Shaena Engle brings October food news, lifestyle, tricks and treats, restaurant openings, new products and things to do this October, especially around Halloween.
Micky’s West Hollywood Kicks off Showgirls Halloween Nights
Micky’s WeHo is hosting Showgirls Halloween Nights this Halloween season with a magical lineup. Join special guests on Mondays. Snatch your tickets at mickys.com
The Butcher’s Daughter Opens in West Hollywood
The Butcher’s Daughter, serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, is now open in West Hollywood. The plant forward restaurant is located at 8755 Melrose Avenue is and open 8am to 11pm.
El Pollo Loco Opens in West Hollywood
El Pollo Loco West Hollywood has finally opened at 8601 Santa Monica Boulevard, on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount Drive, after many challenges and several delays..
Head to Woodland Hills Promenade to experience this family friendly, open air walk through Halloween experience with trick or treating, candy, bounce houses, games and rides, food and live performances, tickets are $44 at www.hauntoween.com.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Get your scare on at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights with scary mazes and rides along with some horror inspired food offerings including BBQ Pork Ribs Texas Chili and Cheese Nachos, Monster Hot Dogs, Sweet Dessert Bloody Funnel Fingers and specialty cocktails. Horror nights are Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31. Tickets can be purchased at https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com/.
Night of the Jack
Head to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas to enjoy the Night of the Jack, with a Spookeasy bar, interactive booths, an outdoor trail, live pumpkin carvers and food trucks. Tickets are $29.99, available at https://nightsofthejack.com.
Halloween at Kidspace
Kidspace is celebrating Halloween with parades, booths to make wands and masks and decorate pumpkins and learn about spiders. $14.95 weekdays beginning October 1 through October 31, tickets at kidspace.org.
Lush Offers Lord of Misrule Products for Halloween
Lush has released a collection of Halloween inspired products. The Lord of Misrule collection includes shower gel, a bath bomb, scented candle, soaps and perfume. Order at https://www.lushusa.com.
DineLA Fall Restaurant Week October 14 – 28
DineLA Fall Restaurant Week will take place October 14 – 28 with specially priced menus for lunch and dinner. Head to https:www.dicsoverlosangeles.com for participating restaurants and reservations.
Siphonysta Launched for International Coffee Day
Siphonysta, a new automated siphon brewing coffee system, has launched just in time for International Coffee Day on October 1. Available at Amazon.com.
Family Style Food Festival
The Family Style Food Festival, featuring dozens of LA restaurants, will be on October 9th at Television City, 130 N. Fairfax from noon to 8pm. Tickets available at https://www.familystylefest.com.
Boisson Opens in Studio City
Boisson, the store offering a variety of nonalcoholic libations is now open in Studio City. The new store can be found at 12330 Ventura Boulevard.
JOYO at Erewhon
JOYO, Jay Shetty and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty’s new line of adaptogenic sparkling teas is now available at Erewhon stores at $3.49 a can.
McConnell’s Ice Cream and Go Get’Em Tiger Offer Coffee tonic Float
McConnell’s Ice Cream and Go Get ‘Em Tiger have collaborated to offer a Coffee Tonic Float for $9.25 which will be available through October 10 at McConnell’s locations.
Van Leeuwen Launches New Fall Flavors
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has launched new fall flavors including the yummy Mexican Hot Chocolate, Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole, Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll and Wild berry layer Cake.
Celebrate National Taco Day at El Torito and Acapulco
Celebrate National Taco Day on October 4 at El Torito where guests can enjoy a $3 build your own taco bar as well as happy hour specials from 3pm till closing and live entertainment. Acapulco will be offering free tacos for guests who say “TACO DAY” after 3pm, they will also have a $3 build your own taco bar and specialty cocktails.
BJ’s Offers $5 Pizookies
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is offering up Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookies for just $5 through October.
Tito’s Tacos and Tito’s Handmade Vodka host Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana
Tito’s Tacos and Tito’s Handmade Vodka are hosting the fifth annual Tito’s Fiesta Mexicana celebrating National Taco Day and Vodka Day on October 4 with tacos, music and specialty cocktails. From 2 to 9pm, at 11222 Washington Place in Culver City, $30.
Peninsula Beverly Hills Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel will be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October with a Pink Afternoon Tea every Wednesday to Sunday with seatings at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm. Additionally, the spa will be offering a Pink Classic Manicure also Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm, and can be booked by calling 310.975.2854.
The Peninsula is also hosting a month-long Sushi Nakazawa pop up from Oct. 4 – 29th on the Belvedere Terrace, Monday – Friday, seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm for $325 per person.
Pots & Co. Offers Pumpkin Cream Pies
Pots & Co. is offering seasonal pumpkin cream pies in reusable glass jars. The treats make delicious desserts and snacks and are perfect for holiday dinners.
AriZona SUPER LXR HERO HYDRATION Launches in October
AriZona beverages has partnered with Marvel to launch new hero inspired beverages, SUPEr LXR HERO HYDRATION in four flavors, Dragon Fruit Watermelon, Citrus Lemon Lime, Peach Mango and Acai Blueberry. The drinks will launch at Comic Con and then be available at https://www.herohydration.com.
Corner Bakery Offers New Menu Items
Corner Bakery is offering new limited time drinks and treats for fall. New items include a brown sugar iced latte, peach topped pancakes, a prime rib and egg panini, new peach sweeteners, and a pumpkin spiced latte.
DEWARS Launches 12-Year Old Blended Scotch whisky
DEWARS launches a new 12-year old blended Scotch whisky. The whisky is double aged in American Oak bourbon casks and has notes of smokey sweetness.
Cozy Earth Launches Fall Bedding
Cozy Earth, the makers of comfy bedding, has launched new navy and olive colored bamboo sheet sets and duvet covers. Head to https://www.cozyearth.com to purchase.
Marina Del Rey Hotel’s Del Rey Lounge and Swim Club and new SALT Restaurant Opens
This October, the Marina del Rey Hotel’s Del Rey Lounge and Swim Club and their new SALT restaurant and bar will open to the public on October 12.
Holy Cow BBQ Now Open in Redondo Beach
Holy Cow BBQ is opening a new location in Redondo Beach, following their Santa Monica, West LA and Culver City locations. The new restaurant is located at 1617 S. Pacific Coast Highway.
Valle Food & Wine Festival
Tickets are on sale for the Valle Food & Wine Festival from October 21 to 23 in Bruma, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California Mexico. The event includes cooking demos from Nancy Silverton and Rick Bayless as well as food, wine, art and cultural experiences. Tickets start at @225 and are available at https://vallefoodandwinefest.com/experiences-2060/.
Get Your Tickets for the California Wine Festival in Huntington Beach
Tickets are now on sale for the November 11-12 California Wine Festival at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. The event will showcase more than 200 wines from over 50 wineries across California. Visit https://www.californiawinefestival.com for tickets.