It’s time for Dodger baseball! This week the Dodgers begin their World Series showdown versus the Astros and the entire city is celebrating through drink and food specials that include $2 beers, $1 shots of whiskey and more. We’ve got a few choice options on where to watch the big games and get a few tasty deals to boot.
Elsewhere, Halloween weekend is on the horizon, which means eating loads of pumpkin spiced goodies as well as spooky treats such as Ghost Poop, Mummy Cakes and real blood pudding (yum!).
The weekend will bring plenty of Halloween themed parties for Angelenos to enjoy including a Disney Villains party at Idle Hour, a deadly 1920’s Hollywood soiree hosted by Chicas Tacos & Boomtown Brewery as well as a party at the historic Clifton’s.
As always, enjoy the rundown of all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.
Where To Eat During The World Series
The Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. Now some of the city’s bars are gearing up to help all Dodger fans celebrate. Check out our top picks of bars and resturants offering specials.
The Mixing Room at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE will be serving a special Kershaw’s Curveball tequila sour featuring a white baseball with blue stitching foam art.
Baldoria will offer an all-night happy hour on World Series game days. For every Dodger home run the bar will serve $1 shots of whiskey. If the Dodgers win the World Series, anyone at the bar during game day will receive a free glass of champagne.
Brack Shop Tavern in DTLA will give out free appetizers (one per table) for guests wearing Dodger gear on World Series game days.
Dog Haus biergarten locations located in USC, Alhambra and Old Pasadena Green Street will offer it’s Happy Hour deals from game start to finish.
Public School on Tap gastropub has added in a large projector in the dining room of its Downtown Los Angeles location for special screenings of the game. Additionally, “Recess” (aka Happy Hour) is held everyday from 3 to 7 p.m., with specially priced drinks and bites.
The Standing Room is showing the World Series and they’re doing an off-menu chili cheese hot dog plus one draft beer for $10.
Laurel Tavern in Hermosa Beach will be airing the game on its TVs and large wall projector, the second largest screen in the South Bay!.
Lost at Sea in Old Town Pasadena will offer $2 beers on World Series game days to guests who post an Instagram photo wearing a Dodger hat.
DTLA’s Prank Bar will offer a Turner-Taylor Triple Header the bars rendition of the Dodger Dog for $15. The drink special is My Blue Heaven made with blanco tequila, butterfly pea flowers, agave, fresh lime and a touch of Himalayan sea salt for $7.
Last Chance for Halloween Treats
American Tea Room’s signature Green Tea Terere gets a spooky makeover. The Scary Terere is infused with activated charcoal creating a pitch black drink and topped with a gummy eyeball for an extra dose of creepy delicious. Available at their Beverly Hills and DTLA location.
Halloween-themed Mini Cakes, Ghost Cakewiches, and Mummy Cupcakes are available at Cake Monkey located in Beverly Grove.
Eat some Ghost “Poop” at FrankieLucy Bakeshop located in Silver Lake. The $1 treat is made of meringue spookily dressed to look like ghosts.
Hey there, Monday. You look like you could use some adventure in your ice cream today! Meet at our place this afternoon? We'll bring the Creepy Crawly Critters, this month's light and fresh grass-green matcha ice cream… and a few real dark chocolate-covered crickets and coconut toffee-brittle mealworms.
Creepy Crawly Critters Ice Cream at Salt & Straw (Multiple Locations) Their “Spooktacular” series includes scary ice cream concoctions featuring swarms of dark chocolate covered crickets, coconut toffee-brittle mealworms and real blood pudding.
Where to Get Pumpkin Drinks and Desserts in Los Angeles
ROKU in West Hollywood is offering a Smashing Pumpkins cocktail, featuring Japanese whiskey, black rum, coffee, L’Orgeat, Angostura bitters, pumpkin foam, and a whole miniature eggplant pumpkin for garnish. Also new to ROKU’s menu is a Pumpkin Mousse Cake layered with white chocolate mousse, pumpkin mousse, caramelized apples, candied pecans, and house-made cinnamon ice cream.
BOA Steakhouse located in West Hollywood and Santa Monica are offering a seasonal Cake in a Box dessert that includes an airy spiced pumpkin cake, chestnut cream, and beurre noisette icing.
FrankieLucy Bakeshop located in Silver Lake is serving a seasonal Salted Caramel Kabocha Pumpkin Latte.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday October 24th,2017
Learn about the many vibrant regional cuisines of Mexico through in-depth lectures, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and hands-on participation during Flavors of Mexico. Taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center, the monthly series kicks off with Gilberto Cetina of Holbox, formerly chef at Chichen Itza sharing his recipe for Yucatán fish.
Mr. C Beverly Hills is extending their popular Poolside Cinema series into fall. Every Tuesday evening, from October 10 to November 21, you can visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck at the Italian-inspired hotel, where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and casual-yet-elevated food under the stars. The series continues with My Girl.
Wednesday October 25th, 2017
Horse Thief BBQ, located at Grand Central Market, will screen Beetlejuice on their patio this Wednesday.
Thursday October 26th, 2017
Highland Park Bowl will host a Rocky Horror Drag Show featuring queens from their monthly drag night. Admission is free and costumes are encouraged.
Friday October 27th, 2017
Way back on October 27, 1917, Grand Central Market opened its doors to Angelenos. Still in operation and more vital than ever, the Market now celebrates 100 years in business on Friday with a daylong celebration. The 100th Birthday Bash will feature vendors serving items and specials inspired by the food hall’s history. Hear live music inspired by different times in the Market’s history, along with a vintage photo booth, costume contest for prizes of commemorative lapel pins, a book signing of The Grand Central Market Cookbook, and more.
Over Halloween weekend, Executive Chef Erica Abell of Boneyard Bistro, will be offering bone-chilling menu exclusives in addition to spooktacular decorations throughout the restaurant. Dine on dishes such as Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Unholy Burger and Black Widow.
Head over to Torrance for one of the most well-known Oktoberfest celebrations in the L.A. area! Alpine Village Oktoberfest runs September 8 through October 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy traditional Bavarian food, beer, dancing, and more.
Saturday October 28th, 2017
Idle Hour in North Hollywood will host a Disney Villain Costume Party. Dressed as a Disney villain character!
Halloween weekend at Clifton’s Republic in Downtown Los Angeles welcome ghost, goblins and gauls to The Neverlands, an immersive haunted forest experience. Featuring live and dead entertainment, rare concoctions of alchemy and mayhem, including fiery cocktails and devilishly delicious food items by Executive Chef Andrew Pastore such as Crimson Toast with Blood Fest Berries, Pumpkin Ravioli, Eye Cupcakes, Green Hell Jell-O and more.
Grab your pooch and head to Angel City Brewery in DTLA this Saturday for the brewery’s Howl-O-Ween event. The dog-friendly afternoon will feature a dog costume contest, adoptions, dog treats and much more.
Chicas Tacos and Boomtown Brewery for a deadly 1920’s Hollywood soiree. The night will feature Cocktails from the Crypt, Bewitching Burlesque, DJs of the Damned, an immersive crime solving game and more. Tickets cost $25 per person and includes one free Boomtown Beer or mixed cocktail, one Chicas Taco and chips and salsa. Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Skid Row Housing Trust.