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!
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Per Se, the New York City restaurant owned by Thomas Keller of Napa's French Laundry fame, received a "C" grade in a recent health inspection. From the New York Times - Its $310 tasting menu makes Per Se one of New York City's most expensive restaurants, but its "C'' grade from health inspectors puts it near the bottom of the heap when it comes to sanitary violations.Per … [Read more...] about Surprising Health Dept. Grades for NYC’s Per Se, Pok Pok
The Daily Meal has posted their "101 Best Restaurants in America for 2014", and Portland does fairly well. Beast rates #63 "...The particulars change weekly, but just as an illustration of the range and imagination here, the house charcuterie plate might include foie gras bon-bon with sauternes gelée, chicken liver mousse with leaf lard cracker, steak tartare with brioche and … [Read more...] about Beast, Le Pigeon and Pok Pok Make “The Daily Meal 101 Best Restaurants List
Online website Thrillist has declared Pok Pok's "Ike's Vietnamese fish sauce wings" one of America's "most iconic foods". In a city known for its innovations on seemingly ordinary foods -- where people will wait in line for 45mins for a phallic donut, call a grilled cheese gourmet, and consider eating something made of weeds from some dude's yard a privilege -- it's weird to … [Read more...] about Portland Food News ROCO, Clear Creek, Bunk Alberta, St. Jack NW, and Ike’s Wings
VICE released a nice preview today of an upcoming documentary Farang, about Andy Ricker. "In the documentary, VICE traveled with Andy from Thailand, to Portland, to New York to explore how the chef bridged the gap between regional Thai cuisine and Western palettes." “Farang,” the Thai word for “white foreigner,” is Andy's nickname around Thailand. When Andy opened his first … [Read more...] about VICE Presents “Farang”, The Story of Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok