Updated on September 13 at 11:25 am. This story will be updated periodically.
One of the telling indicators of the severity of a storm is whether Waffle House is open.
The southern chain of all-night dinners is often one of the few restaurants to weather a storm. For Florence, Waffle House says it is still following the situation.
Other Triangle restaurants have already decided to cancel events and have announced that they are closed for the weekend to keep staff and diners safe.
Here is a collection of local restaurants, coffee shops and bars that have announced a kind of closure or storm-related information. If your favorite bar or eatery is not in the list, this can be quite normal.
This bar in Durham plans to close Friday, but has offered itself as a shelter. On Instagram, the bar made it clear that it was not a hurricane party, but just a place to await the storm. "We can not guarantee a safe place, but if you think it's safer than yours, then come along."
For those who struggle to find drinking water in supermarkets, this brewery in Durham has offered to fill containers that you bring in with filtered water.
Mother earth brewing
In the eastern part of North Carolina Mother Earth Brewing from Kinston started filling its barrels with drinking water instead of beer, in the expectation that the flood-prone region will soon run out of water.
Oak & Dagger
This Raleigh brewery offers liters of water and ice to anyone who has trouble finding or moving through the storm.
This Raleigh brewery is located on the Wake Forest Road within the Beltline and offers to fill all containers with fresh water.
Plan to stay open
buku: With restaurants in Raleigh and Wake Forest, buku will be open during the storm and offers a free dessert to anyone whose concert / show / outing was canceled.
Pizzeria Toro: This pizzeria in the center of Durham is planning to stay open during the storm.
Namu: Although it plans to open late, this Korean barbecue shop and coffee house opens Thursday.
Yellow Dog Bread Company: This person Street bakery celebrates five years in business this week. They are open on Thursday and give away free Slingshot cold brewed coffee until noon.
Mandolin: Open for dinner Thursday from 17.30 to 21.30.
Hummingbird: Planning normal hours every day of the storm.
A place at the table: This non-profit restaurant in the center of Raleigh regularly serves breakfast and lunch on Thursdays.
Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas: This Latin American-inspired restaurant in the center of Durham commits to stay open all weekend until the power goes out.
East Durham Bake Shop: Open on Thursday afternoon, with pastries, bread and coffee.
Elaine is on Franklin: This French restaurant on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is planning to stay open all weekend.
Crawford & Son: Planning for dinner on Thursday and Friday at Person Street in Raleigh.
Monuts: Planning to reopen on Friday at 8:30 am on Ninth Street in Durham.
Saltbox Seafood: Both locations of this roast fish cave in Durham open Thursday.
Plan to close early
Perennial: This coffee shop in Chapel Hill closes at 17:00 on Wednesdays. and remain closed on Thursday and Friday.
Joe Van Gogh: Coffee shops in Chapel Hill and Durham close at 14.00 on Thursday. and stay closed on Friday.
Jubala: Both coffee houses in Raleigh close Thursday at 17:00. and stay closed on Friday.
Piedmont: The Durham restaurant is closed Wednesday, Thursday and probably Friday.
Caffe Driade & Open Eye Cafe: These coffee shops in Chapel Hill and Carrboro close at 6 pm on Thursday. and stay close to Friday.
Bida Manda: This Moore Square restaurant in Raleigh is closed on Thursdays.
Bread is the hardest to find in supermarkets, but local bakeries produce fresh bread every day. Cary bakery La Farm distributes its bread in the Triangle, but advises customers that the breads were probably sold out at Whole Foods locations. But the bakery keeps baking.
In Durham Loaf said that their shelves are still filled with bread.