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TGIF to this Weekend’s BOX DEALS & 2-for-1 Loaded Burger Deal!

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Fling Back Friday to National Burger Day yesterday! Not to worry though, you have Today and Tomorrow to celebrate with Chive Restaurant! They are offering a 2 for 1 deal on their Signature Loaded BBQ Bacon Burger with Crispy Curly Seasoned Fries for pick up/take out! Can you believe it?!

Chive Restaurant is Open until 7pm. Call 876-820-1194 to Order!

Also, how is the end of month Supermarket shopping going? Check out these #SugaEndorsed Curbside Pay & Pick Up BOX DEALS from CPJ Market at Spanish Court Hotel TODAY, Rainforest Seafoods TODAY and Tomorrow at Rainforest Seafoods, Slipe Road, Kingston and Box Market Ja at Hope Gardens Tomorrow.

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Remember the Farmer’s Market is TODAY too! Happy shopping! πŸ’–πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

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Enjoy the Weekend!

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

Suga Lifestyle Inspires, Promotes, Educates and Entertains.

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Suga Celebrates During Love in the Time of Corona by Dining Out!

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Stainless steel straw: Mira Botanicals. Get your travel pack!

Suga’s Ratings for The Blue Window Restaurant

Date and time of visit: April 30, 2020

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

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(If you hate the long walk from the parking lot, they have been stopping persons to find out where they are going. Once I said the restaurant, the chain was dropped and I got to park close by. #SugaSnaps)

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Suga’s Breakdown!

Suga’s 4th Anniversary was 2 weeks ago (so now marked safe!) and she was itching to dine out.Β  But first, how did Suga take the chance?!

I know that Government officials, diplomats and a large clientele of local and international corporations use the meeting and restaurant facilities of The Pegasus regularly. So they must have strict measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Believe it or not, I have a touch of OCD, so I also take my own precautionary measures that everyone should take. When you do take out or curbside pick up, you are already trusting persons in the kitchen to handle your food. We are already wearing masks, practicing social distancing when walking into or out of most places or even waiting somewhere. When we go home, I would hope that we leave our shoes at the door, discard our clothing in the laundry hamper and have a shower.

So what makes Dining out different if tables are set at or more than 6ft apart? The utensils, the table setting including a cloth napkin and the chair you are sitting in.

How does The Jamaica Pegasus Keep it Safe to Dine?

Β· All guests are asked to sanitize hands before entering the restaurant. [Personally, I go to the bathroom, wash my hands and then use a napkin to open the door to go out and dispose of it in the bin nearby at the atm machine.]

Β· Physical distancing is adhered to when seating (tables are spaced and limited number of diners accommodated)

Β· All menus are sanitized after each use. [#SugaSnaps]

Β· Cutlery are triple sanitized. Pre-soaked in bleach, washed in a machine that uses heat and chemical for sanitizing. Tables will be set when guests are seated.

Β· Tables and chairs are sanitized after each use.

Β· Frequent touch areas are sanitized multiple times throughout the service time.

Not so bad right? Also note, they are changing to disposable napkins this week!

The table was set before we were seated, but I expected that no one would have tampered with it or it may not have been set for too long before.

The service staff all wore masks the correct way and there were only 2 other persons dining at the time. They were wearing masks too. I actually felt comfortable. I didn’t touch the menu because I know their regular menu well enough and went for the special that day, which was posted at the entrance for you to see.

So let’s get to the fun part! What was for Lunch?

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I’m not a fan of Coconut milk, but I love risotto. The puff pastry that was supposed to have a crunchy crust, and a light and airy textureΒ got a bit overwhelmed with the coconut milk. The Pegasus has a Jamaican flair with food, so I would suggest a different sauce for the shrimp, perhaps even a curry and scrap the pastry. Less carbs too. Notice I started with the EntrΓ©e? That’s because the Appetizer is still on my mind 2 weeks later! Divine! So creative for a Spring roll with the different flavours complementing each other so well.

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Guess what? We returned last week Friday too! They had a Salmon special! We knew what to expect so we were even more comfortable.

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Both the Appetizer and the Main were delish. I appreciated that it was a healthy meal too! #SugaSnaps

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Of course there is no picture of my husband and I, an ‘ussie’ wouldn’t do the trick and during love in the time of Corona, it is not advised to ask other persons, especially the waiter to handle your phone!

Let the food pics speak for themselves. (Of course my phone is sanitized – all the time)

We enjoyed 2 courses at Kingston’s best Hotel for just $2000JMD (taxes additional) with a complimentary glass of juice. It was a steal of a deal pulling us in. You will now see the listed price of the Lunch Special as $2500JMD, but it includes G.C.T and Service Charge, so definitely value for money, especially if they have added Steak to the menu for some days. Look out for what to expect on their Instagram page!

Taking the chance is up to you, but dining at The Blue Window during Love in the time of Corona is #SugaEndorsed.

XoXo,
Suga πŸ’–

The Blue Window

Location: The Jamaica Pegasus at 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3690

Instagram: @jamaicapegasus

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Award-Winning Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove

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View from the Veranda at Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove. (Photo: Suga Lifestyle)

Add the award-winning Restaurant, Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove to your Post Covid-19 Bucket List!

I had a wonderful experience there a few years ago and I am overdue to return.

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Traditional Jamaican dish served for Breakfast at Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove. (Ig Photo: @christophersjamaicaaaw)

Christopher’s serves locally sourced gourmet fare such as farm to table greens and freshly caught seafood on an ocean-view veranda.

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Freshly caught Lobster delivered to Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove. (Ig Photo: @christophersjamaicaaaw)
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Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove’s award-winning Chef Conroy Arnold. (Photo: http://www.christophersjamaica.com)

Their award-winning Chef Conroy Arnold creates traditional island dishes with a contemporary international flair for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Here you go, feast your eyes until you can go. When you go, you know! #SugaEndorsed #PostCovid19BucketList

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Classic Oxtail from Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove. (Ig Photo: @christophersjamaicaaaw)
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Grilled King Fish served with roasted eggplant. (Ig Photo: @christophersjamaicaaaw)
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Ribeye Steak (Ig Photo: @christophersjamaicaaaw)

Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove

Location: Hermosa Lane, Pineapple, Ocho Rios. JA.

Ph: 876-974-3699

Website: http://www.christophersjamaica.com

Instagram: @christophersjamaicaaaw

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Cellar 8!

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Cellar 8 was the place Suga’s husband, Randy chose for the Valentine’s Day date!

He loved their menu, also endorsed by Suga and wanted to avoid places that felt too crowded.

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Cellar 8 seemed to manage an expected heavy flow of diners for the occasion well by having two seatings for the night, 6pm and 9pm. 6pm was a bit too early for a Friday evening, so we appreciate being accommodated for 7pm.

From the looks of it, appetizer servings seemed small, but we came out on top with the Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad and the creamy Seafood Bisque.

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Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad.

Randy’s cut of Steak could have been bigger, but it was cooked to medium rare perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed my Seafood Thermidor.

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Thyme and Tarragon crusted Beef Tenderloin with mushroom cream sauce.
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C8 Seafood Thermidor with mixed greens and garlic bread.

Their Blackforest Cake and house made Gelato trio were a sweet ending to the evening.

With regards to cost, it was the usual high end price compared to if you chose from their regular menu, racking up a bill of about JA$20,000 for two if you ordered an additional beverage. Perhaps they could offer a Valentine’s Day special next year.

As a part of the earlier set of diners, service was managed relatively well. If there was any delay, we were made aware right away. The food was delectable and the ambience suited the occasion. Loved the brawta photo on the way out! Cellar 8, thanks for a memorable evening.

XoXo, Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to Lucky Strike’s Lobster Seafood Bucket!

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TGIF to Lucky Strike’s Lobster Seafood Bucket! This looks perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

Lucky Strike Seafood Bar and Grill

Location:

195 Constant Spring Rd. (Manor Centre), Kingston 8.Β 

Ph: 876-412-4494

Instagram: @luckystrikeseafoodbarandgrill

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Steak & Seafood Poolside at The Terra Nova Tomorrow!

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Suga Bears have been enjoying Terra Nova’s Steak and Seafood Poolside Buffet that they host from time to time on the last Wednesday of the month.

The event is poolside with candlelight and a wide spread of Seafood and endless Steak such as Filet Mignon, Lobster, Crayfish and more.

It’s a relaxed setting for family, friends and business partners to enjoy great food and value for money! Check it out tomorrow!

The Terra Nova All Suite HotelΒ 

***Reservations Recommended***

Guests with Reservations receive Priority Seating

Location: 17 Waterloo Road. Kgn. 10.

Ph: 876-926-2211; 876-754-2114

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Terrace at The Terra Nova Continues to be Top-Notch for Fine Dining

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Escargots baked in Herb Garlic Butter (USD$18.95)

Suga’s Ratings for The Terrace at the Terra Nova All Suite HotelΒ 

Date and time of visit: Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 8:30pm

No. of diners: 4

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Suga’s Breakdown!

The Terrace continues to be one of the few dependable fine dining restaurants in Jamaica. The quality of the food remains top-notch. The service is up there too, but the waiters could loosen up a little. Though professional, they could be more pleasant and use a bit of charm.

The Terrace has a quiet setting with ambience ideal for conversation as we enjoyed our courses.

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Caribbean Marlin Plate – Thinly sliced Caribbean Marlin served with Marlin Ceviche, Herbed Cream Cheese and Tropical Fruit Salsa, Lime and Balsamic Vinaigrette (USD$17.95)
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Seafood Risotto with creamy Arborio Rice, Grilled Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Herbs and Parmesan (USD$35.95)
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Grilled Filet Mignon with sautΓ©ed Mushrooms and BΓ©arnaise sauce (USD$46.50)
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Crème brûlée !

If you have visitors for business or pleasure, a special date or occasion, The Terrace at Terra Nova is #SugaEndorsed.

The Terrace at the Terra Nova All Suite HotelΒ 

***Reservations Recommended***

Location: 17 Waterloo Road. Kgn. 10.

Ph: 876-926-2211; 876-926-9334

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Throwback Thursday to a Cliffside Dinner in Negril!

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Suga’s Ratings for The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel

Date and time of visit: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at ~5:30pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

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Suga’s Breakdown

The Lodge Restaurant had an intimate, open air setting overlooking the Caribbean sea from the cliffside in Negril. It’s name is quite appropriate with its homey, wooden and log decor, similar to a getaway log cabin or lodge. So homey, you would meet resident Ridgebacks, Tensing and what looked like his brother. No need to worry though, once ignored, they stayed at a tolerable distance and quietly moved to the next table. The thatched roof and seaside views made you remember you weren’t anywhere cold, but enjoying island temperatures and sea breeze instead.

We caught Negril’s famous sunset and enjoyed the well mixed cocktails from the bar and the Grilled Garlic Lobster, which was the special for the night. The Chef’s grill is visible to diners and the Lobster was freshly caught, cooked and seasoned to perfection. The dish was delish!

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Grilled Garlic Lobster

Most of the variety of items on the menu are done to order and seafood is freshly caught, but service was still timely and the staff were quite attentive and courteous.

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Tensing Cool Runnings (USD$10): Whisky, Orange, Pineapple, Ginger Beer; Blue Lagoon (USD $10): Wray & Nephew White rum instead of Vodka, Blue Curacao, Liqueur, Lemonade

Cheers to visiting The Lodge Restaurant! I had a pleasant, memorable stay at Tensing Pen too. It’s #SugaEndorsed.

The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen

Location: Tensing Pen Hotel. West End Road, Negril

Ph: 1-800-957-0387Β orΒ 876-957-0387

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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A MUST Stop on your way to or from Negril!

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A stop by Smoked Marlin is a must on your way to or from Negril! I enjoyed my Hummingbird and check outΒ my customized Smoked Marlin with Baked Irish Potato, which was just an appetizer believe it or not, but great pick me up.

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Smoked Marlin and Baked Irish Potato.

Commendable service and a scenic view as usual. #SugaEndorsed

Smoked Marlin Restaurant

Location: Main Street. Hopewell, Hanover

Ph: 876-609-4181

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

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Throwback Tuesday to Seaside Dining with Stellar Views!

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Suga’s Ratings forΒ Juniper on the Water

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

No. of diners: 4 adults

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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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SautΓ©ed 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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