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Posted at 1:51 PM ET, 10/25/2005


By Erin

Helix Lounge is getting into the Halloween spirit with two happy hour events. On Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m., the Logan Circle spot hosts its first pumpkin-carving contest happy hour. Helix will provide 30 pumpkins, converting the patio into a jack-o-lantern-making station. Aspiring artists have until 8 p.m. to complete their designs; creator of the best overall pumpkin will win a free night at the Hotel Helix. The Dr. Frankenstein behind the most ghoulish gourd wins a certificate to the Topaz Bar. Lounge-goers who don't want to mix carving knives with their liquor can sip seasonal pumpkin pie martinis and take advantage of half-price burgers and beer until the contest ends.

On Saturday night, those dreaming of an island getaway (or looking to show off clever "Lost"-inspired garb) can hang out at a makeshift "Gilligan's Island" beginning at 5 p.m. The staff will dress as characters from the show while they serve the Professor's Punch, the night's tropical special, in a coconut cup.

If martinis don't satisfy your pumpkin cravings, here is a handy list of local pumpkin-infused foods.


By Erin  | October 25, 2005; 1:51 PM ET
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