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David "YaYa" McAtee - Rest in Power

Melanie Wong | Jun 6, 202012:05 PM    

" . . . Taking lessons learned in part from his mother’s kitchen, David McAtee went on to become a beloved fixture on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway in the predominantly black West End neighborhood of Louisville. There, his simple takeout restaurant, YaYa’s BBQ, was a rare source of good food in an area with few businesses of any kind.

Mr. McAtee, 53, the youngest of nine children raised by Odessa and James McAtee, died early Monday morning on that corner. . . "

Louisville Barbecue Owner Killed in Police Shooting Fed a Food Desert

David McAtee is remembered as a man who reached out to his mostly black community through his cooking.

www.nytimes.com
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