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Starbucks To Launch Delivery Service

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* Starbucks To Launch Delivery Service.

Just read this story on aol.com/article/2014/10/31/starbucks-to-launch-delivery-service/20986822/…

Before -you read, I say it ain’t gonna work! Huge flop in the making!

There are so many reasons why it won’t work…for starters:

How do you keep the coffee piping hot during delivery? Or for that matter, ice-cold?
There are so many “variations” of coffees, tons of errors are bound to happen.
Literally, every home and office in America has a coffee machine-prepared coffee is one of the last items that Americans need to have delivered.

Your thoughts…
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Starbucks To Launch Delivery System
October 31, 2014

Gone are the days of waiting in line, red-eyed, waiting on your drink from your favorite barista.

Starbucks announced on Thursday that it’s planning a new mobile and online service that will delivery coffee, tea and snacks to your home or office.

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz told investors on a conference call, “Imagine the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk daily. That’s our version of e-commerce on steroids.”

The new service will debut in Portland, Oregon next month and spread to other locations throughout the country next year.

With so many food delivery services like GrubHub and other on demand services like Uber, some wonder why Starbucks waited so long. Is Starbucks late to the delivery game? Let us know what you think on Twitter at @AOL.

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The Bronx Wanderers

Posted on October 31st, 2014 · Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

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* The Bronx Wanderers.

Reprinted below is a December 11, 2008 story that-Jeff Eats did on 50s-80s Rock N Roll cover band- The Bronx Wanderers.

In a nutshell, in the ensuing years -The Bronx Wanderers became a gigantic “act”…

No fooling here, this 2008 Bronx “bar band”- now plays to SRO crowds at- casino showrooms, theaters, festivals, country clubs and resorts all over the United States…the band has even had a reality tv show crew chronicle its daily movements!

Over the years, I’ve seen The Bironx Wanderers a handful of times-and the band definitely has a knack of keeping things “fresh”…trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that- there are just so many times that one person (even an Oldies fan like Jeff Eats) can handle hearing Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry…what makes the group a beautiful thing is that- 5 of its 6 members are in their 20’s bringing a hip cool-style/look/sound/vibe/energy to the classic-hits. By the way, the group’s middle-aged lead singer- keeps the Oldies’ purists happy -with fabulous “dead on” Valli, Dion, Maestro, Jay Black, Diamond covers. If this all sounds confusing, you-may appreciate my “take” on the band-after you see-it live!

If you are a fan of 50s-80s Rock N Roll, you gotta catch The Bronx Wanderers…this band is about as good as it gets!

Check the band’s website thebronxwanderers.com, there a number of 2014-2015 Florida dates in the making.
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December 11,2008
***** The Bronx Wanderers *****
December
I recently saw an absolutely phenomenal… Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons/Dion & The Belmonts’ tribute band called The Bronx Wanderers. In addition to featuring the hit-songs of these two legendary groups, The Bronx Wanderers have an enormous playlist of rock ‘n roll/disco hits from the 1950’s-1970’s. If “seeing is believing,” check-out the group’s website at www.thebronxwanderers.com where you will find terrific audio/video of these guys in action.

Watching this 5-member band, was like having Frankie and Dion right in front of the crowd. Amazing covers. Just so you know, these guys are also no slouches when they play the hits of such bands/acts (a partial list, in no particular order) as Jbay & The Americans, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Bee Gees, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Monkees, Neal Diamond, The Duprees, The Capris, The Beatles, The Classics, The Village People, Santo & Johnny, The Commodores and The Trammps.

The only “problem” with The Bronx Wanderers is that they are a New York based group. They very rarely get-down to South Florida… as most of their appearances are in New York and New Jersey.

Now for the good news…If you check The Bronx Wanderers’ “schedule”…you will find that the band has a number of South Florida dates in (now get this) January, 2010. I know it’s along way-off…but if you can swing it, you definitely want to see this group in action.

If you like the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons–Dion & The Belmonts…you will absolutely love The Bronx Wanderers.

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Golden Zucchini Pancakes

Posted on October 30th, 2014 · American Deals Fast Food · 2 Comments »

***** Golden Zucchini Pancakes.

In Jeff Eats’-never ending continuous quest to eat healthy (wink, wink, wink!), I recently came across Golden Zucchini Pancakes in Publix’s frozen food section. Call me lucky or what, but on discovery day, Publix was banging the below-box out 2 for-$5…normally, a box fetches $3.79. For the record, I bought 4 boxes. Now, if Farmer Brown drove his tractor 17 miles due east on Rte-457 how many 16oz glasses of Bosco flavored chocolate milk did his best friend Farmer Green drink in the rain at the Monroe County Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

Let’s wrap this up…pop these suckers (you do remember the zucchini pancakes, don’t you?) in the oven for like 20 minutes and you’re good to go- I’ve been eating mine as a side dish to- 2 broiled Hebrew National All Beef Hot Dogs in buns-topped with mustard and sauerkraut and I gotta tell you, eating healthy-couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. One other thought, I find that a 2-Liter Bottle of Coca Cola goes absolutely-perfect with the dogs and pancakes.

Try Golden Zucchini Pancakes- they are really good.

By the way, Farmer Brown’s best friend Farmer Green drank ZERO- 16oz glasses of Bosco flavored chocolate milk because she is allergic to chocolate but did drink 3 -16oz glasses of Orange Crush because no one at the Monroe County Fair was selling Diet Sunkist which just happens to be Farmer Green’s favorite soda next to Sierra Mist-but only in a can!

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Motortown All-Stars New Year’s Eve 2014 (Delray Beach Marriott-Delray Beach)

Posted on October 29th, 2014 · Deals Delray Beach Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Motortown All-Stars New Year’s Eve 2014.

In a nutshell, huge upscale- 2014 New Year’s Eve Party starring the Motortown All-Stars at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach.

Take it for what it’s worth…personal friends (who were there) and Delray Beach Marriott contacts-told me- that last year’s Motortown All-Stars New Year’s Eve 2013 was an absolutely amazing party.

Take a look at the e-mail that Jeff Eats just received…it gives you details on 2014’s party plans.

Just so you know, Boca Raton based- Praia Entertainment Group the party’s producer–is one of America’s most respected “oldies” concert production/promotion companies. Check its website poprockdoowopp.com for a complete lineup of shows planned for 2014-2015 here in Florida and elsewhere.

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Join us and the Motortown All-Stars on Delray Beach’s enchanted Gold Coast for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve of dining and dancing to the greatest Motown hits of all time! From the creators of “Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp” comes an evening filled with old friends and new, award-winning cuisine and dancing to the soundtrack of our lives – the music of The Temptations, The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha & the Vandellas and The Capitols. The Delray Beach Marriott is an exquisite 4-Diamond resort, conveniently located at the corner of A1A & Atlantic Avenue. Ticket prices include a gourmet dinner, champagne toast, broadcast from Times Square and more!

Last year’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Delray Marriott sold out. If that’s not reason enough to book early, we’ll knock off $10 per person for those who want to secure their seats early. We can’t do this for long, so don’t delay. The promo code is EARLY (pretty creative, huh?) and all the details are here. Just click! poprockdoowopp.com/shop/.

Dinner and delicious desserts… The Delray Beach Marriott has long been known for its delectable offerings at special events and, needless to say, New Year’s Eve will feature some of the resort’s finest. We are pleased to offer a world-class buffet loaded with their very best. There will also be plenty of Seasonal Fruit for those who instate their New Year’s resolutions early.

Dancing… If you’ve got the stamina, the dance floor will be open all night! We do things the old-fashioned way – with live singers, live musicians and even live horns. Drums thumping, bass pumping, saxophones and trumpets blaring just like on those great original Motown recordings. It’ll be just the right volume and just the right groove for a discerning audience that knows what good music is.The Motortown All-Stars

The Motortown All-Stars… The real deal! Every vocalist and musician you will see and hear is flying in from Detroit for this exciting event. Assembled from members of the Capitols, the Miracles and former members of the Temptations, this super-group of Hitsville stars will sing all your favorites live, just the way you remember them – “My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, “Get Ready” and those slow dances – “Ooh Baby, Baby”, “The Tracks of My Tears” and “Just My Imagination.”

The tickets… are priced at $159 (Reserved Seating) and $179 (Premium Reserved Seating). This includes live entertainment throughout the evening, dinner, dessert, a champagne toast at midnight and a live broadcast from Times Square. We’ve even included your parking, for which there is usually a charge. Premium Reserved seating is extremely limited and is for those who wish to be seated at tables up front and center, close to the stage and close to the dance floor.

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Don’t want to drive home after the party? Take the elevator home! The Delray Marriott has special room rates for our guests. Just click poprockdoowopp.com/shop/ for tickets and all of the details on how to get discounted rooms.

Dress code semi-formal, black tie optional.

Click poprockdoowopp.com/shop/ or call 1-800-385-8205

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Party City (partycity.com)

Posted on October 29th, 2014 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

Party City (partycity.com).

Trust me, Jeff Eats knows his crowd…with that in mind, I know that you guys already have your Halloween costumes in hand!

No insult intended, but if for some crazy reason you slipped up, please consider the “below” advertisement as a Public Service Announcement.

Before I run to Costco to pickup some last minute “bulk” trick or treat candy… have you guys been in a Party City, lately?

Yesterday, I checked out 2-of its Boca Raton stores and I gotta tell you- the joints had a terrific selection of reasonably priced- “loose penny” candy, party & paper goods, gift & houseware items, greeting cards (they are all a buck), novelty gifts & clothing, balloons- not to mention Halloween Costumes!

I gotta tell you, Jeff Eats was super impressed by this national chain’s-operation… the stores were well stocked, super clean, organized and had employees who seemed to really enjoy working there!

Finally…Keep it to yourself, I’m going as a Sexy Nurse this year!

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Falafel Benny (Hallandale)

Posted on October 29th, 2014 · Fast Food Hallandale Mediterranean/Greek · 3 Comments »

***** Falafel Benny, 658 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale, Florida 33009, (954) 455-2118.

Got something real-good for you guys…Falafel Benny- fast food- order at/pickup at the counter kosher-Israeli-Middle Eastern joint.

A recent outing had Jeff Eats “trying”-shawarma pita, falafel pita, hummus, Israeli salad, babaganush and I gotta tell you everything was delicious.

At this stage of the game, I could tell you- that the food was so good -that I actually considered moving to Israel-to be around Falafel Benny “type” stuff-all of the time…but -my luck, Israel would put me in the IDF- so I deep sixed the idea.

Real simple! Falafel Benny is a huge-winner.

The joint’s menu is down below- by the way, Falafel Benny has been around for something like 3-years. – so “Grand Opening- New Management” printed on its menu- means ugotz!

You can check the same menu out at falafelbenny.com.

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20 MPH SCHOOL ZONES!

Posted on October 28th, 2014 · Uncategorized · 5 Comments »

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* 20 MPH SCHOOL ZONES!

May-be its just me, but I can’t- recall ever seeing a kid crossing in one of those 2O MPH SCHOOL ZONES…and Jeff Eats has been down here 22 years!

Is it just me, or what?

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Susan Boyle (Broward Center-Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on October 28th, 2014 · Deals Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · 4 Comments »

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* Susan Boyle.

Personally, Jeff Eats isn’t impressed…

I definitely get the “rags to riches” story and the “princess kissing the frog” or whatever that one-was…but I just don’t care for the voice-so forth and so on.

Now with that in mind, loads of folks apparently “hear” it differently than Jeff Eats does-because the lady is set for a Broward Center show on Monday Night- November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm (as well as November dates in Melbourne, Clearwater and Jacksonville).

If you are one of those folks, Gold Star Events (Goldstar.com) is running a deal offering Broward Center -$65 tickets for $32.50.

Like I said, I don’t get what all the hoopla is about…if on the other hand you do, you now know what to do!

By the way, there is a Jeff Eats’ story- 8/26/14 about Gold Star Events that will give you some background on this discount -ticket operation.
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From Goldstar’s site…

After performing for Simon Cowell, the Queen and the Pope, Susan Boyle sings for you. Instantly famous for her bravura performance on Britain’s Got Talent, Boyle achieved super-stardom when her debut album I Dreamed a Dream became the best-selling album in the history of the U.K. And the fairy tale has only continued for the humble Scot with a golden mezzo-soprano voice, who went on to sing for sold-out crowds around the world, release four more albums and receive two Grammy nods. Funny and charming in person, she now brings her formidable talent to the Broward Center’s Au-Rene Theater where she will be joined by the Florida Singing Sons Boychoir and the Girl Choir of South Florida. Experience Boyle live as she performs new album tracks and never-heard-before classics as part of her first headlining tour in the U.S.

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Publix Peanut Butter Pretzels

Posted on October 28th, 2014 · American Desserts Fast Food · 1 Comment »

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***** Publix Peanut Butter Pretzels.

About 4 months ago, Jeff Eats “discovered” Publix Peanut Butter Pretzels.

Real simple, for something like $3.99 you get…a see-through plastic container of 1.08-lb of bite size-salty hard pretzel puff squares- that have a dab of peanut butter in their center. Now I’m no-mechanical engineer here, but I’m thinking that each pretzel is something like 1-inch square…but as I just said, I didn’t have a protractor or nothing handy-so Jeff Eats is just guessing here.

Real simple…these little suckers are delicious.

If the “idea” of – 1 inch-salty -hard -pretzel puff squares with a dab of peanut in their center intrigues you…Publix makes and has them.

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Halloween-2014!

Posted on October 27th, 2014 · American Fast Food · 5 Comments »

* Halloween-2014!

Remember when you were a kid?

H A L L O W E E N !

Jeff Eats, Brother Jeff Eats and our friends sure did have fun back in the 50’s “hitting” every apartment in our 6-story Brooklyn apartment building. Just between you and me, the Eats Brothers- loved getting all the candy, but our favorite trick-was the pennies, nickels, dimes and occasional quarters that some of our neighbors would throw into our bags…for some reason, we really enjoyed the day after Halloween going to Sam’s Candy Store on Cortelyou Road, between East 9th Street & Coney Island Avenue and picking out-our own stuff with the Halloween loot. All things being equal, I’m thinking with inflation and all–that in “today’s money” we probably cleared about 12 bucks a piece. Keep a secret? Loved- those Chunky Bars and still do!

Anyway, back to the present…”THIS”-sure would have made it a lot easier on the girls in my BUILDING…

Enjoy the local South Florida festivities-from what I’m hearing and reading, seems like every mall, sports bar- has something cooking this year.

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