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Win A $10 Wendy’s Gift Card

This contest started on 8/14/17. 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 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Wendy’s location ( for locations, menu, info).


Tony Bennett (Au Renee Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts- Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on August 15th, 2017 · American Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Tony Bennett.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats aren’t fans!

That said, the bet here is that a number of you guys are!

Jeff Eats just got an e-mail from The Broward Center- showing that there are some really good seats available for Bennett’s upcoming Wednesday, September 6th (8pm) show…so I thought that I’d pass the information onto you guys.

You can catch tickets at


The incomparable Tony Bennett returns to the Broward Center stage. Performing songs from his vast repertoire of American classics and pop standards, this international treasure has earned a phenomenal 17 Grammy Awards and the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bennett is a true artist who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his impressive vocals and charming stage presence.

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Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters (Arts Garage- Delray Beach)

* Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters.

If you guys are wondering where Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be this coming Friday- August 18th, 2017 from 8pm-10pm…wonder no more!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be partying with Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters- one of South Florida’s hippest-coolest-campiest Root Rock N Roll/Blues/Classic Rock N Roll bands at the Arts Garage, 94 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, (561.450.6357) – a 168 seat cabaret-style venue which steadily features an eclectic schedule of music-acts and encourages ticketholders to bring their own food/drink (including booze!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, the Arts Garage crowd is gonna have a non stop-fast paced blast the moment the “legendary” Otis Cadillac -takes to the stage!

If you need some convincing as to how good Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters really and You Tube!

You can purchase tickets online at

Don’t forget- You can bring your own food, beverages (booze)! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be dining on subs from LaSpada’s Original Hoagies, 2240 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 393-1434.


Otis Cadillac Band Oldies Rock

Celebrating the Birth of Rock ‘N Roll
Classic R&B, Root Rock ‘N Roll, and Blues

The Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados R&B Revue is an 11-piece band that performs Classic R&B, Root Rock N’ Roll and related Blues-oriented material. The band performs in a style that emulates the R&B revues of the late 50s and early 60s. It is the goal of each performance to recreate the atmosphere and energy that gave birth to Rock N’ Roll in that era. The band chooses eclectic and diverse material exposing the talents of its band members.

The Revue features the extraordinarily talented female vocal trio of the Seville Sisters. Under the vocal direction of acclaimed vocal instructor and performer Kat Riggins, they provide colorful harmonies, featured solos, dance routines and on-stage banter to compliment the Octogenarian iconic lead vocalist Otis Cadillac.

Don’t look for overly familiar and nostalgic performances from this group. The seasoned veteran musicians who compose the El Dorados roar through the music and spur Otis and the Sevilles to inspired, soulful, performances that are stirring, fresh, fun and guaranteed to get the most jaded bun off its seat.


Win A $10 Shake Shack Gift Card

This contest started on 8/14/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Shake Shack Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Shake Shack 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Shake Shack location ( for locations, menu, info).


Pizza Time (Boca Raton)

Posted on August 14th, 2017 · Boca Raton Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · No Comments »

***** Pizza Time, 1001 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33428, (561) 391-9240.

For our purposes- we’re gonna call this tale a Public Service Announcement…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. jeff Eats have been eating at Pizza Time- in Boca Raton for something like 9 years- last night we shared an absolutely delicious large sausage/pepperoni pizza and some other dynamite stuff and Mrs. Jeff Eats “mentioned” that I should remind you guys as to how good this joint’s food is! So here you guys go!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Pizza Time in Boca Raton is an absolute must try joint!


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Posted on December 24th, 2015

***** Pizza Time, 1001 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33428, (561) 391-9240.

Real simple story to tell you guys…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats got some family (two cousins on Mrs. Jeff Eats’ side of the family) visiting from New York. Now, I’m not counting anybody’s money but- they must have some cash, because they are staying 5 nights in a huge suite at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton (which ain’t exactly a chopped liver “situation”) during “Christmas Week” down here in Sunny South Florida…

Anyway, last night “we” got together and Jeff Eats knowing I/he was going to be picking up the check- took them to Pizza Time which is one of my favorite-reasonably priced “mom and pop” red sauce Italian joints (which by the way is 3 minutes from the Boca Raton Resort and Club) for dinner!

Not much more to tell you guys, other than Jeff Eats has been eating at Pizza Time since 2008, the joint makes outrageously delicious food and it’s probably no more expensive than your favorite “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint! For those of you who maybe wondering- large cheese pizza, veal parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, veal marsala and meatballs & spaghetti- and like I said before, outrageously delicious food- and Jeff Eats didn’t have to “consult”- an ATM Machine to pay the bill!

If you haven’t eaten in Pizza Time in Boca Raton…GO! You will really-really enjoy this joint!

Pizza Time is open, Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM.


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Posted on November 24th, 2008 · Italian Boca Raton Pizza

***** Pizza Time, 1001 SW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561) 391-9240.

Do me a favor and read the writeup (June 30, 2008) that I did on Pizza Time (Coral Springs). Go ahead, I’ll wait…

Rather than rehashing the details…suffice it to say, that the guy who originally owned the Pizza Time in Coral Springs sold the joint and has now “resurfaced” in Boca Raton (in what was formely Sal’s Italian Restaurant) in a new Pizza Time.

This “newest” Pizza Time is terrific. It is as good as the original Coral Springs’ joint. Great pizza, pastas, meat/seafood/chicken entrees.

Pizza Time is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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Posted on June 30th, 2008 · Italian Pizza Coral Springs

***** Pizza Time, 11504 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33065 (954) 753-7828.

If you live in Coral Springs you probably know all-about Pizza Time…the joint is or should be a landmark.

Rather than beating around the bush, Pizza Time is one of the best “mom and pop” Southern Italian Red Sauce joints in all of South Florida. There is nothing fancy whatsoever about Pizza Time…terrific pizza, pastas, fish-seafood, chicken and veal-meat entrees. Good prices.

This joint is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. While you are waiting to get in, checkout the takeout business that Pizza Time does. Pizza Time’s website is at

By the way, in Parkland there is a joint called Pizza Time Caffe, 6620 Parkside Drive, Parkland Florida (954) 345-8665. Rather than going into lengthy detail (because I have forgotten the whole story), this joint was in the past somehow connected/related to the original Pizza Time Italian Restaurant, but isn’t anymore. Anyway…I just wanted to let you know, that this Pizza Time Caffe isn’t half-bad. As a matter of fact it was pretty good the 2 times that I tried it. So you now have two joints for pizza etc., in the Coral Springs/Parkland area to choose from…the Pizza Time Caffe website is at

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Win A $10 Sonic Gift Card

This contest started on 8/13/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Sonic Gift Card.

This is a real good one…

Real simple story, Jeff Eats got a $10 Sonic 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Sonic location ( for locations, menu, info).

Posted on August 15th, 2013
***** Sonic

Something like 60 days ago, Jeff Eats tried Sonic for the first time. Since that first outing, I’ve been back 3 additional times….I absolutely love the burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, soft ice cream, fried chicken and grilled chicken that this fast-food joint serves-up.

Printed below is a “corporate” profile that I swiped from Yahoo Finance–this summary should give you the basics on this 3,500 unit chain that features drive-up service with food-being delivered to your car by a wait-staff on roller skates…think Happy Days, Richie Cunningham, Fonize, Potsie and Ralph The Mouth and you’ll catch the vibe.

“Sonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of August 6, 2013, the company operated approximately 3,500 drive-in restaurants in 43 states. It also leases signs and real estate. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.”

Just so you know, there are a load of Sonic outlets in Florida…for our purposes–there is 1 in Greenacres, 1 in Boynton Beach, 1 in Homestead (Miami Gardens and Lauderhill are currently under construction)…but like I just said, there are a ton of others in the great state of Florida (Mr. Chairman, I have the high honor and great privilege to cast…).


Jeff Eats has been to the Greenacres joint 4 times and I got to tell you, that Sonic really got the job done for me. The food was really good– as was the service and the prices were super reasonable (think Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s). The menu is gigantic…burgers, fries, onion rings, soft ice cream, shakes, chicken, salads, hot dogs, desserts—best way for Jeff Eats to describe Sonic—imagine if Burger King, Dairy Queen and Chik fil A—merged…that’s Sonic!…and the joint is open on Sunday!!!

If you haven’t been to a Sonic, GO! You will love it.

Check for menu/locations/photos.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/13/17- Applebee’s- Delray Beach)

Posted on August 13th, 2017 · American Delray Beach Dish Of The Week · 3 Comments »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/13/17- Applebee’s)

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

(Pick 1 appetizer/from 5 and 2 entrees/from 8)

15058 Jog Road
Delray Beach
(561) 865-8757
Latest Review: 6/7/14

Real simple, for just 20 bucks two people can eat real good!

Check menu/locations/info at

Posted on June 7th, 2014

***** Applebee’s, 15058 Jog Road, Delray Beach 33433, (561) 865-8757.

Got a good story for you guys…

Last night Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple ate at the Applebee’s located at 15058 Jog Road, Delray Beach. I’m assuming that you guys know what “an” Applebee’s is…if not, American Style -national chain with a full liquor bar/tvs, tons of reasonably priced appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, entrees, desserts.


Prior to last night, the last time Jeff Eats had eaten in an Applebee’s was September 8, 1998. The reason that I remember that date, I was in an Applebee’s (1720 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach) and watched Mark McGuire hit homerun #62 breaking Roger Maris’ record. We’ll leave McGuire’s steroid story for another day.

Now nothing for nothing, back in 1998 Jeff Eats didn’t exist-it wasn’t until 2006 that I “decided” that you guys needed to know -what, where and how I ate. So other than the-homerun I really don’t remember the “actual” 1998 meal. In addition, for the life of me, I can’t figure out why 1998 was the last time I ate at Applebee’s.

To make a long story short,

Very dear friends, Norman and Lynne swear by this chain. In addition to an apartment in North Miami they have a home in Belmont, North Carolina and an apartment in New Paltz, New York.–over the past 25 years -their numerous road trips have literally had them in Applebee’s all over the place.

Last night the four of us ate in Applebee’s and I gotta tell you- the food, service and reasonable prices blew me away. No fooling here-the house salads, bbq grilled wings, grilled chicken wontons/tacos, cheeseburger sliders, bbq ribs, grilled sirloin steak, french fries, onion rings, mashed potatoes, mozzarella sticks, white brownie/vanilla ice cream, pub pretzels with caramel sauce were all delicious.

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, no ifs ands or buts- last night’s “American Style” meal was one of the best I’ve had in years. To be perfectly honest with you, the food ran circles around most of the stuff served in South Florida’s sports bars–Not to start a pissing match or nothing, but chains like The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Friday’s, J Alexander’s got nothing on Applebee’s.

On service-when we walked in, we were actually greeted by a pleasant- energetic hostess. Sammie our waitress knew the menu-cold making some great recommendations and made sure our glasses were never empty. One other thing, Jeff Eats notices things and I gotta tell you that George (GM) was all over the joint- visiting tables, chatting with customers, helping/bussing tables-doing what a GM is suppose to do, that being staying on top of his restaurant. Trust Jeff Eats on this, I’ve seen many a GM in action (or shall I say inaction!) and this guy was good-real good…The restaurant was real-busy, yet the service/food were all “handled” as they were suppose to be.

On the price front-real reasonable…check for menu/prices/locations.
I will tell you, that Applebee’s gives you a ton of food for the money. When you’re on Applebee’s website checkout its- 2 eat for $20 or $25 deals.

Like I said 37 seconds ago, Applebee’s is a national chain. This “story” is about the Delray Beach Jog Road restaurant-that said, there are plenty of Florida locations for you to eat at.

Applebee’s is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

In closing, Norman and Lynne you were so right…Jeff Eats should have gotten “back” sooner.

Applebee’s is dynamite!

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Win A $10 Checkers Rally’s Gift Card

This contest started on 8/10/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Checkers Rally’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Checkers Rally’s 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Checkers Rally’s location ( for locations, menu, prices).

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Federal Donuts (Miami)

Posted on August 12th, 2017 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food Miami · No Comments »

***** Federal Donuts, 250 Northwest 24th Street, Miami, Florida 33127, (305). 573-9393…

Got a real good donut-fried chicken joint for you guys, Federal Donuts in Miami.

Real simple concept at work here, order-pickup at the counter, off the chart delicious donuts and fried chicken, 3 tables and an eat-at-stand-up counter!


$1.75 • $7.50 half-dozen • $13 dozen
 Cookies N Cream
 Strawberry Lavender
 Cinnamon Brown Sugar
$2.75 • $13 half dozen • $24 dozen
 Triple Chocolate
 Peach Cobbler
 Crispy Nutella
 Strawberry Milkshake
 Burnt Caramel
 Blueberry Pancake
Every order of chicken includes a honey donut, and is served with your choice of dry seasoning, wet glaze or naked.
3 PIECE ($10)
Full breast, thigh and drumstick; a hearty meal for one hungry person.
6 PIECE ($20)
Two full breasts, 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks
Za’atar • Coconut Curry • Buttermilk Ranch
Chilli Garlic • Sweet Soy Garlic • Honey Ginger
Boneless Chicken Breast, Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning, American Cheese, Dill Pickle and Spicy Rooster Sauce on a Martin’s Potato Roll


Based on the above “menu”- it should be quite apparent that- if donuts/and or fried chicken aren’t your game- Federal Donuts which has been around for something like 2-months isn’t gonna work for you! By the way, in addition to the Miami joint, Federal Donuts has 5 locations in Philadelphia!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did a recent Federal Donuts’ donut-fried chicken outing and the joint blew us away. Like I said earlier, off the chart delicious donuts and fried chicken! For you Publix fried chicken fans out there- who may-be wondering, no contest whatsoever, with Publix on the short-end of the stick,

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats really enjoyed Federal Donuts. The truth be told, both of us are suckers for good donuts and good fried chicken (in no particular order)- so Federal Donuts was a no brainer as far as we were concerned!

You can check Federal Donuts out at

Federal Donuts is open Sunday-Wednesday 7am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 7am-10pm.

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Win A $10 PDQ Gift Card

Posted on August 12th, 2017 · American Deals Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 21 Comments »

This contest started on 8/11/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 PDQ Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 PDQ 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any PDQ location ( for locations, menus, prices, info).

Posted on May 4th, 2013
***** PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality), 2015 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, (561) 594-1906.

On April 30, 2013 Jeff Eats told you guys about PDQ a “new” fast-food/casual chicken chain–that is scheduled to open its West Palm Beach location on Sunday, May 5, 2013. The April 30, 2013 writeup is reprinted “after” today’s “thoughts.”

For the record, this afternoon Jeff Eats “ate” at a Family & Friends outing in the West Palm Beach store and I gotta tell you, this joint is going to be an absolute homerun.

Before I tell you about my “meal”—for what it’s worth, I don’t really care for the name PDQ. To me, the letters P D Q really don’t convey what this joint is all about. Nothing for nothing, but the owners of this business have created a fast food/casual hybrid…think Panera Bread and you may appreciate where I’m going with this. What they “got” is an order at/pick up at the counter fast food restaurant that looks like an upscale sports bar. I loved the look of the joint (and yes, it’s got a load of large flat screen TVs) but if you do some checking, many people use the term PDQ to mean “fast” or “right away”…that said, I think the last thing that PDQ wants is for you to think of its food as being “fast food” The store is logoed with big letters that say, “People Dedicated to Quality”–so Jeff Eats sees where the PDQ comes from (actually if we wanted to get technical here it should be PDTQ)…personally, I wouldn’t have used PDQ because to a great number of people PDQ means “other” things. Jeff Eats’ personal favorites -Pretty Damned Quick and Pennies Dimes Quarters.

Now that Jeff Eats has pontificated on the PDQ name…let’s talk food.

First let me start by saying, this 4,200 square foot free standing building is absolutely great looking…it has a drive thru and looks like something right out of the Florida Keys. There is also a huge open kitchen and you can see everything being prepared. In talking with the its founders (who by the way, created the Outback Steakhouse chain) everything is freshly made and the restaurant has no freezers. While there, Jeff Eats got a kick out of watching the staff squeeze 100s of lemons for the fresh-squeezed lemonade—For you wise-guys out there, yes! I got a kick out of watching, nothing sinister, lewd or whatever your devious minds maybe thinking!

Jeff Eats “tried” the tenders, hand cut fresh French fries, chicken Caesar salad, fried chicken sandwich, turkey breast sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, chocolate shake, apple slices with toffee—and I’m telling you, every item and I do mean every item was delicious. For the record–the food was “on the house”…which made it “easy” to literally order almost every menu item. If I got one bitch, I thought that the fries had just a drop too much salt on them—trust me, that one little itsy bitsy “problem” is easy to cure. Just a quickie, if you take a look at Jeff Eats’ 1/19/2007 Outback Steakhouse “review” note the salt-complaint… Goes to show you, Jeff Eats and the guys running this joint are consistent, if they are anything.

Check for menu/prices/locations/pictures.

In talking to management, there are currently 4 Tampa, 2 North Carolina, 1 Oakland Park, 1 West Palm Peach PDQs…and “for” our purposes-2013-2014 planned locations-Wellington, Boca Raton and Pompano Beach.

Let me wrap this one up this way…

Based on what I saw, ate and heard PDQ is going to develop into a major national chain. The guys behind this deal know exactly what to do and how to do it…that is if they–

Just lose the salt shaker…

April 30, 2013
PDQ’s menu features lightly fried chicken tenders/sandwiches, grilled chicken and turkey breast sandwiches, salads, French fries and shakes.

Just a quick heads-up…Jeff Eats is “hearing” tremendous things about a brand new-fast food chicken chain PDQ which currently has 4 Tampa/1 Oakland Park/1 West Palm Beach/2 North Carolina locations.

Haven’t tried the joint out yet, but some buddies of mine-told Jeff Eats that PDQ (Oakland Park) makes amazingly delicious grilled chicken/fried chicken tenders/turkey/salads/fries/shakes. One caveat, three of those buddies way back when- thought that the Edsel was going to be a homerun and the fourth guy to this very day-claims that aliens abducted him in 1989.

As I mentioned 4 seconds ago, there is one location in Oakland Park…this coming Sunday-May 5th, PDQ is opening a second South Florida location in West Palm Beach.

Check for menu/locations.

For what it’s worth–the chain is owned by one of the guys who created the Outback Steakhouse chain. Nothing for nothing, a few quick conversations with a handful of fast food/casual restaurant developers–had them figuring that PDQ had a real shot to develop into a major chain. The consensus was, that PDQ may appeal to a huge segment of Chik-fil-A’s customer base that is looking for a more diversified menu. Throw in 4,500 square foot stores/with drive thrus that are open on Sunday—and just maybe, PDQ has the formula to be a homerun-chain.

Jeff Eats is gonna check this one out…if you get there before I do, let me know what you think.