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Win A $10 McDonald’s Gift Card

This contest started on 8/16/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 McDonald’s Gift Card.

Real simple story, Jeff Eats got a $10 McDonald’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 McDonald’s location (mcdonalds.com for locations/ menu/ prices/info).

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Win 2- $20 Fran’s Chicken Haven Gift Cards (Boca Raton)

Posted on August 15th, 2022 · American Boca Raton Contests Deals Fast Food · 49 Comments »

This contest started on 8/14/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2- $20 Fran’s Chicken Haven Gift Cards.

Jeff Eats got 2- $20 Fran’s Chicken Haven Gift Cards to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 40 “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 2- $20 Gift Cards are good at Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781.

You can check menu/prices at franschickenhaven.com.

Posted on March 13th, 2019 ·

***** Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781.

Let’s just call this tale a “2019-Public Service Announcement”….

Just a quick observation- You guys do know that most cardiologists don’t know dick-about fried chicken!

In any event…

If you “need” to eat absolutely off the chart-dynamite fried chicken (like Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats needed to do last night), read on…

Posted on December 28th, 2015

***** Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781

Let’s just call this- a Jeff Eats’ “Certain Things Bear Repeating” story…

Jeff Eats just has to laugh- when the Sun Sentinel seemingly “year after year crowns” PUBLIX FRIED CHICKEN the best in South Florida! There is an old Irish saying- “Give Me A Fu@king Break.”

Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been- on and off (see below-as to why “on and off”) “taking-out” fried chicken and “various” sides from Fran’s Chicken Haven in Boca Raton for something like 23 years!- and I gotta tell you -that this joint’s fried chicken/sides are absolute dynamite! Trust Jeff Eats on this one – trying to rank the “best” in the food reviewing game- is a dumb no win game…with that in mind, what I do know, is that Fran’s fried chicken is off-the-chart good and that after you eat it- you will never-want to voluntarily buy or eat Publix fried chicken ever again!

If you want to eat outrageously delicious fried chicken…Fran’s Chicken Haven is a must try.

You can check menu/info at franschickenhaven.com.

Posted on July 5th, 2013

***** Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781.

Got something terrific for you…

That’s assuming that you aren’t a “follower” of NYC Mayor Bloomberg–in that you don’t need “Big Brother” (and no, I’m not talking about Janis’ group) to tell you what you can and can’t eat…

Real fast… from 1964-2000 a woman named Fran (thus the name Fran’s Chicken Haven) and her husband Joe, operated a “hole-in-the-wall” fried chicken joint—Fran’s Chicken Haven in Boca Raton. Maybe 3 tables and 4-5 counter seats. In a nutshell, amazing fried chicken and assorted sides. In 2000 the couple retired and sold the business—for the past 12-13 years Fran’s has had 3-maybe 4 different owners who slowly but surely wrecked the business. Jeff Eats may not be the sharpest pencil in the box, but I do know that when something ain’t broke, you don’t try and fix it…one owner changed the batter-mix and added latin sides, another made the joint a kosher chicken restaurant-closing on Friday nights and all day Saturday—hopefully you get the picture.

Since Fran and Joe sold the joint, Jeff Eats who had previously been a real-steady customer, has maybe picked-up chicken 7 or 8 times in the ensuing years.

Now the news…two brothers- Jake Stuart (aged 19) and Chris Stuart (aged 32) both born and bred—Boca Ratonians—bought Fran’s a month or so ago…and have literally “brought” it back to where it was taste-wise during the Fran & Joe era. How does Jeff Eats know all this? Because…Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ala Marvin Gaye heard it through the grapevine—and yesterday, picked up an 8 piece fried chicken, French fries, onion rings, fried corn nibblets order—and I gotta tell you, the food tastes just like we “remember” Fran making it…the “boys” told us that the sale/purchase of the business had included all of Fran’s original recipes and that they had visited with Fran and Joe (who still live in Boca Raton) to get a feel on how to run the joint.

Let me leave you guys with this…if you like fried chicken, fries, onion rings, fried corn nibblets—-then you gotta get over to Fran’s Chicken Haven.

One final thought…

Jake and Chris— When the crowds start pouring in, which they will—don’t even think of renaming the joint- Stuart Brothers Chicken Haven or some such variation!

Down below is the original June 20, 2006 Jeff Eats’ review for Fran’s Chicken Haven:

***** “Fran’s makes some of the best fried chicken that you have ever tasted. This joint has been around something like 40 years and is an absolute hole in the wall. Basically a take-out joint, there are a few tables and a counter for those who want to “dine in.” FRIED is the word here…shrimp, corn, french fries, onion rings. Everything is absolutely delicious.

Don’t tell your cardiologist about this joint.

Fran’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.”

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Win A $20 Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 8/15/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria 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 Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria, 1906 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 994-0170.

You can check menu/prices at renzoscafepizza.com.

Posted on August 15th, 2019

***** Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria, 1906 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 994-0170.

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats…

Jeff,
My husband and I just retired and moved (8 days ago) from Ditmas Avenue & Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn to the Altis Of Boca Raton, 5500 North Military Trail in Boca Raton. Both of us are 68 and like you, were born in Brooklyn. Heard about your site from a new neighbor. Question for you, What’s the best Pizza joint which is close to Altis where we can pickup and get delivery of ‘real’ New York Pizza?
Thanks,
TR
—-
TR,

Welcome to Florida.

Your question is a no-brainer…Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria, 1906 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 994-0170, renzoscafepizza.com- and the joint is maybe a 5 minute drive from your new residence!

Absolutely dynamite pizza and Renzo’s looks, smells, and has the vibe of the neighborhood Brooklyn pizza joints that you guys grew up on…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been getting stuff from Renzo’s for years…

Thanks for reading…

Jeff Eats

Posted on December 18th, 2009
***** Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria, 1906 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 994-0170.

In Boca, there are a handful of joints that have the name RENZO’s in their “title.” Just so there is no misunderstanding here—I’m talking about the Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria that’s right across from Calusa Elementary School on Clint Moore Road.

Okay…you can eat in (there a handful of tables inside and outside)–but, this is basically a takeout pizza joint. A “what you’d expect” red-sauce menu—appetizers, soups, salads, subs, pastas, calzones, pizza, meat-seafood-chicken entrees. You can check the menu/prices at www.renzoswest.com.

Tried this joint the other night and it is really good. “Sampled” a plain old large pizza, veal parm, chicken marsala, linguini-white clam sauce…like, I said really good—especially enjoyed the pizza which was thin-crispy-sweet sauce.

This is a neighborhood joint.

So you WEST Bocaratonians- now know about a really good joint for eat-in/takeout…that is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/13/22- Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille- Wellington)

Posted on August 14th, 2022 · American Breakfast Dish Of The Week Wellington · No Comments »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/13/22- Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

CUBAN SANDWICH
($12.99- with French fries)

Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille
12793 West Forest Hill Boulevard #G
Wellington
(561) 793-0675
gabrielscafeandgrille.com
Latest Review: 3/3/22

Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille is an absolute must try!

Posted on March 3rd, 2022

***** Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille, 12793 West Forest Hill Boulevard #G, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 793-0675.

Got a real good “mom & pop” diner for you guys to checkout- Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille in Wellington.

Simple tale to tell, yesterday Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats “discovered” Gabriel’s Cafe & Grill and the joint’s food was absolutely delicious! Indoor table seating/ small handful of outside tables, reasonably priced all-day breakfast/lunch menu, open Monday-Saturday 7am-3pm/ Sunday 7am-2pm.

Let’s wrap-up Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille by saying that you can check menu/prices/info at gabrielscafeandgrille.com and that Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats highly recommend that you give it a shot!

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Win A $10 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza Gift Card (Delray Beach)

This contest started on 8/12/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza 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 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza, 15200 South Jog Road, Unit A3, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 908-2466.

Check menu/prices/info at ah-beetz.com.

Posted on August 1st, 2022

***** Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza, 15200 South Jog Road, Unit A3, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 908-2466.

Got an absolutely dynamite coal fired pizza joint for you guys to checkout, Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza in Delray Beach.

Real simple tale to tell, last week Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” (1 eat-in/ 1- takeout) Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza (which opened something like 3 months ago) and its food totally- blew us away! The no-frills joint has 2- tables (for 4) inside and a handful of tables outside. Reasonably priced pizzas/ calzones/ salads/ wings menu.
Now, you guys know, or should know by know- that this food reviewing “gig” is purely a subjective call…what I like, you may hate and vice versa!

With that in mind, I gotta tell you that the coal oven-pizzas/ calzone/ chicken wings, salads that we ordered- rank right-up there with the best that we’ve eaten here in Florida!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza is an absolute must try joint!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at ah-beetz.com.

Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm/ Sunday 1pm-8pm, closed on Monday.

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Win 2- $25 The Habit Burger Grill Gift Cards (Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, Royal Palm Beach)

This contest started on 8/11/22.

* Win 2- $25 The Habit Burger Grill Gift Cards.

Jeff Eats got 2 -$25 The Habit Burger Grill Gift Cards to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 50 “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 Cards are good at any The Habit Burger Grill location (habitburger.com for menu/prices, locations, promotion info)- and can be used for any purchase!

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Win 2- $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Cards

Posted on August 11th, 2022 · American Contests Deals · 63 Comments »

This contest started on 8/10/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2- $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Cards.

Jeff Eats got 2- $25 Duffy’s Sports Grill Gift Cards to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 50 “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 Cards are good at any of Duffy’s Sports Grill-34 Florida locations.

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

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Pattie Lou’s Donuts (Orlando)

Posted on August 10th, 2022 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food Orlando · 7 Comments »

***** Pattie Lou’s Donuts, 139 E Pine Street, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407) 203-3362.

Got a real good ‘cake’ donut joint for you guys to check-out, Pattie Lou’s Donuts in Orlando.

Real simple tale to tell, yesterday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Pattie Lou’s Donuts and I gotta tell you- the joints’ donuts killed! I’m kinda thinking that you guys already know the concept- vanilla cake donuts that “you” (actually its Pattie’s staff) top with “toppings” and a good handful of already “designed” signature donuts for the “non-designer-stick-in-the-mud crowd.” Order/pickup at counter, handful of tables/window counter seats,

Pattie Lou’s Donuts is open Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm/ closed on Sunday.

You guys can check menu/prices/info at pattielousdonuts.com.

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Win A $25 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza Gift Card (Delray Beach)

This contest started on 8/9/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza 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 Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza, 15200 South Jog Road, Unit A3, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 908-2466.

Check menu/prices/info at ah-beetz.com.

Posted on August 1st, 2022

***** Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza, 15200 South Jog Road, Unit A3, Delray Beach, Florida 33446, (561) 908-2466.

Got an absolutely dynamite coal fired pizza joint for you guys to checkout, Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza in Delray Beach.

Real simple tale to tell, last week Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” (1 eat-in/ 1- takeout) Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza (which opened something like 3 months ago) and its food totally- blew us away! The no-frills joint has 2- tables (for 4) inside and a handful of tables outside. Reasonably priced pizzas/ calzones/ salads/ wings menu.
Now, you guys know, or should know by know- that this food reviewing “gig” is purely a subjective call…what I like, you may hate and vice versa!

With that in mind, I gotta tell you that the coal oven-pizzas/ calzone/ chicken wings, salads that we ordered- rank right-up there with the best that we’ve eaten here in Florida!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza is an absolute must try joint!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at ah-beetz.com.

Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm/ Sunday 1pm-8pm, closed on Monday.

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Win A $10 Trader Joe’s Gift Card

Posted on August 8th, 2022 · American Contests Deals Fast Food · 20 Comments »

This contest started on 8/8/22. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Trader Joe’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Trader Joe’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 Trader Joe’s location (traderjoes.com for locations, info).