Trick or Treat

[ 0 ] October 19, 2012 |

The Candy Corn Cocktail

Party, Party, Party

Masa 14, the lively Latin-Asian inspired neighborhood restaurant located at 1825 14th Street, NW, is excited to host a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th from 10 PM to 3 AM.  Judged by the bartending staff, guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative and frightening outfits for a night of dancing and live music, with a DJ spinning music throughout the two story restaurant.  The winner of the contest will receive a prize of a complimentary bottomless brunch for four people at Masa 14, to redeem in 2012.

BYT and the Temple of Doom hosts Halloween Party on October 26, 2012 @ The Sphinx Club.

Black Jack, located on the second floor above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace at 1612 14th Street, NW, is excited to host a Halloween Party and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 27th from 9 PM to 1:30 AM.  Guests are encouraged to dress in their most creative and eye-catching attire for a night of dancing and live music courtesy of DJ Roz.  Festive drink specials include a featured punch and frozen drinks served in novelty glasses (while available) priced at $9 each, and Jager Shots and Redheaded Sluts for $5.  Cover charge is $15 per person with a costume and $20 per person without a costume.  Costume contestants must be signed up with the Black Jack staff by 11:30 PM as the winner will be announced at midnight.  First place will receive a $500 cash prize, second place will be awarded a $100 bar tab and the door prize winner will be receive a $100 Black Restaurant Group gift certificate.

Don’t Feel Like Going Out?  Enjoy this cocktail at home:

The Candy Corn 

1.5 oz Flor de Caña 7 Year Rum

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Cranberry Juice

0.75 oz Vanilla Syrup

2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon, strawberry, and sprig of mint.

Being a couch potato?  The Spookfest continues there too:

Nadia G will feature a spooky-licious feast on The Cooking Channel on October 21, 2012 @ 8 pm.  She will discuss some strange Halloween traditions, dish on bad costumes and share her worst fears. She will celebrate her favorite (un)holiday – Halloween – with aptly named Creepy Bocconcini Eyeballs wrapped in Prosciutto FleshMaggot Salad; Vegetarian Coffin SandwichesBracciole Severed Arm“Blood” Marinara; and Toffee Designer Candied Apples with Maldon Salt.

Carve a Pumpkin

The second annual celebration of all things pumpkin will be at Restaurant RIS as a part of the Holiday Craft Series at RIS on October 27, from 12 pm- 3 pm.  Guests will have the chance to taste some seasonal specialties made from autumn squash.  Giant Food has provided the pumpkins and all the tools necessary to carve unique masterpieces to be displayed candlelit on the patio at RIS through Halloween.  All proceeds from donations will benefit DC Central Kitchen.   Suggested donation of $20.  Email to reserve a space.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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