We’re still not sure what to make of Halloween in San Francisco. The Castro was getting out of control and even before it became dangerous it became boring (too many spectators, not enough costumes) so we’re not exactly laminating the loss of Castro Halloween.
But we’re still wondering where we can make the most out of our costume this year, and with Halloween being on a Friday, we’re in it for the long haul.
Home For Halloween has a lengthy list of just about everything going on this Friday, Halloween-related or not, so people can’t complain there’s nothing to do. But what seems to missing is a restaurant section, and we thought we’d fill you in on your festive dinning options.
The Fat Lady, in Oakland, has supported this holiday for the last 20 years, transforming into the “Halloween Pleasure Palace” and making sure their outrageous decorations and costume contest add to your dining experience.
Here in the city, Terzo in Cow Hollow will be having a Halloween dinner, proceeds from which will go to benefit STREETSMART4 Kids, a non-profit organization that benefits local city youth and family programs. And on the flip side, Teatro ZinZanni will turn into Teatro ZinZombie: A “Macabre Ball” where you can dress up and enjoy a five-course meal, Halloween cocktails, and a haunted cabaret.
And of course, there will be a city-sponsored event over by the Ballpark at “Lot A” that runs from 4 p.m. to Midnight, and while they discourage the debauchery that put the Castro Halloween on the map, there will be a Taste of San Francisco Food Pavilion to make sure you don’t go hungry while checking out the haunted house and the exhibits from the Burning Man crew.
Home for Halloween [Official Site]
The Fat Lady [Official Site]
Terzo [Official Site]
Teatro ZinZanni [MenuPages]
Teatro ZinZanni [Official Site]
Halloween in San Francisco [Official Site]
[Photo: Via Guilherme Kardel/Flickr]