Idle Hour Brunch and Movie Night
Enjoy weekend brunch on Idle Hour’s iconic al fresco patio from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The barrel-shaped structure is part of the Programmatic architecture movement from the 1920s and 1930s, when business owners designed their buildings to catch the attention of quick-passing motorists. On Oct. 31, they will be showing back-to-back Halloween-themed movies starting at 5 p.m. The lineup includes “Hocus Pocus,” “Psycho” and “Halloween.” There will be spooky-themed drinks and endless popcorn. Seating is limited due to capacity protocol and reservations are highly recommended via Resy. 4824 Vineland Ave., (818)980-5604.
Nueva encourages costumes
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in costume at Nueva during brunch, lunch and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 31. Starting at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a special menu of pumpkin tacos with pumpkin-seed salsa and flaming margaritas, mezcal mummies, tequila vampires or zombie cocktails. 822 Washington Blvd., (310)747-6050.
Halloween at The Mermaid
Make a reservation to the Mermaid’s “Fangtastic Feast & Libations” Halloween Party on Oct. 31. There are two seatings, a costume contest and lively tunes played by DJ Danny. This Eventbrite-ticketed event will also have a costume contest and the winner’s bill for the evening, up to $150, will be taken care of by the Mermaid. Enjoy a safe and fun outdoor space to have some drinks, food and dress in costume. Reservations are available for parties two for $96 or for four people for $189, with tax and tip included. Enjoy a 90-minute prix fixe special featuring themed drinks and food. There is an option to purchase additional tricks and treats. First seating is from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the second seating is from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 428 E. Second St., (213)947-3347.
Enjoy a staycation at Sofitel Los Angeles at BH
The director of nightlife and mixology expert Aidan Demarest has created a “Spooktacular” cocktail for guests, The Jack-o’-Lantern Potion. It’s the perfect balance of citrus, bitter and sweet flavors. Guests staying at the hotel will receive a Jack-o’-Lantern Potion cocktail kit for two, complete with everything you need to make your own hauntingly sweet cocktail in your room. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)278-5444.
Since Halloween might look a little different this year, anyone who comes into Uplifters Kitchen on Halloween in a costume and mask will receive a bag of treats. Bags may include Halloween stickers, Yum Earth organic lollipops, almond butter chocolate cups and organic candy corn. Breakfast and lunch items are also available to enjoy from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2819 Ocean Park Blvd., (424)268-4904.
Halloween Rooftop fun
As Halloween approaches, E.P & L.P. and the new Tulum-inspired pop-up Las Palmas will both host socially distanced Halloween and Day of the Dead weekenders. Costumes are encouraged for guests to wear while entering a spooky, Halloween-themed space offering affordable, individual small plates and elevated bar bites from $8 to $15. Start with a Bloody Spritz made with blood orange juice, prosecco, Aperol and bitters. Walk-in availability for parties up to six people are available from noon to 2 a.m. Enjoy a Day of the Dead brunch starting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 1, for Yucatan-inspired menu options. Items available include a lobster quesadilla and breakfast tacos, alongside a specialty Michelada in collaboration with Calidad Beer. There will be plenty of Instagram moments, from larger-than-life Calaveras to an orange backlit photo booth. Brunch reservations are required for parties of four or six people starting at noon. Call to reserve a socially distanced table on the rooftop. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)855-9955.
On Halloween weekend, Oct. 30-31, enjoy an immersive pizza party with food, a story and game for two people for $32.99 per person. There is also a party of four for $27.99 per person. Hours are Friday at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For those outside the delivery zone, pick up your party kit at Ghost Pizza Kitchen. Reserve your package at vampire.pizza/delivery. 7751 1/2 Melrose Ave.
Fellow reopens in Westwood
An all-new modern Cal-French dinner menu is now available at the reopened Fellow in Westwood Village. Vegetable-forward items include grilled avocado, and sustainable seafood dishes include shrimp cannelloni. The Galerie, housed within the same walls as Fellow, is a hub for creative exploration, enticing all the senses. Fellow is open Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 1071 Glendon Ave., (310)208-1071.
Halloween treats at Playa Provisions
Pastry chef Kristin Feuer is baking pumpkin dream bars now through the end of November. Her apple fritters are served with Laird’s apple brandy-infused caramel and are available only on weekends, and her meringue ghost drop devil’s food cupcakes and Boston “Scream” pies are available to purchase until Halloween. 119 Culver Blvd., (310)683-5019.
SocialEats rewards voters
Both SocialEats Santa Monica and SocialEats Hollywood is rewarding voters who show their I Voted sticker on election day. Diners will receive a free order of Freedom Fries with a purchase from Voltaggio STRFSH or Pop’s Burgers & Shakes. Pickup orders and outdoor patio seating are available at both locations. This special is only on Tuesday, Nov. 3, while supplies last. 315 Third St. Promenade, (424)317-5431 and 1542 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (310)927-5442.
Free Randy’s Donut to voters
Exercise your civic duty and visit Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to receive a free donut. Only this Randy’s Donuts location is giving a free raised, glazed donut to voters who show their I Voted sticker on Election Day. This offer is good while supplies last. 805 W. Manchester Blvd., (310)645-4707.
Jerry’s Patio Cafe & Bar Election Day
A new contemporary eatery and brand concept from the team behind Jerry’s Famous Deli opened with a new outdoor patio dining area. Guests can sip cocktails and enjoy longstanding favorites such as matzo ball soup, a pastrami or roast turkey sandwich with cole slaw or potato salad and a pickle. The newly imagined restaurant offers a streamlined menu of comfort food with a modern twist, such as an Impossible vegan burger, Mediterranean salmon salad, pastrami breakfast burrito, European-style chicken schnitzel sandwich and a six-hour cooked brisket sandwich dip. Now through the World Series and Election Day, Jerry’s Patio Cafe & Bar is offering black and white cookies, as well as Dodgers-themed blue and white cookie. Show your I Voted sticker for a special red and blue cookie treat. The new midweek happy hour offers discounts on cocktails, beer and wine. Order and pick up or sit on the expansive covered patio. 13181 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, (310)437-7600.
Boardwalk Tacos reopens
The beachside taqueria, inspired by surf trips down to Mexico, offers a newly renovated space by Heather Tierney of the Butcher’s Daughter and De Buena Planta. The menu features a selection of handmade tortilla tacos and Mexican-inspired mixed grilled meat, pescatarian and vegetarian options by executive chef Jared Dowling. Beverage director Dave Purcell has a cocktail, beer and wine menu to complement the culinary offerings. Highlights include Mexican wine and beer, and a Paloma Spritz. Boardwalk Tacos is open Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. 203 Ocean Front Walk, (424)309-5331.
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