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“What Happens at The Skolnick—Stays at The Skolnick!” (The Skolnick Theater- Pompano Beach)

Originally posted on October 18th, 2021.

* What Happens at The Skolnick—Stays at The Skolnick!”.

This is a complimentary event, courtesy of the City of Pompano Beach!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one- you guys don’t want to miss Fogel and Villano!

Just A Taste…

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Jay Black, Lead Singer of Rock Group Jay and the Americans, Dies at 82

Posted on October 23rd, 2021 · Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

* Jay Black, Lead Singer of Rock Group Jay and the Americans, Dies at 82.

First- met Jay Black (David Blatt) in April, 1972 at the Forest Hills Country Club in Queens, New York…

No question in my mind- Jay was one of Rock N Roll’s greatest lead singers!

JAY, REST IN PEACE

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From Hollywoodreporter.com

Jay Black, Lead Singer of Rock Group Jay and the Americans, Dies at 82

Among the group’s 21 charting hits were “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.”

BY TRILBY BERESFORD

OCTOBER 23, 2021 6:09PM

Jay Black, lead singer of rock group Jay and the Americans, has died from complications due to pneumonia, his family announced on Saturday. He was 82.

Born in Brooklyn and originally named David Blatt, Black changed his name upon joining Jay and the Americans, in which he replaced Jay Traynor. The band’s albums include Come a Little Bit Closer and Sands of Time.

Among the group’s 21 charting hits were “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Fans would call Black “The Voice” because of his impressive vocal range.

The band, which was most active in the 1960s, made numerous appearances on pop radio programs including Hullabaloo and Where the Action Is; as well as variety shows such as The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and The Merv Griffin Show. In 1964, Jay and the Americans opened for The Beatles at their first U.S. concert tour.

After the group disbanded in 1973, Black continued performing performing and often included “Pretty Woman” and “Cryin” in his live act as a tribute to music icon Roy Orbison. He also acted in the TV movie Contract on Cherry Street, which starred Frank Sinatra and Joe De Santis.

Black is survived by four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

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10th Annual Chili Cook-Off And Beer Tasting Event (Tequesta)

Posted on October 23rd, 2021 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other Tequesta · No Comments »

* 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off And Beer Tasting Event.

For you guys who like to “follow” Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ social calendar…

10th Annual Chili Cook-Off And Beer Tasting Event

Information/Tickets: tequestachilicookoff.com

Saturday, November 13th, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Paradise Park
One Main Street
Tequesta, FL 33469

32 Teams of Public Safety, Military and the Private Sector compete for the best chili around to raise money for 5 veterans organizations.

About this event

The 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Beer Tasting Event honors our local veterans with a day of:

An award ceremony honoring WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Wounded Veterans and Gold Star Families.

Military fly-overs from the US Coast Guard, PBC Sheriff’s Office and the Pratt Whitney Black Hawk.

32 Teams from public safety, military and the private sector compete for the best chili; Judging is done by15 local celebrity judges; there is also a People’s Choice Award voted on by all attendees.

Craft beer and seltzers from Tequesta Brewing Company

Live music by Rogue Theory, The Matt Butler Band, the Black Pearl Pipes and Drums, and PBC Fire Rescue

VIP food provided by McCarthy’s Irish Pub and Hogsnappers

100% of the proceeds go to: Wounded Veteran’s Relief Fund, SE Florida Honor Flight, Operation 300, Renewal Coalition and Tequesta Friends of Public Safety, Inc.

This is a 21 and Older Event; No pets allowed. Clear bag event.

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Win A 100% Cotton Rolling Stones Vintage Tee Shirt

Posted on October 22nd, 2021 · Contests Deals Music/Events/Other · 30 Comments »

This contest started on 10/21/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A 100% Cotton Rolling Stones Vintage Tee Shirt. This contest has a winner.

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!

By the way- you guys don’t have to worry about “sizes”- Jeff Eats can handle…Ladies or Mens- small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large!

The shirt’s retail value $27.50.

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Win A $20 Zinger’s Delicatessen Gift Card (Boca Raton)

Posted on October 22nd, 2021 · American Boca Raton Contests Deals Delicatessen · 25 Comments »

This contest started on 10/21/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Zinger’s Delicatessen Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Zinger’s Delicatessen Gift Card for one of you guys!

The game- the first 20 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at Zinger’s Delicatessen, 7132 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 826-7323. Check zingersdeli.com for menu/prices/info.

Posted on August 26th, 2012

* “Zinger’s Delicatessen–1 Year Anniversay”

About a year-ago, I told you guys about Zinger’s Delicatessen which had just opened in Boca Raton. One year later–some things bear repeating…

Zinger’s Delicatessen is one of the best, if not the best–New York Kosher Style Deli in South Florida.

I have “reprinted” Jeff Eats’ August 18, 2011 review…and it needs “only” three minor changes:
1: Zinger’s is open 7 days a week for lunch/dinner and for breakfast on Saturday-Sunday,
2: Zinger’s “current” potato knishes are as good as the pushcart-ones I mentioned.
3: Zinger’s website is up and running.

If real New York Kosher Style deli is you game, you gotta try Zinger’s Delicatessen!

***** Zinger’s Delicatessen, 7132 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 826-7323.

If, delicious- New York Kosher Style Deli is your game—you absolutely, positively have to give Zinger’s Delicatessen in Boca Raton a try.

For you fressers out there…Zinger’s in a “former” life, was Pastrami Queen (see 9/12/08 writeup)…to make a long story short, family “matters” resulted in Pastrami Queen closing in late 2010. This past Tuesday, Zinger’s opened for business—for our purposes, SAME OWNER!–NEW “NYC” DECOR!–SAME TERRIFIC FOOD!

Last night I ate dinner at Zinger’s.

Zinger’s is located in the exact-spot where Pastrami Queen was. Gary Zinger who owned Pastrami Queen is Zinger’s owner. The restaurant’s layout hasn’t changed, but the decor has…let’s just say, that stainless steel walls/ceiling and art-deco signage rival the best-deli decor here and in NYC. The joint has 3-flat screen tvs and a takeout counter that will make you want to quit Weight Watchers.

Let’s talk food…

To be perfectly honest with you, I seriously doubt that there is a better New York Kosher Style Deli down here in South Florida. I’ll even go so-far as to say, Zinger’s Delicatessen can easily hold its own with legendary players like NYC’s- Carneige, Stage, 2nd Avenue and Katz’s delis…if you aren’t a native Nooo Yoorker, please feel free to insert your hometown favorite delis’ names.

Just so you know, I was a Pastrami Queen “regular”…so, it was absolutely impossible to eat-at Zinger’s, shall we say incognito. The meal was “on the arm” with Gary Zinger literally having me “try” everything in the joint. Take it for what it’s worth, the pastrami, corned beef, brisket, turkey off the bone are as good as it gets. The joint also makes- delicious, potato pancakes-chopped liver-tuna salad-chicken salad-matzoh ball soup-smashed French fries-Italian beef sub.

Just so we are straight…don’t want you to think that I’m a Zinger’s shill—I’ve eaten better potato knishes—like the ones my father, brother Andy and I use to get in 1958 from the pushcart stationed right outside of Fortunoff on Livonia Avenue in Brooklyn while waiting for my mother to finish shopping.

Trust me on this…Zinger’s is a homerun.

Like I said before, I tried a load of stuff. I will tell you, that the sandwiches being delivered to the tables were nice-sized… I didn’t see one group leave without a doggy bag… and no one bitched to Gary about the service/prices.

Zinger’s website is www.zingersdelicom. The site is currently under construction, so give it some-time to get up and running.

Zinger’s does breakfast, lunch and dinner…The joint is open 7 days a week 7am-10pm.

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THE NY ROCKABILLY ROCKETS (Delray Beach Playhouse- Delray Beach, Mizner Park Cultural Center- Boca Raton)

Originally posted on October 19th, 2021.

* THE NY ROCKABILLY ROCKETS

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the show…

I’m telling you guys- absolutely terrific!

The Skinny:

THE NY ROCKABILLY ROCKETS

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 (3pm & 8pm)

Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th St. Delray Beach, FL 33444
Box Office: (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5
Tickets Online: delraybeachplayhouse.com ($40 Premium / $45 VIP)

&

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 (7:30pm)

Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: (844)-672-2849
Tickets Online: miznerparkculturalcenter.com ($40 Premium / $45 VIP)

Just a taste…

from miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Quite possibly the best 120 minutes of the ’50s, ’60s, and more that you will experience on one stage.

You’ll love the NY Rockabilly Rockets and their spectacular production “Shake Rattle Roll”, a nostalgic Journey through Vintage Rock & Roll. This Dynamic full-production, Vegas-style show brings the 50’s & 60’s back to life with spectacular Lights, Sound, Stage Props, and the fantastic “NY Rockabilly Rockets” recreating the music you grew up with & loved.

The Rockets High-Octane music of the ’50s & ’60s will have you clapping & Dancing in the aisle all night long and the ballads will have you holding your loved one. If you love Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley & his Comets, Eddie Arnold, the Stray Cats, Dion, Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Chuck Berry and many other greats, you don’t wanna miss this show!

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Win A $25 Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor Gift Card (Wellington, Boca Raton)

This contest started on 10/19/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor 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 Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 2793 South State Road 7, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 328-6401 and Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 9874 Yamato Road Suite 114, Boca Raton. Fl 33434, (561) 931-2926.

You can check jimmybrooklynpizza.com for menu/prices/info.

Posted on July 26th, 2018

***** Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 2793 South State Road 7, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 328-6401.

Jeff Eats first found this joint- back in December, 2014…since then I’m thinking that I’ve probably eaten there something like 8 or 9 times- and each and every time Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor’s stuff was right on the money!

The reason for this latest shout-out…its $17.95 Tour Of Italy Special- 1/2 lasagna/ 1 chicken parm/ 1 meatball/ 1 sausage/ 2 garlic rolls/ soup or salad- which I had for dinner last night! Absolutely delicious! For the curious, Mrs. Jeff Eats is/was in NYC visiting her sister, Marcia.

Let me wrap this tale up for you guys by saying- if you live or work near Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor- give it a shot!

Posted on December 16th, 2014

***** Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 2793 South State Road 7, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 328-6401.

Real simple concept going on here at…Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza- order at the counter/food delivered to your table. The joint seats 60.

Jimmy Brooklyn’s is a relatively new-player in the Wellington pizza arena…its only been around for something like 3- months.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently did dinner and I gotta tell you, we really enjoyed the joint. First things first, the décor is real-cool, with all kinds of NYC-Brooklyn flavored decorations. If you ain’t from Brooklyn/NYC- not too much that I can say, but hey!-the joint is called Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor with the operative word here being BROOKLYN’S.

Anyway,

Jimmy Brooklyn’s menu has the expected full-boat of appetizers, pizzas, salads, subs, pastas, meat/chicken entrees/desserts. You can check jimmybrooklynpizza.com for menu/prices/info.

Like I said 3.8 seconds ago, you order at the counter-they bring the food to your table.

The meal…Caesar salad (large-$7.95), meatball roll (mozzarella/romano cheese-$9.50) tortellini alfredo (2 garlic rolls-$11.50), slice of cheese pizza ($2.00), Sicilian slice of pizza ($2.50)–everything was A-OK! Second things second, Jimmy Brooklyn’s does slices- so, if pizza is your game, you can order a bunch of slices with different toppings-instead of getting stuck with a whole pie etc. etc. etc!

Let Jeff Eats wrap this up for you,

Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlors’ food is as good- as that served-up by most of the “mom & pop” red sauce joints-that dot South Florida’s dumpy strip center landscape. Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlors’ prices are comparable to the “mom & pop” joints- but for the same money, the “mom & pop” joints- give you full service-and “more” food in the pasta/entrée department (ie, unlimited garlic rolls and soup/or salad)- on the other hand, Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor kinda limits your “tip” exposure.

Like I said before, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats enjoyed the joint…it’s definitely worth a try!

Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, closed on Monday.

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Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream (Delray Beach)

Posted on October 20th, 2021 · American · 5 Comments »

***** Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream, 4900 Linton Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 501-4301.

Got a real good ice cream joint for you guys to checkout- Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream in Delray Beach.

Real simple tale to tell…

Yesterday afternoon Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream and I gotta tell you- the joint’s ice cream absolutely killed! Order/pickup at the counter, handful of inside and outside tables, reasonably priced- in house made ice cream, ice cream cakes & pies, hot fudge, whipped cream/ toppings/ cereal bowls/ coffee menu, open 7 days a week noon-10pm.

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- I kinda think I know my “ice cream”- and I’m telling you guys- Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream is cranking-out dynamite stuff! No bs- some of the best ice cream- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have had down here in Florida!

You guys can check-out menu/prices/info at lilyshandmadeicecream.com

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Win A $25 Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant Gift Card (Miami)

Posted on October 19th, 2021 · Chinese Contests Deals Miami · 25 Comments »

This contest started on 10/18/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Silver Palace Chinese 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 Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant, 5771 Southwest 137th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33183, (305) 382-1598.

Posted on September 4th, 2015

***** Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant.

Way-back on April 13, 2014 Jeff Eats told you guys about- Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant in Miami.

Just between us, I hadn’t been back since that “story” appeared.

Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner there last night and I gotta tell you- this joint makes some top-notch delicious stuff.

For our purposes, we’re gonna call Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant an “out of sight, out of mind” situation…trust me, it’s a schlep and a half from Boca Raton!

Anyway,

With “Season” fast approaching, the next time one of your ” visiting out of state friends” asks- “You got any good Chinese restaurants down here?- with your head held high, clothed in your tee shirt/shorts/sneakers’ ensemble- you can tell them all about/or take them to -Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant!

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Posted on April 3rd, 2014

***** Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant, 5771 Southwest 137th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33183, (305) 382-1598.

Got a terrific-Chinese joint for you…Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant in Miami.

For what it’s worth, Jeff Eats can’t begin to tell you–how many times in any given month–somebody comes up to me and says–and I paraphrase “Can’t find decent Chinese food down here.” By the way–I counted 3x in March 2014–but who’s counting?

Between Jeff Eats and you–there are actually a load of good Chinese restaurants/take outs down here in Sunny South Florida…just like there are a ton of really good pizza joints down here–but that’s a story for another day!

If you guys check, Jeff Eats’ “Chinese” there are a number of rave Chinese reviews.

Anyway…

Before I get going on Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant–I’m thinking that in NYC, Chicago, Boston, Cleveland (you can pick your favorite non-South Florida City) there are plenty of lousy/horrendous Chinese restaurants. If memory serves me correctly, when the-Eats Family lived in Manhattan from 1979-1991 there was a Chinese restaurant right across the street from our apartment building at the intersection of East 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue that served up some of the most disgusting stuff imaginable—as a matter of fact, there was also a Chinese joint one block away on 2nd Avenue and East 62nd Street that was a close second to the “guy” on 63rd Street. Get the point! If not, this “food reviewing”-deal is a strictly subjective enterprise.

Back to Silver Palace…

Recently ate at Silver Palace and thought that the food was dynamite. Just so you know, the joint has 2-menus. One for us “Brooklyn” folks looking for Jewish-Brooklyn- American Chinese food circa 1957–and another for you folks into “real authentic” (whatever that means? probably garlic squid-but not sure) Chinese food.

The Silver Palace meal…wonton soup, egg drop soup, egg rolls, bbq ribs, sweet & sour pork, roast pork fried rice, pepper steak, garlic chicken, shrimp in lobster/black bean sauce–and I gotta tell you–“imho” this joint could make a real-good living in NYC’s China Town. For those of you who like pecking-orders, the garlic chicken and sweet & sour pork were off-the-chart. By the way, your tee shirt/shorts/flip flop ensemble will definitely work-in this mom & pop joint.

Quick story…

A few months ago, a friend (not gonna mention names) raved about NYC’s– Shun Lee Palace’s food claiming that the Chinese food in South Florida was- and I quote “dog food” …to make a long story short, this same guy and his wife were with Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats when we ate at Silver Palace–and during dinner told me, and I quote-“This food is better than Shun Lee’s, at half-the-price.” Like I said, before, this food reviewing business–is purely a subjective game.

I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide for yourselves—all I know is that Silver Palace’s food was “imho” TERRIFIC!

Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.

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An Evening With Judy Gold (Mizner Park Cultural Center- Boca Raton)

Originally posted on July 16th, 2021.

* An Evening With Judy Gold.

The lady is off-the-chart funny!

Don’t miss her!

An Evening With Judy Gold

Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 7:30pm

Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: (844)-672-2849
Tickets: miznerparkculturalcenter.com

$40 Regular / $47.50 Premium / $55 VIP

From miznerparkculturalcenter.com

2-time Emmy Award Winner and “Yes I Can Say That” Author Judy Gold makes her RRazz Room Presents at Mizner Park Cultural Center return with an evening of side-splitting comedy.

Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She is a regular on Comedy Central’s new series This Week At The Comedy Cellar. She has also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Judy has been seen on the reboot of Murphy Brown, has recurring roles on Netflix’s Friends From College and the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. Other most recent TV appearances include guest-starring roles on Broad City, Louie, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, 30 Rock, and 2 Broke Girls. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Judy has made numerous appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, The View, The Today Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN.com. She is also a talking head on MSNBC as well as CNN.