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Win A $10 Whit’s Frozen Custard Gift Card

Posted on June 12th, 2024 · American Contests Deals Desserts Fast Food · 25 Comments »

This contest started on 6/12/24. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Whit’s Frozen Custard Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Whit’s Frozen Custard Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 10 “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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Whit’s Frozen Custard location.

You guys can check – whitscustard.com for locations, menu/prices, info.

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Meatless Makeover: Joey Chestnut Is Out of Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest

Posted on June 12th, 2024 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Meatless Makeover: Joey Chestnut Is Out of Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest

Just trying to keep you guys in the loop…

from firstofficasports.com:

FOS PM: Nathan’s Beef With Chestnut

Meatless Makeover: Joey Chestnut Is Out of Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest

Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

America’s classic Fourth of July tradition, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, will look unrecognizable this year without its superstar Joey Chestnut. And a business decision is to blame.

Chestnut’s partnership with Impossible Foods, which makes plant-based meat alternatives to burgers and hot dogs, is what’s blocking him out of the event, according to the New York Post. Major League Eating said a Labor Day competition on Netflix with no brand promotion was offered, but the Nathan’s competition has had the same “basic hot dog exclusivity provisions” for nearly 20 years.

“We are devastated to learn that Joey Chestnut has chosen to represent a rival brand that sells plant-based hot dogs rather than competing in the 2024 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest,” MLE said in a statement. “MLE and Nathan’s went to great lengths to accommodate Joey and his management team, agreeing to the appearance fee and allowing Joey to compete in a rival, unbranded hot dog eating contest on Labor Day.”

The Post reports that Chestnut made $200,000 competing in last year’s contest, and was offered a $1.2 million contract to stick around for the next four years. Whatever Impossible offered ultimately was more enticing.

An Accomplished Eater

Chestnut, 40, is the star of the competitive eating world, and has won 16 Nathan’s competitions while gaining national acclaim. He holds the world record for eating 76 dogs and buns in 10 minutes in 2021, and has won the Fourth of July competition every year since ’16. In ’23, he sailed to victory with 62 dogs.

MLE’s own website calls him the “greatest eater in history.”

“Joey Chestnut is an American hero. We would love nothing more than to have him at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. We hope he returns when he is not representing a rival brand,” MLE said.

MLE and Chestnut did not immediately respond to Front Office Sports’ requests for comment.

Chestnut’s biggest rival, Takeru Kobayashi, won six straight Nathan’s contests before also dropping out due to business quarrels with MLE. He hasn’t entered the competition since 2009 because he refused to sign an exclusive deal with the organization. Kobayashi retired in May, saying: “I no longer feel hunger.”

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Destination Soultown Featuring -The Sensational Soul Cruisers/ Saturday, March 1st, 2025 7pm & 9pm/ Boca Black Box (Boca Raton)

* Destination Soultown Featuring-The Sensational Soul Cruisers

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gigantic Cruisers’ fans!

Tickets Just Went On Sale!

Don’t Miss This Show!

Destination Soultown Featuring-The Sensational Soul Cruisers

Saturday, March 1st, 2025 (7pm & 9pm)

Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
8221 Glades Road #10 Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Phone: 561.483.9036
Box Office: (Tickets: $48/$63) bocablackbox.com

From bocablackbox.com:
The Sensational Soul Cruisers are not just another 11-man vocal harmony group with horns. While it is still sometimes possible to find a band featuring a similar line up of instruments, it is unlikely that you will ever find another that performs with as much energy, passion, and talent as these guys. From their humble beginnings rehearsing in Freehold Borough at the chicken coops on Route 33 to the basement of the Cycle Shop on Throckmorton Street, this band has come a long way from its “Eddie and the Cruisers” days to become one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets.

Under the tutelage of legendary Jersey Shore sax player Screamin’ Steve Barlotta, who has been the captain of this fantastic soul cruise for over 30 years, who has catapulted this band from the recesses of a dingy basement to over 200 performances a year while capturing the true essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its true R&B roots. Fortunately for those of us that feel that the sound of classic Philly Soul, Motown, Disco, Stax, and the music of The Temptations, Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Trammps and other such groups was and still is some of the best music ever recorded or played live, there will be plenty of chances to see the Sensational Soul Cruisers perform this year and for many years to come. While the band travels to and plays concerts in theaters, clubs, public festivals, and private events throughout the country, they will be spending quite a bit of time up & down the east coast this year.

Over the past 3 decades the Soul Cruisers have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with many great artist from Bruce Springsteen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Gloria Gaynor, Gary US Bonds, John Cafferty, Southside Johnny, The Emotions, Bon Jovi, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder. As well as being the long time favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana.

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Win A $10 Wendy’s Gift Card

This contest started on 6/11/24. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Wendy’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Wendy’s Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 10 “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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Wendy’s location (wendys.com for locations, menu, info).

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“Time Of Your Life-The Paul Anka Songbook” Starring Lou Villano @ Kings Point In Tamarac (Tamarac)

Posted on June 11th, 2024 · Music/Events/Other Tamarac · No Comments »

Originally posted on April 23rd, 2024.

* Time Of Your Life-The Paul Anka Songbook” Starring Lou Villano.

Tickets Just Went On Sale!

One of the best Anka, Darin, Sinatra tribute artists in the business!

Time Of Your Life-The Paul Anka Songbook” Starring Lou Villano

Saturday, September 28th 2024 8pm

Kings Point In Tamarac
7620 Nob Hill Road
Tamarac, Florida 33321
Info: (954)726-4120
Tickets: tickets.kingspoint.com (Residents: $15, Non-Residents: $20)

Just a taste…

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Andrew Dice Clay & Vanilla Fudge/ Friday, February 7th, 2025 8pm/ Boca Black Box (Boca Raton)

* Andrew Dice Clay & Vanilla Fudge.

Tickets Just Went On Sale!

This “one” is right up Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ alley…

We will definitely be there!

Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
8221 Glades Road #10 Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Phone: 561.483.9036
Box Office: (Tickets: $78-$153) bocablackbox.com

From bocablackbox.com:

Andrew Dice Clay -ANDREW DICE CLAY is proud to be one of America’s most controversial and outrageous comics in history. In 1990 he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. That same year he played the lead role in the comedy-mystery film “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” and has starred in numerous classic 80’s films such as “Pretty In Pink”, “Casual Sex” and many more.

Over the last few years, Clay’s role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” got critical praise for his role alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. He’s had recurring roles on HBO’s hit show Entourage and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl. His latest film “A Star Is Born”, written and directed by Bradley Cooper, was released last October where Dice plays Lady Gaga’s father.

Vanilla Fudge -Vanilla Fudge stands out as an iconic American rock band, renowned for their masterful reinterpretations of contemporary hit songs, notably exemplified by their rendition of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” The original lineup boasted exceptional talents, including Mark Stein, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, and Carmine Appice. Presently, Vanilla Fudge continues to captivate audiences on their tour with three of the original quartet: Mark Stein, Vince Martell, and Carmine Appice, complemented by Pete Bremy, who assumed Tim Bogert’s role upon his retirement in 2009.

Beyond their musical prowess, Vanilla Fudge occupies a pivotal position in music history, often recognized as a critical connection between the realms of psychedelia and the burgeoning heavy metal genre. The band’s far-reaching influence extends to major acts like The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep.

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Win A $20 Carlino’s Pizza Bar Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contested started on 6/10/24. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Carlino’s Pizza Bar Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Carlino’s Pizza Bar 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 $20 Gift Card is good at Carlino’s Pizza Bar, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431,(561) 576-4005.

You guys can check menu/info at carlinospizzabar.com.

Posted on June 3rd, 2024 · Boca Raton Desserts Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · [edit]

***** Carlino’s Pizza Bar, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431,(561) 576-4005.

Got a real good Italian joint for you guys to checkout, Carlino’s Pizza Bar in Boca Raton.

Real easy tale to tell, last night Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Carlino’s Pizza Bar and the joint’s food blew us away! Inside table seating, reasonably priced salads/ pastas/ whole and by the slice pizzas/ subs/ chicken wings and tenders/ pastas/ entrees/ chocolate chip cookie menu, full eat at liquor bar, tons of flat screen tvs.

Let’s wrap-up Carlino’s Pizza Bar by saying, that this joint’s pizza is definitely one of the best New York Style Pizzas that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten in Florida, that the joint “sells” pizza by the slice, that you guys gotta get the joint’s home-made chocolate chip cookie, that you can check menu/prices/info at carlinospizzabar.com and that Carlino’s Pizza Bar is open Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-11pm/ Friday-Saturday 4pm-1am/ Sunday 4pm-9pm/ closed Monday.

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Don McLean: Starry Starry Night Tour 2024 / Saturday, November 30th, 2024 (7:30pm) @ Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker (Fort Lauderdale)

Originally posted on May 15th, 2024.

* Don McLean: Starry Starry Night Tour.

Here’s a heads-up for you guys…

TICKETS GO ON SALE on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 10:00am @ parkerplayhouse.com.

Don McLean: Starry Starry Night Tour 2024

Saturday, November 30th, 2024 (7:30pm)

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

Just between me and you guys, “seeing” Don McLean in concert is on my bucket list…

Personally, I think that McLean’s song American Pie is one of the greatest folk songs ever written!

Over the years, I’ve seen many of the greatest folk singers/songwriters of all time. In no particular order, just for starters, the list includes, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Cohen, Baez, Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Mitchell, Collins, Seeger, Taylor, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Weavers, Cash, Lightfoot, Donovan, The Byrds, Chapin, Denver, King, Simon, Ronstadt, Chad Mitchell Trio.

On November 30th, 2024 I’m gonna add McLean to that list!

From parkerplayhouse.cm:

Don McLean ‘s debut album, “Tapestry,” marked his emergence as an underground sensation, earning praise and commercial success. His magnum opus, “American Pie,” catapulted McLean to international stardom making history as the longest song to top the charts. Its profound impact solidified his status as a musical luminary, and he continued to captivate audiences with timeless classics like “Vincent,” and his versatility crossed over various genres, from folk to country, garnering widespread acclaim.

McLean’s influence transcended generations, with artists like Madonna and George Michael paying homage to his work through covers and interpretations. His enduring legacy was further cemented with inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. He continues to inspire new generations of artists and enchant audiences with timeless melodies as his legacy as a musical trailblazer endures, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of American music.

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Clarabell Cookies (Sarasota)

Posted on June 9th, 2024 · American Desserts Fast Food · 5 Comments »

***** Clarabell Cookies, 6564 Superior Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34231, (941) 923-1742.

Got a real good cookie joint for you guys to checkout, Clarabell Cookies in Sarasota.

Real simple tale to tell, yesterday- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Clarabell Cookies and the joint’s fresh baked cookies totally blew us away! Takeout- order/pickup at counter, reasonably priced freshly baked cookie menu!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, the brother-sister team that owns Clarabell Cookies ain’t just clowning around when it comes to baking cookies!

Off The Chart Delicious!

Let’s wrap-up Clarabell Cookies by saying that if you like fresh baked cookies- you will absolutely positively love (unless there is something seriously wrong with you) its cookies, that you can check menu/prices/info at clarabellcookies.com, that the joint is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm/ closed Sunday & Monday, that hopefully you remember or at least know who Clarabell The Clown was!

To save some of you guys the trouble,

From Wikipedia.com


Clarabell the Clown was a character who was part of the main cast on the 1947–1960 series The Howdy Doody Show. Clarabell, who wore a baggy, striped costume, communicated through mime and by honking a horn for “yes” or “no”. Clarabell would also spray fellow cast member Buffalo Bob Smith with seltzer.

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Comedian- Samuel J. Comroe/ Sunday, June 9th, 2024 7pm @ The Studio At Mizner Park (Boca Raton)

Originally posted on May 31st, 2024.

* Comedian- Samuel J. Comroe.

Just picked-up 2 tickets!

For you guys who may not “recall”- Comroe finished in 4th place on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent.

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, this guy is an absolutely brilliant comedian…

Comedian- Samuel J. Comroe

Sunday, June 9th, 2024 (7pm)

The Studio At Mizner Park
201 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: 561-203-3742
Tickets: thestudioatmiznerpark.com ($25-$35)

From thestudioatmiznerpark.com:

Samuel J. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS Conan, BETs Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. Sam was a contestant on the 13th season of Americas Got Talent and finished 4th place.

In addition to his TV appearances Sam was recently featured on All Def Digitals Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 500,000 followers across all his social media.

His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences.