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Portland, OR

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Think Portland, OR is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "Food Sherpas" Chris Angelus invites the region's most prominent and up-and-coming taste-makers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is Right at the Fork.

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#134 Michael Russell - Oregonian Restaurant Critic

9/20/2017
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Oregonian Food Critic Michael Russell joins us along with #garythefoodie to discuss his Top 40 list for 2017. Hear what went into the thought process and a lively discussion about the rankings and how this list will differ from Restaurant of the Year. Check out Michael's list here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-best-restaurants/2017/09/portlands_40_best_restaurants.html This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Connect with Chris & Cort at...

Duration: 01:06:16


Soundbite - Pechluck's PDX Beer & Food

9/18/2017
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One of our favorite bloggers, Pechluck Laskey, @pechluck of Pechluck's Food Adventures, stops in to clue us in to the tasty research she's done on one of her favorite topics in Portland, beer. Oh yes, and where to imbibe and enjoy great food with it. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Duration: 00:18:44


#133 Aaron Franklin

9/13/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:41:13


Soundbite: Founder Mike Thelin Preps You For Feast Portland 2017

9/11/2017
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Feast Porland 2017 is just days away, and who better to talk about it than co-founder Mike Thelin. Hear what he's excited about, what events are still available, and how you can support local and national relief efforts for fires and floods. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's: www.Zupans.com

Duration: 00:10:22


#67R Franklin BBQ Fire / Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

9/6/2017
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We serve you up Part 1 of our interview with Aaron Franklin of Austin's Franklin BBQ. Aaron's iconic spot in Austin sustained a fire in late August. We talk to Aaron about that unfortunate accident--how it happened and what's in store, as well as his and others' decisions as to whether to attend Feast Portland in 2017. Also, we thought, based on the sad restaurant closings in Portland this year, we'd revisit our January 2016 interview with restaurateur Kurt Huffman in A Ristretto Roasters...

Duration: 00:58:55


#132 Adam Robinson - Deadshot

8/30/2017
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Adam Robinson joins us on the heels of a noble effort in the Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender Competition. It's been quite a journey from his early days in TV production in New York to now mixing some of Portland's best cocktails with his anchor laid down at Deadshot. Adam talks about what's on the horizon and the changes planned for that popular pop up, how he imagines his recipes and how best to cut off a heavy alcohol consumer. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored...

Duration: 00:57:36


Gary's August '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

8/28/2017
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It's the August recap of places Gary the Foodie visited in August. Gary's visits include: The Crown Les Caves Navarre Langbaan Mini Crawl: Gabagool & Tomale Boy Holdfast and more! Shout outs from Chris this month include: La Lena The Crown (white clam on Fridays and Saturdays) Avenue Coffee Mediterranean Exploration Company Homegrown Smoker Expatriate Right at the Fork is also supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Ristretto Roasters: www.rrpdx.com Portland Food...

Duration: 00:36:37


#131 Tommy Habetz - Bunk and Pizza Jerk

8/23/2017
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Tommy Habetz joins us to talk about his Connecticut upbringing on the outskirts of Bridgeport, his days at Ripe, where a crew of young chefs set the tone for the Portland food scene to come, as well as his love of music. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com Connect with Chris & Cort at www.rightatthefork.com

Duration: 00:53:29


#32R Geoff Latham - Nicky USA

8/16/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:46:14


Gary's 2017 Spotlight on Bay Area Restaurants

8/14/2017
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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. Gary's list: (First number is rank in Bay Area, second number is number it would be in Portland) 1,1 ) Manresa 2, 1)...

Duration: 00:43:58


#130 Ben Bettinger - Laurelhurst Market & Big's Chicken

8/9/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:59:29


#129 Jose Chesa & Cristina Baez - Ataula and 180

8/2/2017
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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:...

Duration: 01:03:35


Gary's July '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

7/31/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:26:56


#128 Scottie Rivera - Scottie's Pizza Parlor

7/26/2017
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It's the same old story. Brooklyn boy's mother decides to move to New Mexico to be a cattle rancher. Boy deprived, relegated 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...

Duration: 00:56:39


#57R Leather Storrs - Noble Rot

7/20/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:53:46


Soundbite: Brett Burmeister - Summer 2017 Food Cart Update

7/17/2017
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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: http://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:...

Duration: 00:31:14


#127 Daniel Mondok - Raven and Rose

7/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:24


#126 Kim Malek - Salt & Straw

7/5/2017
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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"...

Duration: 01:13:43


#R40 Jason French - Ned Ludd / Elder Hal

6/28/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:59:54


Gary's June '17 Spotlight on Portland Restaurants

6/26/2017
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@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...

Duration: 00:27:21

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