Halloween, Day of the Dead and anniversary parties mark the week’s food and drink events

Tuesday, October 31

Novel (815 West 17th Street) is hosting a four-course “Hallo-Wine” dinner tonight, featuring French Burgundy. Among the items on the menu: pumpkin soup with
black truffle, apple cider and pumpkin seed; and seared salmon served with smoked potato, hackleback caviar and napa cabbage. The dinner is $45, exclusive of tax or gratuity. Call 816-221-0785 to check on availability. 

Wednesday, November 1

In a win for cheese lovers, Andre’s Chocolates and Confiserie Suisse (5018 Main) is bringing back its monthly prix fixe fondue nights. For $35 (not including tax or gratuity), enjoy hors d’oeuvres, salads, Swiss cheese fondue and desserts. Reservations are required; call 816-561-3440.

That fine dive Zoo Bar (1228 McGee) is celebrating its 35th anniversary. There don’t seem to be any particular specials, but no matter — go support this great piece of KC. 

Thursday, November 2

From 6 to 8 tonight, Dolce Bakery (3930 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village) is offering a little something magical: a pie flight. For $9, sample three slices of Thanksgiving pies, including Dutch apple, bourbon pecan, and pumpkin spice. Add a scoop of Glace Madagascar Vanilla ice cream for $1 more.  

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Mission Taco Joint (409 East 18th Street), where $20 gets you family-style appetizers, tacos and churros, plus a pitcher each of margaritas and palomas, as well as a mini bottle of Tequila Ocho to decorate los Muertos-style to take home. Email jtosatto@missiontacojoint.com to reserve your seat. 

Friday, November 3

The 18th and Vine Fall Festival honors the season tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music on the streets, food trucks, outdoor vendors and more will be selling their wares in conjunction with the regular First Fridays action.  

Jameson Whiskey brand ambassador Brett McCoy D’Arcy will be on hand at Harry’s Country Club (112 Missouri Avenue) tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. guiding a tasting of the famous spirit. A $20 ticket will net you five samples of whiskey, including Jameson’s Cooper’s Croze. Stop in to the bar ahead of time or call 816-421-3505 for tickets. 

Louie’s Wine Dive (7100 Wornall Road) is marking its fifth year in business with a weekend of specials, including $10 wine by the glass tonight, 25% off of all bottles tomorrow and a first-come, first-served full pig roast and wine pour on Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m.(no tickets or reservations required).  

Saturday, November 4

Head to Lawrence today to embark on the Tater Tot trail — a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Douglas County. Leeway Frank’s (935 Iowa), the Burger Stand (803 Massachusetts), RND Corner Grille (801 Massachusetts) and Bon Bon (804 Pennsylvania) are dishing up tater tot-themed dishes, with $2 from each serving going to BBBS. Hit up all four spots and you could win $100 in gift cards to all of the participating restaurants. The Tater Tot trail is running from noon to 11 p.m., though hours may vary by location.

The Burley House in Weston (357 Main Street) today hosts the first annual Weston Whiskey and Tobacco Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Sample a variety of tobaccos and whiskeys from local, national and international makers. General admission tickets are $30, with VIP tickets going for $50. More information and tickets are available via the festival’s website

The very satisfying Long Bell Pizza in Lee’s Summit (3385 Southwest Fascination Drive) is marking its second anniversary with $10 all-you-can-eat appetizers and pizza from 5 to 8 p.m., with DJ Z-Man and beer specials running from 8 p.m. to close.