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Private Anniversary Dinner by The Arnolds with Chef Shea Stewart!

Suga Tasters, Ashleigh and Tennyson Arnold

Happy 7th Anniversary to Suga Tasters and dear friends, Ashleigh & Tennyson Arnold !!!!

Thanks for sharing and Cheers to many more!

Last week Monday they opted to stay in and be catered to by Chef Shea Stewart. They absolutely enjoyed it.

Check out the Menu and feel free to call Chef Shea Stewart for your intimate at home dining experience or special occasion.

The MENU!

APPETIZERS
• Stuffed Shrimp: Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with a scotch bonnet and cream cheese shrimp mousse, then broiled and served with béarnaise sauce

• Roasted corn and cilantro Chowder with candied bacon

ENTREE
• Citrus Lamb with a grand mariner demi glacé served with potato croquettes and brussels sprouts

DESSERT
• Apple tart with basil cream and pecan crumble

Chef Shea Stewart

Ph: 876-882-7795

Email: elitekreationsja@gmail.com

Instagram: @chefsheastewart

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

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TGIF to Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie!

Pavlova from Tea Tree Crêperie [📸: Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold]

TGIF to this yummy Pavlova that Suga Taster, Ashleigh Arnold enjoyed from Tea Tree Crêperie! Service was decent too👍🏽

Fun fact: Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

Enjoy the Weekend! Stay safe!

Tea Tree Crêperie Restaurant

Ph.: 876-978-7333 

Location: 80 Lady Musgrave Rd. Unit #2. Kingston 10, Jamaica 

Email: info@teatreecreperie.com

Website (includes menu ): http://www.teatreecreperie.com

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

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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

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

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It’s Here! Doughnuts for Grown Ups from The Tipsy Doughnut!

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FINALLY, the anticipation is over and I was FULLY satisfied. Suga had a migraine all weekend, but I couldn’t help it, I had to dig into my box of Doughnuts from The Tipsy Doughnut! Was it worth it? Hell yea. Even if you wait a day, but BEST FRESH!

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Scrumptious, moist goodness, full of flavour and so wholesome!

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The Peanut Butter Bourbon took me straight back to NOLA and the Drunken Tiramisu was absolute heaven. My only complaint? More liquor please!

Stay tuned for the specially filled September doughnut, those are what I love even more. In the mean time, see ALL the flavours they have here!

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Follow @thetipsydoughnut on Instagram to keep up with NEW Flavours and ORDER quickly because they get Sold out Fast! You’re welcome!

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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The Tipsy Doughnut

Ph: 876.287.8039

Email: tipsydoughnutja@gmail.com

Instagram: @thetipsydoughnut

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

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Suga Taster, Randy had Rainforest Seafoods’ NEW Poke Bowl for Lunch!

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Last Tuesday, Suga Taster, Randy Burgess ordered Rainforest Seafoods’ NEW Tuna Poke Bowl for Lunch. He thought it was definitely filling, as it had a healthy serving of Veggies: carrot, cucumber, radish, snow peas and Edamame. Additionally, it had a good serving size of Tuna and sticky Sushi Rice. The Tuna was spicy since it was drizzled with Sriracha sauce, but the Veggies cooled down the palate and everything was fresh!

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Was it Value for Money?

Randy thought the cost was way too much with delivery, but tasted good. By ordering through the Pekkish App, the Tuna Poke Bowl costed $1960JMD, but $2754.00JMD when delivery and service charges were added.

Any Suggestions for Rainforest Seafoods?

Suga Taster, Randy would love to see a Salad option with no rice and an option to pick up at the Crossroads branch.

Rainforest Seafoods also offers Smoked and Cooked Salmon Poke Bowls, Raw and Cooked Rolls, Sushi Platters and Bento Boxes (Japanese Lunch Boxes)  exclusively through Pekkish Jamaica in Kingston for delivery and in Montego Bay at the Seafood Market, which offers Free Delivery.

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

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Suga Taster, Kim’s Love in the Time of Corona Chronicles Continue with Tooksie’s Canteen

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Tuna Takati Pizza from Tooksie’s Canteen

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering

Date and time of order: April 29, 2020

No. of orders: 4

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kim’s Breakdown!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth
During Love in the Time of Corona, some of us are getting tired of cooking. All foodies know Alexa Von Strolley is that culinary artist who’s never afraid to wow our minds and surprise our taste buds, leaving her patrons wondering how she thought of this while leaving us begging for more. When I heard about Tooksie’s Canteen, I browsed the Instagram page and started to order.
 
Tooksie’s Canteen operates Wednesdays to Fridays. The menu options change weekly. For each day there is usually one light option, such as a Salad or Flat Bread, two heavier options and a sweet treat. You order and pay online, which helps significantly with reducing human interaction, and you pick up at noon. I ordered on Instagram, received an email with the invoice and made payment via Sagicor e-banking.
 
I ordered the In-n-Out Burger and Crack pie for Wednesday, Oxtail and Fish tacos on Thursday and Tuna Tataki Pizza and Tea-ramisu for Friday.
 
Wednesday

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In-n-Out Burger – Double stacked Beef Burger with American Cheese ($1400JMD)

The In-n-Out Burger was a tasty juicy American burger with lots of American cheddar cheese and fries. The fries and bread were clearly done on my arrival. Despite the juicy, cheesy burger, no soggy bread ‘roun here! Also the crispiest fries I’ve had in years. I expected the burger to be something out of the ordinary, but it was ordinary.
Sidenote: The Burger I had from Alexa the week before though, was heaven!

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Double stacked Beef Burger, Crispy Pork Belly, Caramelized Onions, Cilantro Garlic sauce, Monterrey Jack Cheese with Fries – $3000JMD

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Crack Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

The Crack Pie was amazing! It tasted like danish butter cookies made into moist sweet indulgence. So addictive. I immediately understood how this American dessert got its name.
 
Thursday

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Oxtail Tacos – Port Wine reduction, Butter bean Crema, Crispy Onions

The Oxtail taco was perfect! Tender meat and a loud flavour with a kick of something I couldn’t put my finger on. It was delicious.
The Fish taco had too much batter for me, but once I squeezed the lime provided on the Fish, the bold flavour combinations completely outshone the batter.
 
Friday

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Tuna Takati Pizza

The Tuna Tataki Pizza was fresh and exciting, spicy but not peppery. I wish I ordered more! This dish was a reminder of Alexa’s versatility as a chef.

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Tea-ramisu Chai soaked Lady Fingers with Dulce de Leche Mascarpone and Matcha Powder.

The Tea-ramisu was like a green tea tiramisu. Very interesting, unexpected and refreshing.
 
Chef Alexa Von Strolley is as cute as her logo, but her food is LOUD, BOLD and BRAVE. Each meal tasted fresh and specially prepared. Her prices are comparable to mid-priced restaurants and the wait time is five minutes or less. 

TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering
Ph: 876 – 537 – 5443
Email: tooksiekay.catering@gmail.com
Instagram: @tooksiekaycatering

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

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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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