Jon Keating

  • Equal parts book smarts and street smarts. BBQ fiend. 20+ years professional DJ. Massive vinyl and shoe addiction.
  • Representing: 407area.com
  • Gender: Male, Status: Married

Contributions

  • 020 - Reviews
  • 015 - Events Attended
  • 001 - Photos
  • 082 - Favorites Places
  • 001 - Connections

About

  • Member Since : 2017-08-07

Places Lived

Bolingbrook, IL, United States

Lake Mary, FL, United States

Gainesville, FL, United States

Atlanta, GA, United States

Clearwater, FL, United States

Largo, FL, United States

Plant City, FL, United States

Education

University of Florida

Start on 1996 End on 1998

University of Central Florida

Economics / Mathematics

Start on 2002 End on 2003

Work

Software Etc. / Babbage's

Computer Software / Hardware Sales

Orlando / Gainesville

Office Depot / Office Max

Copy Center Manager

Dragonfly Salon

IT Computer Support

Atlanta, GA, United States

Nordstrom

Assistant Manager / Sales

Tampa, FL, United States

Jon Reviews on Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que 5 days ago
Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que
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Some of the best BBQ in Orlando! Try it all, you can't go wrong!

Pros: Everything! The meats, the sauces, the sides...its all good.

Cons: You leave smelling like bbq....but that isn't really a bad thing is it??

Jon Reviews on Bern's Steak House 6 days ago
Bern's Steak House
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One of the best and most well known restaurants in Tampa. The kitchen & wine cellar tour is a must for first timers. The desert room is an entire meal in its own. If you pass on alcohol, you can get an excellent meal at a very reasonable price.

Pros: Great food. Great service. Very reasonable steak prices for a high end restaurant. Kitchen tour & desert room are both fun and unique.

Cons: Steaks don't have much seasoning...they plan on you buying an upgrade sauce or mushrooms for them. Rooms are weird...most are very dark and the seating is very tight. You almost have to whisper to your table so the entire room doesn't hear your conversation.

Jon Reviews on Bazille @ Nordstrom International Plaza 1 week ago
Bazille @ Nordstrom International Plaza
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Excellent food everytime. Anything you order will be delicious! I love the crab bisque and the french onion soup. The cilantro lime shrimp salad is also phenomenal!

Pros: Crab Bisque. Creme Brulee. The Service.

Cons: Can get pretty loud when busy.

Jon Reviews on KRES CHOPHOUSE 1 week ago
KRES CHOPHOUSE
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One of the best restaurants in Orlando! Great steaks and great drinks! The customers in the bar area are always super friendly and its a great place to meet new friends!

Pros: Great drinks and great food!

Cons: Parking

Jon Reviews on Sea Sea Riders Restaurant INC 1 week ago
Sea Sea Riders Restaurant INC
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Over 30 years and still going strong! One of the best known restaurants in Dunedin. Great food, very attentive staff, and incredible craft cocktails!

Pros: Awesome food and drinks! The black bean chili was phenomenal! The Blueberry Yum Yum is the talk of the Tampa Bay area right now! Live music on the weeknds.

Cons: Only a few lunch options under $10-15.

Jon Reviews on Jupiter Donut Co. 2 weeks ago
Jupiter Donut Co.
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Nice donut shop in Palm Harbor. Very good selection of fancy donuts. Apple fritters the size of your head! Somewhat overpriced...almost $10 for two donuts and a coffee.

Pros: Fancy donuts. Good selection. Reese Peanut Butter Cup donut was awesome!

Cons: $3 for a medium coffee pretending to be a large that tastes exactly like McDonalds. I don't want to spend $1 for a true large coffee there, so I really dont want to spend $3 for the same tasting coffee in a medium cup here.

Jon Reviews on Cafe Dufrain 3 weeks ago
Cafe Dufrain
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We were here for a friend's birthday dinner and we were completely blown away by everything! All the food was phenomenal...a bunch of us shared with each other, so we were able to try out more than just our dinners. The server was exceptional as well!

Pros: Just about everything! The food, the service, the view, the decor...you name it!

Cons: Need to park in garage around the corner. Small bar area can be tight when busy.

Jon Reviews on MacDinton's 1 month ago
MacDinton's
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Fun, young crowd. Thursdays are huge for $1 beer night & karaoke. Friday happy hour gets pretty hectic.

Pros: Fun in a group. Cheap beer on Thursdays. Fun karaoke in the back.

Cons: College kids who don't know how much alcohol they can handle.

Jon Reviews on Caddy's on the Beach 1 month ago
Caddy's on the Beach
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Caddy's on the beach is our go to beach bar on near St. Pete Beach / Treasure Island. Whether its getting lunch, drinks, or maybe just some wings for a snack, this place is the perfect place.

Pros: Great food. Great drinks. Great fun.

Cons: Parking. Parking. Parking. The lot is typically full and usually we need to park near the 7-11 and walk close to a half mile to get to the beach area near Caddy's.

Jon attending Ribfest 2018 1 month ago

This three day charity fundraiser helps a variety of youth oriented causes. Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world. NEW this year a variety of other food offering as well.

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Jon Reviews on Acropolis Greek Taverna Ybor 1 month ago
Acropolis Greek Taverna Ybor
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Food and service is outstanding!

Pros: Cool patio area. Great food!

Cons: Parking can be difficult on weekends.

Jon Reviews on Brocato's Sandwich Shop 1 month ago
Brocato's Sandwich Shop
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Some of the best sandwiches in the city! You always leave here stuffed! Cuban sandwich is phenomenal! Deviled Crabs are great also! This place is a can't miss!

Pros: Huge portions! Chips & drink with all sandwiches.

Cons: Long lines and often slow to get food. (Worth the wait tho!)

Jon Reviews on Gators Dockside 1 month ago
Gators Dockside
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This is the place to go for the best wings in Tampa! They have countless combinations of sauces and styles to make your wings. My favorite is breaded hot garlic, & grilled scooter sauce. Their homemade wing sauces are all very good. All you can eat wings on Monday is the place I want to be!

Pros: Wings, wings, and more wings!

Cons: Only one location in Tampa, near USF.

Jon attending Homemade Arts and Crafts Show 2 months ago

We have arts and crafts from furniture, birdhouses, paintings, soy candles, wood signs, tshirts, and so much more. It is wheelchair accessible.

In the old, Quality Furniture Consignment, business.  All Events
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Jon Interested in 37th Annual John's Pass Seafood Festival 2 months ago

The John’s Pass Seafood Festival has always been a celebrated event. For 37 years, the community has come together, utilizing hundreds of local volunteers in support of the vision.

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Jon Interested in Pink Out GLOW 2 months ago

It's a special GLOW Night - it's a Pink Out! Jumping, dancing and prizes for the best pink outfit!

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Jon Interested in Beached on Beer Can - Free EDM Music Festival! 2 months ago

3 Days and 2 nights on our private island, Beer Can Island Tampa Bay. This event is FREE to attend! Use Promo Code 813area20 for $20 off your charter!

From Oct 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Friday To Dec 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM | Wednesday

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Jon Reviews on Portillo's 2 months ago
Portillo's
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Growing up in the Chicago area, Portillo's was my favorite restaurant to eat at. Now, its my favorite place to eat in Tampa! I only ate the burgers because I wasn't a fan as a kid of the hot dog toppings or the beef. Now....I can't decide what to get each time! I love it all! Proper Chicago style food in Florida with the only 2 locations in both here in Tampa!

Pros: My Favorites: Big Beef w/hot peppers Combo w/hot peppers & mozzarella cheese Jumbo Dog Hamburger CHEESE FRIES!!! CHOCOLATE CAKE SHAKE!! Even Coca-Cola tastes better from here!! Very cool retro atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Cons: Can get a little pricey if you want to try more than one item. You want to try every item and can't!

Jon Reviews on Big Storm Brewing Company 2 months ago
Big Storm Brewing Company
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Great service and great beers. Nice setup with large TVs.

Pros: Beer selection. Friendly service.

Cons: None so far.

Jon Reviews on Anise Global Gastrobar 6 months ago
Anise Global Gastrobar
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This used to be one of my favorite places to stop by for a drink on Saturdays. They recently stopped having a weekly DJ, so needless to say I won't be back that often.

Pros: Cool place with nice people. Good drinks.

Cons: No more DJ on Saturday night

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