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Dine For a Good Cause; Drink Spooky Cocktails Tonight

Charitable "Restaurant Week" event; Halloween cocktails; new menu at Coastal Kitchen.

Waypoint Public

CHARITY WIRE—Nonprofit group Girls Think Tank is hosting its second annual "Restaurant Week." Six local restaurants including Neighborhood, Waypoint Public, and Carnitas' Snack Shack will donate 10 percent of their sales on a specific day of the week to benefit programs intended to help people transition from living on the streets; scope out GTT's website for more details. [EaterWire]

GASLAMP—Cocktail lab/all-day brunch spot Zymology 21 is hosting all-day Mad Science Halloween festivities that "will feature Pumpkin Mai Tai and Lychee Eyeball cocktails, gooey frog legs, and real bugs and critters dipped in chocolate fondue." Cocktails will be served up in test tubes with dry ice for dramatic effect. Oooh, spooky. [SD Reader]

DEL MAR—Here's a look at the new menu at Coastal Kitchen at the Hilton Del Mar, courtesy of recent hire chef Josh Grimes. Standouts include roasted Brussels sprouts "tossed in a delicious caramelized chili sauce made with ginger, garlic, fish sauce, lemon and Sambal chili sauce" and miso-glazed salmon over a warm mushroom salad. [U-T]