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More from Austin, Texas…Gourmet Barbecue!

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Crispy Wild Boar Ribs Appetizer (USD$16) with honey and sambal, buttermilk blue cheese dressing, celery and daikon slaw.

Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson was pleased to visit Lamberts Barbecue Restaurant and not get typical BBQ platters, but gourmet BBQ and other meaty fare instead.

You can also enjoy live music at Lamberts’ upstairs Bar too! Feast your eyes.

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Country Style Pork Ribs (USD$21) with fennel and coriander rub, maple chili glaze.

Lamberts Barbecue Restaurant

Location: 401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Ph: 512-494-1500

Menu: http://www.lambertsaustin.com

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays @ 5pm – 10pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Taster, Taraja Enjoys Japanese Cuisine in Texas!

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Spicy Edamame
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Tacu Yaki

Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson enjoyed Japanese Cuisine in Austin, Texas a few days ago. She had a memorable experience at Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen.

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Cheers to that and Happy Thursday!

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Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

Location: 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States

Ph: 512-444-8081

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga’s Highlights from International Women’s Day at CWC’s Wine Pairing Soirée

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Sunday’s cool, breezy afternoon was perfect for savoury bites and bubbly to celebrate International Women’s Day and contribute to the Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica’s outreach projects.

Harbour Wines and Spirits and Select Brands provided ideal pairings for offerings from EITS Café, Tea Tree Creperie, Raffaele’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Fromage, Chez Maria, Uncorked, Cannonball Café and Chocolate Dreams.

Everything was delightful but of course there were a few standouts. 

EITS Café

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Robyn Fox of EITS Café and her team for the day, along with a representative from Select Brands.

It’s always a pleasure to be around Robyn Fox and her hospitable team from EITS Café. Their Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions was quite appetizing while paired with one of my fave’s, the Kung Fu Girl Riesling provided by Select Brands. Its apricot, white peach, honeysuckle aromas balanced out the sharpness of the Feta.

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Black Olive Bammy Bruschetta with Feta Cheese, Red Onion and Caramelized Onions from EITS Café.

Fromage

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Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls.

Fromage’s Oxtail Arancini Balls were divine with Harbour Wines’ Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. That wine was unforgettable from the Table Talk Observer Food Awards last year.

Then their Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts paired with Rosé was such a treat. The light, fluffy texture with the touch of sweet was perfection.

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Fromage’s Chèvre Canapés with fig glazed walnuts.

Kudos to Lisa Chin and her team. #SugaSnaps

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Fromage’s Lisa Chin with her delish Chèvre Canapés at CWC’S Wine Pairing Soirée last Sunday.

Chez Maria

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Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups.

Chez Maria’s Vegetarian Pumpkin Kibbeh Cups with hummus on top was both healthy and scrumptious. The winner for seconds if watching your calories. They were paired with Select Brands’ Primal Roots California Red.

Guess who’s going into Catering? – Cannonball Café

Cannonball’s Antipasto Skewer with Lomo, Olive, Tomato, Mozzarella and Mushroom Tortelini was a myriad of flavours that balanced each other well and even further with Harbour Wines’ Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Suga’s husband, Randy Burgess about to enjoy the Lomo & Mozzarrella Skewer along with the Sliced New York Strip Steak with Caramel Onions and Tomato Jam.

Chocolate Dreams

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Pistacio Chocolate Bites from Chocolate Dreams.

You have to top off the evening with some sweet! I didn’t mind the spicy either. Chocolate Dreams outdid themselves with their Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge and Pistacio Chocolate Bites. Their entire spread was worth the calories. If you like sweet wines, the Roscato Sweet Red courtesy of Harbour Wines was a great choice.

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Sweet Red Wine Pairings courtesy of Harbour Wines with Chocolate Dreams’ Scotch Bonnet Caramel Fudge

Great evening filled with Vino, Savoury bites and Beautiful Women. Value for money with Proceeds to a great cause. Well done Canadian Women’s Club of Jamaica. #SugaEndorsed

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Suga Tasters and cousins, Gabrielle Burgess and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day together and all things good that paired with wine last Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Matalon House in Long Lane, St. Andrew.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF TO THIS STUFFED CINNAMON WAFFLE FROM JAMAICA LIQUOR WAREHOUSE!

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Have you earned your Carbs for a Cheat Day this weekend?! TGIF to this Cinnamon Waffle with Strawberry filling and Vanilla Ice Cream from Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

Enjoy!

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

***Closed on Mondays***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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A Suga Taster’s Review of a Seafood Spot in Florida!

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Photo: Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant

Suga Taster Ratings for Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant, Southwest Ranches, FL

Date and time of visit: July 28, 2019 @ 5:45pm

No. of diners: 3

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★✯(3.5)

Comfort: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Service: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Speed: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Food quality: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Serving amount: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Plating: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Value for $: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Suga Taster’s Breakdown!

This Suga Taster went to the Fort Lauderdale location a few years ago in September 2016 for a Birthday dinner and remembered how good the food was, so she decided to try the new location which was closer to her. She was quite disappointed though!

Appetizer

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Coconut Shrimp with homemade creamy pineapple sauce (USD$14)

Drink

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Fresh Lemonade (USD$6)

The Lemonade was fresh and made to order, with mint and Limoncello (liqueur).

Entrées

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Barbados Shrimp (USD$24) with Portobello mushrooms in a creamy butter, wine, shallot, and herb sauce served with mashed potatoes.

This sure looks good, but my Suga Taster found the sauce to be quite salty.

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Anegada Lobster Trio (MKT) – three lobster tails with a side of sautéed spinach.

It seemed like the Lobster meat was not previously removed from the shell, cooked, sauced and replaced for service, because this Suga Taster had difficulty removing the Lobster from the shell with a knife and fork. After all, this was not a restaurant that required a bib.

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Blackened Crab Alfredo Linguini (USD$26) – Crab meat tossed in a blend of blackened seasoning with freshly made Alfredo sauce

This dish was the pleaser with an abundance of Crab meat. No complaints for this one.

Desserts

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Tres Leche- sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk- evaporated milk, heavy cream and condensed milk.
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Coconut Mousse – Coconut custard topped with a sugary sauce and coconut flakes.

Dinner came to a decent close as my Suga Taster’s family were delighted with their dessert that had just the right amount of sweet.

Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant 

Location: 6670 Dykes Road. Southwest Ranches, FL 3331

Ph: 954-689-3500

Menu: http://www.piraterepublicseafood.com

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

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How is the Summerhouse’s Veuve Cliquot Garden Party Thursday Summer series?!

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Suga Baby, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor’s Ratings for Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club’s Veuve Cliquot Garden Party

Date and time of visit: Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 6pm

No. of diners: 2 adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum 

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Décor: ★★★★☆

Comfort: ★★★★☆

Service: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★✯ (3.5)

Plating: ★★★☆☆

Value for $: ★★★☆☆

Suga Baby, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor’s Breakdown!

Tricia relished in the ambience of the Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club and particularly enjoyed her Insalata Caprese and Grilled Lobster.

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Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Scotch Bonnet Oil) -$1200JMD
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Grilled Lobster with Charred Tomato Butter ($4900JMD)

She also shared the Shawarma Flatbread, Grilled Lamb and Ember Roasted Sweet Potato with a friend. They topped off dinner with a delish Brownie and ice cream. With regards to portions, she thought you had to be familiar with the menu to be aware of what the optimal choices were, but all the dishes she had were quite tasty.

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Shawarma Flatbread (Grilled Mushrooms, Pickled Onions, Spiced Yoghurt, Fresh Herbs) – $1250JMD
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Grilled Lobster; Grilled Lamb with Mint oil and Sundried Tomato Tapenade ($4900JMD); Ember Roasted Sweet Potato with Pickled Onions, Chevre, Herb oil, Goat Cheese ($950); Shawarma Flatbread

There weren’t many diners at the time, but access to Wine was slow. Service was decent otherwise.

The Summerhouse’s Veuve Cliquot Garden Party is a considerable option for dinner after work. It’s best not to go on your own though, as most dishes are enough to share. After all, it is a Garden party! The atmosphere is private around 6pm and more guests seem to arrive about 7/7:30pm. Their menu is posted online and Suga Baby, Tricia would return.

***N.B. Prices quoted were subject to G.C.T and Service charge***

Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club

Location: 88 Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston. JA. W.I.

Ph: 876.906.6515

Website: http://www.summerhouseja.com

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

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