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Halloween 2012: Spooky cocktails, events and free doughnuts

October 25, 2012|By Jenn Harris
  • Be on the lookout for Halloween treats.
Be on the lookout for Halloween treats. (Lolita Jones / Oakland Tribune )

Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween this year? If you feel like having a night out, there are plenty of restaurants and bars offering specials. Here are some of the Halloween festivities happening around town. If you know of an event or special we missed, please share it in the comments below:

Free

Krispy Kreme is offering a free Halloween or pumpkin spice doughnut to guests who visit a participating store on Oct. 31 in a costume. One doughnut per person, no purchase necessary and valid while supplies last. Visit KrispyKreme.com for more details.

California Pizza Kitchen is celebrating by giving kids age 10 and under who visit the restaurant in a costume a free CPKids meal on Oct. 31. A $10 purchase is required for each free CPKids meal offer. Limited to two offers per table, when accompanied by an adult. The promotion is valid at the Pasadena and Culver City locations. 99 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, (626) 585-9020; 10704 Venice Blvd., Culver City, (310) 287-2727, Cpk.com.

Tart @ Farmer's Daughter Hotel is offering free dessert to guests who visit the restaurant in costume and half off your meal if you jump into the Farmer's Daughter hotel pool with your costume on. For a free meal, jump in the pool in your costume with your cellphone and put your name up on a board to remember your antics. Tart is also offering a witches brew punch bowl for $10. 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 937-3930, Tartrestaurant.com

Events and specials

Tortilla Republic is having a Halloween Fiesta on Oct. 31 with decorations, DJs, a photo booth and food and drink specials. After 7 p.m., well drinks will be $7 and dinner will be served until 9. The restaurant will offer its late-night menu with small plates until 2 a.m. 616 N.  Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-9888, TortillaRepublic.com.

Fig & Olive has partnered with Veuve Clicquot for a "Yellow" pre-Halloween party  Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. There will be a candy bar, party favors, decoration and Veuve Clicquot bottle service starting at $76 per bottle. DJ Julien Nolan will be spinning beat, and guests dressed in the best costume can win a dinner for two at the restaurant, valued at $200. Executive chef Pascal Lorange has also created a special three-course menu for Oct. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m. for $42 per person. The menu includes pumpkin heirloom carrot soup, pumpkin sage ravioli, pumpkin cheesecake and more. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100, www.figandolive.com.

Wood & Vine is offering an "Offal-y Spooky" dinner on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.  The menu's a la carte items include blood sausage, caramel apple, pomme puree ($16); shaved pig head with lemon ($13); deviled kidney and steak pie ($20) and more. The restaurant is also serving a special cocktail called "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" ($12) made with Famous Grouse, Averna, toasted marshmallow syrup, Forbidden Bitters and Laphroaig Spritz. 6280 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 334-3360, Woodandvine.com.

XEN restaurant, bar and lounge in Studio City will have a masquerade ball on Oct. 31 with dinner, dancing and music from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. 10628 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818) 505-3513, Xenlounge.com.

Industriel Urban Farm Cuisine is serving up a special Halloween menu. The "meal to die for" includes a grilled bat salad made with quail ($14); raw flesh tartare with eye of newt ($14); The Headless Horseman, made with calf's brain ravioli and tongue and cheek ragù ($19) and the Blood & Guts red berry trifle ($8). 609 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 488-8020, Industrielfarm.com.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is holding it's nationwide Boorito fundraiser Oct. 31. Diners dressed in costumes can get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for $2 from 4 p.m. to closing. Proceeds from the fundraiser, up to $1 million, will go to benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, which supports family farmers, educators, ranchers, farmers and programs that promote sustainable practices. For more information and locations, visit chipotle.com/boorito.

Bouchon Bakery Bevery Hills has introduced some spooky treats to its menu for the season. It will serve pumpkin shortbread cookies ($6 for 2); pumpkin cupcakes ($8 each); devil's food cupcakes filled with salted caramel and chocolate butter crème ($8 each); TKO bat cookie sandwiches with sweet crème filling ($3 each). The seasonal treats will be available through Oct. 31. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910, Bouchonbakery.com.

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