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Ketchup!

Posted on September 13th, 2017 · American · 11 Comments »

* Ketchup!

According to dailyleap.com…

Ketchup!

Store-bought ketchup is prepared using preservatives and bacteria deterring acids that will ensure that the ketchup will stay without spoiling for quite a long period of time, even once it is opened. The quality of the ketchup will not change regardless of whether it is stored in the fridge, so you can store your opened bottle of ketchup in your pantry without any hesitation.
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Now Jeff Eats asks you guys…

1. Who here refrigerates their open (or for that matter unopened) bottles of Ketchup?
2. Who here enjoys eating cold Ketchup?

For the record, Jeff Eats doesn’t referigerate his Ketchup- and isn’t a fan of eating cold Ketchup!

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Win 2 Tickets: An Evening With Neil Sedaka (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek- Coconut Creek)

Posted on September 13th, 2017 · American Coconut Creek Deals Music/Events/Other · 30 Comments »

This contest started on 9/1/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2 Tickets: An Evening With Neil Sedaka.

Jeff Eats got 2 tickets to give to one of you guys to see- An Evening With Neil Sedaka at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Casino on Friday, October 27, 2017 (8pm)

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 Skinny:

AN EVENING WITH NEIL SEDAKA
Friday, October 27 • 8PM • The Pavilion
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Info: 954-977-6700

from NeilSedaka.com
Sedaka_BioPicSinger. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. His impressive fifty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world.

Neil Sedaka was born on March 13, 1939. Neil’s interest in music began at the young age of eight, when he would listen to The Make-Believe Ballroom. But, it was not Rock and Roll, but Classical music that would shape Neil into the musician he is today. By the time he was nine years old, he had already begun his intensive classical piano training at the prestigious Julliard School of Music. At 16, Arthur Rubinstein voted Neil as one of the best New York High School pianists. Though Neil considered pursuing a Doctorate in music, Neil’s next choice became his chosen vocation.

Eager to gain acceptance from his peers at Abraham Lincoln High School, Neil began performing Rock N Roll outside of his classical training. At this time, he would form the Doo-Wop group The Tokens, in which they would record two singles that would go on to be regional hits. But, it was his introduction to his young neighbor Howard Greenfield, by Greenfield’s mother, that began one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships of the last half-century that sold forty million records between 1959-1963.

Sedaka and Greenfield became one of the original creators of the “Brill Building” sound in the late fifties and early sixties when they were the first to sign with Don Kirshner and Al Nevins at Aldon Music. Aldon Music would go on to sign Neil Diamond, Carole King, and Paul Simon among many others, and they became the center of the pop world.

Sedaka catapulted into stardom after Connie Francis recorded his “Stupid Cupid.” She then sang the theme song Neil and Howard had written for the 1960 MGM spring break classic, Where the Boys Are, which would be her biggest hit. Rhythm and blues stars Clyde McPhatter and LaVern Baker also scored hits with his songs. As a result of these hits, Sedaka was able to sign a contract with RCA as a writer and performer of his own material. Sedaka soon recorded chart toppers “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” ” Stairway to Heaven,” “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door To An Angel,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” songs that have become a part of peoples’ lives and can instantly take listeners back to special moments. His music became distinguished for a unique recording style involving multi-tracking his own voice.

In 1964, the direction of American music changed drastically when The Beatles launched The British Invasion. It became very hard for most male solo artists to continue to pursue their career in music. Due to his many talents as a songwriter, Neil was able to prevail, writing hit songs for such artists including Frank Sinatra (The Hungry Years), Elvis Presley (Solitaire), Tom Jones (“Puppet Man”), The Monkees’ When Love Comes Knocking (At Your Door), and The Fifth Dimension (Workin’ on a Groovy Thing).

Neil’s journey continued in the UK with the release of his album “Emergence” in 1972. This was the first step of redefining himself as a solo artist. It was Elton John who decided to sign Neil to his up and coming record label Rocket Records and begin to re-introduce Neil to American audiences. The two albums he recorded for the Rocket label, Sedaka’s Back in 1974 and The Hungry Years in 1975, both became top selling albums around the world. His comeback was further heralded by two of his songs co-written with Phil Cody, “Bad Blood” and the quintessential “Laughter in the Rain,” both reaching the #1 position on the music charts. In Rolling Stone Magazine, Sedaka was hailed as “the new phenomenon.” The song “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” was re-released as a ballad in 1975, and made music history when it reached #1 on the charts, becoming the first song recorded in two different versions by the same artist to reach the Number One. During this time, Sedaka also helped to launch the career of the Captain and Tennille with their version of his “Love Will Keep Us Together,” which won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for this worldwide, number one hit.

The accolades showered on Neil Sedaka have been numerous. Among the honors he has received, Sedaka has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With a career spanning six decades, a rare feat in the entertainment world, Sedaka never ceases to amaze. He shows no signs of slowing down. Neil has appeared on FOX’s hit Television show American Idol, as a guest judge – in which Clay Aiken would perform Neil’s Solitaire, which saw an inevitable release, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 Singles chart, and was one of the Top Selling Singles of 2004.

On June 10 2004, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Popular Music / Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 35th annual induction and awards ceremony in New York. Named for the former President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, this award is given to individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in furthering the successes of songwriters.

In 2006, Neil concluded a 10 city tour of the United Kingdom, where he filmed a Live Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall for PBS (which was released as Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On – Live at the Royal Albert Hall). During this historical evening, Neil was presented with The Guinness Award for his song “(Is This the Way to) Amarillo”, as the best selling single of the 21st century in the UK, a song that was originally performed by Tony Christie over thirty-five years ago.

On April 24, 2007, Neil released “The Definitive Collection”, a career-spanning retrospective released in honor of his 50th Anniversary in show business. “The Definitive Collection” debuted at #22 on the Billboard Chart, marking the first time Neil has appeared on the chart since 1980.

On October 26, 2007, Neil was honored with a tribute at Avery Fisher Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center. “Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits”, a benefit for The Elton John AIDS Foundation, showcased Neil’s songs, with performances by Connie Francis, Dion, Paul Shaffer, Natalie Cole, Clay Aiken, Renee Olstead, and Captain and Tennille. The evening was hosted by Cousin Brucie Morrow and David Foster. Sir Elton John and Barry Manilow sent video tributes in their absence.

Sedaka has been married for fifty-three years to his wife, Leba, and they have two children: daughter Dara is a recording artist and vocalist for television and radio commercials, and son Marc is a successful screenwriter in Los Angeles. Neil has three grandchildren, twin granddaughters Amanda and Charlotte, and a grandson, Michael.

Inspired by his grandchildren, Neil released “Waking Up is Hard to Do”, a collection of Neil Sedaka Hits that have been reinvented as children’s songs. “Waking Up is Hard to Do” was a family collaboration, in which Neil’s son Marc adapted four of his father’s classic songs, and Neil’s five-year-old granddaughters made their recording debut as his backup vocalists. Since the release of the CD, Imagine Publishing has begun releasing a series of books based on these songs. In September 2010 saw the release of “Waking Up Is Hard to Do”. Its follow up, “Dinosaur Pet”, featuring Marc’s new lyric to “Calendar Girl”, was released in May 2012 and peaked at #3 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

In May 2010, Neil was awarded The Special International Award from The Ivors, honoring excellence in songwriting. On October 8th, Neil was the Variety Club’s recipient of The Silver Heart Award, for his outstanding service to the music industry and his charitable work.

Neil has returned to his classical roots, composing his first symphonic piece “Joie De Vivre”, and his first piano concerto “Manhattan Intermezzo”. In October 2010, Neil recorded these two pieces with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London at the famed Air Studios in London.

In addition to his extensive worldwide tour schedule, Neil’s latest collection of songs is “I Do It For Applause”, a CD of twelve new Sedaka songs. “The album is the culmination of sixty-three years of writing”, says Neil. “This is a gift I was born with. My main objective is to always top the last collection, raise the bar and reinvent Neil Sedaka.” Like its predecessor “The Real Neil” (2013), this is an acoustic album that concludes with the official release of “Joie De Vivre”, as “The Real Neil” marked the official release of Neil’s piano concerto “Manhattan Intermezzo”.

All of these ventures will no doubt add to his legend – that of a consummate musician, an extraordinary vocalist, and an ageless songwriting talent.

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Win A $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card (Coconut Creek)

Posted on September 13th, 2017 · American Deals Music/Events/Other · 26 Comments »

This contest started on 9/8/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card.

Jeffrey Eats got a $25 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 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 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Gift Card is good for slot play, dining, entertainment and spa. The Gift Card cannot be used to purchase casino chips.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
(954) 977-6700
Info: seminolecasinococonutcreek.com

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The WannaBeatles (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on September 11th, 2017 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* The WannaBeatles.

Let me ask you…

How many Beatles’ tribute bands can you name -who’ve been nominated for a Grammy Award?

Well- The WannaBeatles have!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the Nashville based- WannaBeatles and not even one band member wears a wig or speaks with a fake British accent…What you get- are four extremely-accomplished musicians in a fast paced interactive show- recreating The Beatles’ hits exactly as The Fab Four recorded them!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that- The WannaBeatles are an absolute must see act!

The Skinny:

The WannaBeatles

Friday, November 17, 2017 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box-Office: (561) 483- 9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com goldstar.com (discount tickets)


from bocablackbox.com

When it comes to recreating the fun and excitement of the most popular band in music history, The WannaBeatles more than live up to their name.

This Grammy nominated tribute act use comedy, song, and audience participation to create a totally different kind of Beatles experience. The WannaBeatles, who have appeared on national television, will bring their multi-instrumental skills to Florida where they will re-create all your favorite Beatles songs and much more.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” as well as 1967’s “Summer of Love.” The WannaBeatles will bring back memories with renditions classic hits from that magical musical time.

Come join the “Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band”. It’s going to be a happening!

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-9/10/17- Trader Joe’s Mini Chocolate Hold the Cone! Ice Cream Cones)

Posted on September 10th, 2017 · American Boca Raton Desserts Dish Of The Week Fast Food · 1 Comment »

**** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-9/10/17- Trader Joe’s Mini Chocolate Hold the Cone! Ice Cream Cones).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

MINI CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM CONES
$2.99 (package of 8)

Trader Joe’s
855 South Federal Highway
Boca Raton
(561) 338-5031
traderjoes.com
Latest Review: 9/10/17


Scarily delicious mini ice cream cones.

These scarily delicious mini ice cream cones- come in both chocolate and vanilla!

For those watching their calories, 70 calories a piece!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, big winner here!

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October Sausage Fest (Esplanade Park- Fort Lauderdale)

* October Sausage Fest.

Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and Jiggy The Dog Jeff Eats are gonna give this one a shot!

from eventbrite.com

Come join us at our inaugural October Sausage Fest at Esplanade Park. We invite you to think outside of the bun. Expand your sausage horizons past the kid-approved hot dog and delve into the connoisseur’s kryptonite like kielbasa and chorizo. A list of carefully selected vendors will be there cooking up creative and mouth-watering dishes that are sure to impress. There will be music with Two Story Lori and activities for the whole family, and to add to the fun we encourage you to come in your best sausage inspired costume (not mandatory). This FREE event is open to all ages and well-behaved pets (leash required). Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for an afternoon you won’t forget!

DATE AND TIME
Sat, October 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

LOCATION
Esplanade Park
400 Southwest 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

DESCRIPTION
Join Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale for our inaugural October Sausage Fest at Esplanade Park. We invite you to think outside the bun and expand your sausage horizons past the kid-approved hot dog and bologna to the connoisseur’s kryptonite’s kielbasa and chorizo. Carefully selected vendors will be there cooking up creative and mouth-watering dishes that are sure to impress. There will be music and activities for the whole family, and to add to the fun we encourage you to come in your best sausage inspired costume (not mandatory). This FREE event is open to all ages and well-behaved pets on a leash. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for an afternoon you won’t forget!

FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No age requirements. This event is open to ALL ages!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If you are going to be drinking, we encourage you to take an UBER, Lyft, Cab or a have a designated driver.
There are multiple parking options in the area surrounding the park. There are multi-level garages, surface parking lots and some street parking as well. ***Standard parking rates apply***
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring yourself, your friends, your family, your pets (on a leash), your lawn chairs or blankets to hang out.
***No coolers or outside beverages permitted***
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact Karly Young, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s Event Manager, by calling (954) 468-1541, ext. 208 or emailing Karly@GoRiverwalk.com

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Turnstiles- The Ultimate Tribute To The Music Of Billy Joel (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on September 8th, 2017 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Turnstiles- The Ultimate Tribute To The Music Of Billy Joel.

Turnstiles is one of America’s best Billy Joel tribute bands! The band plays all over the United States to Standing Room Only crowds!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen Turnstiles something like 7 times and all I can say…

If you’re a Billy Joel fan, you gotta go see Turnstiles!

The Skinny:

Turnstiles- The Ultimate Tribute To The Music Of Billy Joel
Saturday, September 16, 2016 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: (561) 483-9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com goldstar.com (discount tickets)

from bocablackbox.com
After years of performing with various original projects and cover bands, Tony decided to form “Stormfront”, his first Billy Joel tribute back in 1993. While Stormfront played to critical aclaim in the New York Area, their career was cut short when Tony decided to relocate to South Florida. Now, some 15 years later, Tony decided to enlist some of the finest musicians in South Florida to join with him to once again pay tribute to the man he has so much respect and admiration for, Billy Joel. Never intending to be an impersonator, his focus instead is simply on the music and delivering a faithful and completely live Billy Joel experience to share with others. Turnstiles’ renditions of Billy’s classic songs are certain to move the casual listener as well as the hard core “Joel fan” to their feet and have them singing along with all the classics!

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Win A $10 Sonic Gift Card

This contest started 9/6/17. 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 (sonicdrivein.com for locations, menu, info).

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Pompano Beach Winter Concert Series: Tribute To The Temptations by Motown In Motion (E. Pat Larkins Community Center- Pompano Beach)

* Pompano Beach Winter Concert Series: Tribute To The Temptations by Motown In Motion.

Just announced…

Tribute To The Temptations by Motown in Motion

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:30 pm- Doors open @6:30 pm

E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069

Price: $14.00/ticket
Box Office: 954-786-4585
Tickets: eventbrite.com

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen Motown In Motion in action- and the group puts on an absolutely spectacular show!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, you 1960s Motown fans- don’t want to miss Tribute To The Temptations by Motown In Motion!

Tickets are 14 bucks and seats are on a first come first served basis.

Guaranteed SRO, so if you wannna go, don’t- delay on the ticket-purchasing front!

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Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant (Orlando)

Posted on September 6th, 2017 · Italian Orlando Pizza Subs/Salads · No Comments »

***** Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant, 6194 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32810, (407) 253-7363.

For our purposes let’s call Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant “an out of sight, out of mind joint”…

I don’t know about you guys, but in Jeff Eats’ book- Orlando (where Nino’s is located) and Boca Raton (where Jeff Eats lives) aren’t exactly a hop, skip, and jump from each other!

Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “did” dinner at Nino’s and just- as it did back in 2013 (when Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats last visited) is still pumping out delicious reasonably priced stuff!

Let Jeff Eats wrap this tale up for you guys by saying, if Nino’s was by Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode, we’d be real steady customers!

Posted on November 13th, 2013

***** Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant, 6194 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32810, (407) 253-7363.

The next time you are in Orlando…visiting the kid at UCF, or riding the rides at Disney & Universal, or doing Halloween Horror Night or shopping at some outlet mall—do yourself a huge favor and go eat at Nino’s Pizza & Restaurant–a “mom & pop” red sauce joint that will absolutely blow you away.

Jeff Eats’ poison-Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios…Mrs. Jeff Eats’ -outlet mall, as if you didn’t see that one coming!

Anyway…

Like I said 9 seconds ago, you guys gotta try Nino’s Pizza. This un-assuming pizza joint, turns out some of the most delicious New York Style Pizza -Jeff Eats has had in Florida. A large 16 inch -thin crusted/sweet sauce pie will set you back $10.95. After you and your family/friends order the pizza, figure on splitting…equally-delicious sausage/peppers/onions stromboli roll ($6.95), a veal parmigiana 10″ sub ($8.45), a meatball 10″ sub ($6.95) and some meat lasagna ($9.95). By the way, based on how Jeff Eats eats, I’m thinking that the aforementioned (that’s the lawyer in me!) family/friends are maybe 3–tops 4 people…if you got more, just order more stuff.

You can check menu/prices/photos at www.ninospizzarestaurant.com

Let me wrap things up here…

Nino’s food was so terrific, that Jeff Eats “took to go” a sausage/pepperoni stromboli roll ($6.95) and a large mozzarella/ricotta calzone ($13) for a next day Boca Raton reheating.

No fooling around here…Nino’s is a must try.

The joint is open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, closed on Sunday.