Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bits and crumbs and chicken feet

Halloween at Soul will include specials ("Chicken Spell" is glazed chicken feet with grilled hearts and whipped chicken liver mousse; there's also grilled octopus) and cocktail features: These include Fool's Fire (George Dickel Rye, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, housemade pumpkin syrup, Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters and a cinnamon-sugar rim) and Punch of Pamona (clove-infused Muddy River rum, Carriage House apple brandy, organic cider -- all from the area -- and cinnamon-caramel syrup). 1500 Central Ave.; 704-348-1848.

IHOP (multiple locations) will give a free Scary Face Pancake to each trick-or-treater 12 and younger 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 31.

Ruth's Chris SouthPark offers wine specials featuring Ghost Pines for $8 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, and $8 appetizer specials in the same timeframe: stuffed mushrooms, tenderloin skewers and more. 6000 Fairview Road; 704-556-1115.