Andy Ricker

Acclaimed Mediocrity: On Pok Pok and Ricker

Acclaimed Mediocrity: On Pok Pok and Ricker

In recent months, I've made Pok Pok and its chef Andy Ricker the target of much of my public antagonizing. The statements themselves are half-joking, but the sentiment is real. A friend recently asked me to explain why I dislike Ricker and Pok Pok so much. Was it an issue of "authenticity"? The fact that he is White? The food itself? As with all things, it's an intersection. I try to explain below: