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Win 2 Tickets- Jefferson Starship (Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino- Hallandale Beach)

This contest started on 12/27/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win 2 Tickets- Jefferson Starship.

Jeff Eats got 2 tickets- to give to one of you guys to see- Jefferson Starship at- Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida on Friday, February 14th, 2020 (8pm)

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.

Posted on December 9th, 2019

* Jefferson Starship.

Just announced…

Jefferson Starship

Friday, February 14th, 2020 (8pm)

Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino
901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Tickets Online: seasidemusicmgmt.com ($25-$75)

All I can tell you guys- in one form or another, one of the greatest Rock N Roll bands of all time- and I do mean of all time!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be there…

About The Event:

The Sport of Kings Theater offers an intimate concert experience with six levels of seating for 850 guests. Located on the 2nd floor of the Gulfstream Park Clubhouse, Sport of Kings is the perfect venue to see the show up close and personal. View the show in style from the VIP section including cocktail tables, beverage and food service.

About The Band:

Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane.
Founder Paul Kantner (who died in January 2016 at age 74) knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts.
Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.
“Jefferson Starship was my creation…and it has this nice fluidity about it that allows any number of people to come in and do things with whatever Jefferson Starship is.” – Paul Kantner
Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music.
Featuring original and historic members David Freiberg (also a founder of San Francisco luminaries Quicksilver Messenger Service) and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY Nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick (who invited her to sing in her place as Jefferson Airplane accepts their Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Merit Awards Concert.)
The band keeps a hectic touring schedule bolstered by several television recent appearances including My Music: 60s Pop, Rock and Soul on PBS and live with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra on AXS Network. The Freiberg-penned 1979 hit Jane is the theme song for the Netflix Original Series Wet, Hot American Summer. In 2014-15, the band played a series of free concerts for America’s Veterans and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense. Jefferson Starship has traveled the world playing in 20 countries across the globe in the last 3 years alone.
The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture- songs such as Volunteers, White Rabbit, Wooden Ships, Somebody to Love, Today, Miracles, Count on Me, Fast Buck Freddie, Jane and Find Your Way Back continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today.

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Win A $20 PDQ Gift Card

Posted on January 17th, 2020 · American Contests Deals Fast Food · 15 Comments »

This contest started on 1/16/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 PDQ Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 PDQ Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 15 ‘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 PDQ location (eatpdq.com for locations, menus, info).

Posted on December 22nd, 2015

***** PDQ, 2341 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, (954) 785-6285.

Real simple story to tell…

PDQ’s chicken tenders are absolute dynamite! They come either “crispy” or “grilled.”- 25 tenders run $31.80 and 50 go for $57.50.

Just wanted you guys to know, that on New Year’s Day 2016- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are having a whole bunch of people over to our house…

We just placed an order for 100 crispy- and 100 grilled tenders with PDQ’s Pompano Beach joint – we also got other stuff ordered… For the “math challenged” 2 x $57.50= $115.

When Jeff Eats sees a good deal, I like to tell you guys about it!

PDQ has 23 joints in Florida. You can check locations/menu/prices/info at eatpdq.com.

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Posted May 4, 2013
***** PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality), 2015 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409, (561) 594-1906.

On April 30, 2013 Jeff Eats told you guys about PDQ a “new” fast-food/casual chicken chain–that is scheduled to open its West Palm Beach location on Sunday, May 5, 2013. The April 30, 2013 writeup is reprinted “after” today’s “thoughts.”

For the record, this afternoon Jeff Eats “ate” at a Family & Friends outing in the West Palm Beach store and I gotta tell you, this joint is going to be an absolute homerun.

Before I tell you about my “meal”—for what it’s worth, I don’t really care for the name PDQ. To me, the letters P D Q really don’t convey what this joint is all about. Nothing for nothing, but the owners of this business have created a fast food/casual hybrid…think Panera Bread and you may appreciate where I’m going with this. What they “got” is an order at/pick up at the counter fast food restaurant that looks like an upscale sports bar. I loved the look of the joint (and yes, it’s got a load of large flat screen TVs) but if you do some checking, many people use the term PDQ to mean “fast” or “right away”…that said, I think the last thing that PDQ wants is for you to think of its food as being “fast food” The store is logoed with big letters that say, “People Dedicated to Quality”–so Jeff Eats sees where the PDQ comes from (actually if we wanted to get technical here it should be PDTQ)…personally, I wouldn’t have used PDQ because to a great number of people PDQ means “other” things. Jeff Eats’ personal favorites -Pretty Damned Quick and Pennies Dimes Quarters.

Now that Jeff Eats has pontificated on the PDQ name…let’s talk food.

First let me start by saying, this 4,200 square foot free standing building is absolutely great looking…it has a drive thru and looks like something right out of the Florida Keys. There is also a huge open kitchen and you can see everything being prepared. In talking with the its founders (who by the way, created the Outback Steakhouse chain) everything is freshly made and the restaurant has no freezers. While there, Jeff Eats got a kick out of watching the staff squeeze 100s of lemons for the fresh-squeezed lemonade—For you wise-guys out there, yes! I got a kick out of watching, nothing sinister, lewd or whatever your devious minds maybe thinking!

Jeff Eats “tried” the tenders, hand cut fresh French fries, chicken Caesar salad, fried chicken sandwich, turkey breast sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, chocolate shake, apple slices with toffee—and I’m telling you, every item and I do mean every item was delicious. For the record–the food was “on the house”…which made it “easy” to literally order almost every menu item. If I got one bitch, I thought that the fries had just a drop too much salt on them—trust me, that one little itsy bitsy “problem” is easy to cure. Just a quickie, if you take a look at Jeff Eats’ 1/19/2007 Outback Steakhouse “review” note the salt-complaint… Goes to show you, Jeff Eats and the guys running this joint are consistent, if they are anything.

Check www.eatpdq.com for menu/prices/locations/pictures.

In talking to management, there are currently 4 Tampa, 2 North Carolina, 1 Oakland Park, 1 West Palm Peach PDQs…and “for” our purposes-2013-2014 planned locations-Wellington, Boca Raton and Pompano Beach.

Let me wrap this one up this way…

Based on what I saw, ate and heard PDQ is going to develop into a major national chain. The guys behind this deal know exactly what to do and how to do it…that is if they–

Just lose the salt shaker…

*****
April 30, 2013
PDQ’s menu features lightly fried chicken tenders/sandwiches, grilled chicken and turkey breast sandwiches, salads, French fries and shakes.

Just a quick heads-up…Jeff Eats is “hearing” tremendous things about a brand new-fast food chicken chain PDQ which currently has 4 Tampa/1 Oakland Park/1 West Palm Beach/2 North Carolina locations.

Haven’t tried the joint out yet, but some buddies of mine-told Jeff Eats that PDQ (Oakland Park) makes amazingly delicious grilled chicken/fried chicken tenders/turkey/salads/fries/shakes. One caveat, three of those buddies way back when- thought that the Edsel was going to be a homerun and the fourth guy to this very day-claims that aliens abducted him in 1989.

As I mentioned 4 seconds ago, there is one location in Oakland Park…this coming Sunday-May 5th, PDQ is opening a second South Florida location in West Palm Beach.

Check www.www.eatpdq.com for menu/locations.

For what it’s worth–the chain is owned by one of the guys who created the Outback Steakhouse chain. Nothing for nothing, a few quick conversations with a handful of fast food/casual restaurant developers–had them figuring that PDQ had a real shot to develop into a major chain. The consensus was, that PDQ may appeal to a huge segment of Chik-fil-A’s customer base that is looking for a more diversified menu. Throw in 4,500 square foot stores/with drive thrus that are open on Sunday—and just maybe, PDQ has the formula to be a homerun-chain.

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Jay Siegel’s Tokens (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Just checked the Boca Black Box- box office (bocablackbox.com) and goldstar.com (discount tickets) and there are only a handful of tickets left for both the 2/6/20 (8pm) and 2/7/20 (8pm) shows- so if you wanna go and haven’t yet bought tickets- time to make your move. Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Jay Siegel’s Tokens put on an absolutely dynamite show! Lead Singer- Jay Siegel can still hit those notes!!

Posted on August 28, 2019

* Jay Siegel’s Tokens.

Don’t miss these guys!

You do know that they- recorded one of the most famous Rock N Roll songs of all time! Sure you do!

Tickets just went on sale…

The Skinny:

Jay Siegel’s Tokens

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 (8pm)
&
Friday, February 7th, 2020 (8pm)

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

from bocablackbox.com

Jay Siegel’s Tokens are truly one of pop music’s most versatile, talented and enduring groups. Ever since their first hit single in 1961, The Tokens have remained popular with generation after generation.

“Tonight I Fell In Love” introduced the world to the irresistible harmonies of The Tokens and gave the group their first hit, climbing to #15 on the pop charts. Soon after, the group landed at #1 with their signature song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” More than 30 years later, that song returned to the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in August of 1994, making it the second-longest chart span in the rock era. Featured in the Disney motion picture “The Lion King,” the success of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” prompted RCA to re-release “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and a CD featuring a unique compilation of twenty of The Tokens’ earlier tunes. It gives their fans a rare opportunity to enjoy many of the songs The Tokens wrote more than thirty years ago, as well as songs popularized by other artists which The Tokens later recorded in their own distinctive style.
That style and sound is elegantly defined by Jay Siegel, original lead singer & founding member of The Tokens whose tenor lead and trademark falsetto have characterized all of The Tokens’ music since the group began recording, and continues to do so today as Jay Siegel’s Tokens (with Bill Reid & Kurt Yaghjian) perform around the country.

While dyed-in-the-wool Tokens fans know that Jay had always sung on the group’s hits (including, among many others, “Tonight I Fell In Love,” “Portrait Of My Love,” “La Bamba,” “B’wanina,” “He’s In Town,” “She Lets Her Hair Down,” “I Hear Trumpets Blow” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), few know that he had a hand in writing many of them and even more may not be aware of the number of hats he wore throughout the group’s career.

The Tokens were one of the first independent, not to mention youngest, teams to produce recordings for a major label, breaking into the really big-time in 1962 when they became the first vocal group to produce a #1 record for another vocal group with “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons. It was just the first of many smash hits Jay Siegel and his group had a hand in producing. They became the production geniuses behind numerous other hits by The Chiffons, as well as the biggest hits by Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Happenings, Randy and the Rainbows and Robert John. He and The Tokens also sang backup vocals for such diverse artists as Del Shannon, Melissa Manchester, Connie Francis, The Blues Project, Keith, Mac Davis, Al Kooper & Bob Dylan. The Tokens were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2004. Also members of The Doo Wop Hall of Fame & The Long Island Hall Of Fame. They’ve appeared on stage with The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Simon & Garfunkel, The Temptations, The 4 Tops & all the icons of Rock N’ Roll.

Besides leaving their imprint on the pop music scene as singers, songwriters, arrangers, producers, and record executives, The Tokens were successes as writers, producers, and singers in the commercial realm, reminding us that “Pan Am makes the going great…,” “Ban won’t wear off as the day…” and that Chesterfields are a “Silly Millimeter Longer.” They were also the voices for Clairol, General Foods, Wrigley’s gum, Eastern, TWA & United Airlines, Cool Whip, Etch A Sketch, Wendy’s. KFC, & Sleep Number Bed.

Today, Jay Siegel’s Tokens continue to tour the world, bringing their classic sound and timeless hits to fans both old and new. JAYSIEGELSTOKENS.COM

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A Joke From Long Time Jeff Eats’ Reader- Andy Gold

Posted on January 16th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* A Joke From Long Time Jeff Eats’ Reader- Andy Gold.

A recent e-mail from Jeff Eats’ reader- Andy Gold…

Hey Jeff,
Got a real good joke for you.
Can you share it with everybody?
Thanks,
Andy Gold
————

Andy Gold,

Your wish is my command.

Thanks for the joke and- your being such a loyal Jeff Eats’ reader is much appreciated!

Jeff Eats

________________

God said, “Adam, I want you to do something for Me.”

Adam said, “Gladly, Lord, what do You want me to do?”

God said, “Go down into that valley.”

Adam said, “What’s a valley?”

God explained it to him.

Then God said, “Cross the river..”

Adam said, “What’s a river?”

God explained that to him, and then said, “Go over to the hill…..”

Adam said,”What is a hill?”

So, God explained to Adam what a hill was. He told Adam, “On the other side of the
hill you will find a cave.”

Adam said, ‘What’s a cave?’

After God explained, He said, “In the cave you will find a woman.”

Adam said, “What’s a woman?’

So God explained that to him, too. Then, God said, ‘I want you to reproduce.”

Adam said, “How do I do that?”

God first said (under
His breath), “Geez…..” And then, just like everything else, God explained that to
Adam, as well.

So, Adam goes down into the valley, across the river, and over the hill, into the
cave, and finds the woman.

Then, in
about five minutes, he was back.

God, His patience wearing thin, said angrily, “What is it now?”

And Adam said….

*

(YOU’RE GOING TO
LOVE
THIS!!!!!!

“What’s a
headache?

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Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Posted on January 15th, 2020 · American Breakfast Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 42 Comments »

Originally posted on December 23, 2018.

* Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Your thoughts are much appreciated!

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Win A $20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Gift Card

This contest started on 1/16/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 15 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many coAmments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at any Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location.

Check Popeyes.com for menu/prices/locations/info.

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DECEMBER ’63: A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS (Mizner Park Cultural Center-Boca Raton, Lauderhill Performing Arts Center-Lauderhill)

Just checked the box-offices (miznerparkculturalcenter.com), (lpacfl.com) and there are only a handful of tickets still available for both the Boca Raton and Lauderhill shows. I’m kinda thinking that if you wanna go and haven’t yet purchased tickets- time to make your move…

Posted on June 6th, 2019

* DECEMBER ’63: A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS.

Tickets just went on sale…

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, December ‘63- is one of America’s best Franki Valli & The Four Seasons’ tribute acts!

The Skinny:

DECEMBER ’63: A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (7:30 pm)

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (7:30pm)

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill Avenue of the Arts
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Box Office: (954) 777-2055
Tickets: lpacfl.com

from miznerparkculturalcenter.com

The music of FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience! DECEMBER’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades, along with the most popular singles from the Broadway blockbuster musical, THE JERSEY BOYS. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as our cast and band take you on musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys!

In 1962, the group released their first album, featuring the single “Sherry,” which was not only their first charted hit, but also their first number-one song. The Four Seasons followed up “Sherry” with several million selling hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” (their second #1 hit), “Walk Like A Man,” (their third #1), “Candy Girl” and several others. From 1962 to early 1964, only The Beach Boys matched the Four Seasons in record sales in the U.S. Come out and enjoy a night of these timeless classics!

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Michael D’Amore: Lead Singer Of The Capris-The Very Best Of The 50’s & 60’s Hits (Delray Beach Playhouse- Delray Beach, Mizner Park Cultural Center- Boca Raton)

* Michael D’Amore: Lead Singer Of The Capris-The Very Best Of The 50’s & 60’s Hits

If you wanna see an absolutely great singer- who in addition to being The Capris’ lead singer- is currently a nominee for the East Coast Music Hall of Fame’s -2020 Best Music Maker Male Singer Award…

The Skinny:

Michael D’Amore: Lead Singer Of The Capris-The Very Best Of The 50’s & 60’s Hits

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 (12:30pm)
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th St. Delray Beach, FL 33444
Box Office: (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5
Tickets Online: delraybeachplayhouse.com

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 (7:30pm)
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: (844)-672-2849
Tickets: miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Just a taste…

from miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Don’t miss singer, songwriter, and member of The Capris, Michael D’Amore, as he takes you on a musical journey of the very best hits from the 50’s and 60’s!

For more than 30 years, Michael D’Amore has been a professional entertainer based out of the New York metropolitan area. Having performed in several genres, Michael eventually found himself drawn to the harmony of the Classic R&B and Doo-Wop sounds.
Michael currently performs his one-man show showcasing the best of the 50’s and 60’s. He is also a member of The Capris and proud to sing lead on the their hits “There’s A Moon Out Tonight” and “Morse Code Of Love” for music fans around the world.
He has opened for and shared the stage with groups such as The Stylistics, Lou Christie, John Cafferty, The Loving Spoonful, The Grass Roots, Kenny Vance and the Planotones and so many groups he has admired over the years.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/12/20- Subs 88- Miami/Kendall)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/12/20- Subs 88).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

KENDALL CLUCKER
($8.99- breaded chicken cutlet/ smoked Applewood bacon/ Muenster cheese/ lettuce/ tomato/ 88 sauce- on a toasted Kaiser roll)

Subs 88
9895 Southwest 88th Street
Miami/Kendall
(786) 431-1294
Latest Review: 10/27/18

All I can tell you guys is that if Subs 88 was closer to Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode- we would be real (and I do mean REAL) steady customers!

Posted on October 27th, 2018

***** Subs 88, 9895 Southwest 88th Street, Miami, Florida 33176, (786) 431-1294.

Got a real good sub joint for you guys to checkout, Subs 88 in Miami.

Real simple tale to tell- hole in the wall, order/pickup at counter, breakfast stuff/ hot & cold subs & sandwiches/ salads/ burgers, inside window counter seating/ handful of outside hi-tops…

Real simple tale continued- yesterday afternoon Jeff Eats had to take care of some business down in Kendall and three of my business associates (I know- How You doin’?) took me to Subs 88 for lunch- and I gotta tell you guys, the joint’s stuff blew me away! No bs- I am telling you that Subs 88’s food was absolutely off the chart delicious!

Subs 88 is a winner! If you live, work or play in Kendall, definitely give it a shot!

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (Fort Myers, Clermont, Boca Raton, Orange Park, Lecanto, Daytona Beach)

Posted on January 11th, 2020 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

Just checked all 6- box-offices and there are some real good seats still available…

Posted on December 16th, 2019

* Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is COMING TO FLORIDA- in 2020!

You now have no excuse whatsoever for-not-seeing one of the best pop Rock N Roll acts of all time…

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- Noone sounds exactly as he did in the 60’s on all their hits like “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “A Kind of Hush”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “I’m Henry VIII”, and many more!

You guys can check poprockdoowopp.com for concert venues/tickets/info.