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If you’re hungry for Halloween, two area restaurants have plans to make sure grown-ups get treats, too.

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If you’re hungry for Halloween, two area restaurants have plans to make sure grown-ups get treats, too.

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails hosts Bootlegger’s Ball 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday at 132 W. Main St. in Norman. It features an evening of adult libations including pumpkin punch, hourly prizes for best costume, drink specials and, of course, delicious treats from the Scratch kitchen. Live music will include jazz and swing genres.

No reservations are necessary. For more information, call Scratch at 801-2900.

Bellini’s Ristorante now hosts the popular Deadman’s Ball, a Halloween tradition with a twist, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday at 6305 Waterford Blvd., Suite 100.

The ball was formerly hosted by Deep Fork Grill. Admission includes beer, food and live music.

A midnight costume contest includes cash prizes, so guests are encouraged to dress up.

A VIP lounge option is also available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To buy tickets, call 887-7087 or 848-1065.

James and Neils Latin Cafe (Mark Hancock)
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  • James and Neils Latin Cafe

Film Row eats

Owner James Vu and chef Niel Zambrano opened their restaurant, La Brasa Peruvian Kitchen, 1310 NW 25th St., in the old Kamp’s building late last year.

Within months of its opening, La Brasa earned honorable mentions in three categories of Oklahoma Gazette’s Best of OKC reader poll: Best Place to Experience Something Different, Best Latin Restaurant and Best New Restaurant.

Building from that success, the pair recently celebrated the Oct. 20 grand opening of their newest venture, James & Niel’s Latin Cafe, inside the Hart Building in the Film Row business district, 726 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 160.

It serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday.

The menu, listed on its Facebook page, includes Latin-inspired casual fare such as breakfast tacos, wraps and empanadas and lunch salads and sandwiches.

Find out more at facebook.com/jamesandnielslatincafe.

Carne Diem (Provided)
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Seize the chili

VI Marketing’s Carne Diem Chili Cook-Off and block party marks its 12th anniversary this year, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at an outdoor event at 125 Park Ave.

The lunchtime event features more than 50 crock pots of chili as chefs vie for the Carne Cup award. Organizers said they expect more than 800 visitors this year.

For a $10 donation, attendees get three bowls of their choice and a commemorative chili-bowl-size ceramic mug. Proceeds benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma.

For tickets and more information, visit info.vimarketingandbranding.com/carnediem or call 525-0055.

Print Headline: Ghouls gotta party, Have a ball at two metro restaurants that are hosting Halloween parties.

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