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Right At The Fork

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Feb 8, 2017

One of the Northwest's most prominent and successful chefs checks in with us on operating a restaurant group in Seattle. We talk about wage laws and policies, how Seattle differs from Portland from a business standpoint, balance as a chef, and his inspirations for his 15 restaurants. Stay tuned for his...


Feb 6, 2017

Portland Food Writer Heather Arndt Anderson springboards from her book serving up the the history of chilies to our food world here in Portland. Heather, Chris and Cort discuss heat levels and some of Portland's finest places to feel that heat.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
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Feb 1, 2017

Portland fast-casual newbie XLB Chef and owner Jasper Shen joins us to talk about the road that went from being taught by a dishwasher how to chop onions, to coming to Portland to open Aviary without ever having spent a day in the city, to his new venture serving the food he first enjoyed as a child.  And many...


Jan 25, 2017

The dynamic duo of Din Johnson and Nancy Rommelmann join us to discuss how Ristretto Roasters came to be, the process of growth that lead to five Portland locations, and how they've worked together to support their careers.  We also hear if Din had to choose between McDonald's Coffee and Starbucks, where he'd go. ...


Jan 23, 2017

Gary begins the year with bountiful list of places he's visited to straddle the years with a focus on the Mississippi District.  He also shares some of his favorite online stores where he's bought Michelin-starred food, including having loaves of bread shipped overnight from Manresa Bread.  And jam to go with...