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Restaurants Closing Up Today as Temperatures Plummet to Stupid Cold

The polar vortex descends upon the Twin Cities

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With today’s balmy temperature high of minus 8 and tomorrow’s calamitous threat of stupid cold, restaurants and stores are closing early and seeking warm shelter for the polar onslaught. Even cold weather advocate and Bachelor Farmer owner Eric Dayton admits, it’s cold enough to bust a puck out dere. That’s cold. This list will update as more restaurants decide to close up and let workers stay home, out of the elements.

Restaurants Closing or Closed Early

Grand Cafe: Closed Wednesday.

Eastside: Closed Wednesday.

Cook St. Paul: Closed Wednesday.

Brunson’s Pub: Closed Wednesday.

Hazel’s Northeast: Closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday, closed all day Wednesday

Surly Taproom and Upstairs pizza: Closing 8 p.m. Tuesday, closed Wednesday “because it’s too goddamn cold.” Re-opening at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Nighthawks: Called off trivia for tonight and will close at 10 p.m.

Lowry Hill Meats: Closing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, closed Wednesday.

Current Restaurant: Open for dinner Tuesday, closed Wednesday.

Sweet Chow: Closed Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

4 Bells: shortened hours 5 to 8 p.m.

Zen Box Izakaya: Closing 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

Home Street Home Cafe: Closed Wednesday.

Grand Cafe: Closed Tuesday.

Union Kitchen: Trailer at Sociable Ciderwerks closed. Reopening Friday.

Joan’s in the Park: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hell’s Kitchen: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sushi Fix: Closed Tuesday.

Herbivorous Butcher: Closed Wednesday.

George and the Dragon: Closing at 8 pm Tuesday and open regular hours Wednesday.

Harriet Brasserie: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Giordano’s Uptown and Richfield: Closed Wednesday.

All Blue Plate Restaurants (Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, Groveland Tap, Freehouse, Mercury Dining and Rail, 3 Squares, and the Lowry): Closed Wednesday.

Cafe Barbette is opening at 9 a.m.

Gigi’s Cafe open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Bird: closed on Wednesday.

Kyatchi (both locations): Closed Wednesday.

Red Rabbit and Red Cow: Closing at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Town Hall Brewery: Closed Wednesday.

All Punch Pizza locations: Closed Wednesday.

Rinata: Closed Wednesday.

PinKU: Open for Wednesday lunch, but closed for dinner.

Al’s Breakfast: Closed Wednesday.

Handsome Hog: Closed Wednesday.

Public Kitchen & Bar: Closed Wednesday.

Gray Duck: Closed Wednesday.

Smack Shack: Closed Wednesday.

WaffleBar: Closed Wednesday.

R.A. MacSammy’s Elbow Room: Closed Wednesday.

Hyacinth: Closed Wednesday.

Blue Door Pub: All locations closed Wednesday.

Meyvn: Closing at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Cafe Latte: Closed Wednesday.

Corner Table: Closed Wednesday.

Black Sheep Pizza: All locations closed Wednesday.

The Bungalow Club: Closed Wednesday.

Parlour: Minneapolis closed Wednesday. Saint Paul closing at 4 p.m.

Borough: Closing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Rincon 38: Closed Wednesday.

Centro: Closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Kafe 421: Closing at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Chino Latino: Closed Wednesday.

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