Paranormal Culinary Activity

Werewolves, black cats and Michael Jackson’s zombie hit the dining scene for this Halloween week.

    Welcome to Home Skillet, a dining blog that believes any good Halloween-themed dinner should look like this. Here are your spoooooky events for the week:

    Wednesday, October 28: Where would Halloween be without our fuzzy feline friends? Witches would have no companions in evil, countless young women would be without an adorable costume, and this movie would disappear into nonexistence.
    So celebrate cats and Halloween Wednesday with the Yowl’oween Happy Hour with Forgotten Cats and Kelly’s Logan House. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Trolley Square tavern, join Forgotten Cats, Inc., a non-profit that assists the local feral cat population, for free hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction and spooky drink specials.
    A $10 donation is suggested at the door, but bring an unopened bag or cans of dog food or cat food, toys or treats, and drop the price to $7.

    Thursday, October 29: Moro, Wilmington’s acclaimed New American restaurant, is now Moro, Wilmington’s acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant. Chef Michael DiBianca and the crew will pick up where they left off with an extraordinary five-course wine dinner Thursday, featuring the wines of California-by-way-of-Chile vintners Quintessa & Huneeus.
    To get your mouth watering, here’s a quick look at the menu: Seared Idaho trout, beef carpaccio, veal osso bucco, and a herb-garlic rib-eye with a wild mushroom tart, wilted greens and peppercorn-pear jus.
    Call 777-1800, or click over here to reserve your spot.

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    Saturday, October 31: Toscana is getting into the Halloween spirit with, ha!, An American Werewolf in Tuscany. Head to Toscana Halloween night at 9, in costume of course, and watch scary movies at the bar while sipping some special $5 “spooky cocktails.” Toscana’s awesome pizzas will be half-price and prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

    Saturday, October 31: Typically, the most popular Halloween costumes reflect the most popular news and pop culture phenomena from that year. In 2008 it was the Joker and Sarah Palin. This year, expect plenty of Swine Flu, True Blood and, oh yeah, this guy.
    The late King of Pop will forever be linked with Halloween (as well as other creepy stuff) thanks to his unforgettable single, “Thriller.” McKenzie Brew House, the excellent bar/restaurant over the line in Glen Mills, knows it will be a big Halloween for MJ, and is celebrating with a special Thriller-themed party on the big night.
    From its newly redesigned Metro Lounge, McKenzie will celebrate with special drink deals, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and—get this—white gloves as party favors. Count on plenty of Michael music (practice your zombie moves here) and naturally, guests are invited to come dressed in their Halloween best since $100 awards will go to the best group and individual costumes. Admission to the bash, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., is free.

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