Bracken Store Cafe

Photo from BSC on Facebook
There's a cool, old building that was built next to a 9-pin bowling alley during the 1930's in Bracken, TX. Originally a beer joint, Bracken Store Cafe has been operated by Linda Waggoner in this same building since the late 80's, and they served truly one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. In fact during one visit there I had what they called their "bean and frito burger" which in fact was featured in Texas Monthly's "Top 50 Greatest Hamburgers in Texas" in 2009. Apparently Linda Waggoner and her landlord Bill Wetz were unable to agree upon a mutually beneficial lease agreement, so as of 3pm on December 13, 2014 the store ceased operations in this location. I sincerely hope Linda is able to find a new location, but it's a shame it will no longer be at 18415 Bracken Drive. Below are few things I found online about the store, and if they do re-open I will be sure to mention it here even though this isn't music related.

Photos (from Bracken Store Cafe on Facebook):

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Bracken Store Cafe on Facebook Bracken Cafe flooded with customers after closing announced (Dec 2014)
mySA: article from Dining Divas (Dec 2013) Bracken Store Cafe (Aug 2011)
silvercreek78250: Lunch Report: Bracken Store Cafe (Apr 2010) Review #46 - Bracken Store Cafe (Feb 2010)
Texas Monthly: The 50 Greatest Hamburgers In Texas (Aug 2009) Review #31: Bracken Store Cafe - Bracken, TX (Mar 2009)

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