Quick Bites: Halloween eats and treats
BY NINA WU / email@example.com
For those seeking a bite to eat after trick-or-treating, or some spirits, plenty of options are available on Halloween tomorrow, Oct. 31.
» 12th Avenue Grill: On Halloween, 12th Avenue Grill in Kaimuki offers the frightening “Widow of the Sea,” a Maui Brewing Co. beer-battered soft shell crab with crispy noodle “web” and local heirloom carrot-beet butter.
If you’re in a squishy kind of mood, go for “The Kraken!” which is grilled calamari stuffed with house chorizo and squid ink, manila clams and rock shrimp in a spicy, smoked tomato broth. Eat it all with Kauai Koloa Rum infused with dark spices. Visit 12thavegrill.com or call 732-9469.
» SALT’s Day of the Dead: If trick-or-treating makes you thirsty, then stop in at SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar for a Fall Margarita, which is a blend of fresh, local Japanese pumpkin puree with housemade, cinnamon-habanero-infused tequila.
Chef Quinten Frye recreates a Day of the Dead classic with Maui venison and local pumpkin tamales with a Big Island beet-blood salsa. Visit salthonolulu.com or call 744-7567.
» Halloween Beer & Wine Garden: The Royal Hawaiian Center offers a beer and wine garden from 6 to 10 p.m. on Halloween at the Royal Grove with tunes from DJ Min One. Entrance is free; children accompanied by a parent or guardian are also welcome.
A portion of sales will benefit the Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii. Visit www.royalhawaiiancenter.com or call 922-2299.
» Il Lupino Halloween: Celebrate late happy hour at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine bar which will offer its pupu and drinks menu, along with a DJ, dancing and costume contest from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 922-3400.
» Keiki Halloween at CPK: On Halloween, adults accompanied by children in costumes get a free meal for the keiki if they spend $10 or more at California Pizza Kitchen at the Kahala Mall location only. Limited to two offers per table. Call 737-9446.