Dan’s Reviews

The Rag Doll Bar

Posted on March 29th, 2024

Rag Doll BarMy Beloved Hometown of Oakland Park Fl.Andrews Ave and Prospect Road. Back in the day, Oakland Park was home to some serious dive bars. Some are still open but most are closed😔 Just to recap a few of these blue-collar saloons: Buck and Marys, The Owl NestJohnny’sB&WITBThe Shamrock Pub42nd Street Pub (I think […]

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

Posted on August 27th, 2022

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 […]

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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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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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