Hot Luck has announced that Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon, and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue are joining forces for a “Pok Pok-Up.” Pok Pok will take over Franklin Barbecue for a pop-up event on Sunday, May 26 at Franklin Barbecue from 5 – 9 p.m.

In celebration of Ricker’s new book, Pok Pok Noodles: Recipes from Thailand and Beyond in Austin, Hot Luck Fest guests will enjoy a special collaborative menu made by Ricker and Franklin, where all guests, including those with tickets, will wait in the famed Franklin line for the dinner experience. Don’t worry, a three hour wait is not expected!

“I can’t wait to canoodle with Aaron in a bowl of noodles and BBQ to celebrate the release of Pok Pok Noodles: Recipes from Thailand and Beyond in Austin at Hot Luck,”.

Andy Ricker


Tickets to the Pok Pok-Up are available to the public for $85, which includes guaranteed entry, a plate of food and a signed copy of Andy Ricker’s new book. Beverages are sold separately. The Pok Pok-Up is also available to Hot Luck Whole Enchilada pass holders with a plate of food included (entry on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to capacity). Tickets can be purchased at and are on sale today, Thursday, May 2, at 10 a.m. A limited number of walk-ins will also be available day of, subject to capacity.

The Pok Pok-Up party will continue at Nickel City featuring a pop-up menu from Westward Whiskey, featuring their award-winning American Single Malt distilled in Portland.

Hot Luck Fest

Proceeds and Sponsors

Hot Luck is proud to donate a portion of the festival’s proceeds to The SAFE Alliance. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Visit to learn more about this amazing organization.

This year’s Hot Luck sponsors include YETI, Lone Star Beer, Creekstone Farms, Tillamook, Wines of Germany, Washington State Wine, Tabasco, White Claw, Performance Food Group, Knob Creek, Lipton, Vans, Fernet, 14 Hands Wine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Karbach Brewing Co., Rambler Sparkling Water, Alamo Drafthouse, New Belgium Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery, Big Green Egg, Desert Door Sotol, Wines of Substance, Chameleon Cold Brew, Hops & Grain, Hi Sign Brewing, Austin Eastciders, Regalis, Westward Whiskey, Barritt’s Ginger Beer, Minamoto, Genji Sake, Shade Tree Lemonade, Republic National Distributing Company, Acqua Panna, Ace Mart, BB Charcoal, and World Centric.

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