One of the Best Spots for Breakfast in Kingston!

Café el Centro on Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston

Throwing it back to having Breakfast at one of the best spots in Kingston last Saturday, Café el Centro!

Café el Centro on Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston is famous for their mouthwatering Steaks and last Saturday they offered their Steak and Eggs special that hubby couldn’t miss.

My healthy week started from Saturday! I opted for Eggs Benedict with spinach and a Smoked Marlin Salad.

The Steak was cooked to medium rare perfection, the Eggs Benedict was delish and the Smoked Marlin Salad was stacked to my satisfaction.

Steak and Eggs
Smoked Marlin Salad served with a Vinaigrette

Service was great and usually is, whether or not there are many diners there. Check out Café el Centro for Breakfast or Lunch this week!

Café El Centro 

Location: 8 Hillcrest Avenue

Ph: 876-927-8415

Email: cafeelcentro@gmail.com

Instagram: @cafeelcentro

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

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TGIF to Nazmar Pastries’ NEW Scrumptious Signature Doughnuts!

It was all about the Cream Cookie, Coffee Glaze & Piña Colada to treat my Pops-in-law for Father’s Day. Couldn’t let him have it all though. Gotta let them watch their SUGAr😀

Nazmar Pastries continues to deliver soft, delish, moist doughnuts.
Dough not be afraid to treat yourself to Nazmar Pastries ! #SugaEndorsed

Nazmar Pastries

Ph: 876-374-6007

Instagram: @nazmar_pastries

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TGIF to Absolutely DOUGH -LICIOUS Doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries !!!


Suga’s Weekend Lockdown Edition continues!

Strawberry and Vanilla cream filled doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries

Yes Yes Yes to Strawberry and Vanilla cream filled doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries!

With the combination of these soft, delish, moist doughnuts and the rain…Weekend lockdown did sweet bad. They never made it to another day, much less a few hours.

Dough not be afraid to treat yourself to Nazmar Pastries (Ig: @nazmar_pastries) ! Great, quick customer service and don’t you just enjoy a pleasant tone over DM with your requests?! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Nazmar Pastries

Ph: 876-374-6007

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Café el Centro for Breakfast Pre-Weekend Lockdown Edition!

Gabrielle and Randy Burgess, Owners of Suga Lifestyle

While the majority of Kingston flocked to the North coast Easter Weekend, hubby and I enjoyed a quiet Saturday morning at Café el Centro.

Freshly cooked, tasty Breakfast and encouraged outdoor dining at the usually cosy Café on Hillcrest Avenue topped off with Miss Tina Newman’s unforgettable homey hospitality.

It was great seeing you Miss Tina. We missed you!

Check out Café el Centro for Breakfast or Lunch. You’ll feel right at home. Stay tuned to see where Suga went last Saturday!

Café El Centro 

Location: 8 Hillcrest Avenue

Ph: 876-927-8415

Email: cafeelcentro@gmail.com

Instagram: @cafeelcentro

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

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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

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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

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Suga Taster, Jehan Resurfaces in Florida with  Mouth-watering Seafood Takeout Dishes and more!

Dynamic Cuisines is a South Floridian Catering company operated by Krystal “Kryssi” Powell. In addition to catering, Krystal also hosts an occasional Fish Fry, has just acquired a Food Truck, and recently launched her Spice collection, which can be purchased at Bravo Supermarket by the corner of Pembroke and Flamingo Roads.

Spice Collection: The perfect combination of various spices to enhance the flavour of your favorite meat of choice, seafood, veggies and salads. 

I have been fortunate to sample quite a few things from her menu and I have not been disappointed yet! She is truly a food lover’s dream come true!

Suga Taster, Jehan Knight’s Ratings for Dynamic Cuisines

Date and time of visit: Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 3:00pm

Pick up and go process: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food Quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating/Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for Money: ★★★★★

Feast your eyes Suga Bears and check out Suga Taster, Jehan’s Comments in the Captions!

Say hello to Escovitch Chicken Wings! – Deep fried, juicy Chicken Wings topped with escovitch sauce, chopped onions, shredded carrots and bite-size scotch bonnet pieces. 
The Crabby Potato is a non-conventional twist on a loaded potato. It’s a Baked Potato stuffed with Crab meat and sprinkled with cheese. “She is not stingy with the crab meat nor the cheese”
Teriyaki Mushrooms: Mushrooms are fried to perfection and then glazed in a super-rich teriyaki sauce. These mushrooms are best when dipped in either blue cheese or ranch sauce which accompanied the order. 
Buffalo Mushroom – Deep fried mushrooms tossed in a homemade Buffalo sauce. 
Salt and Pepper Shrimp is crispy, salty, slightly spicy and is served with chopped jalapeño peppers. 
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Crab Boil served with corn and red potatoes. 
Escovitch Lobster

As you can see, Suga Taster Jehan ordered a full spread! She goes to Dynamic Cuisines every week, so it is definitely #SugaEndorsed.

Floridians, order from Krissy today! She will ask you what time you would like your order for and she will make sure it is ready for you.

Dynamic Cuisines

Location: 6022 SW 23 rd St, Miramar, Florida, 33023

Ph: 954-516-3537

Instagram: @kookinwithkryssi

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

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Throwback Tuesday to LIFE MADE EASY with The Perfect Batch !!!

It is the season…Bird Bush season! The weekends where it all began, when Shannon Sasso would Bake Cookies every weekend for the occasion. Instead of sharing her perfect recipe, she shared something even better. The actual Cookie Dough! A frozen log of Cookie Dough at your doorsteps.

Forget about all the hard work, just thaw for a few minutes, lay them out on a cookie sheet, but far apart because they can get huge! Then you have your Cookies, perfect either way. Since it is usually a mix of Chocolate Chips and finer Chocolate shavings, you can add more Chocolate Chips if that’s your preference or even add a little Peanut Putter, M & Ms, you name it. The Perfect Batch of Cookies in less than 15 minutes with no mess in the kitchen. THANKS Shannon!

Shannon Sasso of The Perfect Batch. She Makes, We Bake!

The Perfect Batch also has rich, delicious Fudge sticks and a NEW item, Cookie Dough Bites! The Cookie Dough Log has eggs so for those of us that love to eat Cookie Dough, The Perfect Batch has made it safe by offering Cookie Dough Bites for September. Check out The Perfect Batch today, order up by tomorrow and ENJOY because we all need a little easy in our lives right now. The Perfect Batch is #SugaEndorsed.

The Perfect Batch

Instagram: @theperfectbatch_ja

Ph: 876-454-5596

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TGIF to Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Frozen Mint Lemonade & their Safety Practices!

TGIF to Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Frozen Mint Lemonade & their team continuing to play it safe in the kitchen. Jamaica Liquor Warehouse ‘s Signature Frozen Mint Lemonade is quite a refreshing treat for just $500+tx and you can spike it!

Their team is playing it safe in the kitchen too. Kudos to them. I haven’t spied much Chefs wearing masks in the hot kitchen, so please keep it up!

As Covid is even a bigger threat to us now, I encourage you all to try and be as safe as you can this weekend. Wear your masks! Be wise and Sanitise!

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse offers pick up and you can check them to see if they are still delivering. They are #SugaEndorsed.

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

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

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Suga visits Toscanini’s former Chef at PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar along Tower Isle!

After 20 years of loyal patronage by locals and overseas visitors, Harmony Hall was sold and Toscanini closed.

Toscanini’s Chef, Pierluigi Ricci, nicknamed PG, opened PG’s Restaurant & Wine Bar along Tower Isle in October of last year.

He was happy to find the space, which he continues to make his own. Suga missed out on her trip to Rome this year, but you don’t have to go to Rome to experience the vintage ambience PG has created.

PG’s menu is based on what’s available at sea or is farm to table, accompanied by an extensive Wine List.

The dishes served continue to be high quality, authentic Italian dishes. Their fresh homemade Pasta is one of the best on the island and along with Simos Bread and Catering, so is their Tiramisu.

For Independence Day Weekend two Fridays ago, Suga dined with family, a party of 4. See some of what we enjoyed here!

Escargot Bourguignon
Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Pappardelle Promodoro with grilled Shrimp (Shaved parmesan cheese & Tomato sauce)
Fresh catch of the day, Mahi-Mahi.
Tiramisu

We had Escargot Bourguignon, fresh Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Pappardelle Boscaiola (Bacon & fresh mushroom in a cream & tomato sauce), Pappardelle Promodoro with grilled Shrimp (Shaved parmesan cheese & rucola pesto) although they were out of Pesto so I received tomato sauce instead, Smoked Pork Chop in an apple cider sauce that was juicy to the bone and the fresh catch of the day, Mahi-Mahi.

Definitely value for money and worth the drive for Lunch one weekend if coming from Kingston. Pizza nights and rooftop dining may be on the horizon too.

PG’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Location: Tower Isle, Ocho Rios. Jamaica

Ph: 876-727-4386

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

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