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Festival Flea Market Mall (Pompano Beach)

* Festival Flea Market Mall.

Just in case it’s raining…

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Memorial Day

Posted on May 30th, 2016 · American Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Memorial Day.

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Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza (Miami)

Posted on May 29th, 2016 · Fast Food Italian Miami Pizza · No Comments »

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***** Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza, 9118 Bird Road, Miami, Florida 33165, (305) 221-0221.

For our purposes Jeff Eats is gonna call this tale “A Public Service Announcement”…

If you guys wanna eat off the chart- delicious pizza and garlic rolls, then you gotta go to Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza in Miami!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been going to Frankie’s for years- and trust me when I tell you the joint’s stuff is absolute dynamite! The only draw-back to Frankie’s is that it’s in Miami and Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats live in Boca Raton…

Long story short, last night we got down to Frankie’s (which by the way, is basically a takeout joint), ate in the car (I know!- sounds very romantic!)- and if you haven’t been there, you should make it your business to go there!

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Posted November 2, 2014
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/2/14).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

LARGE PIZZA & GARLIC ROLLS
$14.00 (10 slices) $3.00(1-dozen rolls)

Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza
9118 Bird Road
Miami
(305) 221-0221
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Last Reviewed: 4/7/08

Don’t plan on eating at Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza because it’s takeout only. The joint only has 2 menu items, pizza and garlic rolls. You want great stuff!-order yourself a pie and some rolls-Frankie’s must be doing something right–the joint has been around since 1955.

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Posted on April 7th, 2008

***** Original Frankie’s Famous Pizza, 9118 Bird Road, Miami, Florida 33165, (305) 221-0221

Original Frankie’s which has been around since 1955, is one of the greatest pizza joints on the face of the planet! Frankie’s is ALMOST-STRICTLY TAKEOUT, with 3 small tables outside in its rear parking lot- if you “”insist” on immediately eating your pizza!

Frankie’s sells TWO ITEMS…PIZZA and GARLIC ROLLS…By the way, the garlic rolls are also incredible.

There is absolutely nothing more to tell you about this joint except that you have to try it and that it is open Tuesday-Sunday– Noon-10pm

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/29/16- Jungle Queen Riverboat- Fort Lauderdale)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/29/16).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

JUNGLE QUEEN RIVERBOAT CRUISES
$38 (groupon.com)

Jungle Queen Riverboat
Bahia Mar Yachting Center- 801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-5596
JungleQueen.com
Latest Review: 7/13/15

All Jeff Eats can tell you guys is- you gotta go!- you’ll have an absolute blast!

Make sure you use groupon.com to buy your tickets!

Posted July 13, 2015
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***** Jungle Queen Riverboat, Bahia Mar Yachting Center-801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316, (954) 462-5596.

Jeff Eats recently received the following e-mail…

Jeff,
Got any ideas on something totally different to entertain my brother, sister in law and their 3 kids aged 9, 10 12 visiting from Cleveland? My husband and I got 2 kids, 8 and 11.
Thanks,
JAW (Margate)
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JAW:

Check out Jungle Queen Riverboat which runs day and night “sightseeing” cruises out of Fort Lauderdale.

Just between you and Jeff Eats (I will deny this e-mail response, if you tell anyone!), Jungle Queen Riverboat has a 4 hour early-evening cruise -to an island where you get an all-you-can-eat bbq dinner and a comedy show- for something like 45 bucks a head- and if you check- groupon.com you’ll probably catch a deal- around 33 bucks, that is absolutely terrific…but you didn’t hear this from me!

You can checkout Jungle Queen Riverboat’s sightseeing cruise lineup -at JungleQueen.com. By the way, Jungle Queen Riverboat has been in business since 1935- so I’m thinking that it probably knows exactly what it’s doing!

Have fun and thanks for reading…and remember that Jeff Eats didn’t send you!- I got a “highfalutin” image to protect! If anyone asks, you might want to tell “them” that you read about Jungle Queen Riverboat in the Miami Herald!

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Sal Richards (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on May 29th, 2016 · Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Sal Richards.

This article first appeared on April 27, 2016. Jeff Eats just checked the Boca Black Box’s box-office (bocablackbox.com) and goldstar.com (discount tickets) and there are only a handful of tickets left- to see legendary standup comedian Sal Richards on June 4, 2016 (8pm). Guaranteed, Richards who- currently lives in West Palm Beach- wil absolutely pack the house.

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, you wanna see Sal Richards!

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Posted on April 27th, 2016 · Boca Raton Music/Events/Other

* Sal Richards.

First things first, a handful of Jeff Eats’ readers recently mentioned that Boca Black Box in Boca Raton seems to get a “ton” of Jeff Eats’ mentions …Just so you guys know, the reason why the Boca Black Box which opened in August, 2015 has gotten so many of these so-called “mentions”- is because this 250 seat theater…week-in and week-out has been producing-very reasonably priced shows- featuring some of America’s top comedians/music acts as well as outstanding local talent! All Jeff Eats can tell you guys- is that if you haven’t yet “heard” about the Boca Black Box- take a look at bocablackbox.com and checkout the joint’s upcoming lineup and- you’ll see why Jeff Eats is so “excited” about the Boca Black Box!

Anyway,

Boca Black Box just announced that legendary stand-up comedian Sal Richards is set to headline on Saturday, June 4, 2016 (8pm).

Trust Jeff Eats- Richards who works clean, is absolutely fabulous! The guy will have you crying from laughter! No question in my mind, SRO situation!

The Skinny:
Sal Richards
Saturday Night, June 4, 2016 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Rd #10, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Box-office: (561) 483-9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com (check goldstar.com to see if discount tickets are listed)

from bocablackbox.com
WHO IS HE: Showbiz veteran Sal Richards was called “one of the funniest guys in show biz” by the N.Y. Daily News. The Brooklyn native also was voted as the “Entertainment Industry’s Funniest Comic” by the New York Friars Club. Richards has been a mainstay in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City for years and also has appeared in several movies including “Out for Justice” and “Rounders.” His television credits include “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order: CI” and “Bachelor Life.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: Sal Richards’ sharp wit and excellent singing voice are always the main highlights of his shows. The show business veteran has been performing on stages throughout the country, and has always been an Atlantic City favorite. Anyone planning on taking in one of Richards’ shows look forward to an evening of laughter.

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Green River- Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival & 1st Street Deli (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

* Green River- Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival & 1st Street Deli.

Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “sometimes” like to plan ahead…

With that in mind, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a bunch of our friends got plans to see Green River at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s Nectar lounge- on Thursday Night, June 2nd at 8pm. Just so you know, the show is complimentary and-all-things-being-equal should be SRO-as the band’s previous appearances in the casino’s Sunset Grill on 12/17/15 and 3/17/16 were packed-house affairs. Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, Green River is off the chart good!

For good measure, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats & Company will be eating in the casino’s 1st Street Deli beginning sometime around 6:45pm!

Let Jeff Eats wrap this tale up for you…terrific music + good food = real nice time!

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Posted on January 10th, 2016
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday 1/10/16)

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

MATZO BALL SOUP
$5.95 (BOWL)

1st Street Deli,
5550 Northwest 40th Street
Coconut Creek
(954) 977-6700
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Latest Review: 8/1/2012

Just between you guys and Jeff Eats the 1st Street Deli makes an absolutely terrific-Matzo Ball Soup. If you don’t tell too many people, during the past 3 years- on average- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at the 1st Street Deli something like every 6 weeks or so- and everything that we ordered (i.e.- hamburgers, hot dogs pastrami, corned beef, turkey, potato pancakes, chopped liver, tuna salad, chicken salad) was right on the money! The 1st Street Deli is a great looking joint and its service is as pleasant and competent as can be!

By the way when Jeff Eats first ‘reviewed” the joint back on 8/1/12 there was an- Original Brooklyn Water Bagel outlet in the restaurant…that’s no more, the 1st Avenue Deli now has its own (bagels made in house) operation in that space!- Just in case you’re wondering, the bagels that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have tried- (everything, plain, onion, sesame) were as good, if not better than the stuff being turned out by most of the bagel joints that dot South Florida’s landscape!

1st Street Deli is open:
Breakfast
Monday – Sunday: 6:30AM – 11AM | Featuring hot, fresh donuts with every dine-in entrée.

Lunch & Dinner
Monday – Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

Late Night
Friday & Saturday: 11PM – 2AM
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Posted on August 1st, 2012
***** 1st Street Deli, 5550 Northwest 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 977-6700.

The 1st Street Deli is located inside the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Coconut Creek. Great looking joint, with table/booth/counter seating…looks like a NYC “kosher style” deli circa 1960…in addition, part of the “store” has an- The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company outlet (check Jeff Eats 8/11/09 review for Delray Beach location).

Just so you know, Jeff Eats always treats casino “restaurants” with a jaundiced eye…is the food any good? are the prices outrageous? is this just a tourist trap?

Got some good news for you on 1st Street Deli…

Tried 1st Street Deli the other night for dinner…matzo ball soup (bowl-$4.95), potato pancake appetizer (3 pancakes $5.95), pastrami on rye (with french fries $12.95), salad trio (1-scoop each of chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad-$10.95), 8oz cheeseburger with french fries $11.95)—everything was A-OK! As a point of reference, I know a lot of you guys eat in Too Jay’s Gourmet Deli…the food at 1st Street Deli is better than Too Jay’s stuff (see Jeff Eats’ Too Jay’s review 3/28/09)…as a matter of fact, 1st Street Deli’s food is as good as the stuff served at most of the better bagel joints and New York Kosher Style Delis down here in sunny South Florida. For the record, although very good, 1st Street Deli’s food isn’t quite in the same league (although not by much) as TOP delis like the Pomperdale, Zinger’s or Ben’s (if you like, you can check Jeff Eats’ reviews for these 3 joints, if not, not!) On the pricing front, maybe a “drop” higher here and there-than your favorite bagel joint, but nothing that’s glaring…besides, if you spend the money on food, you won’t have to waste time “losing” it playing the slots—in any event, the Indians are gonna get the cash no matter how you slice it.

Check www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com for menu/prices.

One final thought, if you checked my review on The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company you’d know that it makes some real-good bagels. That said, I think that a bakers dozen at the Casino’s location fetches something like 14 bucks—now that’s a rip-off. One other thing on The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, the casino’s website says that the “bagel” store is open from 6am-11pm–but when I was there at 9:30pm it “appeared” to be closed and its bagel display bins were totally empty…not good!

1st Street Deli is open 7 days a week 11am-11pm.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company is open 7 days a week 6am-11pm.

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Caribbean Chillers (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on May 28th, 2016 · Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* Caribbean Chillers.

Just a quick heads-up, the Carribean Chillers, one of America’s premier Jimmy Buffett tribute bands is set to play the Boca Black Box on Friday Night, June 3, 2016 at 8pm!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats just picked-up 2 tickets on goldstar.com.

If you’re a Jimmy Buffett fan, like Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are- you don’t want to miss this show!

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The Skinny:
Caribbean Chillers
Friday, June 3, 2016 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton,FL 33434
Box Office: (561) 483-9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com. goldstar.com (discount tickets)

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Thelma Houston, Martha Wash & Maxine Nightingale (The Manor- Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors)

Posted on May 27th, 2016 · Music/Events/Other Wilton Manors · No Comments »

This article first appeared on April 27, 2016. Jeff Eats has been kicking around the music-business since 1970- some of the-“iconic” music clubs that have seen my face include, CBGB, Troubadour, The Mint, 82 Club, Electric Circus, Max’s Kansas City, Cafe Wha? and The Pyramid Club…the point?- this Thelma Houston, Martha Wash & Maxine Nightingale- Manor gig is gonna be an off-the-chart event! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be there…if you wanna go, you can catch tickets at seasidemusicmgmt.com.

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Posted April 27, 2016
* Thelma Houston, Martha Wash & Maxine Nightingale.

An absolutely amazing Disco Diva Lineup of Thelma Houston, Martha Wash and Maxine Nightingale takes to The Manor’s stage on Thursday Night, June 23, 2016 (8pm)- trust Jeff Eats on this one, this is gonna be some-PARTY!

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Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be there…

You can catch tickets at seasidemusicmgmt.com

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Ben E. King

Posted on May 27th, 2016 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Ben E. King.

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats…

Hey Jeff,

My wife and I recently saw Charlie Thomas’ Drifters. One of the songs they sang was ‘Stand By Me” which we absolutely love. I was wondering did you ever meet Ben E. King who back in the day was The Drifters’ lead singer and who on his own had the ‘Stand By Me’ hit?

Thanks,

Josh Cowen
Orlando, Florida

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Josh Cowen,

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Unfortunately for the world, Ben E. King passed away on April 30, 2015…he was “class” personified!

Thanks for reading…by the way, that’s my old friend Joel Whitman on the left!

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Shorty’s Bar-B-Q Memorial Day Appreciation Offer (Miami (3), Davie)

Posted on May 26th, 2016 · American BBQ Davie Deals Doral Miami · 2 Comments »

* Shorty’s Bar-B-Q Memorial Day Appreciation Offer.

Jeff Eats has been “eating” at Shorty’s for years…delicious food, pleasant service, big portions, reasonable prices. Shorty’s currently has 4- South Florida locations.

If this story- applies to you, Jeff Eats is thinking that 15% is kinda on the light side- but as they say in Ithaca, New York- better in your pocket than theirs!

You can check shortys.com for locations/menu/prices/info.

By the way, Shorty’s website has a bunch of coupons- this “way” everyone in your party can save a few bucks!-which when you really think about it, isn’t such a terrible thing!

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Posted July 7, 2008
***** Shortys-Bar-B-Q, 9200 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33156 (305) 670-7732.

Shorty’s is a South Florida bbq-chain…Its original location on South Dixie Highway has been around since 1951…Shorty’s website is www.shortysbbq.com …check the site for locations/menu/pricing.

Shorty’s Bar-B-Q is a terrific-casual restaurant… the menu is loaded with delicious appetizers, sides and top-notch pork/beef/chicken bbq…big portions at really reasonable prices. In the South Dixie joint, “you” sit at long tables next to total strangers…at the other 6 locations, Shorty’s gives “you” your own table or booth…that’s called progress.

Over the years, I must have eaten in the Dixie Highway location at least 10 times. Most recently, I have been eating in Shorty’s Deerfield Beach store which opened about 1 year ago. Same delicious food…same portions…same prices…booth and table seating…By the way, the Deerfield Beach joint (if I have read all of the locations’ menus correctly) is the only Shorty’s that has bbq beef ribs…I have to tell you, that those beef ribs are not just good, but are fantastic…why Shorty’s doesn’t have them in its other stores is beyond me.

Like I said before, Shorty’s is a casual joint…be prepared to get really messy in this joint, because the bbq sauce is all over the place…Shorty’s has plenty of paper towels…

Shorty’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.