#R137 Damian Magista & Lucas Longacre - Food Cart

After a few delays, the food/horror short film "Food Cart" has been released, and can soon be seen at the upcoming CHOMP Food Film Fest.

This week's classic episode of Right of the Fork features Damian Magista, and Lucas Longacre.

The duo join us to discuss the genesis of the plot, the filming thereof, and what their expectations are. 

About CHOMP:

A night of eclectic films, food & beer. The mission of Chomp! is to explore our relationship to food through film. This inaugural event’s theme is horror.

Featuring short films by local artists Mila Zuo, Kelly Cox, and Cooper Johnson and more. Hosted by Dirk Marshall of the popular VHUS Podcast. Filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A and networking after the programming.

Portland’s own Pono Brewing company will be releasing a limited release Red IPA along with Chef Sarah Schneider serving up some killer grub.

Ticket price includes a beer, a plate of food, and entry into the raffle with prizes donated by local makers Apogee Knife Gallery, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Wildcraft Cider, and Greater Goods.

Tickets are limited. 21+ only please.

Mayfly Taproom and Bottle Shop

8350 North Fenwick Avenue

Portland, OR 97217

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chomp-pdx-a-food-film-festival-tickets-68352300571

#211 Jeff Lassen - Louis' Lunch

Jeff Lassen is the owner of Louis' Lunch, a burger restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut - and home of the original "hamburger sandwich."

Hear Jeff and Chris talk about the history of the restaurant, and how things have changed since Jeff's great grandfather started the place back in 1895.

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#210 Michael Russell - Portland's Top 40 Restaurants 2019

The Oregonian/OregonLive has released it's annual Top 40 Restaurants list for 2019, and food critic Michael Russell joins the podcast to talk about why he put what, where.

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#209 Vince Nguyen - Berlu

Berlu has been open since early June in Modera Belmont. Listen as Chef Vince Nguyen joins Chris and Cort to talk about the new fine dining spot, and what it took get the restaurant open. 

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#R191 Anh Luu - Tapalaya

News broke earlier this week that Tapalaya is up for sale, and chef/owner Anh Luu is heading home to New Orleans (read more here). 

In light of the news, we thought it would be proper to look back on an episode from just a few months ago, our convo with Anh Luu.

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#208 Gary Okazaki - What has Gary been up to?

It's been awhile since Gary the Foodie stopped by the podcast. What has he been up to? Find out on this episode of Right at the Fork.

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#207 Kyo Koo - Danwei Canting

Kyo Koo is a Portland native, who's influences range from his mother's Korean home cooking, to technique-driven, modern American cooking.

Hear about his journey through culinary school, to Southern California, and back to the Pacific Northwest, to Danwei Canting.

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Soundbite: Gary the Foodie - July 2019 Local Spots Update

Gary the Foodie is back on the podcast to talk about some of his favorite new local spots, as well as share some new dishes at older places.

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#R111 Don Salamone - Burger Stevens

It's a classic episode of Right at the Fork, going back to February 2017 with Don Salamone of 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. 

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#206 Chad Draizin - Fifty Licks Ice Cream

Chad Draizin of Fifty Licks is back on the podcast, after almost 5 years - and a lot has changed.  Hear the latest on Fifty Licks, what plans Chad has for the future - and the advice he gives to anyone thinking about getting into the food industry. 

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#205 Scott Dolich - Stone Soup | Park Kitchen

A lot has happened with Scott Dolich since his last visit to the RATF studios.  Hear about his latest projects, including helping the crew at Stone Soup start up their operation to help at risk communities in Portland learn life skills in the food and restaurant industry. 

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#204 Kir Jensen - Cookshop | The Sugar Cube

Kir Jensen joins Chris and Cort on the podcast to talk about her new engagement, the challenges of creating and running The Sugar Cube, and her new venture, CookShop, a new venture in Southeast Portland, for cooking and baking classes.

Be sure to check out the upcoming strawberry class, SUMMER SWEET, June 22nd at Cookshop (SE Clinton St. from 12-3p). Get more details here.

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#203 Sam Bretz & Kay Tustin - Restaurant Beck and Sorella

Sam and Kay met in Kalispell, Montana, and have journeyed and cooked around the Pacific Northwest since.  Their travels took them to Alaska and then to Portland honing their skills in savory and pastry, respectively. After working their way through numerous positions, they both landed at Irving Sreet Kitchen.  Sam then jumped at the opportunity to cook at the storied Restaurant Beck, where he took charge of the kitchen in a matter of a couple of years. Kay followed him to the coast to become pastry chef at Beck and its sister restaurant, Sorella.  The two are very young and very talented. 

They joined us by phone to talk about their love affair with each other and the restaurant business. 

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Soundbite: Brooke Jackson-Glidden - Restaurant Update May 2019

Eater PDX Editor Brooke Jackson-Glidden is back to talk to Chris and Cort about what's new in the Portland food scene in May 2019.

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#202 Nate Tilden - Restaurateur

Hard to believe it took us 6 years to finally have Nate Tilden on the podcast (our fault, not his!). 

Nate has been working in the restaurant industry for well over 20 years, having started out as a dishwasher and then working his way up to chef.   He managed Castagna for a  few years, before opening up Clyde Common in 2007. In 2010, he opened the sports bar Spirit of 77 in the Rose Quarter.  He's also the co-owner of Olympia Provisions, Bar Casa Vale, Rushmore Baking and more. 

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#201 Chris Angelus - The Interview!

The tables are turned on Chris for the episode of Right at the Fork - an interview taken from The Portland 50, hosted by Cort, for KINK.FM.

Here we find out what brought Chris to Portland from the East Coast, what it was liking raising two young boys on his own, and what prompted him to start Portland Food Adventures. 

Learn more about Chris' upcoming dinners and trips at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com 

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#200 Astrid Ensign | Taste of Italy Travel

Astrid Ensign fell in love with Italian culture at the age of 11 in very rural Montana when she happened upon a National Geographic Magazine article. By 15 she was an exchange student in Northern Italy, and has spent 25 years immersing herself in the architecture and food of all regions of the mainland and Sicily. Now she leads Portlanders every year to tour and eat the very best of Italy with Right at the Fork Host Chris Angelus' Portland Food Adventures.

Here, you'll hear Astrid's story along with her particular Italian favorites. If you've ever had interest in Italian travel, stick with the interview to the end for an informative gift from Astrid and Chris.

See Chris and Astrid's upcoming Bolognese your here:  https://www.portlandfoodadventures.com/bologna-with-taste-of-italys-astrid-ensign

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#199 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

It's been nearly two years since our last Kurt Huffman visit on the podcast.  On this episode, we hear about Kurt's plans for ChefStable to expand into the Portland suburbs, specifically the Lake Oswego area. Also, a quick take from Kurt on the Portland food scene.

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#198 Gabriel Rosen - Biwa | Noraneko | Giraffe

Our guest this week is Gabriel Rosen, of Biwa fame, and now with Noraneko and Giraffe.

Hear Gabe tell Chris and Cort why Biwa went away, and what his new project, Giraffe, is all about.

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#R22 Adam & Jackie Sappington - The Country Cat

It's another classic Right at the Fork, featuring 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

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