Spooky Roundup: Dining Edition

Mexican Sugar is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with tableside cocktails and more. Photo by Mexican Sugar.
Spooky season is upon us, and we've got dining specials for everyone with cocktails, costumes, trick-or-treat and more.

Well, Planoites, we are knee-deep into spooky season and Plano is full of events, dining specials and spooky yards. And no wonder. A recent study found that Texas is the most haunted state with 451.8 cemeteries per 10,000 residnets, the highest number of reported ghost sightings overall and the highest number of haunted locations per 100,000 people.

Whether you’re looking to get scared or just a little festive, here’s a spooky-season roundup:


  1. Boos & Booze Brunch at Kona Grill is a specially-themed brunch with typical brunch items plus the Welcome Back Pumpkin Menu, a live DJ playing Halloween-themed music and a costume contest. Participants can post a photo or reel to Instagram and use the location tag, tag @konagrill and hashtag #KonaGrillCostumeContest. The winner will be contacted via Instagram and mailed a $250 gift card.
  2. La Neta Cocina y Lounge is hosting Spooky Lounge Nights on Oct. 27 and 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with spooky drink specials, DJ performances and Halloween decor. On Oct. 29 from 12-4 p.m., La Neta is hosting a Halloween Brunch with a themed menu and specialty cocktails. Costumes are encouraged at all events.
  3. For those looking forward to Día de los Muertos, Mexican Sugar’s Plano location is hosting an ofrenda experience where guests can add mementos to an ofrenda in the restaurant as tribute to their departed loved ones. The experience will run in the restaurant from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2. On Oct. 31, Mexican Sugar is hosting a hands-on workshop that allows guests to craft a personalized flower crown while learning the significance of the tradition. The restaurant will also offer a tableside cocktail experience, complimentary tequila tastings, a Pop Nitrogen margarita bar, a marimba player or DJ and the opportunity to print a selfie on a Mex-Spresso martini on Nov. 2.
  4. The Boardwalk at Granite Park is hosting its annual Halloween bash with family-friendly activities, treats, a haunted mansion, a DJ, dancing and other free festivities. It all goes down Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All trick-or-treaters are welcome and six of the Boardwalk’s restaurants will be giving out candy. 
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