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Yardbirds & Vanilla Fudge (Coral Springs Center for the Arts- Coral Springs)

Posted on December 9th, 2016 · Coral Springs Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Yardbirds & Vanilla Fudge.

Going in- you guys should know, that “THIS” Yardbirds band isn’t The Yardbirds of Page, Clapton and Beck- Vanilla Fudge got 3 originals which includes lead singer Mark Stein!

This one just isn’t for Jeff Eats- that said it may play for you!

If you want to pay full retail for tickets- coralspringscenterforthearts.com if not, goldstar.com got a load of discount tickets.

from coralspringscenterforthearts.com

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THE YARDBIRDS AND VANILLA FUDGE
March 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
BUY TICKETS: coralspringscenterforthearts.com
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Two great Classic Rock Bands, Vanilla Fudge and The Yardbirds together in the same night!

The Yardbirds have a long and storied history, and were part of the “British Invasion” of bands that broke out of the UK in the 1960s. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and were included in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, as well as VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. Their hit songs include; “For Your Love”, “Train Kept A Rollin”, “I’m A Man”, “Heart Full Of Soul”, “Evil Hearted You”, “Shapes Of Things”, “Over Under Sideways Down”, “Mister You’re A Better Man Than I”, and many more.

Vanilla Fudge was one of the first American groups to infuse psychedelia into a heavy rock sound to create “psychedelic symphonic rock”, an eclectic genre which would eventually morph into heavy metal. They were best known for their dramatic heavy, slowed-down arrangements of contemporary pop songs which they developed into works of epic proportion. Their hits include “You Keep Me Hanging On”, “Shotgun”, “Bang Bang”, “Season Of The Witch”, “Take Me For A Little While”, “Eleanor Rigby”, and “She’s Not There”.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

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Win A $75 Barone’s La Pizzeria Gift Card (Margate)

Posted on December 9th, 2016 · Deals Italian Margate Pizza Subs/Salads · 15 Comments »

This contest started on 12/8/16.

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* Win A $75 Barone’s La Pizzeria Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $75 Barone’s La Pizzeria Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair! The winner will be notified by e-mail.

The $75 Gift Card is good at Barone’s La Pizzeria, 5632 West Sample Road, Margate, Florida 33073, (954) 968-4396.You can check its menu/prices at lapizzeriamargate.com.

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Posted on June 28th, 2010
***** Barone’s La Pizzeria, 5632 West Sample Road, Margate, Florida 33073 (954) 968-4396.

Barone’s La Pizzeria is a “Mom & Pop—red sauce” pizza joint located in Margate.
You can check its menu/prices at www.lapizzeriamargate.com.

You know and I know that “Mom & Pop” pizza joints are a dime a dozen-down here in old South Florida. I think the way it works…the strip center landlord first signs Publix, then Walgreens, then a Chinese takeout, then a pizza joint, then a dry cleaners…then a —-(you fill in the blanks)….then half of the businesses go bust…

Anyway, the other evening, I gave Barone’s La Pizzeria a shot- and I gotta tell you, the food is real-good. Jeff Eats’ party did pizza, shrimp scampi, veal parmigiana, meat lasagna, chicken & shrimp alfredo, penne ala vodka—and like I just said, real good!

As you know– over the past few years, old Jeff Eats has eaten-in his fair share of “Mom & Pop” Italian joints…and, to be perfectly honest with you, most of them barely get the job done, but then again, that’s the nature of the beast…”cheap is cheap”….”you get what you pay for”…”one if by land, 2 if by sea.” Trust me on this one, Barone’s La Pizzeria is REAL GOOD…if you live or work near the joint, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

By the way, Barone’s La Pizzeria is right across Sample Road from the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and is maybe a 3-minute drive (west) from the Festival Flea Market on Sample Road.

Barone’s La Pizzeria is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

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Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Posted on December 8th, 2016 · American Breakfast Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 23 Comments »

* Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Your thoughts are much appreciated!

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Atlantic City Boys (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on December 8th, 2016 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* Atlantic City Boys.

Go see these guys! They are amazingly good!

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from bocablackbox.com

The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences at Las Vegas,
Walt Disney World, and of course, Atlantic City!

Atlantic City Boys

BOCA BLACK BOX CENTER THE ARTS
8221 Glades Road Suite #10, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Box Office: 483.9036

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 2017
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 2017
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 19 2017
8:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Tickets: bocablackbox.com check goldstar.com for discount tickets

“Oh What a Night”, “Sherry Baby”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry”, are just four electrifying Broadway smash hits that bring this non-stop energy, incredibly talented group performs. Lending their world class vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60’s , the Atlantic City Boys will have you reliving the smooth street corner harmonies and non-stop hits of one of the world’s most memorable singing sensation groups of all time. These four talented, dynamic male lead vocalists, backed by an equally accomplished live band, will take you on an exhilarating musical trip down memory lane that you will never forget!

Live at the Boca Black box March 18th & 19th. Get your tickets now!

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Win A $200 Matteo’s Restaurant Gift Card ((Boca Raton, Hallandale)

This contest started on 12/8/16. This contest has a winner!

* Win A $200 Matteo’s Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $200 Matteo’s Restaurant Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair! The winner will be notified by e-mail.

The $200 Gift Card is good at Matteo’s Boca Raton and Hallandale locations- check matteosristorante.com for menu/locations/info.

Matteo’s Restaurant (Boca Raton, Hallandale)
Posted on May 6th, 2016 · Boca Raton Hallandale Italian
***** Matteo’s Restaurant, 233 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 392-0773 & 1825 East Hallandale Boulevard, Hallandale 33009, (954) 455-4050.
For our purposes we are gonna call this Matteo’s story “A Public Service Announcement”…it might be too late to use it – for Mother’s Day but Father’s Day (for the uninformed- Father’s Day is Mother’s Day without presents) is another story!

Anyway,

If you guys are looking for delicious Southern Italian food, great service, huge portions, reasonable prices- you gotta checkout Matteo’s which has a joint in Boca Raton and a joint in Hallandale!

Straight up, Matteo’s is handily one of Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ favorite Florida- Italian restaurants. No bs- we’ve been eating at Matteo’s for years- and every meal- has been right on the money!

Printed down below are previous Jeff Eats’ Matteo’s stories…

Posted November 26, 2015
***** Matteo’s Restaurant, 233 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton Florida 33432, (561) 392-0773—&—1825 East Hallandale Boulevard, Hallandale, Florida 33009, (954) 455-4050.

A recent email received by Jeff Eats.

Hey Jeff,
Been reading you for years.
Love the site.
Great picks.
Just curious if you don’t mind, Where are you, Mrs. Jeff Eats and Family “eating” this coming Thanksgiving?
Once again, love the site.
Happy Holiday
TURNER
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TURNER:

Assuming that you aren’t gonna pull a Michael-Captain McCluskey-Sollozzo “scene”on me…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats and Family- are “eating” at Matteo’s Restaurant in Boca Raton at 7pm. Nothing like good solid-Pilgrim food!-fried zucchini, penne ala vodka, chicken cacciatore, baked clams, linguine in white clam sauce, broiled pork chops, veal marsala- to help us remember Plymouth Rock and Tippecanoe & Tyler Too!

Just so you know, Matteo’s in Boca Raton is one of “our” favorite Italian joints in Florida. Matteo’s food kills and its service is about as good as it gets. If you wanna “see” what a top-shelf restaurant is suppose to be- you eat at Matteo’s in Boca Raton. By the way, “we” also-really enjoy Matteo’s Hallandale location, same great food and service- but Boca Raton is- the Eats’ neighborhood so the Boca Raton joint- is an easier and more convenient outing for us!

Happy Holiday to you and your family.

DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/24/14- Matteo’s- Boca Raton, Hallandale)
Posted on August 24th, 2014 · Boca Raton Dish Of The Week Hallandale Italian
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/24/14).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items.

Broiled Pork Chop
$16.95

Matteo’s
233 South Federal Highway
Boca Raton
(561) 392-0773
&
1825 East Hallandale Boulevard
Hallandale
(954) 455-4050
matteosrestaurants.com
Latest Review: 11/27/09

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that Matteo’s broiled pork chop “covered” with grilled onions/mushrooms/cherry peppers is absolutely off the chart. The chop is HUGE and every time I’ve had it, it was a challenge to finish the whole thing. I’m telling you, this chop is something very-very special.

Just so we are straight with each other, Matteo’s is one of the best Italian joints in South Florida. Jeff Eats has literally eaten there countless- times and the food and service are always top-shelf.

Matteo’s is an absolute must try!

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Matteo’s Restaurant (Boca Raton, Hallandale)
Posted on November 27th, 2009

***** Matteo’s Restaurant, 233 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton Florida 33432, (561) 392-0773—&—1825 East Hallandale Boulevard, Hallandale, Florida 33009, (954) 455-4050.

Certain things in life bear repeating…

Matteo’s with locations in Boca Raton, Hallandale is one of the best Italian restaurants in South Florida.

If you check…Back on March 19, 2008, I did a writeup on Matteo’s. I absolutely love this joint.You can check Matteo’s menu/prices at www.matteosristorante.com.

Matteo’s has 2 South Florida locations…Boca Raton, Hallandale…on average, I am probably in either the Boca or Hallandale joints at least once a month.

Matteo’s food is delicious. Matteo’s service is outstanding. Matteo’s prices are not-exactly “cheap,” but if you’re sensible when ordering, you won’t need a second job to pay the bill…Matteo’s features both family-style and individual portions. Matteo’s is a “white-tablecloth” joint, but your tee shirt/shorts ensemble will work.

Matteo’s started out as a Long Island joint…check the website for NY locations etc…Not exactly sure when its first S. Florida location (Boca Raton) opened, but from day-one Matteo’s has been a “homerun”…its enormous NY following, translated into an enormous South Florida following.

Look…I could go on and on about this joint…

I am telling you, that if you want terrific Italian food, served by a professional staff…with a management team that makes you feel like you are family…then you want to absolutely positively eat at Matteo’s.

You now know “again” about a sensational Italian joint that is not to be missed.

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Matteo’s Restaurant (Boca Raton & Hallandale)
Posted on March 19th, 2008 · Boca Raton Hallandale Beach Italian

***** Matteo’s Restaurant, 233 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton Florida 33432, (561) 392-0773—&—1825 East Hallandale Boulevard, Hallandale, Florida 33009, (954) 455-4050.

Matteo’s is a Southern Italian Restaurant. Matteo’s has 2 South Florida locations. Matteo’s is not cheap, but you won’t go to the poor-house, if you order sensibly. Matteo’s serves both family-style and individual sized portions. Matteo’s food is absolutely sensational. Matteo’s wait-staff is probably the best in all of South Florida. Matteo’s is always jammed.

Check Matteo’s website www.matteosrestaurants.com for menu/pricing/details.

Matteo’s is one of my favorite Italian Restaurants.

End of story.

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Steve Solomon and Dick Capri: The Battle of the Broadway Comedians (Coral Springs Center for the Arts- Coral Springs)

Posted on December 8th, 2016 · American Coral Springs Deals Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

* Steve Solomon & Dick Capri: The Battle of the Broadway Comedians.

Two very funny “clean” guys.

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

The Skinny:
Sunday January 8, 2017 / 3:00pm
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Box Office: 954-344-5990
Tickets: coralspringscenterforthearts.com goldstar.com (discount tickets)

From goldstar.com
It’s a no-holds-barred battle of belly laughs as comedians Steve Solomon and Dick Capri square off at Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Both stand-ups have ascended to the highest level of live comedy during their extensive careers: the Broadway stage in New York. Solomon is a wise-cracker full of impressions whose solo show My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy! has been a hit in the Big Apple and beyond. Dick Capri once appeared in a stand-up extravaganza called Catskills on Broadway and has worked with Tom Jones, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and other stars.

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Old School Square presents Blue Suede Christmas (Pavilion- Delray Beach)

* Old School Square presents Blue Suede Christmas.

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- this guy Scot Bruce puts on a great show!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be out there!

Thank you very much…

The Skinny:

DECEMBER 15, 2016

BLUE SUEDE CHRISTMAS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(Thursday) 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pavilion
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
EVENT DETAILS
Old School Square presents Blue Suede Christmas, a rockin’ holiday tribute to Elvis Presley, Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m. — now outside at the Pavilion!
We expect such a great holiday crowd, that we have moved this event from the Fieldhouse to the Pavlion — and made it a $5 donation at the gate.
Scot Bruce stars in this riveting tribute concert, which features the wonderful Christmas songs recorded by Elvis Presley such as, ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back,’ ‘Blue Christmas’, …and more! This show is guaranteed to have you ALL SHOOK UP!
This is an outdoor concert. Bring your lawn chairs and the family. No pets or outside food/beverage permitted.

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Jay And The Americans, Dennis Tufano, Bob Miranda (Clermont Performing Arts Center- Clermont)

Posted on December 7th, 2016 · American Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Jay And The Americans, Dennis Tufano, Bob Miranda.

For you Baby Boomers who maybe wondering- YES, they all can still sing and Jay#3 absolutely kills it!

Just so you guys know, the Clermont Performing Arts Center- seats something like 1,200 so- figure that this show is gonna be a SRO situation…so- if you wanna go, do what you gotta do!

The Skinny:
Jay And The Americans, Dennis Tufano, Bob Miranda
Friday January 27, 2017 (7:30pm)
Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 So. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: (352) 394-4800
Tickets: clermontperformingarts.com. poprockdoowopp.com

Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay & The Americans with 18 hits and an unprecedented 12 Top 10 records. With three original members (Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane and Marty Sanders) and the powerhouse lead of Jay Reincke, they will perform all their hits – “This Magic Moment”, “Cara Mia”, “Only in America”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “She Cried”, “Let’s Lock the Door (and Throw Away the Key)”, “Walkin’ in the Rain” and more! If you were at our Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp show in March, you know why Dennis Tufano is back by popular demand! As the original lead singer of The Buckinghams, Dennis had a string of smash hit records including “Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Susan”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and “Hey Baby! They’re Playing our Song”. If you remember songs like “See You in September”, “Go Away, Little Girl” and “I Got Rhythm”, you’ll instantly recognize the voice of The Happenings’ original lead singer Bob Miranda! Don’t miss this one-night-only reunion of three of the greatest American hit-makers of the 1960s!

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Pearl Harbor- 75th Anniversary

Posted on December 7th, 2016 · American Music/Events/Other · 4 Comments »

* Pearl Harbor- 75th Annuversar.

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Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza (Royal Palm Beach)

Posted on December 7th, 2016 · Italian Pizza Royal Palm Beach · No Comments »

***** Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza, 10045 Belvedere Road, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411, (561) 793-3323.

For our purposes let’s call Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza in Royal Palm Beach “an out of sight, out of mind” hole in the wall, mom & pop, red sauce Italian joint!

Jeff Eats first told you guys about this joint on 12/12/14- truth be told, hadn’t been back until yesterday’s lunch with Mrs. Jeff Eats!

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Real simple tale, loved the food in 2014, loved the food in 2016!

Let’s rate this one- a must try!

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Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza (Royal Palm Beach)
Posted on December 12th, 2014 · Italian Pizza Royal Palm Beach

***** Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza, 10045 Belvedere Road, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411, (561) 793-3323.

Got a terrific “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you guys…Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza in Royal Palm Beach. Real tiny joint, with just a handful of tables-so don’t be planning no big high school graduation parties or nothing!

You can check menu/prices at grandmasbrooklynpizza.com.

Just so you know, the joint has the full boat of expected appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, subs, meat/chicken/seafood entrees, desserts. For those of you who might be wondering, yes- entrees come with soup or salad, garlic rolls and a pasta side.

The other night Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple gave Grandma’s a shot…large cheese pizza (16″-$12.99), chicken parmigiana sub ($8.59), eggplant parmigiana sub ($8.59), shrimp scampi over pasta ($19.19), meat lasagna ($13.09)- and I gotta tell you everything and I do mean everything was delicious. You guys know that Jeff Eats isn’t a big proponent of pecking-order lists-but I must tell you that the pizza (thin, crisp, sweet sauce) was terrific and the eggplant parmigiana sub alone- was worth the drive-up-to Royal Palm Beach.

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, this hole in the wall is a dynamite joint.

Grandma’s Brooklyn Pizza is open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday noon-10pm.