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Totally Awesome Subs (Greenacres)

Posted on February 28th, 2017 · American Fast Food Greenacres Subs/Salads · 4 Comments »

***** Totally Awesome Subs, 6145 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, Florida 33463, (561) 275-1818.

The other day Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a couple of Mrs. Jeff Eats’ girlfriends- did a late lunch at a terrific sub joint- Totally Awesome Subs in Greenacres.

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, if it wasn’t so damn corny- I’d tell you that this order-pickup at counter/handful of tables/full boat of reasonably small-large hot-cold subs, salads joint that’s open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm makes totally awesome subs, so I won’t!

No bs here- Totally Awesome Subs’ subs and salads are -totally awesome, but you didn’t hear that from me!

You live, you visit, you work in Totally Awesome Subs’ neighborhood- you got to try this joint!

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Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que (Tampa)

Posted on February 27th, 2017 · American BBQ Fast Food Tampa · 1 Comment »

***** Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que, 1609 Angel Oliva Sr Street, Tampa, Florida 33605, (813) 956-0675.

Real simple tale to tell you guys- order at counter/food delivered to table & counter seating smoked bbq joint that makes outrageous reasonably priced delicious bbq stuff!

Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple recently did lunch at Al’s and like I just said, outrageous reasonably priced delicious bbq stuff! Just a heads-up for you fancy schmancy “types”- there is absolutely positively nothing fancy schmancy going on at Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que unless seeing a bunch of chickens, roosters or whatever you call them- running around by the joint’s back-yard smoker qualifies as fancy schmancy!

For menu/info

Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is open Wednesday-Thursday 11:30am-4:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm, closed Sunday-Tuesday.


Mike Marino (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on February 27th, 2017 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* Mike Marino.

One of America’s funniest clean-national touring headlining comedians- Mike Marino is set to play the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton on Friday Night, March 3, 2017 (8pm).

Trust Jeff Eats, Marino will have you rolling on the floor laughing out loud!

The Skinny:

Mike Marino
Friday Night, March 3, 2017 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: (discount tickets)


Back by Popular Demand!

Mike Marino – affectionately known to thousands of his fans as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – he is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse. Mike, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, can be seen nightly as a top headliner at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.

Mike Marino was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He entered the world of theatre at an early age, and is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mike has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination. He has acted in many Prime Time soaps and television shows including: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Becker, Nikki, Frasier and Party of Five. His film credits include Crooks, Pizza with Bullets, Hangin’ in Hedo and Steven King’s Lucky Quarter.

After great success in film, theatre, commercials and soaps, Mike Marino began touring the country performing at countless comedy clubs and sold out theatres in the thousands. His stand-up material ranges from cutting edge observations of everyday life to his Italian family roots; which recently spun into a T.V. pilot called “Marino’s”. His comedic style has landed him guest appearances on The Tonight Show as a regular sketch player, The Martin Short Show, Comics Unleashed, The Boomer Show, Wild Pitch, Hand Held Comedy Radio and the Rascals Comedy Hour to name a few.

In the Fall of 2008, Mike Marino was inducted into the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame. Mike has also been featured on numerous talk shows and has hosted some of the most prestigious award shows including The Beverly Hills Film Awards, Hoboken Film Festival, and the Montreal Quintus Film Festival. He has also headlined several USO Comedy Tours and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.

Mike Marino has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. He has the incredible ability to perform in any arena, big or small, and can cater his material for all audiences, from strictly clean to down and dirty. He has performed in hundreds of corporate functions for companies including AT&T, United Airlines, American Express, Paul Mitchell, IBM, Wella, Merrill Lynch, Sebastian Intl., Toyota, L.A.S.D., N.J. Asphalt Assoc., The City of Hope, OSIA, and the LAPD. Mike Has performed for numerous charities including Aids Project – LA, Haven House, Team earthworks, and the Eric Davis Cancer Fund. The BOX is thrilled to be hosting Marino for the second time! Grab your TIX before they sell out!


Friday Night Sound Waves (The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub- Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on February 27th, 2017 · Deals Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Friday Night Sound Waves.

Somebody’s tax dollars at work!


Slide on your flip flops and slip into your beach chair every Friday Night, during the FREE Friday Night Sound Waves live music series on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Featuring some of South Florida’s best musicians performing an eclectic range of genres Blues to Motown and Classic Rock to Country, to Reggae, Samba and Acoustic Americana, locals and visitors, the young and young at heart come together for the biggest dance party on the sand.
To view performer schedule, parking information and special offers from series sponsors, visit
Date: Every Friday March 10 – November 10, 2017
Time: 6pm – 9:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas and A1A
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, 33316
Schedule of Performers
3/10 Pocket Change | R & B; Motown
3/17* The Resolvers | Reggae
3/24 30 Vice | Top 40 / Latin
3/31 Moran Levi | Indie / Top 40
4/7 Farewell Angelina | Country
4/14 Mike Mineo | Beach Soul
4/21 Spred the Dub | Reggae
4/28 Tom Sartori | Top 40
5/5 Shane Duncan Band | Country
5/12 Ladies of Soul | Motown
5/19 Sabor Latino | Latin / Salsa
5/26 Wolfepack Band | Classic Rock / Motown
6/2 Funkabilly Playboys | Rockabilly
6/9 School of Rock | Rock / Pop
6/16 Bushwood Reggae
6/23 Bungled & Botched | Bluegrass
6/30 Free Rads Band | Top 40 / Classic Rock
7/7 Fabulons | Classic Oldies
7/14 Goodnicks | Pop / Country
7/21 Othello Molineaux | Caribbean Jazz
7/28 Shauna Sweeney | Pop / Alt-Rock
8/4 Celebration | Top 40 / Dance
8/11 Andrew Morris | Country
8/18 Big Harvest | Reggae
8/25 Grace & The Victory Riders | Indie/World
9/1 Roll the Stone | Stones Tribute
9/8 Adam Uhlan | Classic Rock / Blues
9/15 Oriente | Afro-Cuban / World Jazz
9/22 Sosos + Friends | Roots All Stars Jam
9/29 Joel DaSilva | Chicago Blues
10/6 All Access | Top 40 / Pop
10/13 Orange Sunshine | Classic Oldies
10/20 Electric Piquette | Latin Jazz
10/27 All Star Soul Band | Motown / Funk / Soul
11/3 The Heavy Pets | Jazz / Indie / Funk
11/10 Mr. Nice Guy | Classic Rock

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 2/26/17- Doc’s Diner- Key Largo)

Posted on February 26th, 2017 · American Breakfast Dish Of The Week · No Comments »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-2/26/17).

One of Jeff Eats favorite menu items…

Banana Pancakes

Doc’s Diner
99696 Overseas Highway
Key Largo
(305) 451-2895
Latest Review: 2/10/15

Doc’s got a menu item called “Tutti Frutti”- pancakes either topped with bananas, blueberries or strawberries. Trust Jeff Eats, delicious!

If your’re into “mom & pop” diners like Jeff Eats is- this joint is an absolute must try!

Doc’s Diner (Key Largo)
Posted on August 10th, 2015
***** Doc’s Diner, 99696 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037, (305) 451-2895.

If- like Jeff Eats you are a fan of the “mom & pop” diner-concept- I got an absolutely terrific diner for you…Doc’s Diner in Key Largo. By the way, I first told you guys about Doc’s way-back on 6/18/12- but somethings really do-bear repeating!

No reason to spin you guys a detailed tale…tons of breakfast stuff, burgers, salads, sandwiches, salads, entrees, desserts. Counter/table-booth seating, open 7 days a week 6am-2pm.

A recent breakfast outing had Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats doing…banana pancakes and strawberry French toast- and I must-say- both were off the hook! Throw in super pleasant service, reasonable prices (which you can check at and you got a dynamite joint for breakfast and lunch.

Jeff Eats loved Doc’s- and unless there is something seriously wrong with you- you will too!


Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash (Aventura Arts & Cultural Center- Aventura)

Posted on February 26th, 2017 · American Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash.

Me too!…At first, I thought it was the name of a Court Street personal injury law firm!

Jeff Eats just picked-up 2 tickets!

The Skinny:

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
Friday, March 3, 2017 (8pm)
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

Box Office: 305-466-8002
Celebrating the Music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash
Audiences witness a rock and roll royalty jam session. From Blue Suede Shoes and Hound Dog to Great Balls of Fire and Walk the Line the show energizes and exudes pure 1950s rock and roll.

The show opens with Carl Perkins performing his hits before he is joined by musician Jerry Lee Lewis who shares his musical journey from New Orleans to Nashville and eventually into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. As Jerry puts the finishing touches on a set including country music, gospel and Great Balls of Fire, the audience will have an opportunity to catch their breath as we welcome Johnny Cash to the stage, with his signature “Hello… I’m Johnny Cash”. As his voice fades, the musical journey through Cash’s timeless catalog begins. Next up…Elvis Presley. Elvis electrifies the audience transporting them back to his beginnings where he went from driving a truck to delivering amazing hits.

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Win A $25 Carvel Gift Card

This contest started on 2/24/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Carvel Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Carvel 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 $25 Gift Card is good at any Carvel location ( for locations, menu, info).

Posted on September 7th, 2014
***** Carvel, 9176 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 394-0411.

Jeff Eats is gonna take a shot here- I’m thinking that you guys know what Carvel is…if you don’t, it’s “Google Time.” By the way, if you have to Google- while you’re researching also checkout the term Flying Saucer!


For the record, down here in South Florida its-always been a very close toss-up for me between Carvel and Dairy Queen and I do mean REALCLOSE. Just in case we go on The Newlywed Game tv-show together, Dairy Queen is the pick, but like I just said 2 seconds ago it’s real close.


Last night around 8:15pm I picked up 2 six packs of Vanilla/Chocolate Flying Saucers ($10.59) and by 8:56pm there were only 7 left. Now, you mathematicians out there can solve the equation- If Mrs. Jeff Eats ate 1 Flying Saucer, how many Flying Saucers did Farmer Jeff Eats eat?

Let me wrap this up for you…

If you are in the mood for top notch soft serve and scooped ice cream- Carvel will definitely get the job done for you.

Although I have never physically counted them- Jeff Eats knows that there are loads of Carvel stores in South Florida. You can check for locations/other info.


While writing this “review” I’m thinking that Dairy Queen and Carvel are sort of like Coke and Pepsi- not so sure on how Jeff Eats would do in a “blind taste test.” What I do know is that Dennis the Menace was one of my favorite tv shows and I still love the comic strip. For those of you not “following”” the Dennis the Menace references- “GOGGLE TIME.”

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Win A $25 Dairy Queen Gift Card

This contest started on 2/25/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Dairy Queen Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Dairy Queen 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 $25 Gift Card is good at any Dairy Queen location ( for locations, menu, info).


“Back To The 50’s” starring David ‘Elvis’ Morin, Joey Dale & The Gigolos, Spanky & Dino (Township Center for Performing Arts- Coconut Creek)

* “Back To The 50’s” starring David ‘Elvis’ Morin, Joey Dale & The Gigolos, Spanky & Dino.

Let’s call this one, “Local Boys Make Good”…

Three of South Florida’s most popular casino/country club/festival/private event/lounge 50’s-60’s music-acts join forces tomorrow night, Sunday-February 26th (7pm) at the Township Center for Performing Arts- with great covers of legendary artists- Dion & The Belmonts, The Duprees, Elvis, The Crests, The Temptations, Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, The Platters, just to name but a few!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats got-tickets!

For you Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen types out there, before the show- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are probably gonna catch a couple of slices and some chicken parm at Barone’s La Pizzeria which is maybe 10 minutes away from the “theater”…

Posted February 15, 2014
***** Barone’s La Pizzeria, 5632 West Sample Road, Margate, Florida 33073 (954) 968-4396.

Call it crazy, but at least once a week -Jeff Eats gets asked among other things-to name his favorite south Florida Italian/pizza joints…very flattering -to think that so many of you guys actually believe that I know what I am talking about…


Way back on June 28, 2010- Jeff Eats “reviewed” Barone’s La Pizzeria…and I gotta tell you, that over the ensuing years, Barone’s has become one of Jeff Eats’ “go to joints.” Personally, I would match food/prices/service up-against the best “mom & pop” red sauce players in South Florida.

So…you now know where Jeff Eats goes when he is craving -outstanding New York Style pizza, amazing garlic knots, fabulous minestrone soup, delicious veal marsala—so forth and so on.

One final thought…Barone’s has been around for something like 40 years…that should tell you something!

The original (6/28/10) review is reprinted below.

***** 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

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. My 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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MacDaddy Sub Shop (Plantation)

Posted on February 25th, 2017 · American Fast Food Plantation Subs/Salads · 2 Comments »

***** MacDaddy Sub Shop, 8966 Cleary Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33324, (954) 473-1111.

Got a real-good sub joint for you guys, MacDaddy Sub Shop in Plantation.

Unless you just arrived on a spaceship from Mars, you know exactly what the ‘deal” at MacDaddy is- hot & cold large-small subs, wraps, salads- order & pickup at counter, handful of tables!

Jeff Eats and a couple of buddies did a recent lunch there and I gotta tell MacDaddy served up some real-delicious sandwiches! For those who need to know, the joint uses a real nice “soft” sub roll!

Jeff Eats is kinda thinking that some of you guys might like longer-more detailed “stories”- if that’s your game, I recommend War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy!

Jeff Eats really enjoyed MacDaddy Sub Shop which is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sunday.

You can check menu/prices/info at