Food Drink Report

A foodie Halloween

Making your blood boil...kinda, not really.

Halloween is just around the corner and of course it lands on a Wednesday. What better way to celebrate All Hollows Eve on a weeknight than by gorging yourself with Halloween themed food and drinks! Let’s see what we’ve got around town…

Tuesdays at Tony’s, at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA, will be celebrating their first anniversary on October 30th  at 6PM with beers on tap from Smog City Brewing. Get dressed up and enjoy the following beers:  Smog City XPA, Hoptonic IPA, L.A. Saison, Groundwork Coffee Porter (2012 GABF Gold Medal Winner), Quercus Circus, and a mysterious beer. 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, CA is offering a Chocolate Cocktail Party on Wednesday October 31st from 7PM – 10PM. Diners will enjoy fall cocktails and wine paired with five seasonal truffles from Compartes’ Chocolatier.  Presale tickets are priced at $25 and $30 for the day of.  8764 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Chef Kerry Simon’s LA Market Restaurant at the JW Marriott Hotel in DTLA, is serving up a spooky Halloween Junk Food Platter. The blood curdling candy selection includes orange and purple coconut snowballs, bat and mummy cake pops, pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispies treats, frosted brownies with worms, candy corn, and caramel corn parfait.  900 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wood and Vine in Hollywood, CA is offering the “Offal-y Spooky” Halloween menu from Chef Mills as he says his final farewell on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:30PM – close. The menu includes 8 a la carte dishes such as the Blood Sausage with caramel apple, and pomme puree; the Shaved Pig Head with lemon, olives, and parsley; the Calf’s brain ravioli with sage butter, and lemon; and the Deviled kidney and steak pie.  Cocktails available include the Are you afraid of the dark –  Famous Grouse, Averna, Toasted Marshmallow syrup, Forbidden Bitters, and Laphroaig Spritz; the Re-Animator – Nolet’s Gin, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, St Germain, and Grapefruit Twist, and more.

Tom Bergin’s Tavern  in Los Angeles, CA is serving up their Halloween spirit in their Black Pudding made from blood sausage. 840 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Drago Centro in DTLA is serving up the Night and the City cocktail, their take on a classic Bloody Mary – utilizing a house-made heirloom tomato shrub,  candy cap mushroom bitters, and fresh horseradish. 525 South Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071.

Magnolia Bakery in Los Angeles, CA is dishing up Halloween sweets such as the Devil’s Food Halloween Cupcakes and Halloween Chocolate Wafer Whoopie Cookies with vanilla buttercream in orange and white, layered between two handmade chocolate wafer cookies. 8389 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place in Los Angeles, CA gets in the spirit on Saturday, October 27, 2012  starting at 10 p.m. for the “Yelloween” pre-Halloween party.   Partnering with Veuve Clicquot and featuring the musical stylings of  DJ Julien Nolan, the party includes a candy bar, party favors, and Veuve Clicquot bottle service starting at $76/bottle.

Additionally, on Halloween Night, Executive Chef Pascal Lorange will be offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner featuring selections such as the  Pumpkin Heirloom Carrot Soup with Basil-infused Olive Oil; the Beef Short Rib with Roasted Butternut Squash, Dolce Gorgonzola, Fig and Red Onion Chutney, Olive Oil Parsnip Purée, and Frantoio Olive Oil; the Pumpkin Cheesecake; and more. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069