This one is for all you guys (and would be burglars) out there who maybe wondering where Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are going to be tomorrow night- Thursday, August 2, 2018…
Free Concert: 6:30pm
Thursday- August 2, 2018
Doo Wop Tribute by Reunion
Food Trucks: 5pm-9:30pm
12100 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, Florida 33414
Not exactly sure “which” food trucks are gonna be out there- but I’m kinda thinking that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will find what to eat!
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the Reunion band loads of times- trust me, these guys are absolutely dynamite when it comes to doo wop/50’s, 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll covers!
One final thought, for all of you would be burglars out there (who maybe contemplating an unannounced visit tomorrow night- to the Eats’ residence)- our next-door neighbor’s dog Louie is gonna be babysitting our house while we’re at the show! Please don’t judge a book by its cover- Louie really is a very sweet puppy!
First things first- since I was a kid, I’ve loved black licorice! For those of you who may care- I like red licorice but I love black licorice! For you guys who maybe really sick (I mean really care)- Mrs. Jeff Eats doesn’t like black or red licorice!
About a week-or-so-ago, I came across Panda All Natural Soft Black Licorice while shopping at Publix, 3003 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 241-5005- and spotted a whole bunch of bags of Panda All Natural Soft Black Licorice. Being a wild and crazy guy- I decided what the heck- and decided to give the Panda brand a try- purchasing 2 bags for $7.90 (for those of you who are math-challenged- that’s $3.87 a bag😜)!
Long story short- absolutely delicious! Now I’m not gonna name names- like Twizzlers Black Licorice Twists or Twizzlers Black Licorice Nibs but trust me when I tell you that Panda All Natural Soft Black Licorice ran/runs absolute circles around most of the black licorice brands that you’ll find at Publix, Walmart, Target, Costco, Winn-Dixie etc.
If you like black licorice- you gotta try Panda All Natural Soft Black Licorice!
Like I said 4 seconds ago, I got my Panda All Natural Soft Black Licorice at the Publix by my house in Boca Raton. A cursory internet search turned-up a ton of online/brick and mortar Panda retailers!
You can catch more info about Panda’s licorice products at panda.fi.
This article first appeared on 2/12/15. Take a read or re-read whatever the case maybe. The article has some real interesting- good to know stuff!
Posted on February 12th, 2015.
* 5 Reasons Why You Should Chew Gum!
Jeff Eats recently read the below article-on magicfive.hubpages.com.
Read it…it seems to make a ton of sense.
I’m just thinking that “sugar-free” gum would be the sensible-chew!
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHEW GUM!
CHEW AWAY! IT’S OKAY!
Remember all those teachers who were always yelling, “SPIT OUT YOUR GUM!” Well, maybe they shouldn’t have! Turns out chewing gum helps improve memory and enhances cognitive powers. So maybe that gum would have done a lot more good in our MOUTHS than stuck UNDER THE DESK (ewww..gross…I don’t think it did much good under there, at all)!
This is good news for me, because I’ve always been a gum chewer. Oh, maybe not like that girl on Willie Wonka. But seriously, maybe those Oompa Loompas should change their little song about gum, because there are even MORE benefits to chewing it – besides just freshening your breath and (with some new brands) whitening your teeth, and helping you to stop smoking. Read on to discover 5 MORE benefits to chewing gum!
1). CHEWING GUM REDUCES STRESS! Yup..and it’s much healthier than getting drunk! Chewing gum reduces tension and helps release nervous energy. It also provides an outlet for frustration and irritation. (So chewing when you’re angry at your boyfriend for forgetting your anniversay is also a good idea)! Try it whenever you feel anxious, like before a big date or a doctor’s appointment. Pop in a piece of gum..it’ll help!
2). CHEWING GUM WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE! Next time you are driving long distance or have to pull an all-nighter for whatever reason, PULL OUT THE GUM! Studies show that chewing gum increases alertness and concentration while fighting sleepiness. And at least you won’t have to keep going to the bathroom, like when you guzzle down all those energy drinks and coffee!
3). CHEWING GUM HELPS MANAGE WEIGHT! Well that just makes sense. After all, you already have something in your mouth – which makes you less likely to want to put something else in it! Chewing is great between meals to cut down on snacking…or right after a meal to keep you from eating MORE! And now we have these delicious DESSERT flavor gums to choose from. At only 5 calories a piece, they taste yummy without packing on the pounds. I recommend the mint chocolate chip flavor – it lasts the longest! And it’s so amazing, because it really does taste like you’re chewing ice-cream….REALLLY!
4). CHEWING GUM IMPROVES DIGESTION! Feeling nauseous? YUCK! Here’s a tip – chew some MINT flavored gum. It will help! Chewing gum helps improve intestinal motility and increases saliva flow, which promotes more frequent swallowing – which helps prevent acid reflux! (Have it as a side, with your Pepto and glass of warm flat coke).
5). CHEWING GUM IMPROVES ORAL HEALTH! Yay – let’s here it for oral health! As I said before, chewing gum increases saliva, which is an important component of oral health and powerful protector of the oral cavity. It helps flush sugars, food debris, and decay-causing acids (ew!) out fo the mouth. Studies have shown that people who regularly chew sugar-free gum after meals have LESS cavities than those who don’t! (Remember 4 out of 5 dentists..what was up with that fifth dentist, anyway)?
So there you have it! Now of course I don’t recomment chewing like a cow…it looks tacky and annoys people. I also don’t recommend chewing gum on a job interview or in any professional setting (SO unprofessiona!)!
And you should spit it out before you run, ride the roller-coaster, or fall asleep (dangerous otherwise)!
But other than that..CHEW AWAY! Don’t forget bubble gum, too…it’s so much fun having those bubble blowing contests with family members. And also, don’t forget to take it with you when you fly, so you can combat that whole annoying ear popping situation!
So what are you waiting for? Let’s head to the store and buy some more gum! Another good thing about gum? It’s still a relatively cheap purchase! (Try Stride…the flavor really DOES last a super long time…More flavor for your money)! And with a POP of my gum, I’m outa here!
Got a real good mom & pop diner for you guys to checkout- Riverview Sandwich Shop in Riverview.
Real simple concept working there- breakfast/lunch, table/booth/counter seating, open Monday-Friday 6am-2pm/Saturday 7:30am-11:30am/closed Sunday.
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently ate lunch at the Riverview Sandwich Shop- and everything we ordered was right on the money. For you guys into “frills”- this joint is about as “frill-less” (or is it- no frills, or unfrilly?) as they come- forewarned is forearmed!
Like I said 2 seconds ago, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently did lunch and I gotta tell you that the combination of the joint’s food, pleasant service, reasonable prices and 1980’s decor- made the Riverview Sandwhich Shop a winner in our book!
Let me wrap things up by telling you- menu/info at riverviewsandwichshop.com and that if you’re a fan of mom & pop diners (this one is 35 years old) this joint will definitely work for you!
This article first appeared on July 14, 2015 and everytime I read it- it cracks me up! Just thought I’d “share” it again!
* Older Men Scam.
Posted July 14, 2015
* Older Men Scam.
Just got the following e-mail from Jeff Eats’ reader, Norman G.
No ifs, ands or buts- the e-mail’s “warnings” warranted- my passing them along to you guys…
Subject: Older Men Scam
Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven’t heard about it…
A ‘heads up’ for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart.
This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.
Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.
Here’s how the scam works; Two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their unmentionables almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It’s impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say ‘No’ but instead ask for a ride to McDonald’s.
You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing.
Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.
I had my wallet stolen May 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th and again on June 1st, 4th, 8th, twice on the 16th & 17th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.
So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men.
Warn your friends to be vigilant.
Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores.
Also, you never get to eat at McDonald’s. I’ve already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe’s, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart.
So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam.
(The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon).
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 7/29/18- Franky’s Deli Warehouse).
One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…
FAMOUS ITALIAN (Ham, Capicola, Salami & Provolone)
$9.75 whole/ $5.45 half sandwich
Franky’s Deli Warehouse
2596 West 84th Street
Latest Review: 12/2/16
All I can tell you guys is that Franky’s Deli Warehouse is an absolute must try!
Posted on December 2nd, 2016
***** Franky’s Deli Warehouse, 2596 West 84th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33016, (305) 827-5366.
Got an absolutely terrific sub/sandwich/salad joint for you guys- Franky’s Deli Warehouse in Hialeah.
Real simple concept working here- order/pickup at the counter, handful of tables/counter seating.
Yesterday afternoon- Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats ate at Franky’s Deli Warehouse for the first time and we all agreed- that it was one of the best sub/sandwich/salad joints that we had ever eaten in! Trust Jeff Eats on this, to get Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats, Daughter Jeff Eats and Son Jeff Eats to “agree” on anything, is nothing short of being a miracle- so take it to the bank that Franky’s Deli Warehouse is absolutely terrific!
Off the chart reasonably priced delicious food- hole in the wall “decor”- super pleasant counter service, makes Franky’s Deli Warehouse an absolute must try!
Franky’s Deli Warehouse is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, closed on Sunday.
“The Early Bird Catches The First Worm” (aka- the best seats)…
You can catch- tickets at poprockdoowopp.com…
Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S Hwy 27
Clermont FL 34711
Phone: (352) 394-4800
“Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!” returns to the Clermont PAC
Jay & the Americans…
The iconic 60s hit-makers are back at the Clermont PAC by popular demand. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. “This Magic Moment”, “Only in America”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Let’s Lock the Door”, “Walkin’ in the Rain” and more will be faithfully re-created, accompanied by a live rhythm section and brass section. Jay & the Americans is one of the few artists of the era that still boasts 3 original members!
Charlie Thomas & The Drifters…
The Drifters’ seemingly-endless list of hit records include “Under the Boardwalk”, “On Broadway”, “There Goes My Baby”, “Up on the Roof” & “Save the Last Dance for Me”. Accept no imitations! This group features original member Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Thomas, the longest-tenured member of the group and the only Drifter to have sung on all of the group’s biggest hits. To date,?The Drifters?have sold over 114 million albums and 214 million singles.
Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles…
Formed in 1957 in Passaic, New Jersey, The Shirelles were one of the first and certainly among the very best of the girl groups of their era. John Lennon proclaimed the Shirelles his favorite group and The Beatles even tipped their hats by covering a couple of the girls’ hits. From 1960 to ‘63, The Shirelles charted a dozen Top 40 singles including the #1s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Soldier Boy” followed by “Tonight’s the Night”, “Mama Said”, “Everybody Loves a Lover” and “Foolish Little Girl.” In 1996, The Shirelles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. As you’ll see and hear, Shirley looks and sounds better than ever as she is joined by the talented trio of Iris Lammers, Madeline Morris and musical director Greg WoodS.
* Bobby Nathan’s Family Affair- Tribute to Sly and The Family Stone.
This show is going to be off the chart good…
If the name Bobby Nathan doesn’t ring a bell- GOOGLE! GOOGLE GOOGLE!
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will definitely be there!
Bobby Nathan’s Family Affair-Tribute to Sly and The Family Stone
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (8pm)
Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road Suite #10,
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com check goldstar.com for discount tickets
This eight piece group features Betty Padgett on Vocals, Bobby Nathan on Guitar and Vocals, Jojo Nathan on Vocals and Keyboards, Richie Goldman on Vocals and Bass, Aaron Goldman on Vocals and Drums, Doug Treen on Vocals, Sax and Harmonica, Stephen Hooper Lombardelli on Tenor and Baritone Sax Richard Lee Wendell on Trumpet and Flugel Horn.
All the great Sly songs are covered including : Dance to the Music, Everyday People, Stand, Higher, Family Affair, Sing A Simple Song, You Can Make it If You Try, If You Want Me To Stay, Thank You Falettin Me, Everybody Is a Star, Hot Fun in the Summertime and more…
Feel the energy as we create this timeless music that has been the foundation of Rock, Soul Funk and R&B~
No bs- 4 of America’s most versatile-talented doo wop singers / Valli- tribute artists currently working Florida’s casino/ theater/ night club/ festival/ country club circuit!
If you want to go- get your tickets NOW!
Guaranteed- this show will be SRO.
Check-out lead singer William Cintron on this YouTube clip…trust me, this guy has great pipes!
A TRIBUTE TO THE JERSEY BOYS
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: (844)-672-2849
Don’t miss a tribute show unlike any other, A TRIBUTE TO THE JERSEY BOYS, starring William Cintron, Carmine DeSana, Walter Hochhauser and Sal Sofia – featuring the hit songs “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night), and many more – live at the Mizner Park Cultural Center on November 3, 2018!
William Cintron as Frankie Valli
Don’t miss William Cintron, best known for his superb vocals of Frankie Valli, as he comes to Mizner Park for ONE SHOW ONLY!
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, William has performed and shared the same stage with The Platters, The Temptations, The Delfonics, Chubby Tavares of The Tavares, Larry Chance and the Earls, The New Supremes, The Diamonds, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Mystics, J.T. Carter of The Original Crests, Eddie Holman, Peter Lemongello, Jimmy Gallagher of The Passions, and The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr.
Past performances include: The World Famous Apollo Theatre, The Four Century Villages of South Florida, The Villages of Lady Lake, Savannah Center In The Villages, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Epcot Center, Universal Studios City Jazz and Motown Cafe, Viva Osceola, Latin Fest in Kissimmee, and many prestigious country clubs throughout Florida.
Walter Hochhauser, Carmine DeSana and Sal Sofia as The Jersey Boys
Walter Hochhauser was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Florida in 1961 where he began singing in some of Miami’s most notable hotels. In 1980, he joined REUNION as the lead singer, playing local venues and Rock N’ Roll shows throughout the state and in the Bahamas. In 2004, REUNION recorded the CD “Miracles,” featuring Walter on lead for many of their arrangements. In 1999, Walter had the privilege and pleasure of recording vocal tracks for Dion DiMucci’s “New Master’s” Album, and today, continues to record songs with Dion being seen and shared through social media.
Carmine DeSena was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was one of the original members of the Creations and Riffs and in the 1970’s he sang with the Ribtones. In 1980, he moved to Florida, and teamed up with Joel Bressler to create REUNION, South Florida’s Premier Show Band. Carmine is also called upon by Dion DiMucci as Baritone on his video recordings shared on social media. Carmine has been influential with “keeping the music alive,” and has been a member of many well known Doo-wop and oldies groups, bringing decades of harmony experience, energy, and excitement to every show he performs in.
Sal Sofia hails from the Bronx, NY, where he grew up with a family of singers, musicians, and entertainers. With a deep affection for music and harmony, he became interested in the deeper vocal group sounds of the 50’s and set out to host his own show, the Doo-Wop Groove on AM/FM stations, heard throughout the New York area. Sal has been a collector of the “rare” sounds of the genre and moved to Florida in 2003, where he began singing with several local acapella groups, achieving notoriety with The Dons of Doo Wop, a successful acapella group. Today, he can be seen and heard joining Dion DiMucci with his strong second tenor style on recordings Dion shares across social media to all of his fans.
***** Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 2793 South State Road 7, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 328-6401.
Jeff Eats first found this joint- back in December, 2014…since then I’m thinking that I’ve probably eaten there something like 8 or 9 times- and each and every time Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor’s stuff was right on the money!
The reason for this latest shout-out…its $17.95 Tour Of Italy Special- 1/2 lasagna/ 1 chicken parm/ 1 meatball/ 1 sausage/ 2 garlic rolls/ soup or salad- which I had for dinner last night! Absolutely delicious! For the curious, Mrs. Jeff Eats is/was in NYC visiting her sister, Marcia.
Let me wrap this tale up for you guys by saying- if you live or work near Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor- give it a shot!
Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor (Wellington)
Posted on December 16th, 2014
***** Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor, 2793 South State Road 7, Wellington, Florida 33414, (561) 328-6401.
Real simple concept going on here at…Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza- order at the counter/food delivered to your table. The joint seats 60.
Jimmy Brooklyn’s is a relatively new-player in the Wellington pizza arena…its only been around for something like 3- months.
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently did dinner and I gotta tell you, we really enjoyed the joint. First things first, the décor is real-cool, with all kinds of NYC-Brooklyn flavored decorations. If you ain’t from Brooklyn/NYC- not too much that I can say, but hey!-the joint is called Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor with the operative word here being BROOKLYN’S.
Jimmy Brooklyn’s menu has the expected full-boat of appetizers, pizzas, salads, subs, pastas, meat/chicken entrees/desserts. You can check jimmybrooklynpizza.com for menu/prices/info.
Like I said 3.8 seconds ago, you order at the counter-they bring the food to your table.
The meal…Caesar salad (large-$7.95), meatball roll (mozzarella/romano cheese-$9.50) tortellini alfredo (2 garlic rolls-$11.50), slice of cheese pizza ($2.00), Sicilian slice of pizza ($2.50)–everything was A-OK! Second things second, Jimmy Brooklyn’s does slices- so, if pizza is your game, you can order a bunch of slices with different toppings-instead of getting stuck with a whole pie etc. etc. etc!
Let Jeff Eats wrap this up for you,
Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlors’ food is as good- as that served-up by most of the “mom & pop” red sauce joints-that dot South Florida’s dumpy strip center landscape. Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlors’ prices are comparable to the “mom & pop” joints- but for the same money, the “mom & pop” joints- give you full service-and “more” food in the pasta/entrée department (ie, unlimited garlic rolls and soup/or salad)- on the other hand, Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor kinda limits your “tip” exposure.
Like I said before, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats enjoyed the joint…it’s definitely worth a try!
Jimmy Brooklyn’s Pizza Parlor is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, closed on Monday.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
More About Me »