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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers 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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Portland, OR

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Think Portland, Oregon is all VooDoo Doughnuts and "put an egg on it?" One of Portland's most prominent "food sherpas" and Portland Food Adventures' founder Chris Angelus along with KINK.fm's morning host Cort Johnson invite the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about the craft of food & beverage in their own words. This is “Right at the Fork.”

Language:

English


Episodes

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #4: Oregon Bartender's Guild

6/29/2020
In the June episode of The Joy of Drinking Podcast, our host, Joy Church, speaks with members of the Oregon Bartender's Guild; President, Douglas Derrick, Mariah Tatham of La Moule, and Micah Anderson of Westward Whiskey & Rum Club. In this podcast, listeners will hear from the OBG regarding impactful ways in which they have supported bartenders during the pandemic, their methods of addressing Black Lives Matter in the long-term, and what their hopes are for the future regarding the...

Duration:00:40:15

#251 Chef Lex Grant - Trail Blazer Carmelo Anthony's Private Chef

6/25/2020
It's another two part interview with Chef Lex Grant, personal chef of famed NBA player Carmelo Anthony, and and owner of Eat Me Up Cuisine. Part 1 was a conversation with Chef Lex in February 2020, about her upbringing in New Jersey, becoming a chef, and eventually the personal chef to one of the NBA's best known players. This interview was originally scheduled for release in March 2020, but was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 2 (starting around 1 hour and 10 minutes) took place...

Duration:01:34:48

#R184 Andy Ricker - Pok Pok

6/19/2020
In this classic episode of Right at the Fork, we talk to Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, following the announcement on June 15th 2020 that he would be closing the majority of his restaurants. See the full statement here. In this episode, originally release in January 2019, Andy tells us about his 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...

Duration:00:53:59

#250 Matt Wickstrom - Fimbul

6/12/2020
It's an interview with Matt Wickstrom in two parts. Part 1 took place on March 2nd, 2020, before everything changed. Matt talks with Chris about his work at La Moule, and his plans to move and open restaurants in Iceland. Part 2 took place June 8th, 2020, when Matt and Aurora Wickstrom, joined Matt via phone to talk about how life has changed in the pandemic, and what has happened to their plans of moving. This part begins at the 1 hour mark. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's...

Duration:01:31:24

#R111 Don Salamone - Stevens Italiano | Burger Stevens

6/4/2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Don Salamone quickly realized he needed to change his game plan, and that's when Stevens Italiano was born. Learn more here at www.StevensItaliano.com This podcast is a look back at our first conversation with Don, in February of 2017. 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....

Duration:01:02:25

RATF Presents: The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church - Ep #3 Camille Cavan, Bar Manager at Quaintrelle

6/1/2020
After a bit of a break, it's Episode 3 of the Joy of Drinking Podcast! Camille Cavan, Bar Manager at Quaintrelle restaurant in Portland, Oregon joins The Joy of Drinking to share her Covid-19 cocktail pivots and her strategies to keep the bar front-and-center during the Governor's stay-at-home order. Camille and Joy originally recorded an episode for Women's History Month back in March 2020. Camille graciously shared her skills and struggles as a woman behind the bar; perfect subject matter...

Duration:00:35:53

#249 Catching Up with Joy Church - The Joy of Drinking Podcast

5/28/2020
Everything changed for Joy Church this past March. And not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joy's house burned down, just as area restaurants and businesses began to shut down. In this episode of Right at the Fork, Chris catches up with Joy to talk about her life, how's she's handled a catastrophic event, and when we'll hear more of her Joy of Drinking Podcast (hint: next Monday, June 1st!). Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com Toro Bravo Inc:...

Duration:00:38:42

#248 Lyf Gildersleeve - Flying Fish Company

5/21/2020
Lyf Gildersleeve is our guest for another two-part interview. We sat down with Lyf to talk about opening his new Flying Fish restaurant just weeks after opening the doors in late February, in which we hear what it took to make the move to a brick and mortar restaurant and market. Since that interview was just prior to the pandemic, we followed up that recording with another phone interview with Lyf on May 15th, where we discuss how the pandemic affected Flying Fish, and how having a strong...

Duration:01:28:13

#247 Phillipe Boulot - Multnomah Athletic Club (Part 2)

5/14/2020
It's the second part of our conversation with Chef Philippe Boulot of Multnomah Athletic Club. Part 2 was recorded March 9th, 2020, just days before the travel ban took place in response to COVID-19 and about a week before most restaurants shut down for dine-in service. This episode dives deeper into his chef and personal past. Hear more about Chef Boulot and the MAC's response to COVID-19 in the previous episode, posted here. Chef Boulot is one of the true pioneers and icons of the...

Duration:01:18:02

#246 Right at the Moment: Phillipe Boulot of Multnomah Athletic Club (Part 1)

5/12/2020
Chef Philippe Boulot of Multnomah Athletic Club joins us for a two part interview, bookshelving the COVID-19 pandemic. This first part was conducted via phone on April 28, 2020, six weeks after part 1. Here, we talk about how the pandemic has affected the MAC, and what Chef Boulot sees as some of the changes in the restaurant world coming out of the life-changing event. Check out the second part of this interview where Chris and Philippe delve deeper into his chef and personal past, coming...

Duration:00:39:01

#R190 Gregory Gourdet - Departure

5/8/2020
It's a classic episode of Right at the Fork to kick of May, as Cort and Chris are able to catch up with each other on the podcast for the first time. The power of Zoom! One of Portland's best known chefs is back, Gregory Gourdet of Departure, to talk about his journey to being sober. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com

Duration:01:26:07

#245 Right at the Moment: Mike Thelin of Feast Portland

4/30/2020
Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, joins Chris on the podcast as we near the return to our regularly scheduled interviews. Mike talks about the inability to produce the same Feast festival Portlanders and the international food industry have come to know and love for 2020. Mike also discusses some of the unplanned changes and interruptions his firm has experienced in light of the pandemic. This interview took place on April 23, 2020. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's...

Duration:01:06:24

#244 Right at the Moment: Nick Zukin of Mi Mero Mole

4/23/2020
Nick Zukin chats with Chris about a tumultuous year for him as a restaurateur in Portland. Nick shares the heartbreak of losing $400,000 with the closing of his Mexican pizza concept, Zapapizza, after having been open for just months. If that wasn't enough, less than a month later he was forced to react to the upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at Mi Mero Mole, his popular spot in Old Town. Nick's very forthright viewpoints on how the government handled the crisis, and his ideas on how...

Duration:01:15:51

#243 Right at the Moment: Nate Snell of Pip's Original Doughnuts and Community Chai

4/16/2020
Nate Snell comes on our podcast to talk about how the pandemic offered Pip's Original Doughnuts the opportunity to sprout a new business he and his wife Jamie had been thinking about for years, which is to bottle their coveted Chai as a concentrate and offer it for sale to their customers and eventually wholesale to grocery stores. Their new Community Chai has as its foundation a charitable component, which is something the Snells have weaved into everything they do. We also talk about how...

Duration:00:50:35

#242 Right at the Moment: Renee Gorham of Toro Bravo, Inc

4/13/2020
Renee Gorham joins us for our ongoing COVID-19-driven Right at the Moment series to discuss the evolution of her restaurant group, Toro Bravo Inc, through this pandemic. Renee tells us how their first order of business was to make sure everyone was fed, including those in need, and their valued employees, and how that led to their new program, Feed it Forward PDX, whereby people can sponsor meals for people in need through one of four different charities. Also, for those interested in...

Duration:00:50:10

#241 Right at the Moment: Michael Madigan of Bowery Bagles & KitchenCru

4/8/2020
Michael Madigan, owner of Bowery Bagels and KitchenCru, joins us for a discussion in our Right at the Moment series. Michael talks about prospects for recovery from the business downturn and what he's doing to assure Bowery Bagels' success and survival. Michael and his wife Lynn have been key players in the Portland food industry, helping many small producers to find their footing. For more on Mr. Madigan's background, listen to this episode recorded in 2015. This interview was recorded...

Duration:00:28:27

#240 Right at the Moment: Craig Gerard of Stone Soup

4/5/2020
Our continuing series we're calling Right at the Moment brings us an interview with Craig Gerard of Stone Soup, whose kitchen has deployed its employees and students to cook meals for folks in temporary shelters amidst the Coronavirus. Craig cites many in the food community who have stepped up to take care of hungry folks in Portland. If you're interested in hearing Craig talk more about Stone Soup's mission, that episode is here. (#220). This interview was recorded on April 2,...

Duration:00:35:16

#239 Right at the Moment: Javier and Jael Canteras of Urdaneta

4/1/2020
Interview recorded on 31 March, 2020 We continue our Right at the Moment series with discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on the Portland food community with Javier and Jael Canteras of Spanish restaurant URDANETA. The most optimistic of those interviewed so far, Javier and Jael talk about the community and customer support they have received since closing the restaurant before trying take-out only. We'll discuss what they've learned and what they'll look at differently when the effects of...

Duration:00:35:22

#238 Right at the Moment: Erika Polmar of Plate and Pitchfork - Advocating on behalf of Portland & Oregon small food businesses

3/28/2020
Recorded Friday, 28 March, 2020 Erika Polmar of Plate and Pitchfork joins us on the podcast for another in our Right at the Moment series. Erika found herself on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating for Portland's small restaurants in Salem, OR and Washington. She spearheaded campaigns to make sure restaurants' voices were heard and were top of mind with legislators with relief packages. Erika shares her thoughts on how to best utilize one's time and phone to make an impact....

Duration:00:35:38

#237 Right at the Moment: Mike Zupan of Zupan's Markets

3/26/2020
Recorded 25 March, 2020 On this third installment of our Right at the Moment series covering the affects of the Coronavirus on Portland's food community, we check in with Mike Zupan of Zupan's markets to hear how this essential business has changed and what he foresees as we move deeper into the crisis. Zupan's Markets is a sponsor of Right at the Fork. Visit them online at www.zupans.com. Additional support from: Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com RingSide SteakHouse:...

Duration:00:23:49