#tbt to a Healthy, but Memorable Dinner from the Renewed Hard Rock Hollywood, Florida!

Charred Octopus with Romesco sauce and roasted Marcona Almonds. (US$22)

Throwback to probably the best Octopus I’ve ever had, 3 Thursdays ago!

Suga had a GNO at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a staple of the renewed Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.

The menu offers prime cuts of beef, signature raw bar & delectable seafood selections, and more. I heard of their state-of-the-art wood fire grills and Josper coal ovens and was eager to try their Lamb Chops, but they were unavailable that night.

So I had the most delish Charred Octopus as a starter with Romesco sauce and roasted Marcona Almonds. Perfectly grilled. Tender, succulent, with a crispy outside and slightly smoky flavour from the wood fire grill.

I then enjoyed the Parmesan crusted Salmon, complemented by a tasty Beurre Blanc sauce with a glass of vino.

Parmesan crusted Salmon in a Beurre Blanc sauce (US$36)

Excellent service and food, accompanied by live entertainment. Their menu has high quality options that are value for your money.

**Reservations recommended** Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is #SugaEndorsed.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Location: Base of the Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, Florida.

1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Ph: (954) 327-7625

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

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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 πŸ’–πŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰

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

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Chive Restaurant Continues to be Suga Endorsed!

Hubby and I visited Chive Restaurant (Ig:@chivejamaica) 3 Saturdays ago for his Restaurant hopping Birthday weekend.

Check out some of what we enjoyed here:

Chive continues to be a fully satisfying stop with their twist on International cuisine stemming from unique seasoning and added herbs, of course including Chive.

Chive Restaurant supports fellow local businesses and was a sponsor for Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection. A lucky Suga Bear, Carolyn Reid walked away with a Dinner for 2 valued at $10000 from signing up her Suga Bear Card at the gate!

Congrats Carolyn and thanks again Chive Restaurant!

HINT HINT The owner of Chive Restaurant has NEW and Exciting things coming for early 2022 πŸ˜‰ Remember you heard it from Suga first.

Stop and have a bite at Chive Restaurant this Christmas season.πŸŽ„

Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

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

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A Fantastic Stay at The Cliff Hotel by West End, Negril

The Cliff Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

TGIF! Where are you staying this weekend Suga Bears?!

We had a fantastic stay at The Cliff Hotel by West End, Negril last weekend.

Watch “A Fantastic stay at The Cliff Jamaica by West End, Negril” on YouTube here:Β 

https://youtube.com/shorts/F-q48TnIKgw?feature=share

Even though it’s not an all inclusive, their current rate is definitely value for money. Seize the opportunity before it goes back up!

The food and presentation from their Zest Restaurant was consistently excellent.

Manager, Vernon was on site everyday, quite hospitable and accommodating along with his staff.

The property was clean. Views were breathtaking. Parking was adequate, which is hard to find in Negril. Wifi was decent. The room was huge and the Smart Tv was great. Just 1 complaint…only water came in the fridge. We would appreciate 2 Red Stripes next time 😎🍻

The Cliff Hotel and its Zest Restaurant are #SugaEndorsed.

Gabby and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at The Cliff Hotel in Negril, Jamaica on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The Cliff Hotel

Location: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica

Phone: 876-632-0919

Instagram: @thecliffjamaica

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

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When Skylarking in Negril, Yuh Driva Haffi Mek 1-Stop

Miss Lily’s at Skylark Negril Beach Resort on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach!

The music, food and vibes are right everytime. The only good system is a sound system.

I enjoyed their succulent, flavourful Jerk BBQ Pork Spare Ribs with roasted plantains. Finger-licking good.

Jerk BBQ Pork Spare Ribs with roasted plantains (US$22)

Hubby, Randy enjoyed the Miss Lily’s mouth-watering Cheeseburger that was sandwiched in cocoa bread.

Miss Lily’s Cheeseburger (US$12)

Vegetarian menu and fresh Juices available too. IΒ  had the refreshing Skylark Greens.

Great, speedy and pleasant service. #SugaEndorsed

For my Suga Bears overseas, be sure to check out Miss Lily’s in Soho or East Village NY & Dubai!

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

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Suga’s Next Stop on the West End, Rockhouse at Rockhouse Hotel!

The award-winning Caribbean’s Leading Boutique Hotel for many years, as well as Jamaica’s Leading Spa Resort for ’14, ’15 is usually booked out for Weddings whenever we are in Negril.

So with much anticipation and quite a reputation, we finally dined at one of the most scenic Restaurants cliffside.

The staff there, led by Gossett definitely got that old school welcoming, Jamaican hospitality that we love. Kudos to them. Their energy working amongst each other was cordial as well.

Seating was close, but I was still able to make myself comfortable.

My Coconut Shrimp starter was delish. We enjoyed the other dishes, Crab Quesadilla, Seafood Linguini with Shrimp and Snapper and the Surf & Surf with seared Snapper and Garlic Shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp (US$12)
Crab Quesadilla (US11)
Seafood Linguini with Shrimp & Snapper (US$19)
Surf & Surf with seared Snapper and Garlic Shrimp (US$24)
Chocolate Cake

They were tasty dishes, but left a little more to be desired. I also only had two bites of the Chocolate Cake. Perhaps expectations were too high or maybe they fell off their game a bit, because other spots are quite impressive! Stay tuned for more this week.

Gabrielle with husband, Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle at the Rockhouse restaurant at Rockhouse Hotel last Saturday.

XoXo, SugaπŸ’–

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

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Suga Revisits Westmoreland! First Stop, Pelican Lookout!

Sometimes it takes a few months before you get the urge to take the 4-hour drive to Negril, but when you do, it’s so worth it!

First stop, Pelican Lookout restaurant and bar by West End, Negril.

It was overcast upon arrival, but then the sun came out and you know Negril heat hits differently, so go in the evening or night when the vibes and temperature are right.

Very attentive staff, big up Rohan and most of all, the Chef! Food ‘propa’.

A variety of Octopus dishes were on the menu, but looks like we just missed the season. We have to return to try those!

There were still great options for Seafood, Pastas, Burgers and Beverages. We opted for traditional Jamaican Conch Fritters, Oxtail and Curried Goat. They all hit the spot. Di Oxtail tender tender and slide off the bone. Well seasoned and wicked flavours.

Conch Fritters (US$8)
Oxtail and Beans
Oxtail and Beans (USD $17)
Curried Goat (USD$15)

Eye-catching rustic, artistic dΓ©cor & view, rhythmic music, timely food and I can see the place lights up at night.

Pelican Lookout is #SugaEndorsed. Visit them when next on the West End.

Pelican Lookout

Location: West End. Negril, Jamaica

Ph: 876-801-3293

Instagram: @pelican_look_out

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

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Girls Day Out at Broken Plate!

(L-R) Gillian Jackson, Gabrielle Burgess and Kimario Rose-Stewart

Suga’s Ratings for Broken Plate
Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00pm
No. of diners: 3
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Suga’s Breakdown: 

Last Saturday, with no weddings, someone to watch the kids and complete or postponed errands, us girls finally made time for Lunch, Vino & Cocktails! Can you relate? If not, it’s totally worth it.

Balance is key Suga Bears and thankfully, the recently Award-Winning Game Changer Restaurant Broken Plate
did not disappoint.

They don’t facilitate reservations, but it’s somewhat understandable in these times when a party may not show up and not give notice. We were seated quickly enough and our waitress was polite and attentive.

Loved the modern, simple yet tasteful decor.

The Restaurant was full to capacity, but comfortable and they still managed to send out our Appetizers, Beverages and Mains in good time.

We enjoyed Calamari, Duck Breast Bruschetta, the Smoked Marlin Salad, Grilled Salmon and BBQ Spare Ribs. The girls took their Dessert to-go.

Calamari ‘Pop’ (J$1750)
Duck Breast Bruschetta (J$2050)
Smoked Marlin Salad (J$2250)
Grilled Salmon (J$3650)
BBQ Spare Ribs (J$3950)

I asked for my Bruschetta to be lightly toasted and it was honoured, arriving with tasty, tender Duck Breast. I also switched out the creamy sauce for my Salmon with grilled pineapple & corn salsa. You can enjoy healthier choices when you’re out too!

A Restaurant for the young, old & in-between. It took me a while to visit, but I definitely prefer the changes made and this new location. Broken Plate is now #SugaEndorsed

Broken Plate

Location: 24-28 Barbican Rd. , Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-667-6891

Instagram: @brokenplateja

BIG UP Chive Restaurant for Saving Lives During the Lockdown!

Chive Restaurant’s Ultimate Mac n’ Cheese with sauteed Shrimp

Figuratively of course πŸ˜ƒ But with no time or energy to cook and when you look on the clock and realise it is too late to play dress up and attempt #OutsideOutside, but would still like a delish late lunch… Chive Restaurant is one of the places to turn to. They are on 7Krave and Ends.

They were out of Marlin Canapes, but we enjoyed their Chive Curried Crab Cake, their signature Wings, the Chive loaded BBQ Bacon 8oz Burger and their Ultimate Mac n’ Cheese with sauteed Shrimp.

Crave for Chive satisfied! They remain #SugaEndorsed. Check out Chive Restaurant!

Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

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

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District 5 Sky Lounge at the R Hotel was a Vibe Last Saturday!

Gabby Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle with Suga Taster and friend, Taraja Jackson at District 5, R Hotel last Saturday.

Thank you District 5 Sky Lounge for some much needed fresh air, wine, rum, tasty, sizeable portions of food and of course an atmosphere full of vibes.

Grilled Snapper Fillet (USD$25)
Thyme, black pepper, garlic and home-made green marinade grilled to perfection and glazed with paprika butter

While most Restaurants, Bars & Lounges were quiet last Saturday, before three days of No Movement in Ja, the Best Sunday Spot became the Best Saturday Spot.

My crew of ladies gathered around a table at about 1:30pm and as the day progressed, the music got a little louder, had more buzz and all the diners at their designated and adequately distanced tables caught a vibe.

District 5 Sky Lounge is currently a hot spot for celebrations and we saw Birthdays and lastly, we thoroughly enjoyed witnessing a celebration of love, a Proposal!

With screams from the FeyoncΓ© to be’s girlfriends, all eyes turned to the prepared stage for the special occasion and to see her say YES. Congrats to the lucky couple and Suga is looking forward to when cases are lowered and the Best Sunday Spot can resume Brunch! CheersπŸ₯‚

(L-R: Alison Sutherland, Dahlia Martin, Racquell Brown, Taraja Jackson, Gabrielle Burgess)

District 5, R Hotel

Location: 2 Renfrew Rd., Kingston. Ja

Ph: 876-978-6091

Instagram: @district5_skylounge

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

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