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Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Nicol Jenkins


Chef of the Month- Darrell Sisk, Executive Chef at Slackers Bar & Grill

You can find the best French dip sandwich, Reuben rolls and burgers in town at Slackers Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale.

Executive Chef Darrell Sisk delivers these speciality dishes for lunch and dinner daily at Slackers, a popular bar and restaurant for locals, visitors and hospitality employees.

Regulars come to dine at Slackers for their tasty food and fun atmosphere. On any given night, guests can enjoy a great meal, drink specials, and entertainment.

Slackers offers a large menu of favorites, unique creations and specialty items. Some of the specialities include: their French dip sandwich, fried cheese curds for Wisconsin cheese lovers, and 100% angus beef burgers are always a treat, which they season and patty in house. But if you’re looking to try something different, order the Reuben rolls… Chef Darrell makes each roll homemade and stuffed with corned beef, kraut and Swiss cheese and served with 1000 island for dipping. For the larger appetite, try their slow roasted baby back ribs, which are smothered with homemade BBQ sauce on the grill.

Every day and night, you can find a special deal! All day and night, Tuesday is for locals and those who work In The Biz®, with 25% off the check for ITB® employees. They offer $5 doubles on all Smirnoff and captain drinks, $12 domestic and $15 import buckets, $3 house wines, $4 jaeger shots, $5 patron shots, and you can enjoy D.J. bingo at 8 pm. Their Happy Hour is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 11p.m. to close on Monday through Thursday. Slackers is also a great for watching your favorite sports teams. You can also enjoy ‘Think and Drink Trivia’ on Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

“We offer a very relaxed atmosphere and have been known to get a little excited on the weekends. The locals do like to hang here and we are a little team orientated during football. Just don’t judge us by our plaza. We promise you will be very surprised when you see inside,” said Darrell.

Chef Darrell started his culinary career growing up with a family in the hospitality industry and continued that path for many years.

“Growing up my mother was a barmaid/waitress and my father was the beverage manager of some largest hotels at the time, including the Omni and The Diplomat; and my brother picked up some jobs at the local pizza joints in the area, so you can say I was always surrounded by the industry. Even during Boy Scouts, they put me in charge of cooking. It felt so good to see how happy everyone was with what I prepared. While cooking in the kitchen with mom and grandma during the holidays, my ability to remember recipes was amazing so I would just get asked to make the dishes. So at the age of 14, I took a summer job at the local family restaurant, and I’ve been living the dream ever since,” added Darrell.

Chef Darrell says cooking is his passion and finds it rewarding to make his customers happy when they come in to dine.

“Cooking, I would say brings me enjoyment everyday. Just the look on peoples faces of being full and happy and the thank you given for the food I have prepared for them The hospitality industry in general is enjoyable because of the different characters you get to work with. I believe the most rewarding thing in this business is the people you meet and the people you get to work with and the friendships that are made along the way,” concluded Darrell.

Slackers offers delivery and plans on expanding their kitchen to be able to offer a variety of other enjoyable menu items and to be able to get the existing menu items out to you faster!

Stop in today! Slackers Bar & Grill is located at 995 Florida 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. For more information, call 954-530-4758. 


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