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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,985
Posted By islanddog
cooks restaurant??

I have tried a number of times to contact the restaurant with no luck. Since it is our favorite and the owner Ommi, was so good to us every time we visited, we wondered if anyone had current info on...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 25th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By islanddog
Re: From My House

ho ho ho from the great state of new york. i wish you all health, prosperity and an extended stay on the happiest of islands. :island:
Forum: Charles' Stories Friday, August 26th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By islanddog
Re: Constantly counting

i love reading your stuff. this is a special year for us. we were there in jan, april, and we will be back in october.

we have a second crew of family which will inhabit a second unit at the surf...
Forum: Charles' Stories Friday, August 26th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By islanddog
Re: Constantly counting

oh charles. i can't imagine saying it any more eloquent that what you have written.
'to feel" says so much. every day when i am there, it is such a wonder to open my eyes and go to the balcony and...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, August 26th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,561
Posted By islanddog
Re: New swimming pool

we enjoyed the new pool immensely. when you can't go around the lazy river anymore, because happy hour has caught up with you, and you can't hang at the pool bar, cause the 2 for 1 is killing you,...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 4th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,690
Posted By islanddog
Re: Aruba Bound!!

elaine, the new setup is very cool. the traffic outside the windows is interesting. it's a real sweeping view. they did a great job. he spent a lot of time with us again and showed off the cool new...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 4th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,690
Posted By islanddog
Re: Aruba Bound!!

hi kent, you are so fortunate to have seen the huge turtle. they are truly a magnificaent treasure to experience. where are your favorite spots to snorkel?

hi elaine!! i haven't been on in such a...
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Thursday, August 4th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,645
Posted By islanddog
Re: Hello everybody!!

hello from the sunny state of new york. i don't know where you are staying, but some of the better hotels and time shares have great concierges. they are connested to everything and everybody. you...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, March 25th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,104
Posted By islanddog
Re: Soul Beach going on - be careful driving

designated drivers are the way to go. we just keep feeding our DD and he's happy. a car full of goodies and you get there in one piece.

some of the restaurants have transportation. Cook's offers...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 25th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,243
Posted By islanddog
Re: 5 Guys Burger"s Now on the Island

our 5 guys doesn't do milk shakes. personally, if i'm going for the fat and flavor, i need a vanilla shake with the extra whack of vanilla too. then a monster powernap. decent burgers though....
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, March 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Thumbs up Re: cooks restaurant

Sounds like a lot of folks get there, to Aruba, a couple times a year. We're hoping to do that also by next year.

Had a great time last night. the time went by way too quickly. It was really...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,005
Posted By islanddog
Talking Re: Our new restaurant guide is here!!

The fix is in!!! Cook's Tuesday the 16th, 7:00. We're taking advantage of the complementary transportation the restaurant so generously provides. They're picking us up at the Surf Club. I hope this...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, March 8th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

hi ommi, i hope we didn't get out wires crossed. i went to the site to make reservations, so i hope there are not two reservations there for 6 of us. see you soon. i did respond to your other e-mail,...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,005
Posted By islanddog
Re: Our new restaurant guide is here!!

thinking of doing "the old man and the sea". i hear it's quite special. i think a long day on the rennaissance' island, fruit plates and fuzzy drinks, and then, for my queen, a little spa time and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,005
Posted By islanddog
Talking Re: Our new restaurant guide is here!!

i'm so ashamed.......... really.........

but i can't stop smiling!!!!!!!!
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,005
Posted By islanddog
Re: Our new restaurant guide is here!!

hi sherry, thank you for helping me get to the cooks page. there are six of us going and i believe we have a plan of attack. appetizers and cocktails all around, another round with ommi, and then the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

hi ommi, it is art, from the great and snowy upstate western new york. the sun it shining brightly today and it is really still cold outside. we land this thursday afternoon, and are planning to come...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 6th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,389
Posted By islanddog
Re: Our new restaurant guide is here!!

sherry i need help, i can't seem to find my way around like i did when i was in here a little more often. i can't seem to locate the cook's restaurant thread. would you please help me? we are landing...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,214
Posted By islanddog
barbecue grills

last year we made a little noise regarding the conditions around the grills. it seems they do a beautiful job of keeping all the landscape and the side walks clean and well groomed, but near the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, February 4th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

Sounds like Liz from NJ ate too much of that all-inclusive "hotel food". Too much salt and preservatives for me, if you eat it every day. Rx - a couple nights at Cook's should fix you right up. have...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, February 4th, 2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

Hi Ommi, Greetings from the great state of New York, (upstate that is). we will be landing March 11th, for 11 nights.

What nights are you open these days? Are you there whenever the restaurant...
Forum: Polls Saturday, January 2nd, 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
One Happy Island Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

thanks for the optima tip. i have been communication with a guy named hector for the past day now. he has been very responsive, and dead on with what i need, availability, good pricing, and...
Forum: Polls Friday, January 1st, 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
One Happy Island Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

thanks lynn, i'll give optima a shot. a few others have mentioned it. i hope it's right at the airport, or at least will send their rep to the hotel, probably the renn or the surf club.
Forum: Polls Friday, January 1st, 2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

we are arriving on march 11th, for 11 nights. probably won't need a car for the first few days, but not sure who to go to at this point.

i've heard nothing but good things about the service hans...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, October 18th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,289
Posted By islanddog
Re: Renaissance Aruba Aquarius

11 days at the renn!! do you spend some time on their little island? quite a relaxing spot. the flamingos are a scream. i thought the renn was only a hotel. which are the timeshares? we stayed near...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, October 17th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,289
Posted By islanddog
Re: Renaissance Aruba Aquarius

this is not the first time i have heard that htere is a really good breakfast there. since we are staying three nights there before heading to the surf club, we will be sure to check in, as i am...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, September 21st, 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

ommi, a 48 oz. steak? wow!! i'm still banking on the lamb. i hope business is going well. with entrees like those, you must have repeat customers who simply can't wait to try something else.
Forum: Polls Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

just an fyi for marriott owners. and, i guess anyone else who thinks that having a hertz #1 gold membership attached to your ownership as a courtesy is a bonus. our "person" at marriott gave us a...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

by the way, fire all the marketing folks, you are quite the romantic politician........
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

ommi, this is a surely "get lucky" meal in my humble opinion.

the salmon starter sounds outrageous, and the soup will be an adventure for me, as i am not an oyster person. sounds like i have to...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

no, our paths are not destined to cross this year. hope someday. but i might get to meet a lady i have talked to here, and probably her family, as they are at the surf the same week as we are. i've...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

oooooooooooooh, sounds like delicious fun. i love doing the wine pairings, anything that involves wine and chocolate too.

we are going to vegas at the end of october, and may be purchasing 6 or...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

hi sherry, we won't be there til march, so i'm hoping by then he's in full swing. one of the most fun things to do in aruba, at least for me, is to find really nice restaurants, and spend way too...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

sorry elaine, they intentionally broke the mold when i came along.

haven't made my reservations for cooks yet, as i thought i'd let ommi know when we're gonna be there with the crew. he was such...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,613
Posted By islanddog
Re: Anything I need to know?

haven't been to charlie's but should stop in.

baby beach is wonderful. little trailer there with so so beach food, just something to keep you going. the snorkeling there is way cool. bring a few...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, August 31st, 2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

ok ommi, let's put your "inner cupid" to the test.

if you were to put together the ultimate romance meal for me, and my queen, what would it be, course by course? this is an open book test. feel...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Monday, August 31st, 2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,613
Posted By islanddog
Re: Anything I need to know?

we've never been to the natural pool, but i know the terrain is treacherous, but fun!!!

have you been to the donkey sanctuary?? what a scream. take a bag of cut up apples, and hang out fore a few...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Sunday, August 30th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,613
Posted By islanddog
Re: Anything I need to know?

we'll be at the rennaissance from the 11th to the 14th, ( have to chill at their island for a couple days) then to the surf club for a week, and the night of the 21st we will be staying somewhere,...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

oh my........................ elaine i, i have no words.

the menu is awesomw though. there is something for every taste. i can't wait to see what is looks like in there now. i do hope the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

hi ommi,i I haven't been on here in months. i was just reading and catching up on all the exciting developments. i also just looked at your menu. very tasty!!! outstanding job putting all that...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,613
Posted By islanddog
One Happy Island Re: Anything I need to know?

hi candee, i hope that both you and jersy guy respond back. i haven't been on here in a few months.

regarding the surf club, the place is simply a lot of fun, and there is security, both...
Forum: Polls Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
Smile Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

thanks tom. we usually get a "dream team" size van, for seven of us, but next year there are only two , so this will be great. we'll be sure to call ahead.
Forum: Polls Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

ok, so a lot of you are hans fans. question; is it just hans, or the company in general? sounds like he must run the comp if he can run around spritzin up your ride. i have always prided myself on...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, April 27th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By islanddog
Re: travel safety

i usually bring an atm card just in case, but most of your credit cards have cash access these days also. so, now i carry a visa and a mastercard, and my wife carries the american express. that's...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, April 20th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,164
Posted By islanddog
Re: More crime (hate to keep posting these)

hi corrine, i don't want this to come out wrong, but the fact that someone would ask if any hotel would be safe for a laptop makes me a little worried for you.

bottom line at least for me is, i...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, April 20th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By islanddog
Re: travel safety

wow, that's a whole lot of hits. might i say, you and your loyal subjects have organized this so nicely. there's somewhere for everything. i'm still finding my way, but around every corner, there's...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, April 20th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By islanddog
Re: travel safety

this is the first visit to this section for me, but..... wow, is it me, or is 8 or so months for even an inquiry in this section a long time? with all the folks on vacation, and the concern so many...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, April 20th, 2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,164
Posted By islanddog
Re: More crime (hate to keep posting these)

i simply can't believe all this crime talk. until the holloway girl, i had never heard of any significant crime there. and that was not even a random thing.

the hotel crime i can understand from...
Forum: Polls Sunday, April 12th, 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,682
Posted By islanddog
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

just returned from the island two days ago. we were steered to ALL DRIVE car rental by the conscierge, linda, at the rennaissance, we were told we would be getting a chrysler town and country or...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, April 11th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 105,927
Posted By islanddog
Re: cooks restaurant

ok, so i'm not a computer geek, and i'm diggin around here. how do i start a new thread? i'd like to start some conversation on car rental experiences, as we've had good and bad. :car: or is there...
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