My name is Jeff. I was born (1949) and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived full-time in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants (down here), that I now consider myself to be a FOOD EXPERT. To give you some idea as to how many South Florida restaurants I’ve been to, as of December, 31, 2012, 318 Italian joints alone, have had the pleasure of ringing up my American Express card. Suffice it to say, over the past 21 years, I’ve had some great meals and my fair share of TUMS.
Just so you know, I don’t go for the fancy sit-down joints that want you to wear pants and a jacket, but rather places where a pair of shorts, an old tee shirt and a pair of sneakers is considered formal-wear. I don’t know one sauce from another. I also don’t know, or really care, how “dishes” are prepared. What I do know, is when something tastes delicious and I can’t get enough of it. By the way, I don’t believe in STARS. If a joint’s food is “edible”- I throw the joint ***** (5 Stars). How food critics come up with 2 instead of 3, or 3 1/2 instead of 4 is beyond me. Too many nonsensical games being played in the reviewing-arena.
As this site develops, I will tell you about some of my all-time favorites and introduce you to new and exciting joints as I find them. By the way, the places that I mention don’t know me and I don’t know them. I will tell you about joints that you should eat in and only bash joints that really deserve it. I call them, exactly as I see them.
Give some of my picks a try and let me know if you agree with my culinary calls. I would also “love” to hear about your favorite JOINTS. I have provided YOU with a way to comment about my posts, so feel free to include your own picks etc.
From time to time, I will also direct you to other “sites” which I think have some pretty good JOINT recommendations. My goal is to find the JOINTS and if someone else found them first, I see no reason why they shouldn’t get full credit.
From time to time, I may also tell you about publiclly traded stocks that are restaurant/food/entertainment related. Please do your own DUE DILIGENCE on the situations that I discuss. If you follow one of my “picks” and make money, don’t forget that we are partners and if you lose money, I don’t know who the Hell you are.
In addition, I may also discuss “stuff” that has absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOD and even direct you to other websites which I find interesting.
Just for the record, at one time or another I was General Partner of a partnership that owned/operated 29 Hardee’s Restaurants; the CEO of a Florida based Discovery Zone franchisee; the CEO of a Florida based Johnny Rocket’s franchisee; and a columnist/tv reporter for The Pennystock News. I was also rated by Rodeo Magazine, as the #1 rodeo-clown in the United States in 1977-79 (just kidding).
For those of you who might care, I am a graduate of Ithaca College (1970) and Brooklyn Law School (1973) and a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey and Florida. I am also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Since 1971 to the present, I have represented clients in the entertainment industry and have promoted numerous concerts. With this background in mind, don’t be surprised to see reviews, news and comments about bands, shows, comedians and other entertainment stuff here at Jeff Eats.
Let’s see how this SITE works-out, as we can fine-tune it as we go.
It’s now time to start stuffing our faces, make some money and listen to some cool bands!!