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Win A $10 Wendy’s Gift Card

This contest started on 6/17/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $10 Wendy’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $10 Wendy’s Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 15 “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 Wendy’s location (wendys.com for locations, menu, info).

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Win A $20 The Fresh Market Gift Card

This contest started on 6/13/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 The Fresh Market Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 The Fresh Market 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 The Fresh Market location (thefreshmarket.com for locations, info).

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An Evening With Neil Zirconia (Pavilion Grille- Boca Raton)

Posted on June 17th, 2019 · American Boca Raton Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* An Evening With Neil Zirconia.

Definitely one of the best Neil Diamond tribute artists in the business!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been following Zirconia for years- we got Saturday, June 30th dinner reservations…

For event info- paviliongrille.com.

Posted on August 30th, 2009

***** Neil Zirconia *****

On Friday night (8/28/09) I saw NEIL ZIRCONIA a Boynton Beach based Neil Diamond impersonator who was working at Ellie’s 50’s Style Diner (7/15/08) in Delray Beach. For 30 bucks which included tax and tip…you got a buffet dinner and a 2-hour show in Ellie’s catering room which is located in the rear of its 50’s diner. Gourmet food? Now let’s not get dopey here…but decent enough. I counted 80 people sitting at tables of 10. On this particular outing, Zirconia was doing a “track show”…I understand that in bigger rooms, he does a straight-up live music show backed by local band Whitestone. If you check “You Tube”, there are a couple of Zirconia-Whitestone performances. By the way, Whitestone is one of the best 1950s-1970’s rock n’ roll-disco cover bands currently working the South Florida club-bar-party circuit (www.whitestoneband.com).

Before the show, I met “Neil” and his wife Laurie and they are super pleasant people. I will tell you, that “Neil’s” natural voice has that grainy-Neil Diamond tone to it. This “Neil” has a resemblance to Neil Diamond age 40. Trust me, it all works.

The show was terrific…THE GUY SOUNDS JUST LIKE NEIL DIAMOND. The performance covered all of the hits and was really enjoyable. Checkout– Neil Zirconia’s website www.neilzirconia.com for information/dates of future performances.

When you check the website, you will find a number of upcoming dates, where his show is “free”…you just have to be in the restaurant or pub when he is working.

So…if you like Neil Diamond’s music, you now know about a local guy who does an amazing “copy” of the original.

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Happy Father’s Day

Posted on June 16th, 2019 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Happy Father’s Day.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/16/19- NYY Steak- Coconut Creek)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 6/16/19- NYY Steak).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

NYY SIGNATURE THICK CUT BACON
$17

NYY Steak
5550 Northwest 40th Street (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek)
Coconut Creek
(954) 997-6700
seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com
Latest Review: 8/11/15

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, NYY Steak is an off the chart top-notch steakhouse!

Posted on August 11th, 2015

***** NYY Steak, (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek) 5550 Northwest 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 997-6700.

Way-back on 2/15/12 Jeff Eats told you guys about NYY Steak located in the Seminole Casino Creek Coconut Creek- in Coconut Creek. That “review” is down-below…

Long story short, since that “review” was published, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten in NYY something like 5-times, with the latest “outing”- being last night. For what it’s worth, all of the meals that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have had, were all right on the money!

Last night, I got to thinking that Jeff Eats rarely if ever hears- NYY Steak mentioned in conversations about South Florida’s best steak-joints. No ifs, ands or buts- the 26oz bone-in-ribeye with grilled onions and French fries- that I had last night and didn’t come close to finishing- could easily be matched against the best of breed down here in sunny South Florida-same story for Mrs. Jeff Eats’ pan seared snapper!

Anyway,

Jeff Eats just wanted to mention NYY Steak to you guys, again…

It’s a very good steak joint!
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Posted on February 15th, 2012

***** NYY Steak, (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek) 5550 Northwest 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 997-6700.

Go figure!

One of the best-“upscale steakhouses” in South Florida is located at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in- Coconut Creek…That’s right, the casino where you-gotta wear an oxygen mask because the cigarette smoke is so brutal—as part of a recently completed $150,000,000 renovation/expansion has opened an absolutely georgeous looking steakhouse with fabulous food and service. You can check www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com for menu/prices/photos. By the way, NYY is a joint venture–Seminole Indians/New York Yankees (there is another NYY at Yankee Stadium).

NYY…New York Yankees, get it? All kinds, of New York Yankee black/white photos, autographs…no dark wood–or dim lights here…but rather, a great looking open kitchen, light oak woods, bright lights, plenty of glass. Like I said before, an absolutely gorgeous looking joint.

When you check NYY’s menu, try not to get sticker-shock…no question about it- that $51.75 24oz bone in ribeye is “high” even for an upscale steakhouse–Now, I maybe going out on a limb here, but I think- that casino-joints like NYY get a ton of customers using their casino “PLAYER’S CLUB” rewards/points to pay the bill. If I’m right—the restaurant can charge more than what most folks would consider “normal”- because many customers aren’t using real-money. So, if you go there, I think you will find that many of the “diners” are eating on-the-arm.

At this juncture of the discussion, let me tell you that NYY looks totally out of place at the Seminole Casino. Nothing for nothing, but the Seminole Casino isn’t in this boy’s opinion–an upscale looking property. Now, there may-be something more developing at the Seminole Casino that’s gonna get it looking more like the Hard Rock operation in Hollywood-so NYY may eventually make sense, but for right now, NYY looks like a fish out of water. Personally, I don’t see non-casino players making special plans/reservations to eat at NYY, despite the fact that its food is absolutely dynamite.

A recent dinner had me “doing” the aforementioned 24oz ribeye, 28oz porterhouse ($54.75), veal chop milanase ($44.50), roast chicken ($28.50), lemon pepper halibut ($31.50), steak fries ($9.50), lobster mac & cheese ($11). Every item was delicious. On the service front, excellent without the “snotty” know-it-all attitude you find at many upscale steakhouses.

There are two ways to play NYY Steak. You can gamble your heart out…and accumulate points to spend or you can just fork over cash or your credit card at the end of the meal.

NYY Steak is a homerun…pun intended!

NYY Steak is open Monday, Thursday-Sunday 5pm-11pm. The joint is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Win A $25 Village Tavern Gift Card (Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines)

This contest started on 6/11/19. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Village Tavern Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Village Tavern Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 30 “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 either the Village Tavern in Boynton Beach (1880 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 (561) 853-0281 or in Pembroke Pines (14555 Southwest 2nd Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027, (954) 874-1001). Check villagetavern.com for locations, menu, prices, info.

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Posted on December 23rd, 2015
***** Village Tavern, 1880 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 (561) 853-0281.

Let’s consider this one- a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Jeff Eats knows that at this time of the year…a ton of you guys got a ton of out of town relatives and friends visiting…

Village Tavern with 2- Florida locations (Boynton Beach and Pembroke Pines) is a terrific- reasonably priced American-Style joint to feed everybody at!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been eating at the Boynton Beach joint for years- never even once, anything even close to a bad meal!

You can check menu/prices/info at villagetavern.com

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Posted on March 21st, 2010

***** Village Tavern, 1880 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 (561) 853-0281.

Last night I gave Village Tavern an “American Style” joint located in Boynton Beach a shot…there is also a Village Tavern in Pembroke Pines—when you check the joint’s website www.villagetavern.com for menu/prices you will find that there are a handful more in several other states.

Village Tavern seats something close to 300. There is a dining room and separate bar area.

The best way to describe Village Tavern’s decor—think Cheesecake Factory, Houston’s, J. Alexander’s and you got the picture.

Last night, this joint was jammed. I will tell you, that an 8pm reservation for 4–was honored.

Now let’s talk food…the menu is loaded with appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, meat-seafood-chicken entrees. This evening I “did” bbq pulled pork sliders (3-with french fries $8.50), bacon cheeseburger ($9.95), grilled talapia ($16.95), grilled chicken & penne ($14.50), shrimp scampi ($15.95)…I enjoyed all of the food, except the french fries which were on the “limp” side.

Village Tavern is a WINNER. Nice sized portions. Very reasonable prices. Pleasant and competent waitstaff.

Village Tavern is open Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11am, Sunday 10am-11pm

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MICHAEL D’AMORE – LEAD SINGER OF THE CAPRIS: THE VERY BEST OF THE 50’S & 60’S HITS (Mizner Cultural Center- Boca Raton)

* MICHAEL D’AMORE – LEAD SINGER OF THE CAPRIS: THE VERY BEST OF THE 50’S & 60’S HITS.

Tickets just went on sale…

I am telling you guys that- you gotta see Michael D’Amore!

The Skinny:

MICHAEL D’AMORE – LEAD SINGER OF THE CAPRIS: THE VERY BEST OF THE 50’S & 60’S HITS

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Box Office: (844)-672-2849
Tickets: miznerparkculturalcenter.com

from miznerparkculturalcenter.com

Don’t miss singer, songwriter, and member of The Capris, Michael D’Amore, as he takes you on a musical journey of the very best hits from the 50’s and 60’s!

For more than 30 years, Michael D’Amore has been a professional entertainer based out of the New York metropolitan area. Having performed in several genres, Michael eventually found himself drawn to the harmony of the Classic R&B and Doo-Wop sounds.

Michael currently performs his one-man show showcasing the best of the 50’s and 60’s. He is also a member of The Capris and proud to sing lead on the their hits “There’s A Moon Out Tonight” and “Morse Code Of Love” for music fans around the world.

He has opened for and shared the stage with groups such as The Stylistics, Lou Christie, John Cafferty, The Loving Spoonful, The Grass Roots, Kenny Vance and the Planotones and so many groups he has admired over the years.

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Posted on February 11th, 2016

* A Tribute To The Jersey Boys And More- Featuring Michael D’Amore (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, I’ve been “following” Michael D’Amore for something like 5-years and I gotta tell you that this guy is one of the most talented vocalists that I’ve ever heard. His vocal range is mind boggling! You can do whatever you’d like with this- A Tribute To The Jersey Boys And More is an absolutely amazing production that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the show and can’t wait to see it again on Wednesday, April 6th at the Boca Black Box.

Finally, if you do just a drop of checking-you will find that New Jersey based- Michael D’Amore is one of the most sort after performers by Florida’s country clubs- adult communities- casinos- festivals- events in Season!

Do yourself a real solid…Go see Michael D’Amore, I guarantee that he will blow you away!

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Millie’s Restaurant (Sarasota)

Posted on June 14th, 2019 · American Breakfast · 1 Comment »

***** Millie’s Restaurant, 3900 Clark Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233, (941) 923-4054.

Got a real good breakfast-lunch joint for you guys to checkout, Millie’s Restaurant in Sarasota.

Real simple tale… Aunt Bee “decor”- table/booth seating, extensive-reasonably priced breakfast/lunch menu, open 7 days a week from 7am-2;30pm.

Yesterday morning, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our friends Bob and Linda did-breakfast at Millie’s Restaurant and I gotta tell you guys that the joint’s food and super pleasant service absolutely killed!






Let me wrap Millie’s Restaurant up by saying that- Millie’s Restaurant is definitely the real deal and that you can check its- menu/prices/info at milliesrestaurantsarasota.com.

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Carole’s Kings (Aventura Arts & Cultural Center- Aventura)

Posted on June 13th, 2019 · American Fast Food Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Carole’s Kings.

Here’s a heads-up for you guys…

Tickets go on sale- Tuesday, 6/18/19 at noon.

The Skinny:

Carole’s Kings

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (2pm & 8pm)

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

Box Office Information
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 1.5 hours prior to performances.

TICKETS at aventuracenter.org
General | 877.311.7469
Group Sales | 954.660.6307

Event Info
An iconic singer-songwriter gets a brand-new sound in CAROLE’S KINGS, the world’s first all-male Carole King tribute. With lush orchestrations, witty banter, and a cast of three incredibly talented New York stage veterans (one of whom plays live piano throughout the show), CAROLE’S KINGS is a dynamic act jam-packed with chart-topping sensations such as “The Locomotion,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and many more. An expanded set also includes songs by King’s friends and collaborators, including “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” and other hits by epic songwriting duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Recent performances have brought this act from intimate cabaret spaces in New York and Florida to prestigious headliner spots onboard Celebrity, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Amazing vocals, hilarious comedy, and a flexible band size perfect for presenters of all budgets make CAROLE’S KINGS a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family!

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The Original Bad Boys Of Comedy A.K.A. New York City Bad Boys! (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

* The Original Bad Boys Of Comedy A.K.A. New York City Bad Boys!

Just picked-up 2 tickets to see- two of the funniest “blue” comedians in the business- The “Reverend” Bob Levy and Artie Fletcher- at the Boca Black Box on Saturday, June 15th (9pm).

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, Levy and Fletcher are off the chart funny!

Don’t miss them!

The Skinny:

The Original Bad Boys Of Comedy A.K.A. New York City Bad Boys!

Friday, June 14th, 2019 (8pm)
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 (7pm & 9pm)

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

from bocablackbox.com

The “Reverend” Bob Levy is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and, for a brief period, a professional wrestler who is best known as being a regular personality on The Howard Stern Show as well as being the co-host of the Miserable Men show on Howard 101. He has often been the host of comedy roasts, was a frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony Show and was a stand-up comedy performer on the Killers of Comedy tour. During Levy’s early days in comedy, former Stern show writer Jackie Martling awarded Levy the title “Reverend.” When asked why he was given the name in an article, Levy replied “…because I was a filthy fuckin’ pig, and he wanted to call me the opposite of what I was doing onstage…”.

Artie Fletcher is one of the Entertainment Industry’s most talked-about “must-see” performers
Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show just to name a few! He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival, Universal Orlando and more! Artie opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett. Regis Philbin described Artie’s ability to entertain and adjust his act to any situation as “Just unbelievable!” Joan Rivers affirmed, “The most interesting thing about Artie is that I’ve never seen so much energy from any person on and off stage.” Artie is currently on tour with The Jokes On You Comedy Tour with Bob Nelson and Jimmie JJ Walker. He also has tour dates with “The Reverend” Bob Levy!