Eat, drink and be scary!
It’s just spooky about how many Halloween food events are out there in the dark. Here’s a lineup for you ghouls.
Palm Beach County
50 Ocean, Mango Chili Margarita: Start your creepy crawling with a bewitching Mango Chili Margarita cocktail (pictured), made with tequila, chili liqueur and mango puree, and garnished with a peppadew. This is pretty, and pretty tasty, created by mixologist Millie Wilkinson.
50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/278-3364
Farmer’s Table Halloween Bites & Soiree: Even the undead have an advance ticket price ($35) for scary goings-on, so by Oct. 27, you need to buy your tickets for this event. This way, you can save some bucks to put toward your costume. For the costume contest (best costume, most creative, sexiest, best couples), plus enjoy the welcome cocktail and bites that include chicken meatballs, steak skewers and mini brie grilled cheeses. Or skip the food/drinks and go to the party for just $5.
1901 N. Military Trail; 561/417-5836
City Tap House, Over the Moon Halloween Brunch: After West Palm Beach’s MoonFest night, recover at this brunch with live music, prizes and the brunch dishes, including bottomless build-your-own bloody Marys and mimosas.
CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561/508-8525
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, Halloween Happy Hour: On Oct. 28, experiment with this Happy Hour on a Half Shell’s Halloween bites: mummified fish & chips, crispy chicken feet, swamp thing oysters, caramel apple martini and a smoking caldron cocktail. Sounds like a boo-tiful evening to me.
620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/467-2555
Cantina Laredo, Ghoul Mule: This haunted take on a Mexican Mule is made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka and fresh lime juice, topped with ginger beer.
501 Silks Run, Hallandale; 954/457-7662
Oceans 234, Twisted Carnival: This oceanside restaurant will have upscale fair food and Halloween-inspired libations, along with live music, games and a fortune teller and magician. And a late-night costume contest.
234 N. Oceans Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 954/428-2539
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, Halloween prix-fixe dinner: A special four-course dinner, for $110 per person (excluding tax/gratuity) includes bruchetta, appetizers, and entrees that include pumpkin gnocchi, risotto allo scoglio, branzino, ravioli and more.
1014 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305/531-4833
StripSteak by Michael Mina, Raise Your Spirits: In a nod to the whiskey sour, but with a wicked twist, this Miami Beach restaurant offers the Raise Your Spirits cocktail, with flavors of apple and baking spices. In fact, here’s the recipe: 2 oz. Widow Jane apple wood rye, 1.5 oz. apple cider reduction, 1 oz. ginger syrup, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1/4 oz. allspice dram, 1 egg white and 4 sprays of allspice dram “spirits” mist. And dinner starts nightly at 6 p.m.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877/326-7412.
B Bar Tapas & Grill, Bloody Shot and Potions: Specialty bloody shots, special treats and cocktail potions, plus staff dressed up in freaky garb will set the scene Oct. 28-29.
2995 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 786/657-2275
El Churrasco Steakhouse, Halloween prizes and costume night: On Oct. 31, this Argentine steakhouse will host a costume contest, as well as two-for-one drinks all night long. Prizes include a dinner for two, wine and more. So go dressed for dinner in your scariest finery!
801 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami; 786/558-5511