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Happy Father’s Day- 2020!

Posted on June 21st, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* Happy Father’s Day- 2020!

A small boy was at the zoo with his father. They were looking at the tigers, and his father was telling him how ferocious they were.

“Daddy, if the tigers got out and ate you up…”

“Yes, son?” the father asked, ready to console him.

“…Which bus would I take home?”

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/21/20- The Over Easy Cafe- Oakland Park)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/21/20- The Over Easy Cafe.

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

COUNTRY BENEDICT
($7.99- 2 eggs/corned beef hash/English muffin/sausage gravy/choice of tater tots or grits)

The Over Easy Cafe
341 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Oakland Park
(954) 561-1177
overeasy.me
Latest Review: 3/16/12

Absolutely love this mom & pop diner…

Posted on March 16th, 2012

***** The Over Easy Cafe, 341 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, Florida 33334, (954) 561-1177.

The Over Easy Cafe–“mom & pop” diner located in Oakland Park.

Let me start by saying, that everyone has an Over Easy Cafe…

It maybe called- George’s in Brooklyn, Tom Sawyer’s in Boca, Good Egg in Tucson, or Cozy Corner in Chicago—that small, neighborhood, formica table/booth joint (the grill is right behind the counter seating) that you go to—for breakfast/lunch. Absolutely impossible to get a count, but I’ll betcha that there are literally thousands of these mom & pop owned/operated restaurants in America.

You know the drill…menus- loaded with breakfast stuff, sandwiches, salads, burgers, dinner specials, desserts. Nothing gourmet (whatever gourmet means) seemingly happens at the -Over Easy Cafes of the world—Just decent food, pleasant waitresses, loads of coffee, endless conversation.

Like most of you, I absolutely love these kind of joints.

For the record, I have eaten 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch at the Over Easy Cafe. Can’t recall ever having had- a bad western, pancake, cheeseburger, chicken salad on toasted rye. You can check menu/prices at www.theovereasy.com.

The Over Easy Cafe is open Monday-Friday 6am-3pm, Saturday 6am-1pm, Sunday 7am-1pm.

One final item for you…The Over Easy Cafe makes some of the best home-made pies that this Brooklyn boy has ever tasted. Try the dutch-apple and I’ll betcha a buck, that the next time you’re in Costco- you’ll think twice about bringing home that 20 pounder (well it feels like it’s 20 lbs) that they have in the baked goods area.

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Win A $25 Pizza District Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 6/15/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Pizza District Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Pizza District Gift Card for 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 $25 Gift Card is good at Pizza District, 6919 Southwest 18th Street, Boca Raton, FLorida 33433, (561) 961-4163.

You guys can check menu/prices/info at pizzadistrict.com.

Posted on August 20th, 2018.

***** Pizza District, 6919 SOuthwest 18th Street, Boca Raton, FLorida 33433, (561) 961-4163.

Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout- Pizza District in Boca Raton.

The Skinny- the joint opened about 3 months ago, table/hi-top/counter seating, menu of reasonably priced- pizzas/salads/calzones/wings/subs/garlic rolls/beers/wines, open Monday-Thursday 11am–10pm/ Friday–Saturday 11am-11pm/ Sunday noon–10pm.

Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats gave Pizza District a shot and I gotta tell you that the joint killed it! Absolutely delicious thin crust pepperoni pizza/ garlic rolls/ chicken parm sub/ Greek salad!

Let me wrap this tale up by telling you guys- that Pizza District’s delicious food/ pleasant service/ reasonable prices/ cool looking “steel” decor/ easy going vibe- spell winner in Jeff Eats’ book!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at pizzadistrict.com.

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Brand New Fast Food Burger Drive-In Restaurant (Tampa)

* Brand New Fast Food Burger Drive-In Restaurant.

Found a brand new fast food burger drive-in restaurant in Tampa for you guys to checkout!

The joint has a very interesting a/c system- that is supposedly impervious to the coronavirus.

If interested in trying- drop Jeff Eats an e-mail and I’ll give you- name, address, menu and other particulars!

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Win A Feltman’s of Coney Island $59.99 “The Man” -Father’s Day Grill Bundle

This contest started on 6/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A Feltman’s of Coney Island $59.99 “The Man” -Father’s Day Grill Bundle.

Jeff Eats got a Feltman’s of Coney Island $59.99 “The Man” -Father’s Day Grill Bundle 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 Man” will be delivered free (prior to Father’s Day, June 21, 2020) to contest winner’s address.

For more information about Feltman’s of Coney Island- check feltmansofconeyisland.com.

From feltmansofconeyisland.com

“The Man” – Father’s Day Grill Bundle
Feltman’s of Coney Island presents: “The Man”! The ideal Father’s Day gift because your Dad will not only enjoy the hot dogs and bun, mustard combo, but he’ll also be in charge of the party!

This Father’s Day Grill Bundle features our critically-acclaimed artisanal 100% natural all-beef nitrate-free hot dogs and deli styled mustard, paired with the fantastic Potato Rolls from Martin’s. Oh, not to mention the best tri blend T-Shirt in the entire world, with the Original Hot Dog all over it!

This bundle is something Dad will always remember, especially after he runs the best grill party in the neighborhood!

The Father’s Day Grill Bundle includes:

1 x 6 original casing hot dog pack (1 lb)
1 x 10 skinless hot dog pack (1 lb)
2 x 8 Martin’s Potato Buns
1 x Deli Mustard bottle (9oz)
1 x Feltman’s T-Shirt (sm, med, lg, x-lg, xx-lg)

From 6sqft.com

CONEY ISLAND, FEATURES, HISTORY
Before Nathan’s there was Feltman’s: The history of the Coney Island hot dog
POSTED ON WED, JULY 3, 2019 BY DANA SCHULZ

It’s not often that you’ll go to a New York restaurant and find “hot dog” on the menu. The meaty delight is typically reserved for baseball games (in the foot-long variety) and summertime jaunts on the boardwalk. And of course, when we say boardwalk in NYC, we’re talking about Coney Island, widely believed to be the birthplace of the modern American frankfurter.

The name Nathan’s has become synonymous with Coney Island, whether it be for the annual hot dog-eating contest or the childhood nostalgia of the boardwalk. It’s also become arguably the biggest name in the hot dog world in general. But, believe it or not, Nathan’s was not the first place to serve up franks in the seaside neighborhood. That distinction goes to Feltman’s, which was begun in 1867 as a pushcart by German immigrant Charles Feltman, considered the inventor of the hot dog on a bun.

German butcher Charles Feltman arrived in America in 1856 at 15 years old, already familiar with the frankfurter from his home country. According to the Coney Island History Project:

Charles Feltman began his career in 1867 pushing a pie wagon through the sand dunes of Coney Island. Four years later he leased a small plot of land and began building an empire that by the early 1900s covered a full city block and consisted of nine restaurants, a roller coaster, a carousel, a ballroom, an outdoor movie theater, a hotel, a beer garden, a bathhouse, a pavilion, a Tyrolean village, two enormous bars and a maple garden.

By the 1920s, Feltman’s Ocean Pavilion was considered the largest restaurant in the entire world, serving more than five million customers a year and selling 40,000 hot dogs a day.

Legend has it that Feltman decided to put his pork sausage on a bun as a way to avoid providing plates and cutlery. The hot dogs, which were known as Coney Island red hots, sold for ten cents each, but interestingly, it was the restaurant’s shore dinner, a seafood platter of lobster, fish, and oysters, that was most popular at the restaurant. Feltman’s was such a success that even President Taft and Diamond Jim Brady stopped by.

But in 1916, a Polish-American employee of Feltman’s named Nathan Handwerker changed the course of hot dog history forever. Handwerker sliced rolls and ran hot dogs to the grilling stations. Two of his buddies, performers Eddie Cantor and Jimmy Durante, encouraged him to start his own business, so for the next year he ate free hot dogs and slept on the kitchen floor to save his $11/week paycheck. Once he saved $300, he opened his own restaurant just a few blocks away on Surf Avenue. Before long, Nathan’s Famous became the go-to spot on the Coney Island boardwalk, gaining fame for its hot dogs, which Handwerker sold for five cents, half the price of Feltman’s.

It should be noted, though, that Feltman’s lasted until 1954, so it’s not quite fair to say that Nathan’s put it out of business, but rather that it outlasted it as a very different type of establishment. Feltman’s was a complete amusement paradise, often catering to the upper class, whereas Nathan’s was a place to grab a quick, tasty, and affordable bite. Charles Feltman died in 1910, but his family ran the business until selling it in the 1940s. In 1962, Dewey Albert and his son Jerry bought the site and transformed it into the Astroland Park, home to the famous Coney Island Cyclone. Sadly, Astroland ceased operations in 2008, and two years later, the last remaining structure of Feltman’s, the kitchen, was torn down.
But Michael Quinn, a Coney Island historian and lover of the Coney Island red hot, has been determined to bring Feltman’s back. Four summers ago, he started a pop-up Feltman’s that moved around the city. The following year, Quinn began crowdfunding to supply the Feltman’s label to local restaurants, and he’s since taken them into local grocery stores, including Fairway, as well as mail order, where they retail for $12 for a six-pack.

The biggest news came in the summer of 2017 when Quinn’s Feltman’s of Coney Island Restaurant replaced the Cyclone Cafe and a White Castle on West 10th and Surf Avenue–the original Feltman’s location. He had worked out a licensing agreement with Luna Park to operate in the space and was even training his staff to prepare the hot dog in the original Coney Island way. However, this past January, Luna Park did not renew Quinn’s licensing agreement and instead gave the space to an operator selling Nathan’s hot dogs. “This could have been a tourist attraction, where people could say, ‘This is where the hot dog was born,’” Quinn told the Brooklyn Eagle.

Nevertheless, many local blogs have voted Feltman’s as the best in NYC, but the truest honor comes via hot dog eating contest champion Kobayashi who said eating one of their franks is like “eating steak!”

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Win A $20 IHOP Gift Card

This contest started on 6/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 IHOP Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 IHOP 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 $20 Gift Card is good at any IHOP location (check ihop.com for locations/menu/info).

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Win A $20 Checkers Rally’s Gift Card

This contest started on 6/10/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Checkers Rally’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Checkers Rally’s 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 $20 Gift Card is good at any Checkers Rally’s location (checkers.com for locations, menu, prices).

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-6/14/20- Millie’s Restaurant- Sarasota)

Posted on June 14th, 2020 · American Breakfast Dish Of The Week · No Comments »

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-6/14/20- Millie’s Restaurant).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

MILLIE’S OMELETTE
($10.99- tomatoes/onions/peppers/bacon/cheese, potatoes/or grits, toast/or English muffin, jelly)

Millie’s Restaurant
3900 Clark Road
Sarasota
Florida
(941) 923-4054
milliesrestaurantsarasota.com
Latest Review: 6/14/19

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Millie’s Restaurant is an off the chart dynamite- absolute must try “mom & pop” diners!

Posted on June 14th, 2019

***** Millie’s Restaurant, 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233, (941) 923-4054.

Got a real good breakfast-lunch joint for you guys to checkout, Millie’s Restaurant in Sarasota.

Real simple tale… Aunt Bee “decor”- table/booth seating, extensive-reasonably priced breakfast/lunch menu, open 7 days a week from 7am-2:30pm.

Yesterday morning, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends Bob and Linda did-breakfast at Millie’s Restaurant and I gotta tell you guys that the joint’s food and super pleasant service absolutely killed!

Let me wrap Millie’s Restaurant up by saying that- Millie’s Restaurant is definitely the real deal and that you can check its- menu/prices/info at milliesrestaurantsarasota.com.

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Win A $20 Nick’s Pizza Gift Card (Deerfield Beach)

This contest started on 6/9/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Nick’s Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Nick’s Pizza 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 gift card is good at, Nick’s Pizza, 137 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441, (954) 698-0333.

You can check menu/prices at nickspizzadeerfieldbeach.com.

Posted on October 21st, 2018.

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-10/21/18- Nick’s Pizza).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA SUB
$7.50

Nick’s Pizza
137 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach
(954) 698-0333
nickspizzadeerfieldbeach.com
Latest Review: 1/31/17

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- if you like mom & pop red sauce Italian joints, you’ll love Nick’s Pizza!

Posted on January 31st, 2017 · Deerfield Beach Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · [edit]

***** Nick’s Pizza, 137 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441, (954) 698-0333.

Got a real good mom & pop red sauce Italian joint for you guys, Nick’s Pizza in Deerfield Beach.

Now you guys and Jeff Eats both know that mom & pop red sauce Italian joints are literally a dime a dozen down here in sunny Florida- and for that matter- everywhere else in the good old USA! We also know, that some are good, some are real good, some are fair and some are straight-out lousy…well Nick’s Pizza is one of the real good ones!

Long story short, yesterday Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats did lunch at Nick’s and other than for a small dose of “family related drama” the 2 pizza slices/2 salads/1 cheese calzone/1 chicken parm sub/1 veal parm sub- meal went off without a hitch!

If you’re into mom & pop red sauce Italian joints- Jeff Eats can’t see you guys-not liking Nick’s Pizza which is open Monday-Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday noon-10pm.

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The Fresh Market-Cold Brew Cookie Dough Ice Cream (The Fresh Market- Boca Raton)

Posted on June 10th, 2020 · American Boca Raton Desserts Fast Food · 2 Comments »

***** The Fresh Market-Cold Brew Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

Now, you guys and Jeff Eats both know that this whole food blog “reviewing” situation is purely one big subjective call- you know, what I like, you may hate and vice versa!

With that in mind, last night while shopping at The Fresh Market located 5540 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33496, (561) 994-2221) I came across The Fresh Market’s in-house brand- Cold Brew Cookie Dough Ice Cream (1.5 quart-$4.99)…

Long story short, this coffee ice cream loaded with frozen chocolate cookie dough bits was absolutely dynamite. This ice cream was so delicious (and I’m not really all that proud about this)- that in one 20 minute sitting I ate something like 1/2 of the container.

Like I said a few seconds ago, what I like you may hate and vice versa. All I know is that in my day I’ve eaten tons of ice cream- and I’m telling you guys that this- The Fresh Market-Cold Brew Cookie Dough Ice Cream is right up there with some of the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten!

You guys can check thefreshmarket.com for store locations/product information.