10/30/2012 04:00:00 PM

6 Ways to Have a Very Tasty Halloween

Mussels on Three Aces "Blackout" menu
Believe it or not, there is more than alcohol and cheap candy to be consumed on Halloween. Celebrate the witching hour with these eight food specials around the city:

Ada Street
Straight from the vault, the 1978 horror film Halloween will be screened tomorrow night at 10 PM. Popcorn and candy will be available for $5 and cocktails are half-off. Come in costume for a chance to win a $100 gift card (773-697-7069).

Antique Taco
Jumping on the restaurants dressing like other restaurants bandwagon, this new taco join with go back to the 90s as The Max from “Saved By The Bell.” From the interior of the restaurant to the food and the staff, everything will look or taste like the show's diner. Eat like the gang from Bayside High with burgers, fries and milkshakes (773-687-8697).

On Wednesday, put that costume on a little early because customers dressed in their Halloween garb are rewarded with a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for $2. The special runs between 4 PM and closing, and proceeds (up to $1 million) will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

For a zombie, vampire or other ghoulish diner, The Bloody Burger (steak tartare, fried egg and garlic aioli with salt and vinegar chips on garlic bread) is served tomorrow for $12. To make the Halloween meal extra gory, add a bloody Mary for $3 (773-360-8686).

To honor the Day of the Dead, a tribute menu to Frida Khalo has been put together with traditional dishes such as shrimp pancakes and nopales in Guajillo sauce, Oaxacan red pozole, stuffed pork tenderloin in red mole, and “bread of the dead” paired with warm Oaxacan chocolate. The tasting menu, with cocktails by Adam Segar, runs though Saturday. 312-240-5000.

Three Aces
It’s time to blackout, with the special blackout menu that includ arancini made with squid ink risotto; mussels steamed in black beer and served with boudin noir; and duck breast with beluga lentils, confit cipollinis and black kale. The special menu has a special drink to go with it called the “dark traveler” made with Journeyman rye, Graham’s 20-year tawny and black walnut bitters. The blackout menu is served through Sunday (312-243-1577).


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