UPDATED: Orlando area restaurants that are closing this weekend for Hurricane Irma


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As Hurricane Irma flirts with Florida, many restaurants are not taking any chances to let their employees batten down the hatches and "hunker" as best they can.

Here's a list of all the spots we know of that won't be operating while the storm rolls through.

(We'll be updating this list as we learn of more restaurant closings.)

Se7en Bites will be closed starting Friday (9/8) through Monday (9/11). Chef-owner Trina Gregory-Propst says they'll reopen Tuesday should conditions permit.

Buttermilk Bakery will certainly be closed Sunday (9/10), and is monitoring conditions to see whether they'll also close Saturday and Monday as well.

Saigon Noodle & Grill (Bumby) will be closed starting tomorrow through Thursday (9/14), but not because of Irma. The Nguyens are heading out on family vacay to Paris just in the nick of time.
Sign posted on the door of Winter Garden Village Starbucks location. Get your PSL while you can, basics.
  • Sign posted on the door of Winter Garden Village Starbucks location. Get your PSL while you can, basics.

Chef Kevin Fonzo has canceled his planned pop-up dinner at La Tavola and subsequent fundraiser, "Lemonade & Bake Sale," to benefit Harvey victims. Stay tuned for a reschedule date.

There's a sign up in the Winter Garden Village location that all Orlando-area Starbucks locations will be closed Friday and Saturday for the storm. Sunday and Monday closings possible.

Viet-Nomz will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday (9/9), and will be closed Sunday (9/10) and Monday (9/11).

The Redlight Redlight collaboration shrimp boil with Wild Ocean, scheduled for Saturday (9/9), has been canceled.

Both Sus-Hi Eatstation locations (Altamonte and UCF) will be closed from Saturday (9/9) through Monday (9/11).

Trader Joe's locations will be closed Sunday (9/10) and Monday (9/11). Possible closing also on Saturday (9/9) depending on weather conditions. (Aside: TJ's in Winter Park still has bread and lots of non-perishables as of noon Thursday (9/7). We know you need that extra box of Joe-Joe's to stress eat...)

Downtown Sanford newcomer The Tennessee Truffle will be closed Saturday (9/9) through Tuesday (9/12).

The owners at KrungThep Teatime will be monitoring the storm on Saturday (9/9) and may close before their normal 10 p.m. closing time. They will be closed Sunday (9/10) and Monday (9/11).

Canvas Restaurant + Market in Lake Nona will be closed Saturday (9/9) and Sunday (9/10). Chef Bryan Thoman anticipates a Monday (9/11) closing as well.

To clean out their refrigerators before the storm, College Park's Infusion Tea will be offering BOGO entrees today (9/8) through Saturday (9/9) at 5 p.m., when they will close until Tuesday (9/12).

DOMU at East End Market will be closed Sunday (9/10) and Monday (9/11). Chef Sonny Nguyen says the restaurant will probably be only open for brunch on Saturday (9/9), so get those KFC wings while you still can.

Also at East End, Olde Hearth Bread Co. will be open until 4 p.m. tomorrow (with another shipment of bread coming in, if you still need some). They will be closed Sunday (9/10), Monday (9/11) and likely Tuesday (9/12) as well.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be closed starting Saturday (9/9) through Monday (9/11).

All central Florida Sonny's BBQ locations will be closed Saturday (9/9) through Monday (9/11), pending weather conditions.

The Ravenous Pig will be closed from 6 p.m. on Saturday (9/9) until Tuesday's (9/12) happy hour opening at 3 p.m.

Elusive hours are kind of Beefy King's thing, and they're sticking to it by closing Saturday (9/9) through Monday (9/11).

Pizza Bruno will be closed Saturday (9/9) through Monday (9/11). Friday night, they're emptying their dough coolers with $5 margherita pizzas until they run out.

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