The idea was born on the way back from Hawaii where I had just introduced my wife and business partner, Trish, to poke. She was blown away by it and she’s like somebody needs to open a poke shop.
– Jason McVearry, Co-Founder
When Jason McVearry introduced his wife Trish Fortuna to poke – the Hawaiian delicacy that he loved to eat when he lived on the island – she was blown away and said that someone should really open up a poke shop in their hometown of Los Angeles. So they decided to be those people and started the now popular Venice beachside deli Poke-Poke.
Poke-Poke co-founders Jason and Trish concoct made-to-order poke; a meal that primarily consists of cubed fish – usually ahi – seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, onions and assorted spices. But that’s just the basics. At Poke-Poke, Jason and Trish have created dozens of original recipes and are regularly inventing new and delicious ways to serve up the dish to their “religious regulars” from Venice and beyond.
Watch the video and meet the husband and wife team that brought poke from Hawaii to Los Angeles. Made on (mt).