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Glicks Kosher Market (Delray Beach)

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 · American Delicatessen Delray Beach · No Comments »

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***** Glicks Kosher Market, 7351 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 637-5771.

Jeff Eats recently received the following email…

Hi Jeff,
My husband and I recently moved from Woodmere, New York to Delray Beach. We settled in about 3 weeks ago. We lived in Woodmere for over 43 years and the Woodro Kosher Deli was our go to place for deli dinners and holiday catering. We “keep’ kosher, but not to the ultimate extreme, if that makes any sense to you? We recently came across your site and of course most of your restaurant recommendations don’t work for us. We did see Ben’s Kosher on your site and a few others. Being from the Island we know Ben’s but Woodro was always our favorite. Big question, for the holidays and home meals can you recommend a really good KOSHER place where we can get the type of soups, chopped liver, brisket, meats, fish, baked goodies that we know from he Island? Your help would be really appreciated.
Thank you,
The Posners

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The Posners,

Got the perfect Kosher-joint for you…

Glicks Kosher Market in Delray Beach.

When you taste Glicks’ stuff, you’ll swear you were back in Woodmere.

You can check Glicks out at glickskoshermarket.com.

Welcome to Florida,
Jeff Eats

AmericanFast FoodMusic/Events/Other

Sedona Made McDonald’s Change The Arches’ Color

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* Sedona Made McDonald’s Change The Arches’ Color.

Now Jeff Eats was just thinking, what’s gonna happen when Sedona’s zoning folks- “notice” that red- white-and blue banner on that pole in the picture?

French

La Ferme (Boca Raton)

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 · Boca Raton French · 2 Comments »

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* La Ferme.

Literally just this second, Jeff Eats received the “below” pr-piece.

You guys can read it for yourselves…

In a nutshell, William Walden the former Executive Chef of short- lived-Bistro Gastronomie has now teamed up with new partners-with plans to open a new French restaurant-La Ferme in the “old” Bistro Gastronomie digs

For what it’s worth, Bistro Gastronomie (see Jeff Eats’ story: 12/13/13) “struckout”- Chef Walden and his new teammates are -now up at bat…same location, miniscule decor remodel, revamped menu/price.

The big question, has Walden learned to hit the curveball?

We’ll soon find out.

Jeff Eats will keep you guys posted…

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La Ferme in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL, September 2, 2014 – Well-known Manhattan restaurateurs

Bobby, Laura and Alexandra Shapiro have teamed with Chef William Walden on La Ferme, a French bistro in West Boca Raton. La Ferme (laferme.kitchen) will open mid-September and will feature Modern French Bistro Cuisine served in a fun, upbeat and exciting setting. The menu will have a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients and the restaurant will swource its own oysters and mussels. The restaurant will be approachable and reasonably priced.

The Shapiros currently own and operate two Manhattan locations of Flex Mussels, and in the past have owned Vanessa, Texarkana, La Louisiana, Hoexters, Uzie’s, and Gianni’s in both Southstreet Seaport, New York and Baltimore, Maryland. In Prince Edward Island, Canada they owned and operated Dayboat and the original Flex Mussels. Additionally, Bobby was David Liederman’s partner in David’s Cookies.

Chef William Walden has been a renowned chef and restaurateur for 30 years in the Washington, DC area and was featured on the Great Chefs TV series. Chef Walden served with the late Francois E. Haeringer at L’Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls, Virginia, consistently ranked the #1 restaurant in the region and frequented by U.S. Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries and other notables. A native of a Loudoun County, Virginia farm, he first learned to cook at age 8 in his grandmother’s grocery store, McClain’s Grocery. Chef Walden was appointed executive chef for Giant Gourmet by the late Israel Cohen at age 18 and served as an owner of two esteemed Washington-area restaurants and was, most recently, with Bistro Gastronomie in Boca Raton.

“Chef Walden is one of the nation’s leading chefs and we are thrilled that he will lead our culinary team at La Ferme,” said Bobby Shapiro. “La Ferme will feature his delicious French dishes and our menu will also have small plates and bar bites to make this an everyday restaurant. It will be more creative, fun and interactive, with a particular focus on health conscious execution.”

“Working with Bobby and the Shapiro family is an absolute inspiration,” said Chef Walden. “Some of the nation’s most influential chefs have graced the kitchens of the Shapiro family’s restaurants, and Bobby is one of the few people I have encountered whose passion for great food parallels mine.”

The menu will adjust with seasons but items will include: Burgundy Escargots sizzling in their shells a la Persillade; Classic French Onion Soup with King Cut Gruyere; Grilled Octopus, Salad Nicoise with seared tuna; Seafood Plateaus featuring Maine Lobster, East Coast Oysters, Gulf Shrimp, Crab Louis, and Florida Stone Crab Claws (in season); King Crab Legs; Prince Edward Island Mussels done three ways: Dijonaise, Billi Bi, or Thai Curry; Natural Foie Gras Torchon; authentic Moroccan Tagines (Chicken, Lamb, and Vegetable); all natural beef; Hanger Steak Frites; Chateaubriand Bouquetier; Slow Braised Short Ribs; Beef Bourgignon a la Julia Child; Steak Tartare; Roast Chicken for two with Potato Pie and Accoutrements; and Fresh Skatefish Au Beurre Noir.

Shutter Design Associates, based in Wilton Manors, handled La Ferme’s design. La Ferme, a 120 seat 3,000 square foot restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large bar area, is located at 9101 Lakeridge Blvd., off of Yamato Road and just West of Lyons Road in West Boca Raton. The restaurant is the site of the former Bistro Gastronomie, where Chef Walden served as executive chef. The restaurant will feature an excellent wine collection with a variety of estate grown selections.

La Ferme is open daily for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and will feature happy hour specials, Monday – Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. (bar only). The restaurant accepts all major credit cards and reservations by phone or through OpenTable. For more info call 561.430.3731, visit the website laferme.kitchen or email info@laferme.kitchen.

AmericanBreakfast

Starlight Diner (Cape Coral)

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 · American Breakfast · 1 Comment »

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***** Starlight Diner, 1141 Southwest Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, Florida

Faux 1950s-1960s diner- no brainer for Jeff Eats to figure out the “faux” part of the story- as the joint has only been open about a year!

A recent lunch had me “testing” bacon cheeseburger, french fries, grilled chicken club, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, Reuben, chocolate shake–and I gotta tell you -everything was right on the money…throw in the retro decor, oldies music on the juke box, service as pleasant as can be, real reasonable prices, all day breakfast, doo wop groups/oldies bands performance schedule and it would be fair to say, that the joint hooked Jeff Eats.

Look! In my “travels” Jeff Eats has seen a ton of retro-diners. Some guys do it well and some guys do it not-so-well…Starlight Diner does it real-good. If this joint was by my house- which unfortunately it’s not, it would definitely have me as a regular-steady customer.

You can check menu/prices at starlightdinercc.com.

Starlight Diner is open Monday-Thursday 7am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday pm.

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John Caparulo (Fort Lauderdale IMPROV-Hollywood)

Posted on September 1st, 2014 · American Hollywood Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* John Caparulo.

Jeff Eats knows its Labor Day- but there is an old saying “the early bird catches the first worm” or something like that!

On December 4-6, 2014 John Caparulo-one of America’s funniest young comedians is playing the Fort Lauderdale Improv.

Trust me I know -the shows are something like 90 days away, but guaranteed all of them will be SRO (Standing Room Only).

If you want to literally laugh your ass off, plan on seeing this guy.

For further info/tickets improvftl.com, johncaparulo.com

DealsMusic/Events/Other

Classic Albums Live

Posted on September 1st, 2014 · Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* Classic Albums Live.

Jeff Eats recently caught a concert performed by CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE.

In a nutshell-an absolutely amazing group of musicians “play” a well known Rock N Roll album-note for note, cut for cut, live!

Trust me on this one, this Classic Albums Live isn’t-Joe the Barber or Fred the AC guy-picking up a few bucks playing in a band on the weekend…just so you understand what’s going on “here”- Classic Albums Live has a huge number of members- which musicians perform -depends on location and the covered album selected.

DON’T BELIEVE OLD JEFF EATS AS TO HOW GOOD THIS “GROUP” IS- then go to classicalbumslive.com and checkout Classic Albums Live for yourself!

Classic Albums Live is one of the best tribute/cover acts that I have ever seen!

Classic Albums Live performs all over the United States and Canada.

Printed below is the band’s upcoming schedule.

For our purposes, the band has shows scheduled in Florida- September 11-14, 2014 and October 9-12, 2014.

One final thing, checkout Gold Star Events (reviewed 8/26/14) goldstar.com–it has discounted tickets for Classic Albums Live concerts.
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09/06/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road The Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA
09/11/14 Prince – Purple Rain Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale, FL
09/12/14 Prince – Purple Rain The Lakeland Center Lakeland, FL
09/13/14 Prince – Purple Rain King Center Melbourne, FL
09/13/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
09/14/14 Prince – Purple Rain Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL
10/09/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Shenkman Arts Centre Ottawa, ON
10/09/14 The Beatles – The White Album Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Orange Park, FL
10/10/14 The Beatles – The White Album The Lakeland Center Lakeland, FL
10/10/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Rose Theatre Brampton, ON
10/11/14 The Beatles – The White Album King Center Melbourne, FL
10/12/14 The Beatles – The White Album Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
10/16/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell The Playhouse Fredericton, NB
10/17/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown, PE
10/17/14 Led Zeppelin – I Georgian Theatre Barrie, ON
10/18/14 Led Zeppelin – II Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre Elliot Lake , ON
10/18/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Imperial Theatre Saint John, NB
10/22/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Sean O’Sullivan Theatre / Brock University St. Catharines, ON
10/23/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Camenco Capitol Arts Centre Port Hope, ON
10/24/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Sanderson Centre PAC Brantford, ON
10/24/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lebanon, IL
10/25/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Centennial Hall London, ON
10/25/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Governors State University PAC University Park, IL
10/29/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Richmond Hill PAC Richmond Hill, ON
10/30/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Oakville Centre PAC Oakville, ON
10/30/14 Prince – Purple Rain ArtsQuest Centre at Steel Stacks- Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem, PA
10/31/14 Prince – Purple Rain Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
11/14/14 Led Zeppelin – II Centre in the Square Kitchener, ON
11/14/14 Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Sangamon Auditorium Springfield, IL
11/15/14 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Rialto Square Theatre Joliet, IL
11/21/14 Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Burlington Performing Arts Centre Burlington, ON
11/21/14 The Who – Who’s Next Massey Hall Toronto, ON
11/22/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Gallo Center for the Performing Arts Modesto, CA
11/29/14 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell Showplace Performance Centre Peterborough,
12/05/14 The Beatles – Abbey Road Grand Theatre Kingston,
12/13/14 The Beatles – The White Album Oakville Centre PAC Oakville,
12/18/14 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here Imperial Theatre Sarnia,
12/20/14 Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Milton Centre for the Arts Milton,
01/16/15 Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Paramount Theatre Rutland,
01/30/15 The Beatles – Let It Be Roy Thomson Hall Toronto,
03/06/15 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti Massey Hall Toronto,
04/25/15 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here Massey Hall Toronto,

Music/Events/Other

MDA Show Of Strength Telethon

Posted on August 31st, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

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* MDA Show Of Strength Telethon.

Right now watching the TELETHON!

Trust me your problems are just small potatoes…

Don’t sweat the small stuff…

Forget about ordering that late night pizza or that yogurt run- 1 800-344-4863 and do the right thing.

AmericanFast Food

Da Burger Shack (Dade, Broward, Palm Beach-Counties)

Posted on August 31st, 2014 · American Fast Food · 1 Comment »

***** Da Burger Shack.

Real fast…

This afternoon, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “did” PGA Pig Out Gourmet Food Truck Expo & Car Show (Palm Beach Gardens) and we had an absolute blast. Terrific food, outstanding drink, great band, cool cars, beautiful weather, fun/creative vendors, easy going/fun crowd, great staff.

Suffice it to say, that Jeff Eats ate like a freaking- pig…to be honest with you, every food truck killed it!

Not my style to do “pecking orders”-but I must tell you that food truck -Da Burger Shack “turned out” one of the most delicious charbroiled bacon cheeseburger sliders that Jeff Eats has had in a very-very long time. LOVED IT!!!!

I understand that Da Burger Shack services Dade/Broward/Palm Beach-Counties…

You can check Da Burger Shack out at dabgrshack.com–(305) 380-9999.

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AmericanDish Of The WeekFast FoodSubs/Salads

DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/31/14)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/31/14).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items.

12″ Chicken Salad Sub.
$9.85.
Laspada’s Original Hoagies
2240 Northwest 19th Street
Boca Raton (there are 4 other South Florida locations)
(561) 393-1434
laspadashoagies.com
Latest Review: 7/18/08

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- that 12″ sub can easily feed 2 people.

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AmericanFast Food

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market (Boynton Beach)

Posted on August 30th, 2014 · American Boynton Beach Fast Food · 11 Comments »

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Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33473, (561) 733-5490.

Let me start by saying that although Bedner’s has been around since 1960-and the Jeff Eats Family has lived in South Florida since 1991…Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have only “been” to Bedner’s twice-April 5, 2014 and today, August 30, 2014…

Here’s the skinny, as far as a being a year-round-green market, this joint stinks.

No fooling here- for Mrs. Jeff Eats on TWO OUTINGS to have found not one fruit, vegetable, baked item to buy says-something. Trust me, the lady is the consummate shopper and for her to tell me that Publix has better quality/less expensive/better selection “stuff” tells this boy all he needs to know!

Just for the record, on Saturday and Sunday- food truck Porky and Beth’s BBQ
(reviewed 4/5/14) is on Bedner’s premises- that’s why we were at Bedner’s today-picking up dinner.

Look! I know -the joint has been around for 54 years…all I can tell you is “what” I think and I think that if you want top notch fruits, vegetables, baked goods, juices- this ain’t the place to get them! You wanna pick strawberries or do a hayride with the kids-I get it!- but as for “table” food, nope!

Now you know and I know that Jeff Eats is just “my” opinion- so if you care to look into Bedner’s further…bedners.com.