Rydell, Avalon, Darin, Anka- you guys gotta checkout singing sensation Chris Ruggiero!
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are huge fans!
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Christmas With Chris Ruggiero
Friday, December 15th, 2023 (7pm)
Mount Dora Music Hall
520 North Baker Street
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Tickets: $27-$37 chrisruggierosings.com
PBS-TV star Chris Ruggiero’s new Christmas show features fan favorites from his hit Christmas album such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as songs from his 4 albums, all delivered in Chris’s own classic style. Chris has been touring the country breathing new life into vintage rock and roll tunes, working with the same arranger who created all the hits for Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and selling out shows from New York to Vegas. His most recent tour hit 37 cities and this will be the second time his Christmas tour is stopping in Mount Dora! Whether you’re a teenager of the 1960s or just love good music, don’t miss one of the most energetic and fun-filled holiday rock and roll shows you’ll ever see from one of today’s fastest-rising stars
***** 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner, 599 5th Avenue S, Naples, Florida 34102, (239) 261-5757.
Got a real good fast food coffee/breakfast/lunch/dinner joint for you guys to checkout, 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner in Naples.
Real simple tale to tell, last Sunday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner and the food killed! Order at counter/food delivered to tables, indoor & outdoor patio table seating, reasonably priced coffee & bakery/ breakfast (all day)/ lunch/ dinner menu, open 7 days a week 7am-5pm.
Trust Jeff Eats on this one, 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street Diner is a winner! Unless I’m losing my “touch” here- your whole family no matter how old or young they are- will find what to eat! Plenty of seating both inside and outside and your tee shirt/ shorts/ flip flops ensemble will definitely work!
You guys can check menu/prices/info at 5thavncoffeeco.com.
Got a real good breakfast-lunch joint for you guys to checkout, Little Hen in Weston.
Simple tale to tell, yesterday morning Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends Stuart and Ellen “discovered” Little Hen and I gotta tell you, the joint’s food absolutely killed! Inside table/booth seating, outside table seating, reasonabled priced breakfast/lunch menu, open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm/Saturday-Sunday 8am-3:30pm.
Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- Little Hen is an absolute home-run joint that you guys gotta try!
Got this Miller’s Ale House e-mail promotion this morning.
The math and dates worked for me, so I went for the 50 bucks!
If it works for you, check Millersalehouse.com.
You will receive one $10 eBonus Card redeemable January 1 – January 31, 2024 and one $10 eBonus Card redeemable February 1 – February 29, 2024 for Dine-In, Pick-Up, Curbside and Delivery orders placed on Millersalehouse.com. Not valid on deals, 3rd party platforms or catering. Additional terms apply.
This contest started on 11/24/23. This contest has a winner.
* Win 2- $20 Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. Gift Cards.
Jeff Eats got 2- $20 Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. Gift Cards to give to one of you guys.
The game- the first 40 “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 2- $20 Gift Cards are good at…
Patrizia’s of N.Y.C., 1544 SE 3rd Ct, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441, (954) 751-9797,
Patrizia’s of N.Y.C., 3300 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308,(954)777-6880,
and Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. locations in New York, New Jersey and Aruba.
You guys can check menu/prices/locations/info at patrizias.com.
Posted on April 8th, 2023
***** Patrizia’s of N.Y.C., 1544 SE 3rd Ct, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441, (954) 751-9797.
Got a real good Italian joint for you guys to checkout, Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. in Deerfield Beach.
Simple tale to tell, last week Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and two other couples ate dinner at Patrizia’s and the joint’s food and service killed! Indoor table and booth seating/ outdoor table seating/full indoor liquor bar, open kitchen, private party room for 50, reasonably priced full-boat menu of appetizers/ salads/ pastas/ entrees/ wood fired pizzas/ desserts, happy hour, live DJ music, open Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm/ Friday-Saturday 4pm-11pm/ Sunday noon-9pm.
Just so you guys know, if your car’s GPS goes-nuts on you, Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. in addition to Deerfield Beach has joints in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Aruba and Fort Lauderdale (3300 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308,(954-777-6880).
Let’s wrap-up Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. by saying- its food is outrageously delicious and its management team and well schooled wait-staff really know how to run a restaurant!
Trust Jeff Eats on this one- Patrizia’s of N.Y.C. in Deerfield Beach is an absolute must try!
You guys can check menu/prices/info at patrizias.com.
* Stars Of The Sixties/ Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 @ FAU- Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium.
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Stars Of The Sixties
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at 7:30 PM
FAU Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton Florida 33431
.TICKETS: ($39-$79) fauevents.universitytickets.com & poprockdoowopp.com
BOX OFFICE: (561) 297-6124
Stars of the Sixties return to FAU featuring dozens of smash hit records sung by the original artists who made them! It’s our biggest show ever, starting with everybody’s favorite Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good”, “I’m Henry VIII”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “A Kind of Hush”, “Listen People,” “A Must to Avoid,” “Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat”), plus The Association with their #1 hits, “Never My Love,” “Cherish,” and “Windy,” plus “Along Comes Mary” and “Everything That Touches You” (that total 6 gold and 3 platinum discs and a staggering 7 Grammy Awards Nominations.) Brian Hyland makes his FAU debut singing “Sealed with a Kiss,” “Gypsy Woman” and everybody’s favorite summer confection “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini.” Joining them will be The Classics IV (“Traces,” “Stormy,” “Spooky,” “Every Day with You Girl”) and fan favorites The Shades of Blue (“Oh How Happy.”) Following an unprecedented demand to bring him back to our stage, Chris Ruggiero will make a return appearance singing all your 60s favorites. A Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Production.
It’s the Holiday Season and Lou Villano performs as Paul Anka. He brings his #1 Rated show to the Boca Black Box on Sunday Afternoon, December 10th, 2023 @ 2:00 PM. Sing along to hits like Diana, You Are My Destiny, Having My Baby, Eso Beso and of course- his #1 song for Sinatra – MY WAY. Hear how Paul Anka became good friends with Sinatra and the Rat Pack crew, hits he wrote for Tom Jones, Buddy Holly and more!
* THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY featuring DANNY KORTHMAR – WADDY WACHTEL – LELAND SKLAR – RUSS KUNKEL – STEVE POSTELL.
Trust Jeff Eats on this one, killer band in an absolutely dynamite indoor concert venue- is gonna be SRO!
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You guys can check the band out at immediatefamilyband.com.
THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY featuring DANNY KORTHMAR – WADDY WACHTEL – LELAND SKLAR – RUSS KUNKEL – STEVE POSTELL.
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (7pm)
Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino
901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
Tickets Online: seasidemusicmgmt.com
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (7pm)
THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
DANNY KORTHMAR – WADDY WACHTEL – LELAND SKLAR
RUSS KUNKEL – STEVE POSTELL
Gulfstream Park inside The Sport of Kings
About this event…
The Immediate Family is a unique group of iconic musicians who have played together for decades but never as their own band. Known for their long, illustrious careers backing up such Hall-of-Fame artists such as James Taylor, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Stevie Nicks and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, guitarists Danny Kortchmar and Waddy Wachtel, drummer Russ Kunkel, and bassist Leland Sklar have come together, along with guitarist Steve Postell, to perform their own songs as The Immediate Family, a band that can legitimately be called a supergroup. The powerhouse rockers have toured nationally and in Japan.
The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”) is a rock and roll band composed of four of the most recorded, respected and sought-after players in modern music: Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and the addition of prominent touring, session guitarist and songwriter Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). Frequent collaborators both in the studio and on-stage, their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, Neil Young, David Crosby and many, many, many more. Kortchmar, Sklar and Kunkel have worked together since the early 70s and made up three-quarters of The Section, best known for both their studio and live work in support of some of the top selling singer/songwriters and solo singers in the history of music, as well as their own acclaimed instrumental albums. (By mid 70s, they were later joined by Wachtel). Collectively, these musicians helped define the sound of a generation.
Danny Kortchmar’s credits as guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician include work with James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Billy Joel, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has both written alone or collaborated with numerous artists, penning indelible tracks such as Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” and “New York Minute,” as well as Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “Shaky Town,” to name a few.
Legendary guitarist, producer and songwriter Waddy Wachtel has worked with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Randy Newman, Bryan Ferry and the late Warren Zevon, with whom he co-wrote and produced a number of hit songs including “Werewolves of London,” which The Immediate Family has included in their set list. Wachtel’s production work includes Keith Richards, Bryan Ferry, George Thorogood and The Church, and he has composed numerous scores for feature films.
Leland Sklar has performed in the studio and on tour with Phil Collins, James Taylor, Toto and Billy Cobham, to name a few. Actually, Sklar has the most credits of any of the members of The Immediate Family, having worked on over 2,600 albums.
Russ Kunkel’s credits include Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Lyle Lovett and dozens more. He has created and co-produced film scores for Mike Nichols’ Heartburn, Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk and New World Films’ Certain Fury. Production work includes Clannad, Jimmy Buffett, The Derek Trucks Band, Dan Fogelberg, Aaron Neville and others.
Steve Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others. He recorded and mixed the final 3 performances of Ravi Shankar, and has scored films including “Dying To Know” about Timothy Leary & Ram Dass and narrated by Robert Redford. He has released several solo records, including the critically acclaimed “Time Still Knockin’” on Immergent Records
Stars of the Sixties return to the Peabody, featuring dozens of smash hit records sung by the original artists who made them! Starring Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good”, “I’m Henry VIII”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “A Kind of Hush”, “Listen People,” “A Must to Avoid,” “Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat”), The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Summer in the City”, “Do You Believe in Magic?”, “Day Dream”, “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”), The Vogues (“Turn Around, Look at Me”, “You’re the One”, “5 o’Clock World”, “My Special Angel”), The Shades of Blue (“Oh How Happy”) and, back by popular demand, special guest Chris Ruggiero singing all your 60s favorites.
Every so often Jeff Eats gets asked, “What’s one of your best bbq joints?”
Just so you know, it’s Shiver’s BBQ- the only problem I got with the joint is that it’s in Homestead and Jeff Eats lives in Boca Raton! Trust me, BIG DRIVE!
Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “just” finished eating lunch there…bbq babyback ribs, bbq beef ribs, bbq chicken, corn nuggets, cornbread soufflé, sweet potato souffle, corn on the cob, French fries- everything was dynamite!
Jeff Eats first told you guys about Shiver’s on September 18, 2011…like I said earlier, Big Drive!
All I know, if Shiver’s was closer to my Boca Raton home, I’d “literally” be eating in the joint all the time!
Let’s play Southerner…got a great bbq joint for you, Shiver’s BBQ in Homestead. Shiver’s has been around for something like 50 years. Just so you know, we are talking “smoked goods” here—so, if the sweet sauces of Tony Roma’s or Bobby Rubino’s are your game–come prepared! Personally, I’m not a huge smoked-fan…but Shiver’s like the Three Pigs, has the formula for Just Right. You can check menu/prices at www.shiversbbq.com.
Shiver’s got a cute idea going…you eat at long picnic tables which line the joint. So in theory, you “could” be eating with strangers. Over the years, I’ve seen this seating thing done at other joints—Shorty’s B-B-Q in Miami (9200 South Dixie Highway) which has been around since 1951, has a similar setup (see review 7/10/08)…I also remember eating in a few Amish joints in Lancaster, Pennsylvania—they had “group” seating, but also had family style portions—but that’s a whole ‘nother story.
A recent outing had me doing…corn nuggets, macaroni & cheese, cornbread souffle, french fries, babyback ribs, bbq chicken, pulled pork. Let me make this real-simple…Shiver’s BBQ is right-up there with the best bbq joints that- this originally from Brooklyn boy has ever eaten in. Everything was outrageously delicious.
Y’all–Shiver’s is a homerun.
Shiver’s BBQ is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
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