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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.”
 
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Executive Chef Jonathan Gill joins Chris and Cort on the podcast, talking about his journey from a chef on a naval aircraft carrier, to Japan, New York, San Francisco, and eventually Portland, where he was the Executive Chef at RingSide Fish House. Now as EC for RingSide Steakhouse, Jonathan talks about live in quarantine, and what it took to open …
 
Ahead of Kyo Koo's upcoming appearance on Food Network's Chopped, we look back at our conversation with Kyo from July of 2019. Kyo Koo is a Portland native, who's influences range from his mother's Korean home cooking, to technique-driven, modern American cooking. Hear about his journey through culinary school, to Southern California, and back to t…
 
Greg Higgins is back on the podcast, 4 years after his first visit (be sure to check out Episode #93). Greg talks to Chris about his new Piggins food cart, located just around the corner from Higgins. Also - check out Greg's letter to Higgins friends and patrons here. This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by: Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.co…
 
A lot has changed for Ken Forkish since we spoke to him in August of 2016. Here's a look back at the conversation. When Ken Forkish decided he wanted to become a baker, he became one of the best there is. Now Portlanders not only flock to Ken's Artisan Bakery, Ken's Artisan Pizza, Trifecta and his latest, Trifecta Annex, but anyone can enjoy his wo…
 
A look back at a conversation with Ryley Eckerlsey of Quaintrelle from August 2018. Ryley Eckersley has worked in restaurants all over the world. From Belize to Barcelona and nearly everything in between. On this episode of Right at the Fork, Ryley tells Chris and Cort about his upbringing in London, his time spent at the family vacation home in Fr…
 
Here's a look back at our conversation with Todd Edwards of Ole Latte from October of 2017. What better training could a food cart operator have than to have driven military tanks? We get the lowdown on that, how Ole Latte gives back to Portland, and what the plans are from this ambitious guy in a very heartfelt podcast with Todd Edwards. This epis…
 
A look back at our conversation with Kim Malek from June of 2017. Salt & Straw mastermind owner Kim Malek joins is to discuss Millennials, 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…
 
Our final classic episode for the month comes from June of 2017, featuring food photographer Alan Weiner. Alan Weiner joins us to tell us about his journey from a boy in Iowa to a long-time contracted NY Times photographer based in Atlanta, to Portland, where he has established himself as a premiere freelance food photographer. Alan shares with us …
 
It's the middle of summer, and summer means ice cream. In this look-back episode, we talk with Chad Draizin of Fifty Licks from June of 2019. Chad is back on the podcast, after almost 5 years - and a lot has changed. Hear the latest on Fifty Licks, what plans Chad has for the future - and the advice he gives to anyone thinking about getting into th…
 
A lot has changed for Doug Adams and Whitney Burnside over the past year. Marriage, a baby, and a pandemic. Here's a look back to our conversation with Doug and Whitney from February of 2019. Doug Adams is back on the podcast, talking about his newly opened Bullard. He's also joined by fiancee Whitney Burnside (of 10 Barrel Brewing) who share how t…
 
This week, we return to our conversation with Nick Zukin of Mi Mero Mole, following the news last week that his restaurant in Old Town would be closing for good. This episode was originally recorded April 20, 2020. Nick Zukin chats with Chris about a tumultuous year for him as a restaurateur in Portland. Nick shares the heartbreak of losing $400,00…
 
We're reposting our conversation with Kiara Hardy from March 2020, released just days before the COVID-19 shut most everything down. Right At The Fork's International Women's Month continues, with a chat with Chef Kiara Hardy, owner of Kitchen Killa Culinary Solutions, and personal chef to Trail Blazer Hassan Whiteside. She's joined by Crystal Chan…
 
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 du…
 
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 origina…
 
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 th…
 
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…
 
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 f…
 
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 o…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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 th…
 
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.co…
 
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 …
 
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 pandem…
 
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 Commun…
 
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…
 
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 smal…
 
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 int…
 
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 sinc…
 
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 w…
 
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 …
 
Recorded 23 March, 2020 We continue our coverage of the COVID-19's affect on the Portland restaurant industry with one of the key operators in the city, Kurt Huffman. Kurt's ChefStable Group is dealing with the fallout from the Coronavirus on 20 separate fronts, as over 700 employees and their livelihoods are in limbo. Kurt discusses how he made th…
 
Recorded 18 March, 2020 We've scrapped our planned episodes for the moment, to talk about what's going on at the moment with Ringside's Craig Peterson and Toro Bravo Inc's John Gorham on Week 1 of Life in PDX with COVID-19. Right at the Fork is supported by: Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: w…
 
Right At The Fork's International Women's Month continues, with a chat with Chef Kiara Hardy, owner of Kitchen Killa Culinary Solutions, and personal chef to Trail Blazer Hassan Whiteside. She's joined by Crystal Chanel, business guru and life partner, to talk about their journey to Portland, and what it's like as the personal chef to an NBA player…
 
Emily Everett joins the podcast to talk about her journey from the East Coast to Portland, with an update on Quaintrelle and Abby Road Farm. Right at the Fork is supported by: Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com…
 
It's a classic episode of Right at the Fork with Cory Schreiber. Cory Schreiber opened Wildwood back in 1994, and rapidly became a leader in the region’s bustling culinary scene, even winning the James Beard Award in 1998 for Best Chef Pacific Northwest. After leaving in 2007, his path took him to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, to now workin…
 
Jace Krause joins the podcast to talk about his journey from Montana, to Seattle, to Portland... and how his talent of making a really good fried egg sandwich was the start to Fried Egg I'm In Love. Right at the Fork is supported by: Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com…
 
Kelsey Glasser is the owner and sommelier of Arden in Northwest Portland. She joins the podcast to talk about what took her from the Willamette Valley to pursue acting in New York and L.A... and how wine brought her back to the Pacific Northwest. Plus, she'll share how Arden brought the two career paths together. Right at the Fork is supported by: …
 
Welcome to Episode 2 of The Joy of Drinking! This two-parter is all about Valentine's Day drinking. Man-about-town Matt Eyman shares his list of the very best bars for grabbing a secret smooch and wooing your date. On the flip side, we have something special for singles-a visit to Purrington's Cat Lounge where we taste from their new beverage list …
 
Meet Scott Winegard, co-chef at Farm Spirit. Scott joins the podcast to talk about what brought him Portland in early 2019, his years of corporate cheffing for Matthew Kenney Cuisine - and what ultimately made him decide to join forces with Aaron Adams at Farm Spirit. Be sure to check out Farm Spirit's new lunch hours and menu - and their Folklore …
 
It's a classic episode of Right at the Fork, going back to November of 2018. 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, …
 
Right at the Fork presents The Joy of Drinking Podcast with Joy Church! Join host Joy Church for this two-part episode. First, Joy gets schooled by beverage writer/author/ business owner, Karen Locke, about Portland's best dark bars, hot toddies, and jello shots. In the second half, Joy gets a tea buzz with Ravi Kroesen, head tea maker at esteemed …
 
Joy Church returns to the podcast, and instead of guest-hosting, she's in the hot seat, talking with Chris and Cort about JC Plays with Food, and a new project, The Joy of Drinking Podcast, launching right here on Right at the Fork. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com To…
 
John Gorham is back on the podcast, making his fourth appearance, to talk about Toro Bravo Inc and his plans for expansion in 2020. Plus, a serious talk about his health. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSide SteakHouse: www.RingsideSteakHouse.com Toro Bravo Inc: www.torobravoinc.com Portland Food Andventures: …
 
Here's a look back at Episode 131 from August of 2017. 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. Right at the Fork is supported by: Zupan's Markets: www.zupans.com RingSid…
 
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