In Search of Good Food | You can learn tea appreciation at Roots
There are plenty of reasons to visit Roots, the beautifully appointed, casually upscale, full-service side of Coco Tran's duplex shrine to vegetarian food. (And yes, there are plenty of reasons to visit Heart & Soy, the adjacent restaurant that features counter service and emphasizes street food, too, but today is all about Roots.)
In Search of Good Food | Heart & Soy serves a helping of calm
With one holiday weekend down and a frenzied month of parties and dinners in the offing, many of us have resigned ourselves to a dismal December diet that features three kinds of meals: tables groaning under the weight of rich celebratory dishes; smart little hors d'oeuvres passed around or served on platters alongside sparkling wines and colorful cocktails; and regrettable, forgettable drive-through excursions that punctuate our frustrating treks from mall to mall.
Precious 'Fu [Louisville Magazine]
Kentucky's only tofu-manufacturing machine is a few steps away from Roots, through a passageway connecting the restaurant to what Tran says is its "more street-food" sister, Heart and Soy. In a recent phone conversation, Tran told me that Roots is "more international," while Heart and Soy is "more Asian."
Restaurant owner Coco Tran raises money for charity, including the Family Scholar House
Dine at Zen Garden, Heart and Soy or Roots on Wednesday, November 23 from 10am to 11pm. Eat free, but make a donation to charity. Proceeds benefit several Louisville-based charities such as Family Scholar House, La Casita Center and Hand in Hand Ministries.
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Courier-Journal Critic's Review – 9/1/11
Virtue — according to some sources — is its own reward. Anyone who’s ever fallen into the clutches of an evangelical hippie chef whose idea of virtuous food is a frozen tofu sundae dusted with powdered tofu and drizzled with carob syrup will tell you different.
LEO Weekly Critic's Review – 8/23/11
If you’re a vegetarian who’s been pining for a nice local restaurant where you can get fancy meatless fare in an upscale setting, then your dream has come true. If you’re a guilty carnivore who claims you’d go vegetarian if only some place served meatless dishes so good that you wouldn’t even miss meat, look out.
Consuming Louisville – Local Dining Blog
Roots, the new Highlands eatery from Coco Tran and its companion restaurant Heart & Soy officially open for business today and that means we are lucky lucky people. This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the soft opening of Roots and it was amazing. It’s no secret I’m a fan of Coco Tran’s restaurants...