Don’t lose sleep
Insomnia Cookies, 4480 Paradise Road, will be giving away a free cookie to anyone wearing a costume on Saturday, no purchase necessary. Insomnia introduced a pumpkin cheesecake, peanut butter choco-lantern cookie, and moon cookie cake with a Halloween centerpiece. insomniacookies.com
Day of the Dead in China Poblano
China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host its Day of the Dead celebration from Friday to Tuesday. The restaurant will offer special dishes, including hibiscus flower tacos, $ 5; Sopa Azteca, $ 13; Tamale Mole Negro (blue corn tamale filled with braised oxtail steamed in a banana leaf), $ 14; pumpkin custard, $ 12; and the Camino al Cielo (Road to Heaven) cocktail, $ 17. The restaurant will offer a celebration take-out package on Monday; go to secretburger.com.
Harvest event for farmers market
The Intuitive Forager Farmers Market has scheduled its Fall Harvest Fundraising Event in support of the Downtown Third Farmers Market. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, the afternoon for families and pets will include entertainment, activities and workshops, as well as local artisans, vendors and food trucks. Entrance is free and fancy dress is welcome.
Halloween at Morton
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 400 E. Flamingo Road, celebrates Halloween with the Spooktacular three-course menu Friday through Sunday for $ 45. It includes a starter, main course and dessert, including favorites like the double cut pork chop or the 10 ounce bistro tenderloin. A bottle of Veuve-Clicquot Yellow Label Brut costs $ 59 and a Stokes Ghost Petite Sirah costs $ 49.
Drag brunch at Sparrow + Wolf
Sparrow + Wolf, 4480 Spring Mountain Road, will host a Halloween Hangover Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday with a drag show. The full brunch menu and endless bubbles will be served. Reservations required; visit sparrowandwolflv.com.
Halloween drinks at the sugar factory
The Fashion Show Mall Sugar Factory is celebrating Halloween with two drink specials until the end of the month. The Lollipop Brew Goblet, $ 21, is made with Coconut Rum, Citrus Vodka, Cantaloupe Syrup, Grenadine, Acid Blend, Pineapple Juice, and Sprite with Jelly Beans, Necklace candy and a unicorn. The Monster Mash Insane Milkshake, $ 21, is a vanilla milkshake served in a green chocolate mug with sweet candy eyes, corn candy, confetti, whipped cream, gooey chocolate orange, sour gummy worms, gummy centipedes, Oreo crumbs, a Sugar Daddy and half a Hershey’s bar.
More hot dog joy
The Joy of Hot Dog neon trailer has reopened at 506 Fremont St. and features new dogs. A Walk in the Park is vegan, with sautÃ©ed vegetables and a Green Goddess dressing. Then there’s Al Capone, with tomatoes, sundried tomato pesto, caramelized onions, pepperoni and mozzarella; Chihuahua Chuck, with diced grilled chicken, guacamole, cilantro sauce, pico de gallo, tortilla and jalapeÃ±o chips; The Hangover, with pastrami, grilled onions, white queso and banana peppers; and Elvis, topped with banana compote, peanut butter, bacon bits and crunchy peanuts. They are $ 8 each.
Celebrate sandwich day
Tuesday is not just election day; it is also National Sandwich Day. And it conveniently comes in the same week that Ike’s Love & Sandwiches celebrates its 13th anniversary. To celebrate the two, the San Francisco-born chain, with three branches in the valley, will be offering four of its most popular sandwiches for just $ 7 Monday through Friday. The discounted sandwiches are Menage a Trois, Sometimes I’m a Vegetarian, Matt Cain and Meatless Mike.
Refurbishment of the laundry room
The laundry’s original bartender, Juyoung Kang, will be returning to Fremont East Bar for just one night on Sundays. Kang was named Bartender of the Year by the Nevada Restaurant Association in 2015 for his work in the Secret Annex at the back of the Commonwealth. She will mix on the roof from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Reserve a spot on blanchisserielv.com or by sending a request by SMS to 702-701-1466.
Pouring in public
Fergusons Downtown has kept its events virtual during the COVID-19 crisis. On November 5, it will air again with an intimate Pour in the Alley on the rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy traditional cheese and cold cuts from Valley Cheese & Wine, vegan options from NoButcher, and wines by the bottle or glass. It’s $ 30 to reserve a table, at fergusonsdowntown.com/wine-cheese, which will be credited towards your purchases.
Here and there
All Distill and Remedys locations will serve Zombie Nachos (topped with cheddar, pepper jack, nacho cheese sauce, brisket, corn, pico de gallo, fresh jalapenos and black beans), $ 14; and the Jack-O-Lantern cocktail (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, sour mix, ginger beer and lemon), $ 6, on Saturdays.
Rocket Fizz, known for their vintage candy and soda pop, will open at 4 p.m. Friday at Area15 and hand out free taffy to those in costume on Friday and Saturday.
The local Cotton Candy Cloud has introduced mini monster clouds for Halloween. Visit cloudecottoncandy.com.
Blaze Pizza will be handing out free full-size Crunch Bars this Halloween to anyone who walks in to one of the curbside or take-out stations from its Nevada locations and says “Trick or Treat”, no purchase necessary.
The Front Yard at Ellis Island will celebrate Halloween with a pair of parties on Saturday. A witches brunch with holiday-themed cocktails will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a costume contest, DJ and special holiday offers in the evening.
El Dorado Cantina will celebrate Dia de los Muertos at its two establishments from Friday to Monday with specials including mole enchiladas, $ 20 and a cocktail called Carajillo de Muerte (vanilla vodka, Patron XO Cafe, Abuelita Hot Chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream) $ 16.
Former Lagasse Stadium chef Scott Pajak unveils a new brunch menu this weekend at Triple B at the Rainbow Club Casino in Henderson. Available from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays, it offers a variety of sweet and savory dishes ranging from steak and eggs to shrimp and oatmeal, all priced under $ 11.