#186 Vitaly Paley - Rosa Rosa

One of the Godfather's of the Portland food scene returns to the podcast to talk about his newest restaurant, Rosa Rosa inside the Dossier Hotel.  Vitaly Paley also talks about his recent travels, how he spends his free time, and the place he calls home.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
RingSide Steak House: www.RingSideSteakHouse.com 
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#184 Andy Ricker - Pok Pok

Year Six of the podcast is underway, with a two part interview with Pok Pok's Andy Ricker.

Part 1 tells us about Andy's journey to create Pok Pok, it's expansion to LA and NYC... and why those restaurants aren't there any more.  We'll also talk about Andy's latest restaurant, recently opened in SW Portland.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
RingSide Steak House: www.RingSideSteakHouse.com 
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#182 End of Year 2018 Part 1 - Brooke Jackson-Glidden

Year Five of the podcast is coming to an end, as Chris and Cort chat with Eater PDX Editor Brooke Jackson-Glidden in Part 1 of our End of Year episodes.

Here, we talk about the biggest food stories of 2018, as well as some of our favorite places to eat.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
RingSide Steak House: www.RingSideSteakHouse.com 
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#181 John Gorham - Tasty & Daughters

John Gorham is back on the podcast to talk about Tasty & Sons move from N Williams Avenue to the Woodsman Tavern space on SE Division, and becoming Tasty & Daughters.

John also talks to Chris and Cort about his brain tumor, his road to recovery, and how he plans to spend Christmas Day (it's the same things he's done for years, by the way).

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
RingSide Steak House: www.RingSideSteakHouse.com 
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#180 Jenn Topliff - Roons

Roons started out in a kitchen in Napa Valley back in 2010, when Jenn Topliff noticed a severe lack of (delicious) gluten-free treats.  Enter Jenn's homemade macaroons.

Hear what led Jenn to start up Roons... and what ultimately brought her and her family to Portland. And, check out Roons at www.EatRoons.com

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
RingSide Steak House: www.RingSideSteakHouse.com 
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

 

#179 Becky McGrath - Burgerville

Chef Becky McGrath has been Burgerville's Director of Food Production since 2016. Hear what it takes to keep one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic food brands running day to day - and how Becky makes sure the Tillamook Cheeseburger you eat in Tigard tastes just as good in Vancouver.

Right at the Fork is supported by:

Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com

Learn more about Chris' Portland Food Adventures, including an upcoming trip to Australia at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

#178 Philip Oswalt - Multnomah Athletic Club

Philip Oswalt is the Executive Sous Chef at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Hear how he found his passion in the kitchen, and his journey from Oregon to the East Coast, to France, and eventually to the MAC.

Learn more about Chris' Portland Food Adventures at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Right at the Fork is supported by:

Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

Soundbite - Wendy Bumgardner: Vancouver, WA Update

It's been over three years since we had Wendy Bumgardner of the blog Locavoregon on to talk about what's happening in the food world in Vancouver. She's back with a long list of new places to check out... and a few old reliables.

Right at the Fork is supported by:

Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#177 Carina Comer - Carina's Bakery

Carina Comer isn't your ordinary baker. The legally blind baker founded Carina's Bakery in Beaverton in 2017, offering vegan baked goods to the masses.

In this episode of RATF, Carina talks to Chris and Cort about what prompted her to become a baker, and what it takes to run a vegan bakery day to day.

Right at the Fork is supported by:

Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#176 Lucian Prellwitz - Beast/West

When we booked Lucian Prellwitz to come on the podcast, we had no idea of the big changes coming his way. Neither did he.  Hear Lucian talk about his jump into the food world, and what has brought him to help open up West in the old Wildwood spot.

Right at the Fork is supported by:

Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#R88 Lisa Schroeder - Mother's Bristo

It's another classic episode of Right at the Fork.

Chris feels that Lisa Schroeder should be cited as "Portland's Official Mother."  Lisa visits the RATF studios to talk about the challenges of running a packed Portland culinary institution, especially in light of a the increased responsibilities she's taken on to provide love and care to her grandchildren.  Lisa shares some stories and grief of the loss of her beloved daughter, Stephanie.

Photo by Tim Sugden, About Face Magazine.

Right at the Fork is supported by:
Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#175 Michael Kanter - Eliot's Adult Nut Butters

If the name doesn't grab your attention, the taste of Eliot's Adult Nut Butter will. Founder Michael Kanter joins the podcast this week, to talk about his trek from the restaurant scene to the world of nut spreads.

What makes his nut butter adult and who the hell is Eliot? Find out in this week's episode of Right at the Fork.

Right at the Fork is supported by:
Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#174 Lisa Marcus - DigitalPour

What DOESN'T Lisa Marcus do?  From being the CEO and co-founder of DigitalPour, to helping run the annual Oregon Country Fair, Lisa stays busy.  Let's also add in fire dancing - and maybe biggest of all, plans to adopt a baby.

Right at the Fork is supported by:
Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

#173 Mike Thelin - Feast Portland 2018

2018's Feast Portland is just days away, which makes co-founder Mike Thelin visit to the podcast perfectly timed.  It was.  

Hear what it takes to put together Portland's biggest food week, as well as what events still have availability.  Check out www.feastportland.com.

Right at the Fork is supported by:
Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com

Find out more about Chris' upcoming trip to Australia at www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com. 

#R133 Aaron Franklin - Franklin's Barbecue

As Feast Portland approaches, we decided to look back a year, when Aaron Franklin had to cancel his planned trip to PDX and instead, deal with a restaurant fire.

From the original podcast:

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.

Right at the Fork is supported by:
Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com 
San Pellegrino: www.SanPellegrino.com