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Suga Rings in her Birthday by Dining at the Relocated Redbones at the New R Hotel!

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Suga’s Ratings for Redbones Blues Cafe

Date and time of visit: Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 8:45pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum and prices quoted do not include 16.5% GCT or Gratuity

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★☆☆

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga’s Breakdown:

The relocated Redbones has luxurious décor with bold colours greeting you as you step out the elevator on the 5th floor of the new R Hotel. The wall of photos and definitive Redbones stage sign that we know from the previous Argyle road location, were tastefully integrated into the new, more spacious environment.

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The Restaurant accommodated indoor and outdoor dining with city views and quite an inviting bar lined off with high chairs for socializing. The only thing missing for me was a TV, but I suppose they didn’t want to interfere with the intimacy and ambience of the dining area. Perhaps it could still be considered for daytime viewing and special events. I would like to return and enjoy some of the items from their affordable Bar Snacks Menu to accompany my Cocktails. Our Whiskey Sours were on point. I’m not sure if it is in the plans, but they should offer a Wine List too.

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The staff were courteous and our waiter, Malcolm provided smooth service. The Soup of the Day, a Seafood soup ($550JMD – cup) started off dinner, followed by exquisite, pricey entrees. My husband, Randy’s Beef Tenderloin was done to order, medium rare with a tasty coffee and cocoa crusted char on top. My Bouillabaisse was absolutely delightful.

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Grass Fed Coffee and Cocoa Crusted Beef Tenderloin ($5600JMD) – Buttery Cocoa and Irish puree, sautéed green beans and Chipotle Agave glaze

Beef Tenderloin cooked to perfection!

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Red Thai Curry Bouillabaisse ($4900JMD) – Fish Filet, Salmon, Shrimp, Calamari, Jasmin Rice

The Dessert was disappointing, but didn’t ruin the experience because we were still so captivated by our entrees. The Bread Pudding arrived a little hardened on the surface and was too hot from probably being reheated for too long. I like my Bread Pudding warm and freshly baked with a crumble on top. However, it’s early days with room for improvement and hopefully more decadent Dessert options will be offered as well.

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White Chocolate Guava Bread Pudding ($900JMD)

We were introduced to Chef Karey at the end of the night, who greeted us warmly. I was happy I took the chance since they just reopened, to ring in my birthday with exquisite dining. Suga will return.

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga at the entrance of Redbones Blues Cafe at the R Hotel Kingston.

Redbones Blues Cafe at the R Hotel Kingston

Location: 2 Renfrew Rd. Kingston 

Ph: 876-968-6222; 876-292-1162

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Annual Easter Fair in Jack’s Hill on Easter Monday!

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Having a quiet Easter Monday? Pick up your Lunch or Dinner at St. Matthew’s Mission Jack’s Hill’s annual Easter Fair by Jack’s Hill Community Centre.

Food is served from 12pm to 5pm, but the earlier you go the better or call to reserve your meal choice.

Tickets cost $1000JMD and you would be supporting the St. Matthew’s Building Fund.

Suga wishes you a Happy and Holy Easter!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF! The Blue Mountain Coffee Festival Starts Today!

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The 2nd annual Blue Mountain Coffee Festival starts today! Blue Mountain Coffee has the reputation of being one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world over the past few decades.

This event hopes to attract tourists and international coffee buyers, as well as create awareness of the rapidly growing coffee culture amongst us as local consumers.

Friday, March 1st – Trade Day

The Festival kicks off today with a networking and learning experience for farmers allowing them to showcase their coffee and coffee byproducts.

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Saturday, March 2nd – Festival Marketplace

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Last year’s view from Newcastle at the 1st staging of the Marketplace at the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival

After you finish with Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition session tomorrow, the Festival Marketplace in Newcastle will be buzzing with activity. You can then browse and purchase coffee to put in your protein shakes each morning!

There will be coffee galore, coffee byproducts and live demos if you are a barista at home, as well as live musical entertainment and crafts on showcase from local artisans. You would also learn about coffee related tours.

Festival Marketplace Ticket costs: $1500 (Adults); $500 (Children 2-12 years and students with ID)

***Complimentary round trip Shuttle Services will be provided from UTECH Library Car Park to Newcastle starting at 9am***

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If you would like to make a weekend of it, there are activities on Sunday too!

Sunday, March 3 – The Culinary Trail (Reservation Only)

There will be a Coffee-themed Brunch at Strawberry Hill and other eateries along the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Trail should have a signature Blue Mountain Coffee infused dish on their menu that day.

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Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Live Entertainment and Eats at EITS Cafe this Saturday!

Limited seating, but great opportunity to enjoy live entertainment and dining in the Blue Mountains. Book your spot if it isn’t too late! #SugaEndorsed

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EITS Cafe at Mount Edge Guesthouse

RSVP to FullMoonFrolic@gmail.com

Ph#: 876-944-8974

Address: 17 Mile Post, Newcastle. St. Andrew Jamaica

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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St. Matthew’s Church has it’s Annual Easter Fundraising Fair this Easter Monday!

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For just $1000JMD, please support St. Matthew’s Annual Easter Fair that will be held on Easter Monday at the Jack’s Hill Community Centre.

There will be music, live entertainment, food, prizes and surprises for the family to enjoy. You can also continue to support Brand Jamaica and buy local farm produce and other items at the variety stall.

Get your tickets today for a good cause!

Call: 876-702-0339; 876-783-9566

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Canadian Food Truck Festival at Espanade Park was a Hit! When’s the next one?!

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Two weekends ago, it was all about the Canadian Food Truck Festival at the Espanade Park in Ontario. The Festival lasted from August 11-13, where the park was fully transformed into Foodie Heaven with 32 Food trucks, Music including Live Entertainment and a Children’s Village.

Suga Bear, Madeline Bayliss aka Auntie Mads aka ‘Jamaican Chiney that can cook and bake’ went to the Festival and had a ball.

Her ultimate faves were the Ice Cream at Chimneys and the Crab Cakes from Naansense that also does Fusion Indian.

The Crab Cakes were freshly made and served with a Chili Lime Rojo dipping sauce and Guacomole with a side of Spinach salad.

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Crab Cakes from Naansense

She said the Chimneys’ Ice Cream was amazing. They had freshly baked cinnamon sugar cones with smooth ice cream filled with apple granola crumble and chunks of apple pie, topped with salted caramel. Mmmmm!

According to Auntie Mads, the cone was like a pastry, freshly baked like a pie crust.

They had other Ice Cream flavours such as Chocolate and Caramel Smores and more!

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Ice Cream in a freshly baked cone from Chimneys

Check out Chimneys’ Store locations on their website, http://www.originalchimneys.com. You can also follow them on Instagram, @ogchimneys.

Don’t worry my TDot Suga Bears, if you missed this one, there is still a chance to catch it in a city near you.

The next Canadian Food Truck Fair will be held at:

Location: Richmond Green Park
1300 Elgin Mills Road E,
Richmond Hill, ON

September 2: Noon – 8pm
September 3: Noon – 8pm

ADMISSION: FREE

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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