Posted on April 5th, 2018 · Deals Fort Lauderdale Music/Events/Other · 10 Comments »

This story first appeared on 12/27/17. Jeff Eats just checked and and (discount tickets) just listed a bunch- of tickets for tommorow night’s (Friday- 4/6/18) show. All I can tell you Billy Joel fans is that you-gotta see Mike Delguidice & Big Shot! Definitely one of the best, if not “the” best Billy Joel tribute band currently working America’s casino/event/arena circuit. Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be there!

Posted on December 27, 2017


Real simple tale, MIKE DELGUIDICE & BIG SHOT is the best Billy Joel tribute band on the face of this planet!

The Skinny…


FRI, APR 6, 2018 – 8:00 PM

Parker Playhouse
707 Northeast 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Box Office: 954.462.0222

Tickets On Sale Thursday, December 28, 2017 At 10 AM


Fronted by the amazing vocals and piano of Michael DelGuidice and backed by one of the most dynamic and seasoned bands in the industry (and members of Bill Joel’s own band), this high-energy and interactive concert is packed with hit after chart-topping hit by Billy Joel as well as astonishing renditions of songs by Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Journey and Chicago.

“They had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny.”
– BILLY JOEL in the New York Times

Mike DelGuidice, one of Long Island’s most celebrated performers. After 18 years of playing Billy Joel’s music in his band Big Shot, Mike DelGuidice now lives a dream come true. In October of 2013, Billy Joel heard Mike sing, and personally hired Mike to join his band. Mike’s encyclopedic knowledge of the Billy Joel catalog made him a perfect fit as background vocalist and guitarist for BILLY JOEL. And now you can see Mike on tour with Billy Joel all over the US & world in major arenas and stadiums including every month at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

Mike is a brilliant vocalist and composer and a master of several instruments including bass guitar, guitar, piano and drums.

He is the author of two albums “My Street” and “Miller Place” and several of his new songs are currently under favored consideration for film soundtracks, including Mike’s song, “Ordinary Guy” which is the theme song for the Keven James sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait”.
Mike now juggles his busy schedule with his band Big Shot along with weekly shows around the USA and abroad with Billy Joel.

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Capitini’s Italian Deli & Catering (Boca Raton)

***** Capitini’s Italian Deli & Catering, 6453 West Roger’s Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33487, (561) 501-3354,

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats…

Looking for a top-notch Boca Raton Italian-food caterer for an office lunch party for 50+ people at our Boca Raton office in early May, 2018. Maybe you can help me here, I see a load of sub and pizza shops listed but can you recommend a ‘real’ caterer that can handle salads, hot/cold subs, hot/cold dishes, salads, desserts for the event?
Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Very Truly Yours,
Linda Esposito


Linda Esposito,

Now no promises here- that said, about a month ago- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats attended a luncheon for something like 40 people catered by Capitini’s Italian Deli & Catering and its food was off the chart delicious.

Check Capitini’s out!

Thanks for reading…

Jeff Eats


Paul Mecurio (Palm Beach IMPOV- West Palm Beach)

* Paul Mecurio.

Very funny “clean” comedian!

I’m kinda thinking that this free ticket offer- might work for some of you guys!

For tickets/info- or call box-office at 561-833-1812.

Palm Beach IMPOV
550 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 250
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies (Naples)

Posted on April 4th, 2018 · Fast Food Italian Naples Pizza Subs/Salads · No Comments »

***** Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies, 21 9th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102, (239) 304–9935.

Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout- Valento’s Pizza and Hoagies in Naples.

Real simple concept at work here, order at the counter/food delivered to tables/booths, reasonably priced appetizers/ pizza/ pasta/ salad/ hoagies/ wings/ desserts, open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm/ Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm/ Sunday 4pm-10pm.

Yesterday- Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple did lunch at Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies and I gotta tell you guys, everything we ordered was right on the money! Just so you know, Valento’s menu is kinda limited, but all things being equal- everybody in your party is gonna find what to eat! Check for menu/prices/info.

Let me wrap Valento’s Pizza & Hoagies up for you guys-by saying that Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends really enjoyed the joint- and if it was closer to our respective Boca Raton homes we definitely would be real steady customers! C’est la vie!

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Win A $10 Burger King Gift Card

This contest started on 4/1/18. 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 ( for locations, menu, info).

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Win A $10 McDonald’s Gift Card

This contest started on 4/1/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 McDonald’s Gift Card.

Real simple story, Jeff Eats got a $10 McDonald’s 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 McDonald’s location ( for locations, menu, info).

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Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli (Boca Raton)

***** Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli, 2001 Northwest Boca Raton, Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 395-7131.

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats…

Ive been reading for years. I love your style and many of your picks.
I’m a big fan of V&S Deli and LaSpada in the sub department. But to be perfectly honest with you, after eating at both for years I’m kind of bored by their offerings.
I’m thinking that if I’m bored, you as a Boca resident must be really BORED!
Besides V&S and LaSpada where do you go for great subs in Boca?

John Como
Boca Raton, Florida

John Como,

Thanks for reading!

Just between you and me…

Posted on April 29th, 2014
***** Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli, 2001 Northwest Boca Raton Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 395-7131.

Now, let’s be honest with one- another…

Have you ever met a sub-hoagie-grinder-blimpie (you- fill in your favorite regional “term”) that you didn’t like? Now for sure, some subs (that’s what Jeff Eats calls them) are better than others…but I can’t ever recall saying…”Boy this sub stinks. I’m not going to eat it. Let me just throw it in that garbage can over there.”


Not sure on this…but over the past few years- I must have driven by Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli something like 25,209,849 times without ever stopping. From the outside-and actually from the inside too–it’s basically a “hole in the wall” convenience store. As the old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”–well- in the back of the convenience store is- a take-out-only- sub-counter that makes the full-boat of hot and cold hoagies..

For what it’s worth, I just got back from Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli and as I type–I am enjoying one of the most delicious grilled Philly Cheesesteak Subs (chopped steak/American Cheese/grilled onions/peppers) that I’ve ever had. Really just that simple!

Based alone-on its Philly Cheesesteak Sub…Swifty Market Grill & Deli is a must try.

For the curious, Jeff Eats was “tipped” this morning (while walking Jiggy Eats) to- Swifty’s by a Comcast serviceman who was working down the block from my home.

Let me wrap this up…

Finally-Comcast did something right!

Swifty’s Market Grill & Deli is open Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm, Sunday 9am-9pm.


Win- A Dinner With Jeff Eats At Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 3/28/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A Dinner With Jeff Eats At Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza!

Real simple story, Jeff Eats is gonna take one of you guys out for dinner. I got up to $75 to spend- at Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza in Boca Raton!

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!

Posted November 1, 2015
DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/1/15- Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza- Boca Raton)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 11/1/15).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

(10 wings) $11.95

Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza
50 Northeast 1st Avenue
Boca Raton
(561) 620-2930
Latest Review: 5/15/09

Real simple tale to tell you, Jeff Eats is thinking- that Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza is one of the best coal-oven pizza joints in Florida.

No bs-here, its salads, pizzas, pastas and entrees are all- off the chart- and I really can’t think of another Florida coal oven joint that makes better coal oven wings.

Tucci’s is an absolute must try.

Jeff Eats can’t even begin to imagine- that you won’t love this joint!


Posted on May 15th, 2009 · Boca Raton Italian Pizza

***** Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza, 50 Northeast 1st Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (561) 620-2930.

Regular, Jeff Eats’ readers know that…I love a good pizza. I don’t care if it’s brick-oven, wood oven, coal oven, this oven or that oven…just as long as it tastes good. You also do know that I speak fluent Italian…”Give me two slices and a large Coke.”…don’t you? Over the past 3-years or so, South Florida has been “hit” with a ton of new pizza joints which play the “coal oven-chicken wings” card…guys like Anthony’s, Coal Mine, Carolina’s, Mona Lisa, just to name a few…and by in large, they are all pretty decent… of course, some are better than others…that’s why Jeff Eats is here.

Anyway…last night, I gave Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza in Boca Raton a shot. The joint which has been open for something like 3 months… has indoor seating for about 50 and maybe 10 outside. The menu has 4 appetizers, chicken wings, escarole & beans, eggplant rollatini and sauteed broccoli rabe & sausage…2 salads, Italian and caesar…loads of coal/wood cooked pizzas…2 desserts, cheesecake and cannoli…beer and soda by the bottle.

Let’s make this review easy. I had an Italian salad, margherita/ricotta pizza, chicken wings. The food was delicious. The salad was cold, fresh, crisp… The chicken wings were seasoned with garlic and carmalize onion, The pizza was thin crusted, crisp, perfectly well-done, right on the money sweet sauce…As for service, pleasant as can be…Price-wise, small wings (10) $9.95, salad which could have feed 3 ($10.95), pizzas–depending on what you order (that’s obvious) start at- small ($13.95)-large ($17.95).

Tucci’s Fire N Coal Pizza is a really good coal-oven pizza/chicken joint. I enjoyed its food and casual “hole in the wall” atmosphere. By the way, you can check Tucci’s menu/prices at

Tucci’s is open for lunch & dinner Tuesday-Sunday…the joint is closed on Monday.

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Tammy Pescatelli (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

This article first appeared on 3/2/18. I just check the Boca Black Box’s box-office ( and (discount tickets) and there are a handful of tickets still available for Pescatelli’s 8pm-shows this coming Friday, 4/6/18 and Saturday, 4/7/18. Trust Jeff Eats on this one- you definitely wanna see Tammy Pescatelli’s stand-up act!

Posted on March 2, 2018

* Tammy Pescatelli.

If you wanna see one of the America’s funniest “light blue” edgy- female comedians- go see Tammy Pescatelli!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen Pescatelli’s stand-up act and the lady absolutely kills!

Don’t Miss Her!

The Skinny:

Tammy Pescatelli

Friday, April 6, 2018 (8pm) & Saturday, April 7, 2018 (8pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: (Discount tickets)


Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on the topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor. She is one of the only female comedians who is relatable to every audience member-male & female. After seeing her perform, nearly everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister!
Her most recent one-hour special, the top downloaded, Finding the funny (available on Netflix & iTunes) is just one of her new and noteworthy endeavors. Including recent big appearances on The View, Red Eye, Guy’s Grocery Games, and The Howard Stern Show and featured in the documentary, “I Am Battle comic”. Tammy was also chosen by Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg to be a part of their Dirty, Sexy, Funny franchise that included a hilarious all-female slate of standup comedian’s comedy special on EPIX/Hulu, a touring show and a pilot for A&E.

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Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters (Arts Garage- Delray Beach) & LaSpada’s Original Hoagies (Boca Raton)

This article first appeared on 1/6/18. I just checked the the Arts Garage box-office ( and there are a small handful of tickets left for Otis Cadillac’s April 14, 2018 (8pm) show. So if you wanna see- one of the coolest Roots Rock N Roll bands in America (and don’t yet have tickets) it is definitely time to make your move on the ticket front. Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our LaSpada’s subs (pardon me- hoagies!) will be there!

Posted on January 6th, 2018

* Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters & LaSpada’s Original Hoagies.

If you guys are wondering where Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be on Saturday- April 14th, 2018 from 8pm-10pm…well wonder no more!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be partying with Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters- one of South Florida’s hippest-coolest-campiest Roots Rock N Roll/Blues/Classic Rock N Roll bands 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 “legendary” Otis Cadillac -takes to the stage!

If you need some convincing as to how good Otis Cadillac and the El Dorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters really and You Tube!

You can purchase tickets online at

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.

By the way, the reason for the early heads-up on this “one”- the last time (8/18/17) Otis Cadillac and the Eldorados Featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters played the Arts Garage- it was a SRO affair without a single empty seat in the joint…


The Otis Cadillac and El Dorados R&B Revue is an 11 piece band that performs Classic R&B, Root Rock N’ Roll and related Blues oriented material. The band performs in a style that emulates the R&B revues of the late 50s and early 60s. It is the goal of each performance to recreate the atmosphere and energy that gave birth to Rock N’ Roll in that era. The band chooses eclectic and diverse material exposing the talents of its band members.

The Revue features the extraordinarily talented female vocal trio the Seville Sisters. Under the vocal direction of acclaimed vocal instructor and performer Kat Riggins they provide colorful harmonies, featured solos, dance routines and on-stage banter to compliment the Octogenarian iconic lead vocalist Otis Cadillac.

Don’t look for an overly familiar and nostalgic performance from this group. The seasoned veteran musicians that compose the El Dorados roar through the music and spur Otis and the Sevilles to inspired, soulful, performances that are stirring, fresh, fun and guaranteed to get the most jaded bun off its seat.

“Otis Cadillac and the Eldorados featuring the Sublime Seville Sisters drove the crowd wild for two 75 minute sets. The partying was in full swing and it was certainly one of the top 3 days I’ve ever had at Earl’s. I don’t quite know if touring is in their plans, but if this show ever goes on the road keep your fingers crossed that it’s on a road near you.“

– Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro, Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipient