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South Florida-based TooJay’s files for bankruptcy

Posted on April 30th, 2020 · American Delicatessen Music/Events/Other · 4 Comments »

* South Florida-based TooJay’s files for bankruptcy.

For years I’ve known that TooJay’s food was average at best- that said, I didn’t see this one coming…

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South Florida-based TooJay’s files for bankruptcy
TooJay’s operates 16 locations in Broward, Palm Beach counties

By: Peter Burke
Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 29, 2020 and last updated 6:26 PM, Apr 29, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A popular South Florida-based deli has filed for bankruptcy.

TooJay’s, which operates 16 locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties, on Wednesday announced the decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a statement from president and CEO Maxwell Piet.

Piet called the decision “the best path forward” for TooJay’s. He went on to say it is “the direct result of the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our restaurants throughout Florida.”

“This course of action will enable us to remain open to serve our communities with the same great food and service we are known for,” the statement said. “As we learn of the reopening plans for our dining rooms, we will rehire more employees and expand our services as restrictions allow.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a tiered reopening plan for the state Wednesday, but it excludes South Florida.

South Florida is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases and hundreds of death.

TooJay’s opened in 1981 with a single location in Palm Beach. Other locations in Palm Beach County include Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter.

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Posted on December 31st, 2015
***** TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli.

A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats.

Hey Jeff,

My husband and I recently moved to Boca from Philadelphia.

We have eaten in the Too Jays located by Boca Town Center several times and love its food.

I recently came across your Too Jays’ April 28, 2009 review and couldn’t disagree more.

Just curious, have you changed your opinion during the past 6 years?

Anna G

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Anna G:

The answer to your question is NOPE!

Jeff Eats has eaten in TooJay’s a number of times since that April 28, 2009 “story” first appeared- and I haven’t changed my opinion one iota!

Just so you know, “food reviewing” is nothing but a big game- what I like, you may hate and vice versa. Trust me, there is no right or wrong in this game.

If you like TooJay’s, I got no problem. That said, may I humbly suggest that you try “some” of the other New York Kosher Style Delis/Kosher Delis “mentioned” by Jeff Eats and see if just- maybe I’m onto something- when I tell you that TooJay’s food is nothing great, but nothing too terrible either!

Jeff Eats’ April 28, 2009 “story” is printed- down below…

Thanks for reading…

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TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli (Boca Raton)
Posted on April 28th, 2009 · American Delicatessen Boca Raton

***** TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli, 3013 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496, (561) 997-9911.

TooJay’s is a “New York Style” deli…which has 27 locations in Florida. If you check its website www.toojays.com in addition to menu/prices you will find a listing of locations.

Just so we are straight…TooJay’s is not a top-notch deli in the same vein as joints like Pastrami Queen, Ben’s Kosher Deli or Pomperdale Deli. Simply put, TooJay’s serves decent enough food at very reasonable prices. Nothing great, but nothing terrible.

Over the past 16 years, I must have eaten in/taken-out from a TooJay’s something like 25-30 times…let’s just say, that convenience more than anything else was the “reason why”…as there are 3- locations all within 5 minutes of my home.

Let’s sum this one up…NY style deli, loads of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, meat/chicken/fish entrees and desserts…decent food…reasonable prices. When I “think” TooJay’s I think white bread…not rye bread.

TooJay’s is open 7 days a week for breakfast-lunch-dinner.

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Win A $25 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card

This contest started on 4/25/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Jet’s Pizza Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Jet’s Pizza 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 any Jet’s Pizza location (jetspizza.com for locations, menus, prices, info).

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Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live! On-Line Event…Tuesday, April 28th- 3pm! @ poprockdoowpp.com

Posted on April 27th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 6 Comments »

Originally posted on 4/26/20.

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All you gotta do…go to- poprockdoowopp.com and click the facebook symbol.


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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-4/26/20- Nancy’s Pizza- Stuart)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday-4/26/20- Nancy’s Pizza).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA PIZZA
(16”- $21.95)

Nancy’s Pizza
894 Southwest Federal Highway
Stuart
(772) 888-3182
nancyspizzaexpress.com
Latest Review: 12/28/19

All I can tell you guys – if this joint was closer to Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats’ Boca Raton abode, we would definitely be real and I do mean REAL steady customers…

Posted on December 28th, 2019

***** Nancy’s Pizza, 894 Southwest Federal Highway, Stuart, Florida 34994, (772) 888-3182.

Got a real good “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you guys to check-out, Nancy’s Pizza in Stuart.

Real simple tale to tell- last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” Nancy’s Pizza and i gotta tell you guys- that the joint’s food absolutely killed! Table/booth/hi-top seating, reasonably priced menu featuring appetizers/soups/salads/pizzas/calzones/strombolis/ hot & cold subs/ entrees/desserts, open Sunday-Wednesday 11am-9pm/Thursday-Saturday 11am-10pm.

Like I said 2.1 seconds ago, Nancy’s Pizza’s food absolutely killed!

Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you that Nancy’s Pizza is an absolute winner joint. Just between you and me, I kinda think that I know my stuff when it comes to “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints and I’m telling you guys that “Nancy” is cranking-out some awesome stuff!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at nancyspizzaexpress.com.

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You Owe Me!

Posted on April 25th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 1 Comment »

* You Owe Me!

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Win A $25 The Boys Farmers Market Gift Card (Delray Beach)

This contest started on 4/24/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 The Boys Farmers Market Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 The Boys Farmers 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 $25 Gift Card is good at The Boys Farmers Market, 14378 Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484, (561) 496-8123. Check boysfarmersmarket.com for further info.

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Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Originally posted on December 23, 2018.

* Another Florida Season- Who Makes The Best Bagels In Florida?

Your thoughts are much appreciated!

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Win A $20 Trader Joe’s Gift Card

This contest started on 4/20/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Trader Joe’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Trader Joe’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 $20 Gift Card is good at any Trader Joe’s location (traderjoes.com for locations, info).

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Carole’s Kings (Boca Black Box- Boca Raton)

Because of the Coronavirus- these shows were canceled- and rescheduled for Sunday, 10/11/20 at 2pm and 7pm. Don’t miss this show- it’s absolutely terrific.

Originally posted on 1/2/20.

* Carole’s Kings.

Here’s a heads-up for you guys…

Tickets just went on sale.

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats saw the show this past November at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and I’m telling you guys- You Don’t Want To Miss It!

The Skinny:

Carole’s Kings

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 (2pm & 7pm)

Boca Black Box
8221 Glades Road #10
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Box Office: 561.483.9036
Tickets: bocablackbox.com and goldstar.com (discount tickets)

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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Win A $25 The Doghouse Grille Gift Card (Jupiter)

This contest started on 4/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 The Doghouse Grille Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 The Doghouse Grille 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 $25 Gift Card is good at The Doghouse Grille, 5430 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida 33458, (561) 619-9680.

You can check menu/prices at doghousegrille.com.

Posted on November 5th, 2018

***** The Doghouse Grille, 5430 Military Trail, Jupiter, Florida 33458, (561) 619-9680.

Got a real good sports bar for you guys to checkout- The Doghouse Grille in Jupiter.

Real simple concept working here- inside table/booth- outdoor table seating, handful of flat screen TVs, beer/wine bar, appetizers/ salads/ soups/ mini hot dogs with tons of toppings/ burgers/ sandwiches/ wraps, open 7 days a week 11am-11pm.

Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “discovered” The Doghouse Grille (which advertises itself as- The Home Of The Mini Hot Dog) and I gotta tell you- we really enjoyed the joint!

Following the old French adage- “When in Rome do as the Romans do”…we did 6 mini hot dogs and threw in orders of tater tots and french fries for good measure! Trust me when I tell you, real good stuff!

For you guys wondering as to exactly how-big the mini hot dogs were/are? Well wonder no more- and I assure you that the pictured hand does-not belong to the Jolly Green Giant!

Like I said 3 seconds ago, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats did 6 mini hot dogs, tater tots and french fries. The promise here, the next time we eat at The Doghouse Grille- we’ll definitely make it our business to try some of the delicious looking – burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps which other patrons😜 were dining on- and update this tale for you guys!

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