was wondering why they didn’t dust the top of my Tiramisu with cocoa powder though.

Tiramisu

Stay tuned to see Suga’s next stop in St. Ann with Excellent Tiramisu!

Evita’s Italian Restaurant

Location: Eden Bower Road. Ocho Rios

Ph.: 876-974-2333

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

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TGIF to Mouth-Watering, Delicious Bread Pudding from The Bread Pudding Factory!

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Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of indulging in mouth-watering, delicious Bread Pudding from The Bread Pudding Factory!

The Bread Pudding Factory opened in June of this year, a pivoting act around Covid-19 by Nikeisha Reynolds out of her home in Linstead, with the intention of acquiring a location. So the delicious Bread Puddings are currently available by delivery only.

You have the options of Rum & Raisin, Coconut Pineapple Upside Down, Chocolate Chip with Salted Caramel and the Plain Surprise.

Suga tried all flavours except for the Coconut Pineapple Upside Down. Although I love a Caramel crumble on top, they were all good! They had the right ratio of moisture to firmness and the flavours were really distinct. It was hard to determine, but the Chocolate Chip with salted caramel was my favourite.

Nikeisha, foodie turned baker, believes bread is a Jamaican staple that comforts the soul. She thinks it is quite versatile to use in the kitchen and so of course, she has other recipes for more flavours up her sleeve!

The cost for a mixed box of 4 is $2200JMD with an additional cost of $350JMD for delivery. Payment is COD or via Online Transfer. Order yours! The Bread Pudding Factory is #SugaEndorsed.

The Bread Pudding Factory

Location: Linstead

Ph: 876-508-3154

Instagram: @thebreadpuddingfactory

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

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Craving Scoops is Sending Ice Cream to Kingston again!

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Young Saschanee Carty, previously based in Kingston, has now settled in the beautiful parish of Portland. She took a little break with her company, Craving Scoops after the move, but since June, she has started to send her rich, chunky, non-dairy Ice Cream to Kingston! You don’t want to miss this trip!

Her Ice Cream is Non-Dairy and if you’re wondering what she uses, she uses a lot of Cashew and Coconut!

Craving Scoops also uses the best local ingredients for their ice cream such as Strawberries, Chocolate from our local Chocolatiers like Chocollor Chocolate and more.

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Craving Scoops is NOW taking Orders for PINT size, Non-Dairy Ice Cream to be Delivered next Saturday, July 18th from 9am to 12noon!

The flavours are the very rich Strawberry ($1350JMD), Pina Colada ($1350JMD), Vanilla Granola Raspberry Swirl ($1350JMD) and Mocha Rum munchies ($1250JMD).
*Delivery fee is $500JMD*

***ORDER by Monday, July 13, 2020***

Craving Scoops is #SugaEndorsed

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Craving Scoops

Ph: 876-542-2065

Instagram: @craving_scoops

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

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#tbt to Dessert Heaven from Essence of Hazel

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Essence of Hazel’s Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberry and Chocolate drizzled Pretzel

#tbt to Dessert Heaven from Essence of Hazel!

When Essence of Hazel’s Budget Friendly Box of Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberry and Chocolate drizzled Pretzel popped up in my Instagram feed for $1200JMD, it was a no-brainer.

I know CEO, Kayla Evans to be another Baker who makes rich Chocolate Cakes, so I couldn’t wait to try more from her.

It was refreshing to order from Kayla. She was professional, communicated effectively, was on time and followed up with me for feedback.

It was my Anniversary last Thursday and this box of heavenly goodness was the perfect dessert after lunch and surprise treat for my husband who adores not only me, but Chocolate. We had it with Champagne and it was just as good as expected. The Cakes were rich, moist, and flavourful.

Be sure to check out what Essence of Hazel has for Mother’s Day. A sensational package!

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Sensational Package- Bailey’s Cheesecake, Black Forest Cake, Chocolate covered Strawberries, a 200ml bottle of Bailey’s, Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, all gift wrapped in a box with a card.

One thing though, hopefully next time Kayla gets some Choco Bites from one of our local Chocolatiers or incorporates them into her baking like a few others are doing right now.

She has the MAMA Box too, customized gifts and more!

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Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberries, edible details, Chocolate drizzled Pretzel, raspberry Wine shot!

Essence of Hazel is #SugaEndorsed #RealRich

Essence of Hazel 

Edible Arrangements and Cakes

Location: Molynes Rd., Kingston

Ph: 876-874-3686

Instagram: @essenceofhazel

Email: essenceofhazel@gmail.com

***Open Wed. – Sat., 10am – 5pm***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF TO THIS STUFFED CINNAMON WAFFLE FROM JAMAICA LIQUOR WAREHOUSE!

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Have you earned your Carbs for a Cheat Day this weekend?! TGIF to this Cinnamon Waffle with Strawberry filling and Vanilla Ice Cream from Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

Enjoy!

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

***Closed on Mondays***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Pastry Heaven from SIMO’S!

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A. Dulce de Leche Creamcheese Cronut; B. Bacon and Maple Cronut; C. Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

TGIF and #fbf to part of Suga’s Valentine’s haul from Simo’s Bread and Catering last Friday at the Valentine’s Pop Up at Wrightlife Live Food Eatery located at the Kiosks in Devon House, Kingston.

Gourmet Pastries from Simos are ALWAYS worth the calories. I was in Pastry heaven. #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Christina M.B. Simonitsch

Location: Montego Bay

Email: simosbreadandcatering@gmail.com

Instagram: @simosbreadandcatering

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