The Wacky Things Restaurants Are Doing for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. Check out some of these crazy and wacky Halloween themed items from restaurants around the country!

Pumpkin Pizza

Basile’s Restaurant near Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, is mixing one of America’s favorite foods, pizza, with Halloween by creating their version of Pumpkin Pizza—a pizza that uses a pumpkin topping.  Restaurant owner Vito Basile and his wife, Paola, came up with the idea in celebration of Halloween and because they had a large supply of pumpkins.  In an article from WNEP News, customers described the pizza as sweet and many have enjoyed it!

Scary Face Pancake

Who knew pancakes could be scary? IHOP is having an exclusive offer for Friday October 29—children 12 and under can get a free Scary Face Pancake! Those over 12 can still enjoy pancakes in the Halloween spirit with IHOP’s Trick or Treat All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes. And the “scary” doesn’t stop there. IHOP just wrapped up their Name IHOP’s Scary Face Pancake Contest.  Contestants had until October 20 to send in an entry with a suggested name and 100 word (or less) reason.  The winning name was Count Spatula from Brian Y. in Geneva, Illinois. For being the winner, Brian won a year’s supply of IHOP’s buttermilk pancakes.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

Lady Gaga’s infamous “meat dress” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards made headlines all over and one New York City restaurant has taken it to the next level.  For just $100,000, those who must have this dress for Halloween can purchase one from the Old Homestead Steakhouse—located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district.  In an article from The Baltimore Sun, they say this dress is constructed of “112 pounds of raw meat that reportedly includes a 32-ounce rib eye steak hat.” A quote from the article from co-owner Marc Sherry said the restaurant is “meating” a demand for “the most sought after costume of Halloween 2010.”

Day of the Dead Themed Menu

The Halloween festivities don’t stop on October 31. People in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area can dine at Xochitl on Tuesday November 2 for a five-course “Day of the Dead” themed Mexican menu. A Nation’s Restaurant News article says the proposed menu will consist of “blood sausage with beets, fennel and walnut-tequila vinaigrette followed by beef heart tacos with foraged mushrooms, fried bone marrow and pickled nopales or cactus.”

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