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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 9/3/17- Dean Anthony’s Express Pizza & More- Boca Raton)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-9/3/17-Dean Anthony’s Express Pizza & More).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

14″ CHEESE PIZZA
$11.99 (on Monday- $9.99)

Dean Anthony’s Express Pizza & More
1449 Yamato Road
Boca Raton
(561) 988-2202
deananthonyspizzamenu.com
Latest Review: 9/24/14

This hole in the wall, order at/pickup at the counter takeout pizza joint- makes an absolutely delicious thin crisp sweet sauce NY slice! The joint’s subs, salads and entrees are also real good.

Posted on September 24th, 2014

***** Dean Anthony’s Express, 1449 Ysmato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 988-2202.

There’s an old Chinese or maybe it’s an old Japanese-saying…”out of sight out of mind.”

Anyway,

Way back on August 26, 2009- Jeff Eats told you guys about Dean Anthony’s Express-a terrific red sauce Italian “takeout” joint that had just opened in Boca Raton. Long story short, ultra-crappy strip center location -literally made Jeff Eats forget all about the joint (which just happens to be 6 minutes from my home)…that is, until this past Monday when Mrs. Jeff Eats got a Dean Anthony’s Express flyer “advertising” all kinds of- specials in the mail…the result-the ordered 18″ $9.99 cheese pizza, chicken parmigiana sub/philly cheese steak sub/meatball parmigiana sub/sausage-peppers-onion sub ($6.50 each) put Dean Anthony’s Express back on the Eats’ radar.

Real simple…the food was absolute dynamite.

Dean Anthony’s Express is open Monday-Saturday 11am-8:30pm, closed on Sunday.

The original 8/26/2009 “review” is reprinted below.
*****
Dean Anthony’s Express
August 26, 2009

The folks in Boca Raton just-lucked out…let me explain.

Dean Anthony’s is a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint which currently has 1 full- restaurant in Wellington and 1 full-restaurant in Boynton Beach. Two days ago…in a real-small Boca Raton strip center a Dean Anthony’s Express opened… which if you forget about a few window-counter seats, is a takeout-only joint.

Over the years, I must have eaten in the Dean Anthony’s restaurants at least 10 times…I rank these joints right up there with the “best” in the mom & pop South Florida Italian category. By the way, before the Jeff Eats’ website crashed a few years ago, there was a very favorable review on the full-restaurants. On my to do list, is a revisit for an updated “opinion”…

Last night, I tried Dean Anthony’s Express…the menu is loaded with appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, chicken wings (something like 12 different sauces), entrees, pizzas… I did a plain pizza, penne alla vodka, chicken parmigiana, greek salad, garlic rolls, cheese calzone, chicken wings (honey garlic), meatballs-spaghetti…everything I “sampled” was real-good. Gourmet food? Now, let’s not play dopey here! This is a takeout red- sauce -joint, but I am telling you, that give or take a handful of restaurants, this Dean Anthony’s Express is as good as neighborhood takeout gets. One thing that I gotta single out here for special treatment, the pizza…plain old slice with sauce/cheese—one of the best slices I have had down here in South Florida…let’s call it a real NY slice.

As for prices…strictly neighborhood prices. 10 wings $7.99–Greek salad (enough for 2) $9.99–a large pizza goes for $13.99. You definitely won’t go broke ordering from this joint.

You folks in Boca Raton really lucked out…I am telling you, that the next time you want takeout, you want to give Dean Anthony’s a try.

The joint is open Monday-Sarurday 11am-9pm and Sunday 3pm-9pm.

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What Are Your Favorite Florida Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt/ Soft Serve/ Italian Ices/ Gelato Joints?

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 · American Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 23 Comments »

Posted on September 1, 2017

* What Are Your Favorite Florida Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Soft Serve/Italian Ices/Gelato Joints?

Fire away!

By the way, a drop of color about your favorites wouldn’t hurt!

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Target To Debut Its Own $5 Bottles Of Wine

Posted on September 2nd, 2017 · American Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* Target To Debut Its Own $5 Bottles Of Wine.

This past Monday, 8/28/17 Target announced…

The lineup features five wines — Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Moscato — made with what the company describes as “premium, California-grown” grapes. All five are priced at $5, and all five will hit more than 1,100 Target stores able to sell wine across the country tomorrow, Sunday, September 3, 2017!

Here’s how Target describes each wine:

Cabernet Sauvignon: Juicy cherry flavors, hints of oak and graceful finish elevate even the simplest pleasures. Pair with ribeye steaks.

Red Blend: Smooth berry and cherry flavors with hints of spice offer the perfect antidote to the workweek. Pair with mushroom pasta and grilled vegetables.

Chardonnay: Lush tropical fruit flavors and a bright finish will transport you to a warm, sunny day at the farmers market. Pair with cheeses and freshly baked bread.

Pinot Grigio: Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit flavors let you enjoy the fresh, easygoing feeling of summer any time of the year. Pair with salads and fresh fish.

Moscato: Delicate aromas and creamy peach and melon flavors make every day feel a little more special. Pair with freshly picked berries.

How good the wines taste remains to be seen.

Just curious, any of you guys remember Ripple and Thunderbird?

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Coming Soon To A Florida Ice Cream Store Near You: Donuts Stuffed With Ice Cream!

Posted on September 1st, 2017 · American Desserts Fast Food · 2 Comments »

* Coming Soon To An Ice Cream Store Near You: Donuts Stuffed With Ice Cream!

The “concept” is spreading like wild-fire in Los Angeles and New York City!

All Jeff Eats can say, is bring it on!

Any of you guys know the name of a good publicly traded company that makes napkins?

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Win a $10 Burger King Gift Card

This contest started on 8/30/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win a $10 Burger King Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Burger King 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Burger King location (burgerking.com for locations, menu, info).

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Win A $10 Five Guys Burgers and Fries Gift Card

Posted on September 1st, 2017 · American Deals Fast Food Music/Events/Other · 21 Comments »

This contest started on 8/30/17. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Five Guys Burgers and Fries Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 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 $10 Gift Card is good at any Five Guys Burgers and Fries location (for locations, menu, info- fiveguys.com).

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Starbucks Sued by Country’s Largest Mall Operator

* Starbucks Sued by Country’s Largest Mall Operator.

Just read this QSR Magazine “article” (qsrmagazine.com).

Thought that you would-be lawyers out there might find it interesting!

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Starbucks Sued by Country’s Largest Mall Operator
August 30, 2017
QSR Magazine
by Danny Klein,
Claiming that the concept isn’t actually losing money, Simon Property Group Inc., the country’s largest mall operator, is suing Starbucks Corp. over its decision to shutter Teavana retail stores in its U.S. malls.

The Indianapolis-based company filed suit August 21 regarding the closure of 78 Teavana stores. Starbucks announced in July it plans to cut the chord on all 379 units across the country. The reason being sagging financials, which have hurt the java giant’s bottom line in recent quarters. In April, Starbucks revealed it was launching “a review process … to take clear action to improve the performance of our Teavana mall store portfolio.” The rate of decline at retail stores struggled through the holiday season and was worse through the second quarter than Starbucks forecasted.

During the company’s ensuing financial release, a third-quarter that saw global comparable-store sales increase 4 percent, U.S. comp-store sales grow 5 percent, and net income fall to $691.6 million from $754.1 million in the prior year quarter, Starbucks made the news official.

“As reported on the Q2 call, many of the company’s principally mall-based Teavana retail stores have been persistently underperforming. Following a strategic review of the Teavana store business, the company concluded that despite efforts to reverse the trend through creative merchandising and new store designs, the underperformance was likely to continue,” Starbucks said in a statement at the time.

But Simon Property Group sees a different story. The company believes Teavana is simply not growing fast enough to fit into Starbucks’ overall business goals.

“Starbucks’ decision to close its Teavana stores is simply an effort to further increase its economic gains at the expense of others,” Simon said in the suit, filed by Indianapolis-based law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP and reported by the Indianapolis Business Journal. “Starbucks does not contend that Simon breached any lease or that Starbucks cannot remain viable if it continues to honor its promises in its leases for stores in Simon’s shopping centers. Instead, Starbucks simply believes it can make more money if it violates the leases than if it honored its contractual promises and obligations.”

Starbucks said the closures will mostly take place in the spring of 2018. Simon Property is contesting this point as well. The company said Starbucks indicated that it intends to shutter the units no later than December 31. Per The Indianapolis Business Journal, the mall landlord said only two of its 78 Teavana leases expire prior to spring and the rest extend as far as January 2027.

Simon Property said in the suit that Teavana’s fate shouldn’t be compared to that of some big-box retailers struggling to stay open. When it was announced, Starbucks’ 2012 acquisition of Teavana for $620 million was the largest in company history. And as recent as a year ago, the suit claims, Starbucks was touting success within its tea business.

The suit said many companies, such as Sears, Macy’s, and Sports Authority, have closed stores to avoid bankruptcy and “that staying open and fulfilling their leases would cause them financial ruin.”

“That obviously is not the case with Starbucks, which is one of the largest and most recognized companies in the world,” the suit continued.

Starbucks has mentioned it has no plans to remove Teavana from its shelves, and that the product remains popular in-store, especially overseas in Japan and China, where sales ballooned 40 percent in the second quarter.

The suit, which did not specific how much it was seeking from Starbucks, said the company opened 575 net new stores in the third quarter, which points to its overall health and ability to keep the Teavana retail business afloat.

A Starbucks spokesperson told WBAA it is “working to resolve this dispute.”

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Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish? (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Posted on August 31st, 2017 · American Boca Raton Deals Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish?

For years, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have heard nothing but terrific things about Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish? show!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats just picked up 2 tickets for the Wednesday 9/13/17 (7:30pm) performance.

The Skinny:

Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish?

Sunday, 9/10/17 2pm & 7pm
Monday, 9/11/17 7:30pm
Tuesday, 9/12/17 7:30pm
Wednesday, 9/13/17 7:30pm

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office:(561)483-9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com goldstar.com (discount tickets)

from bocablackbox.com

Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish?

In “Too Jewish?”, Avi Hoffman begins the exploration of his Jewish roots, and now that he has had over two thousand performances nationwide, he has discovered that audiences throughout North America can identify with the humor and music of his upbringing. Jews and non-Jews alike, laugh and cry with Avi, as he takes them on a journey through his history, relating stories of his family’s immigrant background and the culture within which he was raised. He has discovered the “lost treasures” of Jewish comedy and music. He has found the songs and comedy routines that entertained hundreds of thousands of people from the Catskills to Miami Beach, from Carnegie Hall to Yiddish Vaudeville.

Avi introduces performers, that were thev biggest stars of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, whose jokes, stories, and songs served as a bridge between the old world and the new, and are now completely unknown to contemporary audiences; only vague memories to those who lived through that era. he re-creates the persona of the great grandfather of stand-up comedy, the Jewish Vaudevillian Menashe Skulnick.

Avi Hoffman recreates and rediscovers the wonderful music, comedy, and pathos of the extraordinary period of creativity that began with the immigrants and continued with their children. A time that was to become the breeding ground for the great comedians of our time- Henny Youngman, Milton Berle, The Marx Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and the hundreds of others that were influenced and inspired during those years.

This award winning performance was taped live at the Westside Theatre in NY, and has received critical acclaim nationwide.

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Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Boca Raton)

Posted on August 31st, 2017 · American Boca Raton Breakfast Desserts Fast Food · 3 Comments »

Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Jeff Eats recently came across “these” cookies while shopping at the Trader Joe’s, 855 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 338-5031 and I gotta tell you-I know delicious oatmeal cookies when I eat them and Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were as hard/bland as could be and far from being delicious! By the way, unless I’m completely nuts or something (and trust Jeff Eats I’m not), I didn’t find one freaking raisin in/on the 8 miniature cookies that I ate!

Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 12 cookies (31g)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 63 (42%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g –
Saturated fat 1g –
Sodium 199mg 9%
Carbohydrates 19.9g –
Net carbs 19g –
Fiber 0.9g 4%
Glucose 9.9g
Protein 2g
Vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A 0μg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Fatty acids
Amino acids

Now! Just a subjective call here, but these Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are definitely not worth wasting calories on!

Should you choose to ignore Jeff Eats’ dire😜 “warning”…

The 18 ounce tub of cookies cost- $3.99.

Trader Joe’s is open 7 days a week 8am-9pm.

You can check traderjoes.com for Trader Joe’s store locations/info.

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Ralph & Edna, The Story

Posted on August 30th, 2017 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Ralph & Edna, The Story.

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.

One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.

He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out.

When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna’s heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news she said, ‘Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.

The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.’

Edna replied…

‘He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry…How soon can I go home?’