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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— 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.
— 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.