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Dalvin Cook Shows Versatility Off The Field, Too

He cooked his own meal on Monday night at a local restaurant

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After setting a Minnesota Vikings’ record for rushing yardage in his first game, it seems pretty likely that running back Dalvin Cook just wanted to grab something to eat, go home, and get some rest. He and his family attempted to do just that at a Minneapolis restaurant called The Lotus Uptown following the team’s 29-19 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

There was only one problem. When Cook and his family got to the restaurant, all of the cooks had already gone home. Yoom Nguyen, the owner of the restaurant, described the situation.

"After the game Dalvin Cook came in with his family for some food at the Lotus Uptown. Kitchen was closed and the chefs all left for the night. I jokingly told him if he wanted some food, he's going to have to cook it himself."

So. . .that’s what he did.

He said he was hungry. My chefs all left for the evening. Sooooo he's gonna have to cook his own food. Great job on the field and in the kitchen.

Posted by Yoom Nguyen on Monday, September 11, 2017

Nguyen told Cook where to find all of the ingredients, and Cook set about making dinner for himself and his family, right there at the restaurant. According to Nguyen, the menu consisted of Chicken and Shrimp Lo Mein. The owner sampled Cook’s creation himself, and said that it was “delicious.”

"He's a natural," Nguyen said. "I helped him scoop it into the bowl. When he brought the food out to his family, they didn't believe he was the one that cooked it."

So, I guess if this football thing doesn’t work out. . .though it sort of appears that it will. . .at least we know that Dalvin Cook can at least get himself a job in the food services industry without missing a beat.