***** Pomperdale New York Style Deli, 3055 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308, (954) 771-9830.
A recent e-mail from Allison…
My husband and I recently (May) moved to Fort Lauderdale. Both of us come out of your old stumping grounds, Brooklyn, New York. We are both in our late 60s. We did make a 23 year stop in Westbury before permanently moving here. We found Jeff Eats purely by accident while searching for various restaurants on the internet. Your reviews pop up all over the place that we couldn’t resist seeing what you had to say. By the way a number of restaurants use your reviews on their websites. Of the five restaurants that we have tried so far, we found that your taste and ours are pretty similar. The ones we thought were perfect were Franco & Vinny’s, Villa Rose, La Veranda and Rainbow Palace. We didn’t think too much of Burger & Suds. Got a request, what’s a really good NYC kosher style deli in the East Fort Lauderdale area? We’ve eaten in a number of bagel joints but we are really looking for terrific food not bagel store level quality. I know that you can appreciate what I’m looking for here.
Checkout Jeff Eats’–6/18/08 Pomperdale New York Style Deli story reprinted below.
The Pomperdale New York Style Deli has been around since 1969…I’m thinking- that you and the Mister will really enjoy this order at/counter joint.
Thanks for reading…
***** Pomperdale New York Style Deli, 3055 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308, (954) 771-9830.
The Pomperdale Deli has been in business for over 50 years. I found this joint about 16 years ago and have probably eaten lunch there ar least 50 times.
If you like good…no make that great deli and appetizing…then this joint is for you. No waiters…order at the counter…No checks, just tell the guy at the register what you had.
This is probably the best “kosher style” deli in South Florida. As a matter of fact, it may very well be the best deli in Florida. The food is absolutely terrific. This joint is open 7 days a week…Monday-Saturday 6am-5pm and Sunday 6am-3pm.
Don’t miss this joint…it is a one of a kind.
* Hotel Tonight.
Got something great-for you guys…Hotel Tonight (hoteltonight.com).
Now, try and follow Jeff Eats, Hotel Tonight is a MOBILE ONLY servuce…
Hotels- basically list their excess room inventory “at the last minute” on Hotel Tonight
Hotel Tonight describes itself as…”The world is going mobile, and there’s a growing demand for always-on tools that provide immediate satisfaction. While web distribution makes perfect sense for guests researching vacations well in advance, HotelTonight’s all-mobile platform allows you to reach the increasing number of guests who are choosing to be more spontaneous about their decisions. Because we’re mobile only, the rates you load are exclusively available on our app – not online or anywhere else. No one can search for your hotel or predict which hotels will be on display. Your offer is protected – we deliver only truly incremental guests you wouldn’t have otherwise attracted.”
Rather than listening to computer/tech illiterate Jeff Eats babble on…go to Hotel Tonight’s site for info…I do know that you’ll need to download its “app” to use its free service.
All I can tell you, is that the room rates that it lists are amazingly-reasonable!
***** Crazy Wok, 5764 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33067, (954) 255-1866.
Crazy Wok is a Chinese takeout joint. There are 2- locations, 1-in Coral Springs, 1-in Fort Lauderdale (2392 North Federal Highway)- this “story” is about the Coral Springs’ location.
Real simple story…
Last Saturday night, Jeff Eats was over-by my friend Peter’s house watching football…we ordered some Chinese stuff from Crazy Wok. We picked-up the food and Peter caught the bill…hey! it’s his house…you eat by me, I pickup the bill!
To make a long story short, we did wonton soup, egg rolls, boneless spare ribs, pan fried dumplings, General Tsao’s chicken, moo shu beef, roast pork fried rice…and I gotta tell you, the food was right on the money. Now you know and Jeff Eats knows that this food-reviewing gig is purely a subjective game. What I like you might hate and vice versa. You also do know, that what I might find sweet, you may find bitter-so forth and so on. That’s why, I very rarely kill time, telling you-what something tastes like! Suffice it to say, (as they say in internet land— imho) Crazy Wok turned out some really delicious “American” Chinese food. For those of you-looking for “real” or shall I say “authentic” Chinese food-like West Lake Fish in Vinegar Sauce (yeah-I know it sounds absolutely amazing!) you can cross Crazy Wok off-your list.
Finally…good free food, good company and a win by my University of Arizona Wildcats…made for a very pleasant evening.
One last thought, some of you guys may be wondering…If Jeff Eats went to Ithaca College and Brooklyn Law School and Mrs. Jeff Eats went to Brooklyn College…then how does the U of A work its way into the conversation? Easy, Son Jeff Eats went to U of A and Daughter Jeff Eats went to University of Connecticut- thus the RELATIONSHIPS…very expensive RELATIONSHIPS but RELATIONSHIPS nonetheless! Now that I look back, why these two scholars couldn’t- go to school in-state, is beyond Jeff Eats’ comprehension- we’ll save that discussion for another day…
If you live or work in Crazy Wok’s neighborhood…you now know about a real-good Chinese takeout joint.
You can check menu/prices at crazywok.com. The site has a handful of discount coupons that you can print out.
Crazy Wok is open 7 days a week 10am-11pm.
***** Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza, 1101 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756, (727) 443-4900.
Got an absolutely terrific coal-oven pizza joint for you, Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza in Clearwater. Just so you know, Cristino’s has a second location in Tampa–the one under “discussion” is in Clearwater.
First things first, Jeff Eats loved Cristino’s…real casual with both indoor/covered outside patio seating…reasonable prices, super pleasant service.
In addition to the “expected” coal-fired pizzas/wings and salads-the joint has the full boat of- Southern Italian appetizers, pastas, paninis, entrees, desserts.
You can check Cristino’s menu/prices at cristinospizzeria.com.
A recent dinner had Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple- “doing” eggplant rollatini ($7.99), caprese salad ($6.99), chicken parmigiana Panini ($8.50), 16″ margherita pizza ($12.99), lasagna/meat sauce ($10.99), coal oven wings (10-$7.99), lemon Italian ice (small-$3.79) and I gotta tell you, I didn’t hear even one- itsy bitzy teenie weenie complaint during the meal. Trust me with this one, everything was dynamite.
Really not too much to tell you…other than Cristino’s was terrific- and that the joint is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm.
* Journey and Steve Miller Band.
I know- I-know…Steve Perry isn’t with them anymore!
That’s why $40- General Admission Tickets are going for 20 bucks -on GROUPON (groupon.com).
Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Perry or no Perry- this concert is gonna be- HUGE!
So, if you want-these tickets (GROUPON only “gets” a limited number from the promoter to sell), don’t dilly dally around and get to groupon.com ASAP.
Journey and Steve Miller Band at Cruzan Amphitheatre on March 15, 2015 at 6:45 (Up to 50% Off)
$20 for one G-Pass to see Journey and Steve Miller Band with special guest Tower of Power (up to $40 value)
When: Sunday, March 15, at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Cruzan Amphitheatre
Door time: 5:45 p.m.
Full offer value includes ticketing fees
Click here to view the venue layout
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you wo’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices – price may differ on day of event.
Journey and Steve Miller Band
A fraction of Journey’s accomplishments: 80 million albums sold worldwide, 19 Top 40 singles, diamond album certification
A fraction of the Steve Miller Band’s accomplishments: 30 million albums sold worldwide, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Their accomplishments together: they created some of rock’s biggest hits and helped define the “San Francisco Sound”
The legendary opener that turns the tour into a San Francisco trinity: Tower of Power
How you know Journey is still huge: their 2011 tour ranked in the top 15 tours of that year
Further proof: more than 30 years after it was recorded, “Don’t Stop Believin’” became the biggest-selling song from the 20th century in iTunes history
Best reason to keep believin’: the phenomenal story behind Journey lead singer and Steve Perry ringer Arnel Pineda, who the band hand-picked to join them after watching his popular YouTube videos
Other names you know Steve Miller by: “Space Cowboy,” “Gangster of Love,” “Maurice”
Steve Miller songs you know by heart: “Joker,” “Rock’n Me,” “Abracadabra”
What he’s been up to lately: 2010’s Bingo and 2011’s Let Your Hair Down
What Steve Miller calls the tour: “a not to be missed trifecta of the best of soul, greatest hits and arena rock by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once in a life time event.”
Funky, horn-driven Tower of Power hit that gave the ’70s even more soul: “Soul with a Capital S”
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* 3rd Annual Palmetto Bay Food and Rock Festival
Jeff Eats has seen all 4- bands that are scheduled to appear…no ifs and buts, they all-can play!
This Festival looks like it will be an absolute blast…
One thing that caught my eye, that $30 ticket price…seems a bit steep to this boy! Now, I’m thinking, that the advance online price (floridarockstars.com)- $15 looks much better and the advance online price 2 for $25 looks like the best deal (of course there has to be two of you, to make this deal work). Now, as for the $40 VIP ticket…I get the private area/a-c/finger food/comp soda & water…if I’m having to pay $30 for a regular ticket, then I’m springing for the extra 10 bucks and doing VIP…now, if I’m doing $15 tickets or 2 for $25, I’m thinking…I ain’t doing the $40 VIP because, I can buy a lot of food and drink with the $25 and $55 respectively- which I didn’t spend on the VIP ticket(s). If the math here is too complicated for you-Sorry!
Like Jeff Eats said 3 seconds ago, all the bands are real strong-and this festival should be an absolute blast.
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats got the 3rd Annual Palmetto Bay Food and Rock Festival on our calendar…catch you guys-there!
Florida Rock Stars presents the 3nd annual Palmetto Bay Food and Rock Festival on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Ludovici Park in Palmetto Bay, Florida. This year’s event also helps raise awareness for local charities and brings South Dade fans together in a special night of entertainment.
The event features some of the finest classic rock bands in South Florida and showcases some of the best food around, including amazing stone crabs, killer barbecue and loads of other tasty foods served up by local restaurants. A cash bar, with top shelf liquor, and other vendors and exhibitors help round out the festival experience. Finally, the event includes a special raffle to help raise money for great causes.
Performing at this year’s show are some of the best bands in the Florida rock music scene:
Mr. Nice Guy – The Regs – The Livesays – Cutler Stew
Gates open 4 pm and the show runs from 4:30 pm to 11 pm. No coolers permitted – folding chairs and blankets are welcome.
General Admission tickets are $30 at the gate while advance tickets are $15 each, or $25 for two online at floridarockstars.com (limited time only).
Florida Rock Stars introduces the $40 Backstage VIP Pass (limited quantity), for the 3rd annual Palmetto Bay Food and Rock Festival. The Pass grants access to front row VIP seats and access to the air conditioned club house above the stage with a live video remote broadcasting the event on a large screen as well complimentary water, soda and catered finger food. A cash bar will also be available in the VIP club house. Mingle with the bands, get autographs and photos, eat, drink and live like a rock star!
Florida Rock Stars is dedicated to preserving rock music and culture in South Florida. We are also big believers in raising awareness and money for charity organizations in South Florida. To deliver on our dual missions, we connect local talent with local communities and businesses through good music and good times. Florida Rock Stars, where tomorrow stars play today!
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/23/14)
One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…
Bruce’s Of Great Neck
19575 State Road 7
Latest Review: 12/2/13
Starting with the premise that Jeff Eats has never met a chocolate babka that he didn’t like…I gotta tell you, that Bruce’s chocolate babka absolutely kills it! You guys know, that I don’t like pecking orders, but this babka is definitely one of the best that I’ve had down here in sunny South Florida. Take a look at greatdealsinmycity.com its got a– 20% Off All Baked Goods Coupon.
* High Heels?
Just read the -below story on Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com).
To be perfectly honest with you, Jeff Eats kind-of knew the stuff- about women and high heels.
The question I have: What do women think of men who wear high heels?
Let me run, I gotta get out of these 4″ Ferragamo pumps…my feet are absolutely killing me!
High Heels Have A Strange Effect On Men, And Here’s Proof
Listen up, ladies.
Flats may be all the rage these days, but a provocative new study from France suggests that high heels do a better job of helping women get what they want from men.
“Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” Dr. Nicolas Guéguen, a psychologist at the Université de Bretagne-Sud in Rennes, and the scientist behind the study, said in a written statement.
The finding might not come as a huge surprise to women, but Guéguen said his is the first scientific study to test the effect.
For the four-part study, Guéguen asked four female confederates to wear flats or two- or four-inch heels and make note of their interactions with unfamiliar men.
In one experiment, the women stood on the street and asked passersby to complete a survey. When the women were wearing flats, 25 out of 60 men (42 percent) agreed to pause and take the survey. When the women wore two-inch heels, 36 of 60 men (60 percent) agreed to take the survey. And that number spiked to 49 out of 60 men (82 percent) when the women wore the four-inchers.
Female passersby stopped to complete the survey around a third of the time, no matter how high the confederates’ heels were.
In another experiment, the confederates dropped a glove on the street and noted whether men retrieved it for them.
What happened this time? Again, the same pattern emerged–with men playing the gentleman about 62 percent of the time when the confederates wore flats, and a whopping 93 percent of time when they wore high heels.
As for why high heels have this power over men, Guéguen offered a simple explanation: heels simply make women more attractive to men. And he proved this hypothesis in a follow-up study, as yet unpublished, in which men shown the body profiles of women in flats or heels tended to think the heel-wearing women were more attractive.
“High heels were associated with greater sexiness, overall physical attractiveness, breast attractiveness, beauty, attractiveness to other men, and willingness for a date,” he told The Huffington Post in an email.
Previous research has shown that high heels change a woman’s gait and posture to make her appear more feminine, signaling she’s fit for reproduction. And according to Guéguen, exposure to media images associating high heels to glamour and sexuality may also shape men’s preferences.
“The over-association of high heels with women’s sexiness and sexual content could lead men to misinterpret the sexual intent of women with high heels,” Guéguen wrote in a paper describing his resarch, which was published on Nov. 19 in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.