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Despite All-Day Bacon Happy Hour, The Flying Pig Has Shuttered

The restaurant was only open four and a half months

Josh Brasted

An all-day bacon happy hour couldn’t save The Flying Pig Cafe, which closed after a four and a half month run serving Southern-inspired food. The news was first reported by Helen Freund, who posted a photo of a sign on the door that read, “...due to forces beyond our control, we are now closed. Take care and have a good 2018.”

Husband-and-wife team Rob and KatinaKat” Vance opened the family-friendly restaurant September 1 in the spot that housed neighborhood fave and sushi bar Kyoto for decades. In addition to Southern food and plenty of pork, the menu included wraps, Cubanos, the self-proclaimed “best damn mac and cheese you’ve ever had”, and dishes with Caribbean and Asian influences. On Fridays, the restaurant ran an all-day bacon happy hour with drink specials and unlimited, free bacon.

Rob Vance was formerly executive chef at the Ruby Slipper and Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts. Kat Vance is a radio DJ at classic rock station Bayou 95.7.

No news yet on Rob Vance’s plans or what may move into the space.


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The Flying Pig

4920 Prytania St, New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana