Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker Opening LES Wing Joint ‘Before the New Year’

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Ricker, with his Beard. Photo: WILL RAGOZZINO/Patrick McMullan

New York's transformation to New Portland continues! Eddie Huang writes on his Fresh Off the Boat blog that Andy Ricker James Beard Award winning chef-owner at Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon will be taking over the Baohaus space on Rivington and turning it into a wing shop. Ricker confirms the report to Grub Street, adding that it will be open late night: "Basically, were opening a wing shack were stoked." In addition to wings, he'll have a few other items on the menu, such as papaya salad and sticky rice, as well as "specials here and there."

Ricker says he doesn't have a name yet, but the plan is to open "before the beginning of the new year," and hopefully quicker than that. "It kind of depends on build-out and a few other factors," he tells us. He also lets us know he's still working on finding a space in Red Hook for a full version of Pok Pok.

Andy Ricker Coming to 137 Rivington St [Fresh Off the Boat]
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