This year Chaya celebrates Halloween by paying homage to one of the spookiest creatures: The Black Widow is created by Eddy Lopez. A delicious orange and plum liqueur with Ichiko Seirin Sochu, mixed with sweet and sour, makes this cocktail inviting and delicious, yet rather scary as a spider garnishes the rim of the glass alongside two devilishly delicious Luxardo Cherries. But not to worry, this Black Widow is only for show and while not real, is just realistic enough to help get you into the Halloween spirit!
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Black Widow, photo by Moretti Photography

CHAYA Venice will be open for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm; 110 Navy Street Venice, CA 90291; 310.396.1179; www.TheChaya.com 

Red O Santa Monica remembers the dead with this hauntingly beautiful Boiling Casablanca Margarita that is sure to impress! This dreamy, whimsical and magical Boiling Casablanca Margarita made with Casamigos Silver Tequila, signature clarified lime, Triple sec, and dry ice is available to enjoy at Red O Santa Monica and Red O Los Angeles on Melrose. Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects, so watch as it begins to “boil” and emit a dense, spooky fog! Red O Santa Monica will be open for Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 1541 Ocean Avenue. Suite #120, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.1600; www.RedORestaurant.com

You can run, you can hide this Halloween, but you cannot escape the immanent ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE at the The Raymond 1886….created by Jesus Gomez and Adam Vaughn.
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ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, Courtesy of The Raymond 1886

After a long day of fighting off zombies and searching for shelter, what better way to re-energize?  A tribute to both a Tiki classic and end-of-the-world-scenario classic the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE is multi layered and exceptionally well balanced. The Raymond 1886 will be open for Halloween Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm; 1250 S Fair Oaks Avenue., Pasadena, CA 911015; 626.441.3136; www.TheRaymond.com