Beechmont: A planned food hall, and a new generation at Annie’s Cafe
As previously noted, we couldn’t be happier that our friend Michael L. Jones – a frequent contributor to Food & Dining Magazine – recently accepted a position as reporter at Louisville Business First. It’s good for Michael, of course, but arguably better for the rest of us, because he has a proven track record of straying from the beaten path. Two informative examples follow, both centered south-of-center in Louisville’s Beechmont neighborhood, long a multicultural enclave, but which seldom gets East End-volume ink. First, Michael documents an ownership succession underway at Annie’s Cafe. A new generation takes over Annie’s Cafe in Beechmont Lee Tran was 9 years old when he started bussing tables at Annie’s Café, the restaurant his mother Annie Tran opened at 308 W. Woodlawn Ave. in 2002. When he was 13, his mother moved him into the kitchen where he started doing prep work, cutting up meats and vegetables for Pho (pronounced “phuh”), the traditional Vietnamese...Read more