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    Bean won a 2018 Critic's Choice award in the 2018 Best of Louisville awards. 

    Bean, 1138 Goss Ave. 
    beangtown.com 

    This trick works best for kids who, upon watching a movie, earnestly ask questions like: Is Moana real? Are lions really kings? Why don’t Elsa and Anna need coats? It’s an age ripe with curiosity, and one that’s exquisitely easy to fool. Adorable schmucks. And, man, can they make meals a battle, particularly if vegetables are involved, especially if said vegetables are leafy greens. Lucky for me, Bean, my neighborhood coffee shop, offers a pineapple-kale smoothie. My abbreviation: “the pineapple smoothie.” All my two young children know is that the delightfully bright-green drink is citrusy-sweet, cold and refreshing. But I’m tall enough to see over the counter. So I get to witness the act of a barista mashing a fistful of kale into a blender. Vitamins A to Z will enter their tiny systems. Victory is mine!

    This originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Louisville Magazine as a Best of Louisville Critic's Choice winner. To subscribe to Louisville Magazineclick here. To find us on newsstands, click here.

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    Cover photo: Pineapple-kale smoothie at Bean // Facebook

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