#137 Food Cart, The Movie - Damian Magista and Lucas Longacre

Damian Magista, who has joined us before as the founder of Bee Local Honey and Annata Cannabis, is a movie buff.  He teams with Lucas Longacre, whose work has been featured on Original Fare, among other works, to produce Food Cart.  The duo join us to discuss the genesis of the plot, the filming thereof, and what their expectations are. At the time of this podcast's release, the film is still in post-production.

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

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#136 Patrick McKee - Southfork

Patrick McKee, now manning the knives at Southfork, was by Vitaly Paley's side for years. Patrick talks about his Iron Chef and Knife Fight appearances with Chef Ben Bettinger, how he balances home and work life with kids ranging from newborn to teenagers, and also, what he's learned as a parent of a child who's shown him how to view things in a different light.

And has refresher, check out our first convo with Patrick (with Ben Bettinger) on Episode #50 in the RATF archives.

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: Aaron Franklin - Austin Texas Recommendations

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin, arguably the current barbecue ambassador of Austin, Texas, was kind enough to share with us his recommendations as an insider local for those visiting the other city that some wish to keep weird. He even tells us where you should visit in Lockhart.

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

Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

#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

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

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:
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Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com

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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: www.oregonlive.com/portland-best-r…estaurants.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

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
 
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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

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

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

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

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

The Crown
Les Caves
Navarre
Langbaan
Mini Crawl: Gabagool & Tamale 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

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

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

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.

Here is 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

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Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
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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

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

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.

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Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
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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, relagated 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.
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