Every holiday has its rituals, and Halloween certainly is no exception. Whether you’re participating with jack-o'-lanterns on the front porch or hitting up one of the many haunted houses or hayrides, St. Louis really gets into the spirit of the season. For some, this time of year calls for an annual trek to The Loop for the midnight showing of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and perhaps a late-night dinner before the show at a St. Louis classic, Blueberry Hill.

On Fri., Oct. 26, and Sat., Oct. 27, The Tivoli Theatre will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You’ll follow Brad and Janet – a newly engaged couple – as their car breaks down and they seek shelter at the “home” of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. You’ll know the songs, the dances, and when to break out the props (which are provided by the The Tivoli). The Samurai Electricians, a shadow cast, will enhance the projected film with live performance.

Midnight movies seldom kick off a night’s fun. If you and your crew will be carousing prior to taking your seat in the majestic Tivoli Theatre, we suggest shimmying into one of the booths at Blueberry Hill for a bite to eat.

The All-American Platter is a real treat, particularly a little later in the evening. Two scrambled eggs, sausage (I chose links, but you can choose patties as well), bacon and toast – either sourdough or rye – hit the spot and will carry you through the movie. But let’s not forget the best part of this dish: the tater tots. Hot, crispy and comforting, the tots make the platter even better.

If you’re more a traditionalist then Blueberry Hill’s Famous 7-ounce burger will fit the bill. Stripped down to let all of the meaty goodness shine through, the 100-percent pure ground chuck burger is served with lettuce and tomato. It sits on top of a sesame seed bun to create a classic hamburger experience. And, oh, don’t forget the French fries to round out your meal.

THE DINNER

Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, The Loop, 314.727.4444, blueberryhill.com

THE SHOW

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fri., Oct. 26, and Sat., Oct. 27, at midnight, Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar, The Loop, 314.727.7271, landmarktheathers.com. Tickets are $10.


Every Thursday, Amy Burdge recommends a restaurant to attend before a local cultural event for a great night out. Missed one of her Dinner & A Show columns? Get them all here. Outside of FEAST, Burdge writes Eat It, St. Louis!, a blog dedicated to the pure love of food, the artistry and passion of those who create it and the sheer experience it provides.

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