Future Drinking: A Kitchen For Pok Pok

Plus shopping mall vegan, and a northerly empire for Eric Manfre of Alleyway Cafe

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Food & Drink
 Our sorta weekly roundup of gossip about new openings and change-ups in the bar and restaurant biz, courtesy of OLCC license applications:After years of moving its main kitchen around Division St., from Pok Pok to Whiskey Soda Lounge to Sen Yai, Ricker's string of Thai restaurants is investing in a central commissary kitchen and office space in the nearby Brooklyn neighborhood, at 3320 SE ...   More
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Restaurant Guide 2013: Pok Pok


Restaurant Guide
3226 SE Division St., 232-1387, pokpokpdx.com. [THAI HARDEST] If Pok Pok head chef Andy Ricker really is the “chicken wing messiah” that Eater NY dubbed him when he began proselytizing on the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Book Report

Road-testing four new cookbooks by top Portland chefs.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland chefs are obsessive. If you’re looking for the thread running through our best restaurants—WW today releases its annual guide to about 100 of them—it’s the meticulous approach   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Ricker De-Winged in Brooklyn

Gossip that wants Pok Pok’s banana pancakes.


Scoop
NEW PAD: Everything was not peachy at the now-closed Pok Pok Wing in Brooklyn. Last week, New York media reported that owner Andy Ricker was giving up his plan to open wing joints across the city    More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Thai Hard

Andy Ricker takes Pok Pok to New York. Do his wings have a prayer?


Cover Story
Pok Pok? The woman in the woolen hat mouths the words on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where Andy Ricker has opened the latest outpost of his Thai-food realm. She scrunches    More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 AARON MESH

Soul Food, Thai Style

Manao ditches the pad Thai and brings on the pork knuckle.


Food Reviews & Stories
Pok Pok has fish sauce wings; Manao has pig knuckles. That’s not to say that Chef Ekkachai “Chew” Sakkayasukkalawong’s quiet new Thai spot in Sellwood will grow to inspire the same legion    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker To Expand Empire

So what the hell is kaeng kiaw waan kai, anyway?

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Food & Drink
As reported everywhere this week, Thai restaurant tycoon Andy Ricker has announced he will be opening a third eatery on Southeast Division Street, already home to Pok Pok and Whiskey Soda Lounge. Ricker has scored the building soon to be vacated by Kappaya Restaurant at Southeast 33rd Avenue, where he plans to open a restaurant based on a Thai “khao kaeng” (rice and curry) shop. But instead of ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Scoop: Pok Pok Empire and FU MFNW

Gossip that's saying goodbye, Netflix.


Scoop
POK POK, N.Y.: It looks like Andy Ricker’s vagabond shoes are longing to stray. New York magazine’s Food blog Grub Street reports this week that the Pok Pok chef is “aggressively” scouting spa   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Culture Staff

Drink 2011: Whiskey Soda Lounge


Bar Guide
Andy Ricker’s Thai bar and de facto Pok Pok waiting room is a cheap Southeast Asian vacation. Score a seat in the wood-paneled space and order a tableful of Thai drinking bites, like salty little deep-fried anchovies and turmeric-laced meatballs   More
 
Monday, January 24, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

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