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Here’s How Austin Restaurants Dressed Up for Halloween

Belchers, Ghostbusters, and food babies disguised as ramen

The Oasthouse staff as the Belcher kids from ‘Bob’s Burgers’
The Oasthouse staff as the Belcher kids from ‘Bob’s Burgers’
Oasthouse/Facebook

Election Day is near, and this week is an intense one. Let’s take a break from doomscrolling and seek comfort in how Austin restaurant staffers dressed up for Halloween over the weekend, shall we? Spoiler alert: there are plenty of masks.

Above, staffers from far north Austin restaurant Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar went the Bob’s Burgers route and dressed up as the Belcher children.

For perfect COVID-19 mitigation purposes, the team over at Tex-Mex restaurant Eldorado Cafe donned giant inflatable unicorn costumes.

The Eldorado Cafe staff in inflatable unicorn costumes
The Eldorado Cafe staff in inflatable unicorn costumes
Eldorado Cafe/Facebook

The staff of burger drive-thru chain P. Terry’s participated in the TikTok-based ghost challenge for the spooky holiday.

The P. Terry’s staff as ghosts
The P. Terry’s staff as ghosts
P. Terry’s/Facebook

Thai Fresh and Gati owner Jam Santichat donned deer ears and a mask while a staffer decked out in Western gear.

Thai Fresh/Gati’s Jam Santicat as a deer and a staffer in Western gear
Thai Fresh/Gati’s Jam Santicat as a deer and a staffer in Western gear
Gati/Facebook

Forthcoming Dripping Springs bakery Abby Jane Bakery owner Abby Love opted to dress up as pop star Billie Eilish, though minus the very long nails, which probably wouldn’t work well for baking.

The staff over at Fredericksburg winery Kalasi Cellars adorably dressed up as purple grapes.

The Kalasi Cellars staffers as grapes
The Kalasi Cellars staffers as grapes
Kalasi Cellars/Facebook

Highland brewpub the Brewtorium went for a haunted Oktoberfest theme, plus a cameo by Mad Max’s Immortan Joe.

The team behind Round Rock bakery Heaven’s Bistro went as tigers.

The team of East Austin brewery Zilker Brewing Company chose to dress up as each other.

Zilker Brewing staffers dressed up as each other
Zilker Brewing staffers dressed up as each other
Zilker Brewing/Facebook

Mueller cafe Halcyon included Harley Quinn circa Suicide Squad.

Halcyon Mueller staffers’ Halloween costumes
Halcyon Mueller staffers’ Halloween costumes
Halcyon/Facebook

And then there were plenty of eclectic group staff Halloween photos. Chi’lantro’s gamut ran from a giant dinosaur, someone holding precious cargo Baby Yoda, painter Bob Ross, Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders, to a taco.

Among bagel shop Nervous Charlie’s staff costumes: Gene and his talking can from Wet Hot American Summer, a tourist, and Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Nervous Charlie’s Halloween costumes
Nervous Charlie’s Halloween costumes
Nervous Charlie’s/Facebook

The Home Slice South Congress staff’s Halloween array ranged from a Ghostbuster to Harry Potter to Freddy Kruger to the infamous banana taped to a wall artwork.

Staffers at the Crestview location of pizzeria Little Deli included Chewbacca with a cherished Han Solo photo and Link.

The staff of Asian smokehouse Loro featured Guy Fieri, Spider-Man, Mario and Princess Peach, Garth of Wayne’s World, a ballet dancer, among others.

Lucy’s Fried Chicken South Congress’s staff included a really good Freddy Krueger.

Rainey Street beer garden and sausage spot Banger’s used the holiday as the opportunity to temporarily turn into breakfast chain IHOP for the day, complete with buttermilk pancakes

And, because nobody can resist babies dressed up as noodle soups, here are some throwback Halloween photos shared by Vietnamese mini-chain Phonatic and Japanese mini-chain Ramen Tatsu-ya.

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