Right At The Fork

Dana Frank is recognized as one of Portland's most celebrated sommeliers. Her wine list at Ava Gene's were recognized by Food and Wine as one of the best in the country.  With the opening of Dame, she seized the opportunity to showcase natural wines in the unique setting she and partner Jane Smith created. We talk about that opening. Dana also lets Chris off the hook for not being head over heels for her passion.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Portland International Auto Show: www.PortlandAutoShow.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_106_Dana_Frank.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Jesse Card left Portland in a Plymouth Valiant at 18 and lied his way into a job at a New Jersey Outback Steakhouse.  Now he's back, and he's surrounded himself with people he trusts as the best in the biz at Bit House Saloon, generating lots of loyals and a host of press accolades.  Jesse talks about his first drink, out-of-his-league girls and the plan moving forward at Bit House Saloon.

his episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_105_Jesse_Card.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 8:14am PST

Part 2 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show concludes the conversation Chris and Cort had with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie, discussing what things they're looking forward to the most in 2017, what chefs are rising stars, tipping policies and much, much more.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_104_EndOfYear2016_Part2.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:34am PST

Part 1 of Right at the Fork's End of Year show finds Chris and Cort talking with Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman and Gary the Foodie about their most memorable meals of 2016.  Other things discussed: Biggest surprises of the year, things that changed the most, and much, much more!

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_103_EndOfYear2016_Part1.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Gary the Foodie checks in with his December Restaurant Update.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: GARY_DEC_16.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

We first got to know Chris Onstad when he was the restaurant critic for the Portland Mercury.  In 2012, he left that gig to start making great tasting soda to satisfy what he saw was a dearth of delicious opportunities for people who cared about their food experiences, but weren't partaking in anything with alcohol. That's led to a line of syrups catering to the retail and industry markets.  Now Chris is poised to jump into the cannabis world.  Listen to hear about his Portland journey.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_102_Chris_Onstad.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Tracey Trudeau, in charge of buying food books at Powell's, provides some excellent ideas for gifting cookbooks this holiday. We expand beyond Portland to some out of Seattle as well.

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: SB_Local_Cookbooks.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Oswaldo Bibiano's eyes and palate opened up when he saw Acapulco as a viable avenue to move beyond his small town roots in the little Mexican town of Guerrero.

We talk about that journey from there to his first interview with David Machado at Pazzo in Portland, and learning new skills fast.  We discuss Autentica and touch on his plans for something new in 2017 where he thinks will be the most exciting area for restaurant growth in the future.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.upserve.com/rightatthefork
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_101_Oswaldo_Bibiano.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Missy Maki of KPAM's Simple Kitchen shares her preferred spots for Girls' Nights Out. (Drinking, of course.)

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: SB_Missy_Maki_Girls_Night.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Gary the Foodie checks in with his November faves, including his challenges getting into Afuri.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: GARY_11-21-16.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST