ANDY RICKER worked in restaurants, fields, factories, shops and construction sites all over the world before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Oregon in 2005. He has since gone on to open and close several other restaurants of a similar ilk in Portland, Los Angeles and NYC and is the founder of Som beverage company. A two time James Beard Award winner and a once upon a time holder of a Michelin star for Pok Pok Ny, Andy splits his time between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of ThailandPok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, and Pok Pok: Noodles.

What does participation at LUCKYRICE signify to you?

I am always happy to participate in the event to help further the conversation around the food of Asia, and of Thailand in particular.

What do you think of the Asian food moment right now?

The conversation has gotten deeper and it will get deeper yet!

Andy will be collaborating with Rirkrit Tiravanija, a contemporary Thai performance artist, with an interactive performance that will surprise and delight guests at our 10th year celebration in New York City at LUCKYRICE Feast presented by Rémy Martin on Thursday, September 26th, 2019