We’d like to invite you to Pok Pok.
That clamorously snug, concrete-walled garden of Thai delights — #8 on Bon Appétit’s 20 Most Important Restaurants in America — where you can gnosh on spicy white pepper sausage dipped in hot chili sauce, then wash it down with Singha in a frosty metal cup.
On a typical night, you have to wait upwards of an hour for a table.
But we’ve got four seats at the chef’s table. Want ‘em?
Next Thursday, InsideHook teams up with NY startup hub General Assembly for “Eat Your Heart Out,” a first-ever livestream chat with Pok Pok chef/owner Andy Ricker and a chance for two lucky couples to dine with Ricker himself at his white-hot Cobble Hill Thai joint.
Ricker will riff on his journey — how he parlayed a passion for clay pot prawns and smoked frog leg soup into a bicoastal restaurant empire — and hold court on the influence of reality TV on the food industry.
He’ll also give some insight on Whiskey Soda Lounge, his upcoming cocktail bar set to sling tamarind whiskey sours and salted plum vodka Collinses alongside “Thai drinking food.”
With any luck, you may just be able to share some of that in person.
We'll be posting Q&As with Andy on Twitter leading up to the live-chat; follow us and join in on the conversation using #chewonthis
image credit: Daniel Krieger