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Suga Taster, Kim’s Love in the Time of Corona Chronicles Continue with Tooksie’s Canteen

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Tuna Takati Pizza from Tooksie’s Canteen

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering

Date and time of order: April 29, 2020

No. of orders: 4

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kim’s Breakdown!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth
During Love in the Time of Corona, some of us are getting tired of cooking. All foodies know Alexa Von Strolley is that culinary artist who’s never afraid to wow our minds and surprise our taste buds, leaving her patrons wondering how she thought of this while leaving us begging for more. When I heard about Tooksie’s Canteen, I browsed the Instagram page and started to order.
 
Tooksie’s Canteen operates Wednesdays to Fridays. The menu options change weekly. For each day there is usually one light option, such as a Salad or Flat Bread, two heavier options and a sweet treat. You order and pay online, which helps significantly with reducing human interaction, and you pick up at noon. I ordered on Instagram, received an email with the invoice and made payment via Sagicor e-banking.
 
I ordered the In-n-Out Burger and Crack pie for Wednesday, Oxtail and Fish tacos on Thursday and Tuna Tataki Pizza and Tea-ramisu for Friday.
 
Wednesday
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In-n-Out Burger – Double stacked Beef Burger with American Cheese ($1400JMD)
The In-n-Out Burger was a tasty juicy American burger with lots of American cheddar cheese and fries. The fries and bread were clearly done on my arrival. Despite the juicy, cheesy burger, no soggy bread ‘roun here! Also the crispiest fries I’ve had in years. I expected the burger to be something out of the ordinary, but it was ordinary.
Sidenote: The Burger I had from Alexa the week before though, was heaven!
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Double stacked Beef Burger, Crispy Pork Belly, Caramelized Onions, Cilantro Garlic sauce, Monterrey Jack Cheese with Fries – $3000JMD
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Crack Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
The Crack Pie was amazing! It tasted like danish butter cookies made into moist sweet indulgence. So addictive. I immediately understood how this American dessert got its name.
 
Thursday
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Oxtail Tacos – Port Wine reduction, Butter bean Crema, Crispy Onions
The Oxtail taco was perfect! Tender meat and a loud flavour with a kick of something I couldn’t put my finger on. It was delicious.
The Fish taco had too much batter for me, but once I squeezed the lime provided on the Fish, the bold flavour combinations completely outshone the batter.
 
Friday
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Tuna Takati Pizza
The Tuna Tataki Pizza was fresh and exciting, spicy but not peppery. I wish I ordered more! This dish was a reminder of Alexa’s versatility as a chef.
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Tea-ramisu Chai soaked Lady Fingers with Dulce de Leche Mascarpone and Matcha Powder.
The Tea-ramisu was like a green tea tiramisu. Very interesting, unexpected and refreshing.
 
Chef Alexa Von Strolley is as cute as her logo, but her food is LOUD, BOLD and BRAVE. Each meal tasted fresh and specially prepared. Her prices are comparable to mid-priced restaurants and the wait time is five minutes or less. 

TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering
Ph: 876 – 537 – 5443
Email: tooksiekay.catering@gmail.com
Instagram: @tooksiekaycatering

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

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SUGA TASTER, KIMBERLY NESBETH BATTLES COVID CRAVINGS AND GOES PLANT-BASED!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth

Do you remember that Kimberly’s favourite dish is Smoked Pork Chops?! Let’s see how she enjoyed a plant-based meal from The Plantry!

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for The Plantry

Date and time of order: April 1, 2020

No. of orders: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★☆☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

During Love in the Time of Corona, many of us bought snacks we know we should stay away from, then binge ate them. Me? GUILTY!

After one week of this I was craving something healthy, but different. THE PLANTRY had been popping up on my Instagram and I took this opportunity to give them a try.

Their plant-based food options change weekly. Soups, salads, main dishes and sweet treats. You order and pay online, which helps significantly with reducing human interaction, and the food can be delivered or you can pick it up.

I ordered on Instagram, received an email with the invoice and made payment via squareup.com.

The menu was titled, ‘An Ode to Mexico’ the day that I ordered.

For JMD $1400, I got a small Split Pea Soup and Prickly Salad, a Nopales (type of cactus) Burrito, Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) and Non-Dairy Mango Ice cream. A starter, main course and dessert for $1,400! Value for money already.

I decided to pick up the order myself because I needed a little drive out after watching too much Corona news. I was promised it would be ready at noon. I got there at 1pm and it still wasn’t ready. For damage control she made me a small Jerked Jackfruit plus Bean Wrap with fresh Mango Chutney. It was so tasty that I actually stopped half way so I could give the other half to my boyfriend. All of a sudden, instead of anxiously waiting I was patiently and excitedly anticipating receiving my order.

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Jackfruit Burger (Instagram photo: @the.plantry)

At 2pm I was delving into my meal, so apologies, but no pics. The Soup, Salad, Elote and Burrito were DIVINE! Tasty, flavourful and filling!
So good I would definitely order again, but do delivery instead and plan for the delay.

What happened to the Ice-cream? The Ice-cream was not ready until two days later. Smooth and refreshing; as sweet as the perfect mango.

If you’re in office and still tied to a restricted Lunch time, this may not be for you. If you’re working from home, THE PLANTRY is definitely worth your time. Just mentally prepare for a possibly long wait.

The Plantry
Location: Kingston, Ja.
Ph: 876.518.1642
Instagram @the.plantry

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Suga Taster, Kim takes her Sushi craving to Atlanta!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for Eight Sushi Lounge, Atlanta, Georgia

Date and time of visit: December 28, 2019 @ 6pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

 Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kim’s Breakdown!

With an environmentalist boyfriend, travelling for me means the zoo is a must, and a full day at the zoo always leaves us hungry and wanting to sit and enjoy a satisfying meal. After a splendid day at Zoo Atlanta, I consulted the reliable TripAdvisor and looked for the top ten restaurants nearby. Eight Sushi Lounge had great reviews so it was an easy choice. After we figured out it was valet parking only, we were smooth sailing.

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This Japanese restaurant was put together with an interesting marriage of the southern heavy wooden décor and bold ultra modern Japanese accents and accessories. We told our waiter this was our first time and he excitedly and knowledgeably guided us through the menu. We ordered the Tuna Crisp appetizer, the #Hashtag roll, Windmill roll, Explosion roll and Langoustine roll. This was our first time having pressed rolls.

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The flavour combinations were so bold that we had to take the time to really savour each roll, despite wanting to gobble it all down. Everything was so tasty and exhilarating!

I don’t know if you’ve spotted a trend with my reviews, but of course we had dessert! We had the Matcha Cheesecake, Homemade Bread Pudding with ice cream and the Chocolate Pudding.

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The sweet finale was definitely pleasurable, but the Sushi is what we will be heading back to indulge in once again! This was truly an delightful dining experience.

EIGHT SUSHI LOUNGE

Location: 930 Howell Mill Rd NW, Ste B, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Website: eightsushiatl.com

Email: info@eightsushiatl.com

Phone: (404) 796-8888

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth.

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Suga Taster, Kimmy makes a stop at Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant in Negril!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: November 14, 2019 @ 1pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

 Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth of Suga Lifestyle

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

We had a long drive from Kingston to Negril for a business meeting and took the opportunity to try one of the new restaurants on the strip; Matthew’s had its official opening on September 14th, 2019.

On entering you are welcomed by a wide, tastefully branded Appleton Estate Matthew’s Bar and wallpaper with beautiful photos of a variety of Jamaican landscapes. The dark wooden decor finishes and free wifi were very welcoming and our host greeted and seated us quickly.

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My party of 3 ordered Calamari and Wings for appetizers and Coconut Curry Shrimp, honey glazed Salmon and torched Salmon Rolls for the main course. The Calamari was enough to share and EVERYTHING was really tasty. Meal portions were just adequate. My party was satisfied, but I wasn’t leaving without dessert! We shared the Tortuga Rum Cake with Ice cream.

A pleasant dining experience with welcoming, attentive staff and tasty food. Nothing we had was remarkable enough to plan a trip around visiting this restaurant, but I would add it to the list of options if you happen to be in Negril.

Massive kudos to our waitress who honoured my request for honey and lime to accompany my white rum in an attempt to keep my pesky cold at bay!

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Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant
Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril, Jamaica  
Phone: (876) 564-1355  

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Chilitos JaMexican – A Crowd Pleaser for Restaurant Week

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Jamexican Whole Bowl – A bed of cilantro brown rice and lettuce topped with refried beans, fresh corn and tomato salsa, fried plantain and grilled shrimp glazed with chipotle pepper jelly.

Chilitos Jamexican’s Nyam and Scram offerings for Restaurant Week have been buzzing on social media. Their RW Jamexican Lunch Combo is $1100.00 (+tx) to include 1 Appetizer, 1 Entree and your Choice of Drink/Soda.

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth gave it a try for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. She thought the Whole Bowl was spicy and filling and thought that the Elote was amazing.

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Elote – 1/2 Char grilled corn covered in scallion crema, cayenne pepper and feta cheese

Suga Taster, Kimmy rates her Nyam and Scram experience as 5/5. Chilitos Jamexican is #SugaEndorsed

The last day for Restaurant Week is this Sunday so get the deals while you can and enjoy!

Chilitos Jamexican Restaurant

Location: 88 Hope Rd, Kingston

Ph: 876-668-0772 ; 876-634-6243

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Taster, Kimmy hits The Meena House in Port of Spain, Trinidad!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for The Meena House, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date and time of visit: August 16th @ 6pm

No. of diners: 7

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth of Suga Lifestyle

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

Who can resist visiting an Indian Restaurant while in Trinidad? The Meena House is known to offer Modernistic Indian Cuisine and this encompassed not only the menu, but the atmosphere.
The restaurant is outfitted with modern minimalist furniture married with Victorian-Indo-Saracenic accents.
Appetizers
My party of 7 ordered the Tandoori Nawaazish and the Breadfruit Masala Crepes as appetizers for sharing. Both appetizers totaled ~USD$40.
Main Dishes
The Lamb in the Tandoori Nawaazish appetizer was remarkable, which made the Kadhmiri Nalli (Lamb) a must have!
We ordered Butter Chicken, Matar Pneer, Pork Vindalo and Kovalam Chicken too. These dishes were accompanied by Basmati rice, Biryani rice, Garlic naan, Caramelized onion and Goat Cheese naan and Shyamli Shrimp naan.
Main dishes came to about USD $185. Everything was quite tasty. The Biryani rice was a fun item,  but it was blown out of the water by the Shyamli Shrimp naan! SPOILER ALERT! It was blue black because it had squid ink, which not only added the dramatic colour, but also an unexpected, yet pleasant flavour. It was stuffed with shrimp, saffron and cheese. Chef Umesh Meena even stopped by our table to ensure we were pleased with our meal.
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Shyamli Shrimp naan
Dessert
My party was full and satisfied, but we had to surrender to the dessert menu!
The Lemon & Rosemary Sorbet, Rose Pannacotta, Gulab Jabum and Baba Aur Rasili and the Chocolate tasting chose us! I won’t ruin the surprise that was dessert, but I will say it was the PERFECT finale to an extremely enjoyable dining experience!
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A few of the Dessert options from The Meena House

The Meena House, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Location: 3 Alcazar St., St. Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.

Ph: (868) 332-6450

Email: reservations@themeenahouse.com

Website: http://www.themeenahouse.com

By: Kimberly Nesbeth (Suga Taster, Suga Lifestyle)

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

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Review of the Summer Special at The Trident, Portland!

Suga introduces you to Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth

Kimberly is an Aquatic Exercise Instructor as well as an Auditor. Her favourite dish is Smoked Pork Chops. Kimberly frequenty travels out of town and her favourite casual spot is Blue Mahoe, Negril and her favourite choice for an occasion is The Trident Hotel, Portland. She has travelled to 20 countries including Thailand, Singapore, India, Brazil, Spain and France! Kimberly enjoys trying new things and detests eating at the same places. Let’s see where Suga Taster, Kimmy dined and what she had to say!

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for the Summer Special, Bottomless Prosecco and Pasta Dinner at The Trident Hotel

Date and time of visit: Late afternoon in June

No. of diners: 5

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kimmy’s Breakdown!

After a splendid day at Frenchman’s Cove, Suga Taster, Kimmy’s party was famished. So with two Canadians in tow, she thought it would be a great opportunity for them to view the exquisite Trident Hotel whilst enjoying a pleasant meal.

They felt welcomed from the entrance to the parking lot. Their server was quite hospitable and recommended they order from the Bottomless Prosecco & Pasta Dinner Menu for USD$30 per person. The options were limited, but enough for them to all order something different. After trying to get their Prosecco refill, they were notified that the Prosecco in fact wasn’t bottomless. However, due to the misleading menu title, they received a complimentary refill.

Their server was remarkably attentive and the food was truly tasty. After their meal, they received a full tour of the property and one of the villas.

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The Trident Hotel

Location: Port Antonio

Ph: 876-633-7100; 1(800) 300-6220

Website (Menu available): http://www.thetridenthotel.com

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Get a Water Workout this Sunday while you Help our Goodwill Games Team!

Please come out and support The Tornadoes Swim Club’s Goodwill Games Swim Team this Sunday, July 28th at 4pm at the National Aquatics Centre, Stadium Pool.

$1000JMD + $200 (Entry) gets you a Water Workout with certified instructor, Kim to great music by DJ Wattie!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle brings you Suga Tasters!

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The website, Suga Lifestyle was launched in November 2013 by Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga.
Since then, I have been bringing you up to date, exciting reviews of culinary hot spots and hidden gems across the island and even a few international ones too.
I was given the honour and pleasure of being a Food Judge for The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards in 2014 and served as a Jamaica Gleaner Restaurant Week Ambassador by the public’s vote in 2015.
Suga Lifestyle has been known to keep it real, giving honest, yet balanced reviews, taking you through each review line by line, almost letting you feel as if you were there.
Suga Lifestyle has grown a lot since 2013, where it has maintained its goal of intending to inspire, educate and entertain via various types of posts categorized by; GW Art,
Restaurant Reviews and Ratings, Brand Jamaica, Charities, Health and Fitness, Sports and more. The blog, currently has a reach of over 1,500 followers and grows daily.
To further expand Suga Lifestyle’s reach, I have selected Suga Tasters!
Suga Tasters are Objective, Observant, Adventurous travelers and foodies that support Brand Jamaica. They enjoy taking photos and keeping up to date and in touch with the Culinary industry, the Chefs, Bakers and Caterers that keep it alive and thriving, and of course, hot spots and hidden gems in Jamaica, Florida and Washington DC. 
Suga Bears, Suga Babies and Suga Daddies, I present to you, Suga Lifestyle’s Suga Tasters!
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As time goes by, you will hear more from them. But first up, is
Craig Fleming!
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Suga Taster, Craig Fleming
Craig is a Logistics Specialist, but also a Private Chef. His favourite dishes are Smoked Salmon and Petrossian Beluga Caviar Pizza from Spago in Beverly Hills (USA), Escargots from the Terra Nova Hotel and Pho!
Craig’s favourite places to eat casually out of town are Stush in the Bush, Mystic Thai, Woody’s Portland and Jack Sprat, Treasure Beach.
Craig is even more straighforward than Suga, has Cosmopolitan culinary expertise from travelling, culinary school and various events.
Look out for Suga Taster, Craig Fleming’s Review tomorrow!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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