Leave it to New York to provide us with a Tim Burton-themed restaurant. The owners of Beetle House, located in the East Village, describe it as, "a year round celebration of Halloween with an artistic and thematic atmosphere inspired by horror culture, magic, and the artistic, literary and cinematic works of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe and many more."
In short, a very adult Halloween party, available all year long. Nice.
The joint just opened a "fire and ice" bar, a weather-proofed space where you can down hot toddies and other drinks, like The Beetle's Juice (tequila, muddled blackberry and cranberry juice) or the Barnabas Collins (rye whiskey, brown sugar, chocolate and peychaud's bitters).
Food is also available. Who could resist the Edward Burger Hands (a half-pounder with pepper jack cheese, hickory smoked bacon, sriracha aioli, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, avocado and a sunny side up egg on a butter-toasted bun) with a side of Frankenfries? Or their very grown-up Cheshire Mac & Cheese with three cheeses, topped with toasted breadcrumbs and stewed tomatoes?
Beetle House prides themselves on being a safe place where every goth, punk, freak, weirdo and artist is welcomed and celebrated. And, yes, regular folks like us. Everyone, but everyone fits in. Oh--and they pride themselves on their vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, another inclusive touch.
Check them out!
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