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The Lovin’ Spoonful (Curtis Peterson Auditorium- Lecanto)

Posted on August 13th, 2018 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

Joe Butler, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky

* The Lovin’ Spoonful.

For you guys who maybe wondering, original members Steve Boone and Joe Butler are in the current 5-man Lovin’ Spoonful lineup!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats saw The Lovin’ Spoonful last year- trust me when I tell you, these guys put on an absolutely great show!

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from poprockdoowopp.com

The Lovin’ Spoonful
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path
Lecanto Florida 34461
Phone: (888) 718-4253
Tickets: ($22-$35) poprockdoowopp.com

If you remember “Do You Believe in Magic?” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”, you’re in the right place. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, between 1965 and 1968, The Lovin’ Spoonful spanned the genres of jug-band music (“Good Time Music”), ragtime (“Day Dream”), country (“Nashville Cats”), folk-pop (“You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice”), hard rock (“Summer in the City”) and orchestrated pop (“She Is Still a Mystery”). Add to that “6 o’Clock” and “Darling Be Home Soon” and you’ve got the makings of one of the best vintage rock and roll concerts ever. The Spoonful features original founding members Steve Boone (who co-wrote some of the bands biggest hits) and Joe Butler, as well as Murray Weinstock (who played and sang on “Welcome Back”), Mike Arturi and Phil Smith.

Their first 7 single releases all made it into the Top 10 on the record charts. Early non-stop touring including a legendary run with The Supremes gave The Lovin’ Spoonful an audience that most rock bands of the time did not have. Over the next 3 years, 6 original music albums and 12 hit singles followed.

In March 2000, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2012 The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducted the band and shortly after that Steve & Joe were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. To this day, they continue to tour worldwide but on March 3rd, they’ll be in Citrus County at the Curtis Peterson Auditorium.

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Comedian- Vic DiBetetto (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton, Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center- Fort Lauderdale)

This article first posted on 4/10/18.
You guys do know that The Early Bird catches the worm (in this case the worm- being the best seats)!
Vic DiBetetto is one of the hottest comedians currently working America’s casino/theater circuit. I am telling you, that the listed shows- are gonna be SRO, so if you wanna see Vic DiBetetto- don’t dilly-dally and get your tickets NOW!

Posted on April 10th, 2018.

* Comedian- Vic DiBetetto.

Just announced…

If you wanna see one of America’s funniest standup comedians…you gotta go see Vic DiBetetto!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- that the “light blue” National Touring Headlining Comedian- DiBetetto will have you pissing your pants all night long from laughter!

Guaranteed…the four announced shows will be SRO- so if you wanna go…

The Skinny:

Comedian- Vic DiBetetto

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 (8pm)
Thursday, November 29th, 2018 (8pm),
Friday, November 30th, 2018 (8PM)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (discount tickets)

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 (8pm)

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferro Jr Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Box Office: (954) 262-5480
Tickets: nova.edu

from bocablackbox.com
Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. His material vivid and true. From his first words, to his famous, word-free, mannequin head encore, DiBitetto leaves his audience breathless with laughter.
He is also featured in Kevin James’ movie Mall Cop: Blart 2, featured in a video roll-in segment in the play Italian Bred currently in LA, starring in an untitled prime time Hulu Original scripted sit-com, and a featured performer on the online Funny For Money site (Comedy Central and YouTube venture).

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/12/18- Wei’s Long Gong Chinese – Miami)

Posted on August 12th, 2018 · Chinese Dish Of The Week Miami · No Comments »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 8/12/18- Wei’s Long Gong Chinese)

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN
$12.49

Wei’s Long Gong Chinese
11920 Southwest 8th Street
Miami
(305) 553-4644
longgongmiami.com
Latest Review: 12/21/16

Wei’s Long Gong’s Chinese food…once and for all-puts to rest the bube-meise that Florida’s Chinese food stinks!

The joint is an absolute must try!

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Posted on December 21st, 2016
***** Wei’s Long Gong Chinese, 11920 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184, (305) 553-4644.

With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fast- approaching…Wei’s Long Gong Chinese- is a real good Chinese joint in Miami for some of you guys to know about (and you guys, know who you are)!😜

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Posted on December 24th, 2015

***** Wei’s Long Gong Chinese, 11920 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184, (305) 553-4644.

It’s the day before Christmas- Jeff Eats knows that a whole bunch of you guys- me included, are gonna be eating a ton of Chinese food over the next 2-days 🙂 – that said, here’s a real good Chinese joint for you guys in Miami!

Merry Christmas!

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Posted November 12, 2014
***** Wei’s Long Gong Chinese, 11920 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184, (305) 553-4644.

Look!

Jeff Eats is a simple (left myself open there, didn’t I?) guy-who was born in Brooklyn in 1949. I was raised on “American” Chinese food…you know- wonton soup, bbq ribs, steamed dumplings, roast pork fried rice, egg rolls, sweet & sour pork, General Tso’s chicken, pepper steak, chicken chow mein, shrimp in lobster sauce with a drop of black bean sauce mixed in, pineapple chunks, vanilla/strawberry/chocolate/pistachio ice cream, fortune cookies. Like I said, I’m a simple guy!

Long story short,

I got friends-my age- who were born in Brooklyn, who for some reason think that- the “American” Chinese food we all grew up on-is now beneath them…when they eat Chinese, they have to have- REAL CHINESE stuff like…pepper salted quail, lambchoy minced with green bean, spicy fish with tofu, yam in sour sauce.

Being a pretty easy going guy, Jeff Eats is willing to try almost any restaurant “recommended” by friends to “accommodate” friends.

With the above in mind, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and three “former” Brooklyn couples recently- did Wei’s Long Gong Chinese. Real simple- the wonton soup, egg rolls, steamed dumplings, General Tso’s chicken, roast pork fried rice, shrimp in lobster sauce with a drop of black bean sauce mixed in- were all delicious. I have absolutely no idea how the pepper salted quail, lambchoy minced with green bean, spicy fish with tofu, yam in sour sauce- tasted…but Jeff Eats’ Brooklyn friends said to tell you, these dishes were terrific. By the way, the pineapple chunks and the fortune cookies-were, pineapple chunks and fortune cookies!

Trust Jeff Eats with this one, Wei’s Long Gong Chinese’s “American” Chinese food is very-very good…if this joint was in my neighborhood, I’d be a real steady customer. Just a gut call, but I’m thinking that you guys who like REAL CHINESE FOOD will also- really enjoy Wei’s Long Gong Chinese.

You can check menu/prices at weislonggong.com.

Wei’s is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday 11:30am-10pm, Saturday 11:30am-11pm, closed on Tuesday.

Wei’s Long Gong Chinese, 11920 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184, (305) 553-4644.

Look!

Jeff Eats is a simple (left myself open there, didn’t I?) guy-who was born in Brooklyn in 1949. I was raised on “American” Chinese food…you know- wonton soup, bbq ribs, steamed dumplings, roast pork fried rice, egg rolls, sweet & sour pork, General Tso’s chicken, pepper steak, chicken chow mein, shrimp in lobster sauce with a drop of black bean sauce mixed in, pineapple chunks, vanilla/strawberry/chocolate/pistachio ice cream, fortune cookies. Like I said, I’m a simple guy!

Long story short,

I got friends-my age- who were born in Brooklyn, who for some reason think that- the “American” Chinese food we all grew up on-is now beneath them…when they eat Chinese, they have to have- REAL CHINESE stuff like…pepper salted quail, lambchoy minced with green bean, spicy fish with tofu, yam in sour sauce.

Being a pretty easy going guy, Jeff Eats is willing to try almost any restaurant “recommended” by friends to “accommodate” friends.

With the above in mind, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and three “former” Brooklyn couples recently- did Wei’s Long Gong Chinese. Real simple- the wonton soup, egg rolls, steamed dumplings, General Tso’s chicken, roast pork fried rice, shrimp in lobster sauce with a drop of black bean sauce mixed in- were all delicious. I have absolutely no idea how the pepper salted quail, lambchoy minced with green bean, spicy fish with tofu, yam in sour sauce- tasted…but Jeff Eats’ Brooklyn friends said to tell you, these dishes were terrific. By the way, the pineapple chunks and the fortune cookies-were, pineapple chunks and fortune cookies!

Trust Jeff Eats with this one, Wei’s Long Gong Chinese’s “American” Chinese food is very-very good…if this joint was in my neighborhood, I’d be a real steady customer. Just a gut call, but I’m thinking that you guys who like REAL CHINESE FOOD will also- really enjoy Wei’s Long Gong Chinese.

You can check menu/prices at weislonggong.com.

Wei’s is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday 11:30am-10pm, Saturday 11:30am-11pm, closed on Tuesday.

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Richard Russell, Who Stole Plane Near Seattle, Raises Troubling Security Questions

Posted on August 12th, 2018 · Music/Events/Other · 4 Comments »

* Richard Russell, Who Stole Plane Near Seattle, Raises Troubling Security Questions.

I know it’s Sunday afternoon and you guys are probably just taking it easy…

Take a second- and just think how vulnerable we really are!

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Mott & Hester Deli Co. (Tampa)

**** 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 Poorboys 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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Win A $10 BurgerFi Gift Card

Posted on August 10th, 2018 · American Deals Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 20 Comments »

This contest started on 8/2/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 BurgerFi Gift Card. This contest has a winner.

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

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Dear Abby- Mad As Hell!

Posted on August 9th, 2018 · Music/Events/Other · 14 Comments »

* Dear Abby- Mad As Hell!.

A recent e-mail from – reader Jimmy M.

I thought I’d share it with you guys – and stir things-up around here😜…

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Jeff, thought you’d enjoy this.

Jimmy M.

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Dear Abby,

My husband hasn’t worked for the last 18 years. All he does is get dressed in the morning and hop in his fancy car to visit his cronies. I know he’s cheated on me many times with young girls who could be his granddaughters. I know this because he brags about this to me. He smokes fancy cigars and drinks the most expensive liquor day and night. We sleep in separate beds because he tells me he knows I`m a lesbian and besides that, my varicose veins and fat behind turn him off.

Should I clobber him with something heavy, or should I just leave him ? Your advice would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Mad as Hell

Dear Mad as Hell,

You don`t have to take that kind of treatment from any man. I suggest you pack your bags and move out a.s.a.p.! Don`t resort to violence and try to act more like a lady.

Remember, you were almost elected President of the United States, so try acting like one.

Abby

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Grovetoberfest Miami’s Beer Festival (Peacock Park- Miami/Coconut Grove)

* Grovetoberfest Miami’s Beer Festival, 2820 McFarlane Road, Miami Florida 33133, (305) 461-2700.

If you are a beer-drinker- this “festival” is an absolute must!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been to 2- Grovetoberfests and I’m telling you guys, good stuff (beer/food/live music)!

On Saturday- October 13, 2018 your admission ticket gets you- unlimited “samples” of something like 22,000,674 different-beers (actually it’s really something like 500)!

You can catch tickets/info at- grovetoberfest.com. Keep an eye-out for groupon.com discounts.

Just a thought, UBER! LYFT on speed-dial!

from grovetoberfest.com

THE LARGEST
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA

Sat, October 13, 2018
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

PEACOCK PARK,
2820 MCFARLANE RD,
MIAMI, FL 33133

Info: (305) 461-2700
Tickets: ($44, $74, $89) grovetoberfest.com (Check Groupon.com for discounts)

Back in 2010, craft beer was just getting noticed in South Florida. But the team at Grovetoberfest was already jumping on the craft beer train. Since that time we’ve seen the craft scene in Miami explode and our festival has become the largest craft beer festival in all of Florida (by number of people AND number of beers). If you’ve been, don’t miss the tradition. If you’ve never been, well… you’re missing out on a true experience! A craft beer experience that marries the love of craft beer to an incredible social atmosphere.

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Win A $20 Best Buy Gift Card

Posted on August 9th, 2018 · Deals Music/Events/Other · 30 Comments »

This contest started on 8/1/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Best Buy Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Best Buy 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 $20 Gift Card is good at any Best Buy location (bestbuy.com for locations, info).

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Friday Night Sound Waves (The Hub- Fort Lauderdale)

* Friday Night Sound Waves.

Absolutely terrific complimentary (free🤓) music concerts…

Three guesses and the first two don’t count- as to the name of the band that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be seeing tomorrow night at The Hub – just a small hint, they are one of Florida’s top 60’s Rock N Roll cover bands!

Friday August 10th Time: 6p-9p
The Hub, Fort Lauderdale Beach
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

from FRIDAYSATURDAYNIGHTWAVES.COM

Friday Night Sound Waves
Making it’s return in 2018, and taking place every Friday night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at “The Hub” on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, the 34-week Friday Night Sound Waves live music series is free to the public and features a diverse mix of Acoustic Americana, Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Motown, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock.
Attendees are encouraged to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend, while kicking back on the sand with family and friends, to take in the ocean breeze and spectacular sights and sounds as a lead into their weekend. Interactive experiences on select dates provide local artists, entertainers and non-profit organizations the opportunity to connect with the community through the common language of music, art, entertainment and fun.
Friday Night Sound Waves’ line-up of 2018 performers (to date) features:
X03/16 30 VICE 2018 Season Kickoff Concert presented by BID
X03/23 GOODNICKS: Classic Rock presented by Central Beach Alliance
X03/30 SABOR LATINO: Salsa and Samba presented by FP&L
X04/06 EDAN ARCHER: presented by Southwest Airlines
X04/13 ORIENTE: Afro-Cuban presented by Southwest Airlines
X04/20 JOEL DASILVA + FRIENDS Blues Jam benefiting HandsOn Broward
X04/27 VALERIE TYSON BAND presented by Southwest Airlines
X05/04 TURNSTYLES Air Show Concert presented by BID and Lite 101.5
X05/11 LADIES OF SOUL: Mother’s Day presented by Southwest Airlines
X05/18 BIG HARVEST: Reggae-Roots Legends
X05/25 ALL ACCESS: Memorial Day presented by Southwest Airlines
X06/01 PAMIR GUANCHEZ: presented by Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
X06/08 SCHOOL OF ROCK presented by Southwest Airlines
X06/15 40th Anniversary of Grease: The Movie presented by Travelhost
X06/22 GYPSY LANE: Disco Party presented by Southwest Airlines
X06/29 GUAVATRON Alternative Rock + Funk
X07/06 SPRED THE DUB presented by Southwest Airlines
X07/13 YOUNG TREES Shauna Sweeney presented by Las Olas Assoc.
X07/20 DANNY GARCIA Latin Funk presented by Sangrias
X07/27 ROGUE THEORY: Full Moon Party presented by Tsukuro
X08/03 JM & THE SWEETS presented by 104.3 The Shark
08/10 ORANGE SUNSHINE: 1960’s Rewind presented by FP&L
08/17 FIRESIDE PROPHETS South Florida twisted up Reggae
08/24 ELECTRIC PIQUETTE: presented by FP&L
08/31 BOSS PROJECT: Labor Day Weekend presented by BID
09/07 FREE RADS BAND presented by 102.7 The Beach
09/14 TITO C BAND Party in Paradise
09/21 B-SIDE JONES The A-Lister’s of Classic Rock and Funk
09/28 SOSOS presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
10/05 ALL STAR SOUL BAND
10/12 TOM SARTORI presented by Central Beach Alliance
10/19 POCKET CHANGE presented by FP&L
10/26 SHANE DUNCAN BAND presented by KISS 99.9
11/02 MR. NICE GUY presented by Southwest Airlines
Major funding provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District.