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D-Day June 6th, 1944

Posted on June 6th, 2018 · Music/Events/Other · 2 Comments »

* D-Day June 6th, 1944.

from army.mil

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.

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Del Sol Bakery (Boynton Beach)

***** Del Sol Bakery, 1600 North Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435, (561) 806-6726.

Got a terrific bakery for you guys to checkout – Del Sol Bakery in Boynton Beach.

Real easy concept at work here- Del Sol Bakery is an open space “working” bakery- where you see the stuff being made. There are no display cases, there are no tables to sit at- for eating/ drinking coffee/ schmoozing, real nice selection of artisan breads/ pastries/ scones/ cookies/ cakes…

The other day Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats picked-up a good handful of items and I gotta tell you, absolute dynamite!

Let me wrap-up Sol Del Bakery by telling you guys that this joint’s stuff is off the chart delicious! Being born and bred Brooklynites circa 50s-60s Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats kinda think we know what good bakeries are all about- and I am telling you guys that although Del Sol’s physical layout isn’t like the Ebinger’s (and other top notch bakeries of that era) that our mothers and we shopped in- Del Sol Bakery would definitely have been able to play in the same league!

Del Sol Bakery is open Monday-Saturday 7:30am-2:30pm, closed Sunday.

You can checkout Del Sol Bakery at delsolbakery.com.

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Chris Kattan (Palm Beach IMPROV- West Palm Beach)

* Chris Kattan.

Kattan’s stand-up act is hysterically funny.

Don’t miss him!


Palm Beach Improv, 550 Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33410

Thursday- 6/7/18- 8pm
Friday- 6/8/18- 7:30pm & 10pm
Saturday- 6/9/18- 7pm & 9:30pm
Box Office: (561) 833-1812

Tickets: palmbeachimprov.com

from palmbeachimprov.com

Chris Kattan: Chris Kattan is best known as one of the longest serving cast members on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In the 8 years Chris starred in the landmark late night program, he became best known for his characters ‘Mango,’ ‘Mr Peepers,’ and one of the ‘Butabi Brothers’ in the ‘Night at the Roxbury’ sketch alongside Will Ferrell. Chris starred with Ferrell in a 1998 movie adaption of the sketch.
Since his time at SNL, Chris has worked as the series regular ‘Bob’ on ABC’s ever-popular ‘The Middle’ as well as had memorable appearances in the recent hit features ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and ‘The Ridiculous 6.’
Chris trained at Los Angeles’ The Groundlings Theater is one of its most famous alumni. He currently tours the country with his extremely popular stand-up act.

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Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for president

Posted on June 5th, 2018 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food · 12 Comments »

* Howard Schultz steps down at Starbucks, may consider run for president.

This morning, this “headline” was all over the news.

Based on the way this guy-Schultz handled racial, religious, business and political issues at Starbucks- I’m kinda thinking that if he ever did become President his first piece of business would be to replace The Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem with the song Kumbaya!

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Charlie Thomas’ Drifters Live In Concert (Curtis Peterson Auditorium- Lecanto)

Posted on June 5th, 2018 · American Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Charlie Thomas’ Drifters.

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that- Charlie Thomas ain’t no youngster and- he is without question the “real deal”…

Over the years- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen Charlie Thomas’ Drifters at least 20 times and each and every show killed it!

Don’t miss Charlie Thomas’ Drifters In Concert!

Tickets just went on sale…

* Charlie Thomas’ Drifters Live In Concert

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 West Educational Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461
Box Office: (888) 718-4253
Tickets: poprockdoowopp.com

from poprockdoowopp.com

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! presents the #1 most-requested vocal group of all time. The Drifters feature Charlie Thomas, the last original Drifter who appears on all of the legendary Atlantic Records hit recordings, including “Under the Boardwalk”, “Up on the Roof”, “On Broadway”, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “This Magic Moment”, “There Goes My Baby”, “Dance With Me”, “Please Stay (Don’t Go)” and many more.

To date, The Drifter  have sold over 114 million albums and 214 million singles and are listed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

You’ll hear all the hits in a full concert featuring Charlie Thomas’ Drifters with a live band.

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Pizzeria Del-Dio (Orlando)

Posted on June 5th, 2018 · Italian Orlando Pizza Subs/Salads · No Comments »

***** Pizzeria Del-Dio, 3210 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 898-1115.

Got a real good “mom & pop” Italian red sauce joint for you guys to checkout, Pizzeria Del-Dio in Orlando.

Real simple tale to tell- handful of tables, menu of reasonably priced delicious appetizers/ salads/ pizzas/ pastas/ hot & cold subs/ entrees.


Last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did an early dinner at Pizzeria Del-Dio and like I said a couple of seconds ago, delicious reasonably priced stuff! Just so we are on the same page, if you’re looking for fancy schmancy- look elsewhere! Pizzeria Del-Dio is a no frills bare bones decor joint which really-knows how to cook! Just between us- its $6.95 fried ravioli with parmesan pesto sauce appetizer (pictured right down below) alone is worth the price of admission!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at pizzeriadel-dio.com.

Pizzeria Del-Dio is open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, closed on Sunday.

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Win A $20 The Dandee Donut Factory Gift Card (Pompano Beach)

This contest started on 6/2/18. This contest has a winner.

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* Win A $20 The Dandee Donut Factory Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 The Dandee Donut Factory 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 The Dandee Donut Factory, 1900 East Atlantic Avenue, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, (954) 785-1461. You can check dandeedonuts.com for menu/prices/other info.

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Posted on September 26th, 2014
***** The Dandee Donut Factory, 1900 East Atlantic Avenue, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, (954) 785-1461.

Let me start by saying that Jeff Eats LOVES-The Dandee Donut Factory-in Pompano Beach.

For the record, Jeff Eats originally told you guys about Dandee on 11/19/11-but some stories warrant “re-telling”…

Just so we are straight, there are two other Dandee Donut outposts in South Florida-Deerfield Beach and Hollywood…Pompano Beach and Hollywood are owned by the same guy, while the Deerfield Beach store has a totally different-unrelated owner.

For the purposes of today’s story…I’m only talking about the Pompano Beach joint…which is open 24/7-which has indoor table/counter–outdoor patio seating…which makes amazing donuts and serves-up delicious “diner” food. If you are wondering why Jeff Eats is “featuring” Pompano Beach–it’s because this is the joint that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been frequenting -to the tune of something like twice a month for years. While I’m busy telling you my life story- Hollywood’s donuts/food are as good as Pompano’s…Deerfield Beach’s donuts are OK-but not great (Remember! I told you -this joint has a different owner not to mention a different baker)-but its diner food is decent enough.

At this stage of the game I’m gonna let you check dandeedonuts.com for menu/prices/other info.

If you got the time, you can “read” (or re-read, whatever the case may be) Jeff Eats’- The Dandee Donut Factory write -up (11/19/11).

I’m gonna close this story out by telling you, that if you want- terrific donuts, delicious diner food, fabulous pleasant service, perfect diner-decor (whatever that is!)…then you gotta get yourself over to The Dandee Donut Factory in Pompano Beach.

Oh! One other thing…

In surfing the net, Jeff Eats caught on TripAdvisor what I think is one of the greatest food reviews of all-time…
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Palermo, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews 9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic donuts!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW
We rolled into Dandees about 1:00 AM at the end of August. Despite Pompano Beach being almost completely shuttered, Dandees was bustling. The donuts are far superior to Dunkin and the atmosphere was worth the trip. I believe my son met his future ex wife there!!

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The Pixels 80s Retro Experience & LaSpada’s Original Hoagies (Arts Garage- Delray Beach)

* The Pixels 80s Retro Experience & LaSpada’s Original Hoagies.

If you guys are wondering what Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be doing on Friday- August 31, 2018 from 8pm-10pm- well wonder no more!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be partying with The Pixels 80s Retro Experience at the Arts Garage, 94 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, (561.450.6357) – a 168 seat cabaret-style venue which steadily features an eclectic schedule of music-acts and encourages ticketholders to bring their own food/drink (including booze)!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, the Arts Garage crowd is gonna have a non stop-fast paced blast the moment The Pixels 80s Retro Experience-takes the stage! If you like 80’s hits- you’ll absolutely love this 6 piece band’s trubute show…

Need some convincing as to how good The Pixels 80s Retro Experience is- checkout the band’s video on the Arts Garage’s website artsgarage.org.

You can purchase tickets online at artsgarage.org.

from artsgarage.org

The Pixels 80s Retro Experience
Featuring some of South Florida’s most excellent totally tubular musician, The Pixels – Retro 80s Experience takes you back to the time of shoulder pads, skinny ties, leggings, and teased hair. The Pixels play 80s big hits from artists such as Madonna, Tears for Fears, Def Leppard, Cyndi Lauper, Hall & Oats, New Order, Animotion, Human League, and many more. They will trap you in a time warp and you won’t want to escape anytime soon!

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Don’t forget- You can bring your own food, beverages (booze)! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be dining on subs from LaSpada’s Original Hoagies, 2240 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 393-1434.

Posted on January 2nd, 2016
***** LaSpada’s Original Hoagies, 2240 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 393-1434.

Let’s just call this a Jeff Eats’ “Certain Things Bear Repeating” story…

If you want amazing subs- you gotta go to LaSpada’s Original Hoagies which currently has 5 South Florida locations- Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. You can check laspadashoagies.com for locations/info.

Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, for the past 7 years (at least twice a month) Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have picked-up subs from LaSpada’s- and each and every time we’ve commented to each other- “as to how good” this joint’s stuff was/is! The latest pickup- last night from the Boca joint- large chicken salad, large turkey, large Italian Special!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, you will love Laspada’s subs- or as it-calls them…hoagies!
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Posted August 31, 2014
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-8/31/14).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items.

12″ Chicken Salad Sub (Laspada’s calls “them” hoagies)
$9.85.

Laspada’s Original Hoagies
2240 Northwest 19th Street
Boca Raton (there are 4 other South Florida locations)
(561) 393-1434
laspadashoagies.com
Latest Review: 7/18/08

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you- that 12″ sub can easily feed 3 people. Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, Laspada’s chicken salad is absolute dynamite, but that’s just between us.

Posted July 18, 2008
***** Laspada’s Original Hoagies, 4346 South Grape Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida 33348 (954) 776-7893.

Laspada’s is a “sub-grinder-hoagie-heroes”!(or whatever you call them) joint. There are currently 3 South Florida locations…Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Davie and Coral Springs. The Lauderdale joint is the original location…I must have gotten stuff there at least 20 times…I have also been to the Coral Springs location twice…Never been to the Davie store.

The guys who own Laspada’s are “masters” at making phenomenal-fantastic hoagies. Take a look at Laspada’s website at www.laspadashoagies.com for menu/pricing…also take a look at the photos of the stores and sandwiches being made.

If you want to eat absolutely incredible stuff, then you absolutely want to get to a Laspada’s. The joints are open 7-days a week for lunch and dinner. Keep in mind, that there is very limited seating and the game is primarily takeout.

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The Temptations & The Four Tops (Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts- Fort Lauderdale)

* The Temptations & The Four Tops.

The Temptations & The Four Tops at the Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts- On Thursday, 1/31/19 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale 6/14/18 (10am) – ticketmaster.com.

Let’s call this one- “Going to the well once too often.”

Not trying to be mean, but when I think- The Temptations, I’m not thinking Otis Williams- and when I think- The Four Tops, I’m not thinking Duke Fakir. For the record, Williams and Fakir (neither is a lead singer) are the only original members in their respective groups currently still performing!

Take Jeff Eats’ word on this, the current lineups can’t hold a candle to the original group’s members and neither one of the current groups comes even close vocally to sounding like the phenomenal hit records that The Temptations and The Four Tops recorded in the 60’s & 70’s.

Like I said a few seconds ago, Let’s call this one- “Going to the well once too often.”

Now, if you must…

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954.462.0222

Tickets On Sale: 6/14/18 at 10am

Tickets: ticketmaster.com

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/3/18- Pudgies Cafe- Pompano Beach)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/3/18- Pudgies Cafe).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

HAM & CHEESE OMELET
$7.25

Pudgies Cafe
2301 Northeast 16th Street
Pompano Beach
(954) 941-1430
pudgiescafe.com
Latest Review: 11/2/16

If you like “mom & pop” diners- I guarantee that Pudgies Cafe will work for you!

Posted on November 2nd, 2016
***** Pudgies Cafe, 2301 Northeast 16th Street, Bay 102, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062, (954) 941-1430.

Got a real good- hole in the wall, mom & pop, maybe 25 total combined table & counter seating -grill top diner for you guys…Pudgies Cafe open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 7am-3pm, closed Sunday in Pompano Beach!

Long story short, yesterday- Jeff Eats did breakfast at Pudgies and I’m telling you that this joint was right up my alley! You-fans of hole in the wall, mom & pop, maybe 25 total combined table & counter seating – grill top diners know exactly where I’m coming from on this one!

You can check menu/prices/info at- pudgiescafe.com