Portland's 2014 James Beard Award Winners: Naomi Pomeroy, Andy Ricker and... Fred Armisen


Food & Drink
Three Portlanders are coming home with James Beard Awards, the lofty culinary prize named after Portland-born chef James Beard that held its awards ceremony last night.Naomi Pomeroy of Beast and Expatriate takes home the prize for Best Chef Northwest. Pomeroy, a four-time nominee, said upon accepting the Northwest chef prize, “I feel like I’m taking this award home for everybody in the ...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Morning Sen

Andy Ricker’s new noodle joint has great noodles, even better custard.

Food Reviews & Stories
Andy Ricker is too busy to gather coconuts. Makes sense, given the Pok Pok owner has six restaurants on two coasts, a nationally distributed line of drinking vinegars and a cookbook coming out thi   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scoop: Ricker De-Winged in Brooklyn

Gossip that wants Pok Pok’s banana pancakes.

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

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker To Expand Empire

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


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.

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

Portland Wins Two (More) James Beard Awards


Food & Drink
Portland chefs have taken out two more James Beard Foundation Awards. Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon and Little Bird has been named the James Beard Foundation's 2011 Rising Star Chef of the Year, and Pok Pok and Ping's Andy Ricker took out the Best Chef Northwest category, beating out Seattle favorite Ethan Stowell from Staple & Fancy, as well as Grüner's Christopher Israel and Nostrana's Cathy Whims."The ...   More
Monday, May 9, 2011 RUTH BROWN

EAT: Pok Pok Serves Lunch Daily, Will Have Beer Slushies

Pok Pok now serves lunch and dinner daily, according to the latest email blast from owner Andy Ricker. More important Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings—the wildly popular deep-fried wonders that could sustain their own fast food chain—are now available to go from 11:30 am-10 pm every day. If you want them after midnight, you'll have to head across the street to Whiskey Soda Lounge, ...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Pok Pok Noi To Open In Old Podnah's Spot This Winter.

Oh, my—not content with owning Portland's best Thai joint, Pok Pok, as well as the Whiskey Soda Lounge, Ping and Foster Burger, fabulous food-pusher Andy Ricker just announced that he's opening Pok Pok Noi ("Little Pok Pok") in the space that last housed Podnah's Pit (don't freak, Podnah's is moving to Northeast Killingsworth Street). The biggest question on our minds over here at WW—when ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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