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Restaurants Trying To Keep The Cold Out

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 18:25:38-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — With temperatures dipping to potentially historic lows, area restaurants are doing everything they can to keep the cold out and the customers coming in.

If you’ve seen white covers around restaurant fronts in Lexington, it’s because managers and general managers in Lexington are working hard to keep their restaurants warm.

General Manager Glenn Cox at Bear and the Butcher has wrapped the patio to keep people in. They’re not the only restaurant making it warm for their customers this Polar Vortex.

Not having the front area of their restaurant available would be very costly for Ramsey’s, so they have added the layers on.

“If we didn’t have this, we wouldn’t be able to seat the front area of our restaurant,” Ramsey’s manager William Birge said.

Over at Josie’s, business is still hot, even with a two-door entrance.

“People want to come out, want to be part of, want the camaraderie. It just makes you feel better to be in a warm place with people you love,” said Josie’s manager Susan Puckett.

Babalu’s on Nicholasville Road is bunkered down with its double doors, and they’re serving hot food for the customers coming in from the cold.

“We’re kind of going for a heartier meal for the cold weather. Fresh cream and tomato soup. Like I said, anything that’s hearty, warm,” said Babalu kitchen manager Wade Price.

Sometimes, it’s just a warm welcome that does the trick.

“We do everything we can to let the guests know, we can go there. It’s gonna be nice, warm, cozy. Let’s go watch the game, have a nice dinner. Brave the cold,” said Cox.