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Andy Ricker Looking to Open Pok Pok Outpost in NYC

New York's Grub Street blog reports that Beard-winning chef Andy Ricker, he of the Pok Pok empire, is "aggressively" scouting locations to open a Pok Pok in New York City.

In a piece that asks if NYC is about to become the next Portland — citing a PDX invasion led by Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, Clyde Common co-owner Matt Piacentini (who also owns NYC's the Beagle), and most recently, former Castagna chef Matt Lightner — Ricker reveals that he's looking into locations in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood (as opposed to the pricier Manhattan). Cue the financial concerns of east coast restopenings: "I don't know how the numbers add up... Portland food, since there are so many farms nearby, seems to revolve around these local ingredients that are not that expensive. I don't think that’s true here."
· Oregon Overhaul: Is New York About to Become the Next Portland? [Grub Street]

Image of Pok Pok courtesy Gordon P. via Yelp

Pok Pok

3226 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (503) 232-1387 Visit Website

Pok Pok

3226 SE Division St., Portland, OR

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