Hudson's on the Bend Shutters
No immediate plans for property
By Brandon Watson,
4:35PM, Wed. Feb. 15, 2017
Hudson’s on the Bend, the long-running Austin fine dining staple, closed today after a 31-year run. In March 2016, original owner and chef Jeffrey Blank sold the property to chef Billy Caruso and advanced sommelier Chris McFall, the pair behind the Prime Thyme Restaurant Group.
After an extensive renovation, the revamped Hudson’s debuted in November to much fanfare. According to the announcement, "challenges that could not be overcome” prevented a longer run, but no further details were given. Caruso and McFall are reviewing future options for the property, including bringing a Mighty Cone food truck to the property soon. The fast casual restaurant was also purchased from Blank as part of the Hudson's deal.*
Those curious about the next step for the Hill Country classic are being encouraged to sign up for a mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “sign me up.”*Post updated to clarify that Caruso and McFall were not the founders of The Mighty Cone.