Upon thinking about the many holidays we celebrate throughout the year, most of them revolve around food...at least to a foodie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and even Chanukah and Passover center around some sort of banquet. Even patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Independence Day involve some sort of special meal comprising delicacies that are reserved for little else than those specific holidays. Halloween, while definitely a swell time to partake in ghastly amounts of candy, is not what one would consider an “eating holiday”. Nevertheless, a true gourmand would never pass up the opportunity to enjoy terrific food, regardless of the occasion, and Miami’s top eateries promise to offer us foodies some delicious Halloween treats.
The private, ultra-exclusive social club will open its swank doors for a night of scandalous fun this Halloween 2012. This 9-hour extravaganza is sure to be one of Philly's poshest, best parties and an absolute fun house offering up 4 different rooms for vamps and vixens to mix, mingle and tear up the dance floor. Star quality entertainment will be in full-swing featuring some serious star-power with Katy Perry’s tour DJ Yung Skeeter spinning all night long, alongside a special performance by The Philadelphia School of Circus Acts. Bumpin' beats, stellar drinks and an a-list scene are sure to put all Zee Bar party revelers in the ultimate groove. Don Halloween flair and rage the night away from 9 pm to 6 am. This is the epitome of an all-nighter.There’s always tomorrow to redeem your wicked ways.
MexiBBQ, located in Astoria, is not one to skimp out on Halloween. In addition to the handful of pumpkin and Halloween-themed beers they'll be serving, make sure to stop in for some of their Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Donuts. Nothing says its October like a good dose of apple cider, and there's no better way to enjoy it than in a decadent donut.
Chef Francois Payard is offering scrumptious Pumpkin Macarons at both his Francois Payard Bakery and Francois Payard Patisserie. The macarons are filled with a traditional pumpkin pie flavored ganache and can be ordered in sets of 12 ($29) and 24 ($49), as well as individually ($2.25). A macaron gift box will make someone very happy if you're in the market for gifts!
Countdown to Halloween: 1.5 weeks.
With the goriest of holidays right around the corner, it's no surprise that Halloween is one of the best excuses to get drinking. Whether you hail from Texas, Florida, Boston, or beyond, we've got a round-up of the best cross-country spots to imbibe, as well as recipes you can whip up yourself in case you are too much of a zombie to leave the house!
Corpse Reviver #2 (Served at Peche, Austin, TX)
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Cointreau
In a scene cluttered with new festivals nation-wide, production companies whom create the most exceptional experiences for their attendees rise above as the leaders of the industry. Creating something unique becomes more unachievable every year, but these pioneers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what was previously conceivable. As art is pushed further into the spotlight and music is showcased in ever more jaw dropping formats, the introspective festivals of the west-coast seem to be setting new standards.
Next weekend, Lunacy Music and Arts Festival will be representing these progressive qualities and delivering an outrageously memorable weekend. Located near Lake Cachuma at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Barabara, Lunacy is bound to the natural elements of its environment. Driven by dozens of art installations and unparalleled sound systems, this near final stop for the camping festival circuit is destined to be a weekend to remember.
We’re on the cusp of one of the coolest, most fun, goriest holidays of the year. This exact mix of appeal is what lures in the masses to hit all the hottest parties, donned in costume of course! Already gathering your group to secure tables at the best events happening in Manhattan during the holiday weekend? Here’s a sneak-peak into just a few of the top spots to hit for your Halloween pleasure:
Expected to be one of the biggest parties this Halloween.; Featuring live performance by dBerrie and Tyler Sherritt at Manhattan's mammoth 64,000sf pier jutting out onto Lower Manhattan’s East River with breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Statue of Liberty. Dance music enthusiasts and Halloween revelers alike will come together from all over the world and unite under one roof for one of the most full throttle Halloween events of the year. General Admission is a mere $35 while General Admission with open bar is $65. Mezzanine All Access Open Bar is $85 and Seated VIP Open Bar is $95. Ticket options like this are endless and range from $35 to $10k+. Ballers should no doubt opt for a Silver, Gold or Platinum Package, better yet, the Super STFU Bottle Package Cash Bar that includes General Admission benefits, 50 General Admission Cash Bar Tickets, 12 bottles of Champagne, 25 Bottles of Vodka, tableside cocktail service, VIP Priority Admission and more!
Halloween is a child's dream holiday - playing dress-up, eating candy, and telling ghost stories - it can't get better than that. But adults want in on the fun, too! Now is your chance to relive Halloween as you never have before, adult style. We've got the best things to do this holiday season to get you in the mood for All Hallow's Eve, from the spookiest haunted houses, the best shows, Halloween candy cocktails, and everything in between. Check out the must-do events in NYC this year!
I screamed so loud I could barely hear myself think! The Festival of Souls Demon Mansion Haunted House is sure to leave you just as terrified and in a daze as you tremble from room to room. Located in the Village at Gulfstream Park and running until Halloween night, the seasonal attraction features a 17 room, 8,000 sq ft labyrinth with several themed areas that include hell's kitchen, an exploding bathroom, the howling woman, and the spider room, among others. In addtion to the Haunted Manson, Gulfstream Park is offering something totally unique to Halloween attractions in South Florida this year. The zombie safari paintball hayride promises to be so realistically terrifying that one will feel convinced that the zombie apocolypse is upon us, and we must prepare for the invasion! Guests will take a trailer safari trip through 50,000 sq ft of "ruins" made to look like the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic city and shoot ultraviolet paintballs at the impending zombie ambush.
Starting January 14th, Kaskade will play sets all day at Marquee Las Vegas. The renowned reigning #1 DJ will showcase brand new sets at both the day and nightclubs, keeping the party going around the clock.
"After an incredible 2011 at Marquee, in particular the Halloween and New Year's Eve epic sell-out shows, I can't wait to continue the residency in 2012. Having a monthly residency in Vegas gives me the chance to stretch out musically, play longer sets, and share some really unique magical moments with my fans. Vegas has exploded in the last two years, the parties just keep getting bigger and better, the city and Marquee are can't miss destinations for dance music fans,” Kaskade says.