9 Halloween food specials to enjoy around Madison

Things are looking dark on local menus this month

Temperatures are dropping, days are shortening and the end of October is creeping up on us. Halloween will be here soon, and we’re ready for things to get spooky up in here.

So are Madison restaurants and food businesses, as many unveil Halloween-themed specials and events. Other places have regular offerings that seem like they were made to be enjoyed in the month of October.

From activated charcoal drinks to squid ink pizzas and sausages, things are looking dark in the Madison food scene this month.

We chose nine of the spookiest food items we could find to help you get in the scary spirit.

1. DLUX’s Embalming Fluid

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”What do Vampires cross the sea in???nBlood vessels!n#mwahahanSail your vessel on over here this Halloween and suck back a few O-Negs at our Killer Halloween Party..(link in the bio) n#universallyaccepted #feelingfangtastic #loveatfirstbiten.n.n.n#dluxmadison #KillerPartyDLUX #halloweenparty #costumecontest #freakfest #craftcocktails #cocktailculture”,”author_name”:”dluxmadison”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/dluxmadison”,”author_id”:1090884581,”media_id”:”1870688127052417326_1090884581″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn2BPCygAku/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn2BPCygAku/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn2BPCygAku/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;What do Vampires cross the sea in??? Blood vessels! #mwahaha Sail your vessel on over here this Halloween and suck back a few O-Negs at our Killer Halloween Party..(link in the bio) #universallyaccepted #feelingfangtastic #loveatfirstbite . . . #dluxmadison #KillerPartyDLUX #halloweenparty #costumecontest #freakfest #craftcocktails #cocktailculture&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/dluxmadison/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; DLUX&#lt;/a&#gt; (@dluxmadison) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2018-09-17T22:30:24+00:00″&#gt;Sep 17, 2018 at 3:30pm PDT&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/720f25d7641fdc916e0a7cc0b89efbd5/5C4B2F94/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/40634710_283382302263782_552540527878785924_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:640,”thumbnail_height”:640}

DLUX is throwing a killer party this month. Tickets to the Killer Party on Oct. 26 include a premium open bar, snacks and prizes for the best costumes. If you really kill the costume contest, you might snag DLUX’s coveted Skoscar (a skeletal Oscar trophy). The gourmet burger bar on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard has thrown this shindig every year since it opened in 2012, and the restaurant really transforms into a monster mash venue courtesy of a smoke machine and decorations. Fill up your cup with kegged cocktails, mixed drinks, draft beer or wine. One special cocktail offered the night of the party is called “Embalming Fluid.” Don’t be scared stiff — the drink features Ketel One Oranje vodka, Dekuyper Sour Apple Pucker, fresh lime juice and ginger ale.

2. Saints Juice Co.’s Exorcist

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”Come and grab your post weekend detox. Start the week on a high note. Cause you know you’ll be eating wings and drinking beer all over again next weekend. #sinsaintrepeat #exorcist #activatedcharcoal #charcoal #blackisthenewblack #black #detox #cleanse #juice #lemon”,”author_name”:”saintsmadison”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/saintsmadison”,”author_id”:4099826712,”media_id”:”1880580600142796086_4099826712″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BoZKheTAJU2/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BoZKheTAJU2/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BoZKheTAJU2/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;Come and grab your post weekend detox. Start the week on a high note. Cause you know you’ll be eating wings and drinking beer all over again next weekend. #sinsaintrepeat #exorcist #activatedcharcoal #charcoal #blackisthenewblack #black #detox #cleanse #juice #lemon&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/saintsmadison/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; Saints Madison Juice Company&#lt;/a&#gt; (@saintsmadison) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2018-10-01T14:04:59+00:00″&#gt;Oct 1, 2018 at 7:04am PDT&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/ac1fd421e87eb3a3ca63f508c7d41156/5C43D6DC/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/41722749_930963057088566_5583774459231300387_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:640,”thumbnail_height”:640}

As if the color isn’t chilling enough, this juice’s name makes it downright diabolical. Activated charcoal gives Saints Juice Co’s Exorcist its dark color, but it’s actually a lemonade made with lemon, agave and filtered water. Saints invites you to “expel your inner demons” with this raw juice, which might be necessary if any souls decide to awaken on All Hallows’ Eve. But really — the detoxifying effects of charcoal have been shown to relieve bloating and remove toxins in the body to promote a healthy digestive tract, according to Saints. May the power of charcoal compel you this Halloween.

3. Nitty Gritty’s EC Burger
9 Halloween food specials to enjoy around Madison

This Nitty Gritty burger SCREAMS Halloween, and we’re here for it. But there’s a story behind this black-bunned burger dripping with neon green garlic aioli. It’s a special menu item Nitty Gritty Chef Ryan Kirby created in partnership with social media agency Epicurean Chronicles, which is launching a new program called #ECGivesBack. The program collaborates with chefs to come up with dishes offered for a limited time. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization, and this year’s recipient is the nonprofit Little John’s, which is a “pay what you can” restaurant concept from Chef Dave Heide of Liliana’s and Charlie’s on Main. Heide plans to open Little John’s in spring 2019.

The Halloween-themed EC Burger at Nitty Gritty is the program’s first creation, and it will be available at from Oct. 15-31. The 6-ounce burger, served in a charcoal black sesame seed bun, is stuffed with unicorn rainbow cheese and topped with jalapeño-candied bacon, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-dusted avocado and neon green garlic aioli. The $15 meal (add an extra $3.50 for the vegan version) comes with a side of buffalo cheese curds and a soda, and $2 from the sale will go to Little John’s. Who else wants to dig in?

4. Cafe Domestique’s Noir Latte

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”When your coffee is as black as your soul. The “Noir” Latte from @cafedomestiquemadison is made with #ActivatedCharcoal. �☕️�☕️n(CHECK OUT OUR INSTASTORY FOR MORE)n.n.n.n.n.n#epicureanchronicles #ecmadison #ecfoodnews #madisonwi #wisconsin #madisonfood #wisconsinfood #foodie #foodielife #foodporn #eeeeeats #eatthis #letsdrink #eatlocal #sconniefoodies #foodstagram #eatingfortheinsta #nomnom #coffee #latte #charcoalcoffee #noir #blackcoffee #coffeedate #letsdrink #drinkme #cupofjoe #saturdaymorningvibes #mood #hipstercoffee”,”author_name”:”epicureanchronicles”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/epicureanchronicles”,”author_id”:287230765,”media_id”:”1661056113934337631_287230765″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BcNQbwnDAZf/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BcNQbwnDAZf/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BcNQbwnDAZf/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;When your coffee is as black as your soul. The “Noir” Latte from @cafedomestiquemadison is made with #ActivatedCharcoal. �☕️�☕️ (CHECK OUT OUR INSTASTORY FOR MORE) . . . . . #epicureanchronicles #ecmadison #ecfoodnews #madisonwi #wisconsin #madisonfood #wisconsinfood #foodie #foodielife #foodporn #eeeeeats #eatthis #letsdrink #eatlocal #sconniefoodies #foodstagram #eatingfortheinsta #nomnom #coffee #latte #charcoalcoffee #noir #blackcoffee #coffeedate #letsdrink #drinkme #cupofjoe #saturdaymorningvibes #mood #hipstercoffee&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/epicureanchronicles/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; Epicurean Chronicles®&#lt;/a&#gt; (@epicureanchronicles) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2017-12-02T16:49:00+00:00″&#gt;Dec 2, 2017 at 8:49am PST&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/faceee001e51871ad803f94a1e2cd54b/5C48B671/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/24177541_1611919648854895_5994924152144789504_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:640,”thumbnail_height”:800}

Another charcoal-laced menu item you can enjoy to get in the spooky spirit this month is Cafe Domestique’s Noir Latte. Get ready for a bit of grittiness, and possibly a temporary black smile, as some have reported after sampling charcoal lattes. The trend has swept the Instagram world, and local foodie accounts like @epicureanchronicles have given the coffee drink a whirl. Epicurean Chronicles makes a good point in its post — if you’re currently on medication, avoid activated charcoal in food, as it might bind with certain types of medications, OTC drugs and supplements.

5. Salvatore’s Tomato Pies’ Squid Ink Pizza

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”Halloween weekend special and it is delicious! Squid ink infused crust, roasted pumpkin sauce, calabrese chili peppers, cured and slow roasted pork belly, pleasant ridge reserve. In Madison and Sun Prairie until it is gone! Happy #Halloween. #pizza #salvatorestomatopies #foodporn #madison #sunprairie #eatgood #goodeats #dinner”,”author_name”:”salstomatopies”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/salstomatopies”,”author_id”:619739390,”media_id”:”1371432442648524811_619739390″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BMITopZgvgL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BMITopZgvgL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BMITopZgvgL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;Halloween weekend special and it is delicious! Squid ink infused crust, roasted pumpkin sauce, calabrese chili peppers, cured and slow roasted pork belly, pleasant ridge reserve. In Madison and Sun Prairie until it is gone! Happy #Halloween. #pizza #salvatorestomatopies #foodporn #madison #sunprairie #eatgood #goodeats #dinner&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/salstomatopies/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; Salvatore’s Tomato pies&#lt;/a&#gt; (@salstomatopies) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2016-10-29T02:18:28+00:00″&#gt;Oct 28, 2016 at 7:18pm PDT&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/b89c040e3abb29e46abe05e0e6608e8d/5C5C04C9/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/14733673_327105521002922_1117895621106204672_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:640,”thumbnail_height”:640}

No, the crust on this pie isn’t burnt. It’s infused with squid ink for a Halloween special that Salvatore’s Tomato Pies has offered in past years. The one above featured a painter’s palette of colors courtesy of roasted pumpkin sauce, Calabrese chili peppers, pork belly and Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese. Keep your eyes open for another squid ink pie special this year at Sal’s. Chef Patrick DePula says this year’s pizza will feature roasted pumpkin sauce, roasted red peppers, charred kale, bacon and goat cheese. You’ll want to get your hands on this once-a-year offering.

6. The Conscious Carnivore’s Italian Squid

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”With Halloween around the corner we’re feeling a little spooky � ladies and gentlemen let us introduce you to the “Italian squid”. Squid ink, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic and onion. Halloween lasagna? Halloween pizza? Halloween meatballs??”,”author_name”:”conscious_carnivore”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/conscious_carnivore”,”author_id”:579625355,”media_id”:”1634179673011398874_579625355″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BatxcEdAija/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BatxcEdAija/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BatxcEdAija/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;With Halloween around the corner we’re feeling a little spooky � ladies and gentlemen let us introduce you to the “Italian squid”. Squid ink, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic and onion. Halloween lasagna? Halloween pizza? Halloween meatballs??&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/conscious_carnivore/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; Conscious Carnivore&#lt;/a&#gt; (@conscious_carnivore) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2017-10-26T14:50:19+00:00″&#gt;Oct 26, 2017 at 7:50am PDT&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/ad09878d013d1f31fa40a7f621b949e7/5C41DB11/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/22802440_361264657647337_530845369236455424_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:640,”thumbnail_height”:479}

The Conscious Carnivore butcher shop on University Avenue has an eye-catching offering in the case this month. Head butcher Dave Gathy uses squid ink to turn an Italian sausage pitch black. The links are seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, chives and thyme for a savory flavor. This midnight-black sausage would make for a scary main dish.

7. Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Pumpkin Chai and Monster Shakes
9 Halloween food specials to enjoy around Madison

Who says you can’t eat ice cream year-round? Not us. And certainly not Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co., which debuted its October special this month, the Pumpkin Chai Shake. This scary-big drink includes pumpkin ice cream, chai tea syrup, milk and whipped cream and it’s garnished with cinnamon. If you’re looking for an equally big ice cream shake, try the Monster Milkshake. While it’s referred to as a monster because of its formidable size, its towering beauty might just give you chills.

8. Graze’s “The Dagger” cocktail

{“version”:”1.0″,”title”:”Our fall cocktail list is out this week! Are you loving the #Clue theme as much as we are? �♟️� “The Dagger” just screams #autumn — chai spiced rum, apple cider vinegar, lemon, @dancinggoatdistillery bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup ��”,”author_name”:”grazemadison”,”author_url”:”https://www.instagram.com/grazemadison”,”author_id”:1796148966,”media_id”:”1887918165776456203_1796148966″,”provider_name”:”Instagram”,”provider_url”:”https://www.instagram.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:658,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BozO5G0HNoL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” data-instgrm-version=”12″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding:16px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BozO5G0HNoL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%;” target=”_blank”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 19% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”display:block; height:50px; margin:0 auto 12px; width:50px;”&#gt;&#lt;svg width=”50px” height=”50px” viewBox=”0 0 60 60″ version=”1.1″ xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/2000/svg” xmlns:xlink=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xlink”&#gt;&#lt;g stroke=”none” stroke-width=”1″ fill=”none” fill-rule=”evenodd”&#gt;&#lt;g transform=”translate(-511.000000, -20.000000)” fill=”#000000″&#gt;&#lt;g&#gt;&#lt;path d=”M556.869,30.41 C554.814,30.41 553.148,32.076 553.148,34.131 C553.148,36.186 554.814,37.852 556.869,37.852 C558.924,37.852 560.59,36.186 560.59,34.131 C560.59,32.076 558.924,30.41 556.869,30.41 M541,60.657 C535.114,60.657 530.342,55.887 530.342,50 C530.342,44.114 535.114,39.342 541,39.342 C546.887,39.342 551.658,44.114 551.658,50 C551.658,55.887 546.887,60.657 541,60.657 M541,33.886 C532.1,33.886 524.886,41.1 524.886,50 C524.886,58.899 532.1,66.113 541,66.113 C549.9,66.113 557.115,58.899 557.115,50 C557.115,41.1 549.9,33.886 541,33.886 M565.378,62.101 C565.244,65.022 564.756,66.606 564.346,67.663 C563.803,69.06 563.154,70.057 562.106,71.106 C561.058,72.155 560.06,72.803 558.662,73.347 C557.607,73.757 556.021,74.244 553.102,74.378 C549.944,74.521 548.997,74.552 541,74.552 C533.003,74.552 532.056,74.521 528.898,74.378 C525.979,74.244 524.393,73.757 523.338,73.347 C521.94,72.803 520.942,72.155 519.894,71.106 C518.846,70.057 518.197,69.06 517.654,67.663 C517.244,66.606 516.755,65.022 516.623,62.101 C516.479,58.943 516.448,57.996 516.448,50 C516.448,42.003 516.479,41.056 516.623,37.899 C516.755,34.978 517.244,33.391 517.654,32.338 C518.197,30.938 518.846,29.942 519.894,28.894 C520.942,27.846 521.94,27.196 523.338,26.654 C524.393,26.244 525.979,25.756 528.898,25.623 C532.057,25.479 533.004,25.448 541,25.448 C548.997,25.448 549.943,25.479 553.102,25.623 C556.021,25.756 557.607,26.244 558.662,26.654 C560.06,27.196 561.058,27.846 562.106,28.894 C563.154,29.942 563.803,30.938 564.346,32.338 C564.756,33.391 565.244,34.978 565.378,37.899 C565.522,41.056 565.552,42.003 565.552,50 C565.552,57.996 565.522,58.943 565.378,62.101 M570.82,37.631 C570.674,34.438 570.167,32.258 569.425,30.349 C568.659,28.377 567.633,26.702 565.965,25.035 C564.297,23.368 562.623,22.342 560.652,21.575 C558.743,20.834 556.562,20.326 553.369,20.18 C550.169,20.033 549.148,20 541,20 C532.853,20 531.831,20.033 528.631,20.18 C525.438,20.326 523.257,20.834 521.349,21.575 C519.376,22.342 517.703,23.368 516.035,25.035 C514.368,26.702 513.342,28.377 512.574,30.349 C511.834,32.258 511.326,34.438 511.181,37.631 C511.035,40.831 511,41.851 511,50 C511,58.147 511.035,59.17 511.181,62.369 C511.326,65.562 511.834,67.743 512.574,69.651 C513.342,71.625 514.368,73.296 516.035,74.965 C517.703,76.634 519.376,77.658 521.349,78.425 C523.257,79.167 525.438,79.673 528.631,79.82 C531.831,79.965 532.853,80.001 541,80.001 C549.148,80.001 550.169,79.965 553.369,79.82 C556.562,79.673 558.743,79.167 560.652,78.425 C562.623,77.658 564.297,76.634 565.965,74.965 C567.633,73.296 568.659,71.625 569.425,69.651 C570.167,67.743 570.674,65.562 570.82,62.369 C570.966,59.17 571,58.147 571,50 C571,41.851 570.966,40.831 570.82,37.631″&#gt;&#lt;/path&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/g&#gt;&#lt;/svg&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding-top: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” color:#3897f0; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:550; line-height:18px;”&#gt; View this post on Instagram&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”padding: 12.5% 0;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;”&#gt;&#lt;div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=”background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: 8px;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg)”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;div style=”margin-left: auto;”&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” background-color: #F4F4F4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt; &#lt;div style=” width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BozO5G0HNoL/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”&#gt;Our fall cocktail list is out this week! Are you loving the #Clue theme as much as we are? �♟️� “The Dagger” just screams #autumn — chai spiced rum, apple cider vinegar, lemon, @dancinggoatdistillery bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup ��&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt; &#lt;p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”&#gt;A post shared by &#lt;a href=”https://www.instagram.com/grazemadison/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading” style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;” target=”_blank”&#gt; Graze Restaurant&#lt;/a&#gt; (@grazemadison) on &#lt;time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2018-10-11T17:03:24+00:00″&#gt;Oct 11, 2018 at 10:03am PDT&#lt;/time&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//www.instagram.com/embed.js”&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”thumbnail_url”:”https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/63596ffbc8b2224034ce978a4332931c/5C5F24BB/t51.2885-15/e35/s612x612/43011887_1642243575879823_698630420042381820_n.jpg”,”thumbnail_width”:612,”thumbnail_height”:459}

Graze just put out its fall cocktail menu, and on that list is “The Dagger,” a drink made with chai spiced rum, apple cider vinegar, lemon and Dancing Goat Distillery bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. A dehydrated apple garnish almost looks to a crispy fall leaf, which we’ll be seeing a lot more of soon. Cheers!

9. Black Curry Bowl

{“author_name”:”Strings Ramen Shop Madison”,”author_url”:”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/”,”provider_url”:”https://www.facebook.com”,”provider_name”:”Facebook”,”success”:true,”height”:null,”html”:”&#lt;div id=”fb-root”&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;n&#lt;script&#gt;(function(d, s, id) {n var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];n if (d.getElementById(id)) return;n js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;n js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2’;n fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);n}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));&#lt;/script&#gt;&#lt;div class=”fb-post” data-href=”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/photos/a.343378799473657/494159904395545/?type=3″ data-width=”552″&#gt;&#lt;blockquote cite=”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/photos/a.343378799473657/494159904395545/?type=3″ class=”fb-xfbml-parse-ignore”&#gt;&#lt;p&#gt;� Halloween to do list:n- ghost tourn- costume partyn- go to Strings to try limited time only Halloween Black Curry…&#lt;/p&#gt;Posted by &#lt;a href=”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/”&#gt;Strings Ramen Shop Madison&#lt;/a&#gt; on &#lt;a href=”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/photos/a.343378799473657/494159904395545/?type=3″&#gt;Sunday, October 21, 2018&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;&#lt;/div&#gt;”,”type”:”rich”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://www.facebook.com/StringsRamenShopMadison/photos/a.343378799473657/494159904395545/?type=3″,”width”:552}

While Strings Ramen offers its five levels of spice “Hell Ramen,” this Halloween its offering a limited edition Halloween Black Curry Bowl. The spooky dish features a secret black curry sauce, red onion, carrots, onsen tamago and a choice of pork belly or veggies. Go savory this Halloween with one of these devilish options.