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Bad weather causes restaurant closures and event postponements

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The Des Moines Metro is buried beneath a thick layer of sludge and ice from the rain, snow, hail, sleet, and other weather maladies still falling from the sky. As the thundersnow blizzard continues, Des Moines area restaurants are closing and events are being canceled. Here is a look at the announced restaurant closures and event cancellations as of 5 p.m. today.

Winefest Des Moines has cancelled the Wine Flights event scheduled for tomorrow night at South Union Bread Café. The event will be rescheduled. Here is Winefest's Facebook post regarding the event:

Due to the forecasted blizzard in our area, we have decided to cancel tomorrow's Wine Flights session Wine Cocktails. Registered attendees will receive an email regarding the change. While wine will mix great with your cocktails, it doesn't mix so well with blizzards. We will reschedule, so stay tuned for the new date!

Following is list of the restaurants, pubs, food vendors, and coffee shops that have announced closures, power outages, and cancellations for tonight:

G. Mig's 5th Street Pub in West Des Moines lost power for roughly 4 hours today, but they are back up and running now and plan on staying open tonight.

Confluence Brewing Company in Des Moines has cancelled their live music for the evening. Food vendor Mo'Rub, who was scheduled to offer dinner options in the tap room, has also canceled for tonight. The tap room will remain open, though.

Le Jardin in Beaverdale will not open for dinner service this evening.

Ritual Cafe in Des Moines closed at 4 p.m.

The Corn Patch Restaurant in Grimes closed at 2 p.m.

Chocolaterie Stam in Des Moines closed at 5 p.m.

There are probably many more closures that have not been announced through social media, so make sure to call ahead before you trek through the snow and sludge tonight. For tonight's Central Iowa concert cancellations, click here.

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