Halloween falls on Monday in 2011, just like Valentines Day did. That should be a good thing for bars and restaurants. Halloween itself tends to keep potential diners in their homes, waiting for trick-or-treaters, but the weekend brings out folks looking for a good time.
A new survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) says that 20 percentof Americans will order takeout or delivery from a restaurant this Halloween. Among younger adults (age 18-34) and families with trick-or-treating children, that figure rises to 33 percent and 28 percent, respectively, the survey determined.
The NRA's research shows that 16 percent of adults will go out to a restaurant or bar to celebrate Halloween during the weekend or on Oct. 31. When asked about the most important factor in selecting a restaurant or bar for Halloween celebrations, happy hours and Halloween costumes are the top choices among those planning to go out.
Here's what we've heard about so far. We'll update this page as more information comes in.
The Lebanese Taverna is hosting Edgar Allan Poe's Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event is a fundraiser for the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum.
Power Plant Live is throwing a Halloween Through the Decades party -- each bar and restaurant in the complex will be celebrating a different theme.
The Rams Head restauarants are throwing their Halloween bashes on Saturday, Oct. 29, with prizes for best costume (4 tickets to a Rams Head show of your choice in 2011), best couples costume ($50 Rams Head gift certificate), scariest costume ($30 gift certificate) and sexiest costume (bottle of wine). Each Rams Head live music and is running its own spooky drink specials.
Find information about Rams Head events, including a Thursday night pumpkin-carving party, here.