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Feeding the Cold - Blizzard Deals and Closings

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 1, 2011 4:00PM

Yesterday, we gave you Chicagoist's best tips for surviving the impending white fluffy doom. Today, we are seeing more and more businesses getting in the act - either closing altogether or offering great deals to anyone brave enough (or dumb enough) to go out and get 2 feet of snow dumped on their heads. Whether or not a restaurant is on the list, be sure to call ahead - there will be a lot of unplanned closings. We expect this list to keep growing, so we'll update throughout today and tomorrow if anything changes.

Closings: Downtown lunchers be aware - Grahamwich and Graham Elliot have announced that they will be closing tonight and Wednesday.

Update - Fritz Pastry and Vanilla Patisserie are closing early today and all day tomorrow.

Update (1:15) - Lou Malnatis is closing (no more delivery) at 9 PM throughout the city tonight.

N9NE Steakhouse will be closed for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Southport Grocery will be closed tomorrow.

Three Floyds will be closing today at 4 PM.

Chizakaya is closed for the night.

Naha is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

City Provisions is closed today and tomorrow.

Deals: Falafill is giving customers a free bowl of soup with any sandwich or salad bowl order. Keep warm with soup!

Several restaurants are offering discounts during the storm. Landmark and Perennial will take 25% off of your bill on Tuesday or Wednesday, and Boka will discount the same amount on Wednesday only.

According to The Feast, Manny's deli is selling its frozen soups at 2 for 1 prices - stock up before the snow hits!

Update (10:10) via 312Dining Diva - Witts is offering a free cup of yellow split pea soup with lardons, carrots and truffle oil and free "Winter Storm '11 shots." We're not sure what that shot is, but it'll probably keep you warm.

Update (12:04) via inbox - Old Oak tap is offering Chicagoist readers who brave the snow $2 tacos and $2 tecates tonight. Plus, they'll be running a snowman building contest!

Nana is giving away free cups of chowder tonight and Wednesday, if you brave the cold! They won best chowder last night at Chowderfest, so get a taste now.

Carnivale is offering a special deal for its email subscribers - $25 off lunch or dinner today and tomorrow. Check your inbox.

Update (1:18) - If you live in the 60622 zip, show your ID at Leopold tonight for free poutine.

If you chose to stay in, a snow day is a great chance to do some long, slow cooking. Try our favorite onion soup, which will make your house smell so good that you will forget the blizzard, or Caitlin's Spicy Pork Shoulder. Do your shopping now, before the blizzard!