Halloween Haunts In & Around Boston

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Dirty Water News, Featured, Food and Drink

Harvest’s Famous Doughnut Pop-Up Is Back!

Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey and the team at Harvest will host a Halloween-themed doughnut pop-up on October 31 at Harvest. The Doughnut Pop-Up Arrives at Harvest with Halloween Inspired Creations
No tricks, just treats from Harvest’s Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey on Halloween this year! Livsey and his talented team will be serving up Halloween-themed doughnut specials for one day only at Harvest.
The box of is $13 for four donuts (plus tax) and include the following flavors:
· There’s Peanut Butter in my Chocolate – peanut butter cup
· Tasting the Rainbow – Skittles
· Twicks or Treat – Twix
· Poison Apple – Apple Cider
Orders must be placed in advance by calling Harvest at 617-868-2255 starting Friday, October 23 through Thursday, October 29. Pick up will be on Saturday, October 31st from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
44 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest celebrates the modern New England table. Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett presents contemporary New England cuisine focused on the region’s freshest ingredients. Tucked along a cobblestone pathway in the heart of the square, Harvest provides a welcome respite from the fast-paced world outside. Inside is a combination of soothing earth tones, supple banquettes, dark woods and pastoral art that lend an air of understated elegance. The newly re-designed open kitchen, spacious bar, and fireside dining complete the comfortable interior. Graceful linden trees offer shade to the Garden Terrace, our private garden café that boasts fireside dining, blooming flower boxes, and heaters for the chilly nights of spring and fall. www.harvestcambridge.com.

Chef Mike’s Cucina offers safe, socially distanced & delicious Halloween with pumpkin biscotti treats for kids

This weekend, Chef Mike’s Cucina offers safe, socially distanced & delicious Halloween with pumpkin biscotti treats for kids. Highlights include pumpkin biscotti treats for each child and new autumn menu
Children and their families are invited to celebrate a safe, socially distanced and delicious Halloween on Saturday night at Chef Mike’s Cucina in Needham (73 Highland Ave., 781-675-2950).
Children can dress up in their costumes to meet friends and enjoy Chef Mike’s outdoor dining space. Each child in costume will be treated to Chef Mike Fucci’s handmade pumpkin biscotti. Halloween at Chef Mike’s with pumpkin biscotti treats is open to all children and their families starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.  Families are also invited to enjoy take-out from Chef Mike’s hearty, family-friendly Italian inspired fare.
Kids meals include: Hand-breaded chicken fingers, Pasta and meatballs or pasta with butter & cheese, Mac & cheese
The new seasonal menu includes specials such as: Homemade gnocchi with basil marina, butter sage, gorgonzola or pumpkin, Pumpkin risotto with creamy rice and fresh pumpkin, Classic arancini with rice, cheese, peas and a side of marinara.
Call 781-675-2950 for takeout or for reservations for indoor seating in Chef Mike’s recently remodeled dining room featuring enhanced safety features. The new seasonal menu will be available through November.

Puritan & Company Hosts Seventh Annual Harvest Dinner at Home

Puritan & Co. Offers a Taste of Autumn’s Bounty to Enjoy at your Own Home!
Puritan & Co. Chef/Owner Will Gilson exhibits his culinary talent by paying homage to Harvest season with a multi-course meal focusing on Fall Flavors available for takeout or delivery this weekend.

Puritan & Company in Inman Square offers guests a taste of the cuisine that is inspired by the bounty of New England’s local farms with a four course, prix-fixe dinner available for curbside pickup or delivery on October 30th and 31st. Ordering is open now on toasttab.com through Friday, October 30th and the meal is $55 per person with an add on option of $45 with wine pairings for two and apple cider and brandy pairings for two for $20.
The pickup and delivery options as well as online ordering can be found here. The menu includes:
1st: local cheeses with fall preserves, house pickles, rye crackers.
2nd: harvest squash bisque with vadouvan oil, candied sunflower seeds.
3rd: dry-aged pork chop with salt baked apple, parsnip, carrots, cider.
4th: pumpkin tart with brown butter, roasted pumpkin, juniper cream, pepitas
The dinner is $55 per person and orders can be made online or by calling 617-615-6195.
WHEN: October 30 and October 31 for pickup or delivery via online ordering here.
WHERE: Puritan & Company
1166 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
Puritan & Company is Chef/Owner Will Gilson’s first restaurant, located in Cambridge, Mass.’s Inman Square. The modern-American dining destination pays homage to New England history and the restaurant’s neighborhood. The Puritan & Company concept is that of an urban farmhouse where Gilson presents seasonal, fresh cuisine deeply rooted in New England tradition, while in the modern American style for which he is best known. The beverage program embodies Puritan & Company’s piety to the New England bounty and tradition, with a focus on the often overshadowed, classic art of pairing of food and wine.

Spooky Treats With Flour Love

Following up on last week’s spider web homemade oreos (pictured below), Joanne Chang will be packing up kits for mummy cupcakes for this week’s Flour Love, her on-going bake-along series on Instagram.

Every week Chang picks a new – typically seasonal – recipe, then she and her team at Flour Bakery + Café pack up all the ingredients in handy and easily pick-up-able or shippable packages so you can make the week’s highlighted baked good on your own at home. Just order your kit, give it a go and share pics on social (they love it when you tag @joannechang and @flourbakeryandcafe using the hashtag #FLOURLOVE).
On Sunday, November 1st, tune in to Chang’s Insta feed at 7:00pm for a live chat with Chang herself – as she answers questions and shares her expert tips. Get all the deets and order your kit online here.

Hojokoween Fun at Hojoko Boston

The Hojokoween show MUST GO ON. 2020 means no dance parties but they’ve got a lineup of some pretty awesome events that will keep you in the Halloween spirit:
Thursday, October 29th: @hotchixboston is popping up at Hojoko! They’re facing off to see who has the best hot chicken sando. Plus lots of other fun menu specials. Available for Dine In or ToGo/Delivery!
Friday, October 30th: Wasabi Roulette Returns for one night only. Trick or Treat?! Let fate decide.
Saturday, October 31st: Group Costume Contest! Get your close crew together (no more than 6 plz) and come to dinner at Hojoko dressed in a common theme. They’ll post the top 10 group costumes to their Insta story and let the people vote! (yay democracy) The winning group gets a cool prize.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. Did you notice that two of these events involve voting?? Don’t forget to cast your ballots for the Nov. 3rd ELECTION! See how fun voting is!

Victory Point Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Menu

It’s the Victory Point Pumpkin Patch and Harvest menu – a perfect family-friendly way to celebrate the sights and flavors of a seaside autumn in New England right here in Quincy.
The pumpkin patch arrives at Victory Point (332 Victory Road) on Wednesday (Oct. 28), featuring hay bales, corn stalks, mums and of course pumpkins from local farmers. Perfect place for an autumn selfie or family photo!
Executive Chef Pino Maffeo introduces his harvest menu on Thursday (Oct. 29), featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed beef and honey from Charles River Farm, Stillman’s Farms, Stony Creek Farm and Golden Rule honey (all of Massachusetts) and maple cocktails featuring syrup from Ackermnan’s Farm of Vermont.

This event is a collaboration with Victory Point’s friends from the Quincy Farmers Market.

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo’s 72 acres. The first of its kind in New England, this unique lantern experience will dazzle and delight guests of all ages! Open Sept. 21 – 30: Nightly, 6:0010:30 p.m.; Oct. 1 – Nov. 1: Nightly, 5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Tickets and full details can be found here.