Floods wash out Austin's Bacon

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Oct. 17 marked the final day of operation for Bacon, an Austin, Texas, establishment that opened in 2011. Owner Jed Taylor cited “disabling flooding problems” as the reason for the closure of the bistro which offered diners an array of affordable breakfast plates, salads, sandwiches and appetizers featuring bacon.

Bacon restaurant in Austin, Texas
Bacon restaurant in Austin, Texas

Taylor and three friends opened Bacon in September of 2011, and proceeded to garner recognition such as Eater Austin’s So Hot Right Now award. Actor Kevin Bacon even visited the restaurant in 2014.

But over the years, post-rain storm flooding from nearby Shoal Creek took a toll. In a letter to diners explaining the closure, Taylor said: “It is with a heavy heart that after 5 years of great bacon, delicious beers, wonderful people, fun times, hard work, ups and downs, the owners of Bacon have decided it’s time to move on to the next location. After years of disabling flood problems, it is time to give Bacon the opportunity to focus on better facilities and a chance to really serve Austin more bacon. This has been a very difficult and emotional decision and we are so sad to say goodbye, but a healthy restaurant takes priority.”

The good news for Austin’s Bacon lovers is that Taylor plans to relocate the restaurant.

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