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Renzo’s Cafe & Pizzeria (Boca Raton)

Posted on August 15th, 2019 · Boca Raton Fast Food Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · 6 Comments »

***** 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
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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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Wawa- Any Sizzli 2 for $4

Posted on August 15th, 2019 · American Breakfast Deals · No Comments »

* Wawa- Any Sizzli 2 for $4.

This promotion started this morning. Sizzlis are usually priced at $2.99 each. This offer is only available in Florida Wawas.

If you’ve never had a Sizzli® breakfast sandwich, hot and ready to go at the Register. Varieties include Sausage, Egg & Cheese and Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sizzli® and are available daily from 5am-11am).

Delicious stuff!

For Wawa locations and Sizzli promotion info – check wawa.com.

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Win A $10 Chik-fil-A Gift Card

This contest started on 8/11/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Chik-fil-A Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Chik-fil-A 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 Chik-fil-A location (chick-fil-a.com for locations, menus, prices, info).

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Win A $20 BurgerFi Gift Card

This contest started on 8/10/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 BurgerFi Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 BurgerFi 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 any BurgerFi location (burgerfi.com for locations, menu, info).

Posted on April 6th, 2011

***** BurgerFi, 4343 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea 33308, (954) 489-0110.

Walked into this free-standing “fast food” burger joint last Saturday night—and immediately new that I was going to love it. The easiest way to describe BurgerFi–Shake Shack (see 8/1/10 review) meets Five Guys Famous Burgers (see 11/2/06 review) with indoor and outdoor “picnic table seating.”

Let me make this real simple…one of the best fast-food cheeseburgers and hand cut fries that I’ve had in a very long time.

At this stage of the proceedings, check www.burgerfi.com for menu/prices/photos.

I am telling you, if burgers and fries are your game, you are absolutely gonna love this joint.

As a 1949 “baby” I think I know a thing or two about the fast-food-burger industry. Trust me on this, old Jeff Eats has eaten his fair share of burgers and fries.

I think I know exactly what BurgerFi is “trying” to do here…The joint’s decor looks like a roadside fast-food burger joint circa 1950’s/1960’s with some-modern touches…throw in “gourmet” burgers and “upscale” fries-other stuff…and BurgerFi’s got all of the bases covered. It’s cooler looking than Five Guys but cheaper than the “upscale” full service-burger restaurants that are currently America’s latest craze.

Check Burgerfi’s site, there are a handful of pictures which will give you some idea as to what I am yapping about here.

Like I said before, if you like burgers, fries, hot dogs, custard…you’ll love this joint.

BurgerFi is open 7 days a week 11am-1am.

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY- TUESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2019 WITH $1 FILET MIGNON SANDWICHES (Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, North Miami Beach, Orlando, West Palm Beach)

* MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE CELEBRATES NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY- TUESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2019 WITH $1 FILET MIGNON SANDWICHES.

This is a terrific deal…

Check mortons.com for locations/info. By the way, this is an eat-in only deal and there is a- 9 $1 sandwich limit per person (which if necessary, Jeff Eats is sure that you smart guys will be able to figure a way around).

from mortons.com.

Morton’s The Steakhouse is celebrating National Filet Mignon Day on Tuesday, August 13 with $1 petite filet mignon sandwiches in the bar area. From opening until 10 p.m., diners can enjoy the mouthwatering miniature sandwiches featuring premium USDA Prime-Aged filet mignon for just one dollar.

Along with delectable filet mignon sandwiches, guests can pair the sandwiches with some of Morton’s famous bar bites. Customer favorites include Spinach & Artichoke Dip with toasted French Bread croutons, Shishito Peppers and mini crab cake BLTs.

“Morton’s The Steakhouse looks forward to celebrating National Filet Mignon Day every year with our loyal customers, family and friends,” said Tim Whitlock, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Morton’s The Steakhouse. “We invite diners to experience the finest cut of beef at one of our locations to enjoy this annual occasion.”

Morton’s The Steakhouse opened its first location in Chicago in 1978 and now boasts 80 locations worldwide. Morton’s strives to exceed guests’ expectations through its food, award-winning wine list, atmosphere, genuine hospitality and unparalleled service.

Morton’s offers diners “The Best Steak… Anywhere,” serving only USDA prime-aged beef. Besides its exceptional steaks, Morton’s offers diners fresh fish and seafood, and hand-picked produce. Morton’s commitment to excellence is unwavering and is showcased in each menu item through the careful preparation and quality ingredients. Whether gathering with friends or enjoying a business dinner, Morton’s guests have come to expect remarkable service and reliable experiences that keep them coming back from more. For more information on Morton’s The Steakhouse, please visit www.mortons.com.

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For you guys who actually read Jeff Eats’ tales in their entirety- here’s a not too favorable tale I did on Morton’s The Steakhouse wayback on 7/25/08.

All I can tell you guys is that to this very day Jeff Eats is still- not too keen on Morton’s- that said, currently- seven days a week (in its Bar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close) Morton’s offers select discount beverages and $6 bar bites which are a very good deal.

Posted on July 25th, 2008

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raon, Florida 33486 (561)392-7724.

Morton’s is a national chain of “upscale-white-table cloth steakhouses.” There are currently 7 Florida locations.

I have eaten in the Boca Raton joint twice. The food is fair. The service is as phony as a 3-dollar bill. The prices…are upscale steakhouse prices, figure a complete meal runs somewhere around 100 bucks a head. Morton’s like every other upscale steakhouse prides itself on having tip-top service. Morton’s is also “big” on tableside presentation…having its wait-staff show/explain “raw cuts of meat” during the ordering process. The wait-staff also “shows” desserts before ordering.

In my most recent outing, the waiter during the meat-showing told my party, ” My personal favorite is the 24 oz porterhouse.” Amazingly…near the end of the meal, the very same waiter (I guess feeling a bit comfortable with our group) told me that he was “a vegetarian.”

Like the waiter, Morton’s is nothing but a scripited joint. The wait-staff could all work as tour-guides at Disney World…”watchout for that shark on the right side of the boat…boy that was sure close.”

If you still want details, Morton’s website is www.mortons.com.

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Older Men Scam

Posted on August 11th, 2019 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

This article first appeared on July 14, 2015 and everytime I read it- it cracks me up! Just thought I’d “share” it again!

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* Older Men Scam.

Posted July 14, 2015
* Older Men Scam.

Just got the following e-mail from Jeff Eats’ reader, Norman G.

No ifs, ands or buts- the e-mail’s “warnings” warranted- my passing them along to you guys…
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Subject: Older Men Scam

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven’t heard about it…

A ‘heads up’ for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart.

This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.

Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.

Here’s how the scam works; Two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their unmentionables almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It’s impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say ‘No’ but instead ask for a ride to McDonald’s.

You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing.
Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen May 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th and again on June 1st, 4th, 8th, twice on the 16th & 17th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men.

Warn your friends to be vigilant.

Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores.

Also, you never get to eat at McDonald’s. I’ve already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe’s, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart.

So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam.

(The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon).

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/11/19- Mott & Hester Deli Co.-Tampa)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/11/19- Mott & Hester Deli Co.).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

BLACKENED SHRIMP PO’BOY
$10.50

Mott & Hester Deli Co.
1155 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa
813-289-9758
mottandhesterdeli.com
Latest Review: 8/11/18

This joint is an absolute must try!

Posted on August 11th, 2018

**** Mott & Hester Deli Co., 1155 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida 33629, 813-289-9758.

Got a real good deli for you guys to checkout- Mott & Hester Deli Co. in Tampa.

Last week, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats discovered Mott & Hester Deli Co. for lunch- and I gotta tell you- the joint was right-up our alley! Menu loaded with breakfast stuff/ salads/ sandwiches/ pastas/ entrees. Order & pickup at counter, indoor table seating/handful of tables outside. Open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm/ Saturday 9am-4pm/ closed on Sunday (boo!).

Like I said 2 seconds ago, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats. Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats recently did lunch- and all four of us- loved Mott & Hester Deli Co.’s concept (NYC Kosher Style Deli meets Italian Pasta Joint meets New Orleans Po’boy Joint). The joint’s food, reasonable prices, super pleasant service, big portions- made/makes this joint an absolute winner!

Let me wrap Mott & Hester Deli Co. up by saying- if the joint wasn’t so freaking far from Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode- I’d be a real steady customer! As they say in German- you can’t win them all!.

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

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BurgerFi, Shake Shack, Five Guys, Habit Burger

Posted on August 10th, 2019 · American Fast Food · 27 Comments »

* BurgerFi, Shake Shack, Five Guys, Habit Burger.

All things being equal- if you could only eat at one of these fast food burger joints, which one would it be! Color- would be appreciated!

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Beer & Bingo Bash (Maggiano’s Little Italy- Boca Raton)

Posted on August 10th, 2019 · Boca Raton Italian Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

* Beer & Bingo Bash.

Now you’re talking- worthwhile charity, beer, real good Italian buffet, bingo…

Mrs. Jeff Eats just signed us up for the $50 “deal”…

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Beer & Bingo Bash
Join us for a fun evening of Beer & Bingo for a great cause!

$35 in advance
$40 at the door
1 Drink, Mini Buffet and 3 bingo cards

$50 in advance
$60 at the door
2 drinks, Mini Buffet and 6 bingo cards

Additional Bingo Cards available for $5 each

Please RSVP by Thursday, August 15 | Register online at https://bit.ly/2X9jyUR.

Contact Andrea Cunningham for more information by e-mail at acunningham@ChildNet.us or by phone at 954-414-4600 ext. 8036.

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Jeff Eat’s 7/24/08 “review”…

Maggiano’s Little Italy (Boca Raton)
Posted on July 24th, 2008 · Boca Raton Italian

***** Maggiano’s Little Italy, 21090 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 (561) 361-8244.

Let’s start this review off by getting you to Maggiano’s website at www.maggianos.com.

Maggiano’s is a national chain of “up-scale-looking” Southern Italian Restaurants. The website will give you menu/pricing/locations…If I have read the “map” correctly, Maggiano’s is currently in 22 states which includes 4 locations in Florida…Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.

Maggiano’s decor is as “handsome” as most of South Florida’s “top-notch” Italian and steakhouse restaurants…the website has photos which will give you some idea as to what I am talking about.

Now let’s talk food. Maggiano’s menu is loaded with all kinds of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, meat-veal-seafood-chicken entrees and desserts…sorry, no pizza. The food (now get this) is absolutely delicious. There are 2-ways that you can order…individual…or family style. Hopefully “individual” speaks for itself…Maggiano’s has a “Family Style Lunch” and a “Family Style Dinner.” Now stay with me…when you order “Family Style” the whole table picks various appetizers, pastas, entrees, desserts, etc., which are then shared and (here’s the great part) the amount of food is all-you-can-eat. Trust me, Maggiano’s has this Family Style-All-You-Can-Eat thing down to a science…it is basically a variation on the old Chinese proverb: 1 from column A, 2 from column B.

On my two outings to this joint, I “sampled”…fried zucchini, lasagna, chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, shrimp oreganata…everything was absolutely delicious.

Now for the kicker…this joint makes a dessert called Apple Crostada that is absolutely fantastic…you can read the website for details as to how it is actually made… but for right now, “think” McDonald’s “fried apple pie” covered in vanilla ice cream…by the way, McDonald’s replaced the “fried apple pie” with “baked apple pie” in 1992. Anyway…this dessert is incredible and it alone is worth the price of the meal. One final thought…if you order “Family Style” you can have all of the Crostadas that you want.

Although Maggiano’s is done-up as a fancy looking joint, tee shirt/shorts are just fine. Individual prices are no more than your favorite neighborhood “mom and pop” joint…”Family-Style” ordering is going to run you about 25 bucks a head.

Maggiano’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. It is always jammed.

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Jeff Eats’ 4/28/14 review…

Maggiano’s Little Italy (Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa)
Posted on April 28th, 2014 · Boca Raton Deals Italian Jacksonville Orlando Tampa

* Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Way back on a July 24, 2008 Jeff Eats told you about Maggiano’s Little Italy- a national Italian chain -which for our purposes currently has 4-Florida locations. If you check that initial writeup- you’ll find that Jeff Eats really enjoyed Maggiano’s food/service/decor/prices. To be perfectly honest with you-in the ensuing years, maybe I ate there (Boca Raton) again 2-tops 3 times. Just so you know, no particular reason for only 2-3 visits in 6 years- just giving you the facts.

To make a long story short…

Earlier this evening, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a bunch of other folks- watched the Heat v. Bobcats game at a mutual neighbor’s house… The neighbor did a little catered-thing and had food delivered from Boca’s Maggiano’s. Not gonna bore you with the details- but the salads, pastas, entrees, desserts were terrific- now, I know these were free eats, but trust Jeff Eats-free or no free, the stuff was real good.

Anyway,

This neighborhood outing got me thinking about Maggiano’s…and low and behold- I found out that if you go to www.maggianos.com and sign up for its E-Club it sends you a $10 Welcome coupon, a $10 Birthday coupon, a $10 Anniversary coupon and periodically a bunch of other discount coupons.

The way Jeff Eats is thinking here, if I’m gonna eat at Maggiano’s anyway, why shouldn’t the money be in my pocket and not -the joint’s pocket!

So… If this “couponing” stuff is your bag…go for it!

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Win 2 Tickets: An Evening With The Floyd Experience (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

This contest started on 8/6/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2 Tickets: An Evening With The Floyd Experience.

Jeff Eats got 2 Tickets: An Evening With The Floyd Experience – to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 15 “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 Skinny:

AN EVENING WITH THE FLOYD EXPERIENCE

Saturday, August 17, 2019 (8pm)
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5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Info: 954-977-6700
Tickets: seminolecasioncoconutcreek.com, seaside-music.ticketleap.com, floydatribute.com also check goldstar.com (discount tickets)

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