Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Round-up (More Added)

Break out your costumes and check out some of the Halloween parties starting this weekend!

No Tricks, Just Treats at Masa 14’s Halloween Party:  Join Masa 14 for a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th complete with spooky delights and a costume contest.  Festivities start at 5pm with a ghoulish menu featuring $5 specials like the Devil Dog, Butternut Squash Soup and a Zombitini cocktail.  Then at 10pm, dance the night away with live music and a costume contest judged by the bartending staff.  Use your costume creativity and you could win a bottomless brunch for four!  As an extra treat, Mesa’s menu specials will be available all weekend and on Halloween night.  For more information, please call (202) 328-1414 or visit

Black Jack’s Halloween Party and Costume Contest:  Celebrate Halloween in style and put on your most creative costume to head over to Black Jack’s Halloween party on Saturday, October 27th from 9pm to 1:30am.  Enjoy a night of dancing and live music with DJ Roz coupled with Halloween drink specials such as punch and frozen cocktails for $9 each and Jager Shots and Redheaded Sluts for $5.  Participate in the costume contest and you could win a $500 cash prize (1st Place), a $100 bar tab (2nd Place) or a $100 Black Restaurant Group gift certificate (door prize).   Cover charge is $15 per person with a costume and $20 per person without a costume.  For additional information about Black Jack please call (202) 986-5225 or visit

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Spirit of Washington’s annual Boo Cruise! on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 pm to 12:05 a.m. Tickets are from $44.90 per person, not including taxes or fees. Guests 21 and over can come aboard and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar all night long. Halloween costumes are encouraged and the best costume will win 4 free tickets on the Spirit of Washington during the costume contest by the end of the night! Call 800.250.3897 or visit Odyssey Cruises online to make a reservation for the Go Pink Brunch Cruise. Call 800.250.3897 or visit Spirit of Washington online to make a reservation for the Boo Cruise.

Café Saint-Ex will host a Prince of Darkness Halloween themed around none other than Ozzy Osbourne, the 'Prince of Darkness'himself. Encouraging people to dress like any of the Osbournes - Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly or Jack - Saint-Ex will also offer Ozzy-inspired Cocktail specials for $7, rock and metal tunes upstairs, whileDJ Ari Goldman will spin downstairs. And the best Osbourne-inspired get-up wins a $50 tab at the bar. Café Saint-Ex is located at 1847 14th St. NW. For more information, visit: Wednesday, October 31 from 7pm-close

Just down the block, Bar Pilar is hosting a "Thriller" Halloween, encouraging everyone to dress up like the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. They'll be slinging $7 Halloween cocktails like the Graveyard Punch and Pumpkin Manhattan made with house pumpkin-infused Old Overholt Rye, for anyone in a costume. They'll also play Michael Jackson hits and other pop tunes, with fog machines to re-create the 'Thriller' atmosphere. And the best MJ-inspired costume wins a $50 bar tab, with judging at 11pm. Wednesday, October 31 from 7pm-close.

Thunder Burger and Bar in Georgetown is having a Halloween Costume Contest on October 31st, with judging taking place at 10:00 p.m. There will be one Best Male Costume award and one Best Female Costume award, with each winning a $50 Thunder Burger and Bar gift certificate.  In addition to serving 15 different burger options, their menu features salads, appetizers, sandwiches, steak, fish and chips, crab cakes, ribs, salmon, and more. Thunder Burger is located at 3056 M. St., NW in Washington D.C. Reservations

Fresh off a Silver Medal performance at the Great American Beer Festival® for their Elixir Maibock, Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, VA is turning to a British zombie comedy for their Halloween Shaun of the Dead Celebration on October 31st.  An array of burger specials designed by Executive Chef Andrew Dixon will include 'The Zombie Burger' topped with mac and cheese, caramalized onions, bbq mayo. Among the housebrewed beers on tap will be its popular seasonal special, Punkinator. At 8pm the restaurant will show Shaun of the Dead.  Also, before the ghoulish fun begins, Mad Fox will host a neighborhood pre-Trick or Treat Party complete with complimentary trick or treat bags (while supplies last) and a cookie decorating station, from 3 until 7 pm. Reservations

Trick or treat all day and night at YO! Sushi, Union Station’s haven for modern Japanese cuisine.  On October 31 from 11am – 9pm all orange colored plates on the menu come with a special ‘trick or treat’ prize attached.  For every orange plate you pull off the conveyor belt, check the bottom of the plate for a special prize ranging from mochi ice cream, a California roll, green tea, miso soup, or a number of other special treats.  Orange plates are only $4.00 each and include crispy spicy tuna, garlic sesame ramen, chicken firecracker rice and many more.  To see the whole menu visit YO! Sushi online or call (202) 408-1716

Wake the Dead Party:  Who says the party stops on Halloween?  Continue the festivities by celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, at Bandolero’s Wake the Dead Party on Friday, November 2.  The festivities start at 10pm with a popular-vote costume contest, $9 cocktail menu and a DJ spinning tracks loud enough to wake the dead.  No reservations required.  

Vinoteca, the popular neighborhood dining spot on U Street, is taking advantage of fall's harvest and serving up the Harvest Pumpkin cocktail ($12). Expert mixologist Horus Alvarez infuses Boyd and Blair potato vodka with fresh pumpkin and squash from local farms, and then uses his grandmother's recipe to create a house pumpkin 'candy' puree with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. He combines the infused vodka and puree with Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and serves in a martini glass, garnished with a not-too-sweet piece of candied pumpkin. Vinoteca is located at 1940 11th St. NW in Washington, DC.

Food, Wine and Co., paradise for Bethesda suds lovers, celebrates the expansion of its beer program this October and November with 99 Bottles of Beer, two months of events designed for beer lovers. To kick the month off, Food, Wine & Co. will launch the Food, Wine & Co. Power Hour, a happy hour that dominates all others. Monday through Friday, all bottled beers are $5 from 5 to 6pm. With over 60 bottles in stock, thirsty attendees will have the unique opportunity to sample beers from near and far including beloved fall pumpkin and Oktoberfest brews including the highly sought after Southern Tiers Pumking and the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin. Food, Wine & Co. is located at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, visit:

Between 4 p.m. and close on October 31, all Chipotle locations in the U.S., U.K. and Canada will offer every patron dressed in a Halloween costume a $2 burrito, taco, salad or burrito bowl. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the event will go to Chipotle's Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization that  supports family farmers and their communities, ranchers and farmers who are working to develop more sustainable practices, and educators and programs that teach younger generations about food matters. Participants are also invited to also enter the Chipotle Costume Contest at for a chance to win $2,500 and other prizes.  

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