Trick-or-TREAT Yourself to These Halloween Goodies
Halloween is right around the corner, so we want to share some great food and cocktail specials, a festive event, and fun recipes for you to check out this season! Take a look below:
Social Drink & Food (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor, Yotel Hotel Terrace, NYC, 646–449–7793, onfournyc.com)
Calling all superheroes! This Halloween, head over to Social Drink & Food at the Yotel Hotel dressed as your favorite superhero for a wham-bam of a good time! The party begins at 8:00 PM on Halloween night, and will feature a live DJ, costume competition, festive drinks, delicious Mediterranean food, and stunning views of midtown Manhattan. Admission is free, but food and cocktails must be purchased. There is also a $65 option that includes a 3-hour open bar.
QWNS Cafe (22–35 31 Street, Astoria, NY, 718–571–9130, qwnscafe.com)
Celebrate Halloween with this spooky treat from QWNS Café — the adorable Mallomar The Friendly Ghost! Inspired by Mallomar cookies, the homemade sweet treat features a gluten-free buckwheat sable cookie with spiced marshmallow and a white chocolate shell. The festive goodies are available now through Halloween.
Brooklyn Chop House (150 Nassau Street, 212–619–1200, brooklynchophouse.com)
Indulge in savory, sweet, and boozy Halloween treats at Brooklyn Chop House! Known for their playful dumplings, the restaurant is offering delicious Pumpkin Dumplings for $12 along with candy desserts like the Peanut Butter Candy Bar Pie garnished with Reese’s Pieces, the Double Height Chocolate Cake topped with Snickers, Classic Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundae with Nuts, Peanut M & M’s and fresh whipped cream, and Homestyle Apple Cinnamon Crumb a la mode with candy corn. For a boozy candy dessert, sip on the Peanut Butter Cup Martini featuring Tito’s Peanut-Infused Vodka, Créme De Cacao, Vanilla Bean Syrup, garnished with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
Virgil’s Real BBQ (152 West 44th Street, NYC, 212–921–9494, virgilsbbq.com)
For Halloween, the famed BBQ joint is brewing up Virgil’s Halloween Cauldron! Perfect for groups, the festive beverage is made with 12 ounces of your choice of Skyy Vodka mixed with 64 ounces of fresh lemonade, topped with a frozen bloody ice hand, gummy worms, candy spiders, and candy bugs. Virgil’s Halloween Cauldron will be available from October 27 through October 31.
DaDong (3 Bryant Park, NYC, 212–355–9600, dadongny.com)
If you’re intrigued by vampires, DaDong’s Halloween-themed cocktail is for you. The Jiangshi, named after the Chinese “hopping” vampire, is available now through Halloween. Concocted by Bar Manager Gabriel Sosa, the drink blends Luzhou Baijiu, one of China’s oldest wines, with Ford’s Gin and Dry Vermouth, generating a bold and exotic taste. The cocktail is garnished with the “blood” cherry syrup and pineapple frond, followed by a blast of liquid nitrogen, creating a spooky and vampirish vibe.
Jason Goldstein (chophappy.com)
Hosting a Halloween party and need quick, easy, and fun recipes? Food Network Star finalist and Chop Happy food blogger Jason Goldstein has a few tricks up his sleeve. His Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers are adorable, easy, and delicious. Carved to look like Halloween pumpkins, these orange peppers are stuffed with your favorite pasta dish — in this case, Jason’s Chorizo Carbonara. Looking for something sweet? Try Jason’s Candy Apple Bites made with green apple slices topped jelly beans and your choice of chocolate sauce, caramel, or hazelnut! Another super-easy recipe is his No-bake Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough.