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Jessica Kirson (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

This article first appeared on 2/23/18. Just checked the Boca Black Box- box office (bocablackbox.com) and goldstar.com (discount tickets) and there are a handful of tickets left for tonight’s (Saturday- April 21, 2018 7pm and 9pm) shows. Trust Jeff Eats on this one, one very funny lady!

Posted on February 23rd, 2018
* Jessica Kirson.

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- that I’ve seen a lot- and I do mean a lot of comedians in my day!

Jessica Kirson is one very funny lady!

Don’t Miss Her!

The Skinny:

Jessica Kirson

Saturday, Apr-21-2018 (7pm) & (9pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036

Tickets: bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (discount tickets)

from bocablackbox.com.

Jessica Kirson’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you’ve seen her amazing talent, it’s easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall’s Women in Comedy, Comedy Central’s South Beach, Montreal, and HBO’s Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian” in New York City. Her YouTube channel “The Jessy K Show” has more than 100 videos with a combined total of over 2.5 million views. In 2013, she launched her own podcast titled, “The Jessica Kirson Podcast.”

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MUSIC FEST- CINCO DE MAYO (Stuart Memorial Park- Stuart)

* MUSIC FEST- CINCO DE MAYO.

Jeff Eats just picked-up 2- $25 VIP Tickets!

This “one” should be fun…

MUSIC FEST- CINCO DE MAYO

Sat, May 5, 2018
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT

Stuart Memorial Park
300 Southeast Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994

DESCRIPTION
Stuart Memorial Park will come alive with explosive rock ‘n’ roll Saturday, May 5 – that’s right, Cinco de Mayo – when the Pure Zeppelin Experience takes the stage in support of the new Road to Victory Military Museum, and the ongoing fight against multiple sclerosis.
The concert begins at 5 p.m., following a day of family fun in the park. Starting at 10 a.m., the events will include an antique car show, military vehicle displays, weapons demonstration, RC boat shows and demonstrations and more.
Food trucks, as well as beer, wine, water and soft drinks, will be on site.
General admission tickets, for the entire day, are $5. VIP tickets for the concert, $25, include reserved seating, a taco bar, plus Coronas and Margaritas provided by Mulligan’s Beach House.
The concert features the Pure Zeppelin Experience – longtime partners with the Artists For MS organization – with Never Stop Believin’: A Tribute to Journey and singer/songwriter Scott Benge.
The Pure Zeppelin Experience is a Florida-based tribute band that reproduces a full Led Zeppelin concert, the madness and the majesty, to thrilling, chest-pounding effect. From “Dazed and Confused” and “Ramble On” to “Over the Hills and Far Away” and “Kashmir,” The Pure Zeppelin Experience is the musical, physical and spiritual manifestation of the great Led Zeppelin, for our times. Their explosive, full-immersion show, augmented by a full laser light production, goes for the deep, deep cuts as well as the more well-known Zeppelin numbers.
Tickets are available online at showclix.com/event/PUREZEPPELIN, and will be available at the gate.

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Pino’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen (Bonita Springs)

Posted on April 20th, 2018 · Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · 2 Comments »


***** Pino’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, 24600 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs 34134, (239) 676-5332.

Got a real good “mom & pop” Italian red sauce joint for you guys to checkout- Pino’s Pizzeria & Kitchen in Bonita Springs.

Simple tale to tell here- appetizers/ salads/ pizzas/ subs/ pastas/ calzones-strombolis/ entrees (soup or salad, pasta side, garlic knots), handful of inside and outside tables, reasonable prices, real solid food, pleasant service, open Monday-Friday 11am-9pm- Saturday 4pm-9pm- closed Sunday.

Last week, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did lunch at Pino’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen and I gotta tell you- the joint came through with flying colors!

Just so you know, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats only did an Antipasto Salad ($11.50) and a 16” Cheese Pizza ($13.99)- that said, based on these 2- “dishes” – I’m kinda thinking that the rest of Pino’s stuff is also gonna be real good. Definitely one of the best Antpasto Salads that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have had in Florida since this Jeff Eats’ gig started some 12-years. Same story for the New York Style Pizza (thin crust/crispy/sweet sauce) that we ordered!

You can check menu/prices/ info at pinospizzeria.net.

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances (Pompano Beach Amphitheater- Pompano Beach)

This article first appeared on 12/18/17. Jeff Eats just checked the Pompano Beach Amphitheater Box-Office (theamppompano.org) and there are some real good seats left for Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (7:30pm)- guaranteed SRO, so if you wanna go- it’s time to make your move on the ticket front!

Posted on December 18th, 2017

* Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances.

Just announced…

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (7:30pm)

Pompano Beach Amphitheater
1806 Northeast 6th Street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Box Office: (954) 946-2402

Tickets Go On Sale: 12/21/17 at 10am at theamppompano.org

Just a “drop” of background on the iconic, brilliant, legendary Rock N Roller- Brian Wilson…

from theamppompano.org

“I would have the musicians keep playing over and over again till the sound made sense. I worked overtime on that; I worked hours to get it right. If the sound didn’t make any sense, then I wouldn’t know what to do — I’d be lost! It’s instinct that tells me. I have an instinct for music, or a feeling about it, and I’ll have my feelings guide my hands.”

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He is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson’s remarkable journey began in a modest Hawthorne, California home that was filled with music. His mom and dad both played piano, and as a young “boy soprano,” Brian’s vocal gift was immediately evident. He had also started singing harmonies…literally “in their room”…with his two younger brothers (Dennis and Carl). As a teen in the 1950s, he became obsessed with the harmonic blend of groups like the Four Freshmen, and then, in the early 1960s, inspired to combine multi-part vocal harmony with the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Brian found his place in the musical sun. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys.

By 1966, though, glorious harmonies, ingenious hooks and four years of virtually uninterrupted creative growth and commercial success was no longer enough to satisfy Wilson, and as his artistic horizons expanded dramatically, he produced three records in that landmark year that forever changed the course of popular music.

The first was Pet Sounds; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” it is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the process of bringing it to life, its composer, arranger and producer (that is, Mr. Wilson) rewrote all the rules of what a record could be; as one observer noted, its release was “Independence Day” for rock ‘n’ roll. Primarily working with a new collaborator (lyricist and songwriter Tony Asher), the album featured a dozen originals (including two astounding instrumentals); Pet Sounds was a musical canvas as boundless as Brian’s heart. (Ironically, when you hear the lost innocence in the wail of “Caroline No,” you realize that Pet Sounds not only heals our broken heart but Brian’s too.)

On the charts in America, the album reached #10 and featured four hit singles (including two Top 10 hits, a reworking of the folk standard “Sloop John B” [#3] and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” [#8] as well as two others that cracked the Top 40—“God Only Knows” and “Caroline No”). The former is considered by many, including Sir Paul McCartney, to be one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded; the latter was released as a solo single under the name “Brian Wilson”. (NOTE: It would be twenty years before there would be another Brian Wilson solo single.)

Brian’s second studio masterpiece in 1966 was a track that he first cut during the Pet Sounds session, but it wasn’t included on the album because it was not only unfinished but destined for a different kind of greatness. As spring turned to summer, as Brian repeatedly “tracked” different arrangements and pieces of it, he began to close in on completing what he once called “the biggest production of our lives.”

Over more than a dozen sessions, the Pet Sounds outtake began to take shape as the next Beach Boys single, and when it was unleashed on the world forty years ago in the fall of ’66, it stunned everybody. It was not just the Beach Boys’ first million-selling, worldwide #1 but an absolute milestone in recording history. “Good Vibrations” was a record that the legendary publicist Derek Taylor called a “pocket symphony”; given its kaleidoscopic movements, it was an apt description, as Wilson demonstrated the breadth of his musical vision as well as how the recording studio could be both an artist’s garret and a key instrument in creating his art.

Everybody in the industry was asking “How did he do it?” and “What is he going to do next?” The answer would take shape through a new collaboration, this time with an inspired poet, a young studio musician and burgeoning songwriter, Van Dyke Parks.

And so as “Good Vibrations” headed from final mix to master to pressing plant, Brian and Van Dyke began work on his third major production of ‘66, an album Brian believed would be “a teenage symphony to God.” Smile was to feature such Wilson/Parks songs as “Heroes & Villains,” “Surf’s Up,” “Wonderful,” “Cabin Essence” and the wordless a cappella marvel, “Our Prayer.” Those who heard the “work in progress” were hailing it as the cutting edge of a “new” sound. A suite of songs that combined classical composition, multi-part harmonies, rock rhythms, wondrous wordplay and an avant-garde sensibility, it was somehow going to be both ahead of its time and timeless. Smile quickly became one of the most anticipated works of the rock era.

In the meantime, the 1966 combination of Pet Sounds [which reached #2 on the UK chart] and “Good Vibrations” [#1 both stateside and in England] was so potent that when the Beach Boys arrived in London for a fall tour, they were greeted with a mania worthy of England’s most famous musical export. And from London to Los Angeles, those two records…one a “long-player” that lasted less than 40 minutes, the other a single that at the time of its release was one of the longest #1 hits ever…set the stage for what was seen by Brian as “the next step.”

In late 1966, the music world and such iconic figures as Leonard Bernstein (who featured Brian playing “Surf’s Up” on a 1967 CBS news special about the musical revolution that Brian was leading) believed that Wilson was, for the third time in one year, again rewriting the “rulebook” on what a pop record could be.

Having just succeeded with “Good Vibrations,” Smile was to be an entire album written and recorded in that same style…what might be called “modular” music. Brian was nearly done with Smile when a combination of circumstances (record industry pressure, technical challenges, personal issues, internal group dynamics, etc.) forced him to shelve it.

Everybody, especially the Beatles, had been watching and waiting to hear how Brian would follow-up “Good Vibrations.” As their producer Sir George Martin regretfully noted, “We waited in vain.” During the subsequent 37 years, Smile became the most famous unfinished, unreleased album ever.

Yet, throughout the years, even as Wilson battled his personal demons and rode the roller coaster of professional ups and downs, he continued to produce intimate musical gems, continued to make beautiful music. There were entire albums (1968’s jazzy Friends, 1977’s cult favorite Love You) and tracks (“Time To Get Alone”, “This Whole World”, “Add Some Music To Your Day”, “’Til I Die”, “Marcella” and “Sail On Sailor”) that let us know that his compositional and arranging magic was still intact. Extended pieces such as 1973’s “Mt. Vernon & Fairway” indicated that the quirky brilliance that had been at the hallmark of SMiLE was still in play.

Sadly, for a long while the music took a back seat as Wilson struggled, in the words of the Pet Sounds song “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times,” to find a place to fit in, to survive. His journey back to music took place in fits and starts.

In 1988, Wilson finally released his first solo album, which featured “Love and Mercy,” the beautiful “message” song that often ends his concerts, vintage compositions (e.g. “Melt Away,” “There’s So Many,” “Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long”) as well as his first extended piece since the SMiLE era, a “modular” suite called “Rio Grande”.

In 1990, the reissue of Wilson’s glorious 1960s Beach Boys productions was highlighted by the debut of Pet Sounds on CD, earning that album the recognition that had often eluded it, bringing a new generation to the music and pushing it to gold and then platinum status. 1993’s “Good Vibrations” 5-CD collection (which included the first official release of outtakes from the SMiLE sessions) was a stunning career overview and 1997’s The Pet Sounds Sessions box set earned Wilson a Grammy nomination, his first since “Good Vibrations.” Those retrospectives fueled a major reassessment of Wilson’s artistic contribution.

In 1995, after Brian married Melinda Ledbetter, he at last had what he called “emotional security,” which gave him the confidence to return full-time to music. Reuniting with his old friend, SMiLE collaborator Van Dyke Parks, Brian sang the lead vocals and multi-part background harmonies for the acclaimed Orange Crate Art. Next, in 1998, came his second solo album, Imagination. Filled with solid Wilson originals and extraordinary layered harmonies, Wilson’s shockingly strong vocals were, for many, the highlight of Imagination.

As the 20th century came to a close, one of its most beloved composers began one of the most improbable artistic reinventions ever—Brian became a concert performer. Conquering his legendary stage-fright, Wilson went on his first solo tour in 1999, taking center stage at a series of concerts which finally gave his fans the opportunity to return the love they’d received from his music.

In the summer of 2000, Wilson began a series of “dreams come true” events when he kicked off his acclaimed Pet Sounds symphonic tour, taking that studio creation to concert halls around the world (from the Hollywood Bowl to London’s Royal Festival Hall to the Sydney Opera House), giving audiences the opportunity to experience Wilson’s production masterpiece as a living, breathing work of art. Those shows received more than a few reviews calling it “the best concert ever”. With good reason. Few had believed that Pet Sounds would ever be performed live, let alone with its creator infusing compositions like “Don’t Talk” and “Caroline No” with the kind of passionate performances that on some nights actually exceeded the record.

Welcomed back to the world of music (through such honors as induction into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”), Wilson was feted in 2001 at “An All Star Tribute” at Radio City Music Hall. Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, David Crosby, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb and Sir George Martin were some of the greats who assembled to honor Brian on that rainy March night. In addition to a generous sampling of Wilson’s Beach Boys song catalogue, the evening included a start-to-finish performance of the entire Pet Sounds album by the assembled cast.

The following year, Wilson was the only American rocker at the Queen’s Jubilee, sharing the backyard stage at Buckingham Palace with, among so many others, Sir Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. These events led to a series of appearances at charity concerts (Brian joined Sir Paul for a landmine benefit; Mr. Clapton took to the stage with Brian at a concert that raised money for cancer research) and studio collaborations that were featured on Wilson’s third solo album, 2004’s Gettin’ In Over My Head.

Yet, throughout all of this, Brian never lost sight of the music that had become “the holy grail” of pop—SMiLE. Inspired by the Radio City tribute, where he performed “Heroes & Villains” for the first time in decades, Wilson began to add SMiLE songs to his live sets. Then, in 2003, the day after receiving the UK’s prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement, Wilson announced the impossible. Against all odds and in the face of enormous expectation, Wilson and Van Dyke Parks reunited and with the able assistance of key band member Darian Sahanaja, set out do a version of SMiLE.

Adding a new layer of surprise to the SMiLE story, SMiLE, which had been conceived as a revolutionary studio record, would come to life “live on stage.” In February 2004, Brian Wilson’s version of SMiLE was revealed to the world in a week of dramatic “dream-fulfilling” SRO concerts at London’s Royal Festival Hall, where it was greeted with ecstatic response from fans, rock royalty and assembled music media from around the globe.

After an extended tour of the UK and Europe, Brian and his band recorded an all-new studio version of SMiLE, and completed an acclaimed U.S. tour (which included two-night stands at America’s twin peaks of concert stages, Carnegie Hall in New York and Disney Hall in Los Angeles). BRIAN WILSON presents SMiLE was released in September, 2004. Like the concerts, the album exceeded expectations and was received with unbridled joy and thrilling reviews. It topped many “Album of The Year” lists, went “gold” in the UK and earned Wilson his first Grammy Award. A two-disc Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE DVD set, released in 2005, garnered Wilson yet another Grammy nomination.

In the midst of all the Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE success, Wilson was honored by his peers in 2005 at a NARAS’ “MusiCares Person of the Year” tribute featuring Barenaked Ladies, Jeff Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Legend, Darlene Love, Michael McDonald, Billy Preston and Neil Young. Later that year, Brian and his band were among the headliners at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and also played at “Live Eight,” making Brian one of the very few artists to appear at both that event and “Live Aid.”

In the fall of 2005, What I Really Want For Christmas, Brian’s first solo album of holiday music, was released by Clive Davis’ Arista label. And in the fall of 2006, Wilson took time out from his composing work to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pet Sounds with complete performances of the album at a handful of concerts. Then, it was back to the piano, to put the finishing touches on his first all-new full-length work in years. “That Lucky Old’ Sun,” his musical tribute to California, premiered in London last September at a series of sold-out concerts at Royal Festival Hall, the venue that had commissioned the piece as part of the celebration of its grand re-opening.

At the same time London critics and audiences were being thrilled by these new sounds, Wilson was receiving word that he was going to receive America’s highest artistic tribute—The Kennedy Center Honor. In December, 2007, Wilson, his family and friends gathered in Washington, D.C. where he joined fellow honorees including Martin Scorcese and Diana Ross at a gala event at the Kennedy Center.

Wilson, the father of seven, including daughters Carnie and Wendy from a previous marriage and Daria, Delanie, Dylan, Dash and Dakota Rose spends his time juggling activities with his kids while jumping back into the studio. In 2008 Wilson returned to Capitol Records and released the critically acclaimed “That Lucky Old’ Sun” that Rolling Stone Magazine praised as “Brian’s strongest new work in years.” Brian and his band toured the album of what many are proclaiming his latest…and perhaps most joyous…masterpiece.

In 2009 Wilson announced his next project, a groundbreaking collaboration with one of his musical heroes George Gershwin. With the blessing of the Gershwin estate he was able to complete 2 unfinished fragments of music by the late composer. This historical moment in music history will be released in 2010 on Walt Disney Records. The album will also include Wilson’s versions of his all time favorite Gershwin tunes.

If you’ve seen Brian in concert, you’ve already witnessed the magic and the celebration. If you’ve heard his records, you know why he’s been called the Mozart of Rock, the Gershwin of his generation. In a culture where trends change overnight, Wilson has gone the distance. It’s been said that if music is math, then Wilson just might be Einstein. But no comparisons are really necessary; he’s Brian Wilson, an American composer, arranger and producer whose work has proved to be as powerful as faith, as timeless as love and as heartfelt as mercy.

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An Intimate Conversation with Legends of The Ring- Hulk Hogan & Rick Flair (Hard Rock Event Center- Hollywood)

* An Intimate Conversation with Legends of The Ring- Hulk Hogan & Rick Flair.

Just announced…

An Intimate Conversation with Legends of The Ring- Hulk Hogan & Rick Flair

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (9pm)
Terrace Ballroom at the Hard Rock Event Center, Hollywood
Tickets: ticketmaster.com $155- $280

Just between you and Jeff Eats, I’m kinda thinking that I’d rather spend $155-$280 on anything-else rather than listening to the 64 year old Hogan and the 68 year old Flair reminiscing about their long-ago wrestling careers! Guaranteed that Hogan won’t mention the 1988 movie screening where Jeff Eats jumped on his back literally scaring the shit out of him (Hogan).

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Men arrested at Starbucks were there for business meeting hoping to change ‘our lives’

Posted on April 19th, 2018 · Music/Events/Other · 6 Comments »

* Men arrested at Starbucks were there for business meeting hoping to change ‘our lives.’

I’m assuming that you guys have heard about the 2 black guys who were recently arrested at a Starbucks…

I don’t know about you guys- but every time I’ve been in a Starbucks there have literally been a load of people sitting on chairs busy using Starbucks’ wi-fi service who haven’t bought a damn thing!

I also know that purchase or no purchase- Jeff Eats and/or Mrs. Jeff Eats would have been “directed” to the store’s bathroom and in a million years- the store manager would never have called the police “on” us and that if he/or she did- the police would never ever have arrested us!

I also know that Starbucks should pay each of these guys $250,000 and call it a day!

from yahoo.com
Men arrested at Starbucks were there for business meeting hoping to change ‘our lives’

Good Morning America
MORGAN WINSOR and KELLY MCCARTHY
Good Morning AmericaApril 19, 2018

The two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia last week and accused of trespassing say they were there for a business meeting that they had hoped would change their lives.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson came forward this morning on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” to publicly share their story for the first time.

The 23-year-old entrepreneurs and longtime friends said they were waiting to meet a potential business partner at the Starbucks in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood April 12 when a barista asked them whether they wanted to order anything. They declined and told her they were just there for a quick meeting, they said.

Nelson said he immediately asked to use the restroom when they walked in but was informed it was for paying customers only. So the pair sat at a table and waited for the person with whom they were scheduled to meet.

Then they saw police officers enter the store and speak with the manager, they said.

“I was thinking, ‘They can’t be here for us,'” Robinson said in the interview with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “We have meetings at Starbucks all the time.”

PHOTO: Two men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, April 12, 2018. (Twitter)
PHOTO: Two men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, April 12, 2018. (Twitter)
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They didn’t think anything of it until the officers approached their table and told them they needed to leave, they said.

“It was just, ‘Get out, you have to leave. You’re not buying anything, so you shouldn’t be here,'” Nelson told “GMA.”

They said they calmly told the officers they were there for a meeting, and Robinson said he even called the person for whom they were waiting. But the officers repeatedly insisted that they leave, they said.

“It’s a real estate meeting. We’ve been working on this for months,” Robinson said. “We’re days away from changing our whole entire situation, our lives, and you about to sit here telling me I can’t do that? You’re not doing that.”

The officers ultimately handcuffed Nelson and Robinson, and escorted them out of the Starbucks and into a squad car before taking them to the police station. Both men were later freed and the charges they were facing — trespassing and disturbance — were dropped that night.

PHOTO: Two men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, April 12, 2018. (Twitter)
PHOTO: Two men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, April 12, 2018. (Twitter)
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An onlooker, Melissa DePino, captured the incident on video, which has been viewed more than 10 million times online and prompted protests outside the coffee giant’s location on Spruce Street.

DePino, a 50-year-old writer and mother of two, told ABC News a Starbucks barista shouted from behind the counter at the two men to make a purchase or leave.

“They were sitting quietly minding their own business, and waiting for their friend to come,” she said in an interview Sunday.

Robinson said police never read them their Miranda rights when they were handcuffed and they were held in custody for eight hours.

“There was no reasoning,” he said. “They had nothing. They just kept using ‘defiant trespassing’ as their excuse for putting us behind bars.”

The Philadelphia Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment this morning. But Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said in a video testimonial released Saturday that his officers “did absolutely nothing wrong.”

“I can tell you candidly these officers did a service they were called to do,” Ross said.

The police commissioner also accused the men of being disrespectful to the officers and said that both were given several chances to leave, but they refused.

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DePietro’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (West Palm Beach)

Posted on April 19th, 2018 · Italian Pizza Subs/Salads West Palm Beach · No Comments »

***** DePietro’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 2550 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, (561) 697-4992.

You guys and Jeff Eats both know that here in Florida there are more “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints than there are Chins in a Chinese phonebook (I know, Soupy Sales 1957!)- with that in mind, the goal here (that being jeffeats.com) is to find-according to Jeff Eats’ tastebuds the best ones!

Unless you’re two years or younger, or you’re a recently arrived visitor from Planet Venus- you know that the DePietro’s has booth/table seating, a reasonably priced menu loaded with- appetizers/ salads/ calzones/ strombolis/ subs/ pastas/ pizzas/ entrees most of which come with soup or salad, pasta side, garlic rolls!

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and Daughter Jeff Eats gave DePietro’s a shot and I gotta tell you- the joint scored real-good! All 3-Eats enjoyed the food and the service was as pleasant as could be!

Let me wrap DePietro’s up by telling you guys that you can check menu/prices/info at depietrospizzeriaandrestaurant.net, that it’s open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm/ closed Sunday and that if the joint was a drop closer to Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats would be real steady customers!

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Win A $50 Silver Pond Gift Card (Lauderdale Lakes)

This contest started on 4/13/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $50 Silver Pond Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $50 Silver Pond Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 35 “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 $50 Gift Card is good at Silver Pond, 4285 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319, (954) 486-8885.

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Posted on August 3rd, 2012

***** Silver Pond, 4285 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319, (954) 486-8885.

Back on December 13, 2006 Jeff Eats did a “story” on Silver Pond a Lauderdale Lakes Chinese joint…suffice it to say, I absolutely hated the food. Well! Almost 6-years have come and gone since that initial-review and during that time Jeff Eats-received numerous positive written and verbal comments about Silver Pond. Many who corresponded, insinuated that Jeff Eats was crazy and that Silver Pond was one of the best, if not THEE BEST Chinese restaurant in South Florida…I will tell you included in THEE BEST group was Brother Jeff Eats and Brother Jeff Eats’ wife, Sister-In-Law Jeff Eats. Now nothing for nothing, Jeff Eats is one tough-cookie…despite that “toughness” last night I finally gave-in and gave Silver Pond another try.

Applying my Brooklyn-Jewish-Chinese taste-test circa 1959…I “sampled” wonton soup, roast pork fried rice, bbq ribs, pan fried dumplings, sweet & sour chicken, sweet & sour pork chops, general tso’s chicken, lobster in garlic sauce, roast duck…

Here’s my “current” take on Silver Pond…the wonton-soup was good, but not great—the roast pork fried rice was good, but I’ve had better—the bbq ribs were delicious, right up there with best of breed—the pan fried dumplings were delicious—the sweet & sour chicken was very good—the sweet & sour pork chops were delicious—the general tso’s chicken wasn’t too good—the lobster in garlic sauce was delicious—the roast duck was delicious.

Would I go back? Absolutely! Can’t really give you an answer as to why my 2006 and 2012 “opinions” are so diametrically opposed. What I do know, is that when I ate there in 2006 the food stunk…I also know, that last night’s meal was very-very good. Go figure!

I think, actually I know that if you do a simple Silver Pond “search”—you will find numerous “comments”—that the joint has 2- menus, one in English and one in Chinese—that this is a “real” Hong Kong Style Chinese Restaurant—that this is an “authentic” Chinese restaurant not some Cantonese fast food joint—that the joint is always jammed with Chinese people eating there…for what it’s worth, Jeff Eats learned a long-long time ago that South Florida is loaded with balmalochas (for those who don’t know, balmalochas is the sarcastic yiddish term for “experts”)! For what it’s worth, most people (Jeff Eats included) don’t have a clue as to what good Hong Kong Chinese food is all about. Hell! I can’t even figure out how to use a pair of chopsticks. What I do know, is that my Brooklyn sensibilities tell-me, that I enjoyed almost every dish I had, the prices were “mom & pop” Chinese restaurant reasonable, there was a ton of food, the service was just fine, that I enjoyed eating with my family and that Brother Jeff Eats picked up the check!

In closing, Jeff Eats is really glad that he was “talked” into trying Silver Pond again.

Silver Pond is open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-midnight, Saturday-Sunday noon-midnight, closed on Tuesday.

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Posted on December 13th, 2006
Silver Pond
4285 North State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
(954) 486-8885

I got a “project” for you.

I want you to “Google” Silver Pond which is a Chinese Restaurant located in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. After you find some sites, read a handful of the “many-many” favorable reviews that this joint has gotten over the years. Please pay especially “close” attention, to the reviews that rate this as one of the best Chinese restaurants in South Florida and on “par” with restaurants in New York City’s Chinatown, blah, blah, blah. Then I want you to go and try this joint and report back to me, as to how you rate the food. End of project. By the way, Silver Pond is open every day for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesday.

Just so you know, I think that Silver Pond is one of the crappiest Chinese joints that I have ever eaten in. As for the numerous Chinese patrons who frequent this restaurant, they obviously don’t know #@$^ about what good Chinese food is all about.

Waiting to read the ” final results” of your project.

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Win A $25 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card (Boca Raton)

Posted on April 17th, 2018 · Boca Raton Deals Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · 25 Comments »

This contest started on 4/15/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 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 Gift Card is good at Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

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Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
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March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

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Win A $50 Hong Kong City BBQ Gift Card (Tamarac)

This contest started on 4/13/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $50 Hong Kong City Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $50 Hong Kong City Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 35 “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 $50 Gift Card is good at Hong King City BBQ, 5301 North State Road &, Tamarac, Florida 33319, (954) 777-3832.

Check hkcitybbq.com for location/menu/prices/info.

Posted on May 16th, 2014 · BBQ Chinese Tamarac

***** Hong Kong City BBQ, 5301 North State Road 7, Tamarac, Florida 33319, (954) 777-3832.

Got a real-good Chinese joint for you…Hong Kong City BBQ in Tamarac.

The beautiful thing about Hong Kong City BBQ is that nobody in your car is gonna bitch about going there. The reason Jeff Eats says that, the joint has dim sum, Brooklyn-Jewish-American Chinese food circa 1957 and authentic Chinese food (whatever that is?).

Anyway,

A party of 6-of us recently gave Hong Kong City BBQ a shot and I gotta tell you, the food was right on the money.

Let me give you a fast run down of what was ordered…
House Wonton Soup.
Egg Drop Soup.
Chicken Corn Soup.
Pan Fried Pot Stickers.
BBQ Roasted Honey Roasted Spareribs.
BBQ Roasted 1/2 Duck.
Shrimp Pan Fried Noodles.
Roast Pork Fried Rice.
Peking Pork Chops.
Sweet & Sour Pork.
Steam Whole Tilapia.
Lobster Cantonese.

Now, nothing for nothing–not one person in our party “didn’t find what to eat” and everyone agreed that the food was really good. The prices are “neighborhood” Chinese joint prices, the décor is neighborhood Chinese joint décor. Playing to its name–Hong King City BBQ (with the emphasis on BBQ) the joint has some bbq chickens/ducks/pigs hanging over the front counter–which gives the joint a nice New York City Chinatown Dump feel.

You guys know that Jeff Eats really isn’t into doing “pecking orders”…that said, the House Wonton Soup, BBQ Honey Roasted Spareribs, Peking Pork Chops and Sweet & Sour Pork were at the top of my list. Like I said before, everything was really good, but the stuff I just mentioned–was really-really good.

I’m just guessing here, but I’m thinking that some of you guys may want to know: Does Hong Kong City BBQ have any “Early Bird” deals? Yes “Virginia”-from 3pm-7pm- 7 days a week Hong Kong City BBQ has an Early Bird which gets you–soup/egg roll/white or fried rice/entrée.

Let me wrap this one up,

Jeff Eats really enjoyed Hong Kong City BBQ. Give this joint a shot- I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

You can check menu/other stuff at http://www.hkcitybbq.com.

Hong Kong City BBQ is open Monday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-11pm.