Right At The Fork

Brett Burmeister of Food Carts Portland gives us his Spring update of carts to try.  Plus, a little time spent @homebarpdx

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We caught Greg Denton of Ox the morning he was announced as a finalist for Best Chef Northwest for the James Beard Foundation Awards, and weeks before both his new book, "Around the Fire" with his wife and partner Gabrielle.  If that's not all, we talk about their new restaurant, Superbite, to open soon.

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#74 Jesse Manis (Cacao) & Sarah Hart (Alma) go to Japan

Two of Portland's key players in the chocolate world go to Japan to represent the Rose City.

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

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#73 Rick Gencarelli - Lardo & Grassa
While Rick Gencarelli was living the farm to table movement in Vermont less than 10 years ago, what he read about Portland appealed to him enough to move his family out here, with the dreams of building an exceptional Italian restaurant. While he had the talent to shine in a chef-rich city like Portland, he lacked the funds.  So, as many do, he set out to make delicious sandwiches from the confines of a food cart.  It didn't take long for his sandwiches and attention to his craft elevated Lardo to the top of the PDX food cart world.  Cut to five years later, and that food cart sits on the property where his first brick and mortar, Lardo, served as the springboard for a brand that now has three Portland locations, as well as his Grass brand, set to open its second Portland pasta-concept in 2016.  It hasn't been easy.  In this interview with Rick, he talks about some of the challenges he's faced, including the current fight with Ramzy Hattar over ownership and name rights to his own company.


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Here are all the suggestions we got on @portlandfoodadv feed

Rebekah Hubbard - Instagrams


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