Another Hot Food Spot in Negril is Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star!!!

Another Hot Food Spot in Negril is Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star!!!

My word! Suga and hubby, Randy thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star by West End, Negril. Spectacular seaside view on the Cliffs and amazing food.

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy at Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star, Negril on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

#SugaSnaps for their transition from an absolutely eye-catching Caribbean style menu to the mouth-watering dishes served.

Calypso Trio (USD $14)
Shrimp wrapped in Plantain (US $9.50)

We fulljoyed the Calypso Trio inclusive of their best sellers, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Shrimp & Crab Cake, delish Shrimp wrapped in Plantain and the Best Burgers you will ever have on sliced bread.

Not to mention, great service & blended Cocktails too!

Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star has been on my list for some time now and they did not disappoint. Another visit is a must in order to explore that menu more!

When in Negril, stop at Ivan’s by Catch a Falling Star. Their menu is online and they are definitely. #SugaEndorsed. Jamaica Nice!

Ivan’s at Catch a Falling Star

Ph: 876-957-0045

Location: West End, Negril

Website: http://www.catchajamaica.com

Instagram: @ivanscatchafallingstar

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

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#tbt to One of the Best Stops for Curry Goat & Rum in Jamaica!

Randy Burgess of Suga Lifestyle gives Lyming at Walkerswood and his favourite rum, J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum his approval on his way back to Kingston from his Birthday Trip last December.

When leaving or heading into St. Ann, you have to Stop, Eat & ‘lyme’ at Lyming at Walkerswood.

Their Curry Goat is definitely amongst the best you can find on the island. Spicy and tender to di bone! You get a spectacular view too. #SugaEndorsed

Lyming at Walkerswood

Location: Main Street, St. Ann

Ph: 876-917-2812

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily

Instagram: @lymingatwalkerswood08

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TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!

TGIF! Geesh! Cool it down with Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas!


Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas is located in the same Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House with Matthew’s Sushi Bar and Grill!

It’s the cutest little cart to shop from that’s not on wheels.

Don’t get it twisted, Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas offers Gourmet Paletas not Popsicles. The difference? Popsicles are non-dairy frozen, flavoured treats, while Paletas, as they call them in Mexico are frozen treats made from natural ingredients such as Fruits or rich, creamy ingredients like my hubby’s Coffee Paleta.

Loved the variety! Imagine having a Margarita or a Whiskey Sour Paleta like me?!

It was refreshing and so tasty, with actual slices of lime inside.
Based on what you order, you can add toppings too.
We neeeed a Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas in Kingston. They are #SugaEndorsed.

Chill-Pops Gourmet Paletas

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-957-3278

Instagram: @chillpopsjamaica

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Sushi anyone? Holiday End Binge at Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant!!!


With the Holidays coming to a close last weekend, Suga and hubby, Randy visited Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant located in The Boardwalk Shopping Village across from Negril Tree House last Friday.

It’s been a bit over a year since Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed it. Let’s see how they have kept up!

Suga’s Ratings for Matthew’s Sushi-Bar-Restaurant

Date and time of visit: January 1, 2021 @ 3:30pm

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

 Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Comfort: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown:

We ordered up!

Delish, spicy Cowboy Roll ($1500JMD)* with medium Steak, Plantain & Cream Cheese.
Calamari ($1250JMD)* and finger-lickin’ Honey Scotchy Wings ($1300JMD)*
Jumbo Shrimp Tempura ($1200JMD)*
Spicy Tuna Roll ($2400JMD)* that could be more Spicy. 
Tasty Teriyaki Chicken ($1500JMD)*

There was absolutely no room for Dessert, but I was happy to see that it is baked fresh daily from The Pastry Place in the same complex.

The food and service were superb.
There was no Fireball Whisky though! So next time I will be back for The Hustler Cocktail and more. Check out their menu on their Instagram Page (@matthewsnegril) and if you’re in Negril, stop by! They are #SugaEndorsed.

*Prices quoted were subject to 10% Service Charge and G.C.T

Matthew’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Location: The Boardwalk Shopping Village, Norman Manley Blvd., Negril Jamaica

Ph: 876-564-1355

Instagram: @matthewsnegril

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

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Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle!

Happy New Year Suga Bears!

Suga closed out 2020 at Offshore Seafood Lounge, then went to Negril’s shores and took a look back at 2020!

Offshore Seafood Lounge served up delicious meals with great music and polite, attentive staff as usual.

Curried Lobster from Offshore Seafood Lounge on the roof of Consumer Plaza

But why look back to 2020? Because some of us made it through!
Please watch highlights of Suga Lifestyle’s 2020 Journey. I am grateful for all who have been a part of it.

I know everyone may not be able to say the same, but I am so thankful for creating and being given opportunities to navigate through 2020. It wasn’t easy and even more effort will be required for 2021. Let’s all look forward to a NEW and hopefully Happier Year! Blessings & 💖 from Suga!

Watch “Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle!” on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/GGpRbCs1FkI

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

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Suga and Hubby visit the NEW Trio Grill Wine Bar for Christmas Eve!

Randy and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

On Christmas Eve we visited the new Trio Grill Wine Bar on 64 Hope Road. You would never believe Kingston’s newest Restaurant, Lounge and Bar was the original home of Chilitos. They surely did a lot with the place, including a visible private lounge that hosted a Birthday party.

Great ambience and I loved the friendly, attentive, festive mood of the staff.

We thought based on our wait, Chef Haleem Card went to hunt and kill the Lamb, but our dishes were superb upon arrival and thankfully worth the wait.

We had tasty Calamari and Crab Cakes for starters, followed by a delish Surf and Turf with my Hubby, Randy’s Steak cooked to order, medium rare and sizeable juicy, tender Lamb Chops. #SugaSnaps Chef Card.

Surf and Turf served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
Lamb Chops served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.

I’m looking forward to returning to try those signature jumbo Prawns.

Trio Grill Wine Bar

Location: 64 Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica. W.I.

Ph: 876-616-4784; 876-872-3659

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; 2PM – 9PM

Instagram: @triowinebar64

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

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Merrrrry Christmas Suga Bears!!!

Wishing Everyone all the best for the season and God’s richest blessings. May you have Joy, Love and Happiness with Family and Friends.

Please stay safe and enjoy.

Thanks for keeping up with Suga Lifestyle and navigating with me through 2020 !

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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Throwback Thursday to a Quick Pick Me Up at Calabash Itals Rastarant !

Suga with KD from Calabash Itals Rastarant in Ocho Rios on Friday, December 4, 2020

Cutting it close to curfew a few weeks ago in Ocho Rios, on Friday, December 4, 2020, Calabash Itals Rastarant came to the rescue with not only fast, but healthy Vegetarian food.

They gave us eco-friendly takeaway boxes filled to capacity that we could not even finish.

We had their Curried Chunks and Bean Stew. Flavourful and Delicious. Truly ital food that hit the spot.

Bean Stew with Boiled Food and Veggies
Curried Chunks with Boiled food and Veggies.

Big up KD for facilitating our late order and pick up!

If in Ocho Rios, check out Calabash Itals Rastarant (Ig: @calabashitalsrastarant). You can dine there too!

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

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TGIF! BRAND NEW SUGA LIFESTYLE WEBSITE COMING SOON!

📸: Tennyson Arnold
(Ig: @ten80p_photography)

Thanks to ALL you Suga Readers, you’ve motivated me to constantly do better. If you are subscribed to this Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com, #SugaSnaps, you know you get more of a breakdown than the Instagram posts. If not, no worries! You have time.

Giving you all a heads up that the Website will be under reconstruction for ~2 weeks and it will come back NEW NEW! Lots of stuff in store…pun intended. Can’t wait!

Don’t miss a beat though. Please keep up with ‘Suga Lifestyle’ on Facebook and Instagram, or ‘@sugalifestyleja’ on Twitter.

Have a great weekend!

XoXo, Suga 💖

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

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Suga Enjoyed Breakfast in the Mountains for Heroes’ Weekend!

Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying rhe freshwater river pool by Rafjam Bed and Breakfast in Irish Town, Jamaica

Suga’s Ratings for RafJam Bed & Breakfast’s Restaurant

Date and time of visit: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★☆☆☆☆

Ambience: ★★★★

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★

Speed: ★★★★☆

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★

Plating: ★★★

Value for $: ★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown: 

After 3 years, I finally made it. Imagine it took a German friend visiting Jamaica to tell me about RafJam Bread and Breakfast. Then I was reminded about it by Jamaica’s 1st Blue Mountain Coffee Festival a bit over 2 years ago when they drafted their Culinary trail and posted signs all along the way. Look out for them!

RafJam Bread and Breakfast is nestled in Red Light District, Irish Town, also known as Backpacker District. It’s the Right turn after Craighton Estate, i.e. the 2nd Right turn after Cafe Blue. When you make that right turn leading downhill to RafJam, follow the signs and beware that the road is a bit ‘Raf’. But difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations right?! Indeed it did.

My husband, Randy and I, parked walking distance away so we wouldn’t block in anyone and arrived at the quaintest house tucked away in the Blue Mountains. We were greeted by owner, Susan, telling us immediately what was for Breakfast as if she was welcoming us home from a long trip on the road. It is indeed her home. Susan inherited her parent’s house and decided to transform the lush, tropical paradise into a magnificent Blue Mountain getaway. 

I was initially disappointed that we missed out on the Ackee & Callaloo, leaving limited choices of Salt Mackerel or Saltfish and Baked Beans, but I was prepared for simple, Jamaican cuisine. We both ordered the Salt Mackerel.

We sat outdoors with an instant reminder of how beautiful Jamaica is. We overlooked, lush, green vegetation by a river and small waterfall. Tropical Paradise. Sweet Jamaica. Jamaica Land We Love.

Randy Burgess and Gabrielle Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle.

Our Breakfast arrived and it was far from simple. It was freshly cooked, homemade, farm to table goodness! Salt Mackerel with boiled food to equip you to make a small climb up to see their 15-ft waterfall, and a side of fresh watermelon.

It was cold, but we enjoyed the freshwater river pools, didn’t take the clean, fresh air for granted and had a few drinks from their Tiki Bar before we headed back downhill to make curfew.

RafJam’s Tiki Bar

Upon leaving we heard them telling a few European visitors what was for Lunch, a more expanded menu, with more Jamaican goodness. We were very tempted to stay, so will return to RafJam, hopefully one day soon. #SugaEndorsed

RafJam Bed and Breakfast

Location: 6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish Town, Kingston. JA.

Ph: 876.897.4767; 876.516.5442

Website: http://www.rafjam.com

Instagram: @rafjambnb

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

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