The Inaugural Fall-O-Ween Foodie Fest Was The Best Way To Trick-Or-Treat Adult Style With All Food And Drink Attendees Could Handle.
Celebrating Halloween as an adult can be less about getting candy and dressing up than it is shouldering the responsibility of a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids. But when it’s time for the 21 and over set to do Halloween, events like The Foodie Experience FALL-O-WEEN give a gourmet and boozy take to the typically sweet holiday.
This past Friday and Saturday, the Longhorn Ballroom in The Cedars was transformed to an adult trick-or-treaters paradise of sorts, one where candy was replaced by treats like bacon-wrapped venison, poké tacos and sausage skewers dipped in white cheddar, as if to mimic marshmallows on a stick. If you looked hard enough throughout the venue, you could find those familiar bite-sized pieces of candy traditional to the holiday, but with sweets from places like Cake Bar, XO Coffee, Cinnaholic and more they were rightfully an afterthought.
Costumes were optional, which made for a good mix of bodies dressed in their Halloween and weekend bests. And if you felt woefully underdressed (or just needed to step up your costume a little more), a glittering station courtesy of Sparkling Ice helped you to liven things up. Of course no Dallas event would be complete without alcohol, or better yet the commemorative glasses for guests to drink from, some live music and a photo booth to capture memories of the night.
To cap things off were goodie bags filled with plenty of brand name merch and samples that could make those fun sized candy bars blush. If there were a way to define what an adult Halloween is, this wouldn’t be a bad way to start. So if you made it out or couldn’t make it, check out some of the happy faces in attendance and the tasty dishes that were up for sampling this past weekend.
Cover photo by Porttia Portis.