Happy Monday! Are You Caffeinated with Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee?

Thanks for my Tote Bag PRESS (Ig: @pressshopco) !

Jamaica Coffee Festival (Ig: @jamaicacoffeefest) last Saturday at Devon House almost got me caffeinated for the entire week! The sun drained it a bit though.

So back to daily morning cups of Healthy Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee to start my day and give me a great kickstart to the week.

Enjoy a cup of Moy Hall Estate Coffee (Ig:@moyhallcoffee), JABLUM Coffee (Ig: @jablumcoffee), Coffee Roasters Jamaica (Ig: @coffeeroastersjamaica), Stoneleigh Coffee (Ig: @stoneleighcoffeeja), you name it!

Picking up? Stop by Cannonball Café (Ig: @cannonballcafe), Cafe Dolce (Ig: @cafedolceja), Café Blue (Ig: @cafeblueja), Ragamuffin Cafe (Ig: @ragamuffincafe), Rituals Coffee House (Ig: @ritualscoffeehouseja), PRESS Café (@pressshopco) or Blue Mahoe Café (Ig: @bluemahoeestatecoffee).

Celebrate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Everyday!☕️ 💖💙 #SiptheGreatness

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

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Steak House on the Verandah, Devon House is Still My Fave Burger

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth excited to dig into her favourite Burger at Steakhouse on the Verandah (Ig: @steakhouseontheverandah), Devon House

You heard it from Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth!

Where do you get your favourite Burger?
Suga’s favourite Burger is from Chive Restaurant (Ig: @chivejamaica) 😁

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

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Steakhouse on the Verandah! Still Fantastic !

Randy Burgess, Director of Suga Lifestyle

We’ve come to another stop on Randy’s Birthday Hopping Weekend, Steakhouse on the Verandah (Ig: @steakhouseontheverandah) at Devon House.

It’s been too long. Props to Chef Christian Sweeney (Ig: @chefsweeney)
and his team. Perfectly cooked Steaks, great service and ambience topped off by ‘really good’ Dessert.

I don’t think I’ve heard it, but it needs to be said. Happy Hubby, Happy Life.
Celebrate them and Celebrate Birthdays! Life is for living 💖💃🎉

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

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Eating Healthy the Fun way with The Commissary’s Simo’s Bread and Catering!

Start your week off the right way and remember you can eat healthy the fun way on weekends too!

Watch “Eating Healthy the Fun way with The Commissary’s Simo’s Bread and Catering!” on YouTube here:

I enjoyed going to the The Commissary by Devon House and using Simo’s Bread and Catering’s Cherry Tomato Salsa to top off my loaded baked Potato Wedges and Chicken franks (meat optional) also topped off with black beans and corn. Great for a light Lunch.

Then I had a little extra left and used it top off my Sunday Dinner! Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed Simo’s Bread and Catering’s Vegan Pesto with my Grilled Chicken & whole grain Linguine Pasta, also topped off with a dash of low-fat, low calorie (20 cal.!) grated Parmesan Cheese.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Linguine by Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabrielle Burgess

Support Local and remember you can Sign up for a Nutrition Consultation with Suga Lifestyle’s Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, Gabby today using this LINK:

https://sugalifestyle.com/personal-training/

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

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EATING HEALTHY CAN BE FUN!

[📸: @wrightlifelivefoodeatery]

Check out this healthy, colourful dish from Wright Life Live Food Eatery in Devon House!

Ackee Taco, Cauliflower rice and a fresh, flavourful Chickpea medley. I mean, Chickpeas don’t always have to be curried!

Sorry Suga Bears, but Wright Life Live Food Eatery (Ig: @wrightlifelivefoodeatery) is temporarily closed.

In the mean time, be inspired and even try to cook it in the kitchen yourselves. The world has gone digital. Use your tools and apps wisely 😉

Have a healthy day!

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

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Celebrating a Successful Brand Jamaican Show with Authentic Jamaican Cuisine from Reggae Mill Restaurant!

Gabrielle a.k.a Suga and Randy Burgess, owners of Suga Lifestyle at The Reggae Mill Restaurant last Sunday.

Suga’s Ratings for Reggae Mill Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 6:00pm

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 Comments: 

After Suga Lifestyle spent last Saturday successfully showcasing a few of our local businesses and entrepreneurs, what better way to celebrate than with an Authentic Jamaican Dinner!

It has been long overdue, but I returned to the Reggae Mill Restaurant last Sunday with hubby, Randy.

Their Jamaican Wings started us off and my only complaint is that we wanted more. Seasoned to perfection with a sauce that was finger lickin’ good.

We missed out on their tender Oxtail, so we both had the Ruddy Ram Goat with Steamed veggies, festival and the available rice and peas. Tasty, truly authentic Jamaican Curried Goat.

As if I didn’t have enough Bread Pudding for the weekend, I couldn’t pass theirs up either. They surely didn’t short us on the Rum in that Rum and Raisin Bread Pudding.

Comfortable setting and decent ambience with staff adhering to Covid-19 protocol. Reggae Mill Restaurant is #SugaEndorsed.

Even though she may not have been there that day, kudos to her guidance and HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Reggae Mill Restaurant’s Executive Chef and Managing Director Orlease King!

Reggae Mill Restaurant

Location: Devon House, Hope Road. Kingston, Ja.

Ph: 876-631-2000

Ig: @reggaemill.restaurant

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

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Simo’s Opens The Commissary at Devon House Today!

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Simo’s Bread and Catering is finally opening THE COMMISSARY AT DEVON HOUSE TODAY until Sunday! 2pm-6pm today and 12-5pm for the rest of the week!

They will have Tiramisu, Alcoholic popsicles, Passionfruit Sorbetto, Simo’s Scotchie products, Vanilla extract, Wright Life Ginger Turmeric shots, LikkleTea, Pure Chocolate, Oneone Cocoa, Tooksies Balsamic, Ashebre Spices & so much more!! All while supplies last! First come first serve, unfortunately they can’t hold anything, so if I were you Suga Bears, I’d go TODAY! Simos Bread and Catering literally goes like hot bread!

***OPEN WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 12-5pm as of next week with Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches too!***

Enjoy!

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

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Where to Indulge in Juicy Steak before the New Year!

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Sizzling Ribeye Steak recommended for two ($8500JMD): Grilled and served on a sizzling cast iron pan, finished with demi-glaze, truffle butter and mashed potatoes.

Need to indulge in a juicy Ribeye Steak before the New Year? Chef Alex D-Great has left Steak House on the Verandah in Devon House, but not to worry, Chef Jermaine Erskine and his team of two other Chefs have taken over in fine fashion.

I was a bit worried since I was treating my husband for his Birthday dinner on December 3rd, but I had friends who had gone recently and said the standard was still high. I am in total agreement. Service was commendable, the Ribeye that we shared was cooked to order, medium rare perfection and our sautéed Escargot starter in pesto cream and a puff pastry shell was delicious as well.

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Sautéed Escargot starter in pesto cream and a puff pastry shell ($1500JMD)

The pocket may have to run a bit deep for your visit, but you get value for your money. #SugaEndorsed

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Steak House on the Verandah

***Reservations Recommended***

Location: Devon House

Ph: 876-616-8833

Facebook: @steakhouseja

Instagram: @thesteakhouseja

Opening Hours:

Mon. to Sat. @ 12 noon – 9:30 pm

***Closed on Sundays*** 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Healthy, but Tasty Option during Restaurant Week!

If you are facing the dilemma of losing weight before Christmas, but you’d like to participate in Restaurant Week that is tempting you with various menus, here’s an option for you that is not a salad!

Nyam and Scram with the juicy, Veggie Bean Burger from Pimentos! Ask them to scratch the mayo though. You’re welcome. Enjoy!

Bean Attack – $1,300JMD *(Excludes tax and Beverage)

Black Bean and Ackee Burger (BBA) and small vegan bean soup – The ultimate veggie burger with Black Bean, Ackee, Plantain, Chipotle mayo, served on whole wheat bun coupled with a small vegetarian bean soup.

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Pimentos

Location: 26 Hope Road, Devon House, Kingston

Ph: 876-291-5400

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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The NEW Reggae Mill Restaurant Offers Authentic Jamaican at Devon House

Last Thursday evening, Suga had the pleasure of attending the official Grand Opening of the Reggae Mill Restaurant at Devon House.

After two and a half years of serving Greek Cuisine at Devon House, familiarly known as Opa, owner, Alexx Antaeus decided to leave it up to his business partner, Orlease King (Jamaican, born and grown) to take over and give Devon House and by extension, Kingston, Jamaica, an authentic Jamaican cuisine restaurant.

The restaurant shares the same space as Opa and the Reggae Mill Bar, but according to Antaeus, the prices for the Reggae Mill Restaurant should be more reasonable to encourage persons to make it their preferred spot for lunch.

Appetizers were offered to guests, giving you a taste of what to expect when you decide to dine at the new, authentic Jamaican dining spot.

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Niesha from the Reggae Mill Restaurant serving Ackee and Saltfish on fried, pressed green plantain.

The Ackee and Saltfish on pressed plantain gave persons the option of adding more seasoning or spice. While the tender Pork bites gave you the true Jamaican hit of spice, mixed with a touch of sweet from the sauce.

CPJ had an assortment of wines serving throughout the night and the buffet opened up, treating guests to Rice and peas, Curried Goat, Jerked Chicken, Oxtail and Stew Peas.

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Stew Peas, Oxtail, Jerked Chicken, Curried Goat and rice and peas from the buffet at the Reggae Mill Restaurant Launch last Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Suga enjoyed it all. The flavours were balanced and the meats, sourced locally, were well seasoned and juicy to the bone. Orlease did a fantastic job of recreating the meals we grew up enjoying from our kitchens. We all know the home cooked Stew Peas that tied our fathers is not easy to achieve. I am also happy to say in Jamaican words, ‘it neva salt’.

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Stew Peas from the Reggae Mill Restaurant!

Well done to Orlease, Alexx and their team. Looking forward to see the Reggae Mill Restaurant maintain a high standard of true, home style Jamaican cooking.

I am also looking forward to trying the Jamaican desserts, in particular, my favourite, the Bread Pudding!

Reggae Mill Restaurant

Location: Devon House, Hope Road. Kingston, Ja.

Opening Hours: Mondays – Fridays: 12 noon – 11:00 pm, Saturdays 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

***Closed on Sundays***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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