#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

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.
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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.

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

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.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

#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/
www.facebook.com/pages/Pho-Hung-8…/111003915629494
www.facebook.com/pages/Powells-Se…98268192?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

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:
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

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

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

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

@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

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

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

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

ried 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.com
George'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

Mike Thelin onsiders 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 Cario - 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.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

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

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.com
La 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