We had the good fortune of connecting with Hao Tran and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hao, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
A very difficult question to answer. An immediate halt to the service industry makes you panic and fearful but makes you think quickly on the next plan to your young business. We regrouped, adapted, changed our business, watched every penny while maintaining the balance of service and quality our customers, business partners and vendors were used to. We really only have a week to week plan and dare not dream of a year or two years out with high level of risk involved. We are a young business and could give it up but because we are young, we build. I can also understand from more established businesses, do they give up or preserve their legacy. The answer is I don’t know what the future holds for us.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Our brand is a story. A story of people who are passionate about their craft, their history, their family influences, whether it was a grandmother who taught us or a cultural heritage that we celebrate. We all have a story to tell and that what’s make us overcome our challenges. We are the narrators of our failures and successes, and it is with that accountability that we continue to strive for success.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Fort Worth is distinct in its food scene and rich in history. I would start with the Fort Worth Herd in the stockyards, an authentic cattle drive makes you think about how the West was won. Then on to the Museum District with its amazing collections demonstrates the modern and worldly Fort Worth. But we are still fun so the food adventure begins with some classics. Breakfast at Swiss Pastry Shop, lunch at Panther City BBQ in Near Southside, dinner downtown at Reata or Water’s and twilite beer and horseshoes at The Point in Lake Worth. But if you are in town for week, shop at The Table Market & Culinary Studio to make your own creations, meats, cheeses, the best sourdough bread, farm produce, all local. And go walk down the many trails along the Trinity River including Airfield Falls. .

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The shoutout goes to my friends, family and business partners. It really takes a village and in Fort Worth, the culinary community is simply outstanding.

Website: TheTableMarket.com
Instagram: haoislostinthesauce, hao_dixya, TheTableFW
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Image Credits
Image of us in Charlie’s Angel pose, credit to Meda Kessler Image of us sitting in chairs, credit to Shaan Khaled