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Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card (Boca Raton)

Posted on November 8th, 2020 · Boca Raton Contests Deals Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · 20 Comments »

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

* Win A $25 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 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 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Posted on June 1st, 2015.

*****Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Got this e-mail this morning…

Jeff,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at Friday night’s Morris Day & The Time concert in Pompano Beach. Terrific show.
As I mentioned, my wife and I in late April retired to Deerfield Beach after living our 41 years of married life in Plainview, Long Island. We are just getting organized and as I told you we literally stumbled across your jeffeats.com site while looking for restaurants to eat in. Your taste in both food and entertainment match up pretty close with ours.
You have tons of picks and I was wondering if you could give us a great ‘mom & pop’ Italian joint in the Deerfield Beach area. As you may recall we are living around the Powerline/Sample Road area and we’re looking for that one pizza tee shorts/tee shirt joint to really count on.
Once again, great meeting you.
Joe K
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Joe K:

Glad that you enjoyed Morris Day and the Time. It was a great show.

It was nice meeting you and your wife.

Real simple answer to your “request”…just by coincidence, last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Nino’s Pizzeria in Boca Raton- and I gotta tell you, that this joint for the past 23 years has been one of our go-to-“mom & pops”…never and I repeat-never- a bad meal. Just between you and me, Nino’s makes a veal chop parmigiana and chicken cacciatore/chicken scarpariello both on the bone- that are off the chart. As for New York Style Pizza, the joint’s pies and slices are top-shelf!

Printed down below is a “review” that Jeff Eats did back on 5/19/14…try Nino’s- the bet here, you and your wife will absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading..

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Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
*****
March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

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Win A- ROLLING STONES MICK JUNE 1975 T-SHIRT

Posted on November 6th, 2020 · Contests Deals Music/Events/Other · 27 Comments »

This contest started on 11/2/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A- ROLLING STONES MICK JUNE 1975 T-SHIRT.

Jeff Eats got a ROLLING STONES MICK JUNE 1975 T-SHIRT 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!

ROLLING STONES MICK JUNE 1975 T-SHIRT

Officially licensed Rolling Stones t-shirt featuring a vintage inspired 1975 print on the front of the shirt. Each 100% cotton t-shirt is a standard fit men’s t-shirt. Light Gray.

Sizes Available: small, medium, large, x-large, 2x-large, 3x-large.

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Name Your All Time Favorite Candy Bar

Posted on November 4th, 2020 · Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 73 Comments »

* Name Your All Time Favorite Candy Bar.

In the coming days…

Trust me there is a method to my madness!

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Win A $25 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card

This contest started on 11/2/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Jet’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 $25 Gift Card is good at any Jet’s Pizza location (jetspizza.com for locations, menus, prices, info).

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If 2020 Was A Math Word-Problem

Posted on November 3rd, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* If 2020 Was A Math Word-Problem.

If 2020 was a math word-problem: If you’re going down a river at 27 MPH and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would you need to re-shingle your roof?

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Comedian- Bobby Collins (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

* Comedian- Bobby Collins.

Under normal circumstances (no-coronavirus), Collins’ 3- upcoming Boca Black Box shows would have sold-out months ago…

That said- If you haven’t yet-seen the “clean working”- Bobby Collins…GO!- I guarantee – that you will have an absolutely great time!


Just a taste…

The Skinny:

Comedian-Bobby Collins

Friday, November 6th, 2020 (8pm)
Saturday, November 7th, 2020 (7pm & 9pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road Suite #10,
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com check goldstar.com for discount tickets

from bocablackbox.com

A native New Yorker, comedian Bobby Collins is a comedy legend who engages audiences across the country with his comedic characterizations. He exposes the humor of day-to-day situations and serves up resplendent rants on world events.

Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from hole-in-the-wall clubs to sold out theaters, including a birthday performance for Chelsea Clinton at the White House and appearances in US embassies and USO shows abroad.

His true dedication to his craft is what keeps his vibrant shows consistently sold out. A storyteller at heart, Bobby is able to truthfully translate the human condition and skillfully dissect everyday life with charisma and effortless flair.

As a professional stand-up comedian, he’s worked alongside Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as many others, and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. His CD Out of Bounds earned him a Grammy nomination.

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Pop, Rock & Doo Wop Live! Returns To Clermont Performing Arts Center (Clermont)

Posted on November 2nd, 2020 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Pop, Rock & Doo Wop Live! Returns To Clermont Performing Arts Center.

Tickets just went on sale…

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, all 4 acts are off-the-chart terrific…this is going to be an absolutely dynamite show!

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! Returns To Clermont Performing Arts Center
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Prices: $48.93 – $75.38

Mainstage Theater
3700 S Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-394-4800
Email: clermontpac@clermontfl.org
Website: www.clermontpac.com

TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: clermontpac.com poprockdoowopp.com

Just a taste…

From poprockdoowopp.com

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! returns to Clermont with 4 classic artists who’ve been around the world but never on stage at the Clermont PAC, including 3 legendary vocal groups, all with their original lead singers! Starring… Bobby Rydell (“Volare”, “Wild One”, “We Got Love”, “Sway”, “The Cha-Cha-Cha”, “Wildwood Days”, “Forget Him”), Jay Siegel’s Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, “Tonight I Fell in Love”, “Portrait of My Love”), The Mystics (“Hushabye”, “White Cliffs of Dover”, “Over the Rainbow”, as heard in The Sopranos) and Stan Zizka & The Del-Satins (“Teardrops Follow Me” and singing hits they recorded with Dion like “Runaround Sue” & “The Wanderer”).

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Win A $25 PDQ Gift Card

This contest started on 10/30/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 PDQ Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 PDQ 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 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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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/1/20- Pete’s Pizza- Daytona Beach)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/1/20- Pete’s Pizza).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

16” ROUND PEPPERONI PIZZA
($14.50)

Pete’s Pizza
1441 South Nova Road
Daytona Beach
(386) 253-3707
petespizzadaytona.com
Latest Review: 11/20/18

Whatever a New York Slice is suppose to taste like- that’s what Pete’s Pizza’s slices taste like!

Pete’s Pizza is way too-ooo far for delivery to Jeff Eats’ and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton-abode,that said, I’m telling you guys this joint’s pizza is off the chart delicious to the tastebuds of this born & bred New Yorker! Back on 11/19/18 Pete’s pizza killed and yesterday- almost 2 years later, the pizza still killed!

If you live, or work, or visit Daytona Beach- you gotta try this joint!

Posted on November 20th, 2018

***** Pete’s Pizza, 1441 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114, (386) 253-3707.

Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout- Pete’s Pizza in Daytona Beach.

Real simple tale to tell…

Yesterday, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats were up in Daytona Beach and around 2:25pm- we were craving- some pizza and some guy named Alphonse or maybe it was Mohammed (sorry, I don’t really recall) working behind the counter in a Chevron Gas Station Mini-Mart recommended that we try Pete’s Pizza, a hole in the wall “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint where you order at the counter/pickup at the counter, handful of tables, pizzas/ calzones/salads/ wings/ pastas/ hot & cold subs/ entrees menu, open Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm/Sunday 1pm-10pm, menu/prices at petespizzadaytona.com.

Let Jeff Eats wrap Pete’s Pizza up for you guys by saying, Alphonse’s call (or maybe it was Mohammed’s call) was right on the money- with the New York Style Pizza (thin/crisp/sweet sauce/nice oil drip) and the Philly cheesesteak we threw in for good measure both being off the chart delicious!

For you guys who like a drop more “flesh”- on your Jeff Eats’ tales, sorry- no can do, just dynamite- pepperoni cheese pizza and Philly cheesesteak- before the drive home to Boca!

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Win A $20 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card

Posted on October 30th, 2020 · Contests Deals Fast Food Italian Pizza Subs/Salads · 26 Comments »

This contest started on 10/28/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Jet’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 $20 Gift Card is good at any Jet’s Pizza location (jetspizza.com for locations, menus, prices, info).