Food

Right At The Fork

Chefs, restaurants, beer, wine, cocktails and gourmet food. Listen to the tastemakers in Portland, Oregon!

Portland Food Adventures founder Chris Angelus and KINK.fm morning show host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent tastemakers to discuss how they got from there to here (including their "Right at the Fork" moments"). Long-form interviews with the unique people who converged in Portland to make it a great place to eat and drink, along with soundbites and restaurant reports make this the podcast to listen to if you're into one of the most happening food scenes in the world.

Episodes

#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic
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#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic

Oregonian Food Critic Michael Russell joins us along with #garythefoodie to discuss his Top 40 list for 2017. Hear what went into the thought process and a lively discussion about the rankings and how this list will differ from Restaurant of the Year.

Check out Michael's list here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-best-restaurants/2017/09/portlands_40_best_restaurants.html

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

 

 

Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food
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Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food

One of our favorite bloggers, Pechluck Laskey, @pechluck of Pechluck's Food Adventures, stops in to clue us in to the tasty research she's done on one of her favorite topics in Portland, beer.  Oh yes, and where to imbibe and enjoy great food with it.   This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com   Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue
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#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue

On the heels of a fire that caused Aaron Franklin's famed Austin restaurant to rebuild for a few months, the storied barbecue king talks about learning about barbecue as a kid and his perception of his craft that his parents never had.

A little politics, and we talk business: Why he won't open another Franklin Barbecue, sourcing his meat for his brisket, and what the Visa commercial he did bought him, and why he did it. And also, you know, the usual stuff, like Obama visiting your restaurant.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017
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Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017

Feast Porland 2017 is just days away, and who better to talk about it than co-founder Mike Thelin.

Hear what he's excited about, what events are still available, and how you can support local and national relief efforts for fires and floods.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com

#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable
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#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

We serve you up Part 1 of our interview with Aaron Franklin of Austin's Franklin BBQ. Aaron's iconic spot in Austin sustained a fire in late August. We talk to Aaron about that unfortunate accident--how it happened and what's in store, as well as his and others' decisions as to whether to attend Feast Portland in 2017.

Also, we thought, based on the sad restaurant closings in Portland this year, we'd revisit our January 2016 interview with restaurateur Kurt Huffman in A Ristretto Roasters Classic, in which Kurt proclaimed the coming year would be "restaurant Armageddon" in Portland. You can judge whether that occurred for yourself, but Mr. Huffman had some poignant insights into what was about to transpire in Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot
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#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot

Adam Robinson joins us on the heels of a noble effort in the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. It's been quite a journey from his early days in TV production in New York to now mixing some of Portland's best cocktails with his anchor laid down at Deadshot.

Adam talks about what's on the horizon and the changes planned for that popular pop up, how he imagines his recipes and how best to cut off a heavy alcohol consumer.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

August was a busy month for Gary the Foodie. This month Gary visited:

The Crown Les Caves Navarre Langbaan Mini Crawl: Gabagool & Tomale Boy Holdfast and more!

Shout outs from Chris this month include: La Lena The Crown (white clam on Fridays and Saturdays) Avenue Coffee Mediterranean Exploration Company Homegrown Smoker Expatriate

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk
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#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz joins us to talk about his Connecticut upbringing on the outskirts of Bridgeport, his days at Ripe, where a crew of young chefs set the tone for the Portland food scene to come, as well as his love of music.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA
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#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Roasters coffee check out our interview with Geoff Latham of Nicky USA from 2014.

If you've eaten delicious game in a Portland restaurant, chances are you have Geoff Latham to thank.

Mentioned in this episode: www.nickyusa.com/wag www.restaurantbeck.com/ www.oxpdx.com/ www.departureportland.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ www.lincolnpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants
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Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants

Gary Okazaki shares his favorite San Francisco area restaurants with us.  The city in which he dines more than any other except Portland is ranked based on many visits, and feature his top 20, as well as ranking those restaurants against our best of Portland.   Listen to have a comprehensive list next time you're looking for elevated, fine dining in The Bay Area.   Gary's list: (First number is rank in Bay Area, second number is number it would be in Portland)   1,1 ) Manresa  2, 1) Saison  3, 1) Benu  4, 1) Coi 5, 1) Atelier Crenn  6, 1) In Situ   7, 2) Quince  8, 2) Single Thread  9, 2) Commis   10, 2) Mourad  11, 2) Nightbird  12, 3) Commonwealth  13, 3) Californios  14, 3) Acquerello  15, 4) Mister Jiu's  16, 4) Aster  17, 4) Liholiho Yacht Club  18, 4) Cala  19, 5) Sons and Daughters  20, 5) Healdsburg SHED  21, 6) Rich Table  22, 6) Cotogna   23, 6) The Bywater  24, 6) Caminio  25, 6) Campton Place  26, 7) Alta  27, 8) Trestle  28, 8) The Lexington House    Bakeries: Manresa Bread Patisserie   Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com   Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken
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#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken

Laurelhurst Market's Executive Chef Ben Bettinger joins us to talk about work/life balance now that he has a son, approaching the fire at Big's Chicken and the future of that business, and his three Food Network victories. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180
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#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180

The dynamic couple behind Ataula, 180 and the recently retooled Chesa join us to talk about the reasons and hard process of closing Chesa as a restaurant.  We discuss the importance of Jose's father in his life and how he views parenthood as a result. Also, how Jose winds down after a long day and night of service. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

From a Dive Bar Crawl, to Brunches… July was a busy month for @garythefoodie.   Here's what Gary covered this month: Langbaan Castagna Zilla Sake (on NE Alberta) XLB Duck House (near PSU) Jacqueline’s Brunch Verdigris’s Brunch   Proud Mary Mian (in the Renata parking lot) The Slammer B-Side Tavern My Father’s Place Star Bar Hanigan’s (The Vern) Shout outs from Chris include: Southfork, Paiche and Homegrown Smoker. Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor
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#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor

It's the same old story. Brooklyn boy's mother decides to move to New Mexico to be a cattle rancher. Boy deprived, relegated to Pizza Hut.  Goes into pizza depression. Gets a job at a pizza place and learns his passion. Gets married, works at several Portland restaurants, wife suggests he's happiest when making pizza. Opens yet ANOTHER restaurant on Division Street, Scottie's Pizza Parlor. Then delivers white clam pizza to whining podcast host. Interview commences.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot
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#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters. Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee check out our interview with Leather Storrs again from 2015.   Leather is one of our favorite people, doesn't pull any punches, and he happens to be a damn good chef.  He also tells us he's going to have his own podcast pretty soon, and we're sure he's going to invite Chris and Cort.  Right? It's time to get REAL, Portland.  Straight talk from chef/writer/radio host, Leather Storrs. Mentioned in this episode: www.noblerotpdx.com/ oxpdx.com/ www.imperialpdx.com/ thebentbrick.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-82nd/111003915629494 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powells-Seafood-Restaurant/117581998268192?fref=ts preampizza.com/ lardosandwiches.com/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update
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Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland (and Home, a Bar) sits in with us to update us on some new favorite food carts in Portland. Is it Bow Picker? Or Bow Picker? Is the world ready for the sushi burrito? Take a tour with Brett by connecting with him here: http://www.foodcartsportland.com/tours/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose
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#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose

Daniel Mondok joins us on the podcast.  Daniel takes us on his journey from his first love of the restaurant business and some of his loves, to his interview with Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.  Daniel has one of the deepest resumes of Portland chefs, earning high acclaim at his own Sel Gris, Genoa, the opening of ambitious Paulee to his current position at Raven and Rose, which he now calls home. He speaks with adoration for his time at the historic restaurant and the relationship he has with colleages Lisa Mygrant and David Shenaut (with an S.)

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw
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#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw mastermind Owner Kim Malek joins is to discuss mellienials, rapid growth, how the current political climate affects her business and her multiracial family. Listen in to hear what's made Salt & Straw so successful.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal
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#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Jason French.  We cover it all in this show. Politics, chefdom, Portland, truffles. To know Jason French is to understand the essence of Portland cuisine.

Mentioned in this episode: nedluddpdx.com/ www.oregontrufflefestival.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bollywoodtheaterpdx.com/ blog.sweedeedee.com/ www.nelcentro.com/ www.yelp.com/biz_photos/cedos-f…and-gyros-portland www.facebook.com/lacocinapdx www.smallwarespdx.com/ www.nuvrei.com/ www.olympicprovisions.com/ www.navarreportland.com/ www.davenportpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

@garythefoodie checks in with us with a prolific group of new and established restaurants, along with some tips on doing a proper restaurant crawl. Or ten. 

  Chris proclaims his decade long ongoing rant and quest for a proper white clam pizza in Portland is officially over, after visiting The Crown.    Here's what Gary covered for you this month:   Wasabi Sushi  Can Font King Leroy  Ferne and Holly  OxBox at Ox Higgins  Farm Spirit  Santo Domingo Taqueria  Toffee Club Jim and Patty's Coffee House Kachka  Bunk Bar at Wonder Ballroom  RingSide Steakhouse  Enat Kitchen

 

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta
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#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta

Javier Canteras' roots are planted in Madrid, but now he's blossoming as a chef at Urdaneta, the sweet Alberta Street restaurant he owns with his wife, Jael.  He's putting out some of the most interesting food in Portland now, which was not his original goal when moving here from Oklahoma to take part in Portland's music scene.  He stops by to talk about Spain, life in the midwest, and where you can find him playing his guitar at his Portland gigs.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer
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#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer

Alan Weiner joins us to tell us about his journey from a boy in Iowa to a long-time contracted NY Times photographer based in Atlanta, to Portland, where he has established himself as a premiere freelance food photographer.  Alan shares with us some of the most incredible assignments he had for the NY Times, from political unrest in the USA and Russia to the '96 Olympics and political conventions and even hurricane disasters.  Alan met his wife Pam on a plane flight from Portland, and then serendipity had her ask him to do a simple food shoot for her, and he was off to the races in his newfound niche.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation
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#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation

On the heels of the controversy set forth upon the closing of Kooks Burritos, a "shit list" was published that listed over 60 Portland restaurants owned by white people, along with suggestions of People of Color-owned businesses that should be frequented instead.

Nick Zukin's Mi Mero Mole appeared on the list of businesses that people should avoid.

Carlo Lamagna, an American-born Filipino, who is Executive Chef at Clyde Common and the future Magna, recently opened and subsequently closed a taco restaurant with a white partner.

We asked them to join us to for a discussion of the list and cultural appropriation in general.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams
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Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams

Fried Chicken has become a thing in Portland now.  So our friend Doug Adams, whose Imperial Fried Chicken first caught the attention of the Top Chef Nation, drops in to the Right at the Fork studios to share with us a few of his favorites when it comes to dropping the bird into the fryer, and slamming it down on a plate. We look forward to seeing what he's got planned for Bullard's opening in 2018.

Among those featured:

Country Cat: www.thecountrycat.net Mae: www.maepdx.com Han Oak: www.hanoakpdx.comGeorge's Corner Tavern Fryer Tuck Chicken: www.fryertuckportlandfriedchicken.com Superbite (for the Nashville Hot Cauliflower): www.superbitepdx.com Hat Yai: www.hatyaipdx.com

Outside of Portland: Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin: www.lucysfriedchicken.com Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville: www.princeshotchicken.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland
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#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland

​Mike Thelin ​considers himself a champion of chefs and the bounty of Oregon.  His storied career has taken him from Scappoose, OR to New York and other continents, and now back home to Oregon, where he's in his sixth year co-producing Feast Portland.  While Mike has been a huge factor in helping promote Portland as a premiere food city, we wanted to hear more about Mike than we usually do, and we did.  We also got a taste of what's to come at Feast in September (tix on sale early June at feastportland.com), and a little talk of the first year of Hot Luck, the food and music festival that kicked off just before this podcast begins streaming.  Also, some of what has been learned about Pine Street Market.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions
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#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions

Elias Cairo joins us on a meaty podcast. He takes us on this journey from working at his family's restaurants in Utah to Switzerland, where his apprenticeship there gave him a base of knowledge to hone his skills at places like Castagna in Portland. Eli takes us through some of the challenges and his personal joys of establishing Olympia Provisions, the USA's only USDA certified salami production facility.  We also talk about his other business interests. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

It's been a nice dining month in Portland for both @garythfoodie and host Chris Angelus. 

  In this episode, you'll hear discussion about:   Aviary Renata  Tusk Chalino  Astral PDX Departure  Castagna Roe Ray Lovely's Fifty-Fifty Conin Urdaneta (and a PFA there on 8/9/17) Firehouse Higgins Guero Fifty Licks  MacGregors in Manzanita  La Cabana D Raya in Astoria    Episode image at Applebee's with Han Oak's Peter Cho and his wife Sun and photographer Zoe Ching, which, for some reason, Gary didn't bring up. Check @foodpodcast @garythefoodie Instagrams for more.  

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty
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#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty

Once again, another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.   Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Lovely's Fifty-Fifty's Sarah Minnick.  This one from 2015, where we talk a lot of pizza, thriving in business with family members, and what Portland was like for Sarah growing up in the city.   Photo: Aaron Lee

Mentioned in this episode: www.lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.apizzascholls.com/ www.handsomepizza.com/ www.kensartisan.com/ www.nostrana.com/ www.pyropizzacart.com/ www.avagenes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.
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#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.

One of Portland's most successful restaurateurs, John Gorham, joins us to talk about his trajectory from North Carolina and Virginia to Portland, via San Francisco and elsewhere. Did he get into trouble? Listen in.  We talk about La Ruta PDX in July, too.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Portland Tartares
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Soundbite - Portland Tartares

Freelance Writer Chad Walsh joins Chris for a protein binge crawl: Six beef tartares in one night, which would not have been possible without two enthusiastic crashers, Natalia Toral and Tami Wood. While the criteria started out as steak tartares as menu staples only, Chris and Chad come to the conclusion that great tartare doesn't have to be beef.

  Mentioned in and sampled for this incredibly important research:   Ataula Paley's Place St. Jack Jackrabbit Little Bird Bistro Laurelhurst Market Bible Club Toro Bravo   

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comZupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork
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#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork

One of Erika Polmar's missions is to instill in people an appreciation for where their food comes from.  So it's no wonder that the woman who's been curating and producing wonderful farm dinners with Portland's best chefs and area wines was the daughter of scientists.   Erika joins us to talk about her experiences from childhood to farm to table as she embarks on year 14 of Plate & Pitchfork.  Oh, and there's that little thing about selling sex ads in Willy Week.  

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare
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#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare

Kelly Cox is always on a journey. From her small town upbringing in Missouri, to NYC to now exploring the globe with her TV show, Original Fare, on which she's looking for real food and the stories behind it.  We hear how her vices have helped guide and advance her career and life. And a few other morsels of wisdom. 

Check out episodes of Original Fare here: www.theoriginalfare.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie joins us once again for his April spotlight on Portland, whereby he uses some excellent adjectives to talk about his visits to the following:   Jackrabbit Chalino Han Oak (running food!) Beastling Fimbul Shipwreck Urdaneta Jolie Laide   Chris mentions visits to Xico, BYH Burgers and Guero.

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/ 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#117 Trent Pierce - Roe
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#117 Trent Pierce - Roe

Trent Pierce talks about how his speakeasy style restaurant, Roe, sprung from his desire to maximize the space he had on Division, and to remake Fin.  Now he embarks on re-imagining and rebuilding Roe in new space, essentially Fin 3.0.  He also brought his guitar along to entertain us. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks
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#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks

Ristretto Roasters (www.rrpdx.com) presents this classic Right at the Fork episode: Back in December 2014, when this episode was originally released, Right at the Fork kicked off the holidays with the sweetness of Chad Draizin, master ice cream creator at Fifty Licks. Mentioned in this episode: www.avagenes.com/ www.tastyntasty.com/ www.grainandgristle.com/ www.broderpdx.com/ www.cricketcafepdx.com/ www.nightlightlounge.net/ www.facebook.com/Soksabbai This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites
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Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites

Chef Ethan Stowell, chef/owner of 15 restaurants in Seattle, holds a treasure trove of knowledge of food information about his city.  We asked him to reel off some of his hidden gems that keep him going back.  Are we going to share them all in these shownotes?  Hell no. You've got to listen. This is a podcast, after all.  But we'll serve  you up an appetizer:   Chef loves Cafe Campagne for cassoulet Monsoon for dim sum And he swears by the croissant at Cafe Besalu.   Listen intently for about a dozen more suggestions.   And we highly suggest you find Right at the Fork episode #110 to hear a full hour with Ethan, where he talks about some of the challenges and benefits Seattle enjoys over Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich
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#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich

Melissa McMillan started making "sammitch"es because she said she couldn't find anything in Ashland to satisfy her Chicago pastrami food sensibilities.   We talk about her roots and how her tree has blossomed now to include Sammich in Ashland, to her Pastrami Zombie food cart in Portland, and where she plans to go from here.  Plus, Chris makes a bet with Melissa about whose team will go further this year, his Mets or her Cubbies.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary checks in once again to share thoughts on his latest adventures and crawls in Portland dining, including Duck House, Kings Bakery, JolieLade, Rue, Davenport, Bar Casa Vale, Chalino and once again, Coquine. Chris and Cort add anecdotes about visits to BYH Burgers, Higgins and Wares.   Right at the Fork's Monthly Gary the Foodie updates are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! Check her out at: www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/     503-349-7890  @luluhotsauce

#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin
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#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin

Ryan Csansky is a local product who became interested in the cocktail world while working at Wildwood behind the bar.  He took the slow path to honing his craft, and now has a beautiful distillery where Aria Gin calls home on NW 23rd in Portland. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak
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#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak

From an early age, Peter Cho developed an intuitive grasp of cooking from his Korean immigrant mother. In 2005, with no culinary training, Peter walked into April Bloomfield's Spotted Pig, and started his career. His latest venture, Han Oak, is a prix-fixe Korean barbecue restaurant, merging classic Korean flavors and local ingredients and inventive western techniques.  Peter will also discuss why he doesn't like Han Oak to be called a restaurant, and his recent James Beard nomination.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking
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Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking

Erik Wolf of the FoodTrekking World Conference talks about some of the most popular travel destinations if food is the main item on the docket, as well as some sleepers you may want to consider. http://www.foodtrekkingworld.org/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit
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#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit

We had the chance to sit down and talk with Chris DiMinno as he prepared to open the much-anticipated Jackrabbit, the next chapter in his chef life. We talk about what a large undertaking that is, how Chris Cosentino tapped him to be the chef, and how his passion for biking came about. And how many bikes does he own? Listen in.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room
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#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room

We revisit our December, 2015 interview with Maya Lovelace of Mae.  Since this interview, Maya's Mae pop-up has become a force in Portland dining.  Tickets to her weekly dinners are scooped up in minutes.  She can now lay claim to a coveted James Beard Award nomination as Rising Star Chef in the USA.And since we recorded this, she was named EaterPDX's Chef of the Year, among a host of accolades and accomplishments. We talk to Maya about her roots on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the ghosts in the room, and the art of putting on a show.

Mentioned in this episode: www.maepdx.com/ www.huskrestaurant.com/ tanukipdx.com/ kachkapdx.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bithousesaloon.com/ purespicerestaurant.com/ www.mekharestaurants.com/ www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-8…/111003915629494

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary The Glutton, formerly known as Gary the Foodie, tells us what the hell happened to his social media accounts.  Then, as usual, Gary does his monthly recap of places he's gone, including some new, and some old.  Gary Okazaki is known for hitting a half dozen restaurants in a day, both in Portland and on his culinary adventures to great food cities internationally. If you're looking for Gary's Instagram updates, they can now be found at @foodpodcastpdx or at his Flicker account, @GarytheGlutton Hosts Chris and Cort jump in with some of their recent dining adventures as well.  Our monthly updates are always a good listen if you're looking for good ideas for Portland dining, with an occasional out of state spot of Gary's. Mentioned in this episode: Wares at the Zipper Stacked Sandwich Shop Han Oak The Ramen Shop (Oakland) Castagna Nodoguro Superbite Guero No. 1 Burger Stevens Pip's Original Shizuku by Chef Naoko Hat Yai Jeka's BBQ Olympia Provisions Taylor Railworks Friday Night Market This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer
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#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer

Damian Magista joins us again to discuss his change from Portland honey maven to the cannabis world with his new venture, Annata. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens
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#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens

Don Salamone, like many others, landed in Portland because of its cost of entry as a chef.  Armed with a solid work ethic and a resume that included stops at Michelin-starred restaurants, he opened a food cart, Burger Stevens.  We talk about what Michael Russell's glowing review meant to him, how he came up with that name, and where Don's sights are set. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.
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#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.

One of the Northwest's most prominent and successful chefs checks in with us on operating a restaurant group in Seattle. We talk about wage laws and policies, how Seattle differs from Portland from a business standpoint, balance as a chef, and his inspirations for his 15 restaurants. Stay tuned for his Soundbite on his favorite hidden gems in the Emerald City.

www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks
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Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks

Portland Food Writer Heather Arndt Anderson springboards from her book serving up the the history of chilies to our food world here in Portland. Heather, Chris and Cort discuss heat levels and some of Portland's finest places to feel that heat.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#109 Jasper Shen - XLB
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#109 Jasper Shen - XLB

Portland fast-casual newbie XLB Chef and owner Jasper Shen joins us to talk about the road that went from being taught by a dishwasher how to chop onions, to coming to Portland to open Aviary without ever having spent a day in the city, to his new venture serving the food he first enjoyed as a child.  And many things in between. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters
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#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters

The dynamic duo of Din Johnson and Nancy Rommelmann join us to discuss how Ristretto Roasters came to be, the process of growth that lead to five Portland locations, and how they've worked together to support their careers.  We also hear if Din had to choose between McDonald's Coffee and Starbucks, where he'd go.  Find Ristretto at rrpdx.com

Nancy's latest book, "To the Bridge," an investigation the case of Amanda Stott-Smith, who in 2009 dropped her two young children from a bridge in Portland, will be published by Little A in 2018. nancyromm.com 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary begins the year with bountiful list of places he's visited to straddle the years with a focus on the Mississippi District.  He also shares some of his favorite online stores where he's bought Michelin-starred food, including having loaves of bread shipped overnight from Manresa Bread.  And jam to go with it.

Discussed this month:

Oyatsupan Taste of Sichuan Tiffin Asha Maya Erickson of Langbaan, Paadee, Hat Yai and Kim Jong's Grillhouse Olympia Oyster Bar Quaintrelle Interurban Prost Inna Jam Manresa Bread  Momofuku Milk Bar

Follow Gary @garythefoodie on Instagram

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman
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#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman

We had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Alexander, who published a 3-part series on the Restaurant Bubble recently on Thrillist.com -- reporting on the factors converging to create big problems for restaurants all over the US.  From a glut of talent and investment money, with a dearth of resources to staff kitchens properly, there aren't enough eaters and cooks out there to support this explosion.  Local restaurateur Kurt Huffman offers his perspectives regarding celebrity chefs, labor pools, compensation and tipping policies, as we once again delve into the challenges facing the industry.  San Francisco's Jim Angelus shares his recent experiences at his Bacon Bacon franchise, and how smaller might be more manageable and profitable. For reference in this podcast: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/american-restaurant-industry-bubble-burst www.baconbaconsf.com chefstablegroup.com This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#106 Dana Frank - Dame
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#106 Dana Frank - Dame

Dana Frank is recognized as one of Portland's most celebrated sommeliers. Her wine list at Ava Gene's were recognized by Food and Wine as one of the best in the country.  With the opening of Dame, she seized the opportunity to showcase natural wines in the unique setting she and partner Jane Smith created. We talk about that opening. Dana also lets Chris off the hook for not being head over heels for her passion. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon
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#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon

Jesse Card left Portland in a Plymouth Valiant at 18 and lied his way into a job at a New Jersey Outback Steakhouse.  Now he's back, and he's surrounded himself with people he trusts as the best in the biz at Bit House Saloon, generating lots of loyals and a host of press accolades.  Jesse talks about his first drink, out-of-his-league girls and the plan moving forward at Bit House Saloon.

his episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman
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#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman

Part 2 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show concludes the conversation Chris and Cort had with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie, discussing what things they're looking forward to the most in 2017, what chefs are rising stars, tipping policies and much, much more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie
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#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie

Part 1 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show finds Chris and Cort talking with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie about their most memorable meals of 2016.  Other things discussed: Biggest surprises of the year, things that changed the most, and much, much more! This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his December Restaurant Update.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup
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#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup

We first got to know Chris Onstad when he was the restaurant critic for the Portland Mercury.  In 2012, he left that gig to start making great tasting soda to satisfy what he saw was a dearth of delicious opportunities for people who cared about their food experiences, but weren't partaking in anything with alcohol. That's led to a line of syrups catering to the retail and industry markets.  Now Chris is poised to jump into the cannabis world.  Listen to hear about his Portland journey. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations
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Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations

Tracey Trudeau, in charge of buying food books at Powell's, provides some excellent ideas for gifting cookbooks this holiday. We expand beyond Portland to some out of Seattle as well.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas
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#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas

Oswaldo Bibiano's eyes and palate opened up when he saw Acapulco as a viable avenue to move beyond his small town roots in the little Mexican town of Guerrero. We talk about that journey from there to his first interview with David Machado at Pazzo in Portland, and learning new skills fast.  We discuss Autentica and touch on his plans for something new in 2017 where he thinks will be the most exciting area for restaurant growth in the future. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking
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Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking

Missy Maki of KPAM's Simple Kitchen shares her preferred spots for Girls' Nights Out. (Drinking, of course.) This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his November faves, including his challenges getting into Afuri. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants
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#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants

David Machado was one of our favorite guests.  He's helmed Portland's most important restaurants, among them The Heathman and Pazzo.  We talk a bit about those days and why hotel restaurants are his thing, generally speaking.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#99 Doug Adams - Bullard
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#99 Doug Adams - Bullard

Doug Adams has made quite a name for himself in Portland. We talk to him about his roots in Texas, college days in Montana, getting a job at Lucier, his relationship with Vitaly Paley and how he parlayed that to a Top Chef appearance and his own new restaurant coming in 2017, Bullard.

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot
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#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot

Will Preisch and Joel Stocks set out to showcase their culinary talents in a different way. Holdfast Dining set the bar for many pop-ups to follow, and now the duo has stretched their creative muscles even more with their Monday night bar pop-up, Deadshot.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local
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#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local

The romance that sprouted while working together in California brought Jenny Nickolaus to Portland to open The American Local three years ago with Chris Whaley, whom she later married in their restaurant.  We talked to her about that journey and her kitchen cabinets.​  And oh yeah, pizza.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen
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#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen

 David Sapp wanted to be a photographer, but he didn't see where the money was.  David joins us to talk about his journey from making biscuits with his grandfather to becoming the cook in the house during high school, to now as Executive Chef at a Portland classic, Park Kitchen.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef (if any remain)here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

#GaryTheFoodie checks in with us for his October installment of Restaurant updates with a discussion of Sage Hen, Ippai, Musubi, Jacqueline, The Waiting Room, Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry, Mae, Bar Casa Vale and the new things going on at Accanto.

#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro
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#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro

Seamus Foran had to make a decision when Acadia Bistro was up for sale;  Leave, work for a possible new owner, or take the bull by the horns and become a restaurant owner.  Chef Foran talks about what went into that decision to buy one of Portland's great neighborhood haunts and how it's working out with so many new responsibilities.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves
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Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves

Mi Mero Mole's Nick Zukin is an authority when it comes to great Mexican food, and he sure gets around.  He shares  his PDX area faves that you must try.  Nick wouldn't steer you wrong.  This is a must-listen podcast if you're into Mexican food and want to go right to the front of the line.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan
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#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan

Earl Ninsom opened PaaDee to find his passion.  Then he took that to another step with one of Portland's most lauded restaurants, Langbaan.  Now he's hoping others realize their dreams with Hat Yai and Kim Jing Smokehouse.  We talked to Earl about his trajectory and place in Portland's food world.   Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee
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Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee

Julie Lee from 1859 Magazine stops in to talk to Cort and Chris about some of her favorite Portland vegan and vegetarian places. And some ideas on how to avoid the dreaded and RATF-forbidden word "Amazing."

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update
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Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update

Gary the Foodie joins Chris & Cort with his monthly update on new restaurant finds.  In PDX: Dame, Quaintrelle, Revelry & Tusk.  In Chicago: Oriole. In San Francisco: Green River. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar
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#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Greg Higgins planted his roots in the Portland culinary world long before the digital world, and the world of social media.  You don't see and hear Greg making the rounds on the internets and at events, so it really is an honor to have had Chef Higgins on our podcast.     Greg grew up in upstate New York, and upon landing in Portland, spent a few years at the helm of the Heathman kitchen before opening Higgins with his business partner Paul Mallory in 1994.  He can often be found tending his garden and traveling, expanding his knowledge and enjoyment of different cuisines.  Greg has a Beard award to his credit, and several books, too.  He's a sought after speaker when it comes to so many things having to do with slow food.   He's one of felder statesmen of our Portland food community, and we're glad to be able to share an hour with him.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam
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#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam

Suzanne Fuoco makes jam from the heart - with a literary slant.  Her other job was as a school nurse in the Portland Public School system.  She shares some thoughts about being a small batch artisan and how nutrition is an afterthought in Portland's schools.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares
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Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares

We thought we'd repeat our Episode #11 with Johanna Ware upon notice that she's closing smallwares as of 9/24. This heartbreaking announcement comes amidst other closures this year, which we discussed with Kurt Huffman on RATF back in January.  In this interview from March 2014, Chef Ware touches on some of the issues around her closing.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves
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SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves

With the bevy of new restaurant openings in Portland, we decided to check in with the one guy in town most likely to have sampled most of them. Here are Gary the Foodie's latest faves, along with a couple of Cort's and Chris' thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow
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#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow

Mark Bitterman is one of the world's foremost experts in a few areas, one of which is salt.  He stops in to sprinkle us with some interesting conversation about his books on the subject, being a selmelier, how bitters can stir the senses, and more.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes
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#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes

Ken Gordon, owner and Chef of Portland's Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, opened his first restaurant two blocks east of Thomas Keller in New York City in 1986. The two dined at each others' restaurants.  We cover one of their histories here, which includes the disappointment of microwaved corned beef, the joy of hand-sliced pastrami, why Portland isn't the best walking city in the country, and two offspring on exciting career paths.   http://www.kennyandzukes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips
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Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips

Host Chris Angelus loves his fish and chips, and has a few faves ranging 330 miles up and down the Pacific Northwest coast from Port Orford, OR to South Bend, WA.  He shares a half dozen,  but recommends three places he deems worthy of a day trip from Portland, for those who travel to eat well. One's a nice restaurant, another a dive, and last but not least, a food truck. Locations mentioned in this podcast include: Linda’s  - South Bend, WA Bowpicker - Astoria, OR Ecola Seafoods -  Cannon Beach, OR Old Oregon Smokehouse  - Rockaway, OR J’s - Lincoln City, OR Gracie’s Sea Hag - Depoe Bay, OR Local Ocean Seafoods - Newport, OR Geno’s Ocean Bleu - Newport, OR South Beach Fish Market - Newport, OR LunaSea - Yachats, OR Crazy Norwegian - Port Orford, OR This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex
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#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex

When Ken Forkish decided he wanted to become a baker, he became one of the best there is.  Now Portlanders not only flock to Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta and his latest, Trifecta Annex, but anyone can enjoy his work as a James Beard awarded cookbook author.  Ken stops by to talk baseball, dough, and more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro
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#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro

Chris feels that Lisa Schroeder should be cited as "Portland's Official Mother." Lisa visits the RATF studios to talk about the challenges of running a packed Portland culinary institution, especially in light of a the increased responsibilities she's taken on to provide love and care to her grandchildren. Lisa also shares some stories and grief of the loss of her beloved daughter, Stephanie.

Photo by Tim Sugden, About Face Magazine.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year
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Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year

Yes, Restaurants of the Year are usually about what's new.  We caught up with The Oregonian's Michael Russell to see how he thinks his ROY picks have stood the test of time. This week's Soundbite.

#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)
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#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)

Brian Spangler's ascension into the psyche of Portland through his acclaimed and loved pizza started with the dough, learning how to bake in northern California while in college.  That led him to buy an Oregon Farm, the Portland Farmers Market, a pub, and then to Hawthorne Blvd.  He shares his story and Chick Fil A sandwiches with us, which for this episode, includes his friend Janis Martin of Tanuki sitting in to join in the conversation. 

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)
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#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)

Janis Martin has an opinion or two, and we're glad she stopped into Right at the Fork to share a couple.  She'd really like you to know what Tanuki isn't, and is, before you step into the cauldron of Janis.  So listen up.  We warned you.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:| Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut
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#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut

Tres Shannon started Voodoo Doughnut with his partner Cat Daddy in 2003, and since then it's become an icon in the Portland food world. Now it's taking hold in other markets across the country. We have Tres on to talk doughnuts, music, and Portland, along with some Colorado thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird
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#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird

He's the co-owner and GM of two of Portland's best restaurants. Both going gratuity-free.  Andy discusses with Chris and Cort why that decision was made in response to changing wage laws.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive
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Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive

Michael Russell has been The Oregonian/Oregon Live's chief food critic since 2011. He recently made news by announcing that he will no longer strive to maintain his anonymity as part of being a reviewer.

In his first interview ever, we delve into the ins and outs of restaurant criticism with Mr. Russell, as well as some specific thoughts about Portland restaurants and its food scene.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks
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Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks

Hear about some of the newest, favorite vendors of Portland Farmers Market Director Trudy Toliver. We also talk about the new Portland Farmers Market cookbook by Ellen Jackson.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks
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Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks

Ataula Chef Jose Chesa went to culinary school in Barcelona at 15, and then worked his way through some great restaurants before leaving for Paris and the United States. Now he accompanies Portlanders on culinary adventures in Spain with our host Chris Angelus. Jose shares some of his favorite Barcelona dining suggestions in this podcast. 

Some of Chris' and Jose's suggested spots include: Bar Canete Bar Central Taperia Lolita Bravo Louis 1856 Can Jubany Disfrutar El Celler de Can Roca Pinoxto

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: www.CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin
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#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin

Han Ly Hwang owns Kim Jong Grillin food carts and some nationwide notoriety after two appearances on The Food Network's Chopped. The first of which he made on the heels of his only food cart having been destroyed by fire. That wasn't the first time Han overcame adversity to pull himself out of the trenches.  Hear how he navigated a rough childhood to become one of Portland, Oregon's beloved chefs. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And: PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market
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#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market

Trudy Tolliver runs one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country, Portland Farmers Market.  It encompasses seven different markets in Portland, and is an integral part of Portland's food scene.  Trudy joins Right at the Fork to talk about what the market means to Portland's community and shares some stories from decades of this wonderful market. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original
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#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original

Nate Snell attacks life with passion.  He knows Portland, music (especially in PDX), instruments, musical and timekeeping, donuts and chai,  We talk to half of the Pip's Original Team about how to approach a business starting from the seed of caring, giving and love, and watching it blossom.

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman
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Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman

Matt Eyman, Yelp's Community Director, joins Chris and Cort to share his and the Yelp Community's favorite places to satisfy the munchies. They're great choices, whether or not you've just ingested, smoked or vaped our new legal product. Find out more about Portland Food Adventures and Chris' upcoming European trips at www.portlandfoodadventures.com. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar
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#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar

They met, they shucked, they moved.  And now Maylin Chavez and Melissa Mayer have opened Olympia Oyster Bar in Portland. We talk about their passions and what drives them. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)
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#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)

Justin Woodward has risen to the top of the pack as Executive Chef at Castagna.  He stopped in with one of his biggest fans, Gary the Foodie, to talk about his focus in becoming one of only two 2016 Portland James Beard Best Chef Northwest finalists. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves
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Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves

Places discussed in this episode include:PIZZA:Pizza JerkHandsome Pizza (on Killingsworth)MEXICAN:Santo DomingoAngel Food & FunBRUNCH:Old SaltExpatriateBeastMuscadineHunnymilkPOP-UPS:Mae (inside Old Salt)NE SANDY BLVD:The Bake ShopDu's GrillALBERTA:AviaryNatural SelectionZilla Sake HouseKim Jong Grillin'Tonalli's (for Donuts)Akasaru RamenSwiss HibiscusMusic: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#77 Micah Camden - Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Boxer Ramen
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#77 Micah Camden - Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Boxer Ramen

Micah Camden joins us to talk about the trajectory of Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts, his welfare cheddar childhood, and how he learned to make it from felon to Portland food superstar.

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#76 Damian Magista - Bee Local - Eating Bugs in Cambodia
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#76 Damian Magista - Bee Local - Eating Bugs in Cambodia

Damian Magista of Bee Local Honey tells us about his journey to check out giant bees in Cambodia and eating bugs on the way.

Check out Damian's article in CRAFT by Under My Host here:http://www.joomag.com/mag/0827504001456854213?page=110 And his website: www.damianmagista.comInstagram: @damianmagista

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Food Cart Update Spring '16 with Brett Burmeister
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Soundbite - Food Cart Update Spring '16 with Brett Burmeister

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland gives us his Spring update of carts to try.  Plus, a little time spent @homebarpdx

#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic
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#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic

Oregonian Food Critic Michael Russell joins us along with #garythefoodie to discuss his Top 40 list for 2017. Hear what went into the thought process and a lively discussion about the rankings and how this list will differ from Restaurant of the Year.

Check out Michael's list here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-best-restaurants/2017/09/portlands_40_best_restaurants.html

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

 

 

Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food
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Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food

One of our favorite bloggers, Pechluck Laskey, @pechluck of Pechluck's Food Adventures, stops in to clue us in to the tasty research she's done on one of her favorite topics in Portland, beer.  Oh yes, and where to imbibe and enjoy great food with it.   This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com   Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue
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#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue

On the heels of a fire that caused Aaron Franklin's famed Austin restaurant to rebuild for a few months, the storied barbecue king talks about learning about barbecue as a kid and his perception of his craft that his parents never had.

A little politics, and we talk business: Why he won't open another Franklin Barbecue, sourcing his meat for his brisket, and what the Visa commercial he did bought him, and why he did it. And also, you know, the usual stuff, like Obama visiting your restaurant.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017
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Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017

Feast Porland 2017 is just days away, and who better to talk about it than co-founder Mike Thelin.

Hear what he's excited about, what events are still available, and how you can support local and national relief efforts for fires and floods.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com

#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable
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#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

We serve you up Part 1 of our interview with Aaron Franklin of Austin's Franklin BBQ. Aaron's iconic spot in Austin sustained a fire in late August. We talk to Aaron about that unfortunate accident--how it happened and what's in store, as well as his and others' decisions as to whether to attend Feast Portland in 2017.

Also, we thought, based on the sad restaurant closings in Portland this year, we'd revisit our January 2016 interview with restaurateur Kurt Huffman in A Ristretto Roasters Classic, in which Kurt proclaimed the coming year would be "restaurant Armageddon" in Portland. You can judge whether that occurred for yourself, but Mr. Huffman had some poignant insights into what was about to transpire in Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot
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#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot

Adam Robinson joins us on the heels of a noble effort in the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. It's been quite a journey from his early days in TV production in New York to now mixing some of Portland's best cocktails with his anchor laid down at Deadshot.

Adam talks about what's on the horizon and the changes planned for that popular pop up, how he imagines his recipes and how best to cut off a heavy alcohol consumer.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

August was a busy month for Gary the Foodie. This month Gary visited:

The Crown Les Caves Navarre Langbaan Mini Crawl: Gabagool & Tomale Boy Holdfast and more!

Shout outs from Chris this month include: La Lena The Crown (white clam on Fridays and Saturdays) Avenue Coffee Mediterranean Exploration Company Homegrown Smoker Expatriate

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk
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#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz joins us to talk about his Connecticut upbringing on the outskirts of Bridgeport, his days at Ripe, where a crew of young chefs set the tone for the Portland food scene to come, as well as his love of music.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA
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#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Roasters coffee check out our interview with Geoff Latham of Nicky USA from 2014.

If you've eaten delicious game in a Portland restaurant, chances are you have Geoff Latham to thank.

Mentioned in this episode: www.nickyusa.com/wag www.restaurantbeck.com/ www.oxpdx.com/ www.departureportland.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ www.lincolnpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants
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Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants

Gary Okazaki shares his favorite San Francisco area restaurants with us.  The city in which he dines more than any other except Portland is ranked based on many visits, and feature his top 20, as well as ranking those restaurants against our best of Portland.   Listen to have a comprehensive list next time you're looking for elevated, fine dining in The Bay Area.   Gary's list: (First number is rank in Bay Area, second number is number it would be in Portland)   1,1 ) Manresa  2, 1) Saison  3, 1) Benu  4, 1) Coi 5, 1) Atelier Crenn  6, 1) In Situ   7, 2) Quince  8, 2) Single Thread  9, 2) Commis   10, 2) Mourad  11, 2) Nightbird  12, 3) Commonwealth  13, 3) Californios  14, 3) Acquerello  15, 4) Mister Jiu's  16, 4) Aster  17, 4) Liholiho Yacht Club  18, 4) Cala  19, 5) Sons and Daughters  20, 5) Healdsburg SHED  21, 6) Rich Table  22, 6) Cotogna   23, 6) The Bywater  24, 6) Caminio  25, 6) Campton Place  26, 7) Alta  27, 8) Trestle  28, 8) The Lexington House    Bakeries: Manresa Bread Patisserie   Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com   Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken
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#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken

Laurelhurst Market's Executive Chef Ben Bettinger joins us to talk about work/life balance now that he has a son, approaching the fire at Big's Chicken and the future of that business, and his three Food Network victories. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180
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#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180

The dynamic couple behind Ataula, 180 and the recently retooled Chesa join us to talk about the reasons and hard process of closing Chesa as a restaurant.  We discuss the importance of Jose's father in his life and how he views parenthood as a result. Also, how Jose winds down after a long day and night of service. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

From a Dive Bar Crawl, to Brunches… July was a busy month for @garythefoodie.   Here's what Gary covered this month: Langbaan Castagna Zilla Sake (on NE Alberta) XLB Duck House (near PSU) Jacqueline’s Brunch Verdigris’s Brunch   Proud Mary Mian (in the Renata parking lot) The Slammer B-Side Tavern My Father’s Place Star Bar Hanigan’s (The Vern) Shout outs from Chris include: Southfork, Paiche and Homegrown Smoker. Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor
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#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor

It's the same old story. Brooklyn boy's mother decides to move to New Mexico to be a cattle rancher. Boy deprived, relegated to Pizza Hut.  Goes into pizza depression. Gets a job at a pizza place and learns his passion. Gets married, works at several Portland restaurants, wife suggests he's happiest when making pizza. Opens yet ANOTHER restaurant on Division Street, Scottie's Pizza Parlor. Then delivers white clam pizza to whining podcast host. Interview commences.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot
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#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters. Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee check out our interview with Leather Storrs again from 2015.   Leather is one of our favorite people, doesn't pull any punches, and he happens to be a damn good chef.  He also tells us he's going to have his own podcast pretty soon, and we're sure he's going to invite Chris and Cort.  Right? It's time to get REAL, Portland.  Straight talk from chef/writer/radio host, Leather Storrs. Mentioned in this episode: www.noblerotpdx.com/ oxpdx.com/ www.imperialpdx.com/ thebentbrick.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-82nd/111003915629494 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powells-Seafood-Restaurant/117581998268192?fref=ts preampizza.com/ lardosandwiches.com/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update
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Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland (and Home, a Bar) sits in with us to update us on some new favorite food carts in Portland. Is it Bow Picker? Or Bow Picker? Is the world ready for the sushi burrito? Take a tour with Brett by connecting with him here: http://www.foodcartsportland.com/tours/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose
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#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose

Daniel Mondok joins us on the podcast.  Daniel takes us on his journey from his first love of the restaurant business and some of his loves, to his interview with Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.  Daniel has one of the deepest resumes of Portland chefs, earning high acclaim at his own Sel Gris, Genoa, the opening of ambitious Paulee to his current position at Raven and Rose, which he now calls home. He speaks with adoration for his time at the historic restaurant and the relationship he has with colleages Lisa Mygrant and David Shenaut (with an S.)

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw
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#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw mastermind Owner Kim Malek joins is to discuss mellienials, rapid growth, how the current political climate affects her business and her multiracial family. Listen in to hear what's made Salt & Straw so successful.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal
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#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Jason French.  We cover it all in this show. Politics, chefdom, Portland, truffles. To know Jason French is to understand the essence of Portland cuisine.

Mentioned in this episode: nedluddpdx.com/ www.oregontrufflefestival.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bollywoodtheaterpdx.com/ blog.sweedeedee.com/ www.nelcentro.com/ www.yelp.com/biz_photos/cedos-f…and-gyros-portland www.facebook.com/lacocinapdx www.smallwarespdx.com/ www.nuvrei.com/ www.olympicprovisions.com/ www.navarreportland.com/ www.davenportpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

@garythefoodie checks in with us with a prolific group of new and established restaurants, along with some tips on doing a proper restaurant crawl. Or ten. 

  Chris proclaims his decade long ongoing rant and quest for a proper white clam pizza in Portland is officially over, after visiting The Crown.    Here's what Gary covered for you this month:   Wasabi Sushi  Can Font King Leroy  Ferne and Holly  OxBox at Ox Higgins  Farm Spirit  Santo Domingo Taqueria  Toffee Club Jim and Patty's Coffee House Kachka  Bunk Bar at Wonder Ballroom  RingSide Steakhouse  Enat Kitchen

 

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta
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#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta

Javier Canteras' roots are planted in Madrid, but now he's blossoming as a chef at Urdaneta, the sweet Alberta Street restaurant he owns with his wife, Jael.  He's putting out some of the most interesting food in Portland now, which was not his original goal when moving here from Oklahoma to take part in Portland's music scene.  He stops by to talk about Spain, life in the midwest, and where you can find him playing his guitar at his Portland gigs.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer
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#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer

Alan Weiner joins us to tell us about his journey from a boy in Iowa to a long-time contracted NY Times photographer based in Atlanta, to Portland, where he has established himself as a premiere freelance food photographer.  Alan shares with us some of the most incredible assignments he had for the NY Times, from political unrest in the USA and Russia to the '96 Olympics and political conventions and even hurricane disasters.  Alan met his wife Pam on a plane flight from Portland, and then serendipity had her ask him to do a simple food shoot for her, and he was off to the races in his newfound niche.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation
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#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation

On the heels of the controversy set forth upon the closing of Kooks Burritos, a "shit list" was published that listed over 60 Portland restaurants owned by white people, along with suggestions of People of Color-owned businesses that should be frequented instead.

Nick Zukin's Mi Mero Mole appeared on the list of businesses that people should avoid.

Carlo Lamagna, an American-born Filipino, who is Executive Chef at Clyde Common and the future Magna, recently opened and subsequently closed a taco restaurant with a white partner.

We asked them to join us to for a discussion of the list and cultural appropriation in general.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams
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Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams

Fried Chicken has become a thing in Portland now.  So our friend Doug Adams, whose Imperial Fried Chicken first caught the attention of the Top Chef Nation, drops in to the Right at the Fork studios to share with us a few of his favorites when it comes to dropping the bird into the fryer, and slamming it down on a plate. We look forward to seeing what he's got planned for Bullard's opening in 2018.

Among those featured:

Country Cat: www.thecountrycat.net Mae: www.maepdx.com Han Oak: www.hanoakpdx.comGeorge's Corner Tavern Fryer Tuck Chicken: www.fryertuckportlandfriedchicken.com Superbite (for the Nashville Hot Cauliflower): www.superbitepdx.com Hat Yai: www.hatyaipdx.com

Outside of Portland: Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin: www.lucysfriedchicken.com Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville: www.princeshotchicken.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland
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#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland

​Mike Thelin ​considers himself a champion of chefs and the bounty of Oregon.  His storied career has taken him from Scappoose, OR to New York and other continents, and now back home to Oregon, where he's in his sixth year co-producing Feast Portland.  While Mike has been a huge factor in helping promote Portland as a premiere food city, we wanted to hear more about Mike than we usually do, and we did.  We also got a taste of what's to come at Feast in September (tix on sale early June at feastportland.com), and a little talk of the first year of Hot Luck, the food and music festival that kicked off just before this podcast begins streaming.  Also, some of what has been learned about Pine Street Market.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions
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#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions

Elias Cairo joins us on a meaty podcast. He takes us on this journey from working at his family's restaurants in Utah to Switzerland, where his apprenticeship there gave him a base of knowledge to hone his skills at places like Castagna in Portland. Eli takes us through some of the challenges and his personal joys of establishing Olympia Provisions, the USA's only USDA certified salami production facility.  We also talk about his other business interests. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

It's been a nice dining month in Portland for both @garythfoodie and host Chris Angelus. 

  In this episode, you'll hear discussion about:   Aviary Renata  Tusk Chalino  Astral PDX Departure  Castagna Roe Ray Lovely's Fifty-Fifty Conin Urdaneta (and a PFA there on 8/9/17) Firehouse Higgins Guero Fifty Licks  MacGregors in Manzanita  La Cabana D Raya in Astoria    Episode image at Applebee's with Han Oak's Peter Cho and his wife Sun and photographer Zoe Ching, which, for some reason, Gary didn't bring up. Check @foodpodcast @garythefoodie Instagrams for more.  

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty
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#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty

Once again, another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.   Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Lovely's Fifty-Fifty's Sarah Minnick.  This one from 2015, where we talk a lot of pizza, thriving in business with family members, and what Portland was like for Sarah growing up in the city.   Photo: Aaron Lee

Mentioned in this episode: www.lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.apizzascholls.com/ www.handsomepizza.com/ www.kensartisan.com/ www.nostrana.com/ www.pyropizzacart.com/ www.avagenes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.
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#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.

One of Portland's most successful restaurateurs, John Gorham, joins us to talk about his trajectory from North Carolina and Virginia to Portland, via San Francisco and elsewhere. Did he get into trouble? Listen in.  We talk about La Ruta PDX in July, too.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Portland Tartares
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Soundbite - Portland Tartares

Freelance Writer Chad Walsh joins Chris for a protein binge crawl: Six beef tartares in one night, which would not have been possible without two enthusiastic crashers, Natalia Toral and Tami Wood. While the criteria started out as steak tartares as menu staples only, Chris and Chad come to the conclusion that great tartare doesn't have to be beef.

  Mentioned in and sampled for this incredibly important research:   Ataula Paley's Place St. Jack Jackrabbit Little Bird Bistro Laurelhurst Market Bible Club Toro Bravo   

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comZupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork
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#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork

One of Erika Polmar's missions is to instill in people an appreciation for where their food comes from.  So it's no wonder that the woman who's been curating and producing wonderful farm dinners with Portland's best chefs and area wines was the daughter of scientists.   Erika joins us to talk about her experiences from childhood to farm to table as she embarks on year 14 of Plate & Pitchfork.  Oh, and there's that little thing about selling sex ads in Willy Week.  

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare
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#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare

Kelly Cox is always on a journey. From her small town upbringing in Missouri, to NYC to now exploring the globe with her TV show, Original Fare, on which she's looking for real food and the stories behind it.  We hear how her vices have helped guide and advance her career and life. And a few other morsels of wisdom. 

Check out episodes of Original Fare here: www.theoriginalfare.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie joins us once again for his April spotlight on Portland, whereby he uses some excellent adjectives to talk about his visits to the following:   Jackrabbit Chalino Han Oak (running food!) Beastling Fimbul Shipwreck Urdaneta Jolie Laide   Chris mentions visits to Xico, BYH Burgers and Guero.

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/ 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#117 Trent Pierce - Roe
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#117 Trent Pierce - Roe

Trent Pierce talks about how his speakeasy style restaurant, Roe, sprung from his desire to maximize the space he had on Division, and to remake Fin.  Now he embarks on re-imagining and rebuilding Roe in new space, essentially Fin 3.0.  He also brought his guitar along to entertain us. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks
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#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks

Ristretto Roasters (www.rrpdx.com) presents this classic Right at the Fork episode: Back in December 2014, when this episode was originally released, Right at the Fork kicked off the holidays with the sweetness of Chad Draizin, master ice cream creator at Fifty Licks. Mentioned in this episode: www.avagenes.com/ www.tastyntasty.com/ www.grainandgristle.com/ www.broderpdx.com/ www.cricketcafepdx.com/ www.nightlightlounge.net/ www.facebook.com/Soksabbai This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites
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Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites

Chef Ethan Stowell, chef/owner of 15 restaurants in Seattle, holds a treasure trove of knowledge of food information about his city.  We asked him to reel off some of his hidden gems that keep him going back.  Are we going to share them all in these shownotes?  Hell no. You've got to listen. This is a podcast, after all.  But we'll serve  you up an appetizer:   Chef loves Cafe Campagne for cassoulet Monsoon for dim sum And he swears by the croissant at Cafe Besalu.   Listen intently for about a dozen more suggestions.   And we highly suggest you find Right at the Fork episode #110 to hear a full hour with Ethan, where he talks about some of the challenges and benefits Seattle enjoys over Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich
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#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich

Melissa McMillan started making "sammitch"es because she said she couldn't find anything in Ashland to satisfy her Chicago pastrami food sensibilities.   We talk about her roots and how her tree has blossomed now to include Sammich in Ashland, to her Pastrami Zombie food cart in Portland, and where she plans to go from here.  Plus, Chris makes a bet with Melissa about whose team will go further this year, his Mets or her Cubbies.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary checks in once again to share thoughts on his latest adventures and crawls in Portland dining, including Duck House, Kings Bakery, JolieLade, Rue, Davenport, Bar Casa Vale, Chalino and once again, Coquine. Chris and Cort add anecdotes about visits to BYH Burgers, Higgins and Wares.   Right at the Fork's Monthly Gary the Foodie updates are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! Check her out at: www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/     503-349-7890  @luluhotsauce

#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin
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#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin

Ryan Csansky is a local product who became interested in the cocktail world while working at Wildwood behind the bar.  He took the slow path to honing his craft, and now has a beautiful distillery where Aria Gin calls home on NW 23rd in Portland. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak
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#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak

From an early age, Peter Cho developed an intuitive grasp of cooking from his Korean immigrant mother. In 2005, with no culinary training, Peter walked into April Bloomfield's Spotted Pig, and started his career. His latest venture, Han Oak, is a prix-fixe Korean barbecue restaurant, merging classic Korean flavors and local ingredients and inventive western techniques.  Peter will also discuss why he doesn't like Han Oak to be called a restaurant, and his recent James Beard nomination.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking
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Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking

Erik Wolf of the FoodTrekking World Conference talks about some of the most popular travel destinations if food is the main item on the docket, as well as some sleepers you may want to consider. http://www.foodtrekkingworld.org/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit
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#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit

We had the chance to sit down and talk with Chris DiMinno as he prepared to open the much-anticipated Jackrabbit, the next chapter in his chef life. We talk about what a large undertaking that is, how Chris Cosentino tapped him to be the chef, and how his passion for biking came about. And how many bikes does he own? Listen in.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room
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#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room

We revisit our December, 2015 interview with Maya Lovelace of Mae.  Since this interview, Maya's Mae pop-up has become a force in Portland dining.  Tickets to her weekly dinners are scooped up in minutes.  She can now lay claim to a coveted James Beard Award nomination as Rising Star Chef in the USA.And since we recorded this, she was named EaterPDX's Chef of the Year, among a host of accolades and accomplishments. We talk to Maya about her roots on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the ghosts in the room, and the art of putting on a show.

Mentioned in this episode: www.maepdx.com/ www.huskrestaurant.com/ tanukipdx.com/ kachkapdx.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bithousesaloon.com/ purespicerestaurant.com/ www.mekharestaurants.com/ www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-8…/111003915629494

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary The Glutton, formerly known as Gary the Foodie, tells us what the hell happened to his social media accounts.  Then, as usual, Gary does his monthly recap of places he's gone, including some new, and some old.  Gary Okazaki is known for hitting a half dozen restaurants in a day, both in Portland and on his culinary adventures to great food cities internationally. If you're looking for Gary's Instagram updates, they can now be found at @foodpodcastpdx or at his Flicker account, @GarytheGlutton Hosts Chris and Cort jump in with some of their recent dining adventures as well.  Our monthly updates are always a good listen if you're looking for good ideas for Portland dining, with an occasional out of state spot of Gary's. Mentioned in this episode: Wares at the Zipper Stacked Sandwich Shop Han Oak The Ramen Shop (Oakland) Castagna Nodoguro Superbite Guero No. 1 Burger Stevens Pip's Original Shizuku by Chef Naoko Hat Yai Jeka's BBQ Olympia Provisions Taylor Railworks Friday Night Market This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer
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#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer

Damian Magista joins us again to discuss his change from Portland honey maven to the cannabis world with his new venture, Annata. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens
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#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens

Don Salamone, like many others, landed in Portland because of its cost of entry as a chef.  Armed with a solid work ethic and a resume that included stops at Michelin-starred restaurants, he opened a food cart, Burger Stevens.  We talk about what Michael Russell's glowing review meant to him, how he came up with that name, and where Don's sights are set. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.
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#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.

One of the Northwest's most prominent and successful chefs checks in with us on operating a restaurant group in Seattle. We talk about wage laws and policies, how Seattle differs from Portland from a business standpoint, balance as a chef, and his inspirations for his 15 restaurants. Stay tuned for his Soundbite on his favorite hidden gems in the Emerald City.

www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks
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Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks

Portland Food Writer Heather Arndt Anderson springboards from her book serving up the the history of chilies to our food world here in Portland. Heather, Chris and Cort discuss heat levels and some of Portland's finest places to feel that heat.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#109 Jasper Shen - XLB
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#109 Jasper Shen - XLB

Portland fast-casual newbie XLB Chef and owner Jasper Shen joins us to talk about the road that went from being taught by a dishwasher how to chop onions, to coming to Portland to open Aviary without ever having spent a day in the city, to his new venture serving the food he first enjoyed as a child.  And many things in between. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters
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#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters

The dynamic duo of Din Johnson and Nancy Rommelmann join us to discuss how Ristretto Roasters came to be, the process of growth that lead to five Portland locations, and how they've worked together to support their careers.  We also hear if Din had to choose between McDonald's Coffee and Starbucks, where he'd go.  Find Ristretto at rrpdx.com

Nancy's latest book, "To the Bridge," an investigation the case of Amanda Stott-Smith, who in 2009 dropped her two young children from a bridge in Portland, will be published by Little A in 2018. nancyromm.com 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary begins the year with bountiful list of places he's visited to straddle the years with a focus on the Mississippi District.  He also shares some of his favorite online stores where he's bought Michelin-starred food, including having loaves of bread shipped overnight from Manresa Bread.  And jam to go with it.

Discussed this month:

Oyatsupan Taste of Sichuan Tiffin Asha Maya Erickson of Langbaan, Paadee, Hat Yai and Kim Jong's Grillhouse Olympia Oyster Bar Quaintrelle Interurban Prost Inna Jam Manresa Bread  Momofuku Milk Bar

Follow Gary @garythefoodie on Instagram

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman
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#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman

We had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Alexander, who published a 3-part series on the Restaurant Bubble recently on Thrillist.com -- reporting on the factors converging to create big problems for restaurants all over the US.  From a glut of talent and investment money, with a dearth of resources to staff kitchens properly, there aren't enough eaters and cooks out there to support this explosion.  Local restaurateur Kurt Huffman offers his perspectives regarding celebrity chefs, labor pools, compensation and tipping policies, as we once again delve into the challenges facing the industry.  San Francisco's Jim Angelus shares his recent experiences at his Bacon Bacon franchise, and how smaller might be more manageable and profitable. For reference in this podcast: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/american-restaurant-industry-bubble-burst www.baconbaconsf.com chefstablegroup.com This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#106 Dana Frank - Dame
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#106 Dana Frank - Dame

Dana Frank is recognized as one of Portland's most celebrated sommeliers. Her wine list at Ava Gene's were recognized by Food and Wine as one of the best in the country.  With the opening of Dame, she seized the opportunity to showcase natural wines in the unique setting she and partner Jane Smith created. We talk about that opening. Dana also lets Chris off the hook for not being head over heels for her passion. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon
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#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon

Jesse Card left Portland in a Plymouth Valiant at 18 and lied his way into a job at a New Jersey Outback Steakhouse.  Now he's back, and he's surrounded himself with people he trusts as the best in the biz at Bit House Saloon, generating lots of loyals and a host of press accolades.  Jesse talks about his first drink, out-of-his-league girls and the plan moving forward at Bit House Saloon.

his episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman
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#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman

Part 2 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show concludes the conversation Chris and Cort had with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie, discussing what things they're looking forward to the most in 2017, what chefs are rising stars, tipping policies and much, much more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie
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#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie

Part 1 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show finds Chris and Cort talking with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie about their most memorable meals of 2016.  Other things discussed: Biggest surprises of the year, things that changed the most, and much, much more! This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his December Restaurant Update.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup
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#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup

We first got to know Chris Onstad when he was the restaurant critic for the Portland Mercury.  In 2012, he left that gig to start making great tasting soda to satisfy what he saw was a dearth of delicious opportunities for people who cared about their food experiences, but weren't partaking in anything with alcohol. That's led to a line of syrups catering to the retail and industry markets.  Now Chris is poised to jump into the cannabis world.  Listen to hear about his Portland journey. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations
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Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations

Tracey Trudeau, in charge of buying food books at Powell's, provides some excellent ideas for gifting cookbooks this holiday. We expand beyond Portland to some out of Seattle as well.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas
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#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas

Oswaldo Bibiano's eyes and palate opened up when he saw Acapulco as a viable avenue to move beyond his small town roots in the little Mexican town of Guerrero. We talk about that journey from there to his first interview with David Machado at Pazzo in Portland, and learning new skills fast.  We discuss Autentica and touch on his plans for something new in 2017 where he thinks will be the most exciting area for restaurant growth in the future. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking
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Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking

Missy Maki of KPAM's Simple Kitchen shares her preferred spots for Girls' Nights Out. (Drinking, of course.) This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his November faves, including his challenges getting into Afuri. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants
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#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants

David Machado was one of our favorite guests.  He's helmed Portland's most important restaurants, among them The Heathman and Pazzo.  We talk a bit about those days and why hotel restaurants are his thing, generally speaking.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#99 Doug Adams - Bullard
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#99 Doug Adams - Bullard

Doug Adams has made quite a name for himself in Portland. We talk to him about his roots in Texas, college days in Montana, getting a job at Lucier, his relationship with Vitaly Paley and how he parlayed that to a Top Chef appearance and his own new restaurant coming in 2017, Bullard.

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot
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#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot

Will Preisch and Joel Stocks set out to showcase their culinary talents in a different way. Holdfast Dining set the bar for many pop-ups to follow, and now the duo has stretched their creative muscles even more with their Monday night bar pop-up, Deadshot.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local
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#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local

The romance that sprouted while working together in California brought Jenny Nickolaus to Portland to open The American Local three years ago with Chris Whaley, whom she later married in their restaurant.  We talked to her about that journey and her kitchen cabinets.​  And oh yeah, pizza.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen
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#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen

 David Sapp wanted to be a photographer, but he didn't see where the money was.  David joins us to talk about his journey from making biscuits with his grandfather to becoming the cook in the house during high school, to now as Executive Chef at a Portland classic, Park Kitchen.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef (if any remain)here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

#GaryTheFoodie checks in with us for his October installment of Restaurant updates with a discussion of Sage Hen, Ippai, Musubi, Jacqueline, The Waiting Room, Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry, Mae, Bar Casa Vale and the new things going on at Accanto.

#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro
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#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro

Seamus Foran had to make a decision when Acadia Bistro was up for sale;  Leave, work for a possible new owner, or take the bull by the horns and become a restaurant owner.  Chef Foran talks about what went into that decision to buy one of Portland's great neighborhood haunts and how it's working out with so many new responsibilities.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves
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Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves

Mi Mero Mole's Nick Zukin is an authority when it comes to great Mexican food, and he sure gets around.  He shares  his PDX area faves that you must try.  Nick wouldn't steer you wrong.  This is a must-listen podcast if you're into Mexican food and want to go right to the front of the line.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan
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#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan

Earl Ninsom opened PaaDee to find his passion.  Then he took that to another step with one of Portland's most lauded restaurants, Langbaan.  Now he's hoping others realize their dreams with Hat Yai and Kim Jing Smokehouse.  We talked to Earl about his trajectory and place in Portland's food world.   Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee
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Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee

Julie Lee from 1859 Magazine stops in to talk to Cort and Chris about some of her favorite Portland vegan and vegetarian places. And some ideas on how to avoid the dreaded and RATF-forbidden word "Amazing."

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update
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Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update

Gary the Foodie joins Chris & Cort with his monthly update on new restaurant finds.  In PDX: Dame, Quaintrelle, Revelry & Tusk.  In Chicago: Oriole. In San Francisco: Green River. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar
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#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Greg Higgins planted his roots in the Portland culinary world long before the digital world, and the world of social media.  You don't see and hear Greg making the rounds on the internets and at events, so it really is an honor to have had Chef Higgins on our podcast.     Greg grew up in upstate New York, and upon landing in Portland, spent a few years at the helm of the Heathman kitchen before opening Higgins with his business partner Paul Mallory in 1994.  He can often be found tending his garden and traveling, expanding his knowledge and enjoyment of different cuisines.  Greg has a Beard award to his credit, and several books, too.  He's a sought after speaker when it comes to so many things having to do with slow food.   He's one of felder statesmen of our Portland food community, and we're glad to be able to share an hour with him.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam
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#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam

Suzanne Fuoco makes jam from the heart - with a literary slant.  Her other job was as a school nurse in the Portland Public School system.  She shares some thoughts about being a small batch artisan and how nutrition is an afterthought in Portland's schools.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares
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Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares

We thought we'd repeat our Episode #11 with Johanna Ware upon notice that she's closing smallwares as of 9/24. This heartbreaking announcement comes amidst other closures this year, which we discussed with Kurt Huffman on RATF back in January.  In this interview from March 2014, Chef Ware touches on some of the issues around her closing.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves
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SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves

With the bevy of new restaurant openings in Portland, we decided to check in with the one guy in town most likely to have sampled most of them. Here are Gary the Foodie's latest faves, along with a couple of Cort's and Chris' thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow
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#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow

Mark Bitterman is one of the world's foremost experts in a few areas, one of which is salt.  He stops in to sprinkle us with some interesting conversation about his books on the subject, being a selmelier, how bitters can stir the senses, and more.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes
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#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes

Ken Gordon, owner and Chef of Portland's Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, opened his first restaurant two blocks east of Thomas Keller in New York City in 1986. The two dined at each others' restaurants.  We cover one of their histories here, which includes the disappointment of microwaved corned beef, the joy of hand-sliced pastrami, why Portland isn't the best walking city in the country, and two offspring on exciting career paths.   http://www.kennyandzukes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips
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Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips

Host Chris Angelus loves his fish and chips, and has a few faves ranging 330 miles up and down the Pacific Northwest coast from Port Orford, OR to South Bend, WA.  He shares a half dozen,  but recommends three places he deems worthy of a day trip from Portland, for those who travel to eat well. One's a nice restaurant, another a dive, and last but not least, a food truck. Locations mentioned in this podcast include: Linda’s  - South Bend, WA Bowpicker - Astoria, OR Ecola Seafoods -  Cannon Beach, OR Old Oregon Smokehouse  - Rockaway, OR J’s - Lincoln City, OR Gracie’s Sea Hag - Depoe Bay, OR Local Ocean Seafoods - Newport, OR Geno’s Ocean Bleu - Newport, OR South Beach Fish Market - Newport, OR LunaSea - Yachats, OR Crazy Norwegian - Port Orford, OR This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex
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#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex

When Ken Forkish decided he wanted to become a baker, he became one of the best there is.  Now Portlanders not only flock to Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta and his latest, Trifecta Annex, but anyone can enjoy his work as a James Beard awarded cookbook author.  Ken stops by to talk baseball, dough, and more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro
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#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro

Chris feels that Lisa Schroeder should be cited as "Portland's Official Mother." Lisa visits the RATF studios to talk about the challenges of running a packed Portland culinary institution, especially in light of a the increased responsibilities she's taken on to provide love and care to her grandchildren. Lisa also shares some stories and grief of the loss of her beloved daughter, Stephanie.

Photo by Tim Sugden, About Face Magazine.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year
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Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year

Yes, Restaurants of the Year are usually about what's new.  We caught up with The Oregonian's Michael Russell to see how he thinks his ROY picks have stood the test of time. This week's Soundbite.

#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)
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#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)

Brian Spangler's ascension into the psyche of Portland through his acclaimed and loved pizza started with the dough, learning how to bake in northern California while in college.  That led him to buy an Oregon Farm, the Portland Farmers Market, a pub, and then to Hawthorne Blvd.  He shares his story and Chick Fil A sandwiches with us, which for this episode, includes his friend Janis Martin of Tanuki sitting in to join in the conversation. 

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)
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#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)

Janis Martin has an opinion or two, and we're glad she stopped into Right at the Fork to share a couple.  She'd really like you to know what Tanuki isn't, and is, before you step into the cauldron of Janis.  So listen up.  We warned you.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:| Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut
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#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut

Tres Shannon started Voodoo Doughnut with his partner Cat Daddy in 2003, and since then it's become an icon in the Portland food world. Now it's taking hold in other markets across the country. We have Tres on to talk doughnuts, music, and Portland, along with some Colorado thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird
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#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird

He's the co-owner and GM of two of Portland's best restaurants. Both going gratuity-free.  Andy discusses with Chris and Cort why that decision was made in response to changing wage laws.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive
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Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive

Michael Russell has been The Oregonian/Oregon Live's chief food critic since 2011. He recently made news by announcing that he will no longer strive to maintain his anonymity as part of being a reviewer.

In his first interview ever, we delve into the ins and outs of restaurant criticism with Mr. Russell, as well as some specific thoughts about Portland restaurants and its food scene.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks
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Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks

Hear about some of the newest, favorite vendors of Portland Farmers Market Director Trudy Toliver. We also talk about the new Portland Farmers Market cookbook by Ellen Jackson.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks
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Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks

Ataula Chef Jose Chesa went to culinary school in Barcelona at 15, and then worked his way through some great restaurants before leaving for Paris and the United States. Now he accompanies Portlanders on culinary adventures in Spain with our host Chris Angelus. Jose shares some of his favorite Barcelona dining suggestions in this podcast. 

Some of Chris' and Jose's suggested spots include: Bar Canete Bar Central Taperia Lolita Bravo Louis 1856 Can Jubany Disfrutar El Celler de Can Roca Pinoxto

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: www.CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin
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#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin

Han Ly Hwang owns Kim Jong Grillin food carts and some nationwide notoriety after two appearances on The Food Network's Chopped. The first of which he made on the heels of his only food cart having been destroyed by fire. That wasn't the first time Han overcame adversity to pull himself out of the trenches.  Hear how he navigated a rough childhood to become one of Portland, Oregon's beloved chefs. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And: PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market
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#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market

Trudy Tolliver runs one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country, Portland Farmers Market.  It encompasses seven different markets in Portland, and is an integral part of Portland's food scene.  Trudy joins Right at the Fork to talk about what the market means to Portland's community and shares some stories from decades of this wonderful market. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original
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#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original

Nate Snell attacks life with passion.  He knows Portland, music (especially in PDX), instruments, musical and timekeeping, donuts and chai,  We talk to half of the Pip's Original Team about how to approach a business starting from the seed of caring, giving and love, and watching it blossom.

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman
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Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman

Matt Eyman, Yelp's Community Director, joins Chris and Cort to share his and the Yelp Community's favorite places to satisfy the munchies. They're great choices, whether or not you've just ingested, smoked or vaped our new legal product. Find out more about Portland Food Adventures and Chris' upcoming European trips at www.portlandfoodadventures.com. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar
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#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar

They met, they shucked, they moved.  And now Maylin Chavez and Melissa Mayer have opened Olympia Oyster Bar in Portland. We talk about their passions and what drives them. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)
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#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)

Justin Woodward has risen to the top of the pack as Executive Chef at Castagna.  He stopped in with one of his biggest fans, Gary the Foodie, to talk about his focus in becoming one of only two 2016 Portland James Beard Best Chef Northwest finalists. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves
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Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves

Places discussed in this episode include:PIZZA:Pizza JerkHandsome Pizza (on Killingsworth)MEXICAN:Santo DomingoAngel Food & FunBRUNCH:Old SaltExpatriateBeastMuscadineHunnymilkPOP-UPS:Mae (inside Old Salt)NE SANDY BLVD:The Bake ShopDu's GrillALBERTA:AviaryNatural SelectionZilla Sake HouseKim Jong Grillin'Tonalli's (for Donuts)Akasaru RamenSwiss HibiscusMusic: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#77 Micah Camden - Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Boxer Ramen
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#77 Micah Camden - Little Big Burger, Blue Star Donuts, Boxer Ramen

Micah Camden joins us to talk about the trajectory of Little Big Burger and Blue Star Donuts, his welfare cheddar childhood, and how he learned to make it from felon to Portland food superstar.

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#76 Damian Magista - Bee Local - Eating Bugs in Cambodia
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#76 Damian Magista - Bee Local - Eating Bugs in Cambodia

Damian Magista of Bee Local Honey tells us about his journey to check out giant bees in Cambodia and eating bugs on the way.

Check out Damian's article in CRAFT by Under My Host here:http://www.joomag.com/mag/0827504001456854213?page=110 And his website: www.damianmagista.comInstagram: @damianmagista

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Food Cart Update Spring '16 with Brett Burmeister
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Soundbite - Food Cart Update Spring '16 with Brett Burmeister

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland gives us his Spring update of carts to try.  Plus, a little time spent @homebarpdx

#22R Adam & Jackie Sappington - The Country Cat
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#22R Adam & Jackie Sappington - The Country Cat

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Roasters coffee check out our interview with Adam and Jackie Sappington, one of Portland's favorite restaurant duos.

Here, Chris talks with the pair about  the origins and secrets to longevity of The Country Cat.

Mentioned in this episode: www.thecountrycat.net www.dusgrill.com www.pho-hung.com www.porquenotacos.com www.avagenes.com www.clydecommon.com www.pokpokpdx.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

 

#135 David Machado - Tanner Creek Tavern & More
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#135 David Machado - Tanner Creek Tavern & More

David Machado joins Chris and Cort to talk about his new restaurant, Tanner Creek Tavern.  Also - what will be some of the biggest changes happening or coming to the restaurant industry?  Plus, David shares some experiences with Millennials!   It's PART 2 of our conversation with one of our favorite guests.  And be sure to check out PART 1, episode #100, in the archives.   Find out more about David's restaurants here: www.davidmachadorestaurants.com 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Gary's September '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's September '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Where has #GaryTheFoodie been this month? Take a listen, but here's the quick list:

Karl Holl's Spatzle & Speck - Tuesday thru Friday Langbaan Monthly Special Dinners Secret Language Pop-Up at Tournant - Brunch Milk Glass Market Old Salt Brunch Han Oak

Follow Gary on Instagram: @garythefoodie

Chris updates us on Tanner Creek Tavern - and Piache for breakfast.

Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic
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#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic

Oregonian Food Critic Michael Russell joins us along with #garythefoodie to discuss his Top 40 list for 2017. Hear what went into the thought process and a lively discussion about the rankings and how this list will differ from Restaurant of the Year.

Check out Michael's list here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-best-restaurants/2017/09/portlands_40_best_restaurants.html

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

 

 

Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food
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Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food

One of our favorite bloggers, Pechluck Laskey, @pechluck of Pechluck's Food Adventures, stops in to clue us in to the tasty research she's done on one of her favorite topics in Portland, beer.  Oh yes, and where to imbibe and enjoy great food with it.   This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com   Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue
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#133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin Barbecue

On the heels of a fire that caused Aaron Franklin's famed Austin restaurant to rebuild for a few months, the storied barbecue king talks about learning about barbecue as a kid and his perception of his craft that his parents never had.

A little politics, and we talk business: Why he won't open another Franklin Barbecue, sourcing his meat for his brisket, and what the Visa commercial he did bought him, and why he did it. And also, you know, the usual stuff, like Obama visiting your restaurant.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017
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Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017

Feast Porland 2017 is just days away, and who better to talk about it than co-founder Mike Thelin.

Hear what he's excited about, what events are still available, and how you can support local and national relief efforts for fires and floods.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com

#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable
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#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

We serve you up Part 1 of our interview with Aaron Franklin of Austin's Franklin BBQ. Aaron's iconic spot in Austin sustained a fire in late August. We talk to Aaron about that unfortunate accident--how it happened and what's in store, as well as his and others' decisions as to whether to attend Feast Portland in 2017.

Also, we thought, based on the sad restaurant closings in Portland this year, we'd revisit our January 2016 interview with restaurateur Kurt Huffman in A Ristretto Roasters Classic, in which Kurt proclaimed the coming year would be "restaurant Armageddon" in Portland. You can judge whether that occurred for yourself, but Mr. Huffman had some poignant insights into what was about to transpire in Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot
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#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot

Adam Robinson joins us on the heels of a noble effort in the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. It's been quite a journey from his early days in TV production in New York to now mixing some of Portland's best cocktails with his anchor laid down at Deadshot.

Adam talks about what's on the horizon and the changes planned for that popular pop up, how he imagines his recipes and how best to cut off a heavy alcohol consumer.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

August was a busy month for Gary the Foodie. This month Gary visited:

The Crown Les Caves Navarre Langbaan Mini Crawl: Gabagool & Tomale Boy Holdfast and more!

Shout outs from Chris this month include: La Lena The Crown (white clam on Fridays and Saturdays) Avenue Coffee Mediterranean Exploration Company Homegrown Smoker Expatriate

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk
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#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk

Tommy Habetz joins us to talk about his Connecticut upbringing on the outskirts of Bridgeport, his days at Ripe, where a crew of young chefs set the tone for the Portland food scene to come, as well as his love of music.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA
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#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Roasters coffee check out our interview with Geoff Latham of Nicky USA from 2014.

If you've eaten delicious game in a Portland restaurant, chances are you have Geoff Latham to thank.

Mentioned in this episode: www.nickyusa.com/wag www.restaurantbeck.com/ www.oxpdx.com/ www.departureportland.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ www.lincolnpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants
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Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants

Gary Okazaki shares his favorite San Francisco area restaurants with us.  The city in which he dines more than any other except Portland is ranked based on many visits, and feature his top 20, as well as ranking those restaurants against our best of Portland.   Listen to have a comprehensive list next time you're looking for elevated, fine dining in The Bay Area.   Gary's list: (First number is rank in Bay Area, second number is number it would be in Portland)   1,1 ) Manresa  2, 1) Saison  3, 1) Benu  4, 1) Coi 5, 1) Atelier Crenn  6, 1) In Situ   7, 2) Quince  8, 2) Single Thread  9, 2) Commis   10, 2) Mourad  11, 2) Nightbird  12, 3) Commonwealth  13, 3) Californios  14, 3) Acquerello  15, 4) Mister Jiu's  16, 4) Aster  17, 4) Liholiho Yacht Club  18, 4) Cala  19, 5) Sons and Daughters  20, 5) Healdsburg SHED  21, 6) Rich Table  22, 6) Cotogna   23, 6) The Bywater  24, 6) Caminio  25, 6) Campton Place  26, 7) Alta  27, 8) Trestle  28, 8) The Lexington House    Bakeries: Manresa Bread Patisserie   Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com   Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken
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#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken

Laurelhurst Market's Executive Chef Ben Bettinger joins us to talk about work/life balance now that he has a son, approaching the fire at Big's Chicken and the future of that business, and his three Food Network victories. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180
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#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180

The dynamic couple behind Ataula, 180 and the recently retooled Chesa join us to talk about the reasons and hard process of closing Chesa as a restaurant.  We discuss the importance of Jose's father in his life and how he views parenthood as a result. Also, how Jose winds down after a long day and night of service. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

From a Dive Bar Crawl, to Brunches… July was a busy month for @garythefoodie.   Here's what Gary covered this month: Langbaan Castagna Zilla Sake (on NE Alberta) XLB Duck House (near PSU) Jacqueline’s Brunch Verdigris’s Brunch   Proud Mary Mian (in the Renata parking lot) The Slammer B-Side Tavern My Father’s Place Star Bar Hanigan’s (The Vern) Shout outs from Chris include: Southfork, Paiche and Homegrown Smoker. Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor
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#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor

It's the same old story. Brooklyn boy's mother decides to move to New Mexico to be a cattle rancher. Boy deprived, relegated to Pizza Hut.  Goes into pizza depression. Gets a job at a pizza place and learns his passion. Gets married, works at several Portland restaurants, wife suggests he's happiest when making pizza. Opens yet ANOTHER restaurant on Division Street, Scottie's Pizza Parlor. Then delivers white clam pizza to whining podcast host. Interview commences.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot
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#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters. Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee check out our interview with Leather Storrs again from 2015.   Leather is one of our favorite people, doesn't pull any punches, and he happens to be a damn good chef.  He also tells us he's going to have his own podcast pretty soon, and we're sure he's going to invite Chris and Cort.  Right? It's time to get REAL, Portland.  Straight talk from chef/writer/radio host, Leather Storrs. Mentioned in this episode: www.noblerotpdx.com/ oxpdx.com/ www.imperialpdx.com/ thebentbrick.com/ www.paleysplace.net/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-82nd/111003915629494 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powells-Seafood-Restaurant/117581998268192?fref=ts preampizza.com/ lardosandwiches.com/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update
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Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland (and Home, a Bar) sits in with us to update us on some new favorite food carts in Portland. Is it Bow Picker? Or Bow Picker? Is the world ready for the sushi burrito? Take a tour with Brett by connecting with him here: http://www.foodcartsportland.com/tours/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose
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#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose

Daniel Mondok joins us on the podcast.  Daniel takes us on his journey from his first love of the restaurant business and some of his loves, to his interview with Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.  Daniel has one of the deepest resumes of Portland chefs, earning high acclaim at his own Sel Gris, Genoa, the opening of ambitious Paulee to his current position at Raven and Rose, which he now calls home. He speaks with adoration for his time at the historic restaurant and the relationship he has with colleages Lisa Mygrant and David Shenaut (with an S.)

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw
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#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw mastermind Owner Kim Malek joins is to discuss mellienials, rapid growth, how the current political climate affects her business and her multiracial family. Listen in to hear what's made Salt & Straw so successful.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal
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#40R Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal

It's another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.

Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Jason French.  We cover it all in this show. Politics, chefdom, Portland, truffles. To know Jason French is to understand the essence of Portland cuisine.

Mentioned in this episode: nedluddpdx.com/ www.oregontrufflefestival.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bollywoodtheaterpdx.com/ blog.sweedeedee.com/ www.nelcentro.com/ www.yelp.com/biz_photos/cedos-f…and-gyros-portland www.facebook.com/lacocinapdx www.smallwarespdx.com/ www.nuvrei.com/ www.olympicprovisions.com/ www.navarreportland.com/ www.davenportpdx.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

@garythefoodie checks in with us with a prolific group of new and established restaurants, along with some tips on doing a proper restaurant crawl. Or ten. 

  Chris proclaims his decade long ongoing rant and quest for a proper white clam pizza in Portland is officially over, after visiting The Crown.    Here's what Gary covered for you this month:   Wasabi Sushi  Can Font King Leroy  Ferne and Holly  OxBox at Ox Higgins  Farm Spirit  Santo Domingo Taqueria  Toffee Club Jim and Patty's Coffee House Kachka  Bunk Bar at Wonder Ballroom  RingSide Steakhouse  Enat Kitchen

 

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta
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#125 Javier Canteras - Urdaneta

Javier Canteras' roots are planted in Madrid, but now he's blossoming as a chef at Urdaneta, the sweet Alberta Street restaurant he owns with his wife, Jael.  He's putting out some of the most interesting food in Portland now, which was not his original goal when moving here from Oklahoma to take part in Portland's music scene.  He stops by to talk about Spain, life in the midwest, and where you can find him playing his guitar at his Portland gigs.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer
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#124 Alan Weiner - Food Photographer

Alan Weiner joins us to tell us about his journey from a boy in Iowa to a long-time contracted NY Times photographer based in Atlanta, to Portland, where he has established himself as a premiere freelance food photographer.  Alan shares with us some of the most incredible assignments he had for the NY Times, from political unrest in the USA and Russia to the '96 Olympics and political conventions and even hurricane disasters.  Alan met his wife Pam on a plane flight from Portland, and then serendipity had her ask him to do a simple food shoot for her, and he was off to the races in his newfound niche.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation
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#123 Carlo Lamagna and Nick Zukin - Cultural Appropriation

On the heels of the controversy set forth upon the closing of Kooks Burritos, a "shit list" was published that listed over 60 Portland restaurants owned by white people, along with suggestions of People of Color-owned businesses that should be frequented instead.

Nick Zukin's Mi Mero Mole appeared on the list of businesses that people should avoid.

Carlo Lamagna, an American-born Filipino, who is Executive Chef at Clyde Common and the future Magna, recently opened and subsequently closed a taco restaurant with a white partner.

We asked them to join us to for a discussion of the list and cultural appropriation in general.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams
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Soundbite: PDX Fried Chicken according to Doug Adams

Fried Chicken has become a thing in Portland now.  So our friend Doug Adams, whose Imperial Fried Chicken first caught the attention of the Top Chef Nation, drops in to the Right at the Fork studios to share with us a few of his favorites when it comes to dropping the bird into the fryer, and slamming it down on a plate. We look forward to seeing what he's got planned for Bullard's opening in 2018.

Among those featured:

Country Cat: www.thecountrycat.net Mae: www.maepdx.com Han Oak: www.hanoakpdx.comGeorge's Corner Tavern Fryer Tuck Chicken: www.fryertuckportlandfriedchicken.com Superbite (for the Nashville Hot Cauliflower): www.superbitepdx.com Hat Yai: www.hatyaipdx.com

Outside of Portland: Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin: www.lucysfriedchicken.com Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville: www.princeshotchicken.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland
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#122 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland

​Mike Thelin ​considers himself a champion of chefs and the bounty of Oregon.  His storied career has taken him from Scappoose, OR to New York and other continents, and now back home to Oregon, where he's in his sixth year co-producing Feast Portland.  While Mike has been a huge factor in helping promote Portland as a premiere food city, we wanted to hear more about Mike than we usually do, and we did.  We also got a taste of what's to come at Feast in September (tix on sale early June at feastportland.com), and a little talk of the first year of Hot Luck, the food and music festival that kicked off just before this podcast begins streaming.  Also, some of what has been learned about Pine Street Market.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions
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#121 Elias Cairo - Olympia Provisions

Elias Cairo joins us on a meaty podcast. He takes us on this journey from working at his family's restaurants in Utah to Switzerland, where his apprenticeship there gave him a base of knowledge to hone his skills at places like Castagna in Portland. Eli takes us through some of the challenges and his personal joys of establishing Olympia Provisions, the USA's only USDA certified salami production facility.  We also talk about his other business interests. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's May '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

It's been a nice dining month in Portland for both @garythfoodie and host Chris Angelus. 

  In this episode, you'll hear discussion about:   Aviary Renata  Tusk Chalino  Astral PDX Departure  Castagna Roe Ray Lovely's Fifty-Fifty Conin Urdaneta (and a PFA there on 8/9/17) Firehouse Higgins Guero Fifty Licks  MacGregors in Manzanita  La Cabana D Raya in Astoria    Episode image at Applebee's with Han Oak's Peter Cho and his wife Sun and photographer Zoe Ching, which, for some reason, Gary didn't bring up. Check @foodpodcast @garythefoodie Instagrams for more.  

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.leanebach.com 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com La Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty
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#60R Sarah Minnick - Lovely's Fifty-Fifty

Once again, another classic Right at the Fork, brought to you by Ristretto Roasters.   Grab a delicious cup of Ristretto Tres Burros coffee and listen to our interview with Lovely's Fifty-Fifty's Sarah Minnick.  This one from 2015, where we talk a lot of pizza, thriving in business with family members, and what Portland was like for Sarah growing up in the city.   Photo: Aaron Lee

Mentioned in this episode: www.lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.apizzascholls.com/ www.handsomepizza.com/ www.kensartisan.com/ www.nostrana.com/ www.pyropizzacart.com/ www.avagenes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.comLa Ruta PDX: www.larutapdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.
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#120 John Gorham - Restaurateur, Toro Bravo Inc.

One of Portland's most successful restaurateurs, John Gorham, joins us to talk about his trajectory from North Carolina and Virginia to Portland, via San Francisco and elsewhere. Did he get into trouble? Listen in.  We talk about La Ruta PDX in July, too.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Portland Tartares
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Soundbite - Portland Tartares

Freelance Writer Chad Walsh joins Chris for a protein binge crawl: Six beef tartares in one night, which would not have been possible without two enthusiastic crashers, Natalia Toral and Tami Wood. While the criteria started out as steak tartares as menu staples only, Chris and Chad come to the conclusion that great tartare doesn't have to be beef.

  Mentioned in and sampled for this incredibly important research:   Ataula Paley's Place St. Jack Jackrabbit Little Bird Bistro Laurelhurst Market Bible Club Toro Bravo   

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.comZupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork
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#119 Erika Polmar - Plate & Pitchfork

One of Erika Polmar's missions is to instill in people an appreciation for where their food comes from.  So it's no wonder that the woman who's been curating and producing wonderful farm dinners with Portland's best chefs and area wines was the daughter of scientists.   Erika joins us to talk about her experiences from childhood to farm to table as she embarks on year 14 of Plate & Pitchfork.  Oh, and there's that little thing about selling sex ads in Willy Week.  

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Standard TV & Appliance: www.standardtvandappliance.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare
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#118 Kelly Cox - Original Fare

Kelly Cox is always on a journey. From her small town upbringing in Missouri, to NYC to now exploring the globe with her TV show, Original Fare, on which she's looking for real food and the stories behind it.  We hear how her vices have helped guide and advance her career and life. And a few other morsels of wisdom. 

Check out episodes of Original Fare here: www.theoriginalfare.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's April '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie joins us once again for his April spotlight on Portland, whereby he uses some excellent adjectives to talk about his visits to the following:   Jackrabbit Chalino Han Oak (running food!) Beastling Fimbul Shipwreck Urdaneta Jolie Laide   Chris mentions visits to Xico, BYH Burgers and Guero.

Right at the Fork's Monthly Spotlights are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork!

www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/ 503-349-7890 @luluhotsauce

Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#117 Trent Pierce - Roe
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#117 Trent Pierce - Roe

Trent Pierce talks about how his speakeasy style restaurant, Roe, sprung from his desire to maximize the space he had on Division, and to remake Fin.  Now he embarks on re-imagining and rebuilding Roe in new space, essentially Fin 3.0.  He also brought his guitar along to entertain us. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks
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#41R Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks

Ristretto Roasters (www.rrpdx.com) presents this classic Right at the Fork episode: Back in December 2014, when this episode was originally released, Right at the Fork kicked off the holidays with the sweetness of Chad Draizin, master ice cream creator at Fifty Licks. Mentioned in this episode: www.avagenes.com/ www.tastyntasty.com/ www.grainandgristle.com/ www.broderpdx.com/ www.cricketcafepdx.com/ www.nightlightlounge.net/ www.facebook.com/Soksabbai This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites
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Soundbite - Ethan Stowell's Seattle Favorites

Chef Ethan Stowell, chef/owner of 15 restaurants in Seattle, holds a treasure trove of knowledge of food information about his city.  We asked him to reel off some of his hidden gems that keep him going back.  Are we going to share them all in these shownotes?  Hell no. You've got to listen. This is a podcast, after all.  But we'll serve  you up an appetizer:   Chef loves Cafe Campagne for cassoulet Monsoon for dim sum And he swears by the croissant at Cafe Besalu.   Listen intently for about a dozen more suggestions.   And we highly suggest you find Right at the Fork episode #110 to hear a full hour with Ethan, where he talks about some of the challenges and benefits Seattle enjoys over Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich
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#116 Melissa McMillan - Pastrami Zombie & Sammich

Melissa McMillan started making "sammitch"es because she said she couldn't find anything in Ashland to satisfy her Chicago pastrami food sensibilities.   We talk about her roots and how her tree has blossomed now to include Sammich in Ashland, to her Pastrami Zombie food cart in Portland, and where she plans to go from here.  Plus, Chris makes a bet with Melissa about whose team will go further this year, his Mets or her Cubbies.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's March '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary checks in once again to share thoughts on his latest adventures and crawls in Portland dining, including Duck House, Kings Bakery, JolieLade, Rue, Davenport, Bar Casa Vale, Chalino and once again, Coquine. Chris and Cort add anecdotes about visits to BYH Burgers, Higgins and Wares.   Right at the Fork's Monthly Gary the Foodie updates are brought to you Leanne Bach of Living Room Realty. Contact Leanne today for superior service finding your new home or selling one. She supports our incredible Portland food community by supporting Right at the Fork! Check her out at: www.livingroomre.com/agents/leanne-bach/     503-349-7890  @luluhotsauce

#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin
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#115 Ryan Czansky - Aria Gin

Ryan Csansky is a local product who became interested in the cocktail world while working at Wildwood behind the bar.  He took the slow path to honing his craft, and now has a beautiful distillery where Aria Gin calls home on NW 23rd in Portland. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.livingroomre.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak
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#114 Peter Cho - Han Oak

From an early age, Peter Cho developed an intuitive grasp of cooking from his Korean immigrant mother. In 2005, with no culinary training, Peter walked into April Bloomfield's Spotted Pig, and started his career. His latest venture, Han Oak, is a prix-fixe Korean barbecue restaurant, merging classic Korean flavors and local ingredients and inventive western techniques.  Peter will also discuss why he doesn't like Han Oak to be called a restaurant, and his recent James Beard nomination.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking
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Soundbite - Best Travel Destinations for Food Trekking

Erik Wolf of the FoodTrekking World Conference talks about some of the most popular travel destinations if food is the main item on the docket, as well as some sleepers you may want to consider. http://www.foodtrekkingworld.org/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit
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#113 Chris DiMinno - Jackrabbit

We had the chance to sit down and talk with Chris DiMinno as he prepared to open the much-anticipated Jackrabbit, the next chapter in his chef life. We talk about what a large undertaking that is, how Chris Cosentino tapped him to be the chef, and how his passion for biking came about. And how many bikes does he own? Listen in.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room
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#65R Maya Lovelace - Mae - Rising Star Chef & The Ghosts in the Room

We revisit our December, 2015 interview with Maya Lovelace of Mae.  Since this interview, Maya's Mae pop-up has become a force in Portland dining.  Tickets to her weekly dinners are scooped up in minutes.  She can now lay claim to a coveted James Beard Award nomination as Rising Star Chef in the USA.And since we recorded this, she was named EaterPDX's Chef of the Year, among a host of accolades and accomplishments. We talk to Maya about her roots on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the ghosts in the room, and the art of putting on a show.

Mentioned in this episode: www.maepdx.com/ www.huskrestaurant.com/ tanukipdx.com/ kachkapdx.com lovelysfiftyfifty.wordpress.com/ www.bithousesaloon.com/ purespicerestaurant.com/ www.mekharestaurants.com/ www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-8…/111003915629494

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary's February '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary The Glutton, formerly known as Gary the Foodie, tells us what the hell happened to his social media accounts.  Then, as usual, Gary does his monthly recap of places he's gone, including some new, and some old.  Gary Okazaki is known for hitting a half dozen restaurants in a day, both in Portland and on his culinary adventures to great food cities internationally. If you're looking for Gary's Instagram updates, they can now be found at @foodpodcastpdx or at his Flicker account, @GarytheGlutton Hosts Chris and Cort jump in with some of their recent dining adventures as well.  Our monthly updates are always a good listen if you're looking for good ideas for Portland dining, with an occasional out of state spot of Gary's. Mentioned in this episode: Wares at the Zipper Stacked Sandwich Shop Han Oak The Ramen Shop (Oakland) Castagna Nodoguro Superbite Guero No. 1 Burger Stevens Pip's Original Shizuku by Chef Naoko Hat Yai Jeka's BBQ Olympia Provisions Taylor Railworks Friday Night Market This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer
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#112 Damian Magista - Annata - The Transition from Honey to Cannabis Producer

Damian Magista joins us again to discuss his change from Portland honey maven to the cannabis world with his new venture, Annata. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with Living Room Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens
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#111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens

Don Salamone, like many others, landed in Portland because of its cost of entry as a chef.  Armed with a solid work ethic and a resume that included stops at Michelin-starred restaurants, he opened a food cart, Burger Stevens.  We talk about what Michael Russell's glowing review meant to him, how he came up with that name, and where Don's sights are set. 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Food Trekking World: www.foodtrekkingworld.org Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.
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#110 Seattle's Ethan Stowell talks about Seattle and Portland.

One of the Northwest's most prominent and successful chefs checks in with us on operating a restaurant group in Seattle. We talk about wage laws and policies, how Seattle differs from Portland from a business standpoint, balance as a chef, and his inspirations for his 15 restaurants. Stay tuned for his Soundbite on his favorite hidden gems in the Emerald City.

www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks
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Soundbite - Heather Arndt Anderson's Portland Spicy Food Picks

Portland Food Writer Heather Arndt Anderson springboards from her book serving up the the history of chilies to our food world here in Portland. Heather, Chris and Cort discuss heat levels and some of Portland's finest places to feel that heat.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#109 Jasper Shen - XLB
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#109 Jasper Shen - XLB

Portland fast-casual newbie XLB Chef and owner Jasper Shen joins us to talk about the road that went from being taught by a dishwasher how to chop onions, to coming to Portland to open Aviary without ever having spent a day in the city, to his new venture serving the food he first enjoyed as a child.  And many things in between. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters
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#108 Din Johnson & Nancy Rommelmann - Ristretto Roasters

The dynamic duo of Din Johnson and Nancy Rommelmann join us to discuss how Ristretto Roasters came to be, the process of growth that lead to five Portland locations, and how they've worked together to support their careers.  We also hear if Din had to choose between McDonald's Coffee and Starbucks, where he'd go.  Find Ristretto at rrpdx.com

Nancy's latest book, "To the Bridge," an investigation the case of Amanda Stott-Smith, who in 2009 dropped her two young children from a bridge in Portland, will be published by Little A in 2018. nancyromm.com 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - January '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary begins the year with bountiful list of places he's visited to straddle the years with a focus on the Mississippi District.  He also shares some of his favorite online stores where he's bought Michelin-starred food, including having loaves of bread shipped overnight from Manresa Bread.  And jam to go with it.

Discussed this month:

Oyatsupan Taste of Sichuan Tiffin Asha Maya Erickson of Langbaan, Paadee, Hat Yai and Kim Jong's Grillhouse Olympia Oyster Bar Quaintrelle Interurban Prost Inna Jam Manresa Bread  Momofuku Milk Bar

Follow Gary @garythefoodie on Instagram

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman
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#107 - Thrillist's Kevin Alexander on the Restaurant Bubble with Kurt Huffman

We had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Alexander, who published a 3-part series on the Restaurant Bubble recently on Thrillist.com -- reporting on the factors converging to create big problems for restaurants all over the US.  From a glut of talent and investment money, with a dearth of resources to staff kitchens properly, there aren't enough eaters and cooks out there to support this explosion.  Local restaurateur Kurt Huffman offers his perspectives regarding celebrity chefs, labor pools, compensation and tipping policies, as we once again delve into the challenges facing the industry.  San Francisco's Jim Angelus shares his recent experiences at his Bacon Bacon franchise, and how smaller might be more manageable and profitable. For reference in this podcast: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/american-restaurant-industry-bubble-burst www.baconbaconsf.com chefstablegroup.com This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#106 Dana Frank - Dame
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#106 Dana Frank - Dame

Dana Frank is recognized as one of Portland's most celebrated sommeliers. Her wine list at Ava Gene's were recognized by Food and Wine as one of the best in the country.  With the opening of Dame, she seized the opportunity to showcase natural wines in the unique setting she and partner Jane Smith created. We talk about that opening. Dana also lets Chris off the hook for not being head over heels for her passion. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon
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#105 Jesse Card - Bit House Saloon

Jesse Card left Portland in a Plymouth Valiant at 18 and lied his way into a job at a New Jersey Outback Steakhouse.  Now he's back, and he's surrounded himself with people he trusts as the best in the biz at Bit House Saloon, generating lots of loyals and a host of press accolades.  Jesse talks about his first drink, out-of-his-league girls and the plan moving forward at Bit House Saloon.

his episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman
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#104 End of Year 2016 Part 2 - Gary the Foodie, Mattie John Bamman

Part 2 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show concludes the conversation Chris and Cort had with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie, discussing what things they're looking forward to the most in 2017, what chefs are rising stars, tipping policies and much, much more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie
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#103 End of Year 2016 Part 1 - Mattie John Bamman, Gary the Foodie

Part 1 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show finds Chris and Cort talking with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie about their most memorable meals of 2016.  Other things discussed: Biggest surprises of the year, things that changed the most, and much, much more! This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - December '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his December Restaurant Update.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup
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#102 Chris Onstad - Portland Syrup

We first got to know Chris Onstad when he was the restaurant critic for the Portland Mercury.  In 2012, he left that gig to start making great tasting soda to satisfy what he saw was a dearth of delicious opportunities for people who cared about their food experiences, but weren't partaking in anything with alcohol. That's led to a line of syrups catering to the retail and industry markets.  Now Chris is poised to jump into the cannabis world.  Listen to hear about his Portland journey. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations
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Soundbite - Powell's Cookbook Gift Recommendations

Tracey Trudeau, in charge of buying food books at Powell's, provides some excellent ideas for gifting cookbooks this holiday. We expand beyond Portland to some out of Seattle as well.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas
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#101 Oswaldo Bibiano - Autentica and Uno Mas

Oswaldo Bibiano's eyes and palate opened up when he saw Acapulco as a viable avenue to move beyond his small town roots in the little Mexican town of Guerrero. We talk about that journey from there to his first interview with David Machado at Pazzo in Portland, and learning new skills fast.  We discuss Autentica and touch on his plans for something new in 2017 where he thinks will be the most exciting area for restaurant growth in the future. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking
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Soundbite - Missy Maki's Girls Night Out Drinking

Missy Maki of KPAM's Simple Kitchen shares her preferred spots for Girls' Nights Out. (Drinking, of course.) This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - November '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

Gary the Foodie checks in with his November faves, including his challenges getting into Afuri. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants
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#100 David Machado - David Machado Restaurants

David Machado was one of our favorite guests.  He's helmed Portland's most important restaurants, among them The Heathman and Pazzo.  We talk a bit about those days and why hotel restaurants are his thing, generally speaking.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#99 Doug Adams - Bullard
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#99 Doug Adams - Bullard

Doug Adams has made quite a name for himself in Portland. We talk to him about his roots in Texas, college days in Montana, getting a job at Lucier, his relationship with Vitaly Paley and how he parlayed that to a Top Chef appearance and his own new restaurant coming in 2017, Bullard.

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot
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#98 Will Preisch & Joel Stocks - Holdfast/Deadshot

Will Preisch and Joel Stocks set out to showcase their culinary talents in a different way. Holdfast Dining set the bar for many pop-ups to follow, and now the duo has stretched their creative muscles even more with their Monday night bar pop-up, Deadshot.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local
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#97 Jenny Nickolaus - The American Local

The romance that sprouted while working together in California brought Jenny Nickolaus to Portland to open The American Local three years ago with Chris Whaley, whom she later married in their restaurant.  We talked to her about that journey and her kitchen cabinets.​  And oh yeah, pizza.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen
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#96 David Sapp - Park Kitchen

 David Sapp wanted to be a photographer, but he didn't see where the money was.  David joins us to talk about his journey from making biscuits with his grandfather to becoming the cook in the house during high school, to now as Executive Chef at a Portland classic, Park Kitchen.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef (if any remain)here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants
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Gary the Foodie - October '16 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

#GaryTheFoodie checks in with us for his October installment of Restaurant updates with a discussion of Sage Hen, Ippai, Musubi, Jacqueline, The Waiting Room, Vivienne Kitchen & Pantry, Mae, Bar Casa Vale and the new things going on at Accanto.

#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro
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#95 Seamus Foran - Acadia Bistro

Seamus Foran had to make a decision when Acadia Bistro was up for sale;  Leave, work for a possible new owner, or take the bull by the horns and become a restaurant owner.  Chef Foran talks about what went into that decision to buy one of Portland's great neighborhood haunts and how it's working out with so many new responsibilities.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves
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Soundbite - Nick Zukin's Mexican Faves

Mi Mero Mole's Nick Zukin is an authority when it comes to great Mexican food, and he sure gets around.  He shares  his PDX area faves that you must try.  Nick wouldn't steer you wrong.  This is a must-listen podcast if you're into Mexican food and want to go right to the front of the line.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan
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#94 Earl Ninsom - PaaDee, Langbaan

Earl Ninsom opened PaaDee to find his passion.  Then he took that to another step with one of Portland's most lauded restaurants, Langbaan.  Now he's hoping others realize their dreams with Hat Yai and Kim Jing Smokehouse.  We talked to Earl about his trajectory and place in Portland's food world.   Buy tickets for Portland's Original Iron Chef here: http://www.lifeworksnw.org/about-us/events/ This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee
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Soundbite - Vegetarian & Vegan places from Julie Lee

Julie Lee from 1859 Magazine stops in to talk to Cort and Chris about some of her favorite Portland vegan and vegetarian places. And some ideas on how to avoid the dreaded and RATF-forbidden word "Amazing."

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update
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Gary the Foodie - September '16 Restaurant Update

Gary the Foodie joins Chris & Cort with his monthly update on new restaurant finds.  In PDX: Dame, Quaintrelle, Revelry & Tusk.  In Chicago: Oriole. In San Francisco: Green River. Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com With additional support to Right at the Fork by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar
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#93 Greg Higgins - Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Greg Higgins planted his roots in the Portland culinary world long before the digital world, and the world of social media.  You don't see and hear Greg making the rounds on the internets and at events, so it really is an honor to have had Chef Higgins on our podcast.     Greg grew up in upstate New York, and upon landing in Portland, spent a few years at the helm of the Heathman kitchen before opening Higgins with his business partner Paul Mallory in 1994.  He can often be found tending his garden and traveling, expanding his knowledge and enjoyment of different cuisines.  Greg has a Beard award to his credit, and several books, too.  He's a sought after speaker when it comes to so many things having to do with slow food.   He's one of felder statesmen of our Portland food community, and we're glad to be able to share an hour with him.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Upserve: www.Upserve.com Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam
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#92 Suzanne Fuoco - Pink Slip Jam

Suzanne Fuoco makes jam from the heart - with a literary slant.  Her other job was as a school nurse in the Portland Public School system.  She shares some thoughts about being a small batch artisan and how nutrition is an afterthought in Portland's schools.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares
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Repeat #11 Johanna Ware - smallwares

We thought we'd repeat our Episode #11 with Johanna Ware upon notice that she's closing smallwares as of 9/24. This heartbreaking announcement comes amidst other closures this year, which we discussed with Kurt Huffman on RATF back in January.  In this interview from March 2014, Chef Ware touches on some of the issues around her closing.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves
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SoundBite - Gary the Foodie's Latest Faves

With the bevy of new restaurant openings in Portland, we decided to check in with the one guy in town most likely to have sampled most of them. Here are Gary the Foodie's latest faves, along with a couple of Cort's and Chris' thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow
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#91 Mark Bitterman - The Meadow

Mark Bitterman is one of the world's foremost experts in a few areas, one of which is salt.  He stops in to sprinkle us with some interesting conversation about his books on the subject, being a selmelier, how bitters can stir the senses, and more.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes
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#90 Ken Gordon - Kenny & Zukes

Ken Gordon, owner and Chef of Portland's Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, opened his first restaurant two blocks east of Thomas Keller in New York City in 1986. The two dined at each others' restaurants.  We cover one of their histories here, which includes the disappointment of microwaved corned beef, the joy of hand-sliced pastrami, why Portland isn't the best walking city in the country, and two offspring on exciting career paths.   http://www.kennyandzukes.com/

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips
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Soundbite - Chris' Coastal Fish & Chips

Host Chris Angelus loves his fish and chips, and has a few faves ranging 330 miles up and down the Pacific Northwest coast from Port Orford, OR to South Bend, WA.  He shares a half dozen,  but recommends three places he deems worthy of a day trip from Portland, for those who travel to eat well. One's a nice restaurant, another a dive, and last but not least, a food truck. Locations mentioned in this podcast include: Linda’s  - South Bend, WA Bowpicker - Astoria, OR Ecola Seafoods -  Cannon Beach, OR Old Oregon Smokehouse  - Rockaway, OR J’s - Lincoln City, OR Gracie’s Sea Hag - Depoe Bay, OR Local Ocean Seafoods - Newport, OR Geno’s Ocean Bleu - Newport, OR South Beach Fish Market - Newport, OR LunaSea - Yachats, OR Crazy Norwegian - Port Orford, OR This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex
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#89 Ken Forkish - Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Annex

When Ken Forkish decided he wanted to become a baker, he became one of the best there is.  Now Portlanders not only flock to Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta and his latest, Trifecta Annex, but anyone can enjoy his work as a James Beard awarded cookbook author.  Ken stops by to talk baseball, dough, and more. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro
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#88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bistro

Chris feels that Lisa Schroeder should be cited as "Portland's Official Mother." Lisa visits the RATF studios to talk about the challenges of running a packed Portland culinary institution, especially in light of a the increased responsibilities she's taken on to provide love and care to her grandchildren. Lisa also shares some stories and grief of the loss of her beloved daughter, Stephanie.

Photo by Tim Sugden, About Face Magazine.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year
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Soundbite - Michael Russell's Restaurants of the Year

Yes, Restaurants of the Year are usually about what's new.  We caught up with The Oregonian's Michael Russell to see how he thinks his ROY picks have stood the test of time. This week's Soundbite.

#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)
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#87 Brian Spangler - Apizza Scholls (w/Janis Martin)

Brian Spangler's ascension into the psyche of Portland through his acclaimed and loved pizza started with the dough, learning how to bake in northern California while in college.  That led him to buy an Oregon Farm, the Portland Farmers Market, a pub, and then to Hawthorne Blvd.  He shares his story and Chick Fil A sandwiches with us, which for this episode, includes his friend Janis Martin of Tanuki sitting in to join in the conversation. 

 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)
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#86 Janis Martin - Tanuki (w/Brian Spangler)

Janis Martin has an opinion or two, and we're glad she stopped into Right at the Fork to share a couple.  She'd really like you to know what Tanuki isn't, and is, before you step into the cauldron of Janis.  So listen up.  We warned you.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:| Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut
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#85 Tres Shannon - Voodoo Doughnut

Tres Shannon started Voodoo Doughnut with his partner Cat Daddy in 2003, and since then it's become an icon in the Portland food world. Now it's taking hold in other markets across the country. We have Tres on to talk doughnuts, music, and Portland, along with some Colorado thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird
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#84 Andy Fortgang - Le Pigeon, Little Bird

He's the co-owner and GM of two of Portland's best restaurants. Both going gratuity-free.  Andy discusses with Chris and Cort why that decision was made in response to changing wage laws.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive
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Exclusive Interview: #83 Michael Russell - Critic, Oregonian/OregonLive

Michael Russell has been The Oregonian/Oregon Live's chief food critic since 2011. He recently made news by announcing that he will no longer strive to maintain his anonymity as part of being a reviewer.

In his first interview ever, we delve into the ins and outs of restaurant criticism with Mr. Russell, as well as some specific thoughts about Portland restaurants and its food scene.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks
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Soundbite - Portland Farmers Market New Vendor Picks

Hear about some of the newest, favorite vendors of Portland Farmers Market Director Trudy Toliver. We also talk about the new Portland Farmers Market cookbook by Ellen Jackson.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks
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Soundbite - Jose Chesa's Barcelona Area Picks

Ataula Chef Jose Chesa went to culinary school in Barcelona at 15, and then worked his way through some great restaurants before leaving for Paris and the United States. Now he accompanies Portlanders on culinary adventures in Spain with our host Chris Angelus. Jose shares some of his favorite Barcelona dining suggestions in this podcast. 

Some of Chris' and Jose's suggested spots include: Bar Canete Bar Central Taperia Lolita Bravo Louis 1856 Can Jubany Disfrutar El Celler de Can Roca Pinoxto

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: www.CrowdCow.com Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

 

#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin
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#83 Han Ly Hwang - Kim Jong Grillin

Han Ly Hwang owns Kim Jong Grillin food carts and some nationwide notoriety after two appearances on The Food Network's Chopped. The first of which he made on the heels of his only food cart having been destroyed by fire. That wasn't the first time Han overcame adversity to pull himself out of the trenches.  Hear how he navigated a rough childhood to become one of Portland, Oregon's beloved chefs. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com And: PortlandFoodandDrink.com Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market
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#81 Trudy Toliver - Portland Farmers Market

Trudy Tolliver runs one of the most renowned farmers markets in the country, Portland Farmers Market.  It encompasses seven different markets in Portland, and is an integral part of Portland's food scene.  Trudy joins Right at the Fork to talk about what the market means to Portland's community and shares some stories from decades of this wonderful market. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original
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#80 Nate Snell - Pip's Original

Nate Snell attacks life with passion.  He knows Portland, music (especially in PDX), instruments, musical and timekeeping, donuts and chai,  We talk to half of the Pip's Original Team about how to approach a business starting from the seed of caring, giving and love, and watching it blossom.

 

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman
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Soundbite - Best Munchie Spots with Yelp's Matt Eyman

Matt Eyman, Yelp's Community Director, joins Chris and Cort to share his and the Yelp Community's favorite places to satisfy the munchies. They're great choices, whether or not you've just ingested, smoked or vaped our new legal product. Find out more about Portland Food Adventures and Chris' upcoming European trips at www.portlandfoodadventures.com. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar
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#79 Maylin Chavez & Melissa Mayer - Olympia Oyster Bar

They met, they shucked, they moved.  And now Maylin Chavez and Melissa Mayer have opened Olympia Oyster Bar in Portland. We talk about their passions and what drives them. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)
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#78 Justin Woodward - Castagna (with Gary the Foodie)

Justin Woodward has risen to the top of the pack as Executive Chef at Castagna.  He stopped in with one of his biggest fans, Gary the Foodie, to talk about his focus in becoming one of only two 2016 Portland James Beard Best Chef Northwest finalists. Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves
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Soundbite - Gary the Foodie's NE PDX Faves

Places discussed in this episode include:PIZZA:Pizza JerkHandsome Pizza (on Killingsworth)MEXICAN:Santo DomingoAngel Food & FunBRUNCH:Old SaltExpatriateBeastMuscadineHunnymilkPOP-UPS:Mae (inside Old Salt)NE SANDY BLVD:The Bake ShopDu's GrillALBERTA:AviaryNatural SelectionZilla Sake HouseKim Jong Grillin'Tonalli's (for Donuts)Akasaru RamenSwiss HibiscusMusic: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis