Happy Stew Peas Wednesday! Where do you like to get Yours?

Pot a boil! You like yours with Pig’s Tail too? I do!

FEATURED: Ig: @jabbaspeppaswims (Ph: 876.376.9347)

If you’re treating yourself to some juicy Stew Peas today, where you gonna get it?!
Igs @jabbaspeppaswims, @jangas.soundbar, @soniashomestylecooking, @jenskitchenja, @karparkcarwashandbar, YuModdaPot BIG UP YUSELF!

Drop your favourite spot for Stew Peas in the comments Suga Fam.

Have a great Day!

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

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Get Over Hump Day with this Salad from Coppers!

Smoked Marlin Pasta Salad (J$2250)
Smoked Marlin with crisp greens, beets, tomato, cucumber, eggs, cheese, pickled onions with Coppers’ house dressing

Just WOW!

Thoroughly enjoyed this low calorie Smoked Marlin Pasta Salad from The Coppers Jamaica (Ig: @thecoppersja) about three weeks ago.

Great service continues.

*Reservations recommended*

The Coppers Jamaica

Location: 9 Haining Road. Kingston. Jamaica

Ph: 876.815.5609

Instagram: @thecoppersja

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Mystic Thai: One Night in Kingston?!

When Mystic Thai comes to Kingston, foodies unite! (L-R) Le Cordon Bleu Paris Graduate & Blogger, Craig Fleming, Blogger, Vanessa Lalasingh, Owners of Suga Lifestyle, Gabrielle and Randy Burgess with Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold.

Last Saturday at Jamaica Food + Drink Kitchen (Ig: @jafoodanddrinkkitchen), a bit over 30 guests had the pleasure of experiencing a Night in Thailand with Mystic Thai (Ig: @mystic_thai_jamaica) coming in from Montego Bay, Select Brands (Ig: @selectbrandsja) and Debra Taylor-Smith a.k.a Wine Lady Debra (Ig: @wineladydebra).

It’s what you would call a precursor to Mystic Thai coming to Kingston! Yes, you read right. Mystic Thai will be opening a higher end version of their restaurant some time within the next 6 to 8 months. Envision Sea Bass and Steaks prepared by a mix of new Chefs coming from India, while you are surrounded by the finest of Thai décor. Can’t wait!


In the mean time, we had the delight of being taken through 7 courses with the most interesting, some shocking, but tantalizing pairings presented by Wine Lady Debra of Select Brands.

Let Suga take you through!

The Beefeater Gin Cocktail was a bold welcome, tempered by Lemongrass that got guests buzzing, catching up after not seeing each other for a little while, then eventually seated with anticipation for what the rest of the evening had to offer.

Then BOOM came an unexpected shot of Stone’s Ginger Wine topped with Torresella Prosecco paired with Tom Kha Soup! A Ginger Mimosa Shot that got us off to a fast, but great start. The rich, creamy coconut flavour of the Soup was amazing by the way.

The Papaya Salad Wraps paired with Rosé cooled things down a bit with delicate flavours and well-rounded acidity.

One of my faves, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling followed to pair with the Mystic Dragon Roll, where its flavours were even more enhanced by a homemade pepper sauce that was offered. It took a little while for Kung Fu Girl to grow on those who were just introduced, as she is on the dry side, but hints of citrus and white peach perhaps made them appreciate her more as they sipped in between bites.

Truffle Infused Pad Thai Chicken paired with a California Cline Gewurtztraminer definitely spiced up the night again! Pun intended. Wow. I enjoyed that pairing thoroughly.

The highlight if the night for me then arrived.

GREEN CURRY SALMON with Hahn PINOT NOIR…What?! “Life is too short”, said Wine Lady Debra.
It is indeed. Naturally a Creamy or Lemon Sauce, or even a Salsa topping on Salmon would pair well with a Traditional White Wine, but I applaud this chance taken.
It was a HIT for ME. BRAVO…YOLO.

Crispy Sesame Lamb paired with a Malbec followed. It was tasty, but the small cuts of Lamb were unfortunately overwhelmed by the sauce and crispy texture.

Before we knew it, it was Dessert time! Oh but a bit of an anti-climax for me and my Suga Tasters who have recently traveled to Thailand. They’ve been spoiled by a wide selection of Sticky Rice Puddings, Fried Bananas, Coconut Puddings and other authentic Thai Desserts. Alas, we were served Chocolate Mousse. Owner, Kareena Mahbubani was surprised to know we would have been open to having her Sticky Banana Pudding. Of course, bring it on next time.

Wine Lady Debra did not skip a beat though! The Cocktail paired with the dessert literally fired things up again. An El Dorado Rum Cream Slide with smoky Cinnamon sticks! Delicious! Awesome finale.

Wine Lady Debra in action, assisting to pour the last Cocktail of the night.
Wine Lady Debra with Gabby Burgess

Let us remember that Mystic Thai is one of, if not, the best Ethnic Restaurant in Jamaica, so expectations were high. It was truly a fabulous evening. Kudos to Kareena and her team, Jamaica Food + Drink Kitchen for creating such a spectacular space for these Culinary Experiences along with their amazingly attentive and professional team, Select Brands and Wine Lady Debra who all delivered. A fantastic experience. Cheers. 🥂

Randy and Gabby Burgess of Suga Lifestyle with friends and Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh Arnold.
Gabby Burgess with Owner of Mystic Thai, Kareena Mahbubani.

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

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Suga Taster, Stephen’s Visit to Blue Brews Bistro on the Culinary Trail!

A month ago, Suga Taster, Stephen Greig ventured up to the cool Blue Mountains on a Sunday, with visiting San Francisco based brother and fam to check out the fairly new, Blue Brews Bistro (Ig: @bluebrewsbistro) in Holywell National Park.

Here’s what he had to say!

The drive was relaxing with majestic views of the Blue Mountains and fresh air to open the appetite along the way.

Upon arrival at Holywell Park, we were directed to Blue Brews Bistro, which had quite a few patrons by 11am. I would recommend that you make a reservation in advance via their email if you have a large party. Kudos to Owner/Manager Jovan Yapp for his hospitality, accommodating our party of 6. The staff were also friendly and attentive.

The menu expectedly had variations of your favourite Blue Mountain Coffee, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Pastries. It was interesting to see that they had non-bistro fare including smoked Pork Chops, Steak & Fried Chicken.

Our party had Pumpkin Soup, Burgers with seasoned fries and more traditional Breakfast fare such as Eggs and Bacon.

We tried their “Brookie” for Dessert, a merger of a Cookie and Brownie along with fresh Lemongrass Lemonade too.

The food was satisfactory, but you really go for the drive and experience. Also, the view and the cool, salubrious surroundings, where you can even go for a walk around the park while waiting.
The park museum is directly above the  restaurant, so do check it out.

There wasn’t any traditional Jamaican cuisine offered, so if there was a recommendation, it would be to really have a more Jamaican experience. Definitely worth a visit though. Big up Blue Brews Bistro.

Blue Brews Bistro

Location: National Holywell Park. Hardwar Gap, Holywell. Saint Andrew. Jamaica

Ph: 876-426-1204

Email: admin@bluebrewsbistro.com

Instagram: @bluebrewsbistro

***Open only on Saturdays & Sundays***

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TGIF! When in NYC You Gotta Do Pizza & Doughnuts!

That’s right! Finish Strong. I can help you get back on track 😉

Fling Back Friday (#fbf) to Pizza & Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (Ig: @krispykreme) in New York City!

Suga with her cousin’s son, Jones Croft. He loves Dinosaurs!

For the Love of Food

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Uncorked…not just for Wine. Go EAT!

It’s been weeks since I’ve been to Uncorked’s Sovereign North location, but I always expect delectable dishes paired with premium wines. I wasn’t disappointed.

I was eating healthy, versus hubby’s Gourmet Burger (all of them are good), until I had a craving for Cheese.

Our courteous & attentive server, Norjah recommended the Black Bomber Cheese and it was really da Bomb! We had Goat cheese with truffles too. Delish!

I paired with an old fave, Miol Prosecco.

Check out Uncorked’s amazing Mastercard specials here, including the Charcuterie Board and one of my faves, their Seared Tuna!

📸: Ig @uncorkedja
📸: Ig @uncorkedja
📸: Ig @uncorkedja

Also, when in doubt, you can never go wrong with the Baked Brie, Judy Salad and The Karla 😉 #SugaEndorsed

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Order the Good Good Bread for Lockdown from The Bread Pudding Factory!

That’s right! The Bread Pudding Factory is out in Linstead baking Bread, called BABKA!

Babka is a sweet, braided bread or cake popular in Jewish communities and The Bread Pudding Factory has brought it to Jamaica, baking it to perfection, more like Bread in its texture. The flavours are balanced and not too sweet, such as the pictured Blueberry & Cream Cheese, as well as Chocolate & Cinnamon.

Mi love dem you si! Stepping outside the box. Jamaica Nice. Order up and sweet up yuself and family for the lockdown.

Of course their assorted Bread Puddings are available too. Suga will help you to work it off next week! I promise 😊💖

The Bread Pudding Factory is #SugaEndorsed.

The Bread Pudding Factory

Location: Linstead

Ph: 876-508-3154

Instagram: @thebreadpuddingfactory

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TGIF to Sal’s Sweets Baking the World a Better Place!

TGIF and #fbf to #Sugataster Randy and I indulging in the unique variety of Sal’s Sweets delights.

From practicing Financial Services in Estonia and Florida to settling back home in Jamaica and practicing her passion, Sal Mahtani brings out the flavours she has grown up with that complement each other so well. She is of Indian heritage and has family in the Phillipines, where she has visited as well as countries in Europe. Being well travelled, she has demonstrated a knack for playing with different flavours, for anything but an average result.

This home-taught Baker started out baking Lemon Rosemary Scones for herself and friends while living in Florida. Go figure!

In a currently saturated field of Bakers especially during the pandemic, Sal does not do the classic Cookies, Cupcakes, Banana Bread or Cinnamon Rolls. It’s innate for her to do spin offs.

Russian Tea Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baklava with a twist!
Baklava with a twist! (Shortbread crust, layered with nuts, baked with filo dough on top and drizzled with pumpkin spice syrup!)
Carrot Cake with a twist! Carrot Cake loaf topped off with with roasted walnuts, cranberries and spiced cream cheese frosting!

Her signature Cookies are Russian Tea Cookies that melt in your mouth, using her Mom’s recipe that she has recreated to offer vegans too. Her Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies with local Chocollor Chocolate, Earl Grey Lavendar Cookies and atypical Baklava are divine. A twist on the classic Baklava, using a shortbread crust, layered with nuts, baked with filo dough on top and drizzled with pumpkin spice syrup! Excellent texture for travel, whether it’s you or Sal! She frequently comes to Kingston on weekends from Ocho Rios for pick up and can facilitate FREE Delivery. Her products are now in the new Ciao Bella Café and soon to be in Lala’s Nutmeg in Ocho Rios!

Looking forward to Sal’s Sweets’  Summer spin offs! A little birdie told me I can look out for Lychee Lavendar, Chai and Lemon Basil flavours with Popsicles in the mix!

Follow @salsweetsja on Instagram NOW and make your orders! #SugaEndorsed

Sal’s Sweets

Ph: 876-388-6426

Instagram: @salsweetsja

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TGIF to Nazmar Pastries’ NEW Scrumptious Signature Doughnuts!

It was all about the Cream Cookie, Coffee Glaze & Piña Colada to treat my Pops-in-law for Father’s Day. Couldn’t let him have it all though. Gotta let them watch their SUGAr😀

Nazmar Pastries continues to deliver soft, delish, moist doughnuts.
Dough not be afraid to treat yourself to Nazmar Pastries ! #SugaEndorsed

Nazmar Pastries

Ph: 876-374-6007

Instagram: @nazmar_pastries

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

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THANKS for Showing Local, Small Business Love Last Saturday!

Patrons at Suga Lifestyle’s Mother’s Day Pop Up last Saturday, May 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus

Suga Lifestyle is still so happy, grateful and thankful for EVERYONE who supported and participated in ANOTHER Suga Lifestyle’s Mother’s Day Pop Up last Saturday!

Watch “THANKS for showing Local, Small Business 💖 last Saturday at The Kamaica Pegasus!” on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/2zfRfSLTOMY

Thanks soooo much to The Jamaica Pegasus for their hospitality and constant supervision to allow the event to run smoothly and safely.
Thanks to my Suga Bears and Patrons who came out, shopped, adhered to Covid-19 protocol and totally enjoyed Suga Lifestyle’s pleasant, atmosphere that’s always a friendly and family affair.

Two Suga Artisans SOLD OUT: MYLK Dairy Free Ice Cream and Simply Luxe and the majority did so well. WE LOVE TO SEE IT!

Simply Luxe doormat

I’m sure there were a lot of Happy Mothers and excited expecting Mommies yesterday.

Brigiite Wray, a happy Mom who shopped last Saturday at Suga Lifestyle’s Mother’s Day Pop Up

Thanks again for getting retail therapy while showing Small Business Love and Supporting Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s ‘s Charity via Suga Box Ja!!!

Sean Taylor, fully satisfied after he collected his ‘BREWtiful’ Suga Box last Saturday at The Jamaica Pegasus.

Thanks always to my Hubby, Family and Friends for your encouragement
and support. ANOTHER ONE!

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

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