Dan I Cook’s Interview With The Manager of the Mai-Kai Restaurant; Kern Mattei. 

It seems like wherever I go I’ll run into someone and they will ask me what’s going on with the Mai-Kai.  For those of you that don’t know, my father, Pasefika, was a Polynesian Entertainer at the Mai-Kai for over 3 decades, starting in 1970. My three siblings along with myself all worked there. Even my […]

Skyline Chili is Closing in Fort Lauderdale…..But There is a Better One in Sunrise Fl.

All this chatter about Skyline Chili closing in Ft. Lauderdale. While the news is sad especially for the workers and customers looks like the owners are making out pretty good. I mentioned this in The Sun Sentinel Facebook group Let’s Eat South Florida and got my head bitten off. I was called a “Karen” which to me […]

Cold Pizza From Annie’s in Coral Springs Fl.
Cold Pizza and Why I Enjoy It. 

If you eat pizza there is no doubt at some point in your life you have eaten it cold.  What I find odd is I prefer it cold rather than reheated. When I really think about it eating a cold slice of leftover pizza is the only takeout food I will eat cold. Cold spaghetti, nope. […]

Still my Favorite Jensen Beach Fl. Restaurant, Crawdaddy’s N’awlins Cafe and Raw Bar.

Posted on July 28th, 2022

Hit my favorite Jensen Beach Fl. Restaurant again with my pop and son. I’m happy to say, it’s still excellent! I’ve written about this restaurant before and this is just an update to my original article. I’m truly in love with this restaurant. The food, decor, and service are just extraordinary. Ambiance The owner Mark […]

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Deadliest Catch Crab Dip 

Posted on July 25th, 2022

I recently had my wife’s family over for a good old fashion BBQ. I decided to whip up my famous Deadliest Catch Crab Dip. This was a complete winner and I wanted to share it with y’all. Here is the recipe. Ingredients 16 ounces of Crab Meat from @BJ’s  16 ounces of plain Greek Yogurt […]

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Dan I. Cook Coral Springs FLA. Lobster Roll

Posted on December 10th, 2020

1 pound fresh cooked and then cooled lobster meat (average ¼ pound per person), diced into chunks 2 TBS nonfat plain greek yogurt 1 tsp old bay seasoning Squeeze of half a lemon ¼ C of the following: chopped red onion, chopped green scallion, chopped celery, diced water chestnuts, chopped sweet red pepper 3 medium-thick […]

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Carrabbas in Coral Springs Fl., Is the Food Quality Making a Comeback? Yes it is!

Posted on November 25th, 2020

There was a time for about 2 years straight that I would hang out at the pasta bar (Where you watch the cooks) at the Coral Springs Fl. Carrabbas at least twice a week. The food was just ok but I mostly hung out there because I enjoyed chatting with the staff. Since I’m a […]

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Southport Raw Bar… A Historic Food Landmark in Broward County Fl.

Posted on November 19th, 2020

Had to meet some friends in southeast Ft. Lauderdale and ended up getting take out from Southport Raw Bar. Like most natives in Broward I’ve been coming here since high school. This is a historic spot with a great vibe.  As I was waiting to order I had some beers and watched the staff cook/shuck […]

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The County Club of Coral Springs….Simple but Delicious Lunch Location with a Great Golf View👍🏽

Posted on November 13th, 2020

These days I’m not looking to do flashy things anymore or what’s popular. I’m very content with going to a place that is kinda secluded in this concrete jungle we live in. Now I love golf. As a 6 year old kid I began talking golf lessons at the long gone American Golf Course on […]

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