Soundbite - Eater's Brooke Jackson-Glidden's Oregon Summer Travel Eats

It's officially summertime in the Pacific Northwest, and that means road trips!

Eater PDX's Brooke Jackson-Glidden stops by and shares some of her favorite spots to eat outside of downtown Portland, including spots on the coast, Salem and Eugene - and Hood River.

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#164 Andy Kryza's Love Letter to Portland

Thrillist's Andy Kryza is making the big move to LA!

In this week's episode of Right at the Fork, Andy tells Chris and Cort what things he's looking forward to in LA, as well as what he'll miss about Portland.

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#163 Liz Davis on Kelly Myers - Xico

Liz Davis joins Chris and Cort to talk about her Xico partner Chef Kelly Myers. She tells us about how an illness while on a staff trip to Oaxaca, eventually lead up to Kelly suffering a stroke.  She'll also tell us how she's doing today.

Also, hear why Liz ended up in Portland and how Xico actually came about.

Learn more about a special benefit event taking place at Xico with Portland Food Adventures at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com.

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#162 Missy Maki - Jake's Catering & Food Media

Not only has Missy Maki spent the last 6 years talking about the Portland food scene on the radio, she also works for one of the biggest restaurant and hospitality companies in the country.

In this episode of Right at the Fork, Missy tells Chris and Cort about the beginning and the end of her radio show "Simple Kitchen." Missy also shares why she is so passionate about what she does every day with Landry's.

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#R54 Tyler Malek - Salt & Straw

We repeat a 2015 episode with the wizard behind Portland's now iconic Salt & Straw, Tyler Malek. He and his cousin Kimberly started a little food cart on Alberta Street just a few years ago. And now they've expanded up and down the west coast, even into Disneyland. Our conversation with Tyler occurred before the expansion beyond Portland. He's an incredible Portland success story, not to mention a really nice, humble guy.

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Gary's May '18 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

It's been a few months since we last spoke to Gary the Foodie.

In this episode, Gary gives us updates on: 
Canard
Oui Wine Bar
Arden Wine Bar
Enoteca Nostrana
Palomar
Joel and Emily Stocks Dive Bar Crawl
Schilling Cider House 

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#161 Eytan Zias - Portland Knife House

Eytan Zias turned his own passion for knives in the kitchen into a thriving business - first in Phoenix and now in Portland. In this episode of Right at the Fork, Eytan tells Chris and Cort about his journey from Israel to New York and then Portland by way of Phoenix.  Visit Portland Knife House online at: www.PortlandKnifeHouse.com Right at the Fork is made possible by; Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
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#160 Stephanie Kralevich - KPTV / More Good Day Oregon

Stephanie Kralevich has been covering the Portland food scene for 8 years, both as a feature reporter for KPTV and now as host of More Good Day Oregon, perhaps the most prolific TV personality doing so on the Portland airwaves. 

We talk about growing up in Gresham and then landing the job of her dreams as a weather expert on the local news. We hear about some of her most memorable interviews and even one that had her leaving with tongue in her pocket. 

Also, look for Stephanie turning the tables on Cort and Chris, with her feature on Right at the Fork on her show. Watch it here:

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#159 Aaron Adams - Farm Spirit

Chef Aaron Adams comes back to Right at the Fork to talk about how his creativity has taken him to new ventures. We talk about where Farm Spirit is and where it might be going now that it's on the national food radar. Aaron's a no bullshit guy and we love having him on the podcast;

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Soundbite - Eater's Brooke Jackson-Glidden's Current Portland Faves

Eater Portland's Brooke Jackson-Glidden is back again this week to talk about the places that have excited her most since she began her job as Eater's Portland Edtior, and the new places she's looking forward to most.

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#158 Brooke Jackson-Glidden - Eater PDX

Eater Portland's new Feature Writer and Editor Brooke Jackson-Glidden joins us to talk about her history as a food writer, which started when she was 8 years old. She gives us a taste for what she plans to do in her dream job, covering Portland's rich food scene using the tools she's honed coast to coast in the newspaper business, from the Boston Globe to the Salem Statesman Journal. We also hear about some of Brooke's favorite haunts in Portland, and what has her brimming with anticipation.

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#157 Dominique Geulin - St. Honoré

Dominique Geulin is a master and award winning baker (The Chevalier de l'Ordre de Mérite Agricole) and owner of St. Honoré, one of Portland's premiere boulangeries. 

In this episode, we talk to Dominique about his upbringing in Normandy, France and his move to Portland in the early 1980s to help open Le Panier in Old Town; We also talk with with Dominique's son Matt about what it's like to grow up with a baker-father... and if he'll follow in his father's footsteps. 

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#156 Bonnie & Israel Morales - Kachka / Part 2

Our second part of our interview covers the genesis of Kachka, how it's grown, what the two have learned, and what to expect at the new Kachka as well as the tranformed Kachinka. 

Look for Part 1 of this interview, episode #155. 

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#155 Bonnie & Israel Morales - Kachka / Part 1

In Part 1 of our two-part conversation with Bonnie and Israel Morales, we discuss the power duo's food memorie, formed in Chicago and Kansa. How they met at True in Chicago, when Israel's first interview to hire a FOH professional happened to be a woman by the name of Bonnie Frumkin. We touch on how they decided to move their young family to Portland, jobs at Fin and New Seasons, and deciding Kachka was something Portland and the world needed. Look for Part 2, episode #156. 

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#114R Peter Cho - Han Oak

Classics episodes of Right at the Fork are presented by San Pellegrino. Peter Cho has been kicking ass and taking no prisoners in Portland. His Han Oak has become one of the most lauded places to eat in Portland.(Don't call it a restaurant.) From local and national press, to James Beard nominations, it seems that Peter is at the top of many food conversations in Portland. But he's also a humble guy, as we hear in this classic episode from 2017. Right at the Fork is sponsored by: San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com/us/en

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Soundbite: Fried Chicken Sandwich Crawl with Thrillist's Andy Kryza

With the trusty guidance of Thrillist's Andy Kryza, Chris, Cort, and three faithful Portland Food Adventurers set off to taste and enjoy 6 fried chicken sandwiches from some of Portland's most notable spots: Burger Stevens, Boke Doke, Frickin' Chicken, People's Pig, Basilisk and Barlow Tavern. What was supposed to be a 20 minute recap turned into an hour long conversation. After all, this is important stuff. Andy also entertains us with his soon-to-be parting thoughts on writing about food in Portland and beyond. 

Without spoilers, we thought all of the sandwiches would fully satisfy and were excellent choices. Tune in to hear careful insight and analysis, and which one was the consensus favorite.

#154 Nong Poonsukwattana - Nong's Khao Man Gai

Nong Poonsukwattana joins us on the podcast It could be argued that Nong's Kao Man Ghai is the most famous of all Portland food carts.  Nong hopes to carry the success of her carts and her first restaurant to the second brick and mortar opening up in March, 2018. We talk to Nong about what brought her to the USA, Andy Ricker's mentorship, the exhausting days learning a business and the language in the Portland at the same time, and her win on TV's Chopped.  Truly a remarkable woman.

We're glad we got to spend some time with her. Right at the Fork is made possible by: Zupan's Markets www.zupans.com Learn more about Portland Food Adventures at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Connect with Chris and Cort at www.RightAtTheFork.com

#153 Natalia Toral

When someone in Portland wants to throw a great party, who do they call? Quite often, it's Natalia Toral. Her work and style is associated with Maialata, Negroni Week, Shuck Portland and now she's taken her game to Enoteca Nostrana. We talk about fishing, booze, her parents' creativity, and what she learned in her Wells Fargo days that's the cornerstone of her success. We love Natalia, and think you will too. 

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#152 Andy Kryza - Thrillist

Andy Kryza joins us to talk about his 14 years in Portland that included writing for Willamette Week, the Asian Reporter and Thrillist as both a local and national food editor. Andy discusses the rigors and methods of discovering and writing about five places each week that no one had yet disovered in Portland. You'll hear about the most disgusting food he's ever eaten, mixing drinking and writing and also why Beaverton is a great good suburb. Right at the Fork is made possible by: Zupan's Markets www.zupans.com Learn more about Chris' trips to Europe and Mexico this fall at: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Connect with Chris and Cort at www.RightAtTheFork.com

Gary's February '18 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

It's another look at where #GaryTheFoodie has been recently!
This week, Gary talks about:
Harlow (Vegan)
Castagna, 20 Course Vegan Special Menu
Homegrown Smoker (Vegan)
Tiny Moreso
Afterdark Cookies
Bistro Agnes
Trifecta Tavern & Bakery

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