Emails From Our Listeners

Dear Rene & Steve O

We are your biggest fans. I say that because my husband and have not missed one of your shows in the last three months. Your personalities together almost makes your show come off as a reality show. We have already put our I Heart App on our cell phones as we go back to Long Island in May and we don’t want to miss one of your shows.

Please don’t laugh but my husband and I eat out every night along with some lunches occasionally. I dread cooking as I did it for such a long time for my kids. When you dine out as much and we do and we always invite our friends to join us means we dine out with 2 to 6 others almost all the time. You know the more the merrier.

Since we started listening to your show (we now enjoy watching your show instead of just hearing it on radio) we have taken many of your suggestions so we now have many new favorite restaurants. Here are just a few we love including Vic & Angelo’s, Meatball Room, Coco’s Asian Bistro, Blue Moon Fish Co, Thasos, 3rd & 3rd , Café Martorano which we really love, and we just went to 3030 Ocean the other night which we really loved.

Now all of our friends ask us to make the recommendations for where we are going to eat each night. Your show has spread like wild fire here at St Andrews. Besides just your great dining suggestions you two are so funny and entertaining together. It is what makes your show so enjoyable and leaving us always wanting more.

You two are like family to us now. We love you both and we will continue to stay loyal fans to your show even when we go back home to Long Island. My husband has tried several times to call in for a gift certificate but your lines are always busy. Thank you for making us laugh every Saturday and we have even started listening to your repeat shows during the week. I pick up things I missed during your Saturday show. I guess I have become such an addict to your show I’m embarrassed to say.

Happy Holidays to you both and Happy Hanukkah Rene.

Sincerely
Dr. Rosanne Kessner

Dear S. Florida Eat & Critique Radio Show

I hope my letter gets to you. I wanted to thank you for turning us on to Cafe Martorano. I thought I had tried all the great Italian restaurants in South Florida. For some reason I thought Cafe Martorano was a chain which I try to stay away from. We went early so we didn’t get to hear the disco music but our dining experience was wonderful. When you go out to eat with 6 people there is always one person that doesn’t get it but all 6 of us loved your suggestion. I should not have been surprised as every suggestion you give is always right on. We so appreciate your show and whether we are in the car, at home or even out shopping, we always try and listen to you guys. You should have a TV show on one of the major networks you two are that good. Steve O I love that you are never afraid to make fun of anything. Rene I love your accent and your laugh is contagious. The bottom line is how you two mesh. I know I’m showing my age but you remind me of Sonny and Cher. Words of advice don’t ever get too big for your britches and forget what got you to where you are. I know your show is very popular because many of my employees listen to you each week and every time I’ve try to call to win a gift certificate your phone is busy. Continue with your great restaurant suggestions and keep us laughing.

Thanks
Kyle Bittner

Dear S. Florida Eat & Critique Radio Show

I think of you two as friends because whenever Im down on a Saturday I know you two are coming on to brighten my day. Now its even better because I love hearing your show again on Sundays and Tuesdays. I always pick up something new when I listen to your show again. My family dines out all the time. It’s been so hard to decide where to go eat at when you have 8 people dining out twice a week. Everyone wants to go somewhere different. We all made a family deal. Whoever you suggest that week that’s where we are going. Whether its Vic & Angelo’s, Maggiano’s, Thasos, The Office, and now Chima Brazilian Steakhouse we loved all of them. We can always count on Steve O & Rene to give us your great restaurant suggestions.

We are all coming out to meet you at Maggianos. We love that restaurant also. This is a dream come true meeting both of you. Maybe we can have pictures taken of all of us together. It’s so funny because my 19 year old daughter who now sits down with us to listen or watch your show and stays glued. She thinks you are both cool like I do. We sent a letter to your station telling them you two should be on every day. I don’t know if you realize you are both bringing such positive vibes to the community. I tell all my friends to watch or listen to your show. I think it’s easier for my friends to catch you on your Tuesday rebroadcast show. I’m looking forward to hearing you interview the Buddha Sky Bar people as we love their sushi. They always take such good care of us when we dine there.

See you both on Nov 9th

God Bless
Heleen and Family

Dear Steve & Rene

I want to start off my email telling you I have a small restaurant here in Boynton Beach. I’ve been in the restaurant business along with my family for 30 years. I read reviews all the time from the Palm Beach Post and several other small publications around town.

I have even contacted the Palm Beach Post to do a restaurant review on our restaurant and they never even called me back. I guess I’m too small for them or my little restaurant is not good enough for them. As a small business man I feel shut out and made to feel like my restaurant didn’t matter.

It seems like it’s all about money not the quality of food I serve which I feel is some of the best American food around. I called you last month to see how much it would cost to have you both come check my restaurant out.

First I was amazed how fast you called me back and I thank you for your speedy reply. What was really refreshing is I know from being a listener to your show that your show is growing every month. Not only did you get back to me right away but you offered at no charge to come review my restaurant and to top that off you would invite me on your show. The only cost to me would be a gift certificate which I thought was completely fair.

What was also refreshing is you didn’t care how small my restaurant was but you were more interested on how long I was in business and the type food we serve. I must say you really impressed me. My family all listens to your show and we love you guys. You are both entertaining and so knowledgeable when it comes to food and the restaurant business. I feel you both are great allies of the restaurant industry and I feel you are both friends of our industry but you still stay objective. That is very hard to balance off.

I will be contacting you again in the near future to stop by and try what I feel is the best moderate price food in South Florida. God Bless you both and what you bring to South Florida. I commend your work and your love of culinary.

Thanks
Frank Montana

Dear Steve O & Rene

First time listener who wanted to tell you how strong your show is. Though I have only listened twice before, after finding you by mistake I have enjoyed your show so much I changed our plans last night and went to Thasos. Like you described Thasos is out of this world. I will go back again as well as tell all my friends. The atmosphere and architecture was breath taking as all the people in our party said. There wasn’t one dish we tried that wasnt good. I think I will even take clients there for lunch.

Thanks for the dining suggestion as well as the most entertaining show Ive listened to or watched in a long time. One of the local networks if they were smart should pick up your show so more people could watch you both.

We are snowbirds from Manhattan and although we have several shows here like yours, you blow them all away. Rene you are stunning and entertaining and Steve O you have such a powerful and commanding voice along with a great sense of humor. You are both crazy funny and informative and keep me glued to every word you say. There is never a dull moment with your show, ever.

You have us now as a weekly listener and now viewer.

Always
Dr. Jack Bernstein

Dear Steve O & Rene

I have never written a letter to any of the talk shows I have ever listened to but I had to write you. My two daughters and I listen to your show every week. We love your humor and the chemistry of your show. What we really love is how right on you both are when it comes to suggesting restaurants. We are really excited in regards to Steve Martorano having his own segment too.

Listening to your show for so long we have seen so many great changes in your show. I love the new segment giving away concert tickets to the Hard Rock. I tried to call in Saturday but the lines were busy. The reason Im writing is we took the entire family to Meatball Room Sunday night. First the service was wonderful and our waitress was so knowledgeable helping us to order. You were right the baked claims were so good so we had to reorder them for the table. We live at St Andrews so Meatball Room is close by. That could be dangerous with how good their food it.

I don’t know if we would have found out about Meatball Room as soon as we did if not for your show. Not only will we be back again but I will spread the word to all my friends especially the ones who always brag about finding new restaurants. You are my only source when it comes to finding new great restaurants. I actually wrote a letter to your station telling them they should add another hour to your show. It seems my girls and I can’t get enough of you guys. Thank you for all your great suggestions we trust the both of you so much. Rene we love your accent and personality and Steve O you always leaving us rolling on the floor you are crazy funny. You tow are so perfect together. Don’t lose that quality as your shows grows.

Your Loyal listener
Dr Harry Buloff

To My Dear Friends Steve O & Rene

I don’t know if you remember me but I wrote you months ago what a big fan to your show my mother was. She was admitted to the hospital in April due to her serious illness. Even though my mother the Judge was in really bad shape the first thing she asked for was her lap top so she wouldn’t miss your show.

My mother was a big fan of fine dining restaurants as eating out was such a big part of her life especially after she lost my dad. The first thing out of our mouth each morning was, “where are we going to eat at tonight”? We discovered your radio show by mistake and from that day on you were my mom’s, the judge weekly priority. She would tell all of our friends about your show and how you two truly made her laugh, something we rarely saw. I wrote you how upset she was when we forgot her laptop so that she wouldn’t miss your show. She would tell anyone who would listen about your show. Every time she was able she would call your show in order to win a gift certificate but your lines were always busy. Sometimes the nurses would come in to her room to tell her to keep her laughing down because you both made her laugh so much.

We lost my mom the judge on Monday and as always she had her laptop, pen, and notebook to keep notes from your show. Words can’t describe the day Rene told her hi during your show and when you both told her to get better tears were rolling down her cheeks. She would tell everyone in the hospital who would listen to her how great your show was and how you both said hello to her on air.

Not only do you have a great informative show but your hearts seem to bring so much more. From my mother and my family’s hearts to yours thank you for bringing so much joy to the Judge. You both will always hold a special place in my heart.

Blessings
Nancy Kurtz

Dear Eat & Critique Show

I hope my letter gets to you. I wanted to thank you for turning us on to Cafe Martorano. I thought I had tried all the great Italian restaurants in South Florida. For some reason I thought Cafe Martorano was a chain which I try to stay away from. We went early so we didn't get to hear the disco music but our dining experience was wonderful. When you go out to eat with 6 people there is always one person that doesn't get it but all 6 of us loved your suggestion. I should not have been surprised as every suggestion you give is always right on. We so appreciate your show and whether we are in the car, at home or even out shopping, we always try and listen to you guys. You should have a TV show on one of the major networks you two are that good. Steve O I love that you are never afraid to make fun of anything. Rene I love your accent and your laugh is contagious. The bottom line is how you two mesh. I know I'm showing my age but you remind me of Sonny and Cher. Words of advice don’t ever get too big for your britches and forget what got you to where you are. I know your show is very popular because many of my employees listen to you each week and every time I’ve try to call to win a gift certificate your phone is busy. Continue with your great restaurant suggestions and keep us laughing.

Thanks
Kyle Bittner

Hi Steve O & Rene

I wanted to write you to let you know how much our family enjoys watching your show. We are all such big fans of your show. My mother and father in law turned me on to your show and I turned my wife and daughter on to you. We then turned our friends on to your show so there are at least 18 of us who are fans. I was never much for talk radio but with you two you never know what you are going to say and we all always end up laughing as you two are soooooo entertaining. I thought your interview with Steve Martorano was outrageous and I laughed my you know what off. One of the reasons I’m writing you today is my father in law is very sick and he rarely smiles anymore. Your show always makes him smile and it perks him up which brings us all joy just watching him have something that can bring a smile to him. We have learned to trust all of your restaurants suggestions including trying Cafe Martoranos which we thoroughly enjoyed. We have talked so many times about trying Martorano but your show gave us that extra incentive to finally go there. WE LOVED IT. We also go to Thasos all the time now and it has become our favorite Greek restaurant. Our family thanks you for bringing my father in law such joy as well as turning us on to so many great restaurants. You are now part of our family. I think if you told us to go to The Waffle House we would go there. Wow that’s a lot of trust lol.

Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts
Jerry Siezmore

Dear Steve & Rene

I love your show. I love it so much sometimes I will sit out in my car listening to your show because I'm afraid I might miss something. I was thinking there needs to be more shows like yours down here except I know no one could copy the chemistry you two have, so there goes that idea. I understand about entertaining people and I must say you two are gifted in that department. I realized what I like about your show is how funny and entertaining the two of you are together.

It’s not about your restaurant suggestions you offer each week it's the comradely you two have with each other. Sometimes find myself more entrance just wondering what you two are going to say next. I dine out 5 -6 times a week so your show is very important to me. You can’t keep going to the same restaurants over and over again as you are likely to get burnt out. I found myself getting burnt out and not being able to find new restaurants. When friends and colleagues come to town I now have so many more selections then I use to have It seems if you try restaurants that advertise a lot that you are going to dine at many restaurants you plain wont enjoy.

Your restaurant suggestions don’t seem advertorial as they feel very sincere like you really want us to know where the great restaurants are. You did a tasting a couple weeks ago at a restaurant you could really tell you didn’t have a good experience. I thought you both handled it very well so you really gained my respect. The fact you would not give out their gift certificate shows you really care about your audience. Bravo! I have told so many friends about your show.

I’m the kind of person that will travel far for great food so keep sharing your restaurant selections no matter where they are located. To date I have tried over 20 restaurants that you have recommended. Maybe that is not a big deal to some but to try that many suggested restaurants and never been given a bad choice I feel is remarkable. In Los Angeles if friends recommend 20 restaurants I find I maybe liked 3-4 of them. I have learned more from your show in 3 months than I have from my 12 years of residency here in Boca Raton Every time I call in to your show to share some of my favorite restaurant choices your lines are always busy. You either need more lines or you need to make your show more boring. I hope you will accept my idea of more lines as the better choice.

Best Regards
Ryan O’Oneal

Hi Rene & Steve O

Wow Wow Wow that’s all I can say about your show I just found your show by mistake several weeks ago. Someone told me about how good your show was but I forgot to get the station numbers. I just knew you were on AM and not FM.

Well first of all I loved your show so much I have told at least 5 other friends who go out to eat all the time like my husband and I do. I hate cooking so we eat out 4-5 times a week. You two remind me of Sonny and Cher, oops I’m dating myself now. I have never laughed so hard in my life listening to your show. I’ve already tried Vic and Angelo’s, and Thasos Greek Restaurant. I thought I knew where all the good restaurants were but I have never eaten at either of these two restaurants. Several of my girlfriends and I first tried Vic & Angelo’s on Atlantic Ave. Rene I too had the Linguini and Claim sauce. It was the best I have ever had along with the Meatball we all split.

Everyone was so happy with their entree that we all said we would be back again. I told two other friends about Vic & Angelo’s and they too are excited about trying something different. I will let you know what they said. Then we went to Thasos the Greek Restaurant. It was just as you described it Renee beautiful and elegant. Their food matched the decor as it too was better than any Greek food I have ever had down here. It too is now my favorite Greek restaurant and we are telling everyone at Boca West about it. We have a great restaurant here but who wants to eat at the same place every night.

I want to complement you both. The way you describe your dishes makes me so hungry. You are like artist the way you describe your reviews and you do it where it’s so entertaining. I can’t wait to try Blue Moon next week. My best friend is coming in town and we are all going to Blue Moon. I think your interview made everyone in South Florida hungry. I tried calling for the last two weeks and your line stayed busy forever. I think I’m addicted to your show. Four of us have decided we will meet at a different friend’s house each week to listen to your show and take notes. I’ve heard radio shows before in other cities that the local newspaper critic offered each week. I was always finding myself dozing off. You two make it impossible to doze off.

Keep feeding us new restaurant ideas. We love you guys and you keep leaving me wanting more. By the way your website is wonderful.

Sincerely
Nicole Bernstein

Dear Morning Rene & Steve O

I wanted to write you to just tell you how much my wife and I have enjoyed your show the last several weeks. I knew some day someone would get smart enough to start a restaurant show like yours. I am a snowbird from New York. The reason I like your show is my wife and I am always looking for new restaurants. Like you I get so frustrated reading reviews on line that seem to be so good but then my wife and I always seem to get let down when we try a restaurant.

We went to Vic and Angelo the other night on your recommendation and you were right on with your review. The service was excellent but most important the food was out of this world. You were right about the garlic bread, though neither one of us needed it but we had we to try it anyway. All I can say is WOW! We had the baked claims for any advertiser which I wanted to reorder. My wife had the Kolbe Meatball.

Both of our entrees were cooked to perfection as I had the veal scallopine any wife had the stuffed chicken. For desert we took your recommendation and had the Banana Pie. We will be going back before we leave to go back home to New York.

Next week we already made our reservations to go and eat at the Buddha Sky Bar. You made me hungry yesterday just talking about it. We both listen to your show and we both thought that was a very nice gesture the owner of Buddha made to give away another dinner for two. We called but not in time I guess.

Both of you have incredible chemistry together. We can’t wait to listen to the next show. Thanks from bringing us such valuable information on my wife and me favorite subject. Keep up the great service you are providing.

Sincerely,
Jack and Edna Cromarte

Good Morning Rene & Steve O

I had to get your email from the Radio Station

I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how impressed I was with your radio show. I take it that it’s a new show? You both sounded so good together. I was very impressed by your knowledge as I take clients out to eat all the time.

You both made me laugh and got me through a down day. I hope you are on every week to give me something to look forward to on my Saturday afternoons. I listened to your show on I Heart Radio if that makes a difference.

I plan to try any restaurant you offer a good review on. Can you offer on air some good places that kids will like as well? I hope you can eventually go to an hour long show as 30 minutes of you both isn't long enough. I have been to Vic & Angelo's and I love it also along with Max' s Grille.

I look forward to next week's show.
Nancy Rodriquez

Hi Rene

That was fast. Thanks for getting back with me so soon. I have a funny story to share with you since I emailed you guys this morning. My mother in law is always bragging about all the fine restaurants she goes to all the time. She emailed me at lunch time telling me how there is a new restaurant show called Eat & Greet on 1470 and that I had to listen because the two Host were really good together. She said she remembered the name Steve O and a funny woman with a New York accident.

What made it so funny is I knew she was talking about you guys. I didn't have the heart to tell her I heard your show. She wanted to make sure I listened to the show next Saturday and that we might win a free dinner for 2. Believe me my mother in law is a retired Florida Circuit Judge and she doesn't need a free dinner. Please note you have two big fans out here.

Take care
Nancy

Dear Rene and Steve O

I heard an ad about your radio show last week so since I'm always looking for a new place to eat I made sure I listened to your radio show. I was only going to catch their first part of the show but the longer I listened the more information I wanted.

I found at the end wanting more. South Florida has needed a show like you have for a long time. What a great concept. By the way I called Vick and Angelo's after hearing you both talk about it and I made reservations for next week. I will let you know what I thought.

Again great show and you will have me listening every week. By the way I know what you mean about reading online reviews. I can't tell you how many times I went online and read a great review on Urban Spoon only to be let down.

Good luck with your new show
Jimmy K

Dear Steve O and Renee

I know you decide which emails you are going to read each week so I hope I’m not too late getting this in and I hope you will read this on your show. I want to thank you for enlightening me and my husband each week regarding where to go eat and where not to go eat. Sadly to say we are one of those couples who dinging out is a major part of our lives. It’s an age thing I’m sure as every day is a weekend to us.

My husband and I are both in our late 60’s and we have been blessed to have some money saved up from our retirement which makes us able to go to finer restaurants on a more regular basis.. When you get our age eating out is a priority and we find many times we get tired of going to the same old places. We both have fallen victims many times by our friends going to places that they liked even though my husband and I were not pleased. Sometimes it’s not just the food as service is very important to us as you always state.

Since we have been listening to your show we have been taking your recommendations no matter where the restaurants are located. After trying Buddha Sky Bar, Vic & Angelo’s, and Coco Bistro we totally trust you and we now make all the suggestions to our friends when we go out. Several of them have been so pleased with your recommendations that many of them are also listening to your show every Saturday.

We tried Eduardo’s Wednesday night and you hit a homerun on this recommendation, it was better than we could ever imagined. We went with one of the pickiest eaters as they use to own several fine steak restaurants in Rochester NY. They never seem pleased but Wednesday night they were in awe. They told us from now on they will let us choose the restaurant. We did give you and Renee all the credit.

We have never won anything from your show but we feel like winners finding your show. We love you both and we will continue to support your recommendations. We live in Boca and burgers aren’t high on our list but we did try both The Office and BurgerFi and you were right on, we loved them both.

Please continue the great work you do and if you ever need a recommendation for sponsors feel free to use our name as a recommendation as to how much we love your show.

God Bless you both

Dear S. Florida Eat & Critique Radio Show,

Rene you have no idea how much your shout out meant to me and my buddies over here. We had about 10 of us listening to your show last Saturday. We have been so busy over here. It seems the fighting has gotten more intense which means security has had to step it up a notch, maybe two notches. My buddies didn’t believe my name would be said over the radio/internet. Please thank Chef Bobby for his offer of a gift certificate to his restaurant. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted Greek Food. Tell Chef Bobby I will keep my word and come back safe if he will remember my gift certificate. Steve O thanks for your email and encouraging words. I know God is protecting me but thanks for reminding me as sometimes we need to be reminded over here. I know faith is important and my faith is strong. Thank you for all your prayers. Maybe when I comeback we can all have a bite at one of your suggested restaurants. I will leave that up to you and Rene. I love love love you guys and your show.

Second Lieutenant Charles Wilson USMC

Dear S. Florida Eat & Critique Radio Show,

Dear Rene & Steve O I am a Marine based on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. I'm writing you because I'm from Boynton Beach Florida and I miss many of the great restaurants in Palm Beach County. I listen to the Steve Kane Show so I can keep up with how people feel about the war we are fighting over here. I'm on the Security Team here and when I get off work I want to just relax and listen to radio talk shows on the Internet. We have the Internet over here and we have I Heart Radio so I can pick up many radio shows including yours.

I found your show by accident which I'm glad I did. You both are so entertaining and many times you make me laugh. Your knowledge of restaurants is so incredible. I have already made notes as to some of the first restaurants I'm going to hit when I get back home.

I emailed my family in Boynton about your Best Burger Place and I told my dad some of the places he should try. Our family is a bunch of Burger nuts as we all love a good Hamburger. I hope I will be listening when you announce the winner. My favorite hamburger is still Burger King but they aren't in the contest. Please have Rene give me a shout out over the air as me and some of my buddies will be listening this Saturday. My name is Second Lieutenant Charles Wilson I love listening to your show even though I am far far away fighting for freedom. Since we do anything we can to get our minds off what we go through on a day to day basis here I use your show and Steve Kane Show. Well back to work for me. Tell everyone back home we are kicking butt over here and we will be home some day.

Yours Truly,
Second Lieutenant Charles Wilson

Dear S. Florida Eat & Critique Radio Show,
Dear Renee & Steve O

I’m so glad I found your show by accident several weeks ago. I manage a more upscale restaurant in Boca Raton in Mizner Park. If it were my decision I would love to be part of your show but our company doesn’t believe in local marketing. I want to tell you how much I enjoy listening to your show each week. I am very familiar with many of the restaurants you suggest. I wanted to share with you and your audience if you read my email that you are right on target with your restaurant choices. I was blown away on your 5 seafood restaurant suggestions as I have dined with all 5 and I couldn’t have come up with 5 better seafood restaurants.

You both seem to have a way to communicate with your audience to make it entertaining and not boring like some restaurant review shows I’ve heard on the West Coast. I love the humor and the back and forth you both seem to exemplify. I don’t remember them all but I laughed my head off in regards to Brio’s and the Carpaccio incident you both experienced. Rene you had me rolling on the floor. I could just imagine the Carpaccio ordeal happening as many people have no idea what Carpaccio even is. I am very well aware of Brio’s as I use to be the executive chef at one of their locations in Houston.

I do wish you would talk more about steak restaurants so I can keep up with my competition. I look forward to hearing your steak restaurant suggestions for both Palm Beach and Broward. I have sent a copy of your show to my home office telling them we need to get involved with the Eat & Critique Radio Show but like I said they don’t normally get involved with marketing on a local level. I find myself looking forward each week to your next show.

Whoever produces your show seems to be very creative with the promotions you guys put together. You might look into promotions for barbecue which is becoming more and more popular, Vietnamese food, and Brazilian Food. Many people don’t have the time or the expertise like you guys seem to have in order to find restaurants who offer these types of cuisines. Thanks for giving me a great experience to help break up my Saturday afternoons my busiest day of the week.

Amanda

Dear Steve and Rene

Though I listen to a lot of talk radio I have never called into a show or written a letter. I can’t tell you how much I love your show. I told my daughter about your show and she told me her husband already listens to your show every week. I told a lady at work about your show and she too already listens to you. I know your show just started several months ago and I’m already astonished how many people already listen to you.

I’m from New York like Rene and she makes me feel right at home with her humor and how direct she is. Steve O you also make me laugh but most of all you are both so good together and your suggestions are right on.

My husband and I went to The Office last month and we voted for The Office on your best burger restaurant for Palm Beach. I can’t tell you how much my husband and I enjoyed their burgers and fries. We also tried Tapas and that was a great dining experience. We tried everything you suggested as I always write everything down you say. You were right one thing was better than the next. We will go back to both places for sure. I don’t know why we never tried The Office since we are always down on Atlantic Ave for something. Of course we love Vic & Angelo’s but we have known about them for years.

We also tried D’Angelo’s and that too was a great suggestion. We see why they were part of your contest. We voted for them for Best Pizza for Broward. We just love your suggestions. What I really wanted to write you both about is I read restaurant reviews all the time and I don’t understand why they spend so much time telling us about the décor. I seem to always be waiting to hear about the most important parts such as the food, prices, and service. I love listening to you both because you tell it like you are actually talking to me. Your show is like a good book you just can’t put down.

We are going nest week to Casa Frida as the owner made me want to go eat there right away as we love good Mexican food. It was such a good interview with him. You both seem to knowledgable when you have a guest on.

Thank you so much for my weekly fix.

Selma Rubin

Dear Steve O and Rene

Yesterday was one of the most entertaining shows Ive ever listened to in my life. You two are not only hilarious but you are so knowledgeable when it comes to knowing restaurants. I now go by all your recommendations as you have never failed me yet.

Even my husband listens to you now every week. He is a very busy attorney corporate attorney and for him to take one hour out of the day to listen to your show really amazes me. He even told all his partners about your show as eating out is a big thing to all of our friends.

We are trying Stephanes next Saturday from your listening to your show yesterday. We have driven by there many times and wondered what Stephanes was or what kind of cuisine they served. You really made both my husband and I hungry as we love a good steak or seafood. I will let you know how our dining experience was.

We tried to call into your show yesterday but the lines were busy. Im actually writing to you both just to tell you how much we love your show. We are your biggest fans.

Thank you both for making dull Saturdays so enjoyable. You are becoming like an addicting drug to me that I can’t get enough of.

Lauren

Hi Steve O and Rene

Big Big, fan of the show here. I’m surprised no one thought of this great idea before but who cares I love your show. I’m 41 years old and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to dine out at better restaurants every week due to my income. I find your show very informative and you both seem to make me laugh my head off during some parts of the show.

You two could be the next Sonny & Cher. That’s a complement if you don’t remember them. The reason I’m writing you is your suggestions have made me a winner with the ladies. I act like I’m this big connoisseur of fine restaurants with the ladies, which really impresses them. Sorry I use your suggestions and I take all the credit but a guy has to do what a guy has to do.

I have taken my dates which seemed to be a big score with such restaurants as, Vic & Angelo’s, Tapas Fusion, Café D’Angelo’s, Eduardo’s, The Office, RA Sushi Bar, Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Max’s Grille, Coco’s Asian Bistro, and Maggiano’s. Im taking a new woman I just met to Stephane’s next week. I even tried to win the gift certificate there but your lines were busy. Your dining suggestions were all great hits and my life has changed. One woman I took out again wanted to go to Vic & Angelo’s again on our next date. Hey whatever it takes to find a wife.

This all goes to show you it’s not just diamonds to a girls heart it’s about impressing a first time date that I have class when it comes to picking great restaurants. Please keep the show going so my love life remains as good as it is now.

Thanks for giving us such a great show.

Alex

Good Morning Steve O & Rene

I live in New York part of the year and Boca Raton the other part of the year. I listen to your show every week. Your show is a like a good book that I you can’t put down. I laugh, I jot down new restaurants, I laugh again, and then I try your wonderful suggestions.

Before your show I would read the Sun Sentinels and Palm Beach Post restaurant reviews. I usually hated the first three quarters of the reviews because it was always about the décor and found it to be usually hard reading. I consider myself pretty sophisticated and I enjoy good things but tell me about the food, the prices, and the service, not what the place looks like.

I consider your show user friendly, just the facts mam, just the facts. The restaurants you talk about should be very happy with the service you provide them because you always get my attention and I trust both of your suggestions. I go out and try your suggestions on a weekly basis when I’m in Boca. It’s all about trust and I trust you both after trying so many of the restaurants you talk about.

Several years ago I went to Maggiano’s with friends and I personally didn’t have a good experience. Friends have tried to get me to go back but you only get one chance with me. Steve O & Rene you convinced me to go back and give them a second chance and I loved it.

Maggiano’s will see me on a regular basis. My food and my service were impeccable. After hearing the General Manager speak on your show several weeks ago I look to meet him the next time I go. Every time I call your show the lines are busy. I like what you are doing now with giving away gift certificates to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th caller as that it seems more fair. I can tell every week your show is growing but don’t get to big for your britches, sorry Rene your skirts.

I love you both and I love your show. Do not change it at all. By the way I tried PB Catch and I loved my swordfish and my Lobster Bisque Soup just like you Steve O. The service was fair but the great dining experience made up for it. Please tell them you shouldn’t have to ask for more water.

Thank you and God Bless both of you.

Caroline

Dear Steve & Rene

I want to start off my email telling you I have a small restaurant here in Boynton Beach. I’ve been in the restaurant business along with my family for 30 years. I read reviews all the time from the Palm Beach Post and several other small publications around town.

I have even contacted the Palm Beach Post to do a restaurant review on our restaurant and they never even called me back. I guess I’m too small for them or my little restaurant is not good enough for them. As a small business man I feel shut out and made to feel like my restaurant didn’t matter.

It seems like it’s all about money not the quality of food I serve which I feel is some of the best American food around. I called you last month to see how much it would cost to have you both come check my restaurant out.

First I was amazed how fast you called me back and I thank you for your speedy reply. What was really refreshing is I know from being a listener to your show that your show is growing every month. Not only did you get back to me right away but you offered at no charge to come review my restaurant and to top that off you would invite me on your show. The only cost to me would be a gift certificate which I thought was completely fair.

What was also refreshing is you didn’t care how small my restaurant was but you were more interested on how long I was in business and the type food we serve. I must say you really impressed me. My family all listens to your show and we love you guys. You are both entertaining and so knowledgeable when it comes to food and the restaurant business. I feel you both are great allies of the restaurant industry and I feel you are both friends of our industry but you still stay objective. That is very hard to balance off.

I will be contacting you again in the near future to stop by and try what I feel is the best moderate price food in South Florida. God Bless you both and what you bring to South Florida. I commend your work and your love of culinary.

Thanks,

Frank Montana