Side Orders: Rhyme 'OK' and 'poke' for bouquet of flavors

The poke bowl at Stir is among the most-popular entrees on the lunch and dinner menu. (Photo by Anne Braly)

Poke bowls have become a huge food fad since jumping the Pacific from their home in Hawaii a few years ago. They are now appearing on menus from Peoria to Palm Beach, and their popularity does not seem to be waning.

I had my first poke (pronounced PO-kay ) bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida, last year and since then have ordered one every time I see it on a menu. It seems that every one is different from another, except for one thing: They're all delicious.

photo Anne Braly

My most recent poke bowl was at Stir, and since that time, I've been twice and ordered it both times.