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AGT Comedian- Ryan Niemiller (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Like this guy hasn’t got enough problems of his own…
The coronavirus got this one rescheduled for:
Friday, August 7th, 2020 7pm & 9pm
Saturday, August 8th, 2020 7pm & 9:30pm

* AGT Comedian- Ryan Niemiller.

Tickets just went on sale…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats just picked-up 2 tickets…

The Skinny:

AGT Comedian- Ryan Niemiller

Friday, June 12th, 2020 (7pm & 9pm)
Saturday, June 13th, 2020 (7pm & 9:30pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road Suite #10,
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com check goldstar.com for discount tickets

from bocablackbox.com

You may know Ryan Niemiller as the disarmingly handsome comedian and 3rd place finalist from America’s Got Talent Season 14. Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy”, shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped (and very handsome). Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn’t looked back since. He’s a favorite performer in clubs and colleges across the country. His comedy covers topics such as dating, trying to find employment and attempting to find acceptance in a world not designed for him. With his quick wit, good looks, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous. And and handsome – in case you missed it the first three times.

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Win A $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card (Coconut Creek)

This contest started on 6/1/20.

* Win A $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card.

Jeffrey Eats got a $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 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 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card is good for slot play, dining, entertainment and spa. The Gift Card cannot be used to purchase casino chips.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
(954) 977-6700
Info: seminolecasinococonutcreek.com

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Win A $50 Anthony’s Runway 84 Gift Card (Fort Lauderdale)

This contest started on 6/4/20.

* Win A $50 Anthony’s Runway 84 Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $50 Anthony’s Runway 84 Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 30 “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 $50 Gift Card is good at Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

You can check menu/prices/info at runway-84.com.

Posted on January 28th, 2016
***** Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

Last night Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and 9 others ate dinner at Anthony’s Runway 84 an “upscale” Italian joint in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Eats first told you guys about Anthony’s Runway 84 on July 9, 2008 (“review”reprinted down below).

Long story short,

Despite getting caught in torrential rains-driving there and being late for our 6:30pm reservation (arriving at 7:10pm) the packed (and I do mean packed)- Anthony’s Runway 84- immediately seated us! Real simple tale to tell, the food (Italian salad, mussels marinara, clams oreganata, chicken parmigiana, veal parmigiana, veal marsala, grilled pork chops, chicken scarpariello, spaghetti marinara) was delicious and the service was right on the money! Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, that everyone at the table really enjoyed dinner! For you guys who like to keep score, the grilled pork chops and the chicken scarpariello killed!

Take a “read” of my 7/9/08 “review”- just so you know, Jeff Eats hadn’t been back to Anthony’s Runway 84 since that review-date…I’m kinda thinking that “out of sight out of mind” was the prime factor for the roughly 8 year hiatus!

Based on last night’s “dinner” Jeff Eats is recommending that you guys give the joint a shot- no ifs, ands or buts- Anthony’s Runway 84 did a great job last night!

You can check menu/prices/info at runway-84.com.

Anthony’s Runway 84 is open for lunch Tuesday-Friday, for dinner Tuesady-Sunday, closed Monday.

Posted on July 9th, 2008
***** Anthony’s Runway 84, 330 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, (954) 467-8484.

The owner of Anthony’s Runway 84, is the same guy who in recent years has been “rolling out” Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza joints literally all over South Florida.

Anthony’s Runway 84 is a white-cloth-upscale Italian Restaurant…This joint’s decor is Tony Soprano-Christopher Moltisanti-Paulie Gualtieri circa 1970. Anthony’s has an enormous-legendary following, so don’t even think about going to this joint without a reservation…(more on reservations later).

Just so you know…over the years I have eaten at Anthony’s Runway 84 at least 15 times…to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know if I like or don’t like this joint…I know that sounds nuts, but that’s the truth.

Anthony’s is notorious for not honoring reservations…over the years it has gotten a reputation for being a joint that hand-picks who gets seated and when they get seated…in the past, sometimes I was timely seated and sometimes I sat in the bar (for the longest period) trying to figure what the hell was going on…

Anthony’s is notorious for having an erratic kitchen…sometimes the food is absolutely incredible and sometimes it produces absolute garbage…in the past, I have had great dishes, good dishes and garbage.

The one thing that has always been consistent at Anthony’s is the wait-service. Absolutely top-notch. By the way, Anthony’s prices are nothing too terrible…you get a ton of food for the money.

The perfect Anthony’s Runway 84 experience is an “honored” reservation with great food…I have had such evenings… then again, I have had “honored” reservations with garbage…I have also had reservations “not honored” with great food…and reservations “not honored” with garbage.

Let me put it to you this way…eating at this joint is an absolute crap-shoot. Based on my having eaten in this joint something like 15 times, I must be a gambler and glutton for punishment all rolled up in one.

My suggestion is that you give Anthony’s Runway 84 at least one try…if the stars line-up for you, you will have an an absolutely fabulous dinner. When (if) it comes together, the combination of decor/ambiance/attitude/food/service is fantastic.

Anthony’s is open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

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National Doughnut Day- 2020!

* National Doughnut Day- 2020!

Today is National Doughnut Day!

There are tons of free and “almost” free- donut deals all over the place…

For starters checkout- Krispy Kreme (krispykreme.com), Duck Donuts (duckdonuts.com) and Dunkin’ Donuts (dunkindonuts.com).

So grab your masks and get busy…

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Coronavirus, Crashing Economy, Riots!

Posted on June 2nd, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* Coronavirus, Crashing Economy, Riots!

It will all work-out!

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Comedian Vic DiBitetto (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

* Comedian Vic DiBitetto.

Just announced!

Real simple- Vic DiBitetto is one of hottest-funniest stand-up comedians currently working America’s comedy club/casino/convention circuit!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen DiBitetto a number of times and I’m telling you guys- that he will have you crying from laughter all night long!

The Skinny:

Vic DiBitetto

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 8:00 PM
Friday, August 21, 2020 | 8:00 PM

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (discount tickets)

From bocablackbox.com

The Italian Hurricane. His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live.
· 1.2 million followers on social media
· An internet sensation with over 500 million video views worldwide
· Regularly featured on the nationally syndicated daytime TV show Right This Minute
· Currently the Host of Vic’s Picks, a digital TV show for Hearst Digital/Entertainment
Vic has created many viral video characters like Tony Gaga, That Guy, Frankie Pentangelli, Fool by the Pool and Ticked Off Vic. His Yankee and Giant locker room satires are now legendary. And his Bread and Milk video is like a Christmas Carole that comes back on TV, radio and news outlets every time it snows almost anywhere in the world.
Trust us. You’ve never seen anything like Vic DiBitetto on stage. Vic DiBitetto…blue collar comedy.

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By the way, Vic DiBitetto is also scheduled to play the Boca Black Box on:
Show Date: Thu Nov-19-2020 (8pm) & Fri Nov-20-2020 (8pm)
Tickets: bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (discount tickets)

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Win A $20 Visa Gift Card

Posted on June 2nd, 2020 · Contests Deals Music/Events/Other · 52 Comments »

This contest started on 5/28/20. This contest has a winner.

Just so you guys know, the gentlemen pictured in the years-ago taken photo- is Joey Daleo (aka Joey Dale) who passed away in early March, 2020. Joey a transplanted New Yorker- who until he passed was one of Florida’s most popular & successful doo-wop/50’s-60’s-70’s performers (Joey Dale & the Gigolos), not to mention one its top talent managers and show/concert promoters. Do yourselves a real favor and checkout joeydale.com and read about this man who truly lived a full-non stop exciting life!

Hear’s a brief clip of Joey Dale & the Gigolos (by the way, Joey is the guy on the “right” with the cap on his head who most of you guys thought was Charlie Sheen).

* Win A $20 Visa Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Visa Gift Card to give to one of you guys.

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – which correctly identify (name) the -entertainer pictured above- 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 $20 Gift Card is good at any business which accepts Visa.

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Have You Guys Ever Wondered: What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

Posted on June 1st, 2020 · American Breakfast Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Have You Guys Ever Wondered: What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

Well if you have- wonder no more…

from thekitchn.com

What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?
by SHEELA PRAKASH
PUBLISHED: APR 22, 2019

As I eat my weight in sweet strawberries this time of year, the subject of what to do with the abundance of spring and summer fruit comes to mind. I am usually more than content with enjoying berries and stone fruit as-is, but when I’ve gone a little overboard at the farmers market, jam is one of the many things I consider making. Or is it jelly? The two terms for fruit spread have always confused me a bit. Luckily, there’s an easy way to distinguish between the two.

Jam

Jam is a mixture of fruit, sugar, and sometimes pectin, which is used as a thickener. It all gets boiled quickly until the fruit breaks down just enough to soften but still holds much of its shape. The result is something that is thick and spreadable but a bit clumpy here and there. Jam is wonderful as a spread but also spooned onto yogurt, oatmeal, or even ice cream.

Jelly

The biggest difference with jelly is it’s made with fruit juice instead of actual fruit. Fruit juice is boiled with sugar and pectin to form a translucent spread that’s semi-firm. Since whole fruit isn’t used to make jelly, there won’t be mashed pieces of fruit in it, like there typically is in jam. Jelly can also be made with other ingredients, such as herbs, wine, or flowers. It’s best used as a spread or a condiment for things like cheese or even meat, depending on what it’s made from.

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Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 5/25/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 30 “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 $20 Gift Card is good at Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Posted on June 1st, 2015.

*****Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Got this e-mail this morning…

Jeff,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at Friday night’s Morris Day & The Time concert in Pompano Beach. Terrific show.
As I mentioned, my wife and I in late April retired to Deerfield Beach after living our 41 years of married life in Plainview, Long Island. We are just getting organized and as I told you we literally stumbled across your jeffeats.com site while looking for restaurants to eat in. Your taste in both food and entertainment match up pretty close with ours.
You have tons of picks and I was wondering if you could give us a great ‘mom & pop’ Italian joint in the Deerfield Beach area. As you may recall we are living around the Powerline/Sample Road area and we’re looking for that one pizza tee shorts/tee shirt joint to really count on.
Once again, great meeting you.
Joe K
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Joe K:

Glad that you enjoyed Morris Day and the Time. It was a great show.

It was nice meeting you and your wife.

Real simple answer to your “request”…just by coincidence, last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Nino’s Pizzeria in Boca Raton- and I gotta tell you, that this joint for the past 23 years has been one of our go-to-“mom & pops”…never and I repeat-never- a bad meal. Just between you and me, Nino’s makes a veal chop parmigiana and chicken cacciatore/chicken scarpariello both on the bone- that are off the chart. As for New York Style Pizza, the joint’s pies and slices are top-shelf!

Printed down below is a “review” that Jeff Eats did back on 5/19/14…try Nino’s- the bet here, you and your wife will absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading..

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Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
*****
March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/31/20- Slicers Hoagies- Naples)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/31/20- Slicers Hoagies).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

THE SLICER
(Ham, Turkey & Roast Beef
Round Roll $7.35 / 8″ Small $8.70 /pictured 12″ Large $11.70)

Slicers Hoagies
13020 Livingston Road
(239) 280-0703
slicershoagies.com
Latest Review: 1/22/19

Straight-up, I’m telling you guys that- Slicers Hoagies is one of the best hoagies- sandwich joints in Florida. Off the chart delicious stuff!

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

***** Slicers Hoagies, 13020 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida 34105, (239) 280-0703.

Got a real good sub joint (sorry, I meant to say- hoagie joint) for you guys to checkout, Slicers Hoagies in Naples.

Real simple tale to tell you guys…order/pickup at the counter, table seating, hoagies/ sandwiches/ wraps/ salads menu, open 7 days a week 10am-8pm.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Slicers Hoagies something like a week-ago and I gotta tell you that the joint’s reasonably priced stuff was absolutely delicious. Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, in my day- I’ve eaten in my fair share share of sub joints (I mean hoagie joints) and trust me, Slicers Hoagies’ food is right-up there with the best I’ve had in Florida, not to mention, New York, New Jersey Connecticut, etc.

If you live, work, play in Naples- you gotta give this joint a shot! The bet here- is that you won’t be disappointed!

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