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Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Wing Closes at the Cosmopolitan This Weekend

The restaurant’s licensing deal for Ike’s Vietnamese chicken wings and pad Thai comes to an end

A plate of chicken wings with carrots, cucumbers, and more on the left
Vietnamese fish sauce wings at Pok Pok Wing
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

Pok Pok Wing, the last remaining restaurant from Portland, Oregon, James Beard award-winning chef Andy Ricker, closes on December 6 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“Hey Vegas - Our last day of service at Pok Pok Wing in @cosmopolitan_lv will be December 6th. It was a very fun ride, with great partners but it was a licensed deal that had an end date. Thanks for all your support and be sure to stop by before Sunday to get all the wings you can,” the restaurant writes on Twitter.

Ricker opened the restaurant inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall in 2018 with dishes such as Ike’s Vietnamese fish sauce wings. The wings come sealed in a sweet, sticky glaze with crispy bites of caramelized garlic. In 2019, the restaurant reported that it sold 39,817 orders of its Vietnamese fish sauce wings and about 19,000 orders of pad Thai in its first year of business.

Rickers closed all of his Portland-area locations in October, citing the difficulties in running a restaurant business during a pandemic as the primary reason. He describes the last five years as “increasingly challenging to maintain a high level of hospitality,” Eater Portland reports.

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Block 16 Urban Food Hall

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Pok Pok Wing

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109