How to Halloween like a foodie: Your definitive list

Halloween-themed food and drink options are aplenty in Miami this weekend/
Halloween-themed food and drink options are aplenty in Miami this weekend/

No matter what you crave, there’s a Miami eatery serving it up with a Halloween twist.

Meat lovers, there’s something here for you and for seafood lovers too. Maybe you prefer organic then head to Whole Foods. Beer lovers you can get your brew everywhere from Coral Gables to Wynwood. Well, you get the gist. The list is extensive.

Read on and make your choice:

The Wynwood Yard

They’re serving up double Halloween fun at hipster central with the Sweet Treats Cooking Class Oct. 29 1-3 p.m. and Dead Carpet Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. The Sprouted Chef hosts the class where you’ll learn to decorate Brazilian brigadiero truffles plus caramel and candy apples. A savory lunch of Della Test Kitchen bowl is included in the $50 fee. On Halloween night come in your scariest costume (think “The Walking Dead”) and vie for a chance at the $200 costume contest prize. If you lose, soak your sorrows in the $2 PBRs.

56 NW 29 St. 305-771-4810

Tap 42 Coral Gables

The 42 craft beers on tap will play second fiddle to the Boozy Brunch Costume Party Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $15 you get unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys and oh yes, Funky Buddha Floridian. Or try one of their specialty cocktails like their pecan-coffee Old Fashioned with William Wolf pecan whiskey, mocha, syrup, chocolate bitters and seasonal spices. Wear your spookiest costume and enter to win prizes in their contest.

301 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables 786-391-1566

Meat Market

Watch as the Halloween madness reaches new heights on Lincoln Road from a table at Meat Market. A major appetite is required if you’re gonna hit this place up on Halloween night Oct. 31. The three-course dinner carries a $150 tab but includes choice of 22-oz bone-in Ribeye, spiced seared tuna steak or herb crusted seabass. Kick start the dinner with one of five appetizer choices and end with either chocolate brown butter financier or the ideal fall dessert pumpkin tart.

915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-532-0088

Whole Foods Pinecrest

Keep it healthy for the candy-laden Halloween with plenty of offerings from Whole Foods and Grown, the fast healthy food drive-through restaurant owned by former Heat champ Ray Allen and his wife Shannon. The family-friendly Halloween party is at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 where kids make their own haunted trail mix and sample Grown’s organic and non-GMO treats, gluten-free pumpkin muffins and pumpkin spice smoothies.

8211 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest 305-663-GROW

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Lincoln Road is a hot spot for Halloween so plenty of restaurants make the list. At Quattro you can feast on a four-course prix fixe dinner that’s $110 for an outside café table or $65 for a table inside. First they’ll bring out bruschetta Taleggio with truffle mushrooms, followed by carpaccio and organic eggplant Parmigiana as well as a few second-course selections. Main entrée choices include braised short ribs with pumpkin mash, baked branzino with fresh tomatoes, olives and capers or seafood risotto with fresh tomatoes to name a few. End on a sweet note with either tiramisu, chocolate molten cake and ice cream or pumpkin and pecan pie.

1014 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-531-4833

After-hours costume party at The Local Craft Food & Drink

Coral Gables’ gastrobar is getting into the spirit of Halloween on Oct. 30 with a spooky afterhours costume party held just after dinner service, from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. In celebration of All Hallows Eve, staff will transform the restaurant into a haunting antique bar, full of macabre décor and frightening relic.

150 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables. 305-648-5687

StripSteak by Michael Mina in the Fontainebleau

This weekend will be your last chance to imbibe on a specialty libation created only for the month of October. They’re putting a twist on the whiskey sour in both the name and the ingredients. The Raise Your Spirits cocktail is $15 and mixes Widow Jane apple wood rye with an apple cider reduction, ginger syrup, lemon juice, allspice dram, an egg white and spritz of allspice dram mist.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-326-7412

Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner

It’s one of Miami’s premier Halloween events and the spot to see and seen. Plus, c’mon, you’re partying at a Renaissance mansion that’s a historic landmark. Let’s get the important stuff out of the way: They’ll have five full bars and plenty of craft beers. Dress in your 1920s Prohibition era best or go the creepy route for the costume contest. Dance to live music by Patrick and the Swayzees (maybe some Dirty Dancing, see what they did there?), the Frost School of Music jazz and DJ A-Train. The Burlesque show could make it interesting, too. Roxy Vargas from NBC 6 Emcees on Oct. 29 8 p.m. to midnight. $165.

3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-250-9133

Cantina La Veinte

Halloween-themed dishes feature items like the black octopus ceviche tostada appetizer, black ash fillet with pumpkin puree entree and pumpkin pannacotta for dessert on the menu. Dinner guests are also encouraged to come dressed in costume for the contest. First place prize is a $300 gift card to the restaurant, second place receives a bottle of Dom Perignon and third place a bottle of Don Julio. It’s all happening Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

495 Brickell Ave., Miami 786-623-6135

Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza at The Spillover 

Bring the pooch to Coconut Grove for Halloween fun. Dress the doggie up in the cutest, most adorable costume you can create and enter the raffle contest while you’re at it. They’ll take care of your furry friend with dog treats and meals.

2911 Grand Ave., Ste. 400D, Coconut Grove 305-456-5723

Campton Yard at The Hall

Seems like parties for pups are all the rage this Halloween. At Campton Yard it’s a Halloween Pawty Brunch Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costumed doggies participate in a contest while you nosh on hotdogs by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and knock back a few Bloody Marys while you’re at it. Campton Yard is the outdoor hangout spot at The Hall South Beach boutique hotel and the WeWork co-working space folks are joining in to host.

1500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-531-1251

W Miami Howl-O-Ween

Yet another dog event the swanky W Miami is hosting its own Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm. Local celebrity @Remixthedog hosts a costume contest for dogs and their owners who will strut on the “dogwalk.” Munch on bites and drink cocktails from 15th & Vine, especially since they’ll be $5 a pop.

485 Brickell Ave., Miami 305-307-5413

Pawn Broker at the Langford Hotel

The Pubbelly Boys are everywhere so of course they’re getting in on Halloween festivities at Pawn Broker the rooftop lounge at one of downtown Miami’s newest hot spots, the Langford Hotel. From 5 p.m. ‘til closing on Oct. 29 and 31 they’re hosting The Great Gatsby/Prohibition themed party with Rutte Gin specialty cocktails and a selection of choices from Pawn Broker’s bar bites menu.

121 SE 1 St., Miami 877-969-5515

Yelloween at The Forge

Eight-legged arachnids are the theme at the Yelloween party at The Forge. Theme: Kiss of the Spider Woman. DJ Robert Costa spins, project f performs, and you can take home a keepsake with fun snapshots from the photobooth. Put your best spider costume together and vie for $500 in cash and a Limited Edition Veuve Clicquot Luminous Jeroboam, dinner for four at The Forge or a basket containing six bottles of Veuve Clicquot. Party starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

432 W 41 St., Miami B

each 305-538-8533

Cosplay Halloween at SushiSamba

They’re having fun with the Halloween theme at this sushi favorite, serving up Spider Rolls for $15 and Bloody Fingers for $12. The roll has squid ink aioli, black tobiko and a rice cracker spider web and the bloody finger a vegetable spring roll with red sweet chili sauce and squid ink black nails. They didn’t forget the cocktails. Try the Green Monster, a blend of Three Olives lemon-lime vodka, blended with the Monster Energy drink for a jolt and a splash of lime. DJs, dancers and entertainers keep the party going after 10 p.m.

600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-673-5337