Enjoy a Trick or Treat latte at Klatch Coffee’s. On Halloween Day, come into one of the four locations in full costume and you will receive a FREE Trick or Treat Latte. Visit a Klatch Coffee in Redondo Beach, San Dimas, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario. The latte is available beginning on Friday, Oct. 26 and FREE on Oct. 31.
Spooktacular cocktails at OUE Skyspace LA – On Friday, Oct. 26 guests are welcome to sip on these spooktacular cocktails at OUE Skyspace LA’s City Lights Halloween Party. It’s held in partnership with Bender and DEEP and DJ Marques Wyatt, folks are welcome to dress in costumes. Evening yoga begins at 8 p.m. and lets out to a two-floor dance hall + visual art experience in this “pop-way-up” event at 10 p.m. There will be a tarot reading, dancing, immersive art lounges, and free rides on the scream-inducing Skyslide suspended 1,000 feet in the sky. This party is for 21 + guests. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skyspace-city-lights-halloween-ft-miguel-migs-marques-wyatt-tickets-50651734702. 633 W. 5th St. on the 70th floor of the iconic U.S. Bank Tower. 633 W. 5th St. (213)894-9000.
Pre-Halloween bar crawl – On both Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, Brack Shop Tavern is offering some spooky deals from 7 p.m. to closing. All guests participating in the bar crawl will be greeted with a free welcome kamikaze shot. Other drink specials include $8 cocktails starting with a hibiscus pineapple vodka, and bourbon Old Fashion. A shot of Evan Williams bourbon and pint of Budweiser is $9 and Goose Island is $5 for guests participating in the bar crawl. October 26 & 27. 525 W. 7th St. (213)232-8657.
Halloween costume party at STK in the W Los Angeles – Costumes are mandatory for guests staying at the hotel wanting to enjoy a spooky good time on Oct. 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stay overnight for food, drink and music at this hip Westwood location. 930 Hilgard Ave. (310)659-3535.
Unholy Masquerade Ball – On Saturday, Oct. 27 Brennan’s pub is hosting a fun evening with BOO-zy & Witches brew, a spooky photo booth for guests to capture the evening’s haunted happenings, and $10 costume contest at midnight. Winner will receive a $500 cash prize. This pre-Halloween day party begins at 9 p.m. to closing. On Sunday, Oct. 28 Brennan’s and Forte Animal Rescue is having a Howl-o-ween event from 7 to 9 p.m. 4089 Lincoln Blvd. (424)443-5119.
Underworld Carnival at E.P. & L.P. – For one night only on Saturday, Oct. 27, West Hollywood’s E.P. & L.P. celebrates Halloween by transforming the 5,500 square-foot L.P. Rooftop into an “Underworld Carnival.” Make a reservation for dinner at E.P. to set the mood for a spirited evening. Up at L.P. Rooftop the festivities include a premium hosted open bar, passed appetizers, special music and appearance by DJ’s Aaron Colbert & Audimoe from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Arrive dressed in a Halloween costumes for a ghoulish fun evening. Table and bottle service is also available for purchase at an additional fee. Tickets are required for entry at $65 for early bird and $75 general at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underworld-carnival-at-ep-lp-tickets-50183383852. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)855-9955.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Fanged Fete – Come dressed in your best vampire attire for the annual Halloween party with DJs, drinks, and dark arts on Saturday, Oct. 27. Dweller-of-the-night are welcome to join others inside the epic haunted cathedral featuring Restless Nites DJs and devilish potions starting at 10 p.m. to closing. Tickets are $35 at the door and guests must be 21 years and older. Tickets can be ordered online at a discount at https://www.axs.com/events/356074/the-fanged-fete-tickets. 929 S. Broadway (213)235-9614.
TAO’s Carnal Carnival at Dream Hollywood – Celebrate Halloween at Dream Hollywood and TAO restaurant. On Oct. 27 join others at The Highlight Room – Freak Show up on the spacious 11,000-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge. Enter a world where magnificently obscene and the wildly macabre converge into a night of fantastic frights. Tickets start at $75 – https://nightout.com/events/tao-group-presents-carnal-carnival-2018-halloween-los-angeles/tickets. On Tuesday, Oct. 30 experience Avenue – Old Hollywood Insane Asylum on Halloween eve at the famed Avenue, known as a favorite hang out for Hollywood’s elite. Tickets start at $100 – tickets: https://nightout.com/events/tao-group-presents-carnal-carnival-2018-halloween-los-angeles/tickets. 6417 Selma Ave. (323)844-6417.
The Hollywood Crawl of Fame – Enjoy a red, white, and green Halloween on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at MiniBar Hollywood starting at 4 p.m. The GM and bartender Jeremy Allen is leading a bar crawl starting at MiniBar, and progressing to Ever Bar, Sunset & Vinyl, Lost Property, and a few other Hollywood spots. Event sponsors Peroni and Yola Mezcal encourage participants to dress in red, white and green (the colors of the Italian and Mexican flags) in lieu of a traditional Halloween costume. Tickets are $25 and cover a roll out mystery potion, tax and tip at MiniBar. Bring cash for subsequent drinks, snacks and bartender tips. A portion of the $25 ticket will be donated to legal services non-profit organization Al Otro Lado. Tickets are available at http://www.minibarhollywood.com/the-hollywood-crawl-of-fame-iii/. For one night only on Wednesday, Oct. 31, the MiniBar team will be performing their version of the legendary 1986 Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl Shuffle. This free of charge Halloween event with special drinks begins at 8 p.m. 6141 Franklin Ave. (323)798-4939.
Fat Sal’s becomes a Hollywood movie set – Once again Fat Sal’s is transform into “McDowell’s” from the 1988 Box office hit “Coming to America” starting Oct. 28. The McDowell’s theme will be part of the interior and exterior of the restaurant. To celebrate they will feature culinary items with names that include “The Big Mick”, “The Sexual Chocolate Shake” and “The Zamunda Fries.” Fat Sal’s is also creating the MY-T-Sharp barbershop from Coming To America right next door to Fat Sal’s Hollywood. Customers can walk in and sit in the barber chairs. This specials continue through Halloween. 1300 N. Highland Ave. (855)682-4373.
The 7th Annual San Pedro Dia de los Muertos festival – On Sunday, Oct. 28 Los Angelenos will unite to celebrate Hispanic culture with a festive live entertainment lineup. Two-time Grammy award winning performers include Mariachi Divas, and celebrated Kotolan and Salt Petal. This year’s festivities include a Jose Cuervo Tradicional bar and tequila garden. This bar area offers a variety of cocktails created with Tradicional tequila – the first 100% agave tequila created over 200 years ago by Jose Antonio de Cuervo. In addition to cocktails, Jose Cuervo Tradicional will honor its past with a large scale ofrenda display for guests to view alongside the festival’s famed altar competition. Guests can sample freshly prepared regional Mexican menudo from Juanita’s Mexican Foods, Mexican soft drinks Jarritos, and savory offerings from Del Real Mexican Food. There are a variety of authentic food stands and trucks. Children are invited to enjoy face painting and children’s activities in the Kid’s Zone while adults can purchase authentic crafts, handmade jewelry, clothing and other specialty items made by regional artisans. Admission is free. Get your tickets at http://sanpedrodayofthedead.com. 398 W. 6th St.
Shakespeare at The Skyline at The Everly Hotel – Come see Shakespeare’s iconic tale of murder with a performance of Macbeth on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 featuring an all-female cast. There are two sinfully good specialty cocktails available called Out Damned Spot, an homage to Lady Macbeth, made with apple-infused Grey Goose, Calvados, apple bitters, red caramel, and Foul is Fair made with Grey Goose, St. George gin, Lillet, sherry, thyme, lemon, muddled celery, squid ink, and a splash of Prosecco. Tickets are available on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macbeth-tickets-48720717979?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. 1800 Argyle Ave. (213)279-3532.
Trick or Treat at the Original Farmers Market On Wednesday, Oct. 31 put on your costumes and bring your children trick-or-treating through The Original Farmers Market to pick up chocolates and candy galore. All of the vendors are getting in the spirit making special culinary treats to enjoy immediately and bring home. Order a scoop of pumpkin ice cream at Bennett’s & Local Ice, or treat yourself to a pumpkin or Halloween themed donut at Bob’s. Over at Littlejohns they are selling pumpkin and spooky themed treats. Before going home, stop by the iconic Du-par’s for a autumn pumpkin pie. 6333 W. 3rd St. (323)933-9211.
Cookie Good helps others – Ross Canter opened Cookie Good on Wilshire Blvd. He and his wife Melanie use the best ingredients starting with chocolate from Callebaut & Van Leer, Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon pure vanilla, and AA sweet creamery butter. Halloween goodies include Count Chocula and Monster Mash cookies and the Great Pumpkin cheesecake brownie. They also make gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Canter’s grandfather helped open Canter’s Deli in Boyle Heights. On Sundays, Ross Canter used to spend time helping his grandfather working at the bakery counter. Cookie Good has gone pink in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will donate a portion of all sales to Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund. 2448 Wilshire Blvd. (424)280-4100. Cookie Good Review
Same Same Halloween special – Celebrate the last day of October at Silver Lake’s beloved Thai restaurant with a complimentary order of Peek Gai Tod (fried chicken wings) when you come in for dinner dressed in costume. This special is available only on Wednesday, Oct. 31 starting at 5 p.m. 2835 Sunset Blvd. (213)273-8424. My review Same Same
Halloween at Chao Krung – Chao Krung offers its very own Thai Halloween celebration serving Thai beer slushies and pumpkin egg custard. They are filled with pumpkin, coconut sugar, coconut milk, eggs, and sea salt. It’s available for a limited time only. Come in between 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Here’s my review – Chao Krung. 111 N. Fairfax Ave. (323)939-8361.
Boo-chata and Death Row Donuts at Trejo’s – Now through Halloween Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts features whimsical delicious spooky fun themed donuts. The Franken-Sanchez is an Old fashion chocolate donut with Frankenstein decorations. The Calabaza cinnamon roll has cream cheese frosting and cinnamon crumb. For those who like horchata, the Boo-chata is made with Horchata pastry cream filled with Horchata glaze on top and a ghost face decoration. The Death Row raised donut is neon colored with neon colored sugar skulls. Pumpkin fans will enjoy the Maple Old Fashion pumpkin donut with maple glaze and cinnamon crumb. Try the Black Velvet chocolate cake donut with cream cheese frosting and candy eyes. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)462-4600.
Little Dom’s Halloween cookies – Serve really spooky cookies made by head pastry chef Ann Kirk at your Halloween office or home party. These treats will appeal to both kids and adults on Halloween. Kirk’s classic cardamom sugar cookies are decorated with ghosts and tombstones, as well as scary phrases like “The Wifi is out” and “Let’s go to Ikea!” 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055.
Winston Pies’ spooky slices – Baker Brianna Abrams bakes handcrafted delicious and authentic artisan pies featuring only the best seasonal, all-natural ingredients. She is making full-sized pies, miniature pies, hand pies, and her signature PieBites. Stop by the newly opened West Hollywood shop for a slice of Scary Cherry, Key Slime, Pumpkin Patch and Creepy Cowgirl. 8366 W. Third St. (323)925-4743.
New Ice Cream flavors at Humphry Slocombe – Celebrating Humphry Slocombe’s 10 year anniversary, the ice creamery is bringing back popular flavors each month. In October enjoy a scoop of foie gras ice cream with tangy Amarena cherry compote. The newest collaboration with iconic LA chefs, Jon + Vinny is strawberry marinara ice cream made with fresh whole-leaf basil steeped in Humphry Slocombe’s signature cream syrup. It’s a clean bright basil pop of flavor blended with homemade strawberry puree and fresh lemon zest. 1653 #B Abbot Kinney Blvd. (424)387-8161.
Autumn flavors and Halloween fun at The Indpendence – Chef Damoriae Graham creates new menu items that include squash and apple soup with brown butter croutons and pumpkin seeds. A new protein entree included Duroc pork rib chop served with Delicata squash, apple, Tuscan kale, pepitas, sage, and port wine. A tasty side dish is Delicata squash, sage butter and brown sugar. The autumn dessert is fig and proscuitto toast layered with ricotta, arugula and a balsamic drizzle. 205 Broadway (310)458-2500.
Otoño’s “Dia De Las Brujas” Halloween Happy Hour – On October 31 from 10 p.m. to closing. Costumes are highly encouraged! Drink and food specials will start at $5 and include Porron – a Spanish wine pitcher where individuals can pour the contents into the mouth without touching it to their lips; the further away they can pour, the higher the skill. Las Brujas “The Witches” Rum Punch, Horchata Flip, Black Tempura Squid and Jamon Hamburgesas. 5715 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323)474-6624. https://www.otonorestaurant.com/.
Brandon’s Kickoff Weekend at 6th & La Brea Swinging Sixties Halloween Party
On Friday, October 26 & Saturday, Oct. 27 come in from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Come join others at a reservation only soiree. Dress up in 1960’s style attire and celebrate the unveiling of Brandon’s at 6th & La Brea. Vinyl tunes, lo-tech vibes, and drinks will flow in the luxe dark and moody back bar. Order from a simple menu of house-brewed beers and one-off cocktails. Enjoy complimentary tray passed bar bites plus a polaroid photobooth. Costumes are highly encouraged! Space is limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org – reservations are first come, first served. 6th & La Brea Now Serving Lunch and Happy Hour – contemporary brewery & restaurant has officially launched lunch. Enjoy vegan and non-vegan favorites like the KFC Sandwich with crispy chicken cutlet, sweet chili glaze, pickles and slaw, the Bahn Mi, available vegan/non-vegan with either pork belly or tofu, pickled daikon and carrot, pickles, herbs and fermented hot sauce; or, guests can opt for a selection of rice bowls, with options like Seared Salmon, Braised Short Rib, and Marinated Tofu. For those that can’t stop by for lunch, join us for happy hour daily from 3pm-6:30pm to take advantage of $6, $5 wine & cocktails, and $4 select beers.
Celebrate Halloween in Westwood at Broxton – Artisanal Brewers Collective, sunny new brewery & public house is now open in the historic Janss Dome Building. In honor of Halloween coming up, Broxton is throwing down with a spooky Wicked Witch of Westwood cocktail, and for anyone that shows up in a costume – score a free bucket of biscuits. Available only on Halloween. at 1099 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
Border Grill Day of the Dead Menu – Now through Nov. 6 Executive chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are honoring culinarians who have passed away, with four special cocktails in their remembrance. Cocktail tributes include Anthony Bourdain/El Mexicano made with aperol, El Silencio Mezcal, agave, and soda. Robin Leach/El Royale is made with Chambord, champagne, and topped with pomegranate seeds. Jonathan Gold/MariGOLD margarita is made with Viva Reposado Tequila, Araceli Marigold liqueur, combier, fresh lime juice and agave. tajin, and garnished with micro marigold. The Joel Robuchon/Robuchon 75 is mixed with Tres Gen Silver, lime juice, and champagne. Enjoy one of these with Border Grill Day of the Dead dishes that include ceviche Negro made with shrimp, scallops, squid ink, jicama, chipotle, and citrus marinade; blood sausage tacos with pineapple-jicama salsa and queso fresca; and Pan De Muerto & Café De Olla with crème fraiche and hibiscus sauce. 445 S. Figueroa St. (213)486-5171.
Pretty in Pink at Tocaya Organica – Now until Oct. 31 enjoy a prickly pear margarita while raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. All proceeds from the cocktail will donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drink is available at the Tocaya Hollywood, Venice, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Playa Vista, El Segundo and Century City. 8720 W. Sunset Blvd.(424)288-4871, 507 Wilshire Blvd. (424)268-8219, 12150 Millennium Drive #101(424)289-6105, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. #2300 (424)255-6956 and 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (424)352-0876.
This Halloween roundup was featured in the October 25 issue of the Beverly Press