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Backwoods Bistro to close after serving up eats in Tallahassee for 8 years

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:10:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The owners of Backwoods Bistro in Tallahassee announced Monday that they are closing down the restaurant on Jan. 17 after eight years.

After the brunch on Sunday, January 17, Backwoods Bistro will shut down for good. But, in a message posted to Facebook on Monday, the owners are confident the Capital City hasn't seen the last of the Backwoods family.

"The Backwoods family is by no means done in Tallahassee and we are currently so excited and working on a new concept to share with our Tallahassee community," the owners wrote.

Until Jan. 17, Backwoods Bistro will remain open Tuesdays – Thursday from 4pm to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm with brunch on Sunday from 11 am to 3pm.

On the final day, the owner said they plan on having a "big reggae Sunday send off."

"Reggae Sundays are a Bistro tradition and have brought us some of our most treasured memories with our guests and friends," the Facebook post read. "It seems only fitting we end our time here in Downtown Tallahassee with Sway Ja Vu playing us some live music while we enjoy a fantastic brunch with delicious cocktails."

The owners are asking patrons to visit over the next two weeks, enjoy the "Bistro vibe" and help say goodbye.

According to their website, Backwoods Bistro originated in Sopchoppy in Wakulla County, about 45 miles south of Tallahassee, and expanded into the Capital City in 2012.