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Bali’s Best—-Latte, Espresso, Coffee Candies (Amazon)

Posted on February 5th, 2021 · American Desserts Fast Food · No Comments »

***** Bali’s Best—- – Latte, Espresso, Coffee Candies.

Back in January, 2017 Jeff Eats was first “introduced” to and eventually “hooked” on Bali’s Best’s lineup of “coffee flavored” hard sucking candies (see Jeff Eats’ 1/18/17 column reprinted down-below)…

Just wanted to tell you guys, that if you’re looking for off-the-chart delicious Bali’s Best “coffee flavored” hard sucking candies- AMAZON.COM is the joint (price-wise) to do business with!

A recent Jeff Eats’ order…

Posted on January 18th, 2017

***** Bali’s Best- Espresso Candy.
The other day while shopping at The Boys Farmers Market, 14378 Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484 (561) 496-8123, Jeff Eats discovered Bali’s Best- Espresso Candy- and all I can tell you guys, is that if you’re into coffee-flavored hard sucking candies, then you gotta try these suckers!

Absolutely delicious, 13 calories each, package of 42- $2.99!

Like I said 2 seconds ago, I got mine at The Boys Farmers Market for $2.99!

Trust me on this one, this Espresso Candy is off the chart good!

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Win A $20 Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill Gift Card (Fort Lauderdale)

This contest started on 2/3/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill 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 Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, 1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 (954) 768-8990.

Check for menu, prices, info.

Posted June 24, 2009
***** Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, 1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 (954) 768-8990.

Got a real good “mom & pop” American-diner joint for you…Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill.

The menu is not large…but has enough soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, grilled items and desserts…so nobody’s gonna starve. A recent outing netted me a cheeseburger, bbq ribs and a philly cheesesteak sandwich…everything was delicious and priced just right. Nothing fancy here, just real good food. Take a look at the joint’s website for menu/prices/details.

Gilbert’s is open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm. The joint is closed on Sunday.



Posted on February 4th, 2021 · Music/Events/Other · 9 Comments »


If you’re not going to the BIG GAME, you guys may want to checkout out…

THE SHAQ BOWL, a “free” viral pre-game kick-off show headlined by Shaquille O’Neal- scheduled for Sunday, February 7th, 2021- 3pm-6pm!

Check SHAQBOWL.COM for details…


JANUARY 28, 2021 9:05am PT by Chris Gardner

Shaquille O’Neal Sets ‘Shaq Bowl’ Pre-Game Event With Anthony Anderson, Tim Tebow, and More

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‘Shaq Bowl’ participants include Anthony Anderson, Tim Tebow, Olivia Culpo, Diplo, Ezekiel Elliott, Nelly and Offset.

Shaquille O’Neal — always a familiar face on the Super Bowl party scene courtesy of his wild bash Shaq’s Fun House — is heading to Tampa to mount a Sunday kick-off show, Mercari Presents The Shaq Bowl.

Broadcasting live from Tampa in a custom-built stadium, the event will feature athletes, celebrities and artists across two teams competing in challenges to win the first-ever Shaq Bowl trophy. The three-hour special kicks off at 3 p.m. ET and will stream free on Facebook and on the event’s website as well as being simulcast by LiveXLive across over 20 platforms including LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Twitter.

“With no in-person events this year, I teamed up with Mercari to create The Shaq Bowl and connect Americans on the biggest day for sports of the year,” says O’Neal. “Featuring a ton of my celebrity friends competing in viral challenges, plus superstar musical artists all live from Tampa, prepare for the most fun and action-packed Big Game Sunday show ever.”

O’Neal will be among the few stars on the ground in Tampa this weekend as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the typically bustling Super Bowl events scene. Hosted by former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson along with Sarah Walsh, the event will even have its own mid-game entertainment courtesy of The Shaq Bowl Halftime Show Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together. It will feature a performance by Migos and DJ Diesel with a surprise A-list guest.

As far as the competition portion, suiting up for Team Kansas City will be Diplo, Ezekiel Elliott, Olivia Culpo, Quavo, Steve-O and The Miz. Competing on behalf of Team Tampa Bay will be Anthony Anderson, Drew McIntyre, Nelly, Offset, Tim Tebow, and Winnie Harlow. Also featured: A race between O’Neal and artist Bryson Tiller in Papa John’s Epic Stuffed Chair, billed as “the ultimate sports-watching seat to enjoy the new Epic Stuffed Crust.”

Pepsi Stronger Together is partnering with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to donate $100,000 in grants to help struggling restaurants. Pepsi will also rollout out “Restaurant Battles,” a showcase for four local Tampa restaurants that will see them compete for a $10,000 grant. Other sponsors include Corona, Quaker Chewy, Skillshare, Xersion, JC Penny, Bacardi, Truff, Aeropostale, Nautica, and Emsculpt Neo.

The Shaq Bowl is produced by Medium Rare, a company that previously rolled out Gronk Beach, Shaq’s Fun House, The Sports Illustrated Awards, Shaq vs Gronk, and Black Entrepreneurs Day.

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SHAKE RATTLE ROLL – BACK TO THE 50’S WITH NY ROCKABILLY ROCKETS (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton, Lake Park Black Box- Lake Park)

Originally posted on December 31st, 2020.


Tickets just went on sale…

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

I’m telling you guys- absolutely terrific!

The Skinny:


Sunday, March 7th, 2021 (4pm & 7pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road Suite #10,
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: / also check for discount tickets

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 (7pm)
Lake Park Black Box
700 Park Ave
Lake Park, Florida 33403
Phone: 561.328.7481
Tickets: also check for discount tickets

Just a taste…


Strap yourself in and hold on to the person next to you because the NY Rockabilly Rockets will take you back in time to sock hops, malt shops, hot rods, and your favorite songs!

Their spectacular high-energy production, Shake Rattle Roll, pays tribute to the legends of Sun Records and mixes in some of the absolute best and most hip swing, rockabilly, country and rock & roll songs of the 50’s. This dynamic full-production Vegas-style show takes you on a nostalgic journey through vintage Rock & Roll with spectacular lights, sound, stage props, backdrops, dancers, vintage guitars, wailing sax, and stand-up bass. If you love Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Billy Haley & His Comets, Eddie Cochran, The Stray Cats, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry and many other greats, don’t miss this show.

Get ready for lift off because the Rockets will have you clapping your hands and dancing in the aisle all night long.

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Health Benefits of Strawberries

Posted on February 4th, 2021 · Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

Originally posted on August 16th, 2015.


* Health Benefits of Strawberries.

Jeff Eats recently read the below story on Gayot (

Personally, I’d prefer 2-slices and a large Coke- to a bowl of strawberries any day of the week…

Now, no scientist here, but Jeff Eats is thinking- that just in case the Albert Einsteins of the world are onto something here- starting tomorrow on a daily basis, I’m gonna “do” 2-scoops of Breyers Strawberry Waffle Cone Ice Cream!


Health Benefits of Strawberries

These Berries are Bursting with Benefits


With strawberries’ natural heart shape and deep red hue, they were perhaps destined to be associated with matters of the heart. They are a symbol for Venus, the goddess of love, and revered as an aphrodisiac. Legend has it that if you share a double strawberry with someone, he or she will become the object of your affection.

Though no one can quantify just how much strawberries contribute to healthy romance, evidence suggests that strawberries can play a significant role in heart health. A study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that participants eating the most strawberries had the lowest blood levels of C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation in the blood vessels, and slightly lower cholesterol levels than those who consumed fewer strawberries. Another study found that strawberry eaters have lower blood pressure than non-strawberry eaters. Further, strawberries are a good source of potassium, which helps regulate electrolytes in the body, lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke. Strawberries’ folate, fiber and vitamin C also provide heart-protective benefits.

A healthy heart also makes for a healthy brain, since brain cells need to be nourished by nutrients in the blood traveling through the cardiovascular system. The myriad phytonutrients in strawberries can protect against oxidative damage that impairs brain function. The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging found that strawberries help prevent a decline in motor and cognitive skills commonly related to aging.

The same phytonutrients that benefit the heart and brain also make strawberries potent cancer-fighters. Anthocyanins, the pigments that give these berries their characteristic crimson color, are powerful antioxidants, which help protect cells from free radical damage, thereby curtailing the risk for cancer. As far as antioxidant content, strawberries rank third highest (just below blackberries and walnuts) out of 1,000 foods surveyed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In one study among the elderly, they found that those eating the most strawberries were three times less likely to develop cancer than their non-strawberry-eating counterparts.

Strawberry Health Benefits:

– Provide high levels of fiber, folate, and vitamin C; lowers C-reactive protein levels in the blood

– May protect cardiovascular health

– May protect brain function and guard against cancer with phytonutrients

– Boast third-highest level of antioxidants in a survey of 1,000 foods

– Possess anti-inflammatory properties

Those anthocyanins also possess anti-inflammatory properties. They work in much the same way as anti-inflammatory drugs, by blocking the activity of the COX enzyme. However, strawberries — unlike such pharmaceuticals — won’t cause side effects like intestinal bleeding. This makes them an ideal dietary choice for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions.

Beyond such vital health benefits, strawberries can also enhance physical beauty. A cup of sliced strawberries contains as much vitamin C as one cup of orange juice, and vitamin C is essential for maintaining strong connective tissue in skin. In other words, strawberries may help keep your skin plump and healthy and stave off wrinkles. Perhaps that’s why Madame Tallien, one of the figures in Emperor Napoleon’s court, insisted on bathing in the juice of 22 pounds of crushed strawberries.

With so many benefits, it’s not surprising that strawberries would inspire such decadence. Even the indulgence of strawberries with Champagne or a strawberry daiquiri has its advantages; researchers have discovered that alcohol boosts the natural antioxidant capacity of strawberries by one-third and increases their ability to seek out and fight free radicals. Why not toast to the strawberry and to your good health?


Win A $25 Ruven’s Gift Card (Delray Beach)

This contest started on 2/3/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Ruven’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Ruven’s 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 Ruven’s, 13800 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33484, (561) 499-9003. Check for menu, info).

Posted on March 12th, 2014
***** Ruven’s, 13800 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33484, (561) 499-9003.

Back on February 20, 2011 Jeff Eats told you guys about Ruven’s a New York Kosher Style Deli that had just opened for business in the San Marco Shopping Center in Delray Beach. To make a long story short– Ruven’s opened in a spot where two bagel/delis had previously failed. I guess, Ruven’s owner, Steve Ratinetz was betting on real good food and “three times the charm” to make Ruven’s a winner…


Here it is 3-years later and Ruven’s is “sort-a” still around. Now follow me, a few months ago, Ratinetz moved Ruven’s…3 maybe- 4 bays down-into a store formerly occupied by Lenny’s New York Grille.


No doubt in Jeff Eats’ mind…the ‘new” Ruven’s is now in a much better spot–that being right next door to Publix. Same food and service-with the “new” Ruven’s featuring a really cool “lower NYC east-side” circa 1940-1950 decor. Having eaten in Lenny’s numerous times, I can tell you-that Ratinetz did a great job in combining his own decorative ideas with Lenny’s decor remnants.

Just wanted to re-introduce you guys to an old-favorite of mine.

Now…Does Ruven’s qualify under the “three times the charm” rule?

The original February 20, 2011 review is reprinted below.

***** Ruven’s, 13800 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33484, (561) 499-9003.
Bingo!— Home Run!

If you are looking for a terrific-New York Kosher Style Deli—your wish has been answered. Say hello, to Ruven’s which opened last Wednesday in Delray Beach. For right now, the joint is open 7 days a week from 8am-3pm—look for “dinner” to be added sometime in late March.

Just some background info… “this” Ruven’s is owned by Steve Ratinetz who in the mid 1990′s-2003 owned/operated Ruven’s in Plainview, New York—which was an absolutely terrific kosher deli. My January 25, 2011 Ruven’s of Long Island writeup- has more “history” if you are a history-buff.

You know and I know, that South Florida has more bagel delis than you can shake a stick at…just for the record, Ruven’s is not and I repeat the word NOT, a bagel deli. For sure, it has the requisite “500″ types of bagels, bialys and onion boards—that said, this joint is all about pastrami- corned beef- brisket- turkey- stuffed derma- potato pancakes- blintzes, chopped liver-stuffed cabbage-fried kreplach-matzo ball soup—that rival the best stuff served in NYC, Chicago…or for that matter, anywhere that you formerly called home.

If there is one thing that Jeff Eats knows—it’s good deli.

This afternoon, in no particular order– I did a “taste test” of pastrami, corned beef, brisket, turkey off the bone, matzo ball soup, cabbage soup, stuffed derma, potato pancakes, chopped liver. fried kreplach…absolutely delicious.

Based on Jeff Eats’ “maiden outing”—I’m putting Ruven’s right up there with South Florida’s best New York Kosher Style Delis. Throw-in huge portions at reasonable prices…and I can’t see Ruven’s not quickly developing an enormous following.

You now know about a terrific deli—this one is a keeper!

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Anthology Beatles Party Band (Galuppi’s- Pompano Beach)

Originally posted on January 26th, 2021.

* Anthology Beatles Party Band.

Just in case you guys were wondering where Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are going to be on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 (7:00pm-10:30pm)…

Anthology Beatles Party Band

1103 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Info: (954) 785-0226 / COVID-19 masks/seating
Saturday, February 6th, 2021 (7pm-10:30pm)

All I can tell you guys is that the- Anthology Beatles Party Band is off the chart good…trust Jeff Eats on this one, you’ve never seen a Beatles tribute band like this one- PARTY!

(Checkout the video)…

Posted on August 10th, 2008

***** Galuppi’s, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062 (954) 785-0226.

Last night, I had an absolutely terrific time at a joint named Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach. Just so you know, Galuppi’s which calls itself “Galuppi’s Restaurant, Patio Bar & Banquets” is actually located on the public Pompano Beach Golf Course… the view from its out-door patio of the course is absolutely amazing.

Galuppi’s is basically a restaurant/catering facility. There is a small indoor restaurant that has a large sit-at-bar, 4 booths and maybe a half-dozen hi-tops…outside, there is another sit-at-bar and loads of tables…there is also a banquet room attached to the restaurant that can be used for private parties or for restaurant customers. Now, to put this whole layout in perspective…go to Galuppi’s website at where you will find actual pictures of what I have been blabbing about, along with menu/prices/and other details.

Last night, Galuppi’s which does lunch and dinner 7 days a week and brunch on Sunday had The Beatles’ tribute band “Anthology” performing from 8pm-midnight. Suffice it to say, this joint was absolutely packed… the restaurant-the banquet room-the outside bar/patio…the band was on a small stage on the patio and I’ll bet you that from 8:30pm-10:30 pm (time I was there) there were at least 500-600 people maybe even more, eating…drinking…dancing. I am telling you, it was an absolutely great “party.” By the way, there was no cover charge or minimum…so for the price of a meal or a drink…or for that matter, just walking in…got you into this “concert.”

Just a quick note, “Anthology” was terrific. They were dressed in replicas of The Beatle’s Shea Stadium army-uniforms and had the requisite Beatle haircuts…they did some great covers of The Beatles’ hits. The group is extremely personable and their interaction with the crowd had the joint really jumping. Their faux British accents which came and went all evening long, added to the fun…and yes, they even have a left-handed bass player. You can check “Anthology” out at I guarantee that based on last night’s action, Galuppi’s owners will have “Anthology” back for another gig in the very near future.

I already gave you this joint’s website…take a look at its menu. There are plenty of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees and desserts to keep everyone busy…By the way, the prices are very reasonable and last night our waitress Bobbi-Lynn was absolutely terrific despite the fact that the joint was absolutely packed (and I do mean packed). Last night I had babyback ribs, I also sampled the crab-cakes, snapper francaise and steak kabobs. The food is real-decent. Personally I would put it about “1-notch” above the stuff you get in your typical neighborhood sports bar. Just so you know, Galuppi’s also has tons of flat screen tv sets inside and outside…Last night every set was tuned to the Olympic Games, so if “The Beatles” weren’t your game, you could scream for the American swimmers.

One thing that I found interesting…the banquet room has sound-proof glass. Amazingly, while eating in the room, you couldn’t hear the out-door crowd or the band at all.

Galuppi’s is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and for brunch on Sunday. According to its website, the joint has all kinds of entertainment and “specials”…so If you want to try Galuppi’s, I would suggest that you ”call ahead” to find out “what’s on tap” (pun intended).

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Win A $25 Arbetter Hot Dogs Gift Card (Miami)

This contest started on 2/2/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Arbetter Hot Dogs Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Arbetter Hot Dogs 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 Arbetter Hot Dogs, 8747 SW 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33165 (305) 207-0555.

You guys can check- menu/prices/location/info at

Posted on June 24th, 2008

***** Arbetter Hot Dogs, 8747 SW 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33165 (305) 207-0555.

Arbetter is a HOT DOG STAND. Arbetter has been in business for something like 40 years. Arbetter always has lines. Arbetter has limited seating inside and outside. Arbetter’s hot dogs (boiled or grilled) and french fries are terrific…I usually don’t say that about “boiled” dogs (grilled is my preference.) Arbetter is open 7 days a week from 10:30am-8:30pm.

You should try Arbetter Hot Dogs.

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Win A $25 Whit’s Frozen Custard Gift Card

This contest started on 2/1/2021. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Whit’s Frozen Custard Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Whit’s Frozen Custard 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 any Whit’s Frozen Custard location.

You guys can check – for locations, menu/prices, info.

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Win A $25 Shake Shack Gift Card

This contest started on 2/1/21. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Shake Shack Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Shake Shack 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 any Shake Shack location ( for locations, menu, info).