Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Mongolian Hot Pot Squad Ghouls (courtesy photo)

The month of October is in full swing which means people are fueling up on all things pumpkin spice and everything nice! Break out the Halloween candy and get into the spooky spirit, and be sure to check out the following destinations for even more festivities to enjoy throughout the month.

Nestled in the heart of Mission Hills, Farmer’s Bottega is getting into the spirit with hand crafted cocktails to sip on beginning October 25 through November 2. Pair your favorite happy hour bites and dinner selections with the Boo-tega Lemonade featuring Absolut Citron vodka, fresh lemonade, blackberry, and basil or the Día de Los Muertos Margarita with CaliFino tequila, fresh lime juice, organic agave syrup, orange liqueur and a black sea salt rim.

Grater Greens is tossing up a vibrant creation all October long with hearty ingredients that are sure to satisfy. Stop by the Mission Valley eatery and order the Spooky Spud, featuring a kale and cabbage base mixed with romaine lettuce, carrots, fried onion petals, celery, jalapeños, mushrooms, blue cheese, a potato medley, and a savory chipotle Caesar dressing. Add in extra toppings, pair with a protein, or make this creation into a wrap— the options are endless when dining at Grater Greens.

Get the squad ready to show off your hot pot creativity at Mongolian Hot Pot and sister eatery, Shabu Works. The family owned and operated hot pot destinations will feature a specialty Squad Ghouls promotion beginning October 18 through October 29. Come in Monday-Friday for lunch or dinner and receive $30 off your bill when you dine with a party of five and tag Mongolian Hot Pot on social media. For a deal on all-you-can-eat shabu shabu, head to Shabu Works with five of your squad members and the fifth person eats free when you tag Shabu Work on social media! Customize the ultimate hot pot with signature soup broths, premium proteins, handmade noodles, fresh veggies, and more.

Put your trivia skills to the test – Halloween edition! Chula Vista’s Tavern at the Vogue will kick off a week of festivities beginning with Halloween Trivia on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Keep the fun going with a visit to Tavern’s Halloween Market pop-up event, on Saturday, October 30 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Featuring 20 local vendors, stock up on a range of desserts, bites, crafts, and themed accessories. Wrap up October with a night to remember. Stop in for a special round of spooky karaoke and make sure to wear your best costume for a chance to win the first, second, or third place title in the Halloween Costume Contest at 8 p.m.