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The 3rd Annual Bayou Party (The Cook And The Cork- Coral Springs)

This article first appeared on April 25, 2016. Jeff Eats just checked with “the powers that be”- and tickets for this event have literally been flying off the shelf. Long story short, looks to be a great “outing”- and Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be there! Assuming you aren’t a disgruntled restaurant owner or berserk Jeff Eats’ reader- please feel free to say “hello”…

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Posted April 25, 2016
* The 3rd Annual Bayou Party.

Got what should be a real fun event- that some of you guys might like to attend- The 3rd Annual Bayou Party at The Cook And The Cork restaurant in Coral Springs!

Long story short,

Jeff Eats has been hearing some real nice things about American “Style”…The Cook And The Cork!

With that in mind,

On Sunday, May 1, 2016 Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna kill- 3 birds with one stone! We are going to attend The 3rd Annual Bayou Party and help fund The Cook and Cork’s Young Culinarian Scholarship Foundation & The Culinary Institute of America Scholarships- We are going to “checkout” The Cook And The Cork’s food, service, decor- We are going to party with Orange Sunshine one of South Florida’s premier 60’s Rock N Roll bands!

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The Skinny:

The Third Annual Bayou Party
A Cajun & Creole Cuisine Celebration
at The Cook & The Cork, 9890 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
(954) 227-2665
thecookandthecork.com

Featuring the baddest BBQ ever, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice, crawfish, beignets, oysters and more! Craft beer, wines, hurricanes & mimosas
Come and EAT, EAT, EAT!
LIVE MUSIC by Orange Sunshine, plus Zyedco music, fun and games
Admission
$25. per adult
$10. kids 14 & under
Includes unlimited food. All beverages sold separately
BUY TICKETS: thecookandthecork.com
All Proceeds Benefit
The Cook and Cork’s Young Culinarian Scholarship Foundation & The Culinary Institute of America Scholarships

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Burger Beast’s Hamburger House Party! (Magic City Casino- Miami)

* Burger Beast’s Hamburger House Party!

Just in case you guys were wondering where Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be on Friday Night, May 6th…

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, this guy Burger Beast throws a great party!

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Burger Beast’s Hamburger House Party!

Hamburger House Party!

We’ve done two Burger Brawls in the past but the question I’m asking this time is, are you ready for an 80s style Hamburger Party? We’re talking Burgers, Rubik’s Cubes, Jelly Bracelets and Arcade Machines.

Burger Beast Feasts presents the Hamburger House Party brought to you by Budweiser – Bud & Burgers (the Official Beer of Hamburger House Party), Downstairs Markets, Miami Lakes Auto Mall & Magic City Casino. It’s happening on Friday May 6th (Yes, during National Hamburger Month) at Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave, near the Miami Airport) from 7-10PM

19 of South Florida’s Best Burger Restaurants (plus one from Bonita Springs) will be competing for your vote to be crowned the Best. This event replaces 2014 & 2015’s sold out Burger Beast Burger Brawl.

This year we will also have a Celebrity Panel (South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder Lee Schrager, Miami New Times’ Laine Doss, Blue Collar’s Chef Danny Serfer, Que Riko con Kiko’s Kiko Suarez and Rebel House’s Chef Mike Saperstein) choosing a Judge’s Best Burger. The Judge’s Winner will compete in the 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash.

We’ll have Live Music from Retro Sky who’s performing all 80s songs and DJ Volksmusik will be spinning your favorite 80s tunes, plus we encourage you to dress up in your best 80’s clothes. Who knows….best 80s outfit might win something!

Here are the 20 Competitors:

1) 109 Burger Joint – Sweetwater
2) Burbowl – Juicy Smashed Burgers – Downtown Miami
3) Chefs on the Run – Homestead
4) Crackers Casual Dining – Miami Springs
5) Doce Provisions – Little Havana
6) Fat Moe’s – Flagami
7) Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill – Ft. Lauderdale
8) Hate Mondays Tavern – West Kendall
9) Jr’s Gourmet Burgers – Miami Springs
10) Jersey Dawg – Food Truck
11) Latin House – Kendall
12) The Local – Coral Gables
13) MEAT Eatery & Taproom – Islamorada & Boca Raton
14) Norman Brothers Produce – Kendall
15) The Orange Bear Restaurant – Bonita Springs
16) Pincho Factory – Westchester, Hialeah & Coral Gables
17) Shake Shack – Coral Gables, South Beach & Boca Raton
18) Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox – Deerfield Beach & Boca Raton
19) Wholesome Rollers – Food Truck
20) Woody’s Burgers – Food Truck
General Admission Tickets which will be $45 at the door are now $35 for a limited time only and include Unlimited samples from all 20 of the Hamburger House Party Competitors plus Desserts (HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars, Night Owl Cookie Co. & Sweetness Bakeshop), Mini Chicken Parm Sandwiches from Magic City Pizza, Cocktail Samples from Jim Beam & Tito’s Vodka, 1 Beer Sample from Budweiser and Soft Drinks & Water from Mist TWST & Aquafina.

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Save $5 with code (good through Sunday May 1st Midnight): MeSavey5

Tickets & More Details http://HamburgerHouseParty.com

Copyright © 2016 Burger Beast, All rights reserved.

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Michael Winslow- Man of 10,000 Sound Effects (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

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

* Michael Winslow- Man of 10,000 Sound Effects.

Go see this guy…Winslow puts on a clever/funny/amazing show!

Jeff Eats saw Winslow at a Press Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood a couple of years ago and he blew the crowd away with his non-stop hilarious “sound effects”…Like I just said, go see this guy!

The Skinny:
Michael Winslow
Saturday Night, April 30, 2016 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Rd #10, Boca Raton, FL 33434
Tickets: bocablackbox.com, goldstar.com (discount tickets)
Box- Office: 561 483-9036

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from bocablackbox.com
Michael was born September 6, 1958 to Robert and Verdie Winslow, on Fairchild Air Force Base with never a dull moment. The youngest of six brothers. His mom tells stories about when he was young he would imitate the airplanes, jet engines, basically anything that made a noise he copied with sounds that came out of his mouth. “Growing up in the Air Force Base made it difficult to have friends, so I created imaginary friends, dogs, cats, trucks, anything that would keep me occupied for the moment” says Michael.

After graduated High School and a short-lived college, he had his first professional performance at a club/theater in Boulder, Colorado named Tulagi’s. This was very exciting for him because Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Tommy Bolin and other famous bands played there (By the way Michael does an incredible imitation on Hendrix’s guitar playing).

He opened and act for a group called “Nova” and Italian Rock Fusion Band, He heard through the grapevine that this group were fans of Jimi Hendrix, so why not portray him? He had lots of props including his mother’s Afro wig. He was so nervous, but the audience was flabbergasted with his rendition of “Purple Haze”. The ovation and the applause from the audience was overwhelming. From that moment on he knew his calling. He wanted to be an entertainer.

Mr. Michael packed his bags and hitchhiked to Venice Beach where he would be homeless for a short time….He Auditioned for the “Gong Show” hosted by the infamous Chuck Barris and he won a whoping $516.32 that finally got him out of homelessness and allowed him to by a vehicle, that took him to Los Angeles to all the local comedy clubs. At this point in time, Bud Friedman, believed in him and featured in him in the famous EVENING AT THE IMPROV (which we all known now as the Comedy Improve Clubs).

Until 1984 when he finally got his BIG CHANCE. Director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Manslanski came to see him perform at Long Beach Theater where he was opening for the incomparable Count Basie & his Orquestra. Needless to say, Wilson and Manslanski were blown away! They immediately wrote him into the script of the unforgettable “Police Academy I through VII” As soon as this movie came out and it became an instant success so did Michael! His celebrity status was in place. He then went to play a part in Mel Brooks “Spaceballs”. This film helped in furthering his spotlight as a unique comedian. A man with a special talent that made “families” laugh. Michael was also heard, but not seen, when he gave the voice to Stripe, the evil little creature, in another Hit Movie “Gremlins”.

He also did voice-overs for Disney and Universal Studios in such rides as “Back to the Future and Terminator” Currently you can also hear him in the Television Hits “Robot Chicken” and “Family Guy” You can’t miss him on those great “Geico” commercials. And in the spring of 2008 he will grace the red carpet premiere of National Lampoon’s Robo Doc.

Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for all ages!

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* Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First! (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on April 29th, 2016 · Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

This article first appeared on January 15, 2016. In follow-up…Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!- opens tonight- Friday, April, 29, 2016 (8pm) at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton…Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, I’m hearing that a number of producers/agents will be in the audience – reviewing the show for a possible “off Broadway” run as well as a national tour! As I mentioned on January 15th, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats saw-a “read through”- and April 29th’s show will be the first actual production of Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats loved the “show”- I mean “read through” and can’t wait to see the finished production!

The Skinny:

Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!
Friday, April 29, 2016 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Rd #10, Boca Raton, FL
Box Office: (561) 483-9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com goldstar.com (discount tickets)

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Posted January 15, 2016
* Peter Fogel’s- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

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Got something a-little different for you guys, Peter Fogel’s one man show- ‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

In a nutshell, last night at the Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, (561) 483-9036, bocablackbox.com) – Peter Fogel the national headliner comedian and current national touring star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” had a “read through” of his new national touring show ‘Til Death Do Us Part…something like 50 people were there- to listen/watch and critique the upcoming production.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats were there and I gotta tell you- Fogel had the crowd laughing its ass off for a solid 90 minutes! Trust Jeff Eats, this show is going be a huge hit when it starts making the rounds of casinos, conventions, theaters all across America!

For those of you not familiar with Peter Fogel, the Delray Beach resident is one of the funniest clean-comedians currently working the comedy club/convention circuit today! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been Fogel fans for years and last night for the first time it dawned on Jeff Eats that Fogel does one of the best Robert De Niro impersonations on the planet!

Anyway, not going to give away the show’s plot- but think “Scrooge” in a Valentine’s Day setting and you just maybe on the right page!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats can’t wait to see the “full production”- which will debut in South Florida sometime in April, 2016. When a performance schedule is released, Jeff Eats will let you know the where/when and how you can get tickets before anyone else does!

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The Bagel Store (Brooklyn, New York)

Posted on April 29th, 2016 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food · No Comments »

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***** The Bagel Store, 754 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211, (718) 782-5856.

Jeff Eats recently- checked-out The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, New York- and as the saying goes, “Not Your Father’s Buick… I mean Bagel Store!

All Jeff Eats can tell you guys- is that this joint “makes” bagels the likes of which you’ve never seen or tasted before! Basically a takeout (handful of counter seats) joint- all kinds of bagels, fillings/toppings, cash only!

An absolutely amazing “spin” on the bagel business…

You can checkout The Bagel Store at thebagelstoreonline.com.

Social Media and the Millennials have “found” The Bagel Store (actually they probably made The Bagel Store) which has continuous 1-hour lines Saturday-Sunday 7am-5pm, Monday-Friday 6am-5pm- so don’t be surprised to see The Bagel Store “opening” joints elsewhere!

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The Joey Dale Story

Posted on April 28th, 2016 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* The Joey Dale Story.

Real simple tale to tell you guys…

Jeff Eats has known Joey Dale seemingly forever. For you guys who don’t know “Joey”- he’s the lead singer of the incredibly popular-South Florida based doo-wop group Joey Dale & The Gigolos. Joey is also one of the most active promoters/producers of “oldies” shows in South Florida!

Long story short, 2 weeks ago- Joey self-published his “autobiography”- The Joey Dale Story!

Last night, Jeff Eats read the 250 page book- and I gotta tell you, this guy Joey sure has lived a very interesting and shall we say- a very exciting life!

No ifs, ands, or buts- the book won’t make The New York Times’ Best Sellers List- that said, I found it to be a real-good “light” read- about a guy who sure has lived a very-interesting life!

You can order a copy of the book and follow Joey Dale & The Gigolos’ dates/productions at joeydale.com.

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In the 1970’s I owned the largest AFTER HOURS CLUB in Brooklyn.
10 years ago I was approached by a retired FBI Agent who told me that back then, he was assigned to my club.
The FBI had my club under surveillance . Mob members like John Gotti often visited my place.
The agent told me that the reason my club was never shut down was because they were able to keep an eye on the Mob through my club. Most after hour clubs were shut down within months after opening.
My club remained open for four years.
The FBI instructed the Liquor Authority and the local Police to leave us alone.
I witnessed a murder and many ugly events at that time in my life.
At present I am a successful entertainer and promote some of the best Doo Wop Shows here in South Florida.
I hope you enjoy my story.

Publication Date:
Apr 14 2016

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Mother’s Day 2016 at III Forks Prime Steakhouse (Hallandale Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jacksonville)

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* Mother’s Day 2016 at III Folks Prime Steakhouse.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats just learned from Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats that this year The Eats Family will be celebrating Mother’s Day at III Folks Prime Steakhouse in Hallandale Beach.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats learned a long-long time ago- that when your grown children want to treat-you, you let them pick the joint and on the appointed day just show up and enjoy the outing!

With the above in mind, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats have picked an absolute homerun restaurant- namely III Forks Prime Steakhouse. Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are huge fans of this up-scale but unpretentious steakhouse chain- (for our purposes, there are currently 3- Florida joints namely Hallandale Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jacksonville).

Printed down below is a recent III Forks’ press release describing its Mother’s Day 2016- South Florida locations’ “offering’ -as well as Jeff Eats’ past “stories” on III Forks Prime Steakhouse.

For you non math-majors out there, Jeff Eats is thinking that “all-in” this thing is gonna run 61 bucks a head (no booze)- which isn’t too bad of a number!

Two final thoughts, during my entire lifetime I have never met a mother who “turned” on her children! The bastards could be mass murderers and their mothers will swear up and down on a stack of bibles that the kids were good model citizens!-and If you are planning on eating-out for Mother’s Day, make sure you have a restaurant reservation- ’cause it’s a bitch of day to find a joint that isn’t packed to the rafters!

For you guys who are totally out of the loop on this Mothers Day “thing”- it’s on Sunday, May 8, 2016!

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Mother’s Day at III Forks Features Three-Course Meal

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Palm Beach Gardens and Hallandale, Fla. (April 12, 2016) — III Forks is celebrating Mother’s Day, with a special three-course brunch or dinner served from 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday, May 8th. The first course is a choice of either the signature III Forks salad or the steakhouse wedge salad. The second course features three entrée choices: pan-seared red snapper, coffee & coriander rubbed tenderloin or fire roasted red pepper chicken. Dessert choices are a Texas pecan cake or a chocolate mousse. The Mother’s Day special is $48 per person with tea and coffee included. Children under 12 can have a choice of soup or salad, an entrée, and dessert for $18. Prices exclude tax and gratuity.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse is located at 501 Silks Run in The Villages of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach (954) 457-3920 and at 4645 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens (561) 630-3660. For more information, visit www.iiiforks.com

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Posted on June 7th, 2009 · American Boca Raton Seafood
***** III Forks, 200 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (561) 416-2185.
III Forks is an “upscale-white tablecloth-steakhouse”…there are currently 4 locations, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Austin, Texas and Dallas, Texas. If you check, back on December 23, 2008 I did a writeup on the III Forks located in Palm Beach Gardens. III Forks’ website www.iiiforks.com has menu/prices.

Last night, I gave the III Forks’ Boca location a shot. The joint which has only been open for something like 6 weeks is running like a fine watch…the food and service are terrific. The joint seats 272 with 4 separate dining rooms and an out-door patio.

What makes III Forks an especially beautiful-thing…the restaurant, unlike many of its steakhouse brethern, doesn’t try to take its customers’ eyeballs out of their heads…by charging “highway robbery” prices for every side dish known to mankind. III Forks’ game (quoting from the menu), “All entrees served with duchess potatoes, sugar snap peas, off-the cob cream corn, ripe tomatoes and spring onions.”

For sure, an 18 oz. bone-in ribeye is gonna run you $47.95 and 2 crabcakes will set you back $31.95…but unless you are a glutton for punishment and need-to-order sides not included in the deal, you are going to get a great meal for a sensible number. By the way, on those included-sides…you can have as “much” as you’d like.

Last night’s “taste test”…house salad (lettuce, walnuts, apples, blue cheese) bone-in ribeye, crabcakes, New York strip, dover sole, chocolate cake, cheesecake…excellent. On the service front, a professional-waitstaff that doesn’t take itself too seriously…and a team of managers who visit every table, to make sure that everything is A-Ok.

So…if you are looking for top-notch steaks-seafood, III Forks -got you covered in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.

III Forks is open Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm and Sunday 5pm-9pm.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2008 · American Palm Beach Gardens Seafood
***** III Forks, 4645 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 (561) 630-3660.

III Forks is an “upscale-white table-cloth steakhouse.”

Just so you know, III Forks has three locations…one in Palm Beach Gardens, another in Austin and one in Dallas. III Forks is currently building a fourth location in Boca Raton.

Over the past year or so, I have eaten in the Palm Beach Gardens’ joint twice. Take a look at III Forks’ website www.3forks.com for menu/price/details.

III Forks is a not a “cheap date”…that said, the food-service are top-shelf. Unlike many of its brethern, the staff doesn’t take itself too seriously…in good conscious, IF you want to spend the money, there are only three South Florida “upscale steakhouses” that I can honestly recommend, III Forks, The Striphouse (Palm Becah Gardens) and Manny’s (Miami).

*****Now for something that “maybe” of interest to some of you…III Forks’ has a very interesting New Year’s Eve Party planned. Basically, you get a party with Blood Sweat & Tears and The Miami Sound Machine for regular menu prices. If you don’t want to eat dinner, for $25 you get a drink and can dance in the lounge area. Now keep in mind, that lead singer David Clayton Thomas is no longer with BST… and the same goes for Gloria Estefan and TMSM.

Personally, I go the movie-Chinese Restaurant route on New Year’s Eve…but III Forks’ “deal” does look very interesting.

For the record…III Forks is open for dinner Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm and Sunday 5pm-10pm.

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

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* 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 seasidemusicmgt.com.

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Mr Submarine-Mr Gyros (Clearwater)

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***** Mr Submarine-Mr Gyros, 1010 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Florida 33755, (727) 461-7945.

The reason this sub/gyro joint has been in business for over 30 years- its subs, gyros and other stuff are reasonably priced and off the chart delicious! Order/pickup at the counter!

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Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently split- chicken parm sub, chicken salad sub, gyro platter and as I just mentioned- delicious! For those of you who “must” know- the gyro was one of the best Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have had in a very long time! Just so we are straight with each other, the chicken parm and chicken salad subs were no slouches either, but- the gyro meat/pita bread/tzatziki sauce were absolute dynamite!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats loved Mr. Submarine-Mr. Gyros, which is open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-10pm, closed Sunday.

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Sal Richards (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

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

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* 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.