~Try this simple "recipe" for Toasted Pepitas and Chile Lime Cashews (pictured above). Mix together 1/2 cup of toasted pepitas (toast in the oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes so they have a little bit of crispy crunch) and 1/2 cup of Austinuts Chile Lime Cashews in a small bowl.
~Try this sinful Devils on Horseback appetizer.
~Or these Poison Apples.
~Thundercloud Subs is offering 2 for 1 subs if you come into one of their many locations in costume between 3:00-7:00 p.m.
~El Chile on South 1st will host a Día de los Muertos party Saturday, November 1, 12pm–2pm. Chef Jeff Martinez will roast a pig in a Caja China, serving tacos and street food to party-goers while supplies last. The restaurant will hold regular business hours in addition to the outdoor event and offer margarita specials in the dining room.
~The 2nd Annual Creepy Carnival Halloween party at Gourdough’s Public House happens Friday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy a “freak show” photo booth, classic carnival games, a costume contest, and a concession stand with Frito pie, Gourdough’s famous dessert donuts, and more.
~Easiest Halloween cocktail ever.
~This Pomegranate Margarita is bloody delicious.
~Austin Beer Week continues now and through the weekend all around town. One such event happens at South Austin’s newest coffee house and beer bar, Radio Coffee & Beer, on Friday, October 31. They will have a Cask Tapping & Meet the Brewer event featuring Real Ale. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the tap takeover will feature four different specialty casks. As a bonus, wear a costume and receive $1 off cask beer until it’s gone!
~Not a beer drinker? There is a Cider Soiree at East End Wines this evening, October 29, featuring Austin Eastciders, Argus Cidery and Texas Keeper Cider.
~Last minute downloadable costume idea
~Effortless disguise when you don't want to fully commit from Face Lace at Hard Candy (local shop)
~Fun stuff happening downtown at The W Hotel Living Room Bar and Trace tonight, October 29.
~Halloween at Banger's with beer specials from Deschutes Brewery and and a special blood pudding sausage. The beer garden will be decked out with carved pumpkins and hay bales, and live music playing all night.
~If you dare brave the downtown crowds, check out Fan Fest for free live music on 3 stages (Joan Jett, De La Soul, Devotchka, Grupo Fantasma, and several tribute bands to name a few) and other activities throughout the weekend.
~Hotel San Jose courtyard for Disco Crazy Halloween.