Halloween food and drink
Looking for some grown up fun, frights and, um frolics, this Halloween? Check out the following Halloween-themed specials at local bars and restaurants this month. Witches, goblins and gourmands all welcome.
Log Haven’s Haunted Haven
Haunted Haven returns to Log Haven for it’s ninth year on October 29th, 30th and 31st. The restaurant is decorated with all the chills and thrills of the spooky season and guests are invited to dress up in costumes.
Complimentary tarot readings will be provided throughout the three evenings. Chef Dave Jones will be cooking up “Fiendish Feasts like Bloody Eye Balls on Worm and a Killer Cellared Natural New York Steak. Creepy Cocktails will include spirited drinks like the Zombie and the Dark Spirit.”
Reservations recommended as always via (801) 272-8255 or log-haven.com.
6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social will be throwing a video game themed Halloween bash on Saturday, October 26th from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. There will be a live DJ and a costume contest along with all the regular social games, craft beverages, and elevated bar food. There is no cover charge to attend. More info can be found here.
Moreover, the business is now also open for lunch, Monday through Friday, from 11.00 a.m. The lunch menu focuses on lighter options such as sandwiches, tacos and salads.
Proper Brewing Scary-Oke
Join the Proper Brewing and Burger team for beers, songs, and celebration of all things spooky on the night before Halloween. Starting at 9 p.m. – Karaoke That Doesn’t Suck – will be in attendance at Proper Brewing. No cover charge, but 21+.
The bar will offer door prizes (9-9.30 p.m.) with a costume contest at 10 p.m. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, best couples costume, and best costume karaoke performance . And of course there will be some great drink and food specials for the evening as well.
857 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The Vault @ Bambara
The hotel bar on the ground floor of the Monaco hotel in downtown SLC will unleash the Vault of Nightmares, Featuring decor created in conjunction with Nightmare on 13th the bartending crew will be mixing Halloween-inspired cocktails nightly, October 17th through 31st.
202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Hallo’wine at Hoof And Vine
Head to this South Valley steak house on October 28th at 6.30 p.m. for an evening of thrills, chills and delicious food and wine. Hoof And Vine are offering a menu packed with Fall flavor, with each course paired with a “frightfully exquisite wine that is sure to delight every boy and ghoul in attendance!”
The restaurant recommends dressing in “your All Hallow’s best and trick or treat-yourself to a night you won’t soon forget!” Dinner begins at 6.30 p.m. more info here.
7680 Union Park Ave, Midvale, UT 84047
City Weekly Haunted Clubhouse
On Saturday October 26th (9 p.m. through 1 a.m.) Photo Collective Studios will host the Haunted Clubhouse with City Weekly Spirits. The event promises a “party with the ghosts of the historic Clubhouse on South Temple and experience the haunted hallways of the basement in collaboration with The Boxcar Studios. Performances and dance party beats by Homerunners, and prizes for the best costumes captured at the Photo Collective Studios photo booth. Sample liquors and cocktails from Utah’s local Distilleries and Breweries.”
This downtown bar will be hosting a costume contest on Halloween evening. Bourbon House will be offering “prizes, tricks, treats, and some secret stuff we can’t tell you about yet” – more info here. The evening runs 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
White Horse | 325 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (801) 363-0137
Whiskey Street | 323 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (801) 433-1371
Bourbon House | 19 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (801) 746-1005
On October 31st Franck’s will host a $42 adult “Trick or Treat” 4 course dinner. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, there will be gift card giveaways and unique craft cocktails will be available. A grab bag of house made goodies will be available for all guests as well as a regular menu too.
6263 Holladay Blvd, Holladay, UT 84121
BGR Sugar House
Sugar House’s Burgers Grilled Right is currently offering this drop dead gorgeous burger right now. One of the restaurants best sellers, the creation is available now through the end of October.
The Oktoberfest Burger comes with your choice of patty (as ever cooked to temp if you choose beef) and is topped with sliced Bratwurst, melted Muenster cheese, zesty sauerkraut and punchy mustard. The whole thing is served on a savory pretzel roll. From first hand experience, I can tell you this one is not to miss.
1202 Wilmington Ave Ste, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Proper Burger Co.
Proper’s burger team are also getting in on the same vibes right now. Stop by and try out The Kraftsman: your choice of burger topped with bratwurst, sauerkraut, Brussels chips, rarebit sauce, hot pickled mustard seeds and house smoked roasted tomato aioli on a pretzel bun. Prost!
857 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Cinnaholic launches new rolls
One of Utah’s best dessert options – Cinnaholic – have recently released their first savory option. The gourmet cinnamon roll bakery known or their 100% vegan cinnamon rolls are now offering the above pictured pizza roll. The limited-time roll is a regular roll with marinara sauce and Daiya vegan mozzarella style shreds rolled inside. You can find it on the menu now through December 1st.
Need another reason to check this one out? At the Utah location of this nationwide operation, every Ute’s home game sees a buy one get one free special deal all day long. The next home game on the calendar is October 19th which means you can check out Cinnaholic’s new pizza roll and grab one of their sweet treats for free (check out their brand new pumpkin pie seasonal roll above for example!).
Bonus freebie: Cinnaholic celebrates two years in Salt Lake City this Sunday with another BOGO offer too!
358 700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Taqueria 27 TT
Taqueria 27 has officially launched their new T27 TT menu special, available every Tuesday. The new TT program offers a weekly $2.50 taco special (minimum order of 2) and $5 margarita of the day!
The taco specials will switch up every week and are available for dine in only.
Foothill | 1615 S Foothill Dr., SLC, 84108 | (385) 259-0712
Holladay | 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 84121 | (801) 676-9706
Downtown | 149 E 200 S, SLC, 84111 | (385) 259-0940
Murray | 6154 S. Fashion Blvd, Murray, 84107 | (801) 266-2487
Lehi | 1688 W Traverse Parkway, Lehi, 84043 | (801) 331-8033
Thali for two at Saffron Bistro
Meanwhile, at SLC’s best Indian eatery, this new special Thali platter looks like a killer deal. Offered on Thursdays only from 5 – 10 p.m. the Thali serves two and includes unlimited rice and regular naan.
The Thali platter includes 4 main course dishes plus an appetizer, salad, naan, rice, accompaniments and dessert – for just $33.99 all inclusive. Chosen by the restaurant’s head chef, the dishes change each week and come in two selections: chicken and seafood or vegetarian.
Colonial | 26 E St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Bistro | 79 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Canteen | 1098 S Jordan Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095
Circle | 4597 W. Patridgehill Lane, Riverton, UT, 84096
saffronvalley.com | order delivery (affiliate)
Other notable menu news
Brickyard Bar – all you can eat wings on Mondays – link
Dine O Round – now in full swing, a list of menu samples can be found here
Feldman’s Deli – a reminder that the restaurant now has extended hours; Tuesday – Saturday, 8.00 a.m. – 8.30 p.m. Breakfast till 10.30 p.m. plus lunch and dinner.
Fleming’s SLC – chef Jeremiah’s Table, the restaurant’s monthly and seasonable menu update is now available.
Current dining coupons
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Este Pizza – 40% off the popular Salt Lake pizza restaurant.
Itto Sushi downtown SLC – 38% off via Groupon. Fun sushi spot.
Kaze Sushi – 30% off this brand new Japanese restaurant in downtown SLC.
Maize Tacos – 30% off this downtown SLC taco restaurant on to go orders.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”.
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