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Hurricane Matthew Liveblog: Miami Restaurant, Event, and Grocery Closures and Updates: UPDATED

Hurricane Matthew is heading toward Florida, with Miami officially under a tropical storm watch as of 11 a.m. today. NOAA issued the watch, which runs from the Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys to Deerfield Beach in Broward County. A hurricane watch has been issued from Deerfield Beach north to the Volusia/Brevard County line. Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for the entire state.

That means now is the time to prepare for the storm by purchasing nonperishable edibles. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, you should plan to have one gallon of water per person, per day, with extra water for pets, babies, mixing food, and sanitation.

You should also have three to seven days' worth of food for each member in the household. Canned tuna, juices, soup, crackers, granola bars, dried fruit, peanut butter, soft drinks, and pet food are all good options. 

Now is also the time to plan the rest of the week. Right now, most shops and restaurants are open with business as usual, though some have begun to postpone events. 

Here's a list of any hurricane-related changes to restaurants, bars, stores, and food-related events in Miami. We'll update this post with any new information as the storm moves closer.

If you are a restaurant owner or know of any hurricane-related changes (or hurricane parties), or simply want people to know you are staying open during the storm, shoot an email to [email protected] to be included in this list. 

50 Eggs
50 Eggs restaurants (Spring cHicken, YArdbird, Swine) are open today.

Adrian Fish Market & Restaurant (13115 W Okeechobee Rd, Hialeah Gardens)
Adrian will stay open tomorrow, October 6. 

Antica Mare
Antica Mare will close tonight, October 5 and tomorrow, October 6. It will reopen Friday, October 7.

The Bar
The ironically named Coral Gables establishment will remain open. 

Beaker & Gray
The Wynwood restaurant will close today, October 5 at 4 p.m. and will be closed Thursday, October 6. It will reopen Friday, October 7 at noon. 

Bianca at the Delano
Bianca will remain open (dining room only).

Blackbird Ordinary
Blackbird O plans to stay open all week long. 

Blue Collar
Blue Collar will remain open today and tomorrow (October 6).

Cafe Del Mar (710 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)
Cafe Del Mar will remain open Thursday and Friday, serving 24 hours.

Cheeseburger Baby
Both SoBe and Little River locations are open!

City Tap House
Open today, will be closed tomorrow, October 6. Reopening TBA.

Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
As of now, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus will celebrate Oktoberfest, with no cancellations. According to Chris at the restaurant, "the tents are up, and we're going to ride out the storm." Oktoberfest runs from noon to midnight Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through October 9, and admission is free. 

The Continental
Closed tomorrow, October 6. 

Coyo Taco
Coyo has decided to close today with plans to reopen tomorrow.

Craft Spirits Festival
The grand tasting event, originally planned for this Thursday, October 6, at Coconut Grove's Cruz Building has been postponed until Thursday, October 13, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Organizer Frank Moreno says, "There's nothing we can do about the weather, and we want people to be safe." Tickets will be valid for the new date, and more details can be found at 

Della Test Kitchen at The Wynwood Yard
Della test kitchen is open for lunch today, October 5, through 2:30 p.m. with a special hurricane prep deal. Buy one bowl and get the second bowl free. The BOGO offer is good for in-store orders for pick-up or dine-in only (no delivery apps). Delivery is still available at regular prices. Della Test Kitchen and The Wynwood Yard will close today at 3 p.m. and will remain closed tomorrow. 

Don Burrito
The Kendall restuarant will stay open today.

Down N’ Dirty Tacos and Tequila Bar

Open today, will be closed tomorrow, October 6. Will reopen Friday, October 7.

Drunken Dragon
Drunken Dragon will be open for dinner tonight, October 6. 

The Dutch
The Miami Beach outpost of Andrew Carmellini's New York eatery at the W South Beach will remain open for its regular lunch and dinner hours.

Europa Cafe
The coffee house inside the Chevron on Biscayne and 60th is open today, offering pumpkin lattes, beer, wine, and sandwiches. The pumps are also open (regular gas only as of noon today). 

Flanigan's and Big Daddy's Liquors
Both are staying open as long as possible — all locations.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
The resort and its restaurants will remain open for the remainder of the week.

Gianni's at the Villa

Will stay open both Thursday and Friday.


Gramps is open for business today and tomorrow.

The iconic Coconut Grove eatery will be open today and tomorrow. 

Grown will be closed tomorrow, October 6, and Friday, October 7. 

Happy Wine
Both the Coconut Grove and Calle Ocho locations are open to sell wine to go and to enjoy in.

Hiro Sushi Express (1518 Washington Ave., Miami Beach)
HIro will stay open on Thursday, October 6. 

Joey's will be closed tomorrow, October 6. 

Plans to stay open Thursday and Friday.

Komodo will be closed Thursday, October 6 and will reopen for dinner on Friday, October 7. 

The Wynwood restaurant will be closed tomorrow, October 6. Reopening TBA.

The Irish Times
The Irish Times will remain open today. 

iPic Theater and the Tuck Room
Both the theater and the adjoining restaurant are closed today and tomorrow. Refunds will be given. Call (630) 378-8035 for more info. 

Le Zoo
Closed tomorrow, October 6. 

Lulu in the Grove

Lulu in the Grove will be open today and tomorrow.

Lure Fishbar
Lure will be closed tomorrow, October 6 and reopen on Friday.

Macchialina is closing today, October 5, since the City of Miami Beach has mandated all outside furniture be brought inside by 7 p.m. It plans to open tomorrow, October 6 and Friday, subject to change.

Closed tomorrow, October 6. 

Meat Market Miami Beach
Meat Market will be open tomorrow, October 6. 

Menin Hospitality

Menin Hospitality is offering guests 30 percent off all hotel stays at its properties including the Mondrian South Beach, Gale South Beach, Bentley South Beach, and Kaskades South Beach. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. This offer is valid from October 5 - October 13. 

Miam Cafe
This Wynwood eatery will close tomorrow, October 6 and Friday, October 7. It will reopen on Saturday, October 8. 

Mignonette will remain open tomorrow.

Mike's at Venetia
Mike's At Venetia will be opened regular hours as long as they have power.

Mina's Mediterraneo
Mina's will stay open, at least for now. Mina's Yasmine Kotb says that the shutters are up, but the restaurant is open.

Ms. Cheezious
Ms. Cheezious is closed for today.

The restaurant is open today, but palns on closing tomorrow, October 6. 

PM Fish & Steak House
Plans to stay open Thursday and Friday.

The Brickell restaaurant and market will remain open for delivery and dine in. The restaurant has a generator. 

Publix stores in South Florida will operate under normal business hours until further notice. The company has set up a website to provide updates on store closings. Visit for additional information. 

Purdy Lounge
Pursy Lounge will remain open during the storm. 

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
The Lincoln Road restaurant will be open Thursday for lunch and dinner, though it may close a little early if conditions worsen. The restaurant will be open on Friday for dinner. Those braving the storm can enjoy Quattro’s new Pranzando i Cenando Al Quattro – a three course $25 lunch and three course $39 dinner menu available through October.

Red the Steakhouse
Chef Peter Vauthy is keeping the steakhouse open tonight (and baking cinnamon rolls), and is keeping an eye on the storm for the next day. Stay tuned. 

Repour will remain open tomorrow, October 6. 

Most Sedano’s Supermarkets have backup generators and will stay open to serve the community until weather permits. Currently, stores in Miami-Dade will remain open today until 10:00 p.m. Broward County stores will remain open until midnight tonight and will reopen at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, October 6. 

The Setai
The restaurant is open today, but open Thursday to hotel guests only. Closed for Breakfast & Lunch Friday.

Slderz has decided to close for today so employees can be with their families.

Sugar Factory Lincoln Road
Open today, will be closed tomorrow, October 6. Will reopen Friday, October 7.

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive
Plans to stay open Thursday and Friday.

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Sugarcane is open today and is also delivering locally.

Sushi Maki
All locations will remain open on October 6. 

Sweat Records
Sweat Records will be open until 5 p.m. today.

Sweetness Bakeshop
Sweetness Bakeshop will be closing today at 6 p.m, and will be closed all day Thursday. Friday opening is TBD

Teixeira Portugal Restaurant (1569 Sunset Dr, Miami)
Teixeira will remain open on Thursday. 

Tino's in Brickell (1040 S. Miami Ave.) has announced plans to remain open during Hurricane Matthew. In addition, it will deliver pizza and wine in the neighborhood as long as it remains safe to do so. The areas that will be eligible for delivery will be from 5th to 14th from 1st to Brickell Bay Drive. The restaurant has a generator, so the restaurant could, literally, be a port in the storm for Brickell residents.

Veni Vidi Vici Social Club
The "VVV" will open at 7 p.m. tonight, October 6, weather permitting.

Verde at PAMM and PAMM
Both the museum and the restaurant will be closed tomorrow, October 6. 

VeritageMiami (UPDATED)
The multiday fundraiser for the United Way is now postponing all of its events including the Craft Beer Tasting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, at Wynwood Walls, the Fine Wine Tasting, scheduled for Thursday, October 6, at the Shops at Merrick Park, the VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner this Friday, October 7, at  JW Marriott Marquis Miami, and the VeritageMiami Bubbly Brunch, held Sunday, October 9, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. VeritageMiami issued the following statement:

With Miami-Dade under a tropical storm watch and back in the “cone of concern,” our VeritageMiami leadership has decided to postpone ALL VeritageMiami events, including the Interactive Dinner on Friday and Auction & Bubbly Brunch on Sunday, to the spring. We feel that this is the best course of action, again, out of an abundance of caution and due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Matthew. We will be in touch soon with new dates for VeritageMiami in the spring of 2017. All tickets and sponsorship benefits will be honored then.

In addition, United Way is Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management’s official volunteer and donations arm following a disaster, and we need to turn our attention towards those efforts.

Updated information about VeritageMaimi can be found at

Vice City Bean
Vice City Bean will remain open today.

Waffle House
Waffle House locations plan on staying open during the storm. The breakfast favorite, open 24 hours a day, has a hotline that patrons can call for updates: 1-877-9-WAFFLE (1-877-992-3353)

Whole Foods Markets
Today, all 26 Whole Foods will be open during regular business hours. On Thursday, October 6, the following locations will be closed all day: Aventura, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie, Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, North Miami, South Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach. All stores not listed will be open for business. Check with WFM on social media for updates and hours of operation for Friday, October 7.

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
The restaurant, along with Wynwood Walls, will be closed tomorrow, October 6. 

The Wynwood Yard
The Wynwood Yard will be closed today as of 3 p.m. and events for tonight and tomorrow are postponed, including the Design Thinking Miami bar takeover, Malaysian Batik and Bites, and United Way Veritage Miami Craft Beer Tasting Afterparty, among others. 

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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