Restaurant Beseeches Costumed Customers to Behave Responsibly

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Attention, masqueraders! If you insist on dining in disguise today, Black Bean Co. would prefer you keep your costumes benign. “The sign started out as politely asking customers to not wear their masks into the store, mainly for safety issues,” says downtown store general manager Matt Lickiss. “I like to give some freedom to my cashiers about coming up with their own clever signs.”

Basically, don’t scare your servers, please.

Where to Get Your Pumpkin Fix

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It’s officially pumpkin season, which means there’s no shortage of opportunities to get your fill of the autumnal flavor:

For the upscale eater: Peninsula Grill‘s Graham Dailey, a recent graduate of the chefs’ media training sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, has put together a camera-ready fried oyster appetizer, topped with pumpkin jalapeño relish; he’s also serving a beef filet with pumpkin succotash and grilled sea scallops with pumpkin butter. And over at Hank’s Seafood, chef Frank McMahon’s concocted a seared swordfish with pumpkin poached in a Vietnamese-style stock: The dish is finished with dark green pumpkinseed oil. Continue reading

Pancakes and Putting for an Extra Sweet Halloween

Nobody should be starved for sugar on Oct. 31, but at least two area businesses are offering additional Halloween treats.

Pancake giant IHOP is marking the holiday by offering a free buttermilk pancake with fixings to children aged 12 or under. The “scary face” pancake comes with whipped cream, strawberry glaze, cookies and candy corn for decorating purposes.  Although it’s only free on Halloween, the DIY pancake platter will be listed on the children’s menu throughout October.

At Blackbeard’s Cove in Mt. Pleasant, the miniature golf course is now decorated in “a kid-friendly Halloween theme.” The course costs $10 to play, and admission includes a bag of candy and scoop of ice cream.