Right At The Fork
Soundbite - Eater PDX's Mattie John Bamman's Anticipated New Places in 2016
Mattie John Bamman, Eater PDX's editor-in-chief, discusses the places coming in 2016 that excite him most.  Mattie also blogs at http://www.ravenoustraveler.com
 
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Intro Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
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Direct download: SB_MATTIE_JOHN_BAMMAN.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#69 Cana Flug - Besaw's, Wildwood & The Solo Club

Cana Flug had quite a journey in the Portland restaurant world since her last appearance on Right at the Fork.  Weeks after the show was recorded, Wildwood, one of Portland's best known restaurants, which had touched the careers of many chefs, closed suddenly after lease negotiations failed.   About a year later, Flug's other restaurant, Besaw's, Portland's oldest restaurant, became embroiled in controversy when the owner of the building claimed he owned the rights to the Besaw's name. Flug talks candidly about those newsworthy controversies, and also the reopening of Besaw's and The Solo Club.

 

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

Direct download: RATF_69_CANA_FLUG.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#68 Gregory Gourdet - Departure

Chef Gregory Gourdet of departurepdx.com has rapidly become of one of Portland's most well-known chefs. He had an exciting long run on TV's Top Chef on 2015. Then he was tapped to develop a second Departure in Denver for the Sage Restaurant Group. In this podcast, Gregory talks about his trajectory from Jean-Georges in NY to Portland, where he now runs one of Portland's highest and largest restaurants. We also talk about Chefsweekpdx.com and how that came to be three years ago.

Intro Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis. 

Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 
 
Direct download: RATF_68_GREGORY_GOURDET.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

#67 Kurt Huffman - ChefStable

Kurt Huffman is a home-grown restaurant entrepreneur, who operates some of Portland's best restaurants.  His ChefStable Group is behind successful spots like Ox, Lardo, Grassa, St. Jack, PREAM, Loyal Legion, Oven & Shaker, Hamlet, and now some properties outside of Portland.   Kurt takes about the state of the food biz in Portland, as well as the current legal controversy surrounding Lardo.

 

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

Direct download: RAFT_67_Kurt_Huffman.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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