Suga Taster, Taraja does Traditional Thai in NYC!

Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson with friend, Darya Hall at Thai Villa, NYC.

A few weeks ago, Suga Taster, Taraja Jackson was in foodie heaven at Thai Villa, a traditional and unique Thai Restaurant in the stylish city of Manhattan, NYC.

Located on 5 E 19th St, New York,
the stylish space with dark-wood accents and ornate fixtures had an hour wait time since they had no reservations.

Taraja hopped down to a local rooftop bar and had Cocktails, then was called by the courteous staff of Thai Villa, who informed them that they were ready for their dinner party.

They were seated at the upper level, which overlooked the main restaurant. The ambience was perfect.

Don’t you just love Authentic Thai Cuisine?!

Suga Taster, Taraja enjoyed Chicken Satay, Pla Muk Tod (Fried turmeric coconut Calamari), Soft Shell Crab Mango Salad, Pad Thai (Shrimp, Rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, red onion, egg and peanuts. Gluten free), Ped Ron (Crispy Five Spice Duck) and Moo-Obb Nam Puaung Entree (Grilled marinated Pork).

Chicken Satay – Grilled marinated chicken on skewers, served with peanut sauce, cucumber relish, and grilled brioche.
Pla Muk Tod – Fried turmeric coconut Calamari. Crispy fried Calamari served with roasted bell pepper-peanut vinaigrette dipping sauce.
Soft Shell Crab Mango Salad – Shredded Mango, Peanuts, Coconut Flakes, Red Onion and Cilantro with Thai Chili-Lime Dressing.
Pad Thai (Shrimp, Rice noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, red onion, egg and peanuts. Gluten free)
Ped Ron (Crispy Five Spice Duck) – Deep Fried Half Duck, Chinese Broccoli, Served with Honey-Soy-Bouquetiere Dressing.
Moo-Obb Nam Puaung Entree (Grilled marinated Pork) with honey-soy glazed, baby bok choy served with coconut sticky rice.

Her overall experience was great, the food came out quickly and they shared the Appetizers which were quite filling. Both the Appetizers and Entrees were absolutely delicious at affordable prices and the service was on point! Suga Taster, Taraja gives them ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!

Thai Villa

Location: 5 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003, United States

Ph: 212-802-9999

Website: https://thaivillanyc.com/

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

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Suga Taster, Jehan Dines Seaside at Rusty Pelican Miami!

Suga Taster Jehan’s Ratings for Rusty Pelican
Waterfront Restaurant
Date and time of visit: Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 6:15pm:

No. of diners: 5
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking: ★★★★★
Ambience: ★★★★★
Décor: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★★
Speed: ★★★★☆
Food quality: ★★★★☆
Serving amount: ★★★★★
Plating: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★★

Although it’s known that Miami has some of the best restaurants in South Florida, foodie & Suga Taster, Jehan was pleasantly surprised by her experience at Rusty Pelican from arrival to departure.

Suga Taster, Jehan’s Breakdown:

“The hostess was quick to check the reservation and seat the 5 of us as we arrived. Shortly after, our server Mike T. came over, introduced himself, provided our menus and took drink orders. 

Rusty Pelican’s Old Fashioned
Passion of the Soul
Blurred Lines

Mike T. was quite attentive as the evening progressed and even ensured to note any food-based allergies.

The Appetizers and Main courses did not disappoint!

Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
Dayboat Pistachio Scallops
Crispy whole local Snapper
The Chilean Sea Bass
Rusty Pelican Board for two!
Short Rib Empanadas

They lacked dessert options though and the two ordered did not hit the sweet spot. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is a warmed Date Cake served with brown butter pecans and caramel ice cream. The warm Cafe con leche consisted of white chocolate, cuban coffee, and cookies & cream ice cream.

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Cafe con leche

Looks and Sounds great eh? Sadly, the date cake was dry and dense and the Cafe con leche left a lot to be desired.

Despite the disappointing Dessert, the experience, Mains and cocktails were still great and I will definitely be back” ~Suga Taster, Jehan Knight.

Rusty Pelican Waterfront Restaurant
Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Csywy, Key Biscayne, Florida
Parking: Valet only
Instagram: @rustypelicanmiami

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

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Watch the SUPER BOWL this Sunday with Suga at The Jamaica Pegasus!

THE BLEND BAR at The Jamaica Pegasus will be showing SUPER BOWL LV this Sunday at 6:30PM!

Watch Promo of the SUPER BOWL this Sunday with Suga at The Jamaica Pegasus here:

https://youtu.be/KUQiw2cO6OM

GOAT, Tom Brady, QB of the Buccaneers will be looking for his 7th Win.

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are the Defending Champs!

This Sunday at The Blend Bar of The Jamaica Pegasus, KICK OFF at 6:30PM, but let’s Pre-Game from 4PM! Who you got? It will be historic no matter what 😀

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

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G.O.A.T Tom Brady is heading to SUPER BOWL 55 vs Mahomes!

Tom Brady, QB of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after their NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers last night.

That’s right! We are in for quite a treat for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa Bay. The first time a team will play in their home town for the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady will be taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their 2nd Super Bowl after taking care of fellow Hall of Famer, QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 31-26. He was surely rewarded for it with $500k. It will be his 10th visit, looking for his 7th Win. If he’s successful, he will earn another $500k.

Who will he meet?

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are the Defending Champs. Their game in the AFC Championship was almost a blowout vs the Bills, 38-24.

So it will be the G.O.A.T vs the Best right now on FEBRUARY 7! Stay tuned!

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Krystal Powell’s Dynamic Cuisines Food Truck Wows Suga Taster, Jehan Again!

Suga Taster, Jehan Knight’s Updated Restaurant Ratings & Review for Krystal Powell’s Dynamic Cuisines Food Truck

Date and time of visit: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 @1PM

Number of diners: 1

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Décor: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★☆

Food Quality: ★★★★☆

Serving Amount: ★★★★★

Plating/Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for money: ★★★★★

Oxtail and Beans with Rice and Peas (white rice can be requested instead)
Escovitch Fish
Seafood Boil
Shrimp Fried Rice 
Sweet and Sour Lobster 

Suga Taster, Jehan’s Breakdown:

Suga Taster, Jehan in Kingston 21, Florida was wowed by Krystal Powell’s Dynamic Cuisines Food Truck again! 

Just when I think Krystal Powell cannot get better, she continues to create waves. So I couldn’t let a week in January pass before ordering.

Dynamic Cuisines Food Truck was launched on August 6, 2020 and since then I have been a faithful, weekly patron.

Once you follow her Instagram page, @kookinwithkryssi, you will realize that she posts the weekly “Pull-Up Schedule” that showcases where she will be with a particular day and time. She is no stranger to Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Davie, North Lauderdale, Margate and Miami.

Once you “pull up” to her food truck, please be prepared to always encounter a long line (yes… that is how good her culinary skills are) and once you place your order, you will have to wait 15-20 minutes as all meals are cooked to order. Still Reasonable!

I am yet to be disappointed and I usually place two to three orders at a time. Suga Bears in Kingston 21, go check out Krystal Powell’s Food Truck today!

Krystal Powell’s Food Truck Team: Shantel, Masseney and Joe

Ph: 954-516-3537

Instagram: @kookinwithkryssi

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Suga Taster, Jody Hits DC’s Best Cuban Rum Bar & Restaurant!

Suga Taster, Jody Dixon at Casta’s Rum Bar in Washinton, DC a few weeks ago.

Open for just over a year now, Casta’s Rum Bar has racked up street credit for not only being Washington DC’s Best Cuban Rum Bar, but one of the hottest Bars in DC!

Suga cannot wait to travel again and hit this spot. Soooo jealous of Suga Taster, Jody Dixon! She visited a few weeks ago with friends and said her smiles were courtesy of Passionfruit and Tequila!

Check out the juicy, salivating Dishes and refreshing Cocktails that she and her friends enjoyed here!

The Menu is online! If you’re in DC, this looks like a spot to hit for sure!

Casta’s Rum Bar
Location: 1121 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Ph: +1 202-660-1440
Website: http://www.castasrumbar.com
*Menu is on Website*
Instagram: @castasrumbar

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The NBA Playoffs Return with Players Working On and Off the Court for Justice

After the NBA Playoffs historically came to a pause last Wednesday with Players refusing to Play as yet another Black man, JACOB BLAKE, was shot unjustly in the back by the Police, LEBRON, CP3, NBA Players reached out to BARACK OBAMA for advice.

OBAMA advised Players to play and maximize this opportunity to get their desired action items. Play resumed on Saturday under Commitments from the NBA & NBPA.

Pictured above is DENVER NUGGETS’ JAMAL MURRAY’S shoes. He says even though they are gone, they help him to find strength and to keep fight in this world.

The entire UTAH JAZZ team has now been registered to vote. Their DONOVAN MITCHELL has pledged $45k to the education of Jacob Blake’s children, which has been matched.
Countless efforts have been made by these NBA Players on and off the court. I applaud them and stand with them.

LUKA DON made his series Debut at just 21yrs before being eliminated and how he is already targeted by players.

We have a Game 7! Who you got? Murray or Mitchell? NUGGETS or JAZZ?

CELTICS are up 1 on the RAPTORS! KEMBA!

Are you ready for LAKERS vs CLIPPERS?! Stay tuned! 🏀

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

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1 WEEK to the NBA PLAYOFFS, Who’s Ready?!

It’s 1 WEEK to the NBA PLAYOFFS and the LAKERS are READY! Are you?! So many young talents emerging.

Check out young Kyle Kuzma’s game-winning shot for the Lakers last night vs. the Denver Nuggets here!

The NBA Playoffs begin next Monday, August 17th! It will all take place from the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida.

I Love This Game! Stay tuned 🏀

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Mouth-watering Steak from Stonegate Smoke!

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Steak from Stonegate Smoke! (Instagram Photo: @stonegatesmoke)

A few Sundays ago, a Jamaican and his neighbours in Michigan a.k.a Stonegate Smoke fired up the ol’ smoker and put on a marinated tri-tip (triangular cut from the bottom sirloin) from Byron Centre Meats. It finished with an 800° sear!

Mouth-watering meat charred to perfection makes any face happy during quarantine.

Check out and follow @stonegatesmoke on Instagram today!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Start the Week off the Healthy Way with this Breakfast!

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Miss Shirley’s Elote Street Avocado Toast with Avocado mash, Grilled Corn, pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco & fresh Cilantro on toasted Multigrain Bread dusted with Smoked Paprika!

Miss Shirleys’ Roland Park location in Maryland is OPEN 8AM – 3PM for Delivery via DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub & Postmates!

Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Location: 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210, United States
Ph: 410-889-5272
Instagram: @missshirleys

***Menu is on the link in their Bio***

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