met in 2004 at Bahama Breeze. Mark had just relocated his family to Orlando to be the General Manager of the I Drive location and Paul
was his bar manager. From the day they met it was more like brothers than friends. Days off, vacations and days on the boat, the families grew close and their kids grew up together. The boys talked and talked about starting their own restaurant. Mark
relocated to Las Vegas in 2007 and the friends stayed in touch. They could go a couple months without talking but then when they did it was as if no time passed, just picked up where they left off. Vacations still happened back to Orlando and the pair continued to talk of starting their "own" thing. Paul
continued to work his job at Bahama Breeze and raised his family in Orlando while Mark was doing his thing in Vegas. Time passed and Mark got a text message from Paul in August of 2016 "I quit my job"……. WHAT?????? Mark
had a cushy life and all of the sudden Paul quit his 20 year job. What should we do?
At this point Mark had 5 restaurants in Las Vegas and 5 restaurants in LA that he over saw. Paul
flew to LA and the boys spent 3 days eating. I know I know its tough work but someone had to do it. Mark took Paul
to all of his favorites and some he didn't like. When the food fest was done, the road trip back to Vegas began. The friends talked all the way back to Vegas about what the concept had to have. They came up with three things: Incredible food, remarkable service and super easy to replicate.
It was a great drive and born out of the 4.5 hours was the Island Fin Poke Company
Mark's Las Vegas kitchen became ground zero of poke. Friends and family gathered to taste test sauces. The house was never short on visitors when there were poke tasting parties. Over the course of the next few months, the creation of the house made sauces was complete.
Fresh, delicious, and all gluten free.
Give it a try and see for yourself, you will never eat a poke bowl from another restaurant.