Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Atlanta Restaurants Get Into the Halloween Spirit

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Dyches
Melissa Libby & Associates

Devilish Dishes and Creepy Cocktails Highlight October Offerings

ATLANTA (Oct. 19, 2015)–Halloween is right around the corner, and you’re probably wondering whether Atlanta bars and restaurants are scaring up some terror-iffic events to mark the occasion. The answer? Of corpse they are! All across the city, your favorite haunts are hard at work on spooky food and drink specials, costume contests and giveaways that are simply to die for!

10th & Piedmont offers a frightfully reasonable Halloween-themed prix-fixe menu on Oct. 31 for $23 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The restaurant will also be serving Halloween-themed cocktails. 404-602-5510; 10thp.com.

Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar in Virginia-Highland is scaring up a week’s worth of enchanting eats and entertainment. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the staff will tap a special cellared keg of Terrapin’s Midnight Monk (9.8% ABV), a black Belgian IPA retired in 2014, with food pairings - appetizer, entrée and dessert - that can be ordered à la carte, with or without the beer. The food and beer will be served starting at 5 p.m., with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the dining room at midnight. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the restaurant hosts a pumpkin-carving contest and scary movies on the dining room projection screen. Prizes include house cash and a prize pack from Southern Tier Brewing Company. The contest and movies start at 10 p.m., and each contestant gets a complimentary draft of Southern Tier’s Pumking ale. Thursday, Oct. 29 brings a Halloween-themed lip sync battle sponsored by Svedka vodka, with prizes including cash and house cash, starting at 10 p.m. And on Saturday, Oct. 31, bring your finest costume for a Halloween party and costume contest and compete to win a one-night stay in Asheville, including a VIP tour and dinner at the new Sierra Nevada brewery. DJ Lion performs from 9 p.m. until closing. 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.

Treat your guy or ghoul to a delightful dinner at HOBNOB, which will be festooned with decorations on Halloween night as it conjures up a $16 dinner special with pork belly in Bloody Mary sauce (naturally), collard greens and mashed potatoes. 404-968-2288; hobnobatlanta.com.

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar is brewing up some potent drink specials for Halloween weekend, including the Shark Attack (blue Curacao martini with a sugared rim, grenadine float, whipped cream and gummy shark garnish), the Gummi Yum (Absolut Raspberri vodka, cranberry juice, apple pucker and sour mix with a sugared rim and a gummy worm finish) and Red Vine Lemonade (with Villa Massa limoncello, simple syrup and Twizzler-infused New Amsterdam vodka, served with a red vine and lime garnish). On Thursday, Oct. 29, diners are invited to attend Costumes on the Woof, a costume contest for dogs to benefit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Atlanta, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the roof of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of the hotel’s Halloween package, with superior guest room accommodations, trick-or-treating in the hotel, a $20 taxi credit and two complimentary Halloween cocktails. 404-745-5000; saltwoodatlanta.com.

Buckhead/Sandy Springs
In addition to its regular menu of contemporary Spanish cuisine, Gypsy Kitchen is offering a pair of spook-tacular drink specials throughout the month. Enjoy a tantalizing Carmine Webb, made with rye, root shrub, lemon and bitters, or the Black Dahlia with Champagne, orange and cacao (both $10). 404-939-9840; gypsykitchenatl.com.

Calling all ghosts and goblins: Johnny’s Hideaway will become a haunted hideaway as it hosts a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 29. There's a costume contest with $500 in prizes ($300 for first place, $150 for second and $50 for third), and giveaways from some of your favorite liquor brands. 404-233-8026; johnnyshideaway.com.

Show up to Ray’s Rio Bravo on Friday, Oct. 30 for the chance to win tickets to the second annual Saints & Sinners Ball at Park Tavern on Halloween night, courtesy of iHeart Radio and Dos Equis. No costume is required. 770-612-2829; raysriobravo.com.

Multiple Locations
You’ll flip your lid for FLIP burger boutique’s October offerings, including a pumpkin spice-scented maple syrup milkshake and the Duck Duck Goose burger, a seared duck burger topped with pickled walnut goat cheese and tarragon mayonnaise, finished with arugula tossed in a smoked tomato vinaigrette, fried quail egg and shaved foie gras. Halloween weekend brings a special Silence of the Lamb burger with a grilled lamb patty, fried veal brains, fava bean ragout and Chianti ketchup for $14. These menu additions are available at the Buckhead and West Midtown locations only.  flipburgerboutique.com

Escort your little ghost or goblin to the nearest Willy’s Mexicana Grill Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1 and they’ll receive a free Kid Combo meal when you buy an adult entrée. Freebie rules are simple: children must be 12 and under and in a costume to qualify; one Kid Combo with fountain drink per adult entrée purchase. By the way, if you’re anticipating friends howling for food at your house on Halloween or any other event, turn to Willy’s Mexicana Grill. They’ll cater for any size crowd of Burrito Heads. willys.com


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