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Food and Dining Magazine: Saigon Memories

Saigon and Louisville are 9,000 miles apart, but Jessica Mach has found a way to merge the two cities. In July, she and partner Stweart Davis opened Pho Ba Luu at 1019 E. Main St., on the edge of the Nulu and Butchertown neighborhoods. Pho Ba Luu’s menu is built around banh mi sandwiches and […]

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ALIVE Magazine: Eat Your Way Through The Midwest At These 10 Chef-Driven Fast-Casual Restaurants

Step aside, Qdoba. Clear out, Panera. The big dogs, the culinary masters, are coming through, and they’re bringing with them a whole new age of fast-casual dining. Fast-casual restaurants have been enjoying an upswing in popularity as diners seek speedy options without compromising more discerning palettes, and chefs across America are getting in on the […]

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Courier Journal: Vietnamese Pho Ba Luu opens in Butchertown

With a focus on core Vietnamese specialties, Pho Ba Luu is packing the house shortly after its mid-September opening. The Butchertown restaurant, 1019 E. Main St., serves Saigon street food favorite banh mi sandwiches; northern Vietnam staple pho, a noodle dish in a flavorful broth; spring rolls and fried rolls; noodle bowls and rice bowls; […]

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Insider Louisville: Sneak Peek – Pho Ba Luu prepares for opening day today

Pho Ba Luu picked a great week to open. The weather is temperate, and people can feel the full effect of the restaurant as wind and people flow in and out of its opened garage doors. The new restaurant is a Vietnamese concept, with classic dishes such as pho, banh mi sandwiches, spring rolls and […]

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Thrillist: The Best Restaurants in Louisville Right Now

Louisville gets a lot of new restaurants, and we love telling you about them. But just because a place is cutting the ribbon, doesn’t mean it’s cutting the mustard, and the ‘Ville certainly has no shortage of tried-and-tested eateries to fall back on. Enter Eat Seeker, a list of our current favorite restaurants in the […]

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Broken Sidewalk: Traditional Vietnamese

When you walk into the completed Pho Ba Luu restaurant later this year, you’ll notice a fresh combination of old and new architecture. The Vietnamese restaurant, the vision of Stewart Davis and his fiancée Jessica, will occupy a prominent East Main Street site inside a former mechanic’s shop that’s under renovation as part of developer […]

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WHAS 11: Pho Ba Luu to Bring Vietnamese Street Food to Butchertown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The city is known for its love for bourbon and diverse food culture. Pho Ba Luu, a new Vietnamese street food restaurant, is sure to add their own flavor while attracting foodies from all over. According to the Courier-Journal, Pho Ba Luu will open on East Main Street this summer. It […]

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Courier Journal: Vietnamese Street Food Coming to Butchertown

Two of the most popular street foods in Vietnam – pho and banh mi – are coming to Butchertown this summer, when Pho Ba Luu opens. The fast, casual restaurant is underway at Butcherblock Properties, a nine-building complex from Andy Blieden at 1009–1019 East Main Street. The traditionally made broth and noodle soup – called […]

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