Andersonville Dessert Crawl: Lemon Crème Pie from M Henry

Halloween isn't just for kids; adults want to celebrate it too! But if your idea of tasty treats doesn't involve Tootsie Rolls and Smarties, finding a fun Halloween event where you actually want to eat the food can be challenging. Lucky for you, Chicago has some very creative culinary minds. From gourmet adult trick-or-treating to pre-fix dinners in a death disco, these Chicago restaurants are dishing up Halloween events fit for foodies — spirits included!


1. Frontback Steakhouse at Maple & Ash

Frontback Steakhouse at Maple and Ash for Halloween

On Halloween night, Chicago's new favorite steakhouse is dressing up as America's favorite "no rules, just right" Australian-style steakhouse. For one night only, "Frontback Steakhouse" will offer:

  • Special décor and costumed servers
  • Chef Danny Grant's interpretation of signature Aussie-inspired items
  • Aussie-Style Caviar Service: White Sturgeon Caviar (1oz) served with an onion blossom
  • Awesome Aussie Steak Add-Ons like: Barbie-Q shrimp, coconut shrimp and onion rings

Monday, October 31. Regular dinner hours. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at 312-944-8888 or online.


2. Stranger Pings at AceBounce

Stranger Pings Halloween Party at AceBounce

This Halloween you can don your best 80's getup, step into the upside-down and relive your favorite Stranger Things moments at AceBounce's Stranger Pings Halloween Party. Tickets include:

  • "Stranger Drinks" aka select cocktails & 80's themed appetizers from Chef Rick Gresh included 8PM-10PM. Full cash bar and menu 10PM to close.
  • UNLIMITED ping pong all night.
  • 80's influenced party tracks by DJ Barb and Steve.
  • A UV upside-down land, Stranger Things themed games and areas to explore (if you dare).
  • Awesome prizes for best costumes, including the chance to win a year of FREE Ping Pong.

Saturday, October 29. 8PM-1AM. Tickets are $29 (early bird) or $40 (general). This event is 21+


3. Andersonville Dessert Crawl

Andersonville Dessert Crawl
Trick-or-treating is not just for kids! The Dessert Crawl in Andersonville is essentially gourmet trick-or-treating for adults. The crawl will feature mouthwatering treats from over 20 Andersonville favorites. Choose between two routes:
  • Candy Corn Route: Andies Restaurant, First Slice Pie Café, George's Ice Cream and Sweets, Jerry's, JB's Deli, KOVAL Distillery, La Colombe, Middle East Bakery & Grocery, Misericordia's Hearts and Flour Bakery Shop, Vincent and the Wooden Spoon.
  • Carmel Apple Route: Defloured Bakery, Fireside Restaurant, Goddess and Grocer, Kopi Café, KOVAL Distillery, M Henry, My Private Chef, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, and Wine, Pork Shoppe, Starbucks and TrueNorth Café

Sunday, October 30, from 2-5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the weekend of the event.


4. Pumpkin Carving at Bottlefork

Pumpkin Carving at Bottlefork

Who says grown-ups can't carve pumpkins? Put your Halloween Wars-style sculpting skills to the test at Bottlefork this Thursday. Your ticket includes:

  • Pumpkin and carving tools.
  • An interactive pumpkin carving lesson lead by Bottlefork's Chef. 
  • One glass of craft beer, wine or cider.

Thursday, October 27, 5PM and 7PM. Tickets are $25.


5. Disco is Undead at Fat Rice

Fat Rice: Disco Is Undead Halloween Party

Grab your bell bottoms and try to stay alive as Fat Rice transforms into a disco inferno for Halloween. Your "Death Sentence" includes:

  • A 5-course dinner with drink pairings, including: shrimp cocktail, steak, chocolate cake, wine, cocktails and more.
  • Access to the Haunted Dance Hall in The Bakery at Fat Rice, where all the soulless jive-tukeys can bust a move in their platform shoes.

Saturday, October 29. Seatings at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $115 (inclusive of tax and gratuity).


Header image: M. Henry photo courtesy of Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.