Brennan’s of Houston: Iconic Haute Creole restaurant 3300 Smith has created festive Halloween cocktails, $ 12 to $ 13, available until Sunday, October 31. Drinks include Haunted Graveyard (bourbon, sweet potato syrup and Cynar). Photo: Kimberly Park
Boo! If you’re not scared of the deliciously ghoulish cocktails and spooky food, you’re in luck this week. Houston restaurants and bars get into the spirit of Halloween and Day of the Dead with drinks, snacks, and themed nights for special haunted tours. Here are some of the best:
Brennan’s from Houston: The iconic Haute Creole restaurant, 3300 Smith, has created festive Halloween cocktails, from $ 12 to $ 13, available until Sunday, October 31. Drinks include Haunted Graveyard (bourbon, sweet potato syrup and Cynar); Eyeball Punch (cognac and Hurricane punch topped with sparkling wine); Le Zombie (rum, Herbsaint, passion fruit and pineapple); Pumpkincello Martini (homemade liqueur infused with pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and star anise); and Winter Bubbles (reduction of candied figs and port topped with sparkling wine).
Table : The Galleria’s upscale restaurant, 1800 Post Oak, has created two specialty cocktails, available until Sunday, October 31, including Rita’s Nightmare (tequila, squid ink simple syrup, Cointreau and lime) and the Bloody Negroni (gin, Campari, Vermouth sugar). On Saturday, October 30, the restaurant will host a pumpkin painting contest on the patio starting at noon ($ 40 per child, including pumpkin decorating materials, and a lunch including a Halloween burger and mocktail). Dinner on October 30 will include an adult costume contest.
Arnaldo Richards’ peaks: The Upper Kirby Mexican restaurant, 3601 Kirby, has two special cocktails for the Dia de los Muertos weekend, available until November 2. The cocktails, created by Monica Richards, are The El Miedo (gin, Campari, spices and orange agave nectar; $ 13) and La Ofrenda (tequila, grapefruit juice, lime, agave and Mexican Squirt; $ 13).
Studewood canteen: The Heights Tex-Mex, 1111 Studewood, famous Dia de los Muertos on Saturday October 30, with music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., free snow cones from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free sugar skull makeup from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the Marigold cocktail (tequila reposado with lime, agave, Cointreau and orange juice; $ 13).
Superica: The Tex-Mex restaurant at 1801 N. Shepherd celebrates the Day of the Dead from Friday October 29 to Sunday October 31 with festive cocktails including the Morgue-rita (black tequila with Tajin salt garnish), The Devil’s Margarita (tequila with float of blood red wine and black salt edge), Sugar Skull (lemon tequila cocktail), Blood Orange Margarita and Vampire Weekend (horchata, spiced rum and ground cinnamon), priced at $ 11 to $ 13. The menu will also include spicy tacos del fuego, salsa macha wings and a honeydew melon paleta.
Monkey tail: The Mexican-American bar in Lindale Park, 5806 Fulton, marks Dia de los Muertos with a new brunch on Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. , hash quesabirria, menudo, migaquiles and pizza huevos rancheros. Cocktails include Frozen Pumpkin Irish Coffee and Mimosa Jugs, Micheladas and Bloody Marys. Saturday from 10 am to 1 am DJ Beatsicarios will perform and a costume competition will take place; mariachis on the back patio from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch also on Sunday 31 October. The bar also has an ofrenda (altar) and invites guests to bring photos of their deceased loved ones.
Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay: The sister restaurants in the River Oaks district, 4444 Westheimer, will be having two Halloween parties on Sunday, October 31. Ouzo Bay will host its annual Toga Party with prizes for the best gown outfits, and special performances from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Loch Bar will transform into a futuristic costume party “Loch Barbarella” with special entertainment from 8pm to 10pm
8th Merveille Brewery: EaDo Brewery, 2202 Dallas, is using Halloween weekend to host the Otaku Food Festival, a free event on October 30 from noon to 10 p.m. and October 31 from noon to 8 p.m. food vendors including Tanuki Go, Ohana Lifestyle, Tri.Mo LLC, Ya Jai, SweetHoney Desserts, Teacup Café, 3 Little Pigs, Seoulside Wings, and MmM Sapp. In addition to a bustling market, food vendors, and live music, there will be treats for the kids and a zombie costume contest.
CityPlace Spring: CityPlace celebrates Day of the Dead with several events from October 28 to 31. CityPlace Houston Marriott, 1200 Lake Plaza Dr., will host a special four-course dinner at 8 p.m. on October 28 with Chef Eduardo Palazuelos of Mexico and Chef David Cordua of Houston; tickets cost $ 150 per person. On October 29, the Dia de los Muertos Calacas and Cocktails party will take place from 5pm to 9pm at CityPlace Upper Plaza; tickets cost $ 35. The Mercado takes over CityPlace Plaza on October 30 from noon to 10 p.m. for a Dia de los Muertos evening; tickets cost $ 35. Family movie night on October 31 in the Plaza begins at 6 pm with the screening of “Coco” at 7:30 pm Admission is free.
Social Club of Como: The Westin at The Woodlands indoor-outdoor lounge, 2 Waterway Square Place, marks Halloween weekend with the Cantarito cocktail (rested tequila, grapefruit soda, lime and orange juice, served in a clay cup; $ 17).
Back Table Kitchen & Bar: The Woodlands Resort restaurant, 2301 N. Millbend Dr., has created Halloween cocktails, available until October 31, including the Witches Cauldron Martini (bourbon, maple, blood orange, juice prickly pear, sweet vermouth, and orange whipped cream; $ 15).
Social Palace: The 4191 Bellaire Bowling and Entertainment Center celebrates Halloween with festivities and drink specials on Saturday, October 30 from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ($ 100 in playing cards for the best costume). On Sunday, October 31, candy lovers will be able to score candies throughout the site and participate in a costume contest from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For the adults there will be Halloween cocktails including Pumpkin Spice White Russian.
Safina and The Naturalist Café and Lounge: The restaurant and lounge of Houston Intercontinental Medical Center, 6750 Main, offers Devil’s Eggs with Caviar ($ 9) and the Chainsaw, a shot of chilled tequila, lime juice, Tabasco and black pepper ($ 10) until October 31.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House: The San Leon restaurant, 113 6th, celebrates its first anniversary with a Spooktacular Halloween-iversary Party on Saturday October 30 by transforming the space into a haunted house with a DJ dance party, photo booth, aerial performers, party food, specialty cocktails and candy for the kids. There will be a costume party with $ 500, $ 250 and $ 100 gift cards. The party is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. admission is $ 5 at the door or free for diners. The Haunted House is open from Friday October 29 to Sunday October 31.
Thai cuisine Kin Dee: The Thai restaurant at 1533 N. Shepherd has two Halloween events. On Saturday, October 30, there is a Squid Game Halloween party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with shows and a Squid Game cocktail and shot. On Sunday, October 31, there is a Batman-themed party where guests are encouraged to wear Batman costumes; with entertainment and drinks.
Burrito from the Freebirds world: The quick and easygoing brand with locations at 9774 Katy Fwy., 3745 Greenbriar and 1923 Taylor offers free queso or guacamole for burrito orders. There are also free cookies, and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult main course on Sunday, October 31 in-store only.
Boulangerie des Trois Frères: The Halloween candy-decorated cookies will sell for $ 1 each on October 30 at all three locations: 4036 S. Braeswood, 12393 Kingsride Lane in Memorial and 4606 Washington. Cookies include M&M, Reese’s Pieces, Heath Bar, Halloween Sugar and more.
Pondicherry: The bakery of the popular Indian restaurant this year created a gluten-free Bat Cake for Halloween (made with almond flour and Valrhona cocoa powder) decorated with chocolate ganache and handmade chocolate bats. Available in 10 and 12 inch cakes. To order, click here.
Café Léonelli: The casual restaurant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5500 Main, has a Halloween cookie decorating kit that includes 24 cookies and frosting; $ 29.
Embers & Greens: The Modern American Restaurant at 9403-B Katy Fwy. A Hedwig Village offers family treats or treats: every child under 12 wearing a costume will dine for free from the children’s menu on October 30 and 31. For adults: special Happy Hour rates on drinks and snacks.
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