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Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:00 am

No trick: Halloween deals aplenty

Kimberly Dupps Truesdell | For The Journal Gazette

Looking to scare up a good meal before trick-or-treating?

Some restaurants around town are offering some spooky deals.

At Bravas, the zombie dog is back. The Vienna frank features melted provolone, chorizo crumble, green goo (cilantro aioli), blood (red pepper coulis) and crispy skin (fried tortillas). It's available today or while supplies last.

BurgerFi is celebrating the spookiest day of the year by offering a free small custard or free small fries to anyone who visits the restaurant in costume today. There is a limit of one per guest, and no substitutions are allowed.

Beginning at 3 p.m. today, showing up at Chipotle in costume will get you a $4 burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. If you are using the mobile app, use code BOORITO.

At IHOP, children 12 and younger can decorate their own Scary Face Pancake for free between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. today.

At McAlister's Deli, children 12 and younger who come in a costume will receive a free kids meal. Both Fort Wayne locations are participating in the promotion. The offer is valid for dine-in only and up to two kids meals with purchase of an adult entrée. Beverage not included.

And, of course, there's the Witch's Brew Creme Frappuccino at Starbucks. While it appears to be purple and orange, this frightening concoction is orange creme flavored and “dotted with Bat Warts and Lizard Scales.”

Soul Pig celebration

Soul Pig BBQ, 135 S. Second St. in Decatur, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday.

Owned by restaurateur Mark Graves, who made a name for himself when he operated the upscale Marko's on 2nd in Decatur, Soul Pig BBQ will focus on southern favorites.

At preview/pop-up events, Soul Pig offerings have included brisket, homemade jalapeno and cheddar smoked sausage, pulled pork, smoked wings and pulled smoked turkey. Soul Pig is also making a white Alabama-style barbecue sauce in addition to red barbecue sauces.

The restaurant will also have a bar, with beer taps featuring national and local brews.

Kelty's news

This fall, Kelty's Kafé will serve breakfast and lunch items at Ivy Tech Community College's Fort Wayne campus.

As part of the school's hospitality administration program's pantry and breakfast class, students will make and sell breakfast and lunch items and will each serve as manager on duty for one week.

The Kafé will offer a variety of breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and crepes as well as lunch paninis, salads, and snacks.

It is open to the public.

It will be open 9:30 a.m. to noon today, Nov. 7, 14 and 28 and Dec. 5 at the Coliseum Campus, Anthony Commons, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

Wine advice event

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and while folks are planning what to serve with the bird, Joseph Decuis is asking: What wine will you serve?

From 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9, the Roanoke restaurant will host a casual night of appetizers and wine sampling, all with that big family meal in mind.

The wines being sampled will be available to order that night at a discount and will be delivered to the Emporium Wine Shop the following week, in time for Thanksgiving for pickup.

The event, which costs $25 a person, coincides with Roanoke's town-wide Holiday Open Houses. Reservations are encouraged but not required.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email kdupps@jg.net or call 461-8304.