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The Times They Are A-Changin’

Posted on July 10th, 2018 · American Fast Food · 1 Comment »

* The Times They Are A-Changin’.

Just read the below story on huffingtonpost.com.

Like I said- The Times Are A-Changin’.

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Costco Kills Beloved Food Court Item And People Are Doggone Furious

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Ed Mazza
July 10th, 2018

Costco just unveiled a new menu for its food court and one change isn’t going over well on social media.

The retailer still offers its famous $1.50 deal for a hot dog and a fountain soda, but the Polish dog combo ― also with a soda, and for the same price ― has been banished.

The change is part of a food court makeover that includes the addition of a burger, an acai bowl and a meatless al pastor salad that even the company’s chief executive doesn’t seem too enthusiastic about.

“This new plant-based protein salad, I know that excites you,” Craig Jelinek told shareholders earlier this year, according to the Seattle Times. “But it is healthy. And, uh, actually, it tastes pretty good, if you like those kind of things. I tried it once.”

But it’s the exile of the Polish sausage that has put the company in the doghouse with some customers. While it’s still available to buy in bulk and make at home, the faithful are decrying the decision to ditch the dog from the food court. Some have posted complaints on the company’s Facebook page ― even on posts about cars and bottled water ― while others have taken to Twitter, in some cases using the #SaveThePolishDog hashtag:

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Win A $25 IHOP Gift Card

This contest started on 7/5/18. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 IHOP Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 IHOP Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 35 “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 any IHOP location (check ihop.com for locations/info).

* Checkout the new IHOP burger “promotion” currently running- last week Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats tried the $6.99 “Classic Burger” (includes soft drink and unlimited french fries) and no bs- we were shocked and I do mean shocked- as to how delicious the burger was (Hey! When did you last order a burger at IHOP?)…

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Pizza Panz Pizza (Lake Worth)

Posted on July 9th, 2018 · Italian Lake Worth Pizza · No Comments »

***** Pizza Panz Pizza, 6250 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33463, (561) 651-9397.

Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout- Pizza Panz Pizza in Lake Worth.

Real simple concept…inside counter & table seating/ handful of outside tables, plastic utensils/cups-plates, reasonably priced pizzas/ salads/ wings/ some other stuff, open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm/ Friday- Saturday 11am-10pm.

Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats found the-joint a couple of days ago (or is a couple of nights ago?) for dinner – and trust me, Pizza Panz Pizza’s food absolutely killed! No bs here- four of the best Sicilian pepperoni slices we’ve had in a-long time. By the way, the joint’s garden salad/ deep dish breadsticks/ glazed breadsticks were like the pizza, right on the money. The next time we eat there- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats got plans to checkout the joint’s wings!


Like I said 3-seconds ago, Pizza Panz Pizza is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.

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Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Holiday Concert (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

* Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Holiday Concert.

YOu- guys remember this guy Sal- from Season 11 of America’s Got Talent?

Well- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats do and we’re really looking forward to seeing his live show!

Just announced…

* Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti Holiday Concert

Friday, December 14th, 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

from bocablackbox.com

Sal has a new New Christmas Album that will be released soon. Sal’s Debut EP “The Voice” is # 2 on Billboard Top Jazz Album Chart. Sal first learned the American standards at his grandmother’s knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. “Sal the Voice,” as he is known by everyone form Brooklyn to Bayshore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the cafe, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move— to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold. When his grandmother passed away, her music was all Sal had to remember her by. He had previously tried out for season 14 of American Idol, where he successfully made it past the auditions but did not proceed to the live shows. On season 11 of America’s Got Talent Sal wowed the judges and won Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer. He then made it past the Semi-Finals and competed in the Final Show. Sal breathes fresh air into the classics; “The Way You Look Tonight”, “My Way”, “Summer Wind”, “The Girl From Impana”, “Mack The Knife”, “That’s Life”, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”. Sal will entertain you like you have never been entertained before.

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Peter Fogel’s- Til Death Do Us Part…You First! (The Stonzek Theatre- Lake Worth)

This article first appeared on 6/18/18.I just checked The Stonzek Theatre box-office (lakeworthplayhouse.org) and there are a handful of tickets still available for Friday-7/13/18 and Saturday-7/14/18. Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the show twice and I’m telling you guys that it is absolutely hilarious!

Posted on June 18th, 2018

* Peter Fogel’s- Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

If you wanna laugh your ass-off, go see Peter Fogel’s- Til Death Do Us Part…You First!

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have seen the show- twice and I’m telling you guys- you’ll laugh your asses off!

Just announced…

Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 8:00 PM
Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 8:00 PM

The Stonzek Theatre (Next to Lake Worth Playhouse)
713 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
lakeworthplayhouse.org
Box Office: (561) 296-9382
Tickets: eventbrite.com lakeworthplayhouse.org

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Eternal Bachelor Peter Fogel, 50’s, has MAJOR commitment issues and is stuck in “Manolescence!” He also senses his own mortality and after much soul searching decides to revisit the scene of all his romantic disasters.
And with that decision he brings you his auto-biographical tale of a comedian’s Quixote Quest to finally searching for the one woman who can transform his life — with his hysterical multi-media solo show, “Til Death Do Us Part… You First!” True Confessions about Marriage, Sex, & other things that end prematurely
It’s the holidays and Fogel is looking forward to a romantic evening with his girlfriend. Instead, she dumps him. Distraught and confused, he is magically visited by a Special Visitor who mentors him on how he continually screws up his own love life.
Fogel laments to the visitor:
“The longest relationship I’ve ever had is with T-Mobile!”
From the trials and tribulations of Marriage… to on-line dating… to “studying for his prostate exam…” Fogel mixes his signature wit along with riotous relatable characters and takes us on a whirlwind comedic journey of searching, finding… and eventually surrendering to his Soul Mate!”

To view a short promo video visit:

“Til Death Do Us Part… You First” spins a heartwarming hilarious yarn. So if you’re divorced, married… or ever b een single (and that’s everyone) and want to experience (again) the feeling of finding that Special Person to share your life with— then you’ll want to fasten your seat belt for 90 minutes of Non-Stop laughs!.
If you’ve laughed at “Men Are From Mars & Women are From Venus… ” and Defending The Caveman! you will LOVE Peter Fogel’s “Til Death Do Us Part… You First!”
Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway, The Usual Suspects, Bronx Tale) says…
“Fogels Sharp comedic writing and performance will make you look at your own relationships! A remarkably funny show with lots of heart!”
KPFK Radio
… A surprising and theatrical gem!”
The NY Post…
“The singles man, single man. Fogel tells such funny poignant stories about being single. One wants to go out and find him a suitable mate.”
No-hoartsdistrict.com
“Fogel entertains us with anecdotes and characters that hold particular importance in his story, skillfully bringing them to life with his obvious gift for mimicry!”
Things To Do In Lake Worth, FL Performance Arts

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The Five Boroughs (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

This article first appeared on 5/18/18. I just checked the Boca Black Box- box office (bocablackbox.com) and there are some really good seats left for The Five Boroughs’ – Thursday, July 12th, 2018 (8pm) show! I also just checked goldstar.com (discount tickets) which on 5/18/18 had tickets listed- it now has “Sold Out” listed! Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna be there- and I’m kinda thinking (actually I’m kinda knowing-as I’ve seen the group several times) that you doo wop fans out there will really enjoy seeing this group in action!

Posted on May 18th, 2018

***** The Five Boroughs.

Gotta a real good show for you Doo Wop fans…

The Five Boroughs

Thursday, July 12, 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

from bocablackbox.com

Formed in 1986 in South Florida by singer Frank Iovino to carry on the tradition of the harmony vocal groups of the 1950s and 1960s, the Five Boroughs consisted of several transplanted New Yorkers, many of whom were longtime veterans of the doo wop circuit. The first official group lineup included Iovino, Charlie Notabartolo (formerly of the Casual-Aires), Bruce Goldie (the Dreamers), Dave Strum (the Excellents), and Geno Radicello (the Bowery Boys). This unit recorded an EP for Telemedia Records in 1986, notable for bringing synthesizers and drum machines into the doo wop equation, then followed up with two a cappella tracks, “Sunday Kind of Love” and “For Your Precious Love/For Your Love,” for Avenue D Records in 1987, and a third, a cover of the Cleftones’ “See You Next Year,” in 1988.

The group was signed to Classic Artists Records in 1990, and quickly issued two singles, “Apart” and a version of the Flamingos’ “A Kiss from Your Lips,” before releasing a full-length album on the label, Count Every Star, in 1991. The Five Boroughs’ second album, Heart’s Desire, was issued by Starlight Records in 2000. The group’s most recent lineup has grown to seven members, with Steve Ward, Johnny Sorrentino, and Jimmy DellaRosa joining original members Iovino, Strum, Goldie, and Notabartolo. A popular live act, the group performs with its own band, the Five Boroughs Band, with Vic Giardino on guitar, Tim Myer on bass, Joe Costadura on drums, Earl Catron on sax, and Wayne Muscarella on keyboards. A brief overview of their recorded work, Doo Wop Under the Palms, was released by Collectables in 2005.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 7/8/18- Wallmart Supercenter)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 7/8/18- Walmart Supercenter).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

GREAT VALUE NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
$3.00 (3.5oz- 12 count)

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Walmart’s “house brand” Great Value- Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches are delicious. For the math challenged out there, at $3 per box (12 sandwiches)-means that each sandwich costs 25 cents!

For you guys out there who are allergic to chocolate (or for that matter just don’t like chocolate)- checkout Great Value Sugar Cookie Crash Ice Cream Sandwich- trust me, delicious vanilla ice cream between 2-sugar cookies. A box of 6 sandwiches will will set you back $4.88. Also checkout Great Value Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches- a box of 12 sandwiches costs 3 bucks.

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Subs and Suds (Fort Lauderdale)

***** Subs and Suds, 601 Southwest 12th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312, (954) 652-1971.

Found a real good sandwich joint for you guys to checkout- Subs and Suds in Fort Lauderdale.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats recently did lunch there and I gotta tell you- the joint’s food was right on the money delicious!

Real simple concept at work here…order and pick-up at outdoor windows, no inside seating/ outdoor patio and counter seating, give or take a dozen sandwiches/ small handful of sides/ give or take a dozen different beers.

You guys can check menu/info at subsandsuds.com.

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you…dynamite food, cool outdoor setup/vibe- make this joint an absolute homerun!

Subs and Suds is open 7 days a week 11:30am-9pm.

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Who In Florida Makes Delicious Fried Chicken?

Posted on July 6th, 2018 · American · 26 Comments »

Originally posted on 7/5/18.

* Who In Florida Makes Delicious Fried Chicken?

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Today Is National Fried Chicken Day! (Fran’s Chicken Haven- Boca Raton)

* Today Is National Fried Chicken Day!

I’m not exactly sure as to what plans you guys got- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be celebrating this very important holiday with takeout from…

Posted on December 28th, 2015
***** Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781

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

Jeff Eats just has to laugh- when the Sun Sentinel seemingly “year after year crowns” PUBLIX FRIED CHICKEN the best in South Florida! There is an old Irish saying- “Give Me A Fu@king Break.”

Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have been- on and off (see below-as to why “on and off”) “taking-out” fried chicken and “various” sides from Fran’s Chicken Haven in Boca Raton for something like 23 years!- and I gotta tell you -that this joint’s fried chicken/sides are absolute dynamite! Trust Jeff Eats on this one – trying to rank the “best” in the food reviewing game- is a dumb no win game…with that in mind, what I do know, is that Fran’s fried chicken is off-the-chart good and that after you eat it- you will never-want to voluntarily buy or eat Publix fried chicken ever again!

If you want to eat outrageously delicious fried chicken…Fran’s Chicken Haven is a must try.

You can check menu/info at franschickenhaven.com.

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Posted on July 5th, 2013

***** Fran’s Chicken Haven, 1925 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 395-0781.

Got something terrific for you…

That’s assuming that you aren’t a “follower” of NYC Mayor Bloomberg–in that you don’t need “Big Brother” (and no, I’m not talking about Janis’ group) to tell you what you can and can’t eat…

Real fast… from 1964-2000 a woman named Fran (thus the name Fran’s Chicken Haven) and her husband Joe, operated a “hole-in-the-wall” fried chicken joint—Fran’s Chicken Haven in Boca Raton. Maybe 3 tables and 4-5 counter seats. In a nutshell, amazing fried chicken and assorted sides. In 2000 the couple retired and sold the business—for the past 12-13 years Fran’s has had 3-maybe 4 different owners who slowly but surely wrecked the business. Jeff Eats may not be the sharpest pencil in the box, but I do know that when something ain’t broke, you don’t try and fix it…one owner changed the batter-mix and added latin sides, another made the joint a kosher chicken restaurant-closing on Friday nights and all day Saturday—hopefully you get the picture.

Since Fran and Joe sold the joint, Jeff Eats who had previously been a real-steady customer, has maybe picked-up chicken 7 or 8 times in the ensuing years.

Now the news…two brothers- Jake Stuart (aged 19) and Chris Stuart (aged 32) both born and bred—Boca Ratonians—bought Fran’s a month or so ago…and have literally “brought” it back to where it was taste-wise during the Fran & Joe era. How does Jeff Eats know all this? Because…Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ala Marvin Gaye heard it through the grapevine—and yesterday, picked up an 8 piece fried chicken, French fries, onion rings, fried corn nibblets order—and I gotta tell you, the food tastes just like we “remember” Fran making it…the “boys” told us that the sale/purchase of the business had included all of Fran’s original recipes and that they had visited with Fran and Joe (who still live in Boca Raton) to get a feel on how to run the joint.

Let me leave you guys with this…if you like fried chicken, fries, onion rings, fried corn nibblets—-then you gotta get over to Fran’s Chicken Haven.

One final thought…

Jake and Chris— When the crowds start pouring in, which they will—don’t even think of renaming the joint- Stuart Brothers Chicken Haven or some such variation!

Down below is the original June 20, 2006 Jeff Eats’ review for Fran’s Chicken Haven:

***** “Fran’s makes some of the best fried chicken that you have ever tasted. This joint has been around something like 40 years and is an absolute hole in the wall. Basically a take-out joint, there are a few tables and a counter for those who want to “dine in.” FRIED is the word here…shrimp, corn, french fries, onion rings. Everything is absolutely delicious.

Don’t tell your cardiologist about this joint.

Fran’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.”