This weekend is going to be nuts!
Besides all of the other things I have posted that are going down this weekend in Part One, here are even more events popping off. These joints involve grub and libations throughout Atlanta from Halloween night through Sunday, November 2nd straight from the source. Evidently, ATL is going to be off the chain!
Enjoy and be safe!
Atlanta Lobster Festival is clawing through the city and coming to Candler Park on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The inaugural foodie fest is proud to announce a preview of participating restaurants highlighting the ultimate in seafood delicacies. Presented by BDI Live, the inaugural outdoor festival will include an afternoon of live music, arts and crafts, light bites from a selection of the city’s top restaurants, as well as a variety of craft beer and wine options. Signature crustacean-inspired dishes from the city’s delicious eateries will include a selection of unique creations such as Lobster Bahn Mi, Mini Lobster Tacos, Lobster Mac-and Cheese, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Cantonese and more!
This year, attendees can expect to taste delicious dishes from the following Atlanta restaurants:
Atlanta Fish Market
The Big Ketch
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Shucks Oyster and Wine Bar
Villians Wicked Heroes
All ages are welcome, as tickets range from general admission to VIP featuring exclusive tastings, complimentary craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails and more. Proceeds from the culinary event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow through specialized care programs. Tickets can be purchased online at www.atlantalobsterfestival.com.
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland
On Halloween night, Friday, October 31, dress to impress for Atkins Park’s annual Halloween costume contest. No trick, more than $500 in cash and prizes leave with the guests in the best individual and group costumes. DJ Lion mashes monstrous amounts of music beginning at 10 p.m. Look for Jack Daniel’s drink specials each night.
Parma’s Halloween Party
Fly your stick to the Mall of Georgia neighborhood in Buford for Parma’s Halloween party and costume contest on Thursday, October 30. Sexiest costume wins $50 house cash, and best costume scores $25 in house cash. Dance a spell while the DJ spins tunes until 2 a.m. Dry bones? Liquid goodies include $5 Fireball shots and $7 Angry Balls shots. The Fireball Girls give away freebie treats from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Georgia “A-Scary-Um” at the Georgia Aquarium
A frightfully fun Halloween weekend spans family friendly Georgia “A-Scary-Um” at the Georgia Aquarium plus fast-paced game action and scary-good eats at Game-X (an “A-Scary-Um” sponsor) on Friday and Saturday, October 31 and November 1. Scuba Doo Crew, longfin “bat” fish, crafts, spooky storytelling and photo stations fill the day, and there’s trick-or-treating from 2-7 p.m. on Halloween and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Free aquarium entrance for kids under 12 in costume with a paying adult or pass holder. Keep one eye on the traffic to zombie-walk across the street where neighbor Game-X casts its spell of games, fast-casual food and devilishly good potions (a.k.a. cocktails, beer, wine, sodas, etc.). Try your hand at howl-iday perfect games such as Fear Fright, Operation Ghost and Dark Escape 4D. Open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. After 9 p.m., Game-X is reserved for ages 21 and up.
10th & Piedmont’s Halloween Weekend
Mummies, don’t let your babies dress up to be cowboys for all three nights of 10th & Piedmont’s happening Halloween weekend. Midtown’s Halloween party headquarters is the stylin’ place to be for costume contests and entertainment, October 31-November 2. Each night, costume contest winners are treated to $300 cash for first place, $150 cash for second place and $50 cash for third place. Midnight strikes the witching hour for costume contest winners on Friday and Saturday; Sunday moves crowning time to 9 p.m. Friday is Swank Ladies Night hosted by DJ Audioprism. Spincycle cranks on Saturday from 10 p.m. until close with DJ Dave Chait running the dance party and Princess Charles calling the costume contest. Sunday unleashes the Sex Kitten Cabaret from 8 p.m. until close with hostess Angelica D’Paige and DJ Shane Vaughn. Double, double, it’s no trouble to sip away on Terrapin Pumpkinfest beer for $6.50, $8 zombie punch, Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch ale (2/$19) and $4 well drinks.
Hey ghoul friend, all three Communitas Hospitality restaurants bubble over with Halloween w”eek”end drink specials and a spooktacular entrée. HOBNOB, G’s Midtown and 10th & Piedmont are pouring $8 zombie punch, pulling Terrapin Pumpkinfest drafts for $6.50 each and rousting up bottles of Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch ale, two for $19. Yum’s the word for the special Halloween weekend entrée: sliced sirloin with bloody Bordeaux reduction, mashed pumpkin purée and sautéed Brussels sprouts with cranberries ($22.95).
When sushi and sashimi roll cravings haunt you, bat-wing it over to RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown where Boo Bash promises a menu of Boo Bites and Potent Potions, wicked Halloween décor and mood-setting, haunting music beginning at 11 a.m. Sweet RA Sushi gift certificate prizes entice guests to doll up for the costume contest -- prizes will be awarded hourly from 8 p.m. until close. Eye of newt has nothing on the spicy salmon Zombie roll ($8) topped with avocado and Sriracha, the Black Widow ($10) with soft-shell crab and kani kama crab mix or Wicked Shrimp ($8.99) resting on a bed of mixed greens with a creamy ginger-teriyaki dipping sauce. As for potions, favor a Witches Brew (single $9/double $18) with its bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Disaronno amaretto, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices; the spine-tingling Frozen Black Lagoon ($7) mix of sparkling white wines, Bacardi rum, yuzu and peach and strawberry purées; or Geisha’s Spell ($7), an enticing concoction of cold lemonade, Skyy Raspberry vodka, Chambord, fresh lemon sour and a splash of soda.
Boo-ritos anyone? Escort your little ghost or goblin to the nearest Willy’s Mexicana Grill
Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2 and they’ll receive a free Kid Combo meal when you buy an adult entrée. Elsa or Anna from “Frozen,” super heroes, princesses, Darth Vader and the likes count as well. Freebie rules are simple: children must be 12 and under and in costume to qualify; one Kid Combo with fountain drink per adult entrée purchase. By the way, if you’re anticipating friends howling for food at your house on Halloween or any other event, turn to Willy’s Mexicana Grill. They’ll cater for any size crowd of Burrito Heads.