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Casa Do Pao Brazilian Bakery (Boca Raton)

Posted on March 6th, 2015 · Boca Raton Breakfast Desserts Fast Food Latin · No Comments »

***** Casa Do Pao Brazilian Bakery, 22829 North State Road 7, Boca Raton, Florida 33428, (561) 852-8390.

For years, Jeff Eats has been hearing terrific things- about Casa Do Pao…I must have driven past the joint something like 2,003,452 times…yesterday I stopped in to see what this Brazilian Bakery was all-about…

First things first, printed right-below is Casa Do Pao’s “biography” which I lifted- off its website- casadopaoboca.com- it should give you some idea as to what this joint thinks it’s all about.

“In June of 2005, we opened the doors of Casa do Pão Brazilian Bakery, where we specialize in all kinds of bread, cakes, pastries and more. We make home-style food with love and care, providing our customers with a variety of delicious baked or fried Brazilian empanadas, fresh made sandwiches, salads, desserts and countless other tasty treats. You’ll find that our extremely skilled professional staff uses only the highest quality fresh ingredients, preparing traditional Brazilian dishes as they would in their own homes for their families.
When you walk inside Casa do Pão (which means House of Bread, in Portuguese) you instantly feel like you’re in Brazil. The flavors found in our authentic comfort foods will transport you to a country kitchen in our beautiful homeland.
Casa do Pão offers a variety of mouth-watering options for any occasion; whether it’s breakfast pastries and coffee, a light lunch, quick snack, or even catering for your parties and events. Come in and try one of our award-winning fresh fruit cakes or the irresistible “coxinhas” (chicken croquets) and experience the traditional flavors of Brazil right here in Boca Raton.
Casa do Pão is a family owned and operated Brazilian bakery in Boca Raton, top quality traditional Brazilian food and rock bottom prices!”
(561) 852-8390
22829 N. State Rd. 7,
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Sunday: 7:00 – 6:00
Monday: 6:00 – 9:00
Tuesday: 6:00 – 9:00
Wednesday: 6:00 – 9:00
Thursday: 6:00 – 9:00
Friday: 6:00 – 9:00
Saturday: 6:00 – 9:00
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Now, as for Jeff Eats’ “visit”…

In addition to breads, pastries, cakes and desserts- Casa Do Pao’s menu has all kinds of reasonably priced stuff like sandwiches, salads, empanadas, quiches, juices…real simple concept here- order at the counter and either head home or wherever with your bag(s)-or sit at one of a handful of tables that the joint has…for what it’s worth, Jeff Eats “tried” (some stuff was eaten there, other stuff was taken-out for home “consumption”)-cheeseburger, chicken empanada, shrimp empanada, four cheese empanada, beef empanada, spinach quiche, cappuccino cake, cheese bread, mozzarella cheese croquet, chocolate cake, chicken potato bread- and I enjoyed most of the items-ordered. Just so we are straight with each other, some “items” were much stronger than others- for example, I thought that the shrimp and four cheese empanadas killed- while the chicken empanada and mozzarella cheese croquet were just fair. Now, you know and Jeff Eats knows that my “calls” are purely subjective and for all we know, you may have hated that shrimp empanada and your lactose intolerance made that four cheese empanada a no-no for you!…that’s why you guys gotta try Jeff Eats’ joints out for yourselves…and post comments if so inclined!

Long story short,

A bit of a mixed bag here for Jeff Eats- but I wouldn’t hesitate giving it another shot…by the way, you don’t need to speak Portuguese to go there (but trust me, it wouldn’t hurt to know the language).

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Mario Cantone Live! (Parker Playhouse- Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on March 5th, 2015 · Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Mario Cantone Live!

Jeff Eats has been a huge Mario Cantone fan- since 1987 when the comedian/actor hosted the syndicated children’s tv program Steampipe Alley.

Cantone makes a rare South Florida appearance…Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8pm, at the Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be there…just picked-up 2 tickets at ticketmaster.com.

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Meet Mario Chalmers

Posted on March 5th, 2015 · Music/Events/Other North Miami · No Comments »

* Meet Mario Chalmers.

If you’re into-this type of “thing”…the details are down below…

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Valid at the 3401 N. Miami Ave. location only. Available while supplies last. Net purchases must be greater than $40 after all discounts have been applied. See store associate for details. Offer valid 3/8/15 only.
Actual retail prices in your area may be substantially different. All prices are subject to change without notice. While Party City strives to provide accurate pricing information, pricing or typographical errors may occur. Party City cannot confirm the price of an item until after you order. In the event that an item is listed at an incorrect price due to an error in pricing, Party City shall have the right, at Party City’s sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any orders placed with that item. In the event that an item is mispriced, Party City may, at Party City’s discretion, either contact you for instructions or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. Product selection, availability and pricing participation may vary by store.
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Publix Empanadas

Posted on March 5th, 2015 · Boca Raton Fast Food Latin · 1 Comment »

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Publix Empanadas.

A real short and simple story…

Last night around 6:18 pm- Jeff Eats picked-up 6 warm fully cooked-empanadas at the Publix located on Yamato Road/Jog Road in Boca Raton…To be more precise, 2- chicken, 2- meat, 2 spinach & cheese.

The empanadas ran a buck-fifty a piece- and were located in the bakery department’s “warmer” display case

Last night Jeff Eats ate 3 of those empanadas…To be more precise, 1- chicken, 1- meat, 1- spinach & cheese.

The best way to describe these empanadas..Brooklyn bowling alley food circa 1957! Now, no insult intended to Ray Bluth or Dick Webber- but these 3 suckers were nasty- real nasty!

The chicken and spinach/cheese had absolutely no taste…and the meat empanada was tasteless ground beef seasoned with enough pepper-to choke a freaking horse! To make matters even worse, the fillings were wrapped in a “cardboard-like” pastry.

Finally, Jeff Eats maybe going out on a limb here, but I’m thinking that a number of you guys have “seen” these Publix empanadas and asked yourself- “Self-I wonder what those good looking empanadas taste like?

Well you now know…LOUSY- and lousy is being kind!

End of story!

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Trump Again Thinking Of Running For President

Posted on March 4th, 2015 · Music/Events/Other · 4 Comments »

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* Trump Again Thinking Of Running For President.

Seemingly every 4-years Trump comes out of his hole with this “idea.”

This guy couldn’t get elected President of a 2nd Grade Public School Class- no less President of the United States!

Jeff Eats was just thinking…IF (wink, wink, wink) this guy actually became President the Secret Services’ CODE NAME for him would probably be BOZO…

Jeff Eats will have another really good “joint” for you in a day or so!

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Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Sarasota )

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***** Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, 2146 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 923-9353

Way-back on July 3, 2014 Jeff Eats did a story (reprinted down below) about California based “make your own” pizza chain Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza-and its plans to enter the Florida market…

Long story short, Blaze currently has something like 60 locations nationwide which include 1-in Boca Raton, 1-in Fort Lauderdale. 1-in Gainesville, 1-in Sarasota…locations in Davie, Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville are under construction.

Yesterday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats gave Blaze’s Boca Raton joint which opened a couple of weeks ago- a shot and I gotta tell you that we were impressed! By the way, the joint has both inside and outdoor patio seating- so you guys with dogs…

Now, nothing for nothing, Henry Ford invented this assembly-line “thing” a hundred years ago, or at least I think he did…and Subway and Chipotle have it down to a science…that said- dough, pick your sauce, pick your toppings- into a stone hearth oven for 3 minutes- pay $5-$10- 11″ pizza delivered to your table!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did a Simple Pie (mozzarella, parmesan, red sauce) and a Meat Eater (pepperoni, crumbled meatballs, red onion, mozzarella, red sauce) and like I just said, very impressed. Delicious crust, nice sweet sauce- and it didn’t taste like “fast food”…as good- as most of the full service coal-oven and wood fired pizza joints down here-that bang you for a whole lot more money!

For sure, Blaze has the obligatory salads- but the real game here is pizza.

Trust Jeff Eats, you won’t be disappointed!

You can check the Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza story/menu/locations/info out at blazepizza.com.

Blaze Fast- Fire’d Pizza is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm

One final note, not to sound like a college professor or nothing- but if you check, Jeff Eats has a couple of stories about the “make your own” pizza business- hopefully this “pizza segment” doesn’t mimic the self-serve yogurt craze of just a few short years ago…a word to the wise to potential franchisees and others- THERE ARE ONLY JUST SO MANY OF THESE TYPE JOINTS THAT ANY ONE GIVEN MARKET CAN COMFORTABLY HANDLE!

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July 3, 2014
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza.

Way back on December 29, 2011 Jeff Eats did a story on-the make your own fast food pizza business. If you like, you can read that story, if not, not!

Anyway,

In recent years, a number of “make your own pizza” joints have opened in the United States…you can do the research-there are a ton of franchise operations peddling the concept…right off the top of my head, Uncle Maddio’s, Top That! Pizza, Your Pie, Pie-Ology, Pie-Lingual, MOD Pizza, Pie Five Pizza–if Jeff Eats “gave” it some thought, I’m sure I could up with other-names.

Real simple concept,

You pick your dough, you pick your sauce, you pick your cheese, you pick your toppings…the pizza is “assembled” in front of you at the counter, then cooked and delivered to your table. No brain cancer surgery here, you’ve seen the “assembly line” formula used on subs, yogurt, soft serve, burgers, hot dogs-before.

Just wanted to let you guys know -that Lebron James just invested in a Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza franchise that plans on opening 10 Florida stores…not sure of exact locations, but at least one of these-make your own pizza joints will be in Boca Raton -and plans to be open sometime within the next 6 months. Really know very little about Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza except that the parent comes out of California and that it currently has something like 25 locations in the western part of the United States with a heavy presence in California.

Can’t resist…I guess that all of that Heat money is burning a hole in Lebron’s pocket.

So,

Let’s keep an eye out for Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza…and see if Lebron knows how to play in the fast food make your own pizza league.

You can follow Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza at blazepizza.com.

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Opposites Attract (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino- Hollywood)

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* Opposites Attract.

Long story short,

The other day Jeff Eats was down-at-the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino practicing what I preach…and I got to thinking, that just maybe she really did love him!- (wink, wink, wink)!

By the way, the original- “PREACH” is reprinted down below…
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Hard Rock Live—Tickets For Less Than Face
June 4, 2013
* Hard Rock Live—Tickets For Less Than Face *

I don’t know about you, but Jeff Eats “thinks” that some-actually most of the shows at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood are waaaay tooo expensive. Now, you’re a smart bunch of guys, so you know exactly what I’m talking about—this Tickemaster and its fees etc.—absolutely absurd!

Anyway…

You guys do know, that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino usually offers its “good” players 2-free tickets to the concerts at its Hard Rock Live…all the player has to do- is show-up starting at 3pm the day of the concert/show at the box-office/player’s club office with his/her player’s card and license and the player is handed 2 FREE TICKETS.

Now…

You could become one of those “good” players and recieve your 2 free tickets the day of the show—or…

You could wait outside the box-office/player’s club office starting at 3pm and probably buy the tickets at a huge discount for cash from the “good” players who just-picked-up- free-tickets at the boxoffice/player’s club office and couldn’t give a rat’s ass about going to the show/concert. These players-want cash not tickets…and you got the cash–so as Monty Hall use to say—“Let’s Make A Deal”–or as animal rights advocate Bob Barker use to say—“The price is right”…or was it, “Come on down”…anyway, I’m sure you caught my drift.

So…as Jeff Eats sees it—you now know about a way to get tickets for less than face-value.

For what it’s worth…Jeff Eats isn’t talking out of his hat here…I know of ticket transactions as described above–for the recent The Rascals, Hall & Oates, Bill Cosby, Crosby, Stills & Nash concerts, just to name but a few.

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Godfather’s Authentic Subs (Deerfield Beach)

* Godfather’s Authentic Subs.

Literally- just this second Jeff Eats got the below pr-email from Godfather’s Authentic Subs.

Just between you and Jeff Eats, I’ve met Gianni Russo a couple of times- pretty cool guy and terrific singer.

Jeff Eats is gonna try and get “down” to this thing…and give some of Godfather’s subs-a taste!

Thought that some of you guys-might also like to-go!
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From: Krysalee Reyes
To: Jeffrey Richman
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 7:23 am
Subject: Godfather star to visit Godfather themed sub shop in Deerfield

Hi Jeffrey,

How are you? I introduced myself to you in December. I represent a new restaurant called Godfather’s Subs, this Godfather themed restaurant is really exciting- Godfather’s Authentic Subs in Deerfield. Wouldn’t you want to try the Sonny, Michael, Fredo or Tessio?

It’s a new Godfather themed sandwich shop in Deerfield. They are going to have one of the Godfather’s iconic actors and characters there this Saturday.

Godfather Star to Visit the newly opened Godfather’s Authentic Subs in Deerfield
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Gianni Russo who played Carlo in The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II will host a Meet and Greet at the Godfather’s Authentic Subs this Saturday.

Date: Saturday March 7th

Time: From 11:30am to closing.

Where: Godfather’s Authentic Subs just off A1A across from JB’son the Beach.

241 NE 21st Avenue

Deerfield Beach, FL

Gianni Russo is one of the most iconic characters from the Godfather, having married Connie Corleone and responsible for the death of Sonny Corleone. Mr. Russo will be signing and taking pictures with fans!

Godfather’s Authentic Subs is a brand new restaurant that opened up near the beach in Deerfield. “We are going to make you a sandwich that you can’t refuse.” You can order the Sonny, Fredo, Tessio, Michael, etc. https://www.facebook.com/GodfathersSubs

The Carlo is a cold sandwich with: prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, balsamic glaze, extra virgin olive oil.

Media Contact: Krysalee Reyes, Pinnacle 561-338-3940 kreyes@pinnacleadgroup.com

Restaurant Contact: 754.212.4598

Please let me know if you would be interested in attending or need more information!

Thank you,
Krysalee

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Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria (Delray Beach)

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***** Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria, 14466 Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484, (561) 33484.

This is a real simple tale to tell…

If you want some of the most delicious New York Style pizza, hot/cold subs, stromboli- down here in sunny South Florida…get yourself over to Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria in Delray Beach.

Just so you know, the joint is owned by the same folks that own- The Boys Farmers Market in Delray Beach (see review 10/17/14) …Bambini’s is basically a takeout, but there is limited indoor/outdoor seating.

This past Sunday afternoon, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats had a bunch of friends over to our home in Boca Raton…to feed the hordes of people- we picked up from Bambini’s 2- 20″ cheese pizzas ($14.99 each), 1- 20″ meatball pizza ($16.99), 1-20″ white pizza ($17.99), 3- 10″ chicken parmesan subs ($7.99 each), 3- eggplant parmesan subs ($7.99 each), 4- 10″ sausage/peppers/onions subs ($7.99 each), 3- pepperoni Stromboli ($9.99 each) and I am telling you EVERYTHING was delicious.

No fooling here, Bambini’s stuff literally blew Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends away.

For what it’s worth-Jeff Eats had been hearing about this joint for months- and this past Sunday was the day “I” decided to give it a shot. The pizza was as close to perfect as can be… thin crispy crust, sweet sauce- the subs’ fillings were dynamite/the semolina seeded bread was terrific, the prices- tons of food for cheap money!

No crapping you guys, I couldn’t have picked a better joint for this particular home-event!

Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria is an absolute must try.

To make sure we are straight on the facts… basically a takeout, limited menu (stromboli, subs, wraps, salads, pizza)- and if you are wondering, the joint “does pizza by the slice.”

Bambini’s website-bambinisgardenpizza.com- is kinda useless, no menu info provided.

Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria is open Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10:30am-9pm, Sunday 10:30am-7pm.

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Coastal Breed

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 · Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* Coastal Breed.

Quick story, a well known South Florida booking-agent wanted my opinion on Coastal Breed- a Rock N Roll band that has some upcoming South Florida dates.

Take a look at the group’s Facebook “description” of its music.

That description made me lose interest…onto the next project!

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Members: Momoney Matty sway THe colonal ARL.
Genre: Music you can listen to while doing the following, skating, surfing, fucking your wife, shooting up, studying, etc….
Hometown: BREVARDCOUNTY