AmericanDish Of The Week


Posted on May 13th, 2018 · American Boca Raton Dish Of The Week · 1 Comment »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/13/18).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS (sides- coleslaw & french fries)

Madisons New York Grill & Bar
2066 Northwest Executive Center Circle
Boca Raton
(561) 994-0808
Latest Review: 5/22/17

If you haven’t already checked-out Madisons New York Grill & Bar, you gotta get busy and give it a shot. Dynamite food, great Happy Hour, reasonable prices, daily food & drink specials!

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

***** Madisons New York Grill & Bar, 2066 Northwest Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 994-0808.

Jeff Eats first mentioned Madisons New York Grill & Bar to you guys wayback on 1/4/14. Since that date– Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten a number of lunches and dinners there-and I gotta tell you that each and every outing was right on the money!

Long story short, last night Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Madisons and the food and service once again killed.

Look! I know that I’ve mentioned Madisons New York Grill before- that said- some things bear repeating…if your’e looking for real good food, real good service, great looking modern-casual decor (separate full bar area), real reasonable prices, nice sized portions- you gotta check this joint out!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, Madisons New York Grill & Bar is a winner!

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Posted January 4, 2014
***** Madisons New York Grill & Bar, 2066 Northwest Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 994-0808.

Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats and a couple of friends gave “American-Style” Madisons New York Grill & Bar in Boca Raton a shot–and I gotta tell you, the joint literally blew our socks-off. No fooling around here…Madisons food and service were terrific!

Real quick, Madisons is a Canadian based restaurant chain that currently owns/operates 14 restaurants in Quebec, 1 in Boca Raton and has 1- under construction in Pompano Beach. If you think–Houston’s, J. Mark’s and J. Alexander’s you’ll be on the right décor page. The Boca Raton joint opened about 1-week ago, in a completely renovated building that at one time or another housed California Pizza Kitchen, Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House, Copper Canyon Grill and Stephane’s Steak & Seafood. The restaurant has both indoor/outdoor patio seating and a separate full-bar area with something like 9 flat screen tvs.

As I mentioned 16 seconds ago, Madisons’ food and service were terrific…no ifs or buts, but the guys who own Madisons-know how to run a restaurant. Every dish that hit our table was exactly as ordered, glasses were continuously refreshed by Dave “The” Waiter-and during the evening we were “visited” by GM-Charles, Front Of The House Manager-Juan and Owner-Steve. Just so you know, Jeff Eats’ eagle eye caught- that every table in our section got the exact-same management treatment.

Let’s talk food…

Real simple menu–8 appetizers ($8-17), 6 meal salads ($15-$20), 5 sandwiches/burgers ($14-$18), 12 entrees ($16-$37), handful of salads/sides ($4-$8), handful of desserts ($5-$8).

Our table “had”–Three Cheese Garlic Bread, House Salad, Mykonos Style Greek Salad, Quinoa Caprese Salad, Cheeseburger With French Fries, Crab Cake Sandwich, Baby Back Ribs, Key Lime Pie, Brownie With Vanilla Ice Cream…everything was delicious. Just so you know, the garlic bread appetizer easily fed 4-people, the salads and desserts large enough for 2-people to share.

For you-guys who like more “review detail”…the French fries weren’t as delicious as everything else–but Owner-Steve told me, that fresh-handcut fries would soon be replacing the frozen product being used. I must tell you-that the garlic bread appetizer topped with melted Monterey Jack/cheddar/parmesan cheese was off-the-chart. To be perfectly honest, 2-orders of that garlic bread with a 2-liter bottle of ice-cold Coke and Jeff Eats could do some serious damage to himself…a definite must order.

Look! I could go on and on–as to how the ribs were basted with a delicious sweet bbq sauce, or how the crab cakes were loaded with crab (what else?) with virtually no filler, or how the cheeseburger which came on a lightly toasted bun-was topped with shredded lettuce/tomato slice/pickles spears and a mustard/ketchup/mayo dressing, but I won’t.

At this stage of the game, you may want to check for menu/prices.

The truly amazing thing about Madisons was that the service was impeccable…to be honest with you, Jeff Eats went into this thing-thinking a hiccup or two, afterall it was a brand new joint…but au contraire (hey! I told you that the chain is out of Quebec!)—the food and service couldn’t have been better.

Let me wrap this all up for you,

Madisons is going to be a huge winner. Mark these words–perfect for the business lunch crowd–perfect for the happy hour crowd–perfect for both Boca Raton’s young families and its 55+ crowd.

No question in Jeff Eats’ mind, Madisons can definitely hold its own against local “American Style” players–The Cheesecake Factory, Houston’s and J. Alexander’s.

A cursory “menu-look” found Madisons’ price-points $2-$5 lower than its “next door” neighbor Houston’s…..Hey! I already told you- The guys who own this joint know how to run a restaurant.

One final thought, a little bird told Jeff Eats that Madisons owns the Boca Raton property/building–so, to paraphrase poet Ernest Henley – Madisons is the master of its fate, captain of its soul (I know, I know a bit dramatic).

Madisons is open Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm.


Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 13th, 2018 · American Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Happy Mother’s Day.

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, “Get the hell off my property.”


Mother’s Day 2018! (The Capital Grille- Boca Raton)

Posted on May 12th, 2018 · American Boca Raton Seafood · 13 Comments »

* Mother’s Day 2018!

Why Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats selected The Capital Grille, 6000 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 368-1077- to celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 at- is beyond me. I now suspect that Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats don’t read Jeff Eats!

Posted on October 30th, 2009
The Capital Grille, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131 (305) 374-4500.

This evening, I had dinner in the “upscale-white tablecloth steak-joint”…The Capital Grille located in Miami.

Just so you know, The Capital Grille which has something like 32 locations in the United States is owned and operated by publiclly traded Darden Restaurants which also owns/operates Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 restaurants. The Capital Grille is Darden’s UPSCALE STEAKHOUSE CONCEPT.

At this juncture of the review you can check The Capital Grille’s website for menu/prices/locations.

Using a $50 gift card from American Express which also included 2 free desserts, I still managed to run-up a $250 tab for dinner for—4.

I’m not going to bother you with details…let’s just say, that the food isn’t very good…my Delmonico steak was salty and McDonald’s has better french-fries…

This joint is a rip-off…overpriced crap.

One good thing to report, we had a waiter, David M. who was outrageously good. He knew the menu inside and out…provided outstanding service and even gave me a full-walking tour of the kitchen.

The Capital Grille does lunch- Monday-Friday and dinner Monday-Sunday.

Don’t waste your time.

***As a postscript to the above…two days after eating at The Capital Grille, I contacted Darden’s corporate offices and advised the President’s Office of what a lousy meal I and my party had had. Various information was exchanged and I was assured that the individual who oversaw the South Florida Region would personally contact me to discuss the matter. Just wanted to let you guys know, that it is now July 20, 2015 and to date, I have not recieved a phone call, letter or any form of communication from anyone at Darden. Obviously, this public company couldn’t give a rats-ass about what I think about their operation. This…should give you a heads-up about what this chain’s customer service may-be all about.


John Kay & Steppenwolf (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

This article first appeared on 3/10/18.

Just checked the box office ( and there are a handful of tickets left for tomorrow night’s (5/12/18- 8pm) show. Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are good to go!

Posted on March 10th, 2018


Never saw this guy John Kay ‘live’ in concert…

For sure not exactly a huge list of 60’s hits- that said, the band did have Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride- and has sold over 25 million records!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna pick-up a couple of tickets!

Just announced…

Saturday, May 12 • 8PM • The Pavilion

Experience one of rock’s most enduring and respected bands as they deliver their hard-hitting, personally-charged music from over three decades. Watch Jay Kay & Steppenwolf bring their edgy sound and classic hits to our stage for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Tickets on sale Monday, March 12 (at 10am) via Ticketmaster (

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Bob Saget (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

* Bob Saget.

Just announced…

The guy is very funny, but beyond filthy…


Saturday, June 23 • 8PM • The Pavilion

Join us for a night of comedy with Grammy®-nominated comedian, actor and writer Bob Saget. Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including family-friendly Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, but in his comedy act, Saget embraces his dark side. Fresh off his new stand-up special, Zero to Sixty, Bob Saget proves he is a comedic legend through his depraved humor, words of wisdom and entertaining stories.

Tickets On Sale:


Barilla Ready Pasta (

Posted on May 11th, 2018 · Italian · No Comments »

***** Barilla Ready Pasta.

Jeff Eats recently came across Barilla Ready Pasta on For $10.74 I received 6- 8.05oz packages of rotini pasta. Barilla Ready Pasta is availableb in- Rotini, Penne, Elbows and Gemelli.

No bs- all you gotta do is microwave Barilla Ready Pasta for 60 seconds and you are good to go! You can eat the product (which by the way- is absolutely delicious) straight out of the package or you can top it with whatever you’d like.


Barilla Ready Pasta, Rotini Pasta, 8.5 Ounces (Pack of 6)

About the product
Barilla’s Rotini Ready Pasta tastes great & is a preservative free, quick microwave pasta option
Cook Time: just 1 minute in the microwave for al dente rotini spiral pasta
Serving Size: 2 cup-sized servings in each no boil pasta pouch for quick pasta meals or snacks
Each pouch contains sea salt, extra virgin olive oil & verified non-GMO rotini pasta
Perfect quick cook pasta you can substitute into any rotini recipe to cut down on prep time


Like I said, I got my Barilla Ready Pasta from A cursory check of my Boca Raton neighborhood- found Barilla Ready Pasta available at Publix, Walmart and Target. Price-wise all three stores were priced similar to ($1.79 per package) with individual packages running between $1.68-$1.79.

For more info on Barilla Ready Pasta check

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Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria (Bradenton)

Posted on May 10th, 2018 · Fast Food Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · No Comments »

***** Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria, 7286 55th Avenue E, Bradenton, FL 34203, (941) 756-2500.

Real simple tale to tell you guys- a week or so ago I was visiting an old pal, Marc N. at his home in Bradenton. Marc ordered, a large 16” pepperoni cheese pizza ($15.50) and a large 16” sausage/ pepperoni cheese pizza ($17.50) from a local pizza joint, Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria which delivered the pizzas to Marc’s house. Other than for the “aforesaid”- I really don’t know too much else about Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria other than- it makes absolutely dynamite delicious/ thin/ crispy/ sweet sauce/ nice oil drip- foldable New York Style Slices Of Pizza! I- also know that Attardi’s owners don’t know how to spell the word – desserts!

You guys can learn more about Attardi’s NY Italian Pizzeria at


Win A $25 J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar Gift Card (Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale)

This contest started on 5/5/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar 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 $25 Gift Card is good at any J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar location ( for locations/menus/prices/info).

J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar (Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale)
Posted on December 26th, 2015
***** J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar, 1490 Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, (954) 782-7000.

Let’s consider this one- a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Jeff Eats knows that at this time of the year…a ton of you guys got a ton of out of town relatives and friends visiting…

J. Marks with 1-location in Pompano Beach and 1-location in Fort Lauderdale is a terrific reasonably priced American-Style joint to feed everybody at!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been eating at the Pompano Beach joint for years- and the food and service have always been right on the money! For what it’s worth, we’ve also eaten in J. Mark’s Fort Lauderdale location (1245 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, (954) 390-0770) a good handful of times- same great food and service- just a much bigger drive from the Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton Homestead- so Pompano gets most of our action!

You can check menu/prices/locations/info at

Posted December 7, 2008
***** J. Mark’s Restaurant & Bar, 1490 Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, (954) 782-7000.

Last night I had dinner at J. Mark’s which is an “American-Style” joint located in Pompano Beach. Take a look at J. Mark’s website at for menu/prices/photos…so you will have some idea of what I am yapping about.

J. Mark’s reminds me of Houston’s which has five South Florida locations (Palm Beach, Boca Raton, North Miami Beach, Coral Gables and Winter Park) in decor/menu…so, if you are a fan of Houston’s or know anything about it, you now have a point of reference to work with. By the way, J. Mark’s menu-prices are far more reasonable than those charged at Houston’s

Now let’s get down to brass tacks…I think that J. Mark’s is an absolutely terrific restaurant. J. Mark’s is a very handsome looking joint, doing the “stone-wood” look… bar area, dining room, out-door patio for dining. This joint is not a sports bar, but there are enough flat screen tvs to keep you updated on your favorite team. On Saturday nights a small jazz band works the joint.

J. Mark’s menu is loaded with appetizers, salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, meat/seafood/chicken entrees and desserts. Now for the taste test…fabulous, no make that sensational mini-cheeseburgers, delicious baby back ribs-roast chicken-orange chicken and grilled tuna steak. The shoe-string french fries were okay, but nothing to write home about. As for service, Clint our waiter was terrific and didn’t miss a beat.

Just so we are straight…over the years, I must have eaten in Houston’s something like 10 times. I consider Houston’s and for that matter The Cheesecake Factory to be the “middle ground” between the “just borderline passable” T.G.I. Friday’s-Applebee’s-Duffy’s-Ale Houses and the “upscale-over priced-pretentious” steak/seafood joints like New York Prime- Morton’s- Ruth’s Cris-Abe & Louie’s.

The bottomline is this…J. Mark’s is a terrific restaurant. It looks upscale, but tee shirts/shorts are just fine…the food is very good, the service is excellent…and the prices are extremely reasonable…appetizers run $7.95-$10.95, salads $8.95-10.95, burgers-sandwiches $8.95-$9.95, entrees $10.95-25.95. By the way, those sensational mini-cheesburgers that I previously mentioned, run $9.95 for 4 with french fries…each burger is topped with cheddar cheese-ketchup-pickles-fried onion ring and they are not to be missed.

You now know about J. Mark’s. Give this joint a try…I really think that you will enjoy this restaurant. By the way, J. Mark’s is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

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Exclusive Internet Presale- Amy Schumer And Friends (Hard Rock Live- Hollywood)

* Exclusive Internet Presale- Amy Schumer And Friends.

A few years back I use to think that Amy Schumer was a hilarious brilliant comedian- I don’t think that anymore!

For you guys who think that Amy Schumer is a hilarious brilliant comedian…


Big City Dogs (Delray Marketplace Amphitheater- Delray Beach)

Posted on May 9th, 2018 · Deals Delray Beach Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

* Big City Dogs.

If you wanna see & hear one of South Florida’s premier Classic Rock N Roll Bands…

Big City Dogs

Free Concert

Tonight- Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 (6pm-8pm)

Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that these guys are- outstandingly good!