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Andy Ricker Leaves Foster Burger, Mama Mia Halts Lunch

SOUTHEAST: Andy Ricker, who now seemingly has a hand in half of all Portland's Southeast Asian restaurants, has relinquished his partial ownership at haute burger joint Foster Burger , which debuted last year as a partnership with Daniel Mondok (now at June) and ChefsTable. Karen Brooks reports that Ricker is leaving to launch Naam Som, a company created around his addictive line of drinking vinegars, as well as focusing on upcoming NE takeout joint Pok Pok Noi.

: Call it a sign of the times? IACP's 2010 Chef/Restaurateur of the Year Lisa Schroeder announced today that her Mama Mia Trattoria is suspending its lunch service, effective immediately. Business at next-door Mother's Bistro is continuing as usual, and plans to serve Mother's brunch food at Mama Mia Saturday through Monday — decreasing the brunch lines — are in the works.

Image of Andy Ricker courtesy Eater PDX

Foster Burger

5339 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206 503 775 2077 Visit Website

Mother's Bistro & Bar

121 Southwest 3rd Avenue, , OR 97204 (503) 464-1122 Visit Website