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Torrential Rain Forces Houston Restaurants to Close on Thursday

Here’s how to keep track of closures caused by the Imelda-related rain

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As tropical depression Imelda dumps rain all over Southeast Texas and local authorities encourage Houstonians to stay off the roads, the city’s restaurants are also being forced to close their doors as flash floods threaten the area.

As such, Eater will be keeping track of weather-related closures here all day long, and it’s probably a good idea to stay indoors until the storm passes. Stay safe out there, and scope out the list below:

Confirmed Closures:

  • Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys — both locations closed today
  • The Original Ninfas — Both the Navigation location and new Uptown Park outpost are closed
  • Squable — closed for dinner service
  • Vinny’s — closed today
  • Riel — closed tonight
  • Goodnight Charlie’s — closed tonight
  • Lucille’s (Museum District) — closed today
  • Indigo — will not open for service tonight
  • Ramen Tatsu-Ya — closing at 5 p.m.
  • Liberty Kitchen — all locations closed
  • H-Town Restaurant Group — Xochi, Hugo’s, Backstreet Cafe, and Caracol are all closed today
  • Etoile Cuisine et Bar — closed today
  • Brasserie du Parc — closed today
  • Pluckers — The chain’s Memorial City and Shepherd locations are closed
  • Eight Row Flint — closed
  • Revival Market — closed
  • Kenny & Ziggy’s — closed
  • Jonathan’s The Rub — both the Memorial Green and Original locations will be closed today
  • Underbelly Hospitality — Georgia James, UB Preserv, The Hay Merchant, Blacksmith and One Fifth are all closed tonight
  • Night Heron — closed
  • Ouisie’s — closed today
  • Eunice — will close for dinner service
  • Kulture — closed
  • State Fare — closed early today
  • Coltivare — will close for dinner service
  • Bernie’s Burger Bus — Heights location closed early on Thursday
  • Roegels Barbecue Co. — Closed today, because getting there is impossible unless “you’ve got a jacked vehicle or an airboat.”
  • Indianola — closed today
  • Reef — closed
  • Hungry’s — closed today
  • Ragin’ Cajun — closed today
  • The Union Kitchen — The Kingwood, Ella, and Memorial locations are closed today
  • Jax Grill — closed today
  • Niko Niko’s — The chain’s Market Square location will close today, Montrose and I-10 locations will remain open.
  • Miss Carousel — closed today
  • Pappas Steakhouse — Per a rep, both Houston-area locations are closed