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Short-Lived Ophelia From Dunlap and Baton Creole Quickly Closes

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Open for just three months

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Ophelia, the Cajun restaurant and bar from Bridget Dunlap and food truck Baton Creole, is now closed. This happened after "a series of management discussions," but, according to a rep, "sometimes things just do not work out." This happened in late May.

Dunlap is now considering different ideas for the space, but Baton Creole owner Lynzy Moran is no longer involved. Her food truck can currently be found at 907 East 6th Street.

Ophelia opened in late February. It was Dunlap’s replacement restaurant for her other spot in the same space on Calles Street, Mettle. That closed in January. The Texas-Louisiana-inspired menu featured crawfish, gumbo, and chicken-fried frog legs, served alongside New Orleans cocktails like Hurricanes and Sazeracs.

Dunlap also recently turned ELM Group’s French eatery Arro into game bar and lounge Parlor & Yard in February. Along with a batch of Rainey Street bars (Lustre Pearl, Container Bar, Clive Bar, and Bar 96), she also operates Burn Pizzeria and Lustre Pearl East.