Trick-or-eat: Halloween themed dinners in San Diego


Even ghosts and goblins get hungry. Here’s where to find Halloween-themed food and drink specials around San Diego.

All month: Devil’s Dozen

October is a month of surprises at Devil’s Dozen in Little Italy as Chef Paula Alvarez will be showcasing specialty Halloween donuts. Some of these flavors include Dark Chocolate Mandarin, Caramel Apple and Matcha Frankenstein. In addition, a top secret flavor will be introduced each week.

2001 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy,

All month: Grant Grill

Enjoy the seasonal Smashing Pumpkin cocktail, made with pumpkin and star anise-infused rum, Grand Marnier, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, saffron syrup, cardamom bitters and fresh Meyer lemon.

US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, downtown,

10.26 Devil’s Exchange

The Devil’s Exchange is a Halloween-themed, five-course dining experience located on the rooftop of Devil’s Dozen Donuts. Kettner Exchange Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski and Chef Nick DeVries will be hosting the festivities.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Little Italy, 2001 Kettner Blvd. $95 (SOLD OUT).

10.29 Paws on the Patio: Hyatt Hound’s 2nd Birthday Paw-ty

Sally’s Fish House & Bar is hosting a Halloween costume contest for four-legged friends. Come celebrate Hyatt Hound’s second birthday with happy hour pricing on food and drinks at this free event celebration. 20 percent of restaurant proceeds go to the nonprofit Rancho Coastal Humane Society for donation.

1-4 p.m. Sunday. Sally’s Fish House & Bar, 1 Market Place, Seaport Village.

Halloween week: AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn

The Spooky Smoked Fig cocktail is on the menu at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant, AVANT. Available throughout Halloween week, the smoky cocktail includes Maker’s Mark whiskey, fig and rosemary syrup, with a charred smoking rosemary sprig on top.

4-9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 4-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday; Happy hour 4-6:30 p.m. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., Rancho Bernardo.

Halloween week: Barefoot Bar & Grill at Paradise Point Resort & Spa

During the week of Halloween, guests can enjoy the exclusive “Morgue-A-Rita,” which is Barefoot Bar & Grill’s spin on a Midori margarita with a Jägermeister float. The cocktail is available for $14.

7-11 a.m. (breakfast), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch), 5-10 p.m. (dinner). 1404 Vacation Rd., Mission Bay.

Halloween week: Black Magic cocktail and seasonal menu

On the new seasonal menu throughout the week of Halloween, guests can enjoy Tidal’s unique cocktail, Black Magic, for $14.

Happy hour, 4-6 p.m. and dinner, 4-9 p.m. everyday (until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday); Sunday brunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 1404 Vacation Rd., Mission Bay.

10.31 Cusp Dining & Drinks

Cusp Dining & Drinks in La Jolla is offering spooky drink specials and themed food for Halloween. Be sure to sink your teeth in Chef Funes’ Frozen Snickers Crunch Bar, as well as try the Cusp’ o Lantern, a cocktail with vodka, fresh orange juice, lemon-lime soda, orange bitters and agave.

5-10 p.m. Tuesday. Cusp Dining & Drinks, 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla.

11.2 Dia de los Muertos at Curadero

Curadero is hosting a Dia de los Muertos party featuring drink specials from the bar, food specials from the Taco Window, live music and games like foosball and shuffleboard. Entry is $13 and complimentary appetizers are from 5- 6 p.m. The party will be located at the Arriba Room above Curadero.

5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Curadero, 1047 Fifth Ave., downtown. $13.