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Judy Collins With Symphony Orchestra/ February 3rd, 2023 @ Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker (Fort Lauderdale)

Originally posted on October 13th, 2022.

* Judy Collins With Symphony Orchestra.

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 10AM!

Huge Fans!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be there!

Judy Collins With Symphony Orchestra

Friday, February 3rd, 2023 (8pm)

Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker
707 Northeast 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Box Office: 954.462.0222

Tickets Online: parkerplayhouse.com ($45-$200)

About This Event:

In her 6th decade as an artist?and as prolific as ever, having released her 55th album earlier this year?Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins is taking a rare moment to look back on her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers. The cultural icon will perform an exclusive series of shows bringing to full bloom her chamber-folk masterwork supported by a 25-piece orchestra. The show will also feature Judy’s most beloved songs from her decades-spanning oeuvre.

Wildflowers is Gold-certified and landed No. 5 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts?it remains Judy’s highest-charting album. The meditative 10-song Wildflowers is one of the first orchestral pop albums of the 1960s, and it was a milestone entry in Judy’s career because it featured her first three original compositions, “Since You Asked,” “Sky Fell,” and “Albatross.”. These special Wildflowers concerts which feature her early but successful songwriting efforts present something of an intriguing gesture.

Just a taste…

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Win A $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Card

Posted on January 30th, 2023 · American Contests Deals · 5 Comments »

This contest started on 1/29/23.

* Win A $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 25 “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 of Duffy’s Sports Grill-34 Florida locations.

Check menu/prices/locations/info at duffysmvp.com.2

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BEATLES VS STONES A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN/ Saturday, February 11th, 2023 @ The Studio At Mizner Park (Boca Raton)

Originally posted on December 7th, 2022.

* BEATLES VS STONES.

TICKETS JUST WENT ON SALE…

Hearing that two top-notch tribute acts namely- Sgt. Pepper and Jumping Jack Flash are the “players”…


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2023 (7:30PM)

The Studio At Mizner Park
201 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: 610) 659-8583
Tickets: thestudioatmiznerpark.com ticketmaster.com ($45-$55)

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About The Event

In February of 1964, a very special performance took place in New York City that changed the world of entertainment as well as the lives of millions of people forever. The British Invasion was underway, and the music that resulted from it became the soundtrack to the lives of people all over the world; with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones being at the forefront of it all! Fans of Beatles vs Stones: the Greatest Show that Never Was! rave that these are the songs that were playing in the background when they went away to college, when they had their first date with the love of their lives, when they went away to (and returned from) the war, and so many other pivotal and memorable occasions.

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LITTLE ANTHONY/ Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 (Kings Point Golf And Country Club- Delray Beach)

Posted on January 30th, 2023 · Delray Beach Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

* originally posted on October 18th, 2022.

* LITTLE ANTHONY.

All I can say…

Tears On My Pillow
Goin’ Out of My Head
Shimmy Shimmy KO KO Bop
I’m On The Outside (Looking In)
Two People in the World
Take Me Back
Hurt So Bad

LITTLE ANTHONY

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Kings Point Golf And Country Club
7000 Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Tickets: kingspointdelray.com
Box Office- (561) 499-3335

$25 Residents • $31 Non-Residents

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Win A $25 Batch Gastropub Gift Card (Delray Beach, Miami)

This contest started pm 1/30/23.

* Win A $25 Batch Gastropub Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Batch Gastropub Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 25 “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 Batch Gastropub, 14813 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 877-0000 and Batch Gastropub, 30 Southwest 12th Street (Brickell), (305) 808-5555.

You can check menu/prices/info at batchgastropub.com.

Posted on January 26th, 2018

***** Batch Gastropub, 14813 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 877-0000.

Got a terrific “sports bar” for you guys to checkout- Batch Gastropub in Delray Beach!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “know” sports bars- and trust me on this one, this Batch Gastropub joint is good stuff! Indoor table/booth seating, outdoor patio table & couch seating, full liquor bar, tons of tvs inside and outside, reasonably priced booze, super good staff, reasonably priced off the chart delicious food, big portions, Friday & Saturday night DJ providied music! Open Sunday-Thursday 4pm-11am, Friday-Saturday 4pm-1am, Saturday brunch noon-3pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm.

Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats did a recent dinner- and I gotta tell you, Batch Gastropub killed it!

Like I said a few seconds ago, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “know” sports bars- and I’m telling you guys- that you definitely wanna give Batch Gastropub a shot- believe me, it’s really that good!

For the Amerigo Vespuccis in the crowd, Batch Gastropub is located in the Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach- there is- another Batch Gastropub location in Miami at 30 Southwest 12th Street (Brickell), (305) 808-5555 (which I already told you guys about on 3/19/14).

You guys can check menus/prices/info (for both locations) at batchgastropub.com.

Posted on March 19th, 2014

***** Batch Gastropub, 30 Southwest 12th Street, Miami, Florida 33130, (305) 808-5555.

For our purposes, let’s call Batch Gastropub an “American-Style–Sports Bar.” When you check menu/prices at www.batchmiami.com you’ll also find a load of pictures–the joint is really great looking, with dark-wood booths and of-course loads of flat screen tvs (Do they still make “fat” screen tvs?)

You know and Jeff Eats knows that “sports bars” are literally a dime a dozen down here in South Florida…for sure, “we’ve all been in tons of them…and I gotta tell you, I was very impressed with Batch Gastropub.

For you drinkers out there…Batch has something like 15 (give or take) beers on tap, and maybe another 20 by the bottle.

Now let’s talk about FOOD–Jeff Eats’ real-game…

Just so you know, Batch’s menu isn’t exactly huge…that said, there are enough appetizers, burgers, salads, pizzas, entrees–so I’m thinking- no-body in your party is gonna have to stop at Wendy’s on the way home.

A recent dinner had Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and two other couples “doing”…margherita pizza, cheeseburger, hanger steak skewers, mushroom crusted mahi mahi, meatloaf, gnocchi mac & cheese/carmalized onions, truffle salt & shaved truffle cheese fries…and I gotta tell you, no one-bicthed about anything. If Jeff Eats had to give out awards, I thought that the gnocchi, fries, cheeseburger were the stars of the game. Between you and me–the gnocchi was amazing–the joint uses gnocchi with gruyere cheese and for an up-charge has 10 items that can be added to the basic dish–such as chicken, steak, bacon, carmalized onions (check the menu for the full list).

Like I said at the top, I was very impressed with Batch Gastropub…food was solid, service was good, prices exactly what you’d expect in an upscale-sports bar (you can fill in what you think these numbers should be)–one little draw back, the background music was a drop too loud for Jeff Eats’ crowd.

Batch Gastropub is open Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-3am, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-5am.

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Humor!

Posted on January 30th, 2023 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Humor!

A monkey is sitting in a tree, smoking a joint, when a lizard walks past.

The lizard looks up and says “Hey! what are you doing?”

The monkey says “Smoking a joint, come up and join me”

So the lizard climbs up and sits next to the monkey and they have another joint.

After a while, the lizard says his mouth Is ‘dry’, and that he’s going to get a drink from the river.

At the riverbank, the lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and falls in.

A Crocodile sees this and swims over to the stoned lizard, helping him to the side.

He then asks the lizard, “What’s the matter with you?!”

The lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting in the tree, smoking a joint with the monkey and his mouth got dry and that he was so wasted that, when he went to get a drink from the river, he fell in!

The Inquisitive crocodile says he has to check this out.

He walks into the jungle and finds the tree where the monkey is sitting, finishing a joint.

He looks up and says “Hey, MONKEY!”

The Monkey looks down and says

“FUUUUUCK DUUUDE HOW MUCH WATER DID YOU DRINK?!”

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Jimmy Williamson and Friends/ Friday, February 24th, 2023 (Sunset Grill @ Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

Posted on January 30th, 2023 · American Coconut Creek Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Jimmy Williamson and Friends.

Simple tale to tell you guys…

Jimmy Williamson and Friends is an outrageously talented group of musicians-who cover Soul, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, Standard, Show Tunes, Rock and more. If you’re into artists such as Frank Sinatra, Gino Vannelli, The Spinners, Bobby Caldwell, Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye, The Righteous Brothers, Billy Paul, Player, Firefall, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Orleans, Toto, Wild Cherry and Hall & Oates- then you gotta- go see the group on Friday, February 24th, 2023 (9pm-1am- free/no cover charge) at the Sunset Grill located in: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 977-6700.

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Sunset Grill

Located right outside Smoke-Free Pavilion, you’ll find a casual, outdoor smoke-free dining experience under the cover of our traditional Chickee. Indulge in handcrafted drinks, fresh seafood and juicy burgers, all while playing Slots & live Table Games or watching your favorite sports.

Check menu/ prices/ info at seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com.

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A Baker’s Dozen

Originally posted on November 29th, 2016.

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* A Baker’s Dozen.

I know that most- if not all of you guys think that Jeff Eats knows everything!

Anyway, hate to burst your bubbles…but until 5 minutes ago- I didn’t know this Baker’s Dozen “thing” and unless you’re a graduate of the Betty Crocker School Of Cooking- I’ll bet you didn’t know about it either-(here’s one that Jeff Eats knows- but you guys probably don’t…Betty Crocker wasn’t a real person, just a fictional character created by some advertising firm).

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Just between you guys and Jeff Eats- I will never look at a box of 13 donuts or for that matter a bag of 13 bagels in the same way ever again!

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from theoldfoodie.com

2011
A Baker’s Dozen.

Did you ever wonder why and where the ‘Baker’s Dozen’ idea originated? The written phrase was first recorded in 1599, but we know that for a long time – centuries, in fact – bakers routinely gave one or two extra loaves or buns for the price of a dozen. Customers love to get something for nothing and tend to see the practice as a generous gesture on the part of the baker, so from that angle it is a smart marketing idea. It did not start out that way however. Originally the motive was to avoid the possibility of an unpleasant punishment if the baker inadvertently sold underweight bread.

In olden times, bread was truly the staff of life. It was the staple, essential food on which most people lived, and even for the wealthy it was the basis of every meal. The corresponding everyday beverage in these days was ale. Ale was a weakly alcoholic drink brewed for immediate consumption in every moderately large household, and it was the regular drink even of children, because the brewing process made it much safer than water, which was frequently contaminated. The absolute importance of these two products to the life of every ordinary citizen meant that even from very early times their production was subject to regulation.
In 1266 in England, King Henry III revived an ancient statute that determined the price of a loaf of bread and a quantity of ale in relation to the price of wheat. This Assize of Bread and Ale remained on the statute books in England until 1863! The aim of the Assize was to fix the size (weight) of a loaf of bread, regardless of the cost of wheat (called ‘corn’ in those days). Loaves were sold at a farthing, a half-penny, or a penny. As the price of corn went up, the size of the loaf purchased for a particular price went down. The limits were set once a year at harvest time, after the Feast of St Michael on September 29, but were occasionally modified during the year if the price of corn varied significantly.

As all professional bakers are aware, even with the most honest of intentions, there are so many variables in the process that it is difficult to produce a loaf of consistent weight. In order to avoid being accused of selling underweight loaves, bakers would add an extra loaf (when selling a quantity of bread to a middleman) or an extra piece of bread to a small purchaser. This extra was called the inbread or vantage loaf, and it is the origin of the ‘Bakers Dozen’.
There are of course, unscrupulous members of every profession. Dishonest medieval bakers developed some creative ways of cheating both the public and the official Bread Examiners. An obvious technique was to keep the full-weight loaves on the shelves when the Examiners were due, and hide the low-weight ones out the back. Another method was to hide coins or bits of metal in the dough, which were presumably taken out once the bread was weighed. Even more creatively, in the sixteenth century there is a record of some bakers found to have been soaking stale bread in water and mixing it with the new dough ‘to the great abuse and scandall of their Mysterie [their Trade] , and the wrong of his Majesties’ subjects.’

Up until relatively modern times, most ordinary households did not have ovens, and it was usual for housewives to take their own dough to the baker, where for a small fee it would be cooked in the residual heat of the oven after the baker had cooked his own bread for the day. The prize for the most creative deceit must go to bakers at a public bakehouse in 1327. There were secret cavities built under the moulding boards from which an assistant would reach up and pinch off a chunk of the dough from a customer’s loaf, and over the course of the day built up a nice supply for themselves.
Those bakers who did get caught cheating their customers were punished in a variety of ways. In England they could be fined (usually for the first three times), lose their occupation, be put in the pillory, or sent to gaol. The pillory or ‘stretch neck’ was a very public humiliation. The accused was locked with head (sometimes shaved) and hands fixed in holes made between two horizontal boards set up in the market place where he or she could be pelted by disgruntled customers with anything noxious that came to hand. There was a strong feeling in medieval times that the punishment should be seen to fit the crime, and in the fraud of 1327 the offending bakers were placed in the pillory with slabs of the dough around their necks. In other instances, bakers were forced to sell the underweight loaves at a loss (which was a gain for the customer.)

In other parts of the bread-eating world the punishments varied. In Vienna, bakers caught selling underweight bread were put in the baeckerschupfen – a sort of cage which was then plunged into the river several times. In Turkey, a bad baker was stretched out on his own kneading table and the bastinado (foot-beating with a stick) was administered. Perhaps the most public and painful punishment was in ancient Egypt, were an offending baker could be nailed by the ear to the door of his shop, where no doubt his customers gave him even more abuse.

We may feel that we live in an over-regulated society, but think on these punishments next time you are frustrated by the rules, and be glad you did not live and bake in ‘the good old days’!

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The Wall And Beyond/ Friday, February 3rd, 2023 (Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino- Hallandale Beach)

Originally posted on December 5th, 2022.

* The Wall And Beyond.

Tickets Just Went On Sale…

Gulfstream Park inside The Sport of Kings

Friday, February 3rd, 2023 (8pm)

Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino
901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Tickets Online: ($35-$75) seasidemusicmgmt.com gulfstreampark.com

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The Floyd Experience in Surround Sound World Touring Musicians, Lasers, LED Walls

About This Event

The Wall And Beyond
The Exclusive Pink Floyd Experience (1967) – In Surround Sound
“Sonic innovators don’t come much bigger than Pink Floyd who not only re-imagined sound but also changed how we take in live music. When the band performed the world’s first-ever surround sound concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 12th, 1967, the group would change how we consume live audio forever.”
Beyond The Wall is a select group of multi-talented world touring artists, along with a world-class production team that have come together recreating the Moment Pink Floyd Delivered the World’s First Surround Sound Concert! This unique show will also take you on a journey through time and the endless creatives of Pink Floyd… You will revisit Pink Floyd live like never before with State-of-the-Art Surround Sound, LED Walls, Lasers, and World-Class Musicians.
The collaboration and chemistry of this show will leave you Breathless!
(1967- Roger Waters would later vividly recall the show: “The sounds traveled around the hall in a sort of circle, giving the audience an eerie effect of being absolutely surrounded by this music.”)
The Wall and Beyond – The Exclusive Pink Floyd Experience (1967) In Surround Sound.

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Destination Motown Featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers/ Sunday, February 5th, 2023 (Kings Point Golf And Country Club- Delray Beach)

Posted on January 30th, 2023 · Delray Beach Music/Events/Other · 5 Comments »

Originally posted on October 11th, 2022.

* Destination Motown Featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers.

Just picked-up 2 tickets!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one- these guys are off the chart good!

Don’t Miss This Show!

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Destination Motown Featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers

Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 8:00pm

$23.00 Residents $29.00 Non-Residents

Kings Point Golf And Country Club
7000 Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Tickets: kingspointdelray.com
Box Office- (561) 499-3335

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Climb aboard for Destination Motown as the Sensational Soul Cruisers’ live band takes you on a trip that pays homage to such fabulous Motown entertainers as The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops and so many others. The Sensational Soul Cruisers have been delighting audiences for over 30 years and if you remember the ‘80s movie, Eddie and the Cruisers, they, along with Eddie Testa, were the original Eddie and the Cruisers and the inspiration for the movie.