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Posted by Pounce Cat Cafe on Friday, 8 September 2017

Hurricane Irma is barreling towards South Carolina, and while the latest predictions suggest Charleston may not be hit as hard as expected, it looks scary. As a possible evacuation looms, some restaurants are closing up shop and some are hunkering down. Here’s a list of who’s doing what during Irmageddon.

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Restaurant Closures

— Butcher & Bee’s bakery will be closed as of Saturday, no word yet on the restaurant.

— Pounce Cat Cafe is closing early Friday through to Wednesday September 13, with all the cats transferred to shelters further inland.

Zero Restaurant + Bar will be open Friday, but closed Saturday and Sunday. Cooking classes will go ahead Monday and regular hours resume Tuesday.

— Cannon Green is open Friday, but closed Saturday through Monday (regular hours resume Tuesday).

— Brown’s Court bakery is open 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, then closed through Tuesday (regular hours resume Wednesday).

— Food hall Workshop is open on Friday but closed Saturday until early next week.

— Prohibition will be closed from Saturday “until further notice”.

— Due to staff shortages from evacuations, Grace & Grit will be closed for brunch this weekend, as well as all day Monday, but open for dinner Saturday and Sunday (“Irma permitting”)

— Fleet Landing’s restaurant is closed, but the bar is open, with a hurricane party Saturday “from 11 a.m. until...” (until whenever). Both will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Restaurants Staying Open (And Specials)

— Bar Normandy is staying open, noting on Instagram the hurricane party starts on Sunday evening.

— Both Persimmon Cafe locations will offer 50 per cent off to police, firefighters, first responders, and on-call nurses and doctors, implying that they’ll be staying open (at least for now).

— Stems & Skins are pairing up with food truck Short Grain for a hurricane party with a limited menu Saturday from 6 p.m.

— Mike Lata’s FIG and The Ordinary will be open all weekend.

— Workmen’s Cafe say it’s “business as usual” for the meantime.

— All Neighborhood Dining Group Restaurants (Minero, Husk, McCrady’s Tavern, and McCrady) are open Saturday, but will be closed Sunday and Monday.

— The Macintosh will open Friday and Saturday.

— Chez Nous “will stay open as much as possible through this storm”, which should include Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner.

— Bacco is doing half-priced wine (for bottles under $50) on Friday and Saturday, with 25 per cent off for more expensive bottles.

— Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ is staying open at both locations (North Charleston, Mount Pleasant) .

Beaufort Restaurant Week is going ahead, although it’s best to call ahead to individual restaurants to confirm.

— Rodney Scott’s BBQ confirms that they’re open and ready to serve this weekend.

— Goat. Sheep. Cow. and Goat. Sheep. Cow. North will be open Friday and Saturday, with a beefed up happy hour from 2 to 7 p.m., with rosé at $6 a glass. They’ll be closed Sunday-Monday (as per their regular hours).

— Toast (downtown), Toast of West Ashley, and Toast of Summerville are open for full service, as per their regular hours.

— Eli’s Table is open for its regular hours.

— Tabbuli will stay open, doing full service and normal hours.

— Queology is staying open, with no changes to service or hours.

— Lewis Barbecue is open all weekend.

— As of Friday afternoon, Corys Grilled Cheese is open and doing 30 per cent off all sandwiches.

— Piano bar Fill is set to be open all weekend.

— Pawleys Island Brewing is open all weekend, “weather permitting”.

— Burwell’s is open for any steak needs.

— The Brick plans to keep showing football and pouring beers.

— The Alley remains open.

— Tavern & Table plans to keep the doors unlocked.

— Plenty of beer still flowing at Bay Street Biergarten.

— 82 Queen will keep the she-crab soup warm for guests.

— Go for barbecue at Swig & Swine.

— Check out Cru Cafe for a long-time Charleston favorite.

— Lowcountry Bistro will keep the lights on.

— Royal American will keep the doors open.

— Park Cafe will still serve breakfast.

— Taco Boy will keep its frozen screwdrivers ready to calm nerves.

Event Cancellations

— Second Sunday on King Street is cancelled.

— Middleton Place is cancelling events through Thursday September 14, including its Harvest Moon Dinner (Saturday), Rum Stroll (Wednesday), and Backyard Barbecue (Thursday).

— A fundraiser for murdered chef Shane Whiddon’s family at the Charleston Pour House has been postponed to September 30.

— This weekend’s Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market is cancelled.

— Saturday’s Lowcountry Boil and Sunset Paddle at Bowens Island Restaurant is cancelled, although the restaurant appears to be remaining open for now.

— Lewis Barbecue’s Chile Roast has been postponed to September 23.

— Around 20 Charleston Beer Week events have been cancelled as of Friday evening, but some are still running — it’s best to check the list here, or call the venues hosting events.