Andy Ricker is closing Sen Yai, the noodle house at 3384 SE Division St. According to Portland Monthly, Ricker says that Sen Yai has never made money, and thought it would only get worse because of Portland's high rents, increasing minimum wage, new sick leave laws and "stereotypical ideas about 'ethnic food' as 'cheap food". Nate Tilden of Clyde Common, Bar Casa … [Read more...] about Andy Ricker’s Sen Yai Closing to Make Way for Tacos
Andy Ricker of Pok Pok is opening a restaurant at the airport. From a Craiglist ad,"Pok Pok Restaurants is holding open interviews for our new quick service, pop-up location at Portland International Airport. We are hiring for kitchen, counter service and supervisory positions. Interviews will be held Wednesday September 24th from 10am-1pm at Whiskey Soda Lounge, located at … [Read more...] about Pok Pok, Salt & Straw, Country Cat, Tommy Habetz and More!
I haven't always been a fan of Anthony Bourdain. Though I enjoyed his first book, Kitchen Confidential, No Reservations, the show he slogged through for nine seasons on the Food Network, left me cold. Last year, however, I started watching Parts Unknown on CNN, and found him to be much more interesting - mature, a father, introspective and seeming like he gives a damn. Now I … [Read more...] about Bourdain and Ricker Pair Up for Chiang Mai Adventure
The 2014 James Beard foundation awards for Books, broadcast and Journalism have been announced. The winners include Andy Ricker for an article on Thai curries in Saveur magazine called "The Star of Siam", which you can read here.If you aren't a subscriber to the excellent food magazine Lucky Peach, you should be: they took home four awards.2014 Book Awards - for books … [Read more...] about James Beard 2014 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards Announced
Another year, same James Beard awards hype. A couple of surprises - Clyde Common has been nominated for Outstanding Bar Program, and Andy Ricker has been nominated for an article on curry in Saveur magazine.Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, SeattleJason Franey, Canlis, SeattleNaomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OREthan … [Read more...] about 2014 James Beard Award Finalists Announced