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Rocky & The Rollers

Posted on September 20th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* Rocky & The Rollers.

Yesterday Jeff Eats got an email from “reader” MM in Boca Raton…

Jeff,

I am the Chairwoman of ______________. Our charity would like to invite you and your wife to be Co-Chairs” of an event that we are planning for March, 2015. Attached is a file about our charity and our even plans.

As of today’s date our event is just in the planning stage.

What we would like to do is have a SOCK HOP Starring A Well Known Performer for a crowd of about 300 people. We have underwriters for the event, so every dollar collected goes directly to the charity to be used on various projects. In the past we have had events with a ticket price of $100-$150 per person.

I know that you are not a party planner. We have a well known south Florida catering facility on our radar for location and we have a decorator for party decor.

What are your thoughts on the talent end?

Thank you very much,

GGH
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GGH:

Please feel free to call me at (561)_____________ to discuss this matter further.

In the meantime…take a look at- Florida based-oldies band Rocky & The Rollers (rockyandtherollers.com). Off the top of Jeff Eats’ head, I would hire Rocky & The Rollers to be the “house band” and as the “backup band” for a headline act like…Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Lou Christie, Leslie Gore, The Duprees, Shirley Austin Reeves of The Shirelles.

Just so you know, Rocky & The Rollers is one of America’s top 50s-70s Rock N Roll cover bands. Rocky and a NAMED ACT would be a killer night–and wouldn’t break the bank to “produce.”

Once again, please feel free to call me to discuss further.

Jeff Eats

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redplum.com

Posted on September 19th, 2014 · Deals Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* redplum.com.

Now that Jeff Eats has become his mother (she started-saving S&H Green Stamps in 1951) you gotta check out redplum.com. The site has tons of printable coupons for groceries, household goods, and other stuff. As Mother Jeff Eats use to say…”Better the money should be in your pocket-than theirs.”

The older I get, the more I realize how smart-the lady was!

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Sticky’s Finger Joint (New York City)

Posted on September 19th, 2014 · American Fast Food · 3 Comments »

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* Sticky’s Finger Joint.

Recently received the following email from reader Mal K.
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Hey Jeff,
Got a question for you.
It seems that the fast food business is loaded with burger, pizza, Mexican, ice cream, grilled cheese and yogurt restaurants.
Have you seen any great fast food ‘ideas’ that haven’t already been exploited? I’m thinking of going into business and don’t want to be a Johnny Come Lately.
Thanks,
Mal K
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Mal K:

No question about it-the fast food landscape is loaded with all kinds of concepts.

Jeff Eats recently tried Sticky’s Finger Joint a fast food “chicken-finger” concept that was absolutely dynamite. For right now, there are only two locations-both in Manhattan. Real easy concept-all kinds of chicken fingers/sauces.
You will need to do some homework here…you can start at- stickysfingerjoint.com. Jeff Eats thought that the food was delicious and-the concept definitely has-legs.

Check Sticky’s out. Check the concept out.

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The Mollyringwalds (Revolution Live- Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on September 19th, 2014 · Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* The Mollyringwalds..

Definitely one of America’s coolest, hippest, campiest 80’s tribute bands.

This national touring act has a very rare South Florida date scheduled:

Saturday, November 8, 2014 (7pm)
Revolution Live
100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
954-449-1025
Capacity: 1300
Tickets: themollyringwalds.com

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FDR

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · 28 Comments »

* FDR.

Did FDR tell the Nazis what we were going to do to them- or for that matter not do to them?

I’ll say no more–but these “guys” are 21st Century- NAZIS!

Music/Events/Other

Roller Derby

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* Roller Derby.

Not sure where Jeff Eats is going with this one…

Anyway,

I don’t know about you guys, but back in Brooklyn in the late 50’s-early-60’s there were loads of Saturday and Sunday afternoons (around 3pm) when tv stations WPIX, WNEW and WOR broadcast Men’s & Women’s Roller Derby…To be perfectly honest with you, Jeff Eats never consciously went “looking” for those Roller Derby broadcasts- but for some odd reason they always popped up on the screen. Just for the record, I was never a fan of the “sport”- but every so often the skaters’ slamming and belting each other caught my attention.

Anyway,

Nothing for nothing, until this afternoon -GOD only knows when the last time that I thought about Roller Derby was…the latest catalyst-my friend Joey C. mentioned that there were Roller Derby teams/leagues all over Florida-and that a site brownpapertickets.com had loads of games/tickets listed.

So,

If you like, love, want to get reacquainted, want to reconnect, want to join a team, want to get tickets, want to learn more about Roller Derby in Florida -you now know where to get info.

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The David Bromberg Quintet (Amaturo Theater-Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* The David Bromberg Quintet.

David Bromberg- One of the greatest guitarists of the 60’s-today.

Just got the below email….

Date: January 24, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35.00 & $45.00
Venue:Amaturo Theater
On Sale: September 19 at 10 AM

Grammy®-nominated guitarist and fiddler who moves across musical genres as easily as he slides up the frets of guitar, fiddle or mandolin, Blues, folk, bluegrass, ragtime, rock … no one does it better than David Bromberg. Joining him on stage is Mark Cosgrove on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Butch Amiot on bass and vocals, Nate Grower on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Josh Kanusky on drums and vocals.
David Bromberg awes audiences with his legendary blend of blues, folk, bluegrass and pop music.

Enter the promotional code QUINTET to buy tickets now at ticketmaster.com. before they go on sale to the public!*

DAVIDBROMBERG.NET

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Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub (Port Saint Lucie)

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Breakfast Irish Port Saint Lucie · No Comments »

***** Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub, 464 Southwest Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, 34953, (772) 785-6202.

Gonna assume you that you guys know what an Irish Pub “looks” like…you know-dark woods, dim lighting, tables, booths, big bar, all types of beer, Irish bands, Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef & cabbage. When you check shindigpub.com for menu/prices you’ll also find a ton of “decor” pictures.

The other night Jeff Eats “did” Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub and I gotta tell you-I loved the joint. In addition to the requisite Irish-decor, Shindig served killer food. Now this is just an observation, but my past dealings with South Florida-Irish pub joints-have on the whole not been culinary-thrill-rides…nothing terrible, but average stuff at best.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats’ party of 4- “tried” bacon cheeseburger ($10.99), Shepherd’s Pie ($14.99), Bangers & Mash ($12.99), Fish & Chips ($14.99), baby back ribs ($4.99) and I gotta tell you everything was delicious. No fooling here, definitely one of the best-Irish-pub meals I’ve had down here in sunny South Florida.

Before I close this one out, I just wanted to mention that Shindig has all kinds of food and drink “specials”- like $5 burgers on Mondays. The full list of “specials” is listed under EVENTS on shindigpub.com.

Finally…

Did you hear the one about the leprechaun who walked into a bar carrying a rooster, a baseball bat and large jar of Skippy Peanut Butter- and the bartender said…

Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub is open 7 days a week 11am-2am.

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The Biggest Question Of Them All!

Posted on September 17th, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · 9 Comments »

* The Biggest Question Of Them All!

Here at Jeff Eats we discuss food, restaurants, music and all kinds of things.

I ask you,

Does this guy- Wolf Blitzer ever go home or for that matter even have a home?

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Mama Lucias Pizza (Coconut Creek)

Posted on September 17th, 2014 · Coconut Creek Italian Pizza · No Comments »

***** Mama Lucias Pizza,6560 North Sate Road 7, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 429-3991.

Last night Jeff Eats gave “mom & pop” Italian red sauce Mama Lucias in Coconut Creek a shot.

You know the “deal” with joints like Mama Lucias…appetizers, wings, pizzas, pastas, calzones, strombolis, subs, meat/chicken/seafood entrees (salad, garlic knots, pasta side)…with that in mind, Jeff Eats “tried” large plain pizza, veal cutlet parmesan sub, meatball sub, eggplant rollatini, ricotta & mozzarella calzone–and I gotta tell you every thing was A-OK!

At this stage of this “game” you can check mamaluciaspizzeria.com for menu/prices/other info.

Now you know and Jeff Eats knows that this food-reviewing gig is purely and solely a subjective thing…with that in mind, I gotta tell you that I really enjoyed Mama Lucias’ food. The best way to “call it” good solid red sauce stuff/nice sized portions/reasonable prices/pleasant red sauce service and countless glasses of Coca Cola -made me a fan.

Nothing for nothing, if we live in Miami, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Wellington…we aren’t schlepping down to/up to Mama Lucias-but if we live in the area, you now know about a red sauce joint that will definitely get the job “done” for you.

Mama Lucias Pizza is open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, closed on Sunday.

One final thought, can’t figure out why the joint is closed on Sunday…maybe a Monday, maybe a Tuesday-but Sunday! I don’t know about you guys, but Jeff Eats loves pizza-etc. when he is watching FOOTBALL and so do all “his” friends and family that just happen to be flopping at my-house!