Halloween 2013: Where to eat, drink & watch the crowds

 

Specialty spooky menus, deals, drinks and bites...

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Valerie Nahmad Schimel

Halloween 2013: Where to eat, drink & watch the crowds...

Bulla offers $6 specialty cocktails. Choose between the Boo-lla's Poison (Grey Goose, egg white, black cherry syrup, cranberry juice, lemon juice, vermouth & red wine) or the Gypsy's Brew (lemon juice, gran mariner, pumpkin puree, licor de hierbas, muddled oranges & minced cloves). 2500 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-441-0107

Cantina Beach at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Catrinas decor, dancers, margaritas specials and tacos al pastor. Nov 1 from 7-10pm. 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286

Fung Ku at the Catalina Hotel is celebrating with $8 flaming pumpkin martinis, $120 bottles of Moet Nectar Imperial and trick-or-treating in the lobby of the hotel.1720 Collins Ave,  Miami Beach; 305-534-7905

Maya Tapas & Grill offers a “frightfully” delectable three-course prix fixe menu. Invest $59.95 and enjoy a glass of wine or champagne and highlights like fresh & smoked salmon tartar, 18oz ribeye and homemade pumpkin & potato gnocchi. 809 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-538-0058

Meat Market is offering a three-course dinner featuring tuna & hamachi tartare, char-grilled filet and wood-grilled blackened tuna. Outdoors seatings are from 6-8:30pm or 9:30pm-close (indoor dining will be regular service). $95 per person, excluding tax & tip. 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-532-0088

Mercadito celebrates the Day of the Dead with specialty a la carte cocktails & dishes available Oct 31-Nov 2. Highlights include sopa de calabaza, tamal de puerco and pan de muerto. 3252 NE 1 Ave, Miami; 786-369-0430.

Miami Subs Grill is treating costumed kids to a free kids meal with the purchase of a combo or platter. Valid all day on Oct 31 for kids 12 and under. Limit on free meal for each combo. Various locations, visit miamisubs.com for details

POC at Gulfstream is hosting a “devilish dinner party” Oct 31. Enjoy $13 specialty drinks from 5-9pm and a three-course $31 dinner menu featuring bubbling pumpkin soup, cobweb salad, ‘”headless” smoked quail and bay scallop “eyeballs.” 600 Silks Rd, Hallandale Beach; 954-391-7229

Quattro celebrates with a four-course feast featuring cured meat & Italian cheese, seafood salad, pumpkin gnocchi and sea scallop risotto. $95 per person for outdoor seating, $75 per person for indoor seating. Prices exclude alcohol, tax or tip. 1014 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-531-4833

RA Sushi is hosting a Boo Bash party with a costume contest, guest DJ and food & drink specials. Highlights include $8 vampire chicken, $10 spider rolls and $6 grape ghoulade. 5829 SW 73 St, South Miami; 305-341-0092

Rosa Mexicano celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a specialty a la carte menu available Oct 27-Nov 3. Highlights include fall guacamole (with roasted pears, apples & almonds), sea scallops with pumpkin seed pipian and churros en bolsa. 900 S Miami Ave, Miami and 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

Scarpetta is getting spooky with a four-course Ca’ del Bosco Wine Dinner. Menu highlights include tuna tartar with Osetra caviar, polenta with wild mushrooms and duo of pork with pork belly. $150 per person, excluding tax & tip. 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach; 877.326.7412

Shake Shack celebrates by offering $4 Halloweenie hot dogs (beef hot dogs with pumpkin mustard, crumbled bacon, cranberries and sage) and $5.50 Shack O'Lantern shakes (vanilla frozen custard hand-spun with pumpkin, marshmallow and autumn spices). Various locations, visit ShakeShack.com for details

Sushi Samba hosts its 8th annual Cosplay party, honoring the Japanese art of dressing up in costumes that depict characters from anime, video games & movies. Look for Taiko drummers, Cirque X dancers, Geisha girls, costume contests and rink specials. 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337

Talavera is celebrating Dia de los Muertos Nov 1-3 with a specialty a la carte treats like “abuelita” Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, sweet bread baked with anise seeds, orange zest and orange juice. 2299 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables; 305-444-2955

Tongue & Cheek is hosting an a la carte kid-friendly brunch Sunday, Oct 26 from 12-2pm. The regular menu will have specialty additions like “boo berry” or pumpkin pancakes with marshmallows and lil monster chicken fingers. There will also be family-friendly activities and entertainment. T&C is asking guests to bring in kid-friendly, non-perishable food items. 431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-704-2900

Toro Toro is hosting a costume contest on Oct 31 and Nov 1. The restaurant is also offering a specialty Headless Horseman cocktail ($8) blending Sailor Jerry Rum, Art in the Age ginger snap liquor, pumpkin puree and agave syrup.100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710

 

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