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Pok Pok Ny
Andy Ricker is a Vermont native who fell in love with the food of Chiang Mai and northwest Thailand, opened a slew of restaurants in Portland, OR, and was named the James Beard Best Chef of the Northwest in 2011. So who better to raise the bar (and spice level) of Thai cooking in NYC with a just-opened outpost of his wildly successful Pok Pok in Brooklyn, plus a wings-centric bar on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The cooking is authentic but doesn’t forgo the personal touch: one tasting note on the menu reads “Another beer please. And more sticky rice.” Yes, please.