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Atlanta Halloween food events 2015

Photo credit: Cook Hall
Photo credit: Cook Hall

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Halloween. Whether you’re in it for the costumes, the candy or the pumpkin beer, we have your guide to Atlanta foodie events for kids of all ages.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Atkins Park. 5:00 p.m. Oct. 27. Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar, 794 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta. 404-876-7249. atkinspark.com. The popular pub kicks off Halloween week with the tapping of a special cellared keg of Terrapin's Midnight Monk (9.8% ABV), a black Belgian IPA retired in 2014, plus a screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the dining room at midnight.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Halloween activities at Atkins Park. 10:00 p.m. Oct. 27. Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar, 794 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta. 404-876-7249. atkinspark.com. The restaurant hosts a pumpkin-carving contest and scary movies. Prizes include house cash and a prize pack from Southern Tier Brewing Company. All contestants get a complimentary draft of Southern Tier's Pumking ale.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Costumes on the Woof. 5:00 p.m. Free. Lowes Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 404-745-5745. loewshotels.com/atlanta-hotel. Dress up your pooch for a costume contest on the hotel's roof, with proceeds benefiting Angels Among Us Pet Rescue of Atlanta. Don't miss out on the hotel'sHalloween package, which includes trick-or-treating in the hotel, a $20 taxi credit and two complimentary Halloween cocktails. 404-745-5000; saltwoodatlanta.com.

Mummies and Mixers. 7:00 p.m. Oct. 29. Free for members. Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta. 404-727-2635. carlos.emory.edu/benefit-and-member-events. Party with the mummies while enjoying movie snacks and drinks with the team of Decatur's Pinewood Tippling Room. Gallery docents will be sharing fun facts about the museum's mummy collection, while Abbott & Costello's Meet the Mummy will be playing in the Reception Hall. RSVP by calling 404-727-2635 or online at carlos.emory.edu/mixers.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Di Noche De Los Muertos. 11:00 a.m. Free. Superica, 99 Krog St NE, Suite C. 678-791-1310. ​supericaatl.com. Kids in costume eat for free before 2:00 p.m., while adults can enjoy a costume contest, live music, Halloween drink specials, free koozies and more.

Trick or Drink. 4:00 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta. 770-765-1000. www.experienceavalon.com. Celebrate Halloween adult-style with drink specials throughout the retail hub. Hit all participating spots to collect a special prize.

Trick or Treating. 4:00 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta. 404-733-1221. ​atlanticstation.com. Kids of all ages are encouraged to don their best costumes for trick or treating around the complex, where participating retailers will offer treats and goodies.

Halloween Punch Party. 4:00 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. One Eared Stag, 1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta. 404-525-4479. ​oneearedstag.com. The Inman Park restaurant will be serving $3 glasses of spooky punch, a special $5 tapas menu and $1 oysters and beers from 4:00 p.m. until close. Show up wearing a costume and you'll receive a free "treat" from behind the bar (with proper identification, of course). Candy will be available for the littlest customers at One Eared Stag, per the restaurant's neighborhood tradition.

Halloween at Krog Street Market. 4:00 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta. 770-434-2400. krogstreetmarket.com. Trick or treating, costume party, live music from Little Tybee and drink specials from vendors are on tap for Halloween night at this popular Inman Park market

Saints & Sinners Ball. 7:00 p.m. Oct. 31. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, 404-249-0001. parktavern.com. Radio 105.7's second annual Saints & Sinners Ball will feature live music performances from X Ambassadors, Coleman Hell and Atlanta's own Stokeswood, plus themed drink specials, a costume contest and plenty of surprises throughout the night. The event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets available at radio1057.com or parktavern.com.

Halloween Horror Story Circus. 8:00 p.m. Oct. 31. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Cypress Street Pint & Plate, 817 W Peachtree St NW, Ste E125, Atlanta. 404-815-9243. cypressbar.com. GRAIN, 845 Spring St NW Ste D1, Atlanta. 404-881-5377. grain-bar.com Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate and GRAIN host joint Halloween festivities featuring the Imperial OPA Circus, including fortunetellers, fire throwers, magicians, aerialists, hand-to-hand duos and more. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a complimentary Rouge Ale & Spirits Dead Guy draft beer at Cypress and a complimentary Dead Guy Whiskey cocktail at GRAIN while DJs set the spooky soundtrack for the evening. Purchase online at cypressbar.com.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Sunday Supper South. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1. $250 for James Beard Members; $275 for non-members. Ponce City Market, 657 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, 404.365.0410 ext. 22, www.sundaysuppersouth.com. This Beetlejuice-themed event brings together award-winning chefs like Sean Brock and Linton Hopkins together for a family-style meal celebrating the Southern culinary experience. Event proceeds directly benefit the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program as well as local and regional culinary nonprofits.

Written by Laura Scholz

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