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!
Just three weeks away, Halloween is going to creep up on us any minute! If you're stuck in a rut and can't decide on a costume--have no fear! Below are five easy DIY costumes you can put together with stuff that's probably already in your closet!
1. PSY: Okay, so "Gangnam Style," went viral via YouTube and frontman, Psy, is a fun appraoch to a Halloween costume DIY! This should be a big one this year for guys or girls! All you need is a baby blue blazer, a black bowtie, and black shades! The hardest part of this costume will probabaly be the dance you'll have to learn to go with it!
Boy are we excited for Halloween! We've never been ones to believe this holiday was exclusive to pint size trick-or-treaters; we've put way more time and effort into our costumes as adults. Now that we have a choice, you know. We have patiently waited for this season all year long and now that it is here we want to make sure you go out in the city looking fabulous and feeling comfortable. It can be a bit tricky in this winter-approaching weather. Everyone has somewhere to go; a costume party with friends or, if you're lucky, Joonbug's 10th annual Halloween Masquerade party! So before you go insane standing in line at your favorite costume shop, take these helpful tips and ideas into consideration for creating that prize winning costume.
You feel that tingle down your spine? It could just be the chill in the air. Either way, horror fans are gearing up for Halloween, and preparations for New York's scariest haunted houses are underway. Wait times (and annoying high schoolers) only increase throughout October, so start planning early. If you're not sure where to get your gore on, don't lose your head. We've compiled the top terrors of 2011.
Forget New York. This one-of-a-kind experience is routinely listed as the scariest Halloween event in the country. There's a good reason, too: the creative team (led by Off-Broadway director Tim Haskell) conducts annual surveys, asking New Yorkers to reveal their deepest fears, and creates rooms based on their nightmares. Incorporating a theatrical sensibility, along with their desire to truly terrify -- Haskell says he's not above making you jump, but he'd rather haunt you -- the Nightmare staff creates a stage show (dubbed "The Experiment") to prime you for the haunted walk itself. Past themes have included vampires, superstitions, and ghost stories. This year, it's creepy fairy tales. Something tells us your trail of bread crumbs won't lead you back to safety.
To be honest, I have no clue why this cocktail is called ‘Black Cat’; ‘Purple Cat’ would be a better fit perhaps. But the sweet blue curacao, strong pure vodka and lime soda with the refreshing taste of cranberry juice, does make a nice tasting cocktail to get the party started on this hollows’ eve.
1 shot blue curacao
1 shot vodka
3 shots lemon lime soda
1 shot cranberry juice
½ shot fresh squeezed lime juice
Halloween is so close, we can almost taste it (and all the candy it beckons). Hopefully you've landed your costume by this point, but perhaps you're still clueless as to that special accent to your outfit this year - your makeup.
Luckily, Sephora has got all you need for your metamorphosis. The mega-store's six Halloween makeover kits offer all you need to complete your transformation, whether you're going for gorgeous goddess or nightmarish villain. And they're starting at just $25.
If you thought Jersey's ongoing presence in the media couldn't get any more paramount - think again. HBO's newest series, Boardwalk Empire, marks yet another show that encompasses tales of the Garden State. This prohibition-era program, however, pays homage to the Jersey Shore in a much classier - and less shameless - way than our favorite GTL'ers from MTV.
Scorsese fans and HBO enthusiasts alike tuned in to the premiere in late September, and were quickly enthralled by wardrobes as eye-catching and mesmerizing as the eerily nostalgic cinematography.