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Throwback Tuesday to Seaside Dining with Stellar Views!

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Suga’s Ratings for Juniper on the Water

Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:30pm

No. of diners: 4 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum 

Parking (Valet): ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown!

Juniper on the Water offers valet parking and has both indoor and outdoor dining, but I can’t see why you would pass up the stellar views by the water to dine indoors.

They specialise in Seafood and offer happy hour daily, dinner nightly and weekend brunch.
Our server was a bit quick on taking away the menus each time, but other than that, she was polite and quite attentive.
Serving sizes were more than generous, as some mains could be shared for two. The seafood was fresh and the dishes were flavourful. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses, except for the Seared Red Snapper Fillet. Jamaicans tend to prefer Saltwater fish versus Freshwater fish and appreciate a bit more seasoning.
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Red Snapper Filet (USD $28) – Roasted cherry tomatoes, charred cipollini onions, capers in a saffron broth.
Appetizers
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Ceviche Mixto (USD $16) – Shrimp, Cod Fish, Octopus, leche de tigre, shaved red onions, micro cilantro, aji amarillo dressing.
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Sautéed Mussels (USD $15) – Roasted garlic, parsley, butter, chardonnay cream broth.
The Mussels were fantastic. It could be shared amongst our party of 4.
Entrees
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Lobster Gnocchi Fra Diablo (USD $32) – Potato dumplings, garlic, cherry tomatoes, lobster meat, spicy sauce.
The Cioppino (USD $38) (Not photographed) that was a Gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, Atlantic cod, lobster meat Seafood Stew served with grilled bread was delightful as well.
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Seafood Paella (USD $38) – Toasted Israeli couscous, walnut pesto, calamari, mussels, clams, gulf shrimp, fish filet, chorizo, English peas, roasted bell peppers.
Their signature Seafood Paella lived up to its prestigious reputation. It was a steamy burst of flavour that I thoroughly enjoyed.
There was no room for Dessert, but Juniper on the Water is #SugaEndorsed.
Juniper on the Water
Location: 1975 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States
Ph: 954-544-3370
Instagram: @juniperonthewater

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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A Suga Taster’s Review of a Seafood Spot in Florida!

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Photo: Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant

Suga Taster Ratings for Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant, Southwest Ranches, FL

Date and time of visit: July 28, 2019 @ 5:45pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★✯(3.5)

Comfort: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Service: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Speed: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Food quality: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Serving amount: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Plating: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Value for $: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Suga Taster’s Breakdown!

This Suga Taster went to the Fort Lauderdale location a few years ago in September 2016 for a Birthday dinner and remembered how good the food was, so she decided to try the new location which was closer to her. She was quite disappointed though!

Appetizer

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Coconut Shrimp with homemade creamy pineapple sauce (USD$14)

Drink

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Fresh Lemonade (USD$6)

The Lemonade was fresh and made to order, with mint and Limoncello (liqueur).

Entrées

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Barbados Shrimp (USD$24) with Portobello mushrooms in a creamy butter, wine, shallot, and herb sauce served with mashed potatoes.

This sure looks good, but my Suga Taster found the sauce to be quite salty.

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Anegada Lobster Trio (MKT) – three lobster tails with a side of sautéed spinach.

It seemed like the Lobster meat was not previously removed from the shell, cooked, sauced and replaced for service, because this Suga Taster had difficulty removing the Lobster from the shell with a knife and fork. After all, this was not a restaurant that required a bib.

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Blackened Crab Alfredo Linguini (USD$26) – Crab meat tossed in a blend of blackened seasoning with freshly made Alfredo sauce

This dish was the pleaser with an abundance of Crab meat. No complaints for this one.

Desserts

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Tres Leche- sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk- evaporated milk, heavy cream and condensed milk.
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Coconut Mousse – Coconut custard topped with a sugary sauce and coconut flakes.

Dinner came to a decent close as my Suga Taster’s family were delighted with their dessert that had just the right amount of sweet.

Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant 

Location: 6670 Dykes Road. Southwest Ranches, FL 3331

Ph: 954-689-3500

Menu: http://www.piraterepublicseafood.com

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

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National Rum Day Special!

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrate with Mystic Thai, Montego Bay!

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Did you know?

● National Rum Day is observed annually on August 16th.

● Rum originated in Papua New Guinea.

● Rum is the 3rd most popular spirit in the United States, following Vodka and all kind of Whiskeys.

● Tax on Sugar, Molasses and Rum (The Sugar Act 1764) by the British on American colonies, helped to start the American Revolution.

● Rum is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice.

● Rum is a clear, distilled alcoholic beverage that turns brown in colour after being aged in wooden oak barrels following the fermentation and distillation process.

[ Source: https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com ]

*** Please celebrate, but drink responsibly 😊 ***

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-633-6535

Website: http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to this Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizza from Fort Laudy!

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Left side: Pesto Pizza with Mozzarella, Pine Nuts and Basil; Right side: Pizza Bianca with Double Pepperoni and Mozzarella

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale makes wood-fired Neapolitan Pizzas. Neapolitan Pizzas are authentic Italian style Pizzas that are made with San Marzano tomatoes grown on volcanic plains in Italy and Mozzarella cheese made with milk from water buffalo that are raised in the marshlands of Italy. The Mozzarella cheese used is known as ‘white gold’ because of its high premium quality and taste.

MidiCi has a Daily Happy Hour from 3-7pm and all day on Thursdays. They also do Wine and Cheese on Wednesdays for $19.95USD.

They have quite a salivating Instagram page. Looks like they are worth a try on my next trip!

MidiCi Fort Lauderdale

The Neapolitan Pizza Company

Location: 510 North Federal Highway. Fort Lauderdale. Florida

Ph: (954) 908-1938

***Menu Online and Online Ordering Available***

Website: http://www.MyMidici.com/

Opening Hours: Sun.-Thurs. @ 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. @ 11am-12am

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Burger and Beer at NK Deli today!

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Last Wednesday, I attended the opening of ‘Burger and Beer’ at NK Deli (above Cuddyz) with my fiancé.

It was advertised to run from 6pm-10pm and I arrived at 8:45pm. Music was still playing but I missed the Happy Hour buzz with the rush of persons who attended after work and had a good vibe going.

For $1500JMD tax included, you can get a Burger (Beef, Chicken or Fish from what I remember) served with wedges or fries and 2 beers. Quite a good deal!

I had the Chicken Burger and wedges and my other half had the Beef Burger with fries. My Chicken Burger was tasty and the Beef Burger was well seasoned and tender on the inside with a bit of crisp on the outside. Fresh meat, bread buns and veggies. Yum! You could also add bacon for a small cost.

Additional beers, wines, rum, vodka and juices were on sale as well. So check out ‘Burger and Beer’ this evening or any other Wednesday from about 6pm-8pm and make it your Happy Hour!

Also note that NK Deli offers lunch and delivery on Mondays to Fridays (closed on Saturdays) at reasonable prices with a good range of dishes, where the menu changes daily. The prices posted for lunches now include GCT.

More to come?!

Lasagne and Tiramisu on Thursdays! $1500JMD+tx (Beverages not included) from 6-10pm and Vegetarian will be one of the options. If I don’t make it soon, Suga bears, do feel free to report!

NK Deli

30 Dominica Drive

New Kingston Business Centre

Ph: 876.754.8714