#R167 Gabriel Rucker - Le Pigeon, Little Bird Bistro, Canard

In light of the news that Little Bird Bistro will be closing at the end of the month, we thought it important to return to this episode of RATF from July of 2018, our conversation with Gabriel Rucker, who had just launched Canard.

Gabriel Rucker left a busy lunch service at his newly opened Canard to talk to Chris and Cort about how life has changed for him since opening his third restaurant, while raising a family.

Hear about how he manages his time and what people should expect at Canard.

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#217 Kristen Murray - MÅURICE

MÅURICE's Kristen Murray's story begins in Southern California, baking with her great-grandmother and great-aunt.

On this episode, hear about Kristen's journey from California, to New York City, to France and eventually Portland (with many more stops in between), and the eventual creation of MÅURICE.

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#216 Geoff Latham - Nicky USA | Wild About Game

It's been over 5 years and nearly 200 episodes later, but Geoff Latham is back on the podcast! Hear what he's been up to at Nicky USA, and the changes that have come to Wild About Game, happening this weekend in Welches.

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#R70 Aaron Barnett - St. Jack and La Moule

Here's a look back to episode 70, from February of 2016 and our conversation with Aaron Barnett.

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We think you'll really enjoy this interview with St. Jack and La Moule's Christopher Aaron Barnett. You'll hear from his days as a boy cheering for Mark Messier with the Oilers, to his days as a cabana boy in Palm Springs to not doing much in college but being great at girls and drugs.  Somehow, he parlayed that into opening one of the country's best Lyonnaise restaurants without ever having been to Lyon.  He'll talk about how arrived at the Jewish grandmother approach to running a busy kitchen.  The hard way.

 

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#215 Tim Artale - Scotch Lodge

Tim Artale was born and raised on the East Coast. There, he started working in kitchens and restaurants, but never considered it as a career until after college.

Hear about his journey from Massachussetts to Portland, and the kitchen of Smallwares, Aviary, Proud Mary, St Jack, and now Scotch Lodge.

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#214 Jannie Huang - Feast Portland | Little Green Pickle

Jannie Huang has always loved food and computers. Hear about Jannie's journey through digital media, the food world... and ultimately to the creation of Feast Portland and Little Green Pickle. 

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#213 Anthony Cafiero - Little Bean & Orcs! Orcs! Orcs!

Anthony Cafiero has been in and around the Portland food scene for over 15 years, starting his journey at Veritable Quandary as the brunch cook.  He know runs operations at the chick-pea based ice cream and bakery shop, Little Bean, in the Pearl. 

Here about his journey from VQ to Ten-01 to Tabla to Racion to The Bible Club, and his Orcs! Orcs! Orcs! pop up as he talks with Chris and Cort. 

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#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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