TGIF! Which Beach or River are You Going to this Weekend?!

Gabrielle and Randy Burgess, owners of Suga Lifestyle at Seaside Dutchie on December 31, 2020.

Yes! They’re open! Think outside the box to avoid large gatherings as much as possible and be safe!

Check out Seaside Dutchie (Instagram: @seasidedutchie) where you can double up with free access to the Beach AND get delish food. You’re welcome!


They call it Fantasy Beach! A little tricky to find a bit after the roundabout, but a sign is by the road now and you can call 876-861-3580 for directions!

Seaside Dutchie

http://www.seasidedutchie.com

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

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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

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

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In the Mood for Box Lunch with Good Jamaican Food?

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Suga’s Ratings for Waterfalls Catering

Date of Pick Up: Friday, June 5, 2020

Orders for 2 Adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

Waterfalls Catering, known for hosting weddings and other functions is now serving Lunch!

I was happy to hear I could call in my order and pick up my lunch from a central, convenient location.

They were pleasant and accommodating over the phone and my lunch was boxed and waiting for me when I went to pick up.

Their lunches go for a reasonable cost of $750JMD with a sufficient serving, giving value for money. Soup is about $200JMD for a Small cup and $500JMD for Large.

Guess what?! Their menu is posted online too! More restaurants need to do that. It IS 2020. You have the option of ordering online as well for pick up or delivery.

Their menu is a short list, but with the standard meat options to choose quickly and easily from.

I ordered the Jerked Chicken (asked for no gravy) with steamed vegetables and rice and peas. Quite a decent, tasty meal. Great picker-upper.

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Jerked Chicken with Steamed Vegetables and Rice and Peas ($750JMD)

Kudos to Waterfalls Catering for pivoting through Covid 19 and offering this efficient service.

Waterfalls Jamaica Ltd. – Waterfalls Catering

Location: 160 Old Hope Road. Kingston. Jamaica.

Call/Whatsapp: 876-622-5167; 876-778-0739

Website/Order online: waterfallscateringja.com

Instagram: @waterfalls_ltd

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

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