This restaurant in Wilmington, N.C., invited customers to brace for Irene by stuffing their faces with the same sea creatures that would soon be flooding their basements. Because nothing can separate an American from an oversized plate of food and a cocktail list — not even 65 mph winds. We respect the insane defiance of mixing someone a hurricane in the middle of an actual hurricane, but it's got to be a challenge when all the ingredients are smashed against the wall and you're hurtling sideways through the air.