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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/15/20- Mama Maria’s Pizzeria- Venice)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/15/20- Mama Maria’s Pizzeria).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

MEAT LOVER’S PIZZA
($19.50- 16” pepperoni/sausage/ham/salami/bacon)

Mama Maria’s Pizzeria
2085 Tamiami Trail South
Venice
(941) 408-9226
Latest Review: 6/28/18

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you guys- that I could definitely handle one of these pizzas all by my little old-self at least once a week…

Posted on June 28th, 2018

***** Mama Maria’s Pizzeria, 2085 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, Florida 34293, (941) 408-9226.

Got a real good “mom & pop” Italian red sauce joint for you guys to checkout- Mama Maria’s Pizzeria in Venice.

Real simple tale to tell…yesterday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did lunch at Mama Maria’s Pizzeria and I gotta tell you- off the chart delicious stuff! Our order: 1- 10” Cheese Steak sub, 1- slice of cheese pizza, 2- 10” Chicken Bomb subs! Like I just said, off the chart delicious! Now you guys and I both know that this food reviewing “gig” is just a big old subjective call- like what I think is hot, you may think is cold and vice versa- with that in mind, I am telling you that Mama Maria’s Chicken Bomb subs were right up there with the best Chicken Bombs that Jeff Eats and for that matter Mrs. Jeff Eats have had since this blog’s 2006 debut! Like I said, “subjective”- but trust me when I tell you, off the chart delicious! By the way, the cheese pizza was a New York Style thin crisp crust/ sweet sauce slice- it and the Cheese Steak sub like the Chicken Bombs were absolutely delicious!

Let me wrap Mama Maria’s Pizzeria up by saying- if this joint wasn’t 221 miles away from the Eats’ Boca Raton abode- we would definitely be real steady customers.

Mama Maria’s Pizzeria is open Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9:30pm, Sunday 3:30pm-9pm.

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Win A $25 The Habit Burger Grill Gift Card

This contest started on 11/13/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 The Habit Burger Grill Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 The Habit Burger Grill 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 $25 Gift Card is good at any The Habit Burger Grill location (habitburger.com for locations/info)- and can be used for any purchase!

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Stars Of The Sixties Return To Clermont, Florida (Clermont Performing Arts Center)

Posted on November 13th, 2020 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Stars Of The Sixties Return To Clermont, Florida.

Two legendary 60’s lead singers..

Stars Of The Sixties Return To Clermont, Florida
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 South Highway 27
Clermont FL 34711
(352) 394-4800

TICKETS: $48.93-75.38
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Just a taste…

from poprockdoowopp.com

Two of the biggest Stars of the Sixties are coming to Clermont for one night only!

Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (“Young Girl”, “Woman, Woman”, “Lady Willpower”, “Over You”, “This Girl is a Woman Now”) will be joined by Dennis Tufano, singing all the songs he made famous as the lead singer of the Buckinghams (“Kind of Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Susan”, “Hey Baby! They’re Playing Our Song”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Back in Love Again”). Gary & Dennis will welcome to the stage Chris Ruggiero who is one of the hottest young singers on the scene today. If you’ve ever seen those late night PBS-TV vintage rock and roll specials, you’ve probably seen Chris singing his heart out.. He’ll open the show, singing some of the greatest hits from the 1960s. Presented by Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! / Praia Entertainment Group.

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Win 24 Chunky Chocolate Candy Bars

This contest started on 11/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win 24 Chunky Chocolate Candy Bars.

Jeff Eats got 24 1.40 oz Chunky Chocolate Candy Candy Bars ($50 retail value) to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 40 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

Check product information at ferroro.com.

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WIN 48 SNICKERS CANDY BARS

This contest started on 11/8/20. This contest has a winner.

* WIN 48 SNICKERS CANDY BARS.

Jeff Eats got 48 2.07oz Snickers Candy Bars ($50 retail value) to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 50 “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!

Check product information at marschocolate.com.

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Happy Veterans Day!

* Happy Veterans Day!

Tons of free/discounted “food & beverage offerings” listed on the”internet”…

One that caught Jeff Eats’ eye…

Krispy Kreme’s FREE DOUGHNUT & COFFEE- good for all veterans and active military.

Check KrispyKreme.com for promotion details/store locations.

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Win A Ramones T-Shirt

Posted on November 10th, 2020 · Contests Deals Music/Events/Other · 35 Comments »

This contest started on 11/6/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A Ramones T-Shirt.

Jeff Eats got a Ramones T-Shirt 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!

Ramones T-Shirt

Official Ramones Merchandise
100% Cotton
Black Ramones Shirt
Preshrunk, Fits True to Size
Sizes Available: small, medium, large, x-large, 2x-large, 3x-large

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Win A $20 Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices Gift Card (Coral Springs)

This contest started on 11/6/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices 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 $20 Gift Card is good at Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices, 19726 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33076, (954) 753-2727.

Check ceciliesices.com for menu/prices/info,

Posted March 17, 2013
***** Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices, 19726 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33076, (954) 753-2727.

Let me start by saying, that one of Jeff Eats favorite “desserts” is (or is it- are?) Italian Ices. I’ve been hooked on the stuff, since my Brooklyn days, when I would get a large cup ($.10) at the pizza joints in my neighborhood—1 scoop cherry/1 scoop lemon. Not sure when the “hooking” first took hold, but I do have a black & white photo of me-holding a squeeze cup of ices in the Summer of 1953.

Anyway…

I’m really pissed at myself, because “big ears” Jeff Eats didn’t hear about Cecilie’s Gourmet Italian Ices until yesterday afternoon. Amazingly, this joint has been around for something like 20 years.

Cecilie’s is located in the “ultimate” bombed-out South Florida shopping strip center. When you go there, get directions first, because the store is a real hole in the wall and give or take 1-or 2 other stores you’d never-ever think of going to this center. This center is so decrepit, that Cecille’s can’t run a a simple soft-serve yogurt/ice cream machine–because there isn’t enough electrical power running to the store.

Despite the aforesaid…

Cecilie’s makes some of the most delicious Italian Ices that Jeff Eats has ever eaten. ALL OF THE ICES ARE MADE IN THE BACK OF THE STORE. The joint has 48 flavors, four of which are sugar free (Mrs. Jeff Eats appreciated that). In speaking with Evan the owner, every day (give or take) he rotates 4 flavors in and out of the lineup…24 of the flavors are cream ices and 24 are water ices.

Let me make this one short and sweet (pun intended)…

I “sampled” 12 different flavors— cherry, pistachio, oreo cookies, jelly roll chocolate, coconut, lemon, peanut butter, cotton candy, carrot cake, honeydew, chocolate mint chip, birthday cake. Do you know what a “pig in sh@t” is? Well Jeff Eats was. Cecilie’s makes some of the best ices I’ve ever had. Just so you know, during the 1/2 hour or so Jeff Eats was there (starting at 3:30pm) at least 20 people came and went and everyone of them “tried” all kinds of ices before settling-in with a final purchase. Figure a small cup is gonna run you- 3 bucks.

A bit more “color”…the owner Evan, is about 44 years old–born in Brooklyn and raised in Philly. He opened this store 20 years ago and makes all of the ices all-by-himself. This is what Jeff Eats calls a one-man-show…Cecilie’s is open Monday 3pm-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday 1pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 1pm-11pm, Sunday 1pm-9pm…Evan is the sole counter person Monday-Saturday, he takes Sunday-off when he has a couple of young ladies run the store. By the way, Cecilie’s has a couple of tables inside and 1 table outside so if you want–you can hang-out.

Like I said a few seconds ago, I can’t believe that I “missed out” on 20 years of Cecilie’s…

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, This joint’s Italian Ices are about as good as it gets.

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Win Little Secrets Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter & Sea Salt Crispy Mini Wafers

This contest started on 11/9/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win Little Secrets Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter & Sea Salt Crispy Mini Crispy Wafers.

Jeff Eats got 25ct Individually Wrapped Little Secrets Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter & Sea Salt Crispy Mini Wafers ($15 retail value) to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 10 “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!

Check product information at littlesecretschocolates.com.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/8/20- Mr. Penguin- Tampa)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/8/20- Mr. Penguin).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

GELATI
($5.50- Italian Cherry Ice layered with Vanilla Soft Serve)

Mr. Penguin
1920 West Platt Street
Tampa
(813) 251-5750
mrpenguinice.com
Latest Review: 8/15/18

If you’re into Italian ices, gelati, soft serve- Mr. Penguin is an absolute must try.

By the way, in addition to Mr. Penguin’s Platt Street location it has a second location at

18089 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy
Tampa, Florida 33647
(813) 252-7625

Posted on August 15th, 2018

***** Mr. Penguin, 1920 West Platt Street, Tampa, Florida 33606, (813) 251-5750.

Got a real good Italian ices/soft serve/gelati stand for you guys to checkout- Mr. Penguin in Tampa.

Last week, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats discovered Mr. Penguin and I am telling you- definitely some of the best Italian ices, soft serve and gelati that we’ve had down here in Florida!

Simple concept- order-pickup at window, in house made Italian ices/ soft serve, covered outdoor patio table seating.

Like I said 2 seconds ago, delicious Italian ices, soft serve and gelati- just between you guys and Jeff Eats, I’ve been eating Italian ies and soft serve for something like 68 years- trust me I know my sh@t when it comes to Italian ices and soft serve and this Mr. Penguin joint’s stuff is off the chart good!

Mr. Penguin is open Monday-Thursday 12 pm – 10 pm, Friday 12 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 11 am – 11 pm, Sunday 11 am – 10 pm.

You guys guys can check mrpenguinice.com for menu/prices/info.